Media Access: Social and Psychological Dimensions of New Technology Use

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Erik P. Bucy, John E. Newhagen
Psychology Press, 2004 - 296 من الصفحات
In Media Access: Social and Psychological Dimensions of New Technology Use, editors Erik P. Bucy and John E. Newhagen present the latest work, theoretical explorations, and original research findings on media access from a team of internationally renowned media and technology researchers. Chapters develop expanded definitions and conceptual understandings of access to stimulate further research, offer new perspectives on policy discussions, and facilitate media participation among those at risk of being left behind.

Broadening our understanding of information technology use, this collection offers:
*Novel perspectives--chapters demonstrate new methods of addressing persistent questions regarding motivation, cultural context, socioeconomic resources, technical knowledge, and psychological skills required for effectual use of information and communication technologies.
*Conceptual integration--each chapter addresses a vital aspect of media access and summarizes pertinent findings, weaving together results to provide much-needed integration across communication and technology studies.
*Multidisciplinary approaches--chapters represent a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches, deriving social explanations from large-scale survey data, psychological explanations from experimental data, and cultural explanations from depth interviews and ethnographic methods.
*Shifting the policy and research agenda--this volume extends and redirects aspects of the digital divide debate while elaborating the "media access" approach to studying new technology use.

Taken as a whole, Media Access reveals complications associated with full access to new communication technologies and proposes analytical frameworks that open new avenues of scholarly investigation and policy consideration. It is intended for scholars and graduate students in journalism, mass communication, telecommunications, media studies, information science, public policy, psychology, sociology, informatics, human-computer interaction, and other disciplines concerned with the issue of media access.

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Routes to Media Access
3
Psychological Dimensions of Media Access
25
Cognitive Access to New and Traditional Media Evidence from Different Strata of the Social Order
27
The Interactivity Paradox Closer to the News but Confused
47
Avoiding Computers Does Personality Play a Role?
73
Social and Psychological Influences on Computer User Frustration
89
Social and Cultural Dimensions of Media Access
103
Communities Cultural Capital and the Digital Divide
105
Conceptual Elasticity of the Public Sphere Tracking Media and Psychological Determinants of Access
185
The Skills and Motivations of Interactive Media Participants The Case of Political Talk Radio
205
Divides in Succession Possession Skills and Use of New Media for Societal Participation
231
Universal Usability Pushing HumanComputer Interaction Research to Empower Every Citizen
253
Conclusions and Connections
265
Integrating the Research on Media Access A Critical Overview
267
About the Contributors
277
Author Index
283

Reducing Barriers to Access via Public Information Infrastructure The LaGrange Public Internet Initiative
129
Home Internet Use in LowIncome Families Is Access Enough to Eliminate the Digital Divide?
153
Media Access to the Public Sphere
183

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الصفحة 277 - Dowdy was in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

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