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Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

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Издательство THE MIT PRESS
Год выпуска 2014
Срок комплектации до 10 рабочих дней
ISBN 9780262525374
Язык English

In recent years, scholarship around media technologies has finally shed the assumption that these technologies are separate from and powerfully determining of social life, looking at them instead as produced by and embedded in distinct social, cultural, and political practices. Communication and media scholars have increasingly taken theoretical perspectives originating in science and technology studies (STS), while some STS scholars interested in information technologies have linked their research to media studies inquiries into the symbolic dimensions of these tools. In this volume, scholars from both fields come together to advance this view of media technologies as complex sociomaterial phenomena. The contributors first address the relationship between materiality and mediation, considering such topics as the lived realities of network infrastructure. The contributors then highlight media technologies as always in motion, held together through the minute, unobserved work of… ISBN:9780262525374,0262525372

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