New Media and Popular Imagination offers a highly original account of the ways in which successive media of electronic communication - radio, television, and digital media - have been anticipated, debated, and taken up in the twentieth-century United States. Intended as an intervention in the emerging scholarly and policy debates around contemporary digital culture, the book analyses popular responses to earlier moments of technological innovation in the twentieth-century. Successive electronic media have challenged the borders between private and public, disturbed notions of national identity, and disrupted the gendered routines and spaces of the private home. Illuminating both the continuities and disjunctions between old media and new, New Media and Popular Imagination offers new insights into the relationship between technological change and cultural form.
"A concise yet complete overview of public consciousness of new media. Boddy is a distinguished media historian, and he offers here a fascinating, fresh look at the history of the technology and social impact of cinema, early radio, television, computers, cable television, and digital media. ...
Very well researched and indexed, this book should be in all collections supporting study of broadcast history, media, and communication. Essential, upper-division undergraduates and above."--Choice
Series: Oxford Television Studies
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.9 x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.28