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Bastard culture! [electronic resource] : user participation and the extension of cultural industries / Mirko Tobias Sch�afer.

By: Sch�afer, Mirko Tobias.
Material type: TextTextSeries: MediaMatters: Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (256 p.).ISBN: 9789048513154 (electronic bk.); 9048513154 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Internet -- Social aspects | Computers -- Social aspects | COMPUTERS -- Information TechnologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bastard culture! User participation and the extension of cultural industries.DDC classification: 303.48/33 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The computer and particularly the Internet have been represented as enabling technologies, turning consumers into users and users into producers. The unfolding online cultural production by users has been framed enthusiastically as participatory culture. But while many studies of user activities and the use of the Internet tend to romanticize emerging media practices, this book steps beyond the usual framework and analyzes user participation in the context of accompanying popular and scholarly discourse, as well as the material aspects of design, and their relation to the practices of design and appropriation.
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The computer and particularly the Internet have been represented as enabling technologies, turning consumers into users and users into producers. The unfolding online cultural production by users has been framed enthusiastically as participatory culture. But while many studies of user activities and the use of the Internet tend to romanticize emerging media practices, this book steps beyond the usual framework and analyzes user participation in the context of accompanying popular and scholarly discourse, as well as the material aspects of design, and their relation to the practices of design and appropriation.

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