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Description - Blogging by Jill Walker Rettberg

Blogging has profoundly influenced not only the nature of the internet today, but also the nature of modern communication, despite being a genre invented less than a decade ago. This book-length study of a now everyday phenomenon provides a close look at blogging while placing it in a historical, theoretical and contemporary context. Scholars, students and bloggers will find a lively survey of blogging that contextualises blogs in terms of critical theory and the history of digital media. Authored by a scholar-blogger, the book is packed with examples that show how blogging and related genres are changing media and communication. It gives definitions and explains how blogs work, shows how blogs relate to the historical development of publishing and communication and looks at the ways blogs structure social networks and at how social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook incorporate blogging in their design. Specific kinds of blogs discussed include political blogs, citizen journalism, confessional blogs and commercial blogs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745641331
ISBN-10: 0745641334
Format: Hardback
(218mm x 144mm x 20mm)
Pages: 186
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jill Walker Rettberg

Jill Walker Rettberg is Associate Professor at the University of Bergen.

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