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Emerging Genres in New Media Environments by Carolyn R. Miller, ISBN-13: 978-3319402949

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Emerging Genres in New Media Environments by Carolyn R. Miller, ISBN-13: 978-3319402949

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2017 edition (December 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • 326 pages
  • ISBN-10: 3319402943
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319402949

This volume explores cultural innovation and transformation as revealed through the emergence of new media genres. New media have enabled what impresses most observers as a dizzying proliferation of new forms of communicative interaction and cultural production, provoking multimodal experimentation, and artistic and entrepreneurial innovation. Working with the concept of genre, scholars in multiple fields have begun to explore these processes of emergence, innovation, and stabilization. Genre has thus become newly important in game studies, library and information science, film and media studies, applied linguistics, rhetoric, literature, and elsewhere. Understood as social recognitions that embed histories, ideologies, and contradictions, genres function as recurrent social actions, helping to constitute culture. Because genres are dynamic sites of tension between stability and change, they are also sites of inventive potential.

Emerging Genres in New Media Environments brings together compelling papers from scholars in Brazil, Canada, England, and the United States to illustrate how this inventive potential has been harnessed around the world.

Carolyn R. Miller is SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Emerita, at North Carolina State University, USA, where she taught from 1973 to 2015. Miller is a rhetorical scholar and author of the seminal article “Genre as Social Action” (1984).

Ashley R. Kelly is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and researches new and emerging genres of science communication.

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