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Understanding New Media
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Understanding New Media (Hardback)

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"An admirably clear-sighted and engaging analysis of contemporary forms of mediation, illuminating the dynamics of new media across social, political and cultural spheres... Eugenia Siapera provokes her reader to think afresh about familiar phenomena, to synthesise diverse theoretical positions, and to stretch their imaginations to anticipate what is coming."

- Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics and Political Science



"An excellent introduction to the past, present and future of the electronic, networked media world. By carefully examining the complex interactions between society and media, Siapera insightfully illuminates the social, political, economic and cultural consequences of our increasingly electronically networked and mediated world... a highly useful teaching tool and an engaging read for students, teachers and scholars."

- Steve Jones, University of Illinois, Chicago



New media are everywhere, yet with so many technological developments and theoretical perspectives understanding them has never been more difficult.

Eugenia Siapera explains the key concepts and approaches to the impact of new media on the economy, society, identity, politics, friendship, citizenship and everyday life. Putting the student first, this book:



Engages the reader with integrated, up-to-date case studiesBrings it all together with chapter summary chartsChallenges students to apply concepts with e-tivitiesProvides key further online readings here

This book is both starting point and map for any student of new media and digital culture.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia Studies Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd Publication Date: 11/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9781848607781  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Eugenia is currently the Vice Chair of the ECREA Section on Diaspora, Migration and Media. Her current research interests are in the field of social and political theory and new media, multiculturalism and the media, online journalism, the relationship between mature and new media, and media representations of cultural diversity. Recent articles have appeared in New Media and Society, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Information Polity, while she is also the co-editor (with Joss Hands) of At The Interface: Transformations in Society, Culture and Politics (Rodopi, 2004), and the co-editor (with Lincoln Dahlberg) of Radical Democracy and the Internet (Palgrave, 2007).

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