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Web Theory : An Introduction - Robert Burnett

Web Theory

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 19th December 2002
ISBN: 9780415238342
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Web Theory "is a comprehensive and critical introduction to the theories of the internet and the world wide web. Robert Burnett and P. David Marshall examine the key debates which surround internet culture, from issues of globalization, political economy and regulation, to ideas about communication, identity and aesthetics. "Web Theory" explore the shifts in society, culture and the media which have been brought about by the growth of the world wide web. It identifies significant readings, web sites and hypertext archive sources which illustrate the critical discussion about the internet and it mediates these discussions, indicating key positions within each debate and pointing the reader to key texts.
Web Theory" includes:
- Chapters showing how specific media have been affected by the internet
- Boxed case studies and examples
- References, an extensive bibliography and a list of web sites
- A glossary of key terms with important words highlighted in the text
- A Web Theory timeline which details important events
- A comprehensive and regularly updated website at www.webtheory.nu with links and support material

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Web of Technologyp. 7
Information and Networksp. 23
The Web as Communicationp. 45
Webs of Identityp. 61
The Look of the Webp. 81
The Web Economyp. 105
The Web of Policy, Regulation and Copyrightp. 126
The Web of Informational Newsp. 152
Web of Entertainmentp. 174
Conclusionp. 198
Glossaryp. 202
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780415238342
ISBN-10: 041523834X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 19th December 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1