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Digital Media Criticism

Digital Media Criticism (Hardback)

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Digital Media Criticism is an introductory text about media criticism - the act of interpreting and making sense of a range of new media texts that we use (and create) on a daily basis - offering a critical language and a methodological template for interrogating and analyzing the complex texts of digital media. Individual chapters connect key methods of media criticism - genre, auteur, cultural/ideological, and ethnographic - with digital culture. Case studies of social media, user generated content, cell phones, and video games are provided, which include everything from downloading ring tones and making new (Facebook) friends, to creating an avatar, texting, and opening a window on RL (real-life). Insightful and accessible, the book looks at the possibilities and limits of the digital age for us - as creators, consumers, and distributors of content. It will be useful to undergraduates studying media criticism, digital culture and communication, and media literacy, and is written to invite them into a conversation about the culture of the digital age.

Health & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeLanguages with Grant & CutlerPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesCommunication studiesReference & ResearchAdvice GuidesPublic Speaking Guides Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 19/02/2010 ISBN-13: 9781433109157  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The Author: Anandam Kavoori is Professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, Athens. He has authored/edited eight books on communication and culture. He has been a consultant for NewsCorporation, CNN International, Living Media, and the Discovery Channel.

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