Media Convergence: The Three Degrees of Network, Mass and Interpersonal Communication

Media Convergence: The Three Degrees of Network, Mass and Interpersonal Communication

by Klaus Bruhn Jensen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415482038

ISBN-13: 9780415482035

Pub. Date: 02/11/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The development of digital media presents a unique opportunity to reconsider what communication is, and what individuals, groups, and societies might hope to accomplish through new as well as old media. At a time when digital media still provoke both utopian and dystopian views of their likely consequences, Klaus Bruhn Jensen places these 'new' media in a

Overview

The development of digital media presents a unique opportunity to reconsider what communication is, and what individuals, groups, and societies might hope to accomplish through new as well as old media. At a time when digital media still provoke both utopian and dystopian views of their likely consequences, Klaus Bruhn Jensen places these 'new' media in a comparative perspective together with 'old' mass media and face-to-face communication, restating the two classic questions of media studies: what do media do to people, and what do people do with media?  

Media Convergence makes a distinction between three general types of media: the human body enabling communication in the flesh; the technically reproduced means of mass communication; and the digital technologies facilitating interaction one-to-one, one-to-many, as well as many-to-many.

Features include:

  • case studies, including mobile phones in everyday life, the Muhammad cartoons controversy and climate change as a global challenge for human communication and political action
  • diagrams, figures, and tables summarizing key concepts beyond standard 'models of communication'
  • systematic cross-referencing. Major terms are highlighted and cross-referenced throughout, with key concepts defined in margin notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415482035
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/11/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations. Preface. Part One – A Critique of Communication 1. Introduction: Communication – The Very Idea 2. Erro, Ergo Sum – Communication and Pragmatism in the History of Ideas 3. Differences that Make a Difference – The Art and Science of Media and Communication Research Part Two – Media of Three Degrees 4. Media Matters – The Material Conditions of Communication 5. Media Meanings – The Discourses, Genres, and Modalities of Communication 6. Media Institutions – Between Agency and Structure Part Three – The Double Hermeneutics of Media and Communication Research 7. Media of Science – Doing Communication Research 8. The Future of Communication – Pragmatism between Modernism and Postmodernism. References. Index

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