Download Audience Research Methodologies: Between Innovation and by Geoffroy Patriarche, Helena Bilandzic, Jakob Linaa Jensen, PDF

By Geoffroy Patriarche, Helena Bilandzic, Jakob Linaa Jensen, Jelena Jurišić

The differences of people’s relatives to media content material, applied sciences and associations elevate new methodological demanding situations and possibilities for viewers learn. This edited quantity goals at contributing to the improvement of the repertoire of tools and methodologies for viewers learn via reviewing and exemplifying ways which were prompted via the altering stipulations and practices of audiences. The contributions handle various concerns and techniques relating to the diversification, integration and triangulation of tools for viewers study, to the space among the researched and the researchers, to the research of on-line social networks, and to the possibilities led to by way of internet 2.0 applied sciences as study tools.

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Download Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, by James E. Katz, Mark Aakhus PDF

By James E. Katz, Mark Aakhus

Cell phones impact each point of our own lives. they've got reworked social practices and adjusted the best way we do enterprise, but unusually little severe educational paintings has been performed on them. This publication experiences the influence of the cellular phone on modern society from a social medical point of view. supplying a finished assessment of cellphones and social interplay, it contains an creation masking the foremost matters, a sequence of specified nationwide reviews and a last part analyzing particular matters.

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Download The Semiotic Self by Norbert Wiley PDF

By Norbert Wiley

In this publication, Norbert Wiley bargains a brand new interpretation of the character of the self in society. present theories of the self are likely to both assimilate the self to a group or greater collective, or lessen the self to physique. In special competition to those theories, Wiley makes the case for an self sustaining self, a man or woman who's a repository of rights, a unfastened and equivalent agent in a democracy which include different selves.

Drawing on a clean synthesis of the writings of Charles Sanders Peirce, George Herbert Mead, and others, Wiley argues that the self should be noticeable as an inner dialog, or a "trialogue" during which the current self ("I") talks to the long run self ("you") in regards to the earlier self ("me"). a particular characteristic of Wiley's view is that there's a collectively supportive relation among the self and democracy, and he lines this view via American background. to find how to decenter the self with out putting off it, Wiley offers an alternative choice to present theories of postmodernism, a much-needed closure to classical pragmatism, and a brand new course to neo-pragmatism.

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Download The Exile of Britney Spears: A Tale of 21st-Century by Christopher R. Smit PDF

By Christopher R. Smit

As sustainability and eco-responsibility turn into part of our daily cultural dialog, we’re ultimately being compelled to recognize that what we devour issues. What we fail to achieve is that we unconsciously, constantly, and every now and then violently eat even more than simply food—including celebrities. The Exile of Britney Spears takes the ever-present pop superstar of its name as its basic instance, explaining that we've got fed on, digested, and eradicated Britney Spears in a approach uniquely attribute of yank pop culture. In Christopher Smit’s provocative account of the sociological, aesthetic, and political results of this new mediated cannibalism, he deals the belief of exile as a brand new metaphor for the end result of well known intake. through investigating the mental, own, and social matrix of Britney’s upward thrust and fall, he outlines the method of her inevitable exile from worldwide style and favor.

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Download European Book Cultures: Diversity as a Challenge by Stephanie Kurschus PDF

By Stephanie Kurschus

Stephanie Kurschus analyses the belief of a standard "European" ebook tradition that integrates the publication marketplace as a necessary point and employs e-book merchandising as balancing tool. features of booklet tradition are pointed out; the consequent proposal of ebook tradition offers an outline of the values and myths ascribed to the publication. moreover, utilized e-book advertising measures are analyzed for his or her effectiveness and top perform versions. considering, in a context made up our minds via tradition and marketplace, maintenance and innovation, ebook promoting fulfills services: it truly is to guard the original nationwide features of booklet tradition in addition to to help its non-stop improvement. to evolve and to enhance inside a altering atmosphere is necessary to the survival of ebook tradition within the electronic reality.

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Download Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities by Gary Hall PDF

By Gary Hall

In Pirate Philosophy, Gary corridor considers no matter if the struggle opposed to the neoliberal corporatization of upper schooling in reality calls for students to rework their very own lives and hard work. Is there a manner for philosophers and theorists to behave not only for or with the antiausterity and scholar protestors -- "graduates with out a destiny" -- yet in phrases of their political struggles? Drawing on such phenomena as peer-to-peer dossier sharing and anticopyright/pro-piracy pursuits, corridor explores how these in academia can circulation past discovering new methods of thinking about the realm to discover in its place new methods of being theorists and philosophers within the world.

Hall describes the politics of on-line sharing, the battles opposed to the present highbrow estate regime, and the activities of nameless, LulzSec, Aaron Swartz, and others, and he explains inventive Commons and the open entry, open resource, and unfastened software program events. yet within the middle of the booklet he considers how, in terms of scholarly methods of making, appearing, and sharing wisdom, philosophers and theorists can problem not only the neoliberal version of the entrepreneurial educational but additionally the conventional humanist version with its acquired principles of proprietorial authorship, the booklet, originality, fixity, and the completed item. In different phrases, can students and scholars this day turn into whatever like pirate philosophers?

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Download Eco-Impacts and the Greening of Postmodernity: New Maps for by Tom Jagtenberg PDF

By Tom Jagtenberg

Addressing a starting to be have to study environmental concerns from a cultural point of view, this cutting edge booklet adopts a cultural reports method of succeed in a deeper knowing of the importance of ecological matters in our lives.

Eco-Impacts and the Greening of Postmodernity explores such very important questions as: Can nature live on? How do educational disciplines interact with environmental crises? And, how will we map sustainable futures? The authors, Tom Jagtenberg and David McKie, convey a physique of suitable literature into the controversy - that stems from either cultural and environmental matters - in addition to their very own multidisciplinary views at the topic.

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Download Meanings of Abstract Art: Between Nature and Theory by Paul Crowther, Isabel Wünsche PDF

By Paul Crowther, Isabel Wünsche

Traditional paintings relies on conventions of resemblance among the paintings and that which it's a illustration "of". summary paintings, against this, both adopts substitute modes of visible illustration or reconfigures mimetic conference. This e-book explores the relation of summary paintings to nature (taking nature within the broadest sense―the international of recognisable items, creatures, organisms, tactics, and states of affairs).

Abstract artwork takes many various varieties, yet there are shared key structural gains situated on uncomplicated family members to nature. the 1st abstracts from nature, to provide chosen points of it a brand new and very unexpected visual appeal. the second one affirms a common creativity that concerns in new, self sustaining types that aren't restricted via mimetic conventions. (Such creativity is usually attributed to the ability of the unconscious.)

The ebook covers 3 different types: classical modernism (Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Arp, early American abstraction); post-war abstraction (Pollock, nonetheless, Newman, Smithson, Noguchi, Arte Povera, Michaux, postmodern developments); and the wider ancient and philosophical scope.

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