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
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)

Sonia Livingstone is a full professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has been visiting professor at the Universities of Bergen, Copenhagen, Harvard, Illinois, Milan, Oslo, Paris II, and Stockholm and is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Royal Society for the Arts and fellow and past president of the International Communication Association. She is author or editor of 20 books, including The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age (2016, NYU Press); Digital Technologies in the Lives of Young People (2014, Routledge); and Children, Risk and Safety Online: Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective (2012, Policy Press), along with many academic articles and chapters. She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Montreal, University of Panthéon Assas (Paris II) and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She serves on the Executive Board of the UK’s Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2014 for services to children and child Internet safety. Taking a comparative, critical and contextualized approach, her research asks why and how the changing conditions of mediation are reshaping everyday practices and possibilities for action, identity, and communication rights. Her empirical work examines the opportunities and risks afforded by digital and online technologies, including for children and young people at home and school, for developments in media and digital literacies, for media regulation and children’s rights, and for audiences, publics, and the public sphere. Her recent projects include Global Kids Online, Preparing for a Digital Future, and EU Kids Online. See her personal webpage, publications, blog posts on media policy and parenting for a digital future, and TEDX talk on How children engage with the Internet.

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