Online Social Behavior Collection: Global Media: Convergence And Cultural Transformation, 1st Edition

  • Dal Yong Jin
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  • ISBN-10: 1609600398
  • ISBN-13: 9781609600396
  • DDC: 306
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 454 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Cultural Convergence and Globalization.
2: Super–Sized Fandom: Globalization, Popular Culture, and the Peculiar Case of “Miss McDonald”.
3: Urban Screens and Transcultural Consumption between South Korea and Australia.
4: Sharing Bites on Global Screens: The Emergence of Snack Culture.
5: Global Media and Information Ethics: Challenges Re–Examined.
6: Public Discourses on the Korean Wave in Taiwan.
7: The Emerging Media Exchange in the Cultural Regionalization of Asia.
8: New Imagined Community by Cultural Participation: A Study on Taiwan's Digital Cultural Heritage.
9: Convergence of New Media.
10: New–Media–Based Attention Implosion and Television Publicness in the Era of Internet–TV Convergence.
11: Bearing Witness through Technology: War and Visual Culture in a Converged World.
12: Mum's the Word: A Case Study of Students' Intergenerational New Media Literacy in Shanghai.
13: The Electronic Pontifices Maximi: Social Networking and the Hope of a Right to Communicate.
14: A Picture and a Thousand Words: Visual Scaffolding for Mobile Communications in Developing Regions.
15: Mobile Technology and Culture.
16: Going Online in the PC Graveyard: The Sociocultural Evolution of Japan's Mobile Internet.
17: Exploring the Diffusion of Mobile Phone Among Zimbabwean Migrants in Botswana.
18: The Triumph of Shanzhai: No Name Brand Mobile Phones and Youth Identity in China.
19: Convergence of Mobile TV with Everyday Life1 and Culture.
20: Call Centers, India, and a New Politics: Cultural Interpretations.
21: Games.
22: Mobile Games in China: Formation, Ferment, and Future.
23: Cinema of the Gun: Science and Technology Studies and the First Person Shooter.
24: Playing as Producing: Convergence Culture and Localization of EA Digital Games in Taiwan.
25: Corporate Convergence and Media Market.
26: TV Box on the Internet: The Interplay between Politics and Market in China.
27: Corporate Strategies in Media Convergence: A Comparative Study of Sony vs. Samsung as Transnational Cultural Industries.
28: Fostering Innovation in Converging Audiovisual Media Services: Do Mergers and Acquisitions Really Help?.
29: The Three Cs of Key Music Sector Trends Today: Commodification, Concentration and Convergence.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.