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Description - New Media by Sonia Livingstone

In the past 20 years, 'new media' has emerged as one of the most dynamic research fronts in media and communication, addressing the diversity and proliferation of new information and communication technologies and their social contexts. This growing field is both international and transdisciplinary. The editors have mined a rich collection of published material covering the historical, economic, social and behavioural issues at stake to trace the development and implications of new media.

Vol 1. Visions & Histories

The first volume offers an historical overview, as well as the 'visions' of a society influenced by new media put forward by such influential scholars as McLuhan, Innis and Debord.

Vol. 2 Technology: Artefacts, Systems, Design

The second evolume introduces new media as comprised of artifacts (technologies, hardware, systems themselves & how they're designed and made

Vol. 3 Social Institutions, Structures, Arrangements

The third volume covers the social 'arrangements' behind new media: institutions, social structures, and culture broadly conceived)

Vol. 4 Practices: Interaction, Identity, Organizing, Culture

The fourth volume focuses on practices, or what people do, covering human interaction, organizing, identity and cultural practices

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412947107
ISBN-10: 1412947103
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 1504
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. With longstanding interests in audiences, policy, citizen values and changes in media environments and infrastructures, she has most recently been focused on digital and online technologies and the opportunities and risks these offer to children and young people in private and public spaces. She has coordinated and led the EU Kids Online project since 2006.