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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Richard S.
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-10T09:02:46Z
dc.date.available2021-06-10T09:02:46Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/49437
dc.description.abstract"What does it mean to be media literate in today’s world? How are we transformed by the many media infrastructures around us? We are immersed in a world mediated by information and communication technologies (ICTs). From hardware like smartphones, smartwatches, and home assistants to software like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, our lives have become a complex, interconnected network of relations. Scholarship on media literacy has tended to focus on developing the skills to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media messages without considering or weighing the impact of the technological medium—how it enables and constrains both messages and media users. Additionally, there is often little attention paid to the broader context of interrelations which affect our engagement with media technologies. This book addresses these issues by providing a transdisciplinary method that allows for both practical and theoretical analyses of media investigations. Informed by postphenomenology, media ecology, philosophical posthumanism, and complexity theory the author proposes both a framework and a pragmatic instrument for understanding the multiplicity of relations that all contribute to how we affect—and are affected by—our relations with media technology. The author argues persuasively that the increased awareness provided by this posthuman approach affords us a greater chance for reclaiming some of our agency and provides a sound foundation upon which we can then judge our media relations. This book will be an indispensable tool for educators in media literacy and media studies, as well as academics in philosophy of technology, media and communication studies, and the post-humanities."en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNV Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::U Computing & information technology::UB Information technology: general issues::UBW Internet: general worksen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::U Computing & information technologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTC Communication studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.othercomplexity theory; information and communication technologies (ICTs); media ecology; media infrastructures; media investigations; media literate; philosophical posthumanism; postphenomenology;en_US
dc.titleTechnology, Media Literacy, and the Human Subjecten_US
dc.title.alternativeA Posthuman Approachen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0253en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy23117811-c361-47b4-8b76-2c9b160c9a8ben_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641822en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641839en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641853en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641860en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800641877en_US
oapen.collectionScholarLeden_US
oapen.pages264en_US


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