[Air-L] Theories of computer networks

Eran Fisher eranfisher at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 22:54:27 PDT 2010

a classical reading in this vein:
Beniger, James. 1986. The control revolution: Technological and economic
origins of the
information society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

this might also be helpful:
Mattelart, Armand. 2003. The information society: An introduction. Thousand
CA: Sage.

cheers, Eran

Eran Fisher, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kreitman School for Advanced Graduate Studies
Department of Communication Studies
Ben Gurion University, Israel

*New book*: Media and New Capitalism in the Digital Age: The Spirit of
Networks (Palgrave, 2010)

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 12:03 AM, Holly Kruse <holly.kruse at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all:
> I'm curious: what are recommended sources for social and cultural theories
> of computer networks?: specifically, social theories having to do with the
> technology's expansion across space.  I'm need to make a fairly explicit
> analogy between the social implications of the historical
> development/organization and colonization of space of computer networks and
> another, older communication technology.  I don't need to make analogies to
> other older communication technologies (writing, print, telegraph,
> telephone, radio, TV, etc. – or phonograph, on which I've written.  I pretty
> familiar with that literature).  For purposes of this project, I just need
> sources on computer networks.  I probably need to re-read Castells, because
> it's been a while.  Anything else?
> Thanks!
> Holly
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