Hula Hoop or contraceptive pill? Misunderstanding the nature of the social impact of technology

Winston, Brian (2008) Hula Hoop or contraceptive pill? Misunderstanding the nature of the social impact of technology. Navigationen: Zeitschrift fur Medien- und Kulturwissenschafte, 8 (2). pp. 139-150. ISSN 1619-1641

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Abstract

In assessing the impact of technological change in the media it is necessary to privilege social context. Hyperbolic assesssments of impact which ignore the social sphere are inadequate.
Passend zum Thema des Hefts verwahrt sich Brian Winston in der Rubrik „Fokus Medienumbrüche“ mit seinem Beitrag „Hula Hoop or Contraceptive Pill?“ am Beispiel des Internets gegen eine technikdeterministische Sicht auf sozialen Wandel.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:media technology, technicism, broadcasting, communication, digital platforms, documentary, free expression, free speech, human rights, journalism, media ethics, media history, press
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P410 Electronic Publishing
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Media
ID Code:2157
Deposited By: Brian Winston
Deposited On:29 Jan 2010 09:53
Last Modified:21 Aug 2013 08:51

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