Digital Media and Society: An Introduction

Digital Media and Society: An Introduction

by Adrian Athique

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745662299
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/08/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Adrian Athique is senior lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Detailed table of contents

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Part I: Digital Histories

Chapter 1: Building a Digital Society

Chapter 2: The Socio-Technical Interface

Chapter 3: Typing the User

Chapter 4: Audience As Community

Part II: Digital Individuals

Chapter 5: Pleasing Bodies

Chapter 6: Reality Checks

Chapter 7: My Personal Public

Chapter 8: Going Mobile

Part III: Digital Economies

Chapter 9: The Road To Serverdom

Chapter 10: Digital Property

Chapter 11: Consuming Power

Chapter 12: Information At Work

Part IV: Digital Authorities

Chapter 13: Virtual Democracy

Chapter 14: Under Scrutiny

Chapter 15: Managing Risk

Chapter 16: Living in a Cloud



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‘Adrian Athique’s introduction brings digital media, and its culture, politics and economics, into sharp focus. This book provides an essential outline of the digital world; it is accessible to all while remaining complex enough to be accurate.’
Tim Jordan, King’s College London

Digital Media and Society is a comprehensive, compelling and critical examination of the social and cultural consequences of digital media and communication technologies. The book provides a cohesive and coherent look at the present digital state of society, and it explains how the digital present came to be and what its consequences are. It is written in a clear, jargon-free manner and filled with information and questions that make it a remarkably useful teaching text.’
Steve Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago

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