Media and Communications Technologies: A Critical Introduction

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781403998903: Media and Communications Technologies: A Critical Introduction


Complex technology is now widely available and commonplace, with new developments emerging almost every day. So how are we to keep up with and make sense of technological changes behind media and communication systems? Do new technologies change society, or are new media the products of social forces?
 
This book examines how media and communication technologies work and considers the society that develops and uses them. From the telegraph to the future of mobile communication, Stephen Lax takes the reader through a critical examination of the most important technologies to come out of the past century. Each chapter is filled with insightful case studies and thought-provoking examples that clearly explain key concepts, whilst exploring historical context and chronological developments to show that 'new' technology depends upon its history. Assuming no prior technical knowledge, the book addresses both technical and social aspects of these developments, explaining bandwidths and frequencies alongside issues of policy and regulation.
 
Illustrated with clear diagrams, boxes and tables, Media and Communication Technologies helps students to confront and make sense of the technological changes taking place in communications today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

STEPHEN LAX is Senior Lecturer in Communications Technology at the Institute of Communications Studies, Leeds University. He is the author of many books and articles, including Access Denied in the Information Age and Beyond the Horizon: Communication Technologies Past Present and Future.

Review:

'Stephen Lax's critical but balanced analysis of major 'breakthroughs' in media and communication helps untangle the social and technical choices that have shaped the information age.' William H.Dutton, Director of Oxford Internet and Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 45.00
US$ 1.03

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 8.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stephen Lax
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2008)
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Orbiting Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000394622

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stephen Lax
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2008)
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 18
Seller
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000478617

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stephen Lax
Published by Palgrave (2008)
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1403998906

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stephen Lax
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2008)
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781403998903

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stephen Lax
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2008)
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1403998906

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lax, Stephen
Published by Palgrave (2017)
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1403998906

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stephen Lax
Published by Palgrave USA, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave USA, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 234 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Complex technology is now widely available and commonplace, with new developments emerging almost every day. So how are we to keep up with and make sense of technological changes behind media and communication systems? Do new technologies change society, or are new media the products of social forces? This book examines how media and communication technologies work and considers the society that develops and uses them. From the telegraph to the future of mobile communication, Stephen Lax takes the reader through a critical examination of the most important technologies to come out of the past century. Each chapter is filled with insightful case studies and thought-provoking examples that clearly explain key concepts, whilst exploring historical context and chronological developments to show that new technology depends upon its history. Assuming no prior technical knowledge, the book addresses both technical and social aspects of these developments, explaining bandwidths and frequencies alongside issues of policy and regulation.Illustrated with clear diagrams, boxes and tables, Media and Communication Technologies helps students to confront and make sense of the technological changes taking place in communications today. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781403998903

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lax, Stephen
Published by Palgrave
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1403998906 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.85 Some items may NOT be available for International Shipping. Please contact us about a particular item. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781403998903

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Stephen Lax
Published by Palgrave USA, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave USA, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 234 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Complex technology is now widely available and commonplace, with new developments emerging almost every day. So how are we to keep up with and make sense of technological changes behind media and communication systems? Do new technologies change society, or are new media the products of social forces? This book examines how media and communication technologies work and considers the society that develops and uses them. From the telegraph to the future of mobile communication, Stephen Lax takes the reader through a critical examination of the most important technologies to come out of the past century. Each chapter is filled with insightful case studies and thought-provoking examples that clearly explain key concepts, whilst exploring historical context and chronological developments to show that new technology depends upon its history. Assuming no prior technical knowledge, the book addresses both technical and social aspects of these developments, explaining bandwidths and frequencies alongside issues of policy and regulation.Illustrated with clear diagrams, boxes and tables, Media and Communication Technologies helps students to confront and make sense of the technological changes taking place in communications today. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781403998903

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Stephen Lax
ISBN 10: 1403998906 ISBN 13: 9781403998903
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 1403998906BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book