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Communication, Technology and Cultural Change

Communication, Technology and Cultural Change

First Edition

January 2005 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With a foreword by Norman Denzin

Communication and the history of technology have invariably been examined in terms of artefacts and people.

Gary Krug argues that communication technology must be studied as an integral part of culture and lived-experience.

Rather than stand in awe of the apparent explosion of new technologies, this book links key moments and developments in communication technology with the social conditions of their time. It traces the evolution of technology, culture, and the self as mutually dependent and influential.

This innovative approach will be welcomed by undergraduates and postgraduates needing to develop their understanding of the cultural effects of communication technology, and the history of key communication systems and techniques.

Technology as Culture
Technologies of Language
Writing, Reading and the Text

The Trajectory of the Image
The Rise of a Literary Epistemology
The Social Background of Self

Building the Divided Self
Letter Writing

Technology, Truth and the Military-Industrial Complex
Vannevar Bush and the Modern Conceptualization of Information
Information and Social Order
Pornography and the Public

The Metaphysics of Information

"Individual chapters offer both history and commentary, introducing key thinkers along the way. They address technology as culture, technologies of language...and technologies of image."

Communication Research Trends
Communication Research Trends

an interesting perspective is offered by the author on how communication, technology is an integral part of cultural change.

media studies , Hackney college
January 28, 2014

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