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The World Made Meme: Public Conversations and Participatory Media

Ryan M. Milner


This book presents an analysis of internet memes, the linguistic, image, audio, and video texts created, circulated, and transformed by countless cultural participants across vast networks and collectives. They can be widely shared catchphrases, auto-tuned songs, manipulated stock photos, or recordings of physical performances. They’re used to make jokes, argue points, and connect friends. As these texts have become increasingly prominent and prolific, the logics underscoring them—multimodality, reappropriation, resonance, collectivism, and spread—have become lynchpins of mediated participatio ... More

Keywords: Internet Memes, Memetics, Media Studies, Participatory Culture, Discourse Analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034999
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan M. Milner, author
Bar-Ilan University