How does the online activity distort, or shape the offline world? And what are the emerging modes of community, sociality, media literacy, creativity and politics traversing online and offline spaces as Web 2.0 and social networked media burgeon? This book seeks to consider these questions by drawing on case studies which all describe a day in the life in a cross-generational, cross-class familial context at six locations -- Manila, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai and Melbourne -- bringing new insights into localized and regional online communities that are as dynamic and ever-evolving as the internet itself. Employing comprehensive, cross-disciplinary frameworks from theoretical approaches such as media sociology, ethgraphy, cultural studies and media and communication studies, Online@AsiaPacific will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Asian culture and society, cybercultures, new media studies, communication studies and internet studies.
Larissa Hjorth is Associate Professor in Games at RMIT University, Australia. Michael Arnold is Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Larissa Hjorth, Michael Arnold
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Psychology: Professional & General
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