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A Companion to New Media Dynamics

John Hartley (Editor), Jean Burgess (Editor), Axel Bruns (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3224-7
520 pages
February 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to New Media Dynamics presents a state-of-the-art collection of multidisciplinary readings that examine the origins, evolution, and cultural underpinnings of the media of the digital age in terms of dynamic change
  • Presents a state-of-the-art collection of original readings relating to new media in terms of dynamic change
  • Features interdisciplinary contributions encompassing the sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts
  • Addresses a wide range of issues from the ownership and regulation of new media to their form and cultural uses
  • Provides readers with a glimpse of new media dynamics at three levels of scale: the 'macro' or system level; the 'meso' or institutional level; and 'micro' or agency level
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Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xix

Introducing Dynamics: A New Approach to "New Media" 1
John Hartley, Jean Burgess, and Axel Bruns

Part 1 Approaches and Antecedents 13

1 Media Studies and New Media Studies 15
Sean Cubitt

2 The Future of Digital Humanities Is a Matter of Words 33
Willard McCarty

3 Media Dynamics and the Lessons of History 53
Thomas Pettitt

4 Literature and Culture in the Age of the New Media 73
Peter Swirski

5 The Economics of New Media 90
John Quiggin

6 The End of Audiences? 104
Sonia Livingstone and Ranjana Das

7 The Emergence of Next-Generation Internet Users 122
Grant Blank and William H. Dutton

8 NationalWeb Studies 142
Richard Rogers, Esther Weltevrede, Erik Borra, and Sabine Niederer

Part 2 Issues and Identities 167

Agency 169

9 In the Habitus of the New 171
Zizi Papacharissi and Emily Easton

10 Long Live Wikipedia? 185
Andrew Lih

Mobility 191

11 Changing Media with Mobiles 193
Gerard Goggin

12 Make Room for the Wii 209
Ben Aslinger

Enterprise 219

13 Improvers, Entertainers, Shockers, and Makers 221
Charles Leadbeater

14 The Dynamics of Digital Multisided Media Markets 231
Patrik Wikstr¨om

Search 247

15 Search and Networked Attention 249
Alexander Halavais

16 Against Search 261
Pelle Snickars

Network 275

17 Evolutionary Dynamics of the MobileWeb 277
Indrek Ibrus

18 Pseudonyms and the Rise of the Real-Name Web 290
Bernie Hogan

Surveillance 309

19 New Media and Changing Perceptions of Surveillance 311
Anders Albrechtslund

20 Lessons of the Leak 322
Christoph Bieber

Part 3 Forms, Platforms, and Practices 337

Culture and Identity 339

21 Cybersexuality and Online Culture 341
Feona Attwood

22 Microcelebrity and the Branded Self 346
Theresa M. Senft

23 Online Identity 355
Alice E. Marwick

24 Practices of Networked Identity 365
Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Politics, Participation, and Citizenship 375

25 The Internet and the Opening Up of Political Space 377
Stephen Coleman

26 The Internet as a Platform for Civil Disobedience 385
Cherian George

27 Parody, Performativity, and Play 396
Jeffrey P. Jones

28 The Politics of ‘‘Platforms’’ 407
Tarleton Gillespie

29 From Homepages to Network Profiles 417
Axel Bruns

Knowledge and New Generations 427

30 The New Media Toolkit 429
Mark Pesce

31 Materiality, Description, and Comparison as Tools for Cultural Difference Analysis 439
Basile Zimmermann

32 Learning from Network Dysfunctionality 450
Tony D. Sampson and Jussi Parikka

33 Young People Online 461
Lelia Green and Danielle Brady

34 Beyond Generations and New Media 472
Kate Crawford and Penelope Robinson

Index 480

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John Hartley is Professor of Cultural Science and Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. His books include Creative Industries (2005), Television Truths (2008), Story Circle (2009), and Digital Futures for Cultural and Media Studies (2012).

Jean Burgess is Deputy Director, ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology. She is co-author of YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (2009), and co-editor of Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (2012).

Axel Bruns is Associate Professor, ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology. He is the author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005).

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“Summing Up: Recommended.  Graduate and research collections.”  (Choice, 1 September 2013)

“I highly recommend the all encompassing and widely landmark book to any new and old media leaders, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, technologists, academics, students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, government officials, public policy makers, nonprofit executives, and anyone interested in the ever changing and dynamic landscape of new media. This book provides insights and ideas that will provide the seed for future change and innovation across the entire new and old media environment.”  (Blog Business World, 16 March 2013)

 

“We are fortunate indeed to have this tour d'horizon of young and middle-aged media across Europe, North America, and Asia. It features an array of established and emergent writers whose clear prose and thorough research mark out their work.”
- Toby Miller, co-author of Greening the Media

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