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Screen Media Reader : Culture, Theory, Practice (Hardcover)
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As mobile media, media convergence, digital networks, and graphic interfaces become primary topics of media studies, the screen that underlies and unites them has emerged as a critical area of research and study. As such, the reader brings together texts from diverse sources-academic and popular books and journals, inventors, journalists, researchers, and theorists-that nevertheless explore the screen as a key component not only in popular culture but also in our very understanding of the world around us.
The Screen Media Reader includes seminal historical writings on screen studies by well-known theorists, those that have had limited exposure and those appearing in English, from French, for the first time-reinforcing the link between study of the screen and what has been called “French Theory.” Stephen Monteiro deftly provides historical breadth contextualizing definitions and understandings of the screen across the different stages of its development as a primary tool of visual communication and illustrates through these examples the long-standing, fundamental role screens have played in society and scholarship, extending well beyond our ideas of 21st century screen “saturation” and “addiction.”