Media technologies and publics

McDonald, Sharyn 2016, Media technologies and publics. In Marshall, P. David, D'Cruz, Glenn, McDonald, Sharyn and Lee, Katja (ed), Contemporary publics : shifting boundaries in new media, technology and culture, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Eng., pp.117-128, doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-53324-1_8.

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Title Media technologies and publics
Author(s) McDonald, SharynORCID iD for McDonald, Sharyn
Title of book Contemporary publics : shifting boundaries in new media, technology and culture
Editor(s) Marshall, P. DavidORCID iD for Marshall, P. David
D'Cruz, GlennORCID iD for D'Cruz, Glenn
McDonald, SharynORCID iD for McDonald, Sharyn
Lee, Katja
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 8
Total chapters 18
Start page 117
End page 128
Total pages 12
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication Basingstoke, Eng.
Keyword(s) non-government organisations (NGOs)
social change
cross-sector collaboration
digital divide
social capital
Summary “Making and Shaping Publics: Discourse and Technology” is composed of five different positions on how media technologies shape publics, and how new and emerging publics construct identities and strategic goals. This section of Contemporary Publics begins with an introduction where media technologies are utilised to facilitate progressive change. This facilitative role is examined in subsequent chapters, where publics can unite around discourse and technology that enables communication and identity creation. The negative consequences of technologies in making and shaping publics are also examined, particularly with respect to privacy. Overall, various responses have emerged from the ways in which media and discursive practices attempt to fold us into particular kinds of publics. The chapters in this section observe how publics react to forms of control.
ISBN 9781137533234
Language eng
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-53324-1_8
Field of Research 200101 Communication Studies
150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio Economic Objective 950402 Business Ethics
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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