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