Ho dovuto leggere in uanto libro di testo per un corso accademico MAI PI Abbastanza interessante ma sinceramente troppo prolisso troppo a parlare del nulla troppe pagine Obsession e troppisempiUno spreco di carta in tutti i sensiAvendone fatto dei riassunti 34 di uel libro si poteva tranuillamente risparmiare per salvare po l ambienteNon lo consiglio assolutamente As far as textbooks go surprisingly readable well written and compelling po l ambienteNon lo consiglio assolutamente As far as textbooks go surprisingly readable well written and compelling 12 13 19 I love this book Well organised and Cabaret: A Roman Riddle easy to read it s a great social history of the media newspapers books television internettc 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 understanding 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 mbarrassed. Associated with digital communication technology the rise of the internet and the phenomenon of globalizationAvoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions
Of Straightforward Evolutionary Progressstraightforward volutionary 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 readershi. .
This book probably deserves credit than I m giving it It provides 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 lse of substance For instance arly 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 television tc but doesn t do than allude to them Critiues of particular arguments rarely take up than A Paragraph All Of paragraph All of merely results in a preponderance of texts for further consideration without a clear idea of which of those texts might provide relevant details worth considering All of this aside I did appreciate the authors attempt to chart a middle ground and to keep a historical perspective This would probably be a useful book for undergrads It s undertheorized from a graduate student perspective however Just incredible compilations year per year since Gutenberg to The Internet Ind. Written by two leading social and cultural historians the first dition 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 merged and volved over timeIn new and revised dition Asa Briggs and Peter Burke have updated their classic study to cover the media developments of the arly 21st.
Free read A Social History of the Media From Gutenberg to the InternetUstry 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 a 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 uality 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 on the textbook side but readable The arly 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 we have and the difficult it is to pick out the developments that really matter Century In addition to the classic material xploring the continuing importance of
Oral And Manuscript Communicationand manuscript communication rise of print and the relationship between physical transportation and social communication a new chapter on multimedia now xtends 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.