The Mobile Media Reader

Overview

Portable phones are now miniature multi-media centers that can fit neatly in one's pocket, and media industries of all types are adapting content for these new platforms, or innovating entirely new forms. In the light of this explosive growth, this diverse collection of essays establishes conceptual, critical frameworks for evaluating the latest transformations of the media landscape. Some essays provide historical context, exploring older phenomena such as the CB radio, automobile radio, and hand-held video ...

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Overview

Portable phones are now miniature multi-media centers that can fit neatly in one's pocket, and media industries of all types are adapting content for these new platforms, or innovating entirely new forms. In the light of this explosive growth, this diverse collection of essays establishes conceptual, critical frameworks for evaluating the latest transformations of the media landscape. Some essays provide historical context, exploring older phenomena such as the CB radio, automobile radio, and hand-held video games, while others unpack the behind-the-scenes negotiations that determine what kinds of services are available to consumers of the latest technology. The Mobile Media Reader is a comprehensive road map, enabling both scholars and students to examine the social, cultural, and commercial implications of media that are available anywhere at any time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433113017
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Series: Digital Formations , #73
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Noah Arceneaux is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University. His research explores the social construction of new media technologies, ranging from wireless telegraphy to emerging forms of mobile media. His work has been published in a number of journals, and he is the co-editor of The Cell Phone Reader (Lang, 2006). Anandam Kavoori is Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He is the author or editor of eight books including Reading YouTube (Lang, 2011), Digital Media Criticism (Lang, 2010), and co-editor of The Cell Phone Reader (Lang, 2006).

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