Critical, broad and extensively researched, Understanding New Mediaremains the essential guide to the new media world, with expanded coverage of key topics, including digital participation, extreme pornography and online radicalization and engaging case studies on topics such as selfies, trolling and gaming addiction.
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
This second edition offers a fresh perspective on a range of timely topics and case studies and comprises an essential reading for new media students who aim to develop an overarching understanding of new media theories, phenomena and advancements. The research activities in the various chapters of the book enable students to put their learning into practice and develop applied knowledge.
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).