A 21st Century Guide to Media and Technological Literacy
Edited By Edward Downs
The Dark Side of Media and Technology: A 21st Century Guide to Media and Technological Literacy is Herculean in its effort to survey for landmines in a rapidly changing media landscape. The book identifies four dark outcomes related to media and technology use in the 21st century, and balances the dark side with four points of light that are the keys to taking ownership of a media- and technology-saturated world. The text contains an impressive list of multi-disciplinary experts and cutting-edge researchers who approach 25 separate dark side issues with concise, highly readable chapters, replete with unique recommendations for navigating our mediated present and future.
The Dark Side of Media and Technology is grounded in theory and current research, but possesses an appeal similar to a page-turning dystopian novel; as a result, this volume should be of interest to scholars, students, and curious lay-readers alike. It should be the "go-to" text for anyone who is interested in learning what the research says about how we use media and technology, as well as how media and technology use us.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Downs, Edward, editor. Title: The dark side of media and technology: a 21st century guide to media and technological literacy / edited by Edward Downs. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019. Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2018043706 | ISBN 978-1-4331-4901-6 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-4900-9 (paperback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-4902-3 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-4903-0 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4904-7 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Mass media—Social aspects. | Information technology—Social aspects. Classification: LCC P95.54.D37 | DDC 302.23—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2018043706 DOI 10.3726/b14959
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