Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs

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Leah A Lievrouw, Sonia Livingstone
SAGE Publications, 2002 - Social Science - 564 pages
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The past 20 years have seen remarkable growth in research and scholarship addressing new information and communication technologies and their social contexts. Often called `new media' research, this growing field is both international and interdisciplinary.

The Handbook of New Media sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field. Divided into six sections covering major problem areas of research, the Handbook includes an introductory essay by the editors and a concluding essay by Ronald E Rice. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned scholar, provides a review of the most significant social research findings and insights.

This Handbook will be an indispensable volume on the personal bookshelves of all scholars working in the area, required reading for graduate students, a reference work for established researchers and newcomers to new media scholarship, and an intellectual benchmark for the field.

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About the author (2002)

Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Social Psychology and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research examines children, young people and the internet; social and family contexts and uses of ICT; media and digital literacies; the mediated public sphere; audience reception for diverse television genres; internet use and policy; public understanding of communications regulation; and research methods in media and communications.

She is author or editor of fourteen books and many academic articles and chapters. Recent books include Young People and New Media (Sage, 2002), Audiences and Publics (edited, Intellect, 2005), The Handbook of New Media (edited, with Leah Lievrouw, Sage, 2006), Harm and Offence in Media Content (with Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Intellect, 2006), Media Consumption and Public Engagement (with Nick Couldry and Tim Markham, Palgrave, 2007), The International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture (edited, with Kirsten Drotner, Sage, 2008), Kids Online (edited, with Leslie Haddon, Policy, 2009), and Children and the Internet (2009, Polity).

span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 120%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";"Sonia Livingstone directs a 25-country network, EU Kids Online, for the EC's Safer Internet Programme. She serves on the Executive Board of the UK's Council for Child Internet Safety, and has, at various times, served on the Department of Education's Ministerial Taskforce for Home Access to Technology for Children, Ofcom's Media Literacy Research Forum, the Voice of the Listener and Viewer, and the Internet Watch Foundation. She was President of the International Communication Association (2007-8).

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