Emerging issues

Schlesinger, P. R. , Silj, A., Tannenbaum, P. H. and Zerdick, A. (1997) Emerging issues. In: Zerdick, A., Schlesinger, P., Silj, A., Tannenbuam, P., Lange, U. T. and Goldhammer, K. (eds.) Exploring the Limits: Europe’s Changing Communication Environment. Series: European Communication Council report. Springer: Berlin, pp. 13-32. ISBN 9783642645365 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-60746-2_2)

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The centrality of communication technologies in our everyday lives can hardly be doubted. Nor can their crucial importance in the continuous renewal and reinvention of how our societies work. However, while claims about what the “information society” can offer us in terms of prosperity, abundance, pleasure and democracy abound, we need to take a hard look and try to distinguish between the feasible and the fantastic.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schlesinger, Professor Philip
Authors: Schlesinger, P. R., Silj, A., Tannenbaum, P. H., and Zerdick, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies

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