Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Social Consequences of ICTs

By Leah A. Lievrouw, Sonia Livingstone - 2008

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. Edited by Leah A. Lievrouw and Sonia Livingstone, it sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field. Covering major problem areas of research, the Handbook of New Media includes an introductory essay by the editors and a concluding essay by Ron Rice. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned scholar, provides a review of the most significant social research findings and insights.

This new Student Edition incorporates a reorganized format into three clearly-defined sections (culture and society; systems, design and industries; and institutions and governance) to make the material more accessible for students and easier to incorporate into course design; provides updated chapters to combine classic studies and background material with latest developments in the field since the first edition appeared in 2002; offers a new introduction by the editors to clearly lay out several main themes in new media studies and distinguish the field from and relative to mass media research, as well as providing instructors with a guide for ‘how to use the Handbook' in courses; includes re-titled chapters to reflect their central focus or topic and help students and instructors frame the diversity of material in the book 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.

SAGE Publications (2002).

By Leah A. Lievrouw, Sonia Livingstone| 2008


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