New book from Professor Grant Kien explores everyday life in the new world order of global network.

New book from Professor Grant Kien explores everyday life in the new world order of global network.

Is global network the new norm?

  • April 9, 2010 5:00am

Peter Lang Publishing Group just released a new book from Grant Kien, assistant professor in the department of communication at Cal State East Bay. Post-Global Network and Everyday Life explores everyday life in the new world order of global network. It argues that network has come into its own as a state of mind and a way of life. In sum, global network has become a cultural norm. It is no longer fitting to examine the network as an external force, but as a somewhat banal aspect of our everyday environment.

Reviewer Mark Nunes said the book “does an excellent job in advancing the conversation on the role and place of networks in daily life. Arguing for the significance of mundane uses of new media, the authors in this collection examine how agency, identity, and subjectivity are altered once 'the network' becomes a primary focus for everyday life.”

--Kimberly Legocki

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