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The Resource Memes in digital culture, Limor Shifman

Memes in digital culture, Limor Shifman

Label
Memes in digital culture
Title
Memes in digital culture
Statement of responsibility
Limor Shifman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In December 2012, the exuberant video "Gangnam Style" became the first YouTube clip to be viewed more than one billion times. Thousands of its viewers responded by creating and posting their own variations of the video: "Mitt Romney Style," "NASA Johnson Style," "Egyptian Style," and many others. "Gangnam Style" (and its attendant parodies, imitations, and derivations) is one of the most famous examples of an Internet meme: a piece of digital content that spreads quickly around the Web in various iterations and becomes a shared cultural experience. In this book, the author investigates Internet memes and what they tell us about digital culture. She discusses a series of well-known Internet memes, including "Leave Britney Alone," the pepper-spraying cop, LOLCats, Scumbag Steve, and Occupy Wall Street's "We Are the 99 Percent." She offers a novel definition of Internet memes: digital content units with common characteristics, created with awareness of each other, and circulated, imitated, and transformed via the Internet by many users. She differentiates memes from virals; analyzes what makes memes and virals successful; describes popular meme genres; discusses memes as new modes of political participation in democratic and nondemocratic regimes; and examines memes as agents of globalization. Memes, the author argues, encapsulate some of the most fundamental aspects of the Internet in general and of the participatory Web 2.0 culture in particular. Internet memes may be entertaining, but in this book the author makes a compelling argument for taking them seriously. -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shifman, Limor
Dewey number
302
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The MIT Press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Memes
  • Culture diffusion
  • Internet
  • Memetics
  • Culture diffusion
  • Internet
  • Memes
  • Memetics
  • Social evolution
Label
Memes in digital culture, Limor Shifman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A telegraphic biography of a conceptual troublemaker -- When memes go digital -- Defining Internet memes -- Memes versus virals -- Unpacking viral and memetic success -- Meme genres -- May the excessive force be with you: memes as political participation -- When Internet memes go global -- Future directions for Internet meme research
Control code
1552775
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9780262525435
Lccn
2013012983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262525435
  • (OCoLC)843010066
Label
Memes in digital culture, Limor Shifman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A telegraphic biography of a conceptual troublemaker -- When memes go digital -- Defining Internet memes -- Memes versus virals -- Unpacking viral and memetic success -- Meme genres -- May the excessive force be with you: memes as political participation -- When Internet memes go global -- Future directions for Internet meme research
Control code
1552775
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9780262525435
Lccn
2013012983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262525435
  • (OCoLC)843010066

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