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Mapping conversations about new media: the theoretical field of digital communication

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dc.contributor.author Scolari, Carlos Alberto, 1963-
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-22T09:42:44Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-22T09:42:44Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Scolari CA. Mapping conversations about new media: the theoretical field of digital communication. New Media and Society. 2009; 11(6): 943-964. DOI 10.1177/1461444809336513
dc.identifier.issn 1461-4448
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/25503
dc.description.abstract This article reflects on the current state of digital communication studies in the context of mass communication research. The objectives of the article are: 1) to characterize the enunciators and the contents of scientific conversations about digital communication; and 2) to sketch a map of possible interlocutors who might enrich this new research field. After quickly exploring the paradigms of mass communication studies, the article deals with the main theoretical conversations about digital communication. The second part of the article describes the transformations that the appearance of digital technology has generated in communication processes. The article concludes with an agenda of the main issues and partners that theoretical conversations about digital communication should include. The article analyzes the constitution of a new scientific field and describes the process that may, in the future, lead to the creation of a theory of digital communication.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof New Media and Society. 2009; 11(6): 943-964.
dc.rights The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in New Media and Society, 11/6, 09/2009 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © 2009 SAGE Publications
dc.title Mapping conversations about new media: the theoretical field of digital communication
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444809336513
dc.subject.keyword Communication theory
dc.subject.keyword Cyberculture
dc.subject.keyword Digital communication
dc.subject.keyword Mass communication theory
dc.subject.keyword New media
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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