Connectivity, Networks and Flows: Conceptualizing Contemporary (Hepp, Krotz, Moores and Winter)
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Title: Connectivity, Networks and Flows: Conceptualizing Contemporary
Editor(s): Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz, Shaun Moores and Carsten Winter
Publish Date: May 2008
|This book offers its readers a critical engagement with three key concepts for social and communication theory today – connectivity, networks and flows. The contributors are committed to conceptualizing contemporary communications in a changing world. They point to globalizing and deterritorializing processes, and to the increasing significance of mobilities in late modern existence—yet this is also a book about the continuing importance of locality, senses of place and physically copresent interaction in daily living. The book combines theoretical reflection with analysis of specific media and cultural practices. Featured examples of such practices include uses of mobile phones and the Internet, activities of online (and offline) working and socializing, and constructions of liveness and immediacy in electronically mediated communication. The book will be of particular interest to researchers and students in communications, media and cultural studies, sociology and social theory.|
Contents: Connectivity, Networks and Flows, Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz, Shaun Moores, and Carsten Winter. Media Connectivity: Concepts, Conditions, and Consequences, Friedrich Krotz. Translocal Media Cultures: Networks of the Media and Globalization, Andreas Hepp. “Your Life—To Go”: The Cultural Impact of New Media Technologies, John Tomlinson. The TIMES Convergence of Mediality of Communication as Change in Cultural Solidarity: Convergent Mobile Telephones and Laptops and New Flows, Networks and Connectivity, Carsten Winter. Actor Network Theory and Media: Do They Connect and on What Terms?, Nick Couldry. Network Theory and Human Action: Theoretical Concepts and Empirical Applications, Thorsten Quandt. Undercurrents: Postcolonial Cyberfeminism, a Mailing List and the Network Society, Maren Hartmann. Towards a Network Sociality, Andreas Wittel. Conceptualizing Place in a World of Flows, Shaun Moores. About the Authors. Index.