|aMisunderstanding the Internet /|cby James Curran, Natalie Fenton, and Des Freedman.
|a194 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aCommunication and society
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aPt. I. Overview. Reinterpreting the internet /James Curran ; Rethinking internet history / James Curran -- Part II. Political economy of the Internet. Web 2.0 and the death of the blockbuster economy / Des Freedman ; Outsourcing internet regulation / Des Freedman -- Part III. Internet and power. The internet and social networking / Natalie Fenton ; The internet and radical policies / Natalie Fenton -- Part IV. Looking forward. Conclusion / James Curran, Des Freedman and Natalie Fenton.
|a'Misunderstanding the Internet' is a short introduction, encompassing the history, sociology, politics and economics of the Internet and its impact on society. This will be a polemical, sociologically and historically informed textbook that challenges popular myths and existing academic orthodoxies around the Internet.