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COMM2725
Module Reading List

Digital Cultures, 2019/20, Semester 2
Katharina Schmoll
.@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week One: What are Digital Cultures?

Doueihi, M. (2011) ‘Digital Divides and the Emerging Digital Literacy’, in Digital cultures. Harvard University Press: Cambridge MA, pp. 12-19.

Miller, V. (2011) ‘Introduction’, in Understanding digital culture. SAGE: London, pp. 1-7

Creeber, G., and Martin, R. (2009), ‘Introduction’ in Digital cultures. Open University Press: Maidenhead, pp. 1-10

Delwich, A. and Henderson, J.J., (2013) ‘What is participatory Culture? In The participatory cultures handbook. Routledge: London, pp. 3-10.

Week Two: Smart Homes

Kember and Zylinska, J. (2012) ‘Home, Sweet, Intelligent Home’, in Life after new media : mediation as a vital process. Cambridge Mass: MIT Press, pp. 101-129.

Hanan, J. (2010) ‘Home is where the Capital is: The Culture of Real Estate in an Era of Control Societies’, Communication and critical/cultural studies, 7(2): 176-201.

Morley, D. (2006) ‘What’s Home got to do with it?’ In Berker (ed.) Domestication of media and technology. Open University Press, pp. 21-40.

Morley, D. (2010) ‘Domesticating dislocation in a world of ‘new’ technology’, in Berry, Kim and Spigel (eds) Electronic elsewheres : media, technology, and the experience of social space. University of Minnesota Press, pp. 3-17

Spigel, L. (2010) Designing the Smart House: Posthuman Domesticity and Conspicuous Production’ in Berry, Kim and Spigel (eds) Electronic elsewheres : media, technology, and the experience of social space. University of Minnesota Press, pp. 55-95.

Week Three: Console Cultures

Newman, J. (2008) ‘Playing together: Videogames and talk’, in Playing with videogames. Routledge: London, pp. 23-46.

Thornham, H. (2009) ‘Claiming a Stake in the Videogame: What grownups say to rationalize gaming’ Convergence : theinternational journal of research into new media technologies. 15(2): 141-159.

Dovey, J., Kennedy, H.W. (2006) Game cultures : computer games as new media. Open University Press: New York

Walkerdine, V. (2007) Children, gender, video games : towards a relational approach to multimedia. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillian.

Week four: Mobile and Locative digital cultures

Hall, J. and Baym, N. (2012) ‘Calling and Texting (too much): Mobile Maintenance expectations (over)dependence, entrapment and friendship satisfaction’, New media and society. 14(2): 316-331.

Lim, S.S. (2013) ‘On mobile communication and youth “deviance”: Beyond moral, media and mobile panics’, Mobile Media & Communication 1(1): 96-101

Bond, E. (2011) ‘The mobile phone = bike shed? Children, Sex and Mobile Phones’, New media and society 13(4): 587-604.

Turkle, S (2008) ‘Always-on/Always-on-you: The Tethered self’, in J. Katz (ed) Handbook of mobile communication studies. MIT Press: Cambridge MA pp. 121-139.

Week five: Digital Towns and Cities

Farman, J. (2012) ‘Embodiment and the Mobile Interface’, in J. Farman (ed) Mobile interface theory : embodied space and locative media. Routledge: London pp. 16-35

Farman, J. (2012) ‘Locative Interfaces and Social Media’ in J. Farman (ed) Mobile interface theory : embodied space and locative media. Routledge: London pp. 56-76

Frith, J. (2013) ‘Turning life into a game: Foursquare, gamification, and personal mobility’, Mobile Media & Communication 1(1): 248-262.

Hjorth, L (2011) ‘Mobile@games cultures: The place of urban mobile gaming’, Convergence : theinternational journal of research into new media technologies. 17(4): 357-71

Bull, M (2005) ‘No Dead Air! The iPod and the culture of mobile listening’, Leisure Studies 24(4):343-5

Week six: Digital Cultural Institutions

Simon, N. (2010) The Participatory Museum www.theparticipatorymuseum.org

Parry, R. (2010) ‘The practice of digital heritage and the heritage of digital practice’, in R. Parry (ed) Museums in a digital age. Routledge: New York, pp.1-7.

Webster, F. (2005) ‘The End of the Public Library’, Science as culture. 14(3): 1-5

Graham, H.C. (2012) ‘Scaling Governmentality: Museums, Co-production and re-calibrations of the “logic of culture”’ Cultural studies. 26(4): 565-592.

Week seven: Studying Digital Cultures

Miller, D. Tales from Facebook. Polity: London.

Kember, S. and Zylinska, J. (2013) ‘Mediation and the vitality of media’, in Kember and Zylinska Life after new media : mediation as a vital process. MIT Press: Cambridge MA, pp. 1-29

Yoshimi, S. (2010) ‘Tokyo: Between Global Flux and Neonationalis’ In Berry, Kim and Spiegel (eds) Electronic elsewheres : media, technology, and the experience of social space. University of Minnesota Press, pp. 245-261.

Kennedy, H. (2013) ‘Against Amateur Economics: Spec Work Competitions and the Anti-Spec Movement’, Cultural Studies Review 19(1): 228-48.

Week eight – no class this week

Week nine: Social and Sharing Cultures

Van Dijck, J. (2013) ‘Facebook and the Imperative of Sharing’, in The culture of connectivity : a critical history of social media. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 45-67

Miller, D (2011) Tales from Facebook. London: Polity

Boyd, D. (2011) ‘Social network sites as networked publics: Affordances, dynamics and implications’, in Papacharissi (ed) A networked self : identity, community and culture on social network sites, pp. 39-59.

Papacharissi, Z. (2010) ‘A Private Sphere’, in A private sphere : democracy in a digital age. Polity: Cambridge, pp. 131-168.

Week ten: Digital Photography

Murray, S. 2013 ‘New Media and Vernacular photography: revisiting Flickr’, in M. Lister (ed.) The photographic Image in Digital Culture. Routledge: London, pp. 165-182

Van House, N.A. (2011) ‘Personal photography, digital technologies and the uses of the visual’, Visual studies. 26(2): 125-132

Week eleven: Invisible digital cultures

Niederer, S. and van Dijck, J (2010) ‘Wisdom of the Crowd or Technicity of Content? Wikipedia as a Sociotechnical System’, New media and society. 12(8): 1368-1387

Andrejevic, M. (2011) ‘The work that affective economics does’, Cultural studies. 25 (4-5): 604-620.

Hogan, M (2013) ‘Facebook Data Storage Centers as the Archives Underbelly’, Television & New Media DOI: 10.1177/152747641350941

Hearn, A. (2010) ‘Structuring Feeling: Web 2.0 Online Ranking and Rating and the digital “reputation” economy’ Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization 10(3-4): 421-438.

Gerlitz, C. and Helmond, A. (2013) ‘The Like economy: Social buttons and the data-intensive web’, New media and society. [online first] 1-18.

Additional readings

Bolter, J., Grusin, R. (2000, 1999) Remediation : understanding new media . Cambridge. Mass.: MIT Press.

Boyd, D. and Ellison, N. (2007) Social Network Sites: Definition, History and Scholarship. Journal of computer-mediated communication [electronic resource]., 13 (1), article 11. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html

Buckingham, D. (ed) (2008) Youth, identity, and digital media. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Burgess, J. and J. Green (2009) YouTube : online video and participatory culture. Polity Press.

Carpentier, N. (2011)Media and participation : a site of ideological-democratic struggle. Chicago: Intellect.

Castells, M. (2003) The Rise of the Network Society (2nd Edition) Oxford: Blackwell

Delwiche, A. & Jacobs Henderson, J (2013) The participatory cultures handbook . London . Routledge

Dovey, J. and Kennedy, H.W., (2006) Game cultures : computer games as new media. New York: Open University Press.

Flew, T. (2008) New Media: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Giddens, S. and Lister, M. (eds) (2011) The new media and technocultures reader. London: Routledge.

Gillespie, T. (2010) ‘The Politics of ‘Platforms’ in New media and society. 12:3 pp347-364

Jenkins, H. Ford, S., and J. Green (2013) Spreadable media : creating value and meaning in a networked culture. New York and London: New York University Press.

Jenkins, H. (2006) Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide New York. New York University Press pp1-25

Kember, S. & Zylinska, J. (2012)’ “What’s New about New Media?’ and a Few Other Old Debates’ in Life after new media : mediation as a vital process. Cambridge Mass. MIT Press p 3-13

Kücklich, J. (2005) ‘Precious Playbour: Modders and the Digital Games Industry’ in Fibreculture 5: http://journal.fibreculture.org/issue5/index.html

Lally, E. (2011) ‘The Domestic Ecology of Objects’ in Giddens, Seth and Lister, Martin (ed) (2011) The new media and technocultures reader London. Routledge pp423-437

Lievrouw, L.A. & Livingstone, S. (2009) New media , Sage Publications

Lister, M., Dovey, J., Giddens, S., Grant, I. & Kelly, K. (2008) New Media: A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition, London: Routledge.

Papacharissi, Z (2010) A private sphere : democracy in a digital age . Cambridge. Polity pp112-131

Silverstone, R. (1999) What’s New about New Media? New media and society. 1(1) pp10-82 also available at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/swiss/archive/Silverstone.pdf

Terranova, Ti. (2011) ‘Free Labour’ in Giddens, Seth and Lister, Martin (ed) (2011) The new media and technocultures reader London. Routledge pp350-369

Van Djick, J. (2013) The culture of connectivity : a critical history of social media. New York: Oxford University Press.

This list was last updated on 27/01/2014