Theoretical Frameworks

  • Andrew Murphie
  • John Potts


In this chapter we survey influential theories of culture and technology. This survey ranges across many perspectives on the social and cultural significance of technology. We consider debates within media theory and cultural studies; we discuss various theories of technology and society. We also introduce a number of approaches that have been termed ‘poststructuralist’.


Media Technology Cultural Effect Framework Argument Cultural Materialism Frankfurt School 
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© Andrew Murphie and John Potts 2003

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  • Andrew Murphie
  • John Potts

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