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Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia : Communication and World Order Transformation - Ronald Deibert

Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia

Communication and World Order Transformation

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Published: 29th September 1997
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Interweaving media theory and historical analysis, this book explores the effect new digital-telecommunication technologies, which Deibert calls hypermedia, will have on the distribution of political power in the next century. Deibert tracks the transformation of Europe from the medieval to the modern and then turns to the hypermedia age, where new digital technologies such as the Internet, encryption, and high-resolution satellite imaging favor nonterritorial institutions and communities, shifting political authority and policymaking from individual nations to transnational corporations, global financial markets, and nongovernmental organizations and activists.

Depicts the links across some six centuries of history and a vast array of modern and postmodern concepts, leaving the reader with a keen sense of both the continuities and changes that have marked the human condition. The book is a 'must' read for anyone eager to probe beneath the surface of world affairs.

Prefacep. ix
Medium Theory, Ecological Holism, and the Study of World Order Transformationp. 17
p. 45
From the Parchment Codex to the Printing Press: The Sacred Word and the Rise and Fall of Medieval Theocracyp. 47
Print and the Medieval to Modern World Order Transformation: Distributional Changesp. 67
Print and the Medieval to Modern World Order Transformation: Changes to Social Epistemologyp. 94
p. 111
Transformation in the Mode of Communication: The Emergence of the Hypermedia Environmentp. 113
Hypermedia and the Modern to Postmodern World Order Transformationp. 137
p. 177
p. 202
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780231107136
ISBN-10: 0231107137
Series: New Directions in World Politics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 29th September 1997
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.27  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45