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Webster, Frank

Overview
Works: 24 works in 319 publications in 5 languages and 11,107 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: HM1206, 303.4833
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Most widely held works by Frank Webster
Theories of the information society by Frank Webster( Book )

92 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,460 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
Times of the technoculture : from the information society to the virtual life by Kevin Robins( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 437 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
Culture and politics in the information age : a new politics? by Frank Webster( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 352 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Intensification of surveillance : crime, terrorism and warfare in the information age by Frank Webster( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shocking expose of surveillance methods. Shows how we can combat crime without eroding civil liberties
Information technology : a luddite analysis by Frank Webster( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalists under fire : information war and journalistic practices by Howard Tumber( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 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
The information society reader( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 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
Understanding contemporary society : theories of the present by Gary K Browning( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 302 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
The postmodern university? : contested visions of higher education in society by Anthony Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 269 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 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 244 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
Environmentalism : critical concepts by David Pepper( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Castells by Manuel Castells( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 72 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 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Castells by Manuel Castells( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Castells by Manuel Castells( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Castells by Manuel Castells( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Castells( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel Castells by Manuel Castells( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Frank Webster British sociologist

Frank Webster sociólogo británico

Frank Webster sociologue britannique

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Times of the technoculture : from the information society to the virtual lifeCulture and politics in the information age : a new politics?The Intensification of surveillance : crime, terrorism and warfare in the information ageInformation technology : a luddite analysisJournalists under fire : information war and journalistic practicesThe information society readerUnderstanding contemporary society : theories of the presentThe postmodern university? : contested visions of higher education in society