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Webster, Frank

Overview
Works: 28 works in 328 publications in 5 languages and 11,149 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
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Most widely held works by Frank Webster
Theories of the information society by Frank Webster( )

87 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author concludes that, while there has undoubtedly been an information explosion, it is premature to conceive of an information society. We should rather emphasise the 'informatisation' of established relations
The Intensification of surveillance : crime, terrorism and warfare in the information age by Frank Webster( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shocking expose of surveillance methods. Shows how we can combat crime without eroding civil liberties
Understanding contemporary society : theories of the present by Gary K Browning( )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over thirty chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world. Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives."--Jacket
Culture and politics in the information age : a new politics? by Frank Webster( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Have we entered an era of 'new politics'? New Labour in Britain may be one aspect of the 'new politics', alongside the emergence of 'lifestyle' and 'identity' politics where matters such as equal rights, environmental justice and world poverty take centre stage. Add to this new media - and the internet - and the idea that things really are new seems compelling. Culture and Politics in the Information Age looks at the claims for a new politics, often with a quizzical eye." "Highly regarded contributors from both sides of the Atlantic address key aspects of our changed situation, applying empirical case studies alongside challenging social theory on issues such as digital democracy, cultural politics and transnational communities. This book will be invaluable reading for students of politics, communications and IT, sociology and cultural studies."--Jacket
Journalists under fire : information war and journalistic practices by Howard Tumber( )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalists Under Fire is the first book to combine a conceptually audacious analysis of the changing nature of war with an empirically rich critical analysis of journalists who cover conflict. In Journalists under Fire, authors Howard Tumber and Frank Webster explore questions about Information War and journalistic practices. In the era of multi-national journalism, of the Internet and satellite videophone, the book highlights central features of media reporting in contemporary conflict
Times of the technoculture : from the information society to the virtual life by Kevin Robins( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a riveting look at today's computer technology, Robins and Webster ask the disturbing question: Is it cyber-revolution-or information capitalism? They trace the information age from the Industrial Revolution to the silicon chip and the Internet. Examining the politics of cyberspace, they show how the military has controlled the development of new technologies and why education plays a central role in government attempts to create a "knowledge society." With broad coverage of current issues, including information policy, technological innovation, education, the military, surveillance, and propaganda, Times of the Technoculture is a thought-provoking revisionist account of Luddite resistance to new technologies." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0649/99020329-d.html
Information technology : a luddite analysis by Frank Webster( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age by Kevin Gillan( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on over 60 interviews, case studies of a full range of groups, and analysis of extensive documentary evidence, this title studies the anti-war movement since the mammoth demonstrations of February 15th 2003 that dwarfed any previous protests in British history
The information society reader( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been much debate over the idea of 'the information society'. Some thinkers have argued that information is becoming the key ordering principle in society, but others suggest that the rise of information has been overstated. This reader pulls together the main contributions to this debate
The postmodern university? : contested visions of higher education in society( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a widespread awareness that universities are changing radically: there are many more students, many more universities, a constant complaint about lack of resources, and continual debate about declining standards. This book brings together leading intellectuals from Britain and the USA to examine what is happening in higher education. Their concern is not how to manage the changes but how best to conceptualize and understand them; they explore the place of universities in contemporary society and address the issue of whether it is useful to affix the label 'postmodern' to the contemporary university. The "Postmodern University" signposts the major directions in which universities are moving, and provides the reader with tools for a better understanding of today's university. -- Back cover
The technical fix : education, computers, and industry by Kevin Robins( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmentalism : critical concepts by David Pepper( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Castells by Manuel Castells( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premier analyst of the information age, Manuel Castells is one of the outstanding social scientist's working today. These volumes provide a prismatic guide to the writings of Castells on the city, the urban question, social movements, globalization and information technologies
The virtual university? : knowledges, markets, and management( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dang dai she hui xue yu she hui : li lun de qu shi( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Castells by Manuel Castells( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of the Information Society by Frank Webster( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webster sets out to make sense of the information explosion. He looks closely at the different approaches to informational developments and provides critical commentaries on all major post-war theorists
Manuel Castells( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tecnocultura : dalla società dell'informazione alla vita virtuale by Kevin Robins( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il rapporto tra le rivoluzioni tecnologiche della comunicazione e dell'informazione e le trasformazioni socio-culturali e politiche rappresenta un tema che da sempre affascina il pensiero sociale sui media. Risolvendosi in concettualizzazioni ora deterministiche ora negoziate, il nuovo tecnologico ha dato vita a un vasto dibattito intellettuale, istituzionale, giornalistico, pubblico. Negli ultimi vent'anni, secondo Frank Webster e Kevin Robins, a prevalere, in questo dibattito, sono i toni più entusiastici, che puntualmente risolvono il miglioramento socio-culturale e politico nel perfezionamento tecnologico, annunciando i benefici delle varie rivoluzioni tecnologiche per i processi politici, culturali, sociali. "Nel corso degli ultimi due decenni (...) l'idea di una rivoluzione tecnologica è divenuta normativa - ordinaria e banale - nei nostri tempi tecnoculturali."
Hou xian dai da xue lai lin ? = The postmodern university. : contested visions of higher education in society by Anthony Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu wei rao jin ji shi nian lai gao deng jiao yu xing zhi bian hua de wen ti zhan kai le xiong bian de tao lun.Tan tao le zhei yang yi xie wen ti:dang qian da xue suo fa sheng de bian hua,Shi fou zu yi tie shang"hou xian dai"de biao qian?Shi fou ying gai yi huan ying de zi tai,Ying jie zhei yi bian hua ji qi dai lai de"hou xian dai da xue"de duo yuan xing he cha yi xing,Bing you ci dian fu"li xing","fei gong li xing","pu bian xing zhi shi xin nian"deng xian dai da xue de te zheng?Shu zhong hai tan tao le xian dai zhi shi fen zi de xing zhi,Da xue can yu gong gong zheng ce,Da xue yu gu zhu de guan xi deng yi xi lie dang qian da xue mian lin de guan jian wen ti
 
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Culture and politics in the information age : a new politics?
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Frank Webster sociólogo británico

Frank Webster sociologue britannique

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The Intensification of surveillance : crime, terrorism and warfare in the information ageUnderstanding contemporary society : theories of the presentCulture and politics in the information age : a new politics?Journalists under fire : information war and journalistic practicesTimes of the technoculture : from the information society to the virtual lifeInformation technology : a luddite analysisAnti-war activism : new media and protest in the information ageThe information society reader