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Media technologies : essays on communication, materiality, and society

Author: Tarleton Gillespie; Pablo J Boczkowski; Kirsten A Foot
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, ©2014.
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In recent years, scholarship around media technologies has finally shed the assumption that these technologies are separate from and powerfully determining of social life, looking at them instead as produced by and embedded in distinct social, cultural, and political practices. Communication and media scholars have increasingly taken theoretical perspectives originating in science and technology studies (STS),  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tarleton Gillespie; Pablo J Boczkowski; Kirsten A Foot
ISBN: 9780262525374 0262525372
OCLC Number: 902734503
Description: xii, 325 p. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Materiality of Mediated Knowledge and Expression. Materiality and Media in Communication and Technology Studies: An Unfinished Project / Leah A. Lievrouw --
Steps Toward Cosmopolitanism in the Study of Media Technologies: Integrating Scholarship on Production, Consumption, Materiality, and Content / Pablo J. Boczkowski and Ignacio Siles --
Closer to the Metal / Finn Brunton and Gabriela Coleman --
Emerging Configurations of Knowledge Expression / Geoffrey C. Bowker --
"What Do We Want?" "Materiality!" "When Do We Want It?" "Now!" / Jonathan Sterne --
Mediations and Their Others / Lucy Suchman --
The People, Practices, and Promises of Information Networks. Making Media Work: Time, Space, Identity, and Labor in the Analysis of Information and Communication Infrastructures / Gregory J. Downey --
The Relevance of Algorithms / Tarleton Gillespie --
The Fog of Freedom / Christopher Kelty --
Rethinking Repair / Steven J. Jackson --
Identifying the Interests of Digital Users as Audiences, Consumers, Workers, and Publics / Sonia Livingstone --
The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Networks / Fred Turner.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: edited by Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot.

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Scholars from communication and media studies join those from science and technology studies to examine media technologies as complex, sociomaterial phenomena.  Read more...

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