Understanding New Media

ISBN-10: 1848607792

ISBN-13: 9781848607798

Edition: 2012

Authors: Eugenia Siapera
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Description: New media are everywhere, yet with so many technological developments and theoretical perspectives understanding them has never been more difficult. This textbook explains the key concepts and approaches to the impact of new media on the economy, society, identity, politics, friendship, citizenship and everyday life. Putting the student first, this book: Engages the reader with integrated, up-to-date case studies Brings it all together with chapter summary charts Challenges students to apply concepts with e-tivities Provides key further online readings at www.sagepub.co.uk/siapera

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List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 12/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Eugenia is currently the Vice Chair of the ECREA Section on Diaspora, Migration and Media. Her current research interests are in the field of social and political theory and new media, multiculturalism and the media, online journalism, the relationship between mature and new media, and media representations of cultural diversity. Recent articles have appeared in New Media and Society, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Information Polity, while she is also the co-editor (with Joss Hands) of At The Interface: Transformations in Society, Culture and Politics (Rodopi, 2004), and the co-editor (with Lincoln Dahlberg) of Radical Democracy and the Internet (Palgrave, 2007).

Understanding New Media
Learning Objectives
Introduction - Why Study the New Media?
Why New Media?
Technologies, Media and Society
Structure of the Book
E-tivities
Conclusions
Further Reading
Globalization and New Media
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Theories of Globalization
Conclusions
E-tivity: Identifying Globalization
Further Reading
(Political) Economy and New Media
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Production and Consumption in Informational Capitalism
The Political Economy of New Media
Using New Media
Conclusions
E-tivity: Online Users: Consumers, Workers or Citizens?
Further Reading
Consumption and Digital Divides
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Global Internet
Users and Divides
Conclusions
E-tivity: Understanding New Media Use
Further Reading
Politics and Citizenship
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Politicians and New Media: Politics as Usual?
Political Activism and New Media
Web 2.0 and Politics
Conclusions
E-tivity: Exploring Online Politics
Further Reading
Security, Surveillance and Safety
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Society: Surveillance and Control
Politics: Cyber-conflict, Terrorism and Security
Economics: Fraud and Deception
Culture: Online Porn
Conclusions
E-tivity: Online Protection
Further Reading
New Media and Journalism
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Crisis of Journalism
Changes in Journalism
Conclusions
E-tivity: Assessing Online News
Further Reading
Mobile Media and Everyday Life
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Mapping Mobile Media
Mobile Media: Politics and Society
Conclusions
E-tivity: Mobiles and Everyday Life
Further Reading
New Media and Identity
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Identity, the Self and the New Media
Gender Identities and New Media
Ethnic and Religious Identities in the New Media World
Conclusions
E-tivity: Online Selves and Identities
Further Reading
Socialities and Social Media
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Society and Community in the Age of the New Media
Networks and Sociality
Social Media and Sociality
Conclusions
E-tivity: Exploring Online Socialities
Further Reading
Games and Gaming
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Political Economy of Games
Games: Contents, Narratives and Semiotic Power
Gamers: Practices and Communities
Conclusions
E-tivity: Understanding Gaming
Further Reading
The Future of the New Media
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Story So Far: Emerging Trends
Thinking of the Future
New Media Governance
Conclusions
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index
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