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Schmitt, Martin

Internet im Kalten Krieg

Eine Vorgeschichte des globalen Kommunikationsnetzes

Series:Histoire 102

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    Publication Date:
    September 2016
    Copyright year:
    2016
    ISBN
    978-3-8394-3681-3
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The internet is the dominant medium of communication of the 21st century. If it wasn't clear beforehand, Edward Snowden's revelations should make it evident that the internet has developed into a network of both freedom and surveillance. But what are its origins? Martin Schmitt offers an urgently necessary reclassification of the history of the internet, in which he historicizes its development in the USA between 1967-1975. He illustrates how the internet was designed during the Cold War as a cybernetic system between counterculture, academia and the military, and that from its beginnings has served both emancipatory and surveillance purposes. It is through this view of its history that the present effects of the internet can be understood.

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    250 pages
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    Language:
    German
    Keyword(s):
    Cold War,Usa,20th Century,Counter-culture,Cybernetics,Network,Liberty,Surveillance,Science,Military,Communication,Communication Media,Contemporary,Technology,Media,Cultural History,History of Technology,Media History,History of the 20th Century,Contemporary History,History
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    Professional and scholarly;

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    Reviews

    »A brief and accessible overview which provides rich historical answers to current questions about the internet and addresses an important historiographical debate.«
    Dick van Lente, Technikgeschichte, 85/1 (2018)

    »Ein bedeutender Beitrag zur Geschichte des Internets, der künftig bei keiner Auseinandersetzung mit der Thematik übersehen werden darf.«
    Christian Oggolder, Jahrbuch für Kommunikationsgeschichte, 19 (2017)

    »Es ist zu hoffen, dass Schmitts Buch die Historisierung des Internets auch im deutschsprachigen Raum vorantreibt und damit auch zu einer Versachlichung der öffentlichen Debatten beitragen kann.«
    Matthias Röhr, 14.04.2017

    »Mit seiner versierten Analyse mischt sich Martin Schmitt unter die führenden Internethistoriker.«
    Sarah Genner, NZZ am Sonntag, 26.02.2017

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