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Media Histories, Media Theories, and Modernity

Nicholas Garnham

in Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the debate about history and its relation to the past that springs out of the confrontation between modernity and Enlightenment thought. It also argues that all debates about ... More


Using Media to Make Memories: Institutions, Forms and Practices

Joanne Garde-Hansen

in Media and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640348
eISBN:
9780748670949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640348.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter will build upon the media and memory discourses explicated in chapters one and two by offering a historical, social, institutional and technological context for the developing use of ... More


The Ecosystem of Connective Media: Lock In, Fence Off, Opt Out?

José van Dijck

in The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199970773
eISBN:
9780199307425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970773.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The last chapter reassembles the histories of individual microsystems and identifies critical questions about the changing nature of the ecosystem and online sociality. Although each of the dissected ... More


All Media Systems Have Been Hybrid

Andrew Chadwick

in The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199759477
eISBN:
9780199345113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759477.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 explores what hybridity has meant in practice throughout the history of media. This story goes back a long, long way, but this chapter focuses on some key developments since the fifteenth ... More


The Origins of Social Media

Judy Malloy

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the formative years of the Internet, researchers collaboratively connected computing systems with a goal of sharing research and computing resources. The model process with which they created the ... More


Waves of Struggle: The History and Future of American Media Reform

Victor Pickard

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0017
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The 1940s was a contentious decade for U.S. media policy. Activists, policymakers, and media industries grappled over defining the normative foundations that governed major communication and ... More


: Cinematicity and Comparative Media

Jeffrey Geiger and Karin Littau

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction defines ‘cinematicity’ and provides a brief lineage of the term. It engages the idea that media inevitably bear each other’s traces, and that no medium may exhaustively be studied in ... More


Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Alan Liu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Driven by global economic forces to innovate, today's society paradoxically looks forward to the future while staring only at the nearest, most local present—the most recent financial quarter, the ... More


. Moving-picture Media and Modernity: Taking Intermediate and Ephemeral Forms Seriously

Ian Christie

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Ian Christie, confronts the challenge of how to do media history, considering how ‘intermediate’ media live on, or are revived, in other media. This is not a model of media ... More


Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Bernhard Fulda

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199547784
eISBN:
9780191720079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547784.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book offers a new interpretation of the fate of Germany's first democracy and the advent of Hitler's Third Reich. It explores the role of the press in the politics of the Weimar Republic, and ... More


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