Mediaspace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age / Edition 1

Mediaspace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age / Edition 1

by Nick Couldry, Anna McCarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415291755

ISBN-13: 9780415291750

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Media Space explores the importance of ideas of space and place to understanding the ways in which we experience the media in our everyday lives. Essays from leading international scholars address the kinds of space created by media and the effects that spacial arrangements have on media forms. Case studies focus on a wide variety of subjects and locales,…  See more details below

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Media Space explores the importance of ideas of space and place to understanding the ways in which we experience the media in our everyday lives. Essays from leading international scholars address the kinds of space created by media and the effects that spacial arrangements have on media forms. Case studies focus on a wide variety of subjects and locales, from in-flight entertainment to mobile media such as personal stereos and mobile phones, and from the electronic spaces of the Internet to the shopping mall.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415291750
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Series:
Comedia Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Introduction: Orientations: mapping MediaSpace1
Pt. IMedia theory/spatial theory19
1The doubling of place: electronic media, time-space arrangements and social relationships21
2Kinetic screens: epistemologies of movement at the interface37
3Neither poison nor cure: space, scale and public life in media theory58
4The attractions of television: reconsidering liveness75
Pt. IIWork, leisure and the spaces in-between93
5The marketable neighborhood: commercial Latinidad in New York's East Harlem95
6Media, bodies and spaces of ethnography: beauty salons in Casablanca, Cairo and Paris114
7Spaces of television: the structuring of consumers in a Swedish shopping mall126
8Dot.com urbanism145
9Industrial geography lessons: socio-professional rituals and the borderlands of production culture163
Pt. IIINew media spaces191
10The webcam subculture and the digital enclosure193
11Crossing the media(-n): auto-mobility, the transported self and technologies of freedom209
12Something spatial in the air: in-flight entertainment and the topographies of modern air travel233
13An ontology of everyday control: space, media flows and 'smart' living in the absolute present253
14'To each their own bubble': mobile spaces of sound in the city275
Index294

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