Handbook of New Media
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Handbook of New Media

Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs

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© 2002 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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'Selected contributions are all of high quality and do indeed contribute to the editors goal; synthesis combined with new horizons, cross-disciplinary approaches combine with state of the art description. This makes the Handbook of New Media de facto required reading for anybody involved in new media and its understanding.... The aim of this book was ambitious and the size of the book is impressive but the result is there, a handbook of new media, which will remain a key referance in new media research for some considerable time'

- Learning Media Technology

`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

The past 20 years have seen remarkable growth in research and scholarship addressing new information and communication technologies and their social contexts. Often called `new media' research, this growing field is both international and interdisciplinary.

The Handbook of New Media sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field. Divided into six sections covering major problem areas of research, the Handbook 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 Handbook will be an indispensable volume on the personal bookshelves of all scholars working in the area, required reading for graduate students, a reference work for established researchers and newcomers to new media scholarship, and an intellectual benchmark for the field.

Leah A Lievrouw and Sonia Livingstone
Introduction
The Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs  
PART ONE: THE CHANGING SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Sonia Livingstone
Introduction
Frank Webster
The Information Society Revisited
Nicholas W Jankowski
Creating Community with Media
History, Theories and Scientific Investigations  
Sara Bentivegna
Politics and New Media
Nancy K Baym
Interpersonal Life Online
David Buckingham
The Electronic Generation?
Children and New Media  
Douglas Kellner
New Media and New Literacies
Reconstructing Education for the New Millennium  
Ronald E Rice
Primary Issues in Internet Use
Access, Civic and Community Involvement, and Social Interaction and Expression  
PART TWO: TECHNOLOGY DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Leah A Lievrouw
Introduction
Patrice Flichy
New Media History
Susan Leigh Star and Geoffrey C Bowker
How to Infrastructure
Sally J McMillan
Exploring Models of Interactivity from Multiple Research Traditions
Users, Documents and Systems  
Leah A Lievrouw
Determination and Contingency in New Media Development
Diffusion of Innovations and Social Shaping of Technology Perspectives  
PART THREE: NEW MEDIA AND ORGANIZING
Noshir S Contractor
Introduction
Kathleen M Carley
Smart Agents and Organizations of the Future
Andrea B Hollingshead and Noshir S Contractor
New Media and Organizing at the Group Level
Mich[gr]ele H Jackson, Marshall Scott Poole and Tim Kuhn
The Social Construction of Technology in Studies of the Workplace
Fran[ce]cois Bar with Caroline Simard
New Media Implementation and Industrial Organization
PART FOUR: SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES AND MARKETS
John Ure
Introduction
Pablo J Boczkowski
The Development and Use of Online Newspapers
What Research Tells Us and What We Might Want to Know  
Philip Cooke
New Media and New Economy Cluster Dynamics
Terry Flew and Stephen McElhinney
Globalization and the Structure of New Media Industries
Anders Henten and Knud Erik Skouby
Information Society, Trade and Industry Policy
Don Lamberton
The Economics of Information and Industrial Change
Peter Lovelock and John Ure
The New Economy
Internet, Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce?  
Heather E Hudson
Universal Access to the New Information Infrastructure
PART FIVE: POLICY AND REGULATION
Bella Mody, Harry M Trebing and Laura Stein
Introduction
The Governance of Media Markets  
Dwayne Winseck
Wired Cities and Transnational Communications
New Forms of Governance for Telecommunications and the New Media  
Laura Stein and Nikhil Sinha
New Global Media and Communication Policy
The Role of the State in the Twenty-First Century  
Stefaan G Verhulst
About Scarcities and Intermediaries
The Regulatory Paradigm Shift of Digital Content Reviewed  
Oscar H Gandy Jr
The Real Digital Divide
Citizens versus Consumers  
Gwen Urey
Labour and New Media
PART SIX: CULTURE AND NEW MEDIA
Mark Poster
Introduction
Jennifer Daryl Slack and J Macgregor Wise
Cultural Studies and Technology
Michael R Curry
Discursive Displacement and the Seminal Ambiguity of Space and Place
Timothy W Luke
Power and Political Culture
Don Slater
Social Relationships and Identity Online and Offline

Sample Materials & Chapters

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'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

`Not only has the New Media grown explosively, so has research in the field. This book admirably provides the needed stock-taking from leading authorities in the field' - Barry Wellman, University of Toronto

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