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.
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
- Pickerill, J. and Webster, F. (2006) The Anti-War/Peace Movement in Britain and the conditions of Information War. International Relations 20: 407-423.
- Webster, F. (2005) Making sense of the information age: Sociology and Cultural Studies. Information, Communication & Society 8: 439-458.
Recorded: 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).