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Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vi List of Figures viii Acknowledgements ix 1 Ubiquitous Photography: A Short Introduction 1 2 Visual Culture, Consumption and Technology 25 3 Images and Information: Variation, Manipulation and Ephemerality 59 4 Technologies and Techniques: Reconfiguring Camera, Photographer and Image 96 5 Memory and Classification: Between the Album and the Tag Cloud 143 6 Conclusion: Ubiquitous Photography and Public Culture 185 References and Bibliography 198 Index 215

About the Author

Martin Hand is Associate Professor in the department of sociology at Queens University, Canada. His previous works include Making Digital Cultures: Access, Interactivity and Authenticity.


"Hand proves to be a reliable guide in taking us throughwhat remains a rather bewildering landscape." European Journal of Communication "Photography is no longer a hobby or a discrete activity, and Martin Hand sets out in his lucid and engaging study just how it has become 'ubiquitous', modifying and making more visual a whole range of existing social practices." Tim Dant, Lancaster University "Hand's book sets contemporary photographic practices in the context of information technologies, changing cultural and economic forms, and a media-saturated society, and provides a lucid analysis of how these constitute "ubiquitous photography". Its combination of cultural theory, analytic insight, and ethnographic sensibility makes it indispensable reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary visual culture." Anne Beaulieu, University of Groningen

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