Ms. Sudha Venkataswamy, Vice Chairperson and Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Communication at Coimbatore campus, book reviews gets reported in two international journals, viz., International Journal of Communication and Journal of Digital and Media Literacy.
In the International Journal of Communication, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world, Ms. Sudha reviewed the book, The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies, edited by William H. Dutton, that includes the timely discourse about the Internet. (Learn More »)
“With material presented in a comprehensive manner, this handbook offers a critical perspective context on the field of Internet studies and will be of tremendous interest to researchers and scholars in the field and serve as a reference point for future studies. Overall, the book is a good read that is informative and leads to further references and future research pertaining to discourse about the Internet and digital dialogues,” she noted.
While in the Journal of Digital and Media Literacy, which presents a variety of perspectives on the intersection between digital and media literacy, technology, culture, and civic engagement, Ms. Sudha reviewed the book Media and Digital Literacies in Secondary School authored by Reijo Kupiainen. (Learn More »)
The book detailed about the ethnographic research done in a school in Finland reflecting on the use of digital technology by young people. “The author beautifully elaborates the changing patterns of media education and digital experiences in school spaces. This book is an easy read that will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students. It will also be of interest to future researchers and media scholars interested in the field of Internet practices among children and young people,” she expressed.
“Book reviewing needs lot of time and a frame of mind to critically reflect on what is read,” she indicated.
Currently Ms. Sudha researches about digital natives, divide and use of the Internet for education and information.
“I am really happy to associate with the international journals as a book reviewer. I also enjoyed the interaction with the editors and review editors. It was an enriching experience and helped in my research area too,” she summed up.
February 6, 2014
Amrita School of Communication, Coimbatore