(Pdf Download) [A Social History of the Media From Gutenberg to the Internet] AUTHOR Asa Briggs

This book probably deserves credit than I m giving it It what seems to be a thorough history of media as its title suggests from print to today But apart from being a good survey text it offers little else of substance For instance early on its authors refuse to pick a side in the technological determinism debate Further it gives a good account of many of the seminal historical texts on print radio Just incredible compilations year per year since Gutenberg to The Internet Industry and The New Era Although I started reading this book for my minor I finished it because I can t let books be after I started them x The book is pretty organized and informative and definitely worth studying if you re in that field of studyPersonally I found it tough to get through because history is not my biggest interest and there are Written by two leading social and cultural historians the first edition of A Social History of the Media has become a classic textbook providing a masterful overview of communication media and of the social and cultural contexts within which they emerged and evolved over timeIn this new and revised edition Asa Briggs and Peter Burke have pdated classic study to the exciting media developments of the early 21st. ,


Lot of names in the media world of which I have very limited knowledge x I gave 4 stars because it was pleasant to read and of good ality It s not 5 stars because they didn t do proper research on the origins of print in Korea their timetable shows incorrect data for the invention if woodblock printing removable metal types and the oldest prints in Korea More on the textbook side but readable enough The early chapters do a good job of mixing a broad survey of time with concrete details many of them new to me But the closer to the modern day THE BOOK GETS THE LESS PERSPECTIVE book gets the less perspective have and DIFFICULT IT IS TO PICK OUT it is to out developments that really matter L ho dovuto leggere in anto libro di testo per n corso accademico e MAI PI Abbastanza interessante ma sinceramente troppo prolisso troppo a parlare del nulla troppe pagine. Century In addition to the classic material exploring the continuing importance of oral and manuscript communication the rise of print and the relationship between physical transportation and social communication a new chapter on multimedia now extends the far reaching scope of this book New media technologies are treated in new depth throughout the latter sections and the book concludes with an account of the convergences.

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riassunti 34 di libro si poteva tranuillamente risparmiare per salvare po l ambienteNon lo consiglio assolutamente As far as textbooks go surprisingly readable well written and compelling 12 12 13 19 I love this book Well organised and easy to read it s a great social history of the media newspapers books television internet etc you name it verry nice While a concise history of the media is sorely needed this book doesn t really do the job While the legacy media chapters are thorough the authors demonstrate only a shallow nderstanding of social media gaming and the internet in general Those chapters are also filled with historical inaccuracies Moreover the book is so riddled with typos and grammatical mistakes that the publisher should be embarrasse. Associated with digital communication technology the rise of the internet and the phenomenon of globalizationAvoiding TECHNOLOGICAL DETERMINISM AND REJECTING ASSUMPTIONS OF STRAIGHTFORWARD EVOLUTIONARY PROGRESS determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress book brings out the rich and varied histories of communication media It will be an ideal text for students in history media and cultural studies and journalism but it will also appeal To A Wide General a wide general