Digital Media : Transformations in Human Communication, Paperback / softback Book

Digital Media : Transformations in Human Communication Paperback / softback

Edited by Paul Messaris, Lee Humphreys


The age of digital media has given rise to a new social world.

It is a world in which the transmission of information from the few to the many is steadily being supplanted by the multi-directional flow of facts, lies, and ideas.

It is a world in which hundreds of millions of people are voluntarily depositing large amounts of personal details in publicly accessible databases.

It is a world in which interpersonal relationships are increasingly being conducted in the virtual sphere.

Above all, this is a world that seems to be veering off in unpredictable ways from the trends of the immediate past.

This book is a probing examination of that world, and of the changes that it has ushered into our lives.

In more than thirty essays by a wide range of scholars, this must-have second edition examines the impact of digital media in six areas - information, persuasion, community, gender and sexuality, surveillance and privacy, and cross-cultural communication - and offers an invaluable guide for students and scholars alike.

With one exception, all essays are completely new or revised for this volume.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Communication studies
  • ISBN: 9781433132865



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