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Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web Paperback – December 7, 2007
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[Han] attempts to create a broader theoretical footing for delving deeper into how technomedia establishes the virtual era, and what this means for everyday life and social experience. Recommended. (CHOICE, November 2008)
Caught in the Web is a clear, exciting, and complete survey of our changing commuicative environment. One of the book's most intriguing ideas is that New Media has created a social space that is as much virtual as it is real. (Charles Lemert, Andrus Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University)
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Navigating Technomedia serves nicely as an introduction to the broad issues in postmodernist analysis of electronic media and will quickly bring a determined reader up to speed so as to better understand emerging analysis. We emphasize "determined." The work is anything but easy going, but neither is postmodernism.
For a full review see Interface Volume 8 Issue 7.
I had the privilege to read this book when it was in the form of an undergraduate thesis -- I'm sure it has undergone significant expansion and revision since then -- and it was illuminating. Social theory with a postmodern twist, this book focuses on new questions in media studies surrounding The Internet, information technology, fragmentation of identity, "sampling," etc. Mind-blowing abstract theory rendered with uncommon precision into lucid, readable prose.
**I should point out again that the material I read is probably different from what is being sold here.**