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A Discursive Critique of New Communications Technology, 1st Edition

By Marike Finlay - de Monchy


412 pages

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Originally published in 1987. This critical work is an exploration of new communications technology in its social context, as a social discourse determined by other forms of inter-play. The author refers to Weber, Innis, Habermas and Foucault to develop her argument.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Procedures of Discourses on New Communications Technology: The Episteme 2. New Communications Technology as Discourse: Techne 3. Powermatics: Focusing in on Power and Social Control 4. Alternative Procedures of Discourse: Epistemologies of Technology. Conclusion: Discursive Critique: Socio-epistemological Foundations for an Alternative Approach to Communication and Technology

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1993, this set offers a fantastic variety of texts on communications, connecting with psychology, media, sociology, development studies, gender studies and history. Specific volumes look at topics from listening, third-world mass-communication, and ethics in communication, to feminist communications, the internet, and communication policy in developed countries. In such a wide and exciting area of study, this set is an excellent collection of previously out-of-print titles.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies