The new media landscape touches every aspect of our social, political and cultural lives. It is more important than ever, therefore, that we are able to understand and explain the complexity of our digital world.
Understanding New Media gives students the tools and the knowledge they need to make sense of the relationship between technologies, media and society. This best-selling student introduction:
Makes complex ideas accessible, clearly explaining the key thinkers, theories and research students need to understand
Brings theory to life with a range of new case studies, from selfies or trolling, to the app economy and algorithms in social media
Gets students started on projects and essays with guided research activities, showing them how to successfully put learning into practice
Provides guided further reading, helping students to navigate the literature and extend their studies beyond the chapter
Understanding New Media remains the perfect guide to the past, present and future of the new media world. It is a vital resource for students across media and communication studies and sociology, and anyone exploring new media, social media or digital media.
Eugenia is currently the Vice Chair of the ECREA Section on Diaspora, Migration and Media. Her current research interests are in the field of social and political theory and new media, multiculturalism and the media, online journalism, the relationship between mature and new media, and media representations of cultural diversity. Recent articles have appeared in New Media and Society, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Information Polity, while she is also the co-editor (with Joss Hands) of At The Interface: Transformations in Society, Culture and Politics (Rodopi, 2004), and the co-editor (with Lincoln Dahlberg) of Radical Democracy and the Internet (Palgrave, 2007).
Preface 1. Understanding New Media 2. The Political Economy of New Media 3. Politics and Citizenship 4. Divides, Participation and Inequality 5. New Media Uses and Abuses 6. Security, Surveillance and Safety 7. New Media and Journalism 8. Mobile Media and Everyday Life 9. New Media and Identity 10. Socialities and Social Media 11. Games and Gaming 12. The Future of New Media