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Convergence Culture Where Old and New Media Collide

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ISBN-10: 0814742955

ISBN-13: 9780814742952

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Henry Jenkins

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View the Table of Contents . Read the Introduction . Henry Jenkins at Authors@Google (video) This book rocks for anyone with concerns about the immediate and future direction of media, culture, and omnipresence. --Business 2 Business Winner of the 2007 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award The standard convergence narrative of recent years presents media concentration as a threat both to the diversity of communication channels and to individuals opportunities to engage in public discourse. A respected and well-established media scholar, Jenkins (MIT) here counters such pessimistic perspectives on the brave new media world with theoretical and evidentiary…    
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Henry Jenkins is Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. He is the coeditor of From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games (MIT Press, 1998).

Introduction: "Worship at the Altar of Convergence": A New Paradigm for Understanding Media Change
Spoiling Survivor: The Anatomy of a Knowledge Community
Buying into American Idol: How We Are Being Sold on Reality Television
Searching for the Origami Unicorn: The Matrix and Transmedia Storytelling
Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars? Grassroots Creativity Meets the Media Industry
Why Heather Can Write: Media Literacy and the Harry Potter Wars
Photoshop for Democracy: The New Relationship between Politics and Popular Culture
Conclusion: Democratizing Television? The Politics of Participation
Afterword: Reflections on Politics in the Age of YouTube
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