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Digital Media Criticism

Digital Media Criticism

by Anandam P. Kavoori
     
 

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Digital Media Criticism is an introductory text about media criticism - the act of interpreting and making sense of a range of new media texts that we use (and create) on a daily basis - offering a critical language and a methodological template for interrogating and analyzing the complex texts of digital media. Individual chapters connect key methods of media

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Digital Media Criticism is an introductory text about media criticism - the act of interpreting and making sense of a range of new media texts that we use (and create) on a daily basis - offering a critical language and a methodological template for interrogating and analyzing the complex texts of digital media. Individual chapters connect key methods of media criticism - genre, auteur, cultural/ideological, and ethnographic - with digital culture. Case studies of social media, user generated content, cell phones, and video games are provided, which include everything from downloading ring tones and making new (Facebook) friends, to creating an avatar, texting, and opening a window on RL (real-life).
Insightful and accessible, the book looks at the possibilities and limits of the digital age for us - as creators, consumers, and distributors of content. It will be useful to undergraduates studying media criticism, digital culture and communication, and media literacy, and is written to invite them into a conversation about the culture of the digital age.

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«A savvy, highly accessible look at YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, iPhones, videogames, and media that are daily changing our lives. All served up in a clear textbook format, chock full of questions for students and other useful teaching tools. Highly recommended.» (Paul Levinson, Professor of Communications, Fordham University; Author of ‘New New Media’)
«With flair, adroit theory, and supple analysis, ‘Digital Media Criticism’ offers an excellent guide for students wending their way through the glittering wonders of social media, Web 2.0, cell phones, and media technologies. This elegantly written and clearly structured book compellingly updates criticism as a central project - and a rich pedagogy - in media and culture today.» (Gerard Goggin, Professor of Digital Communication, University of New South Wales, Australia)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433109140
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Digital Formations Series
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Anandam Kavoori is Professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, Athens. He has authored/edited eight books on communication and culture. He has been a consultant for NewsCorporation, CNN International, Living Media, and the Discovery Channel.

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