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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415291750
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Series: Comedia Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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 MediaSpace 1
Pt. I Media theory/spatial theory 19
1 The doubling of place: electronic media, time-space arrangements and social relationships 21
2 Kinetic screens: epistemologies of movement at the interface 37
3 Neither poison nor cure: space, scale and public life in media theory 58
4 The attractions of television: reconsidering liveness 75
Pt. II Work, leisure and the spaces in-between 93
5 The marketable neighborhood: commercial Latinidad in New York's East Harlem 95
6 Media, bodies and spaces of ethnography: beauty salons in Casablanca, Cairo and Paris 114
7 Spaces of television: the structuring of consumers in a Swedish shopping mall 126
8 urbanism 145
9 Industrial geography lessons: socio-professional rituals and the borderlands of production culture 163
Pt. III New media spaces 191
10 The webcam subculture and the digital enclosure 193
11 Crossing the media(-n): auto-mobility, the transported self and technologies of freedom 209
12 Something spatial in the air: in-flight entertainment and the topographies of modern air travel 233
13 An ontology of everyday control: space, media flows and 'smart' living in the absolute present 253
14 'To each their own bubble': mobile spaces of sound in the city 275
Index 294
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