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Author Dator, James A.,
Title Mutative media : communication technologies and power relations in the past, present, and futures / James A. Dator, John A. Sweeney, Aubrey M. Yee.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2014]

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Series Lecture Notes in Social Networks, 2190-5428
Lecture notes in social networks. 2190-5428
Subject Communication -- Social aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Sweeney, John A.,
Yee, Aubrey M.,
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 208 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Contents; About the Authors; Chapter 1: Technology, Communication, Power, Society, and Change; 1.1 Introductory Concepts; 1.2 What Is "Technology"?; 1.3 Three Views of "Technology," Plus One; 1.4 Three Kinds of Technology: Physical, Biological, and Social; 1.5 Three Aspects of Technology: Hardware, Software, and Orgware; 1.6 Six Phases of the Technological Life-Cycle; 1.7 The Scope of Technology: Single Technologies, Clusters of Technologies, Levels of Technologies; 1.8 Six Eras of Social Organization; 1.9 Technology, Social Change, and Age-Cohort/Generational Analysis.
1.10 Perspectives on Power and Technology1.11 What Is Communication?; 1.12 What Is "Society" and What Is "Social Change"?; 1.13 But Does Society Change? What Is Change and What Is Stability?; 1.14 What Is "Cause"?; References; Chapter 2: Communication Technologies and Power Relations in Five Historical Periods; 2.1 Language, Speech, and Power; 2.2 Governance and Power in Oral Societies; 2.3 Governance and Power in Scribal Societies: Tallies, Tokens, and Thought; 2.3.1 The Emergence of Writing and the Transformation of Oral Societies; 2.3.2 A Note on Women, Literacy, and Power.
2.3.3 A Note on the Korean Alphabet and the Redistribution of Power2.4 The Printing Press, Governance, and Power; 2.4.1 Printing, Power, and Islam; 2.4.2 Note on Printing in China and Korea; 2.4.3 The Printing Press, Constitutionalism, and Logo Fundamentalism; References; Chapter 3: Communication Technologies and Power Relations, from Electricity to Electronics; 3.1 Electronic Communications and Power Relations; 3.2 From Electricity to Electronics; 3.3 Moving Pictures; 3.4 Computers; 3.5 The End of Authority?; 3.6 Which Medium Gave the Biggest Massage?
3.7 Age-Cohort Analysis and Technological/Social Change3.7.1 Agricultural era Metaphors, Institutions, and Values Still Persist in the United States; 3.7.2 Industrial Metaphors, Institutions, and Values Linger; 3.7.3 Information Metaphors, Institutions, and Values Shape Lives ; References; Chapter 4: Communication Technology in the Extended Present and Futures; 4.1 What's Next?; 4.1.1 Life in "Real Time": Temporality and Visibility in the Internet Age; 4.1.2 Access and Points of Control; 4.1.3 Ubiquitous Society: Surveillance Society; 4.1.4 From Al Capone to Al Gore to Al Gorithm.
4.1.5 Networked Resistance and Control in the Twenty-First Century4.2 The Arab Spring, Occupy, and Others: Social Media and Revolution; 4.2.1 Amorphous Resistance: Anonymous; 4.2.2 The Myth of the "Wireless" World; 4.2.3 Control: Crock Pots and Child Porn; 4.2.4 Impacts of Electronic Technologies on Thinking and Being ; References; Chapter 5: Alternative Futures at the Manoa School; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The Seven Driving Forces Matrix; 5.3 The Unholy Trinity, Plus One; 5.4 Emerging Issues Analysis; 5.4.1 The Life Cycle of an Emerging Issue; 5.5 Some Horizon Scan Hits, Circa 2012-2014.
Summary Mutative Media is a sweeping examination of how communication technologies have contributed to changes in people's thoughts and actions, and thus in the power structures of societies, in the past, at present, and in four alternative futures. We start by surveying what is generally known about the emergence of human language and speech that has enabled humans to extend their organizing abilities beyond that of other hominids. We then review research on the emergence of signs, symbols, and eventually writing, which led to new ways of thinking, acting, and organizing in scribal societies and va.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 25, 2014).
ISBN 9783319078090 (electronic bk.)
3319078097 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-07809-0
OCLC # 891331640
Additional Format Print version: Dator, James A. Mutative Media : Communication Technologies and Power Relations in the Past, Present, and Futures. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2014 9783319078083