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Word Matters: Multicultural perspectives on information societies

> C & F Éditions,coordinated by Alain Ambrosi, Valérie Peugeot and Daniel Pimienta, November 2005, 39€

Collective work by some thirty authors from civil societies all over the world, deciphers the central concepts of the information society”. Technology is never neutral: it carries social, economic and cultural consequences. New information and communication technologies are no exception.The words used in international negotiations or legislation are a poor reflection of such consequences; they propagate perceptions that are rarely subjected to democratic debate, the fundamental requirement (...) read

date of on-line publication : 19 September 2007

Word Matters: multicultural perspectives on information societies: Multicultural perspectives on information societies

> November 2005, C&F Editions, 650pp (39 euros) (...)

A collective work (in four languages) by some thirty authors from civil societies all over the world, which deciphers the central concepts of the information society. This book subjects the concepts of the information age to critical perspectives from different sensibilities and cultures, thus introducing alternative visions. Themes covered by texts include ‘Communication Rights’, ‘Digital Divide’ and ‘Intellectual Property Rights’


date of on-line publication : 1 December 2005


The New Media Monopoly

> 20th anniversary Edition, Boston, Beacon Press, 2004, 299 pp.

“It would have been difficult to imagine in 1983 that the corporations that owned all the country’s dominant mass media would, in less than 20 years, shrink from 50 separate companies.” This new edition of a twenty-year-old classic on corporate control of the media explores the political implications of this astonishing shift, the impact of the Internet and other new telecommunication tool, and the effects of corporate media control on the news and entertainment served to Americans.


date of on-line publication : 2 November 2005

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