Homo nuntius - messaging humanity

Hartley, John (2010) Homo nuntius - messaging humanity. Popular Communication, 8(4), pp. 293-311.

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This article analyzes the history of the term "the message" in communication, cultural, and media studies. It goes on to propose that conceptual coherence can only be achieved for this concept if it is considered historically and in evolutionary terms. The article then pursues recent changes in the status of "the message" through 4 phases of semiotic history - (1) the representative (modern), (2) the excessive (postmodern), (3) the productive (user-created), and (4) the message as human identity- Homo nuntius. Having arrived at a conceptualization of 'messaging' as constitutive of our species, the final section provides the example of fashion communication to show what is meant by the term "Homo nuntius - messaging humanity".

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ID Code: 39435
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: message, communication, identity, semiotic, productivity
DOI: 10.1080/15405702.2010.512830
ISSN: 1540-5702
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2011 04:22
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2012 14:10

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