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Issues in Literature and Culture

Body and Text: Cultural Transformations in New Media Environments

Editors: Callahan, David, Barker, Anthony (Eds.)

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  • Takes a fresh look at content transformation in the new media, highlighting how old hierarchies must be revised
  • With the latest theory on how content moves seamlessly from one platform to another according to new synergy practices 
  • Deals with innovative cultural practices and attitudes toward the human body and its transformations
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This book presents a collection of academic essays that take a fresh look at content and body  transformation in the new media, highlighting how old hierarchies and canons of analysis must be revised. The movement of narratives and characterisations across forms, conventionally understood as adaptation, has commonly involved high-status classical forms (drama, epic, novel) being transformed into recorded and broadcast media (film, radio and television), or from the older recorded media to the newer ones. The advent of convergent digital platforms has further transformed hierarchies, and the formation of global conglomerates has created the commercial conditions for ever more lucrative exchanges between different media. Now source texts can move in any direction and take up any configuration, as emerging interacting fan bases drive innovation and new creative and commercial possibilities are deployed. Moreover, transformation may be not just a technology-driven creative practice and response, but at the very centre of the thematic worlds developed in those forms of story-telling which are currently popular: television series, video games, films and novels. The magic transformation of “your” money into “their” money is paralleled in contemporary media and culture by the centrality of transformation of one product to another as a media industry practice, as well as the transformation of bodies as a major theme both in the ensuing media products and in people’s identity practices in daily life.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Body and Text: Cultural Transformations in New Media Environments
Editors
  • David Callahan
  • Anthony Barker
Series Title
Issues in Literature and Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25189-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25189-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25188-8
Series ISSN
2365-967X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 203
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