Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series

Media Convergence and Deconvergence

Editors: Sparviero, Sergio, Peil, Corinna, Balbi, Gabriele (Eds.)

  • Distinctive in its identification and analysis of several sites of tensions that draw attention to the inconsistencies in media convergence discourse 
  • Offers a coherent perspective on the fragmented character of innovations 
  • Dedicated to an understanding of media markets, contents and uses as complex realities, defined by competing forces of media convergence and de-convergence 
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About this book

This edited volume explores different meanings of media convergence and deconvergence, and reconsiders them in critical and innovative ways. Its parts provide together a broad picture of opposing trends and tensions in media convergence, by underlining the relevance of this powerful idea and emphasizing the misconceptions that it has generated. Sergio Sparviero, Corinna Peil, Gabriele Balbi and the other authors look into practices and realities of users in convergent media environments, ambiguities in the production and distribution of content, changes to the organization of media industries, the re-configuration of media markets, and the influence of policy and regulations. Primarily addressed to scholars and students in different fields of media and communication studies, Media Convergence and Deconvergence deconstructs taken-for-granted concepts and provides alternative and fresh analyses on one of the most popular topics in contemporary media culture.

Chapter 1 is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

About the authors

Sergio Sparviero is an assistant professor at the Department of Communication Studies of the University of Salzburg.  Corinna Peil is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication Studies, Center for ICT&S, of the University of Salzburg.  Gabriele Balbi is an assistant professor in media studies at the Institute of Media and Journalism of USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland). 

Reviews

“This is a fascinating book—one of the most deftly planned, organized, soundly argued, and genuinely interesting volume on media convergence and de-convergence. Drawing from a number of case studies from across the world, yet never forgetting the significance of the recent trend through incisive analysis and interpretation, the book has succinctly developed and advanced major theoretical frameworks in the realm of media industries. This book is an essential chaperon for anyone willing to extend their understanding in de-converging media convergence.” (Dal Yong Jin, Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Media Convergence Meets Deconvergence

    Peil, Corinna (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Deconstructing “Media Convergence”: A Cultural History of the Buzzword, 1980s–2010s

    Balbi, Gabriele

    Pages 31-51

  • Convergence in Domestic Media Use? The Interplay of Old and New Media at Home

    Müller, Kathrin Friederike (et al.)

    Pages 55-74

  • Blurred Lines, Distinct Forces: The Evolving Practices of Italian TV Audiences in a Convergent Scenario

    Barra, Luca (et al.)

    Pages 75-91

  • Media Convergence and the Network Society: Media Logic(s), Polymedia and the Transition of the Public Sphere

    Thimm, Caja

    Pages 93-112

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51288-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media Convergence and Deconvergence
Editors
  • Sergio Sparviero
  • Corinna Peil
  • Gabriele Balbi
Series Title
Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51289-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51289-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51288-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 341
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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