Handbook of New Media: Student Edition

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Leah A Lievrouw, Sonia M. Livingstone
SAGE, Jan 17, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 475 pages
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Praise for the First Edition:

`A landmark volume that provides a foundation stone for a new subject - the study of new media. It is stunningly well-edited, offering a very high standard of original contributions in a skilfully orchestrated and organised textbook'

- James Curran, Goldsmiths College, University of London

`This is the first major review of interactive technologies and their cultural and social context. This is more than a welcome addition to one's library; it is the authoritative overview of international research perspectives on interactive media technologies by leading scholars around the world'

- Ellen Wartella, University of Texas, Austin

`The Handbook of New Media is a landmark for the study of information and communication technologies within the field of communication. Its international team of editors and authors has brought together insights gained from over two decades of scholarly research. This indispensable reference demonstrates an increased maturity and stature for "new media" research within the field'

- William H Dutton, University of Southern California

`A truly comprehensive and authoritative volume. This Handbook will be an absolutely essential text for anyone concerned with social aspects of the new media'

- Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Thoroughly revised and updated, this Student Edition of the successful Handbook of New Media has been abridged to showcase the best of the hardback edition. It stakes out the boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state of the field.

New to the Student Edition:

- Improved organization of material to make it more accessible for students and easier to incorporate into course design

- An introduction by the editors, which clearly lays out the main themes in new media studies as well as providing instructors with a guide to how to get the most out of the Handbook in the classroom

- All chapters are updated to combine classic studies and background material with latest developments in the field

The first edition of the Handbook immediately established itself as the central reference work in the field. This new revised edition offers students the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the area.


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Introduction to the Updated Student Edition
Introduction to the First Edition 2002 The Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs
New Media Culture and Society
Interpersonal Life Online
Creating Community with Media History Theories and Scientific Investigations
Children and New Media
Perspectives on Internet Use Access Involvement and Interaction
New Media and Small Group Organizing
New Media Design and Development Diffusion of Innovations v Social Shaping of Technology
New Media and New Economy Cluster Dynamics
Globalization and the Structure of New Media Industries
Universal Access to the New Information Infrastructure
New Media Institutions and Governance
The Regulation of Digital Content
From Hierarchies to Network Firms
New Media and the Economics of Information

Culture and New Media A Historical View
Cultural Studies and Communication Technology
Power and Political Culture
Technology Systems Design and Industries
New Media History
Exploring Models of Interactivity from Multiple Research Traditions Users Documents and Systems
How to Infrastructure
New Media and Trade Policy
The Governance of Media Markets
New Global Media and the Role of the State
The Information Society Revisited

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About the author (2006)

Leah A. Lievrouw is assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University.

Livingstone is of London School of Economics and Political Science.

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