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This is the first major review of interactive technologies and their cultural and social context. This is more than a welcome addition to one's library; it is the authoritative overview of international research perspectives on interactive media technologies by leading scholars around the world” – Ellen Wartella, University of Texas at Austin “The Handbook of New Media is a landmark for the study of information and communication technologies within the field of communication. Its international team of editors and authors has brought together insights gained from over two decades of scholarly research. This indispensable reference demonstrates an increased maturity and stature for “new media” research within the field” – William H Dutton, University of Southern California “A truly comprehensive and authoritative volume. This Handbook will ...

Power and Political Culture
Power and political culture
Timothy W. Luke

This chapter rethinks the remediations of political culture and power, which are unfolding on what is called ‘the Internet’, or the ever changing network of networks that are knit together out of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Rapid change in the digital domains of the Internet is widely acknowledged, so to write about the net effects of new media emerging on the Internet is a hazardous enterprise. In that respect, this analysis is not much different from many others, which either precede, or now parallel, its examination of politics and the Internet. In other ways, however, this chapter is different in as much as it explores the power effects of computer networks, digital discourses and ...

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