Media, Politics and the Network Society
- ISBN: 0335213154
The rise of the network society-the suffusion of much of the economy, culture and society with digital interconnectivity-is a development of immense significance. In this innovative book, Robert Hassan unpacks the dynamics of this new information order and shows how they have affected both the way media and politics are 'played', and how these are set to reshape and reorder our world. Using many of the current ideas in media theory, cultural studies and the politics of the newly evolving 'networked civil society', Hassan argues that the network society is steeped with contradictions and in a state of deep flux.