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christian . fuchs on Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:14:54 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies


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New book:
Fuchs, Christian. 2011. Foundations of Critical Media and Information
Studies. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-58881-2. 384 pages. Rouledge
Advances in Sociology No. 52.

http://fuchs.uti.at/books/foundations-of-critical-media-and-information-studies/

Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies lays down
foundations for the analysis of media, information, and information
technology in 21st century information society, as well as introducing the
theoretical and empirical tools necessary for the critical study of media
and the information society.

Reasons for reading this book

* To find out more about critical theory today: The book updates critical
theory for 21st century information society.
* To acquire tools for critical analyses: The book introduces
methodological and theoretical tools for studying media, information
technology, and the information society in a critical way.
* To read more about a critical theory of media and the information
society: The book explains the foundations of a critical theory of media,
information, information technology, and the information society.
* To find out more about how power structures frame the media and the
Internet: The book provides a power structure analysis of the media and
the Internet.
* To engage with alternative media and the alternative Internet: The book
identifies alternative potentials of the media, culture, and the Internet.

Contents

1 Introduction

PART I: Theory

2 Critical theory today
3 Critical media and information studies
4 Marx and critical media and information studies

PART II: Case studies

5 The media and information economy and the new imperialism
6 The new crisis of capitalism and the role of the media and information
economy
7 Participatory web 2.0 as ideology

PART III Alternatives

8 Alternative media as critical media
9 Conclusion

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