[Air-l] Request for favourite articles
D.R.Brake at lse.ac.uk
Tue Sep 5 11:49:07 PDT 2006
From Sonia Livingstone at the LSE:
> My colleague Leah Lievrouw and I have been asked to develop and
> edit a major compilation of "classic" must-read articles in new
> media studies - a sort of "desert island" collection that will be
> published as a (rather hefty) four-volume reference.
> Leah and I have made our own preliminary list. However, our
> experience with the Handbook of New Media has taught us that this
> field is a very big umbrella, covering everything from media law
> and regulation, to studies of communities and social networks, to
> education and the workplace, to digital arts and culture (and
> more). The challenge is to assemble a collection that fairly and
> comprehensively covers the field as we specialists understand it.
> So, we are seeking your help! We’d love you to tell us about up to
> three nominations for journal or proceedings articles, key book
> chapters, or other publications of similar length that you would
> consider essential reads for anyone wanting to know what new media
> studies (broadly construed) is about.
> These might be readings you always assign to students, items you
> consistently cite in your own work, or pieces that have made a
> difference in the way you think about and study new media yourself.
> We are particularly interested in items that have historical value,
> tend to be overlooked, or concisely capture a writer's most
> important ideas. We’re also keen to make this an international
> list, since this is an international field. You may suggest your
> own publications, BUT we are more interested to know what or who
> has influenced you.
> Leah and I will select the final list for the collection, but we
> will be happy to summarize and share everyone's nominees after we
> get feedback, which itself should be a very interesting resource.
> We'd like your suggestions and ideas by October 1 if possible -
> we're also eager to see if this exercise generates any discussion!
> Thanks very much for your time and interest!
> Sonia Livingstone - please reply to s.livingstone at lse.ac.uk
I have put a blog posting up about it on the unofficial LSE groupblog
here: http://groupblog.workasone.net/ and nominated three papers I
considered to be exemplary there - I would be interested to know what
papers/chapters you sent to Sonia and welcome the chance for a
discussion either on this list or in the comments for the blog.
David Brake, Doctoral Student in Media and Communications, London
School of Economics & Political Science
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