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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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Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors

Introduction
John Hartley, Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns

Part 1 - Approaches and Antecedents

1. Media Studies and New Media Studies
Sean Cubitt 

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

3. Media Dynamics and the Lessons of History: The ‘Gutenberg Parenthesis’ as Restoration Topos
Thomas Pettitt

4. Literature and Culture in the Age of the New Media: Dynamics of Evolution and Change
Peter Swirski

5. The Economics of New Media
John Quiggin

6. The End of Audiences? Theoretical Echoes of Reception amidst the Uncertainties of Use
Sonia Livingstone and Ranjana Das

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

8. National Web Studies: The Case of Iran Online
Richard Rogers, Esther Weltevrede, Sabine Niederer and Erik Borra

Part 2 – Dynamics of Change

Agency

9. In the Habitus of the New: Structure, Agency and the Social Media Habitus
Zizi Papacharissi and Emily Easton

10. Long Live Wikipedia? Sustainable Volunteerism and the Future of Crowdsourced Knowledge
Andrew Lih

Mobility

11. Changing Media with Mobiles
Gerard Goggin

12. Make Room for the Wii: Game Consoles and the Construction of Space
Ben Aslinger

Enterprise

13. Improvers, Entertainers, Shockers and Makers
Charles Leadbeater

14. The Dynamics of Digital Multisided Media Markets: How Media Organisations Learn from the IT Industries How to Engage with an Active Audience
Patrik Wikström

Search

15. Search and Networked Attention
Alexander Halavais

16. Against Search – Towards a New Computational Logic of Media Accessibility
Pelle Snickars

Network

17. Evolutionary Dynamics of the Mobile Web
Indrek Ibrus

18. Pseudonyms and the Rise of the Real Name Web
Bernie Hogan

Surveillance

19. New Media and Changing Perceptions of Surveillance
Anders Albrechtslund

20. Lessons of the Leak: WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and the Changing Landscape of Media and Politics
Christoph Bieber

Part 3 – Forms, Platforms and Practices

Culture and Identity

21. Cybersexuality and Online Culture
Feona Attwood

22. Micro-celebrity and the Branded Self
Theresa M. Senft

23. Online Identity
Alice E. Marwick

24. Practices of Networked Identity
Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Politics, Participation, Citizenship

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

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

27. Parody, Performativity, and Play: The Reinvigoration of Citizenship through Political Satire
Jeffrey P. Jones

28. The Politics of Platforms
Tarleton Gillespie 

29. From Homepages to Network Profiles: Balancing Personal and Social Identity
Axel Bruns

Knowledge and New Generations

30. The New Media Toolkit
Mark Pesce

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

32. Learning from Network Dysfunctionality: Accidents, Enterprise and Small Worlds of Infection
Jussi Parikka and Tony D. Sampson

33. Young People Online
Lelia Green and Danielle Brady

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

Index

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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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