The importance of the daily experience of new information and communication technologies is highlighted by this timely volume. The book is based on work carried out in the European Media Technology and Everyday Life Network and is structured round a series of seven empirical case studies drawn from research within Europe. The application of this perspective draws attention not just to the significance of information and communication technologies for a mature understanding of the conduct of everyday life in contemporary Europe, but also for the significance of that understanding for the development of communication and information policy. The research makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of a core dimension of European society as well as informing on-going and important debates on the nature of the relationship between the social and the technological in the information and communication arena.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Roger Silverstone. Inclusion and Exclusion: Inclusion and exclusion in the information society, Kees Brants and Valerie Frissen; Mapping diasporic media cultures: a transnational cultural approach to exclusion, Myria Georgiou; ICT-usage among transnational social movements in the networked society: to organise, to mobilise and to debate, Bart Cammaerts; ICT and the everyday life experiences of less-abled people, Dorothée Durieux. Consumption and the Quality of Life: Consumption and quality of life in a digital world, Yves Punie, Marc Bogdanowicz, Anne-Jorunn Berg, Caroline Pauwels and Jean-Claude Burgelman; Internet consumption in Ireland: towards a ’connected’ domestic life, Katie Ward; The everyday of extreme flexibility: the case of migrant researchers’ use of new information and communication technologies, Thomas Berker; The discourse of the perfect future: young people and new technologies, Maren Hartmann; The future of ambient intelligence in Europe: the need for more everyday life, Yves Punie. Methodology and Policy: The information society in Europe: methods and methodologies, FranÃ§ois Pichault, Dorothée Durieux and Roger Silverstone; ICTs in everyday life: public policy implications for ’Europe’s way to the information society’, Paschal Preston; Towards the ’communication society’, Roger Silverstone and Knut H. SÃ¸rensen; Glossary, prepared by Anita Howarth, Index.
Roger Silverstone is Professor of Media and Communications and Director of Media at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Recent publications include Television and Everyday Life (1994) and Why Study the Media? (1999).