The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media

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What role was played by communication media in the formation of modern societies? How should we understand the social impact of new forms of communication and information diffusion, from the advent of printing in 15th-century Europe to the expansion of global communication networks today? This work addresses these and other questions by elaborating a distinctive social theory of communication media and their impact. It argues that the development of communication media has transformed the spatial and temporal constitution ...

The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media 1996, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804726788

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The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media 1995, Stanford University Press

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Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media 1995, Polity Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780745610054

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