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e-books in Media Studies category

Book cover: Medium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media PhilosophyMedium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media Philosophy
by - Amsterdam University Press ,
This rich study provides a comprehensive introduction to media philosophy while offering a new perspective on the concept and function of transmission media in all systems of exchange. Kramer uses the figure of the messenger as a key metaphor ...
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Book cover: Mobile Screens: The Visual Regime of NavigationMobile Screens: The Visual Regime of Navigation
by - Amsterdam University Press ,
This book is a must for anybody interested in visual culture and media theory. It offers a theoretical account of the central dimension of our contemporary existence -- interfacing and navigating data and physical world through a variety of screens.
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Book cover: Media and Participation: A site of ideological-democratic struggleMedia and Participation: A site of ideological-democratic struggle
by - Intellect Ltd ,
This book looks at participation as a structurally unstable concept and as the object of a political struggle that makes it oscillate between minimalist and maximalist versions. This struggle is analysed in theoretical reflections in five fields.
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Book cover: Rethinking the BBC: Public Media in the 21st CenturyRethinking the BBC: Public Media in the 21st Century
by - Commonwealth Publishing ,
'Rethinking the BBC: Public Media in the 21st Century' brings together some of the most influential thinkers on media politics and policy in the UK and beyond. It is a vital contribution to the debate on public media at a moment of rapid change.
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Book cover: Digital Tools in Media StudiesDigital Tools in Media Studies
by - Transcript-Verlag ,
In this volume, international media scholars and computer scientists present their projects, varying from film-historical databases to automatic video analysis software, discussing their application of digital tools and reporting on their results.
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Book cover: Digital LightDigital Light
by - Open Humanities Press ,
The authors study the historical evolution of digital light-based technologies. The book provides a critical account of digital light-based technologies and techniques by tracing their genealogies and comparing them with their predecessor media.
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Book cover: Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass CommunicationUnderstanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
by - The Saylor Foundation ,
The text will support an engaging course experience for students that will not only show them the powerful social and economic forces will affect the future of media technology, but will challenge students to do their part in shaping that future.
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Book cover: Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and TechnologyDigital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology
by - Amsterdam University Press ,
The authors assembled their 'digital material' into an anthology, covering issues ranging from desktop metaphors to Web 2.0 ecosystems, from touch screens to blogging and e-learning, from role-playing games and cybergothic music to wireless dreams.
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Book cover: Audiovisions : Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in HistoryAudiovisions : Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History
by - Amsterdam University Press ,
The book reconstructs the genesis of cinema and television as historically relative cultural forms, focussing on the interaction between the apparatus and its uses. It is also a plea for 'staying power' in studies of cultural technology of film.
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Book cover: Media Piracy in Emerging EconomiesMedia Piracy in Emerging Economies
by - SSRC Books ,
An independent study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, etc. The report argues that the problem of piracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.
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Book cover: Broadcasting, Voice, and AccountabilityBroadcasting, Voice, and Accountability
by - World Bank Publications ,
This book provides development practitioners with a wide overview of the key policy and regulatory issues involved in supporting freedom of information and expression and enabling development of a pluralistic and independent broadcasting sector.
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Book cover: The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital AgeThe Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age
by - University of Michigan Press ,
The book addresses a series of questions about the ways in which hyperlinks organize behavior online. These essays will be valuable to anyone interested in the connections that structure communication discourse in the world of digital media.
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Book cover: Skate Life: Re-Imagining White MasculinitySkate Life: Re-Imagining White Masculinity
by - University of Michigan Press ,
Skate Life examines how young male skateboarders use skate culture media in the production of their identities. Emily Chivers Yochim offers a comprehensive ethnographic analysis of an Ann Arbor, Michigan, skateboarding community.
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Book cover: Media, Technology, and Society: Theories of Media EvolutionMedia, Technology, and Society: Theories of Media Evolution
by - University of Michigan Press ,
The authors explore the issue of media evolution. Focusing on a variety of examples in media history, ranging from the telephone to the television, the radio to the Internet, these essays address questions about the nature of technological change.
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Book cover: When Media Are New: Understanding the Dynamics of New Media Adoption and UseWhen Media Are New: Understanding the Dynamics of New Media Adoption and Use
by - University of Michigan Press ,
The book investigates the human factors involved in technological change and their implications for current and future media. It will find a broad audience ranging from media and communication scholars to historians and organizational theorists.
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Book cover: Cross-Media CommunicationsCross-Media Communications
by - Carnegie Mellon University ,
An introduction to the future of mass media and mass communications - cross-media communications. Cross-media is explained through the presentation and analysis of contemporary examples and project-based tutorials in cross-media development.
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Book cover: MediactiveMediactive
by - Lulu.com ,
We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us by being active consumers and participants. Here's how.
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Book cover: Media MythsMedia Myths
by - The Progress & Freedom Foundation ,
Are media companies in this country too big? Is the media diverse enough and competitive enough today? And what relationship, if any, does media size have to the health of our democracy? These are the questions Adam Thierer explores in this book.
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Book cover: Media and Cultural TheoryMedia and Cultural Theory
by - BookBoon ,
This is an ideal guidebook for undergraduates studying a range of Media and Cultural Studies courses. Alongside more traditional forms like film, television and music, the book also makes reference to Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.
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Book cover: We the MediaWe the Media
by - O'Reilly Media, Inc. ,
The book about journalism's transformation from a mass-media structure to something more democratic, a story of evolutionary change and a modern revolution, because technology has given us a toolkit that allows anyone to become a journalist.
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Book cover: Free CultureFree Culture
by - Penguin Press HC ,
Never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture.
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