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Digital Culture Industry

A History of Digital Distribution

Authors: Allen-Robertson, J.

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How did digital media happen ? Through a unique approach to digital documents, and detailed intricate histories of illicit internet piracy networks, The Digital Culture Industry goes beyond the Napster creation myth and illuminates the unseen individuals, code and events behind the turn to digital media.

About the authors

James Allen-Robertson is a doctoral alumni of the Department of Sociology at the University of York, UK. His previous research has been published in the international journal Mobilities and he continues his work in the fields of digital culture and social informatics.

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'This book not only examines a crucial cultural and political issue, it is also a clear demonstration of some of the methodological and technical issues that we now face in undertaking contemporary historical analysis. This is a book that should appeal to those interested in modern history as well as those interested in the sociology of new media. It is a compelling and informative read.'

Professor Roger Burrows, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

'This book represents a pivotal moment in the study of digital culture. The weaving together of various types of eclectic resources reveals the underlying stories of digital distribution. As a result this book provides the much needed historical context upon which the study of new media should be built and acts as an antidote to more reactionary or sensational commentaries of digital culture. Its focus though is not upon the familiar or established stories but upon the people, the devices, the organizations and the moments of chance that come together to shape the form that contemporary media take.'

Dr David Beer, University of York, UK


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Culture Industry
Book Subtitle
A History of Digital Distribution
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03347-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137033475
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03346-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44150-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 231
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