New Media Worlds

New Media Worlds : Challenges for Convergence

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Using a combination of case study materials, theoretical reflection and critical analysis this book explores four central issues for the study of new media and their impact on their user communities Impact of convergence on traditional media - explores the implications of media convergence for everyday media use and for the policy context Activism - case studies explore how user communities with special access needs are ensuring they are not denied access to the emerging new media world Access - an overview of areas where the introduction of new media has created debate about which social and cultural groups will benefit and about new media policy Participation - examines the implications of the ommodification of information for the way audience formations are structured and operate
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 191 x 245 x 20mm | 748g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 0195558367
  • 9780195558364
  • 1,111,826

Table of contents

Part 1 Digitisation and Convergence 1. Technological Determinism and Mobile Privatisation - Jim McGuigan 2. New Media Worlds? Challenges for Convergence - Virginia Nightingale 3. New Media: The Policy Agenda - Tim Dwyer 4. The Contrary 'Pulls' of Digital Media: Radio Listener Networks in the Era of Mobile Communications Media - Jackie Cook Part Summary Part 2 Activism 5. Indigenous People and the Communication Rights Agenda: A Global Perspective - Juan Francisco Salazar 6. Disability and Online Culture - Gerard Goggin and Christopher Newell 7. Crisis and Internet networks - Ullamaija Kivikuru 8. Surfing Against the Tide: The Use of New Media Technologies for Social Activism in South Africa - Herman Wasserman 9. Participation, Play and Socialising in New Media Environments - Gunn Enli and Trine Syvertsen 10. Creativity, Collaboration and New Media Innovation in a Community Context - Elaine Lally 11. Community Media and the Public Sphere in Australia - Jacqui Ewart, Susan Forde, Kerrie Foxwell and Michael Meadows Part Summary Part 3 Access 12. 'Access Denied': Arguments about Equality and Access to New Media in the Information Society - Stephen Lax 13. Participation, Access and Interaction: Changing Perspectives - Nico Carpentier 14. Universal Access in South Africa: Broadening Communication or Building Infrastructure? - Simon Burton and Anton van der Hoven 15. Dimensions in Media Diversity - Tim Dwyer 16. On Fair Terms: Public Participation in Communications Regulation in Australia - Derek Wilding Part Summary Part 4 Participation 17. Emergence, Search and Social Networking - Virginia Nightingale 18. Just Do It: The Brand As New Media Object - Celia Lury 19. Digital Technologies and Moral Economies - Graham Murdock Part Summary
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