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THE NEW MEDIA THEORY READER
Author : Robert Hassan and Julian Thomas (eds)
ISBN : 978-81-316-0861-6
Edition : 2017
Pages : 356
Price : Rs.1295 / US$80
Binding : Hardback
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ABOUT THE BOOK

The study of new media opens up some of the most fascinating issues in contemporary culture: questions of ownership and control over information and cultural goods; the changing experience of space and time; the political consequences of new communication technologies; and the power of users and consumers to disrupt established economic and business models.

The New Media Theory Reader brings together key readings on new media – what it is, where it came from, how it affects our lives, and how it is managed. Using work from media studies, cultural history and cultural studies, economics, law, and politics, the essays encourage readers to pay close attention to the ‘new’ in new media, as well as considering it as a historical phenomenon. The Reader features a general introduction as well as an editors’ introduction to each thematic section, and a useful summary of each reading.

The New Media Theory Reader is an indispensable text for students on new media, technology, sociology and media studies courses.

CONTRIBUTORS
Andrew Barry
Benjamin R. Barber
James Boyle
James Carey
Benjamin Compaine
Noam Cook
Andrew Graham
Nicola Green
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Ian Hunter
Kevin Kelly
Heejin Lee
Lawrence Lessig
Jonathan Liebenau
Jessica Litman
Lev Manovich
Michael Marien
Robert W. McChesney
David E. Nye
Bruce M. Owen
Lyman Ray Patterson
Kevin Robins
Ithiel de Sola Pool
David Saunders
Richard Stallman
Jeremy Stein
Cass R. Sunstein
McKenzie Wark
Frank Webster
Dugald Williamson
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)

Robert Hassan is Senior Research Fellow in Media and Communications at the Media and Communications Program, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of The Chronoscopic Society (2003) and Media, Politics and the Network Society (Open University Press, 2004). He is the editor of the journal Time & Society.

Julian Thomas is Director of the institute for Social Research at Swinburne University, Australia and a Professorial Fellow in Media and Communications. He has written widely on the social and policy dimensions of new media.
 
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