A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet
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|Asa Briggs and Peter Burke|
Описание:Written by two leading social and cultural historians, the first editions of "A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet" became classic textbooks, providing a masterful overview of communication media and of the social and cultural contexts within which they emerged and evolved over time. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to bring the text up to date with the very latest developments in the field. Increased space is given to the exciting media developments of the early twenty-first century, including in particular the rise of social media and the impact of digitalization. Additionally, new and important research is incorporated into the classic material exploring the continuing importance of oral and manuscript communication, the rise of print and the relationship between physical transportation and social communication. Avoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress, this book brings...