Social Theory After the Internet

Media, Technology, and Globalization

Ralph Schroeder

Social Theory After the Internet

Ralph Schroeder

Distributed for UCL Press

220 pages | 2 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2018
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781787351233 Published March 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781787351240 Published March 2018 For sale in North America only
The internet has fundamentally transformed society in the past twenty-five years, yet existing theories of communication have not kept pace with the digital world. This book focuses on everyday effects of the internet—including information-seeking, big data, and the growing importance of smartphone use—to explain how the internet surpasses traditional media. Synthesizing global perspectives, Ralph Schroeder posits a theory on the internet’s role, and how both technological and social forces shape its significance.
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