Experiencing Broadband Society

by Julian Gebhardt (Volume editor) Hajo Greif (Volume editor) Lilia Raycheva (Volume editor) Claire Lobet-Maris (Volume editor)
©2010 Edited Collection 208 Pages


This volume represents a collection of recent thinking and research on the social and cultural aspects of contemporary broadband societies by exploring the social experiences and practices of using new information and communication technologies (ICT) within different contexts and domains of the emerging broadband society. It offers a compendium of the latest thoughts and questions on digitally mediated citizenship, networked identity, and sociality in the 21st Century and covers four main themes and empirical areas of research: uses and practices of new media, with particular focus on underprivileged groups, new media and the social differentiation of their use, ICT use and sustainable development, and finally new technologies, new challenges.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Interpersonal Communication Social Software E-Democracy Digital Communication Information Society
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 208 pp.

Biographical notes

Julian Gebhardt (Volume editor) Hajo Greif (Volume editor) Lilia Raycheva (Volume editor) Claire Lobet-Maris (Volume editor)

The Editors: Julian Gebhardt is Visiting Professor at the Faculty for Communication at the University of Arts Berlin (Germany). Hajo Greif is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). Lilia Raycheva is a researcher at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at the St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia (Bulgaria). Claire Lobet-Maris is Senior Professor at the Computer Science Faculty at University of Namur (Belgium). Amparo Lasen is a Lecturer on Political Sociology and Social Movements at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).


Title: Experiencing Broadband Society