Transmedia Selves: Identity and Persona Creation in the Age of Mobile and Multiplatform Media

Dalby, James R (Ed) ORCID: 0000-0002-9948-3975 and Freeman, Matthew (2023) Transmedia Selves: Identity and Persona Creation in the Age of Mobile and Multiplatform Media. Routledge Advances in Transmedia Studies . Routledge, UK. ISBN 9780367680572

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This book examines the mediated shift in the contemporary human condition, focusing on the ways in which we synthesise with media content in daily life, essentially transmediating ourselves into new forms and (re)creating ourselves across media. Across an international roster of essays, this book establishes a transdisciplinary theory for the 'transmedia self', exploring how technological ubiquity and digital self-determination combine with themes and disciplines such as celebrity culture, fandom, play, politics, and ultimately broader self-conception and projection to inform the creation of transmedia identities in the twenty-first century. Specifically, the book repositions transmediality as key to understanding the formation of identity in a post-digital media culture and transmedia age, where our lives are interlaced, intermingled, and narrativised across a range of media platforms and interfaces. This book is ideal for scholars and students interested in transmedia storytelling, cultural studies, media studies, sociology, philosophy, and politics.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Art & Visual Culture; Art & Gender; Visual Culture; Media Communication; Media Technology; Psychological Science; Social Psychology; Social Influence; Gender Identity & Sex Roles; Interpersonal Processes & Communication; Self & Social Identity; Multimedia Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Mass Communication; Organizational Communication; Cultural Theory; Gay & Lesbian Cultural Sexuality; Media & Film Studies; Media & Communications; Communication Studies; Gender; International Media; Interpersonal Media & Communication; Mass Media & Communication; Media Studies; Media Psychology; Tourism Behaviour; Arts; Behavioral Sciences; Internet & Multimedia; Computing & IT; Computer Science; Communication Studies; Cultural Studies; Humanities; Gender Tourism; Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: James Dalby
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 10:42
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023 10:52

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