Change and continuity in the “information age”

Salter, L. (2008) Change and continuity in the “information age”. Global Media and Communication, 4 (1). pp. 83-94. ISSN 1742-7665 Available from:

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This review article looks at three books about continuity and change in the so-called “information age”. Following Dan Schiller’s work, it concurs that consideration of the “information age” must be grounded in a historical-materialist understanding of post ww2 capitalist crises, a perspective that receives very little attention in research on media and information. It shows that whilst Schiller’s considerations are important, Sarah Bramman’s work on the state and information “security” highlights a gap in Schiller’s work, in terms of how Schiller’s economic emphasis declines to consider issues of state repression.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:information age, media change, the state, economy
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:7471
Deposited By: Dr L. Salter
Deposited On:23 Mar 2010 08:53
Last Modified:02 Dec 2016 13:14

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