Rewiring Media Studies for the Digital Age
Edited by David Gauntlett
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Web Studies by David Gauntlett
Book DescriptionThe Internet has changed the landscape of mass media. This text explores the ways in which people, organizations and companies are using the net to project their interest and concerns into the world. This book aims to offer a comprehensive and coherent introduction to the new web-based media culture.;Beginning with an introduction to cyberculture studies and ways of studying the web it moves on to consider everyday weblife, web art and culture, web business and global web politics ad protest. Topics covered range from fan websites, web identities and web design trends to global capitalism and web allure, cybercrime and the politics of hacking and propaganda warfare via the web. Throughout the book are suggestions for ways in which readers can use the web to further their own research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340760499
(231mm x 154mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Hodder Arnold H&S
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Gauntlett
Making is Connecting, Paperback (March 2011)
* Sets out a compelling argument for the importance of making things and creativity for social wellbeing. * Argues that both online and offline, making things can foster deeper connections with the world and other people and that this can be used productively for society.
Media, Gender and Identity, Paperback (March 2008)
Offers an introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities. This book includes: an introduction to theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault; an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks; and, a website with articles, interviews and links.
Creative Explorations, Hardback (April 2007)
Explores the ways in which researchers embrace people's creativity in order to understand social experience. This book outlines studies in which people have been asked to make visual things and then interpret them. It provides insights into how individuals present themselves, understand their own life story, and connect with the social world.
Moving Experiences, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by David Gauntlett
Includes chapters on the author's creative approaches to understanding media influences. This book states that much of the blame on television, movies and new media for every kind of social problem and antisocial act is misplaced, and that the methodology used to justify it is deeply flawed.
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Author Biography - David Gauntlett
David Gauntlett is Lecturer in Social Communications at the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds. He is the author of Moving Experiences: Understanding Television's Influences and Effects, Video Critical: Children, the Environment and Media Power, and TV Living: Television, Culture and Everyday Life. He has been a Research Fellow of the British Film Institute and produces the award-winning websites www.theory.org.uk and www.newmediastudies.com.
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