Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics
Dal Yong Jin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea)
Release Date: November, 2010. Copyright © 2011. 476 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-037-2, ISBN13: 9781609600372, ISBN10: 1609600371, EISBN13: 9781609600396
New media and technology are firmly embedded in our contemporary society and culture. The application of the internet and mobile communications, including online gaming, has made a huge impact on political participation, business, education, and social relations.
Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics aims to engage the complex relationship between technology, culture, and socio-economic elements by exploring it in a transnational, yet contextually grounded, framework. This book explores diverse perspectives and approaches, from political economy to cultural studies, and from policy studies to ethnography, In order to reflect varied perspectives on the convergence of culture and new media technology.
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Lihyun Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Recently, Korean dramas have won popularity in East Asia and provoked public discussions in newspaper forums in Taiwan. This chapter analyzes how the interpretive co...
Robert Farrell (IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA), Catalina Danis (IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA), Thomas Erickson (IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA), Jason Ellis (IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA), Jim Christensen (IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA), Mark Bailey (IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA), Wendy A. Kellogg (IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA)
Mobile communication is a key enabler for economic, social and political change in developing regions of the world. The authors argue that engaging citizens in devel...
Zixue Tai (University of Kentucky, USA), Haifang Zeng (Shanghai University, China)
This chapter presents a critical analysis of China’s nascent but fast-evolving mobile game market. Through a penetrating examination of the historical evolution of t...
- American Fandom and Asian Technology
- Chinese online game culture
- Commercialization of the online gaming industry
- Convergence of mobile multimedia
- Convergence of Western culture and Asian new media
- Corporate strategies in media convergence
- Cross-generational media literacy
- Cultural Interpretations
- Fostering innovation in converging information industries
- Japanese Console Game Industry and Culture
- New communication technologies and ethno-political identity
- New Media Hubs
- New Media Polices
- Online social interactions in the consumer context
- Social Networking
- Social shaping of technology
- Urban screens and transcultural consumption
- Vernacular modernization