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Title: There are no old media
Authors: Natale, Simone
Keywords: Old media
New media
Technology
Materiality
Social use
Rhetoric
Everyday experience
Emotions
Nostalgia
Media change
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Wiley / © International Communication Association
Citation: NATALE, S., 2016. There are no old media. Journal of Communication, 66 (4), pp. 585-603.
Abstract: Despite its recent ubiquity in scholarly and popular publications, relatively little attempts have been made to interrogate the meanings and implications of the notion of “old media.” This article discusses this notion in the context of theoretical debates within media and communication studies. Defining old media as artefacts, technologies, or in terms of their social use is problematic, since media constantly change, resisting clear-cut definitions related to age. The article therefore proposes to treat new media as a relational concept: not an attribute characterizing media as such, but an element of how people perceive and imagine them. Rhetoric, everyday experience, and emotions are key contexts where new ground can be found to redefine the concept of “old media.”
Description: This paper is embargoed until June 2018.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1111/jcom.12235
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21234
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcom.12235
ISSN: 1460-2466
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