Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics

Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics

Dal Yong Jin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 476
ISBN13: 9781609600372|ISBN10: 1609600371|EISBN13: 9781609600396|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-037-2

Description

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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • American Fandom and Asian Technology
  • Broadband
  • 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
  • Or
  • Social Networking
  • Social shaping of technology
  • Urban screens and transcultural consumption
  • Vernacular modernization
  • Web-portals

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