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Produsing Theory in a Digital World 2.0

The Intersection of Audiences and Production in Contemporary Theory – Volume 2

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Edited By Rebecca Ann Lind

Continuing the explorations begun in the first Produsing Theory volume, this book provides a site at which varied theories – some still emerging – can intersect and shine a light into the spaces between what previously had been neatly separated and discrete components of media systems. In some settings, division by audience, content, and production settings remains useful, but this volume, like the first, is all about the interstices.
Contributors reflect varied perspectives in their approaches to the spaces formed as a result of rapidly developing and swiftly deploying new communications technologies and social software. They shine multiple spotlights into the intersection of audiences and production, providing a guide toward a nuanced understanding of the interstitial spaces.

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Philippe C. G. Adam (PhD, EHESS Paris) is director of the Institute for Prevention and Social Research and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Combining perspectives from social sciences and health promotion, his research helps us understand and address the individual and social factors that shape people’s health behaviors. His work uniquely bridges the gap between research and prevention practice. Kath Albury (PhD, UNSW) is an associate professor in the School of Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her current research focuses on young people’s practices of digital self-representation and the role of user-generated media (including social networking platforms) in young people’s formal and informal sexual learning. Sara Bastiaensens is a PhD student and researcher in Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp. Within the scope of the Friendly ATTAC project (www.friendlyattac.be), she is conducting research on adolescents’ bystander behavior in cases of cyberbullying. Anca Birzescu holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Her research interests include postcolonial theory, feminist cultural studies, ethnic identity, gender and communication, digitally mediated communication and development, and mass media discourse in Eastern and Central Europe. Her doctoral research addressed Roma minority identity negotiation in postcommunist Romania. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at BGSU Firelands. Nicholas David Bowman (PhD, Michigan State University) is an associate professor of Communication Studies and a research associate in the Interaction...

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