Professor Frank Webster

 Professor Frank Webster

Frank Webster is Professor of Sociology at City University, University of London. He has written extensively on information developments and information society issues, and undertaken research at the OII in the area of democratisation and new media.

Profile

Frank Webster (BA Dunelm, Sociology, 1972; MA Dunelm, Sociology, 1974; Ph.D. LSE, Sociology, 1978) was Professor of Sociology, Oxford Brookes University, 1990-98, and Professor of Sociology, University of Birmingham, 1999-2002. He is currently Professor of Sociology, City University, London and Visiting Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tampere University. He has written extensively on information developments and information society issues for many years.

During 2002-03, Professor Webster worked on his new book, 'Information, Capitalism and Uncertainty' and undertook research in the area of democratisation and new media.

Positions held at the OII

  • Visiting Fellow, October 2002 - September 2003

Publications

Articles

Webcasts

  • Understanding The Information Age: Sociology And Cultural Studies

    Understanding The Information Age: Sociology And Cultural Studies

    Recorded on: 16 December 2005 Duration: 00:59:07

    A polemical commentary about the respective merits and limitations of sociological anaylsis and cultural studies as a way of understanding socio-technical change. Discussion based on his paper published in the journal iCS (8:439-458).