Books: Social Media and Minority Languages: Gruffydd Jones, Uribe-Jongbloed (Eds)
Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure
Date: 22-Feb-2013 From: Laura Longworth <lauramultilingual-matters.com> Subject: Social Media and Minority Languages: Gruffydd Jones, Uribe-Jongbloed (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Social Media and Minority Languages
Subtitle: Convergence and the Creative Industries
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
As a field in its own right, Minority Language Media studies is developing fast. The recent technological and social developments that have accelerated media convergence and opened new ways of access and exchange into spaces formerly controlled by media institutions, offer new opportunities, challenges and dangers to minority languages, and especially to their already established media institutions. This book includes debates on what convergence and participation actually mean, a series of case studies of specific social media developments in minority language, as well as comparative studies on how the cultural industries have engaged with the new possibilities brought about by media convergence. Finally, the book also offers a historical review of the development of Minority Language Media worldwide, and evidences the areas in which more extensive research is required.