Music and Social Movements

Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century

Author: Ron Eyerman,Andrew Jamison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629669

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 3476

On music and cultural change.

Deconstruction and Pragmatism

Author: Simon Critchley,Jacques Derrida,Ernesto Laclau,Richard Rorty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134807694

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

View: 6063

Deconstruction and pragmatism constitute two of the major intellectual influences on the contemporary theoretical scene; influences personified in the work of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. Both Rortian pragmatism, which draws the consequences of post-war developments in Anglo-American philosophy, and Derridian deconstruction, which extends and troubles the phonomenological and Heideggerian influence on the Continental tradition, have hitherto generally been viewed as mutually exclusive philosophical language games. The purpose of this volume is to bring deconstruction and pragmatism into critical confrontation with one another through staging a debate between Derrida and Rorty, itself based on discussions that took place at the College International de Philosophie in Paris in 1993. The ground for this debate is layed out in introductory papers by Simon Critchley and Ernesto Laclau, and the remainder of the volume records Derrida's and Rorty's responses to each other's work. Chantal Mouffe gives an overview of the stakes of this debate in a helpful preface.

The Art of Caricature

Author: Edward Lucie-Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caricature

Page: 128

View: 3624

Internet and Surveillance

The Challenges of Web 2.0 and Social Media

Author: Christian Fuchs,Kees Boersma,Anders Albrechtslund,Marisol Sandoval

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136655271

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 352

View: 5983

The Internet has been transformed in the past years from a system primarily oriented on information provision into a medium for communication and community-building. The notion of “Web 2.0”, social software, and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have emerged in this context. With such platforms comes the massive provision and storage of personal data that are systematically evaluated, marketed, and used for targeting users with advertising. In a world of global economic competition, economic crisis, and fear of terrorism after 9/11, both corporations and state institutions have a growing interest in accessing this personal data. Here, contributors explore this changing landscape by addressing topics such as commercial data collection by advertising, consumer sites and interactive media; self-disclosure in the social web; surveillance of file-sharers; privacy in the age of the internet; civil watch-surveillance on social networking sites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational space. This book is a result of a research action launched by the intergovernmental network COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

Blogging and Other Social Media

Exploiting the Technology and Protecting the Enterprise

Author: Alex Newson,Deryck Houghton,Justin Patten

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566087899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 2408

Blogging and Other Social Media is an excellent and highly practical guide to the opportunities and threats the emerging social media present for any organization. The authors provide background on what blogging is and how it has evolved along with practical advice for setting up a blog and how to make it effective as a communication tool. The book also covers the legal issues associated with social media, including areas such as defamation, copyright and trade mark infringement, interference with the administration of justice and employment law.

Networked

The New Social Operating System

Author: Lee Rainie,Barry Wellman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300400

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 360

Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by endless email pings and responses, the chimes and beeps of continually arriving text messages, tweets and retweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos to post and discuss. Our perpetual connectedness gives us endless opportunities to be part of the give-and-take of networking. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But in Networked, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction. The new social operating system of "networked individualism" liberates us from the restrictions of tightly knit groups; it also requires us to develop networking skills and strategies, work on maintaining ties, and balance multiple overlapping networks. Rainie and Wellman outline the "triple revolution" that has brought on this transformation: the rise of social networking, the capacity of the Internet to empower individuals, and the always-on connectivity of mobile devices. Drawing on extensive evidence, they examine how the move to networked individualism has expanded personal relationships beyond households and neighborhoods; transformed work into less hierarchical, more team-driven enterprises; encouraged individuals to create and share content; and changed the way people obtain information. Rainie and Wellman guide us through the challenges and opportunities of living in the evolving world of networked individuals.

Taken Out of Context

American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics

Author: Danah Michele

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783838328492

Category:

Page: 408

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The Social Media Industries

Author: Alan B. Albarran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136325182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

View: 3023

This volume examines how social media is evolving as an industry—it is an extension of traditional media industries, yet it is distinctly different in its nature and ability to build relationships among users. Examining social media in both descriptive and analytical ways, the chapters included herein present an overview of the social media industries, considering the history, development, and theoretical orientations used to understand social media. Covered are: Business models found among the social media industries and social media as a form of marketing. Social media as a form of entertainment content, both in terms of digital content, and as a tool in the production of news. Discussions of ethics and privacy as applied to the area of social media. An examination of audience uses of social media considering differences among Latinos, African-Americans, and people over the age of 35. Overall, the volume provides a timely and innovative look at the business aspects of social media, and it has much to offer scholars, researchers, and students in media and communication, as well as media practitioners.

What is Web 2.0

Author: Tim O'Reilly

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449391079

Category: Computers

Page: 12

View: 324

The concept of "Web 2.0" began with a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International. Dale Dougherty, web pioneer and O'Reilly VP, noted that far from having "crashed", the web was more important than ever, with exciting new applications and sites popping up with surprising regularity. What's more, the companies that had survived the collapse seemed to have some things in common. Could it be that the dot-com collapse marked some kind of turning point for the web, such that a call to action such as "Web 2.0" might make sense? We agreed that it did, and so the Web 2.0 Conference was born. In the year and a half since, the term "Web 2.0" has clearly taken hold, with more than 9.5 million citations in Google. But there's still a huge amount of disagreement about just what Web 2.0 means, with some people decrying it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, and others accepting it as the new conventional wisdom. This article is an attempt to clarify just what we mean by Web 2.0.

YouTube

Online Video and Participatory Culture

Author: Jean Burgess,Joshua Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745675352

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 6502

Cyberscience 2.0

Research in the Age of Digital Social Networks

Author: Michael Nentwich,René König

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593395185

Category: Computers

Page: 237

View: 3015

At the start of the twenty-first century, the Internet was already perceived to have fundamentally changed the landscape for research. With its opportunities for digital networking, novel publication schemes, and new communication formats, the web was a game-changer for how research was done as well as what came after—the dissemination and discussion of results. Addressing the seismic shifts of the past ten years, Cyberscience 2.0 examines the consequences of the arrival of social media and the increasing dominance of big Internet players, such as Google, for science and research, particularly in the realms of organization and communication.

The Social Media Marketing Book

Author: Dan Zarrella

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449383106

Category: Computers

Page: 244

View: 1960

Are you looking to take advantage of social media for your business or organization? With easy-to-understand introductions to blogging, forums, opinion and review sites, and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, this book will help you choose the best -- and avoid the worst -- of the social web's unique marketing opportunities. The Social Media Marketing Book guides you through the maze of communities, platforms, and social media tools so you can decide which ones to use, and how to use them most effectively. With an objective approach and clear, straightforward language, Dan Zarrella, aka "The Social Media & Marketing Scientist," shows you how to plan and implement campaigns intelligently, and then measure results and track return on investment. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the social web, this book will take you beyond the jargon to social media marketing mastery. Make sense of this complicated environment with the help of screenshots, graphs, and visual explanations Understand the history and culture of each social media type, including features, functionality, and protocols Get clear-cut explanations of the methods you need to trigger viral marketing successes Choose the technologies and marketing tactics most relevant to your campaign goals Learn how to set specific goals for your campaigns and evaluate them according to key performance indicators Praise for The Social Media Marketing Book: "Let Zarrella take you to social-media marketing school. You'll learn more from reading this book than a month of research on the Internet."--Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop.com "If I could be any other person for a day, it would be Dan Zarella. Either him or Brad Pitt. But Dan's smarter. This book is why I say that."--Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs "This book demonstrates a beginning to the endless possibilities of the Social Web."-- Brian Solis, publisher of leading marketing blog PR 2.0

The Gramsci Reader

Selected Writings, 1916-1935

Author: Antonio Gramsci

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814727018

Category:

Page: 447

View: 4527

The Everything Resume Book

Create a winning resume that stands out from the crowd

Author: Nancy Schuman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605502049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 330

A resume is like the first thirty seconds of a blind date-one with a prospective employer. That's all the time you have to get a hiring authority's attention and-hopefully-an interview. A bad resume will absolutely eliminate you from the competition. Building a strong resume is the single most important step in landing a new job. The Everything Resume Book, 3rd Edition is your one-stop resource for crafting a resume that will highlight your skills and experience to get you the job you want. This hands-on guide offers helpful hints on format and presentation and includes the most up-to-date guidelines for using the Internet in your job search. This completely revised and updated edition includes new information on: Job boards and the best Web resources for job seekers Using resumes as a personal brand The advantages and disadvantages of video resumes Social networking sites in the job search Generation gap issues relating to resumes Resume blogs Bursting with more than 100 sample resumes for a wide range of professions, this guide contains the information you need to command a prospective employer's attention and score that all-important interview.

How Children Learn to Write Words

Author: Rebecca Treiman,Brett Kessler

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199907978

Category: Psychology

Page: 395

View: 3412

Mastering the writing system of one's language is crucial for success in a modern society. This book examines how children learn to produce writing. It provides a novel theoretical framework that integrates findings from a wide range of age groups - from children who are producing their first scribbles to experienced spellers who are writing complex words. The book is unique in the range of topics and languages that it covers. Also unique is the way in which it integrates linguistic insights about the nature of writing systems with discussions of literacy development in children.

Twitter

Author: Dhiraj Murthy

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9781509512508

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3201

Twitter is a household name, discussed for its role in national elections, natural disasters, and political movements, as well as for what some malign as narcissistic “chatter.” The first edition of Murthy’s balanced and incisive book pioneered the study of this medium as a serious platform worthy of scholarly attention. Much has changed since Twitter’s infancy, although it is more relevant than ever to our social, political, and economic lives. This timely second edition shows how Twitter has evolved and how it is used today. Murthy introduces some of the historical context that gave birth to the platform, while providing up-to-date examples such as the #blacklivesmatter movement, and Donald Trump’s use of Twitter in the US election. The chapters on journalism and social movements have been thoroughly updated, and completely new to this edition is a chapter on celebrities and brands. Seeking to answer challenging questions around the popular medium, the second edition of Twitter is essential reading for students and scholars of digital media.

A Contemporary in Dissent

Johann Georg Hamann as Radical Enlightener

Author: Oswald Bayer,Roy A. Harrisville,Mark C. Mattes

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802866700

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 5192

In this biography -- translated for the first time into English -- German theologian Oswald Bayer describes the life and work of journalist-theologian Johann Georg Hamann (1730 1788). At a time when it seemed that the forces of secularization were attempting to claim the future, Hamann churned out small publications aimed at undermining the Enlightenment zeitgeist, turning its assumptions upside down and skewering its pretensions. Although largely forgotten until recent times, Hamann as radical dissenter -- whom Goethe called the "brightest man of his age" -- remains relevant today, as Bayer shows in this book.

Intelligence in the Era of Big Data

4th International Conference on Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Information Technology, ICSIIT 2015, Bali, Indonesia, March 11-14, 2015. Proceedings

Author: Rolly Intan,Chi-Hung Chi,Henry N. Palit,Leo W. Santoso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662467429

Category: Computers

Page: 602

View: 1730

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Information Technology, ICSIIT 2015, held in Bali, Indonesia, in March 2015. The 34 revised full papers presented together with 19 short papers, one keynote and 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 92 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to intelligence in the era of Big Data, such as fuzzy logic and control system; genetic algorithm and heuristic approaches; artificial intelligence and machine learning; similarity-based models; classification and clustering techniques; intelligent data processing; feature extraction; image recognition; visualization techniques; intelligent network; cloud and parallel computing; strategic planning; intelligent applications; and intelligent systems for enterprise, government and society.

Englightenment Or Empire

Colonial Discourse in German Culture

Author: Russell A. Berman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803212848

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 4561

Enlightenment or Empire is a crucial contribution to our understanding of the culture of European colonialism. The book opens with a bold reconsideration of the relationship between the Enlightenment and colonialism, at the heart of which is an examination of two parallel texts-Captain James Cook's and Georg Foster's accounts of Cook's voyage of 1773. Berman then examines geography, religion, gender, and fiction in the writings of nineteenth-century travelers in Africa. He concludes with a discussion of the alternative anti-colonial traditions of Germany and France. Berman's book is a provocative contribution to current debates about the Enlightenment and its political legacy. In opposition to contemporary critics who argue that the Enlightenment is fully implicated in structures of domination, including colonialism, Berman argues for a more subtle, complex understanding of the political and cultural consequences of the Enlightenment. Russell A. Berman is a professor of German studies and comparative literature at Stanford University. He is the author of The Rise of the Modern German Novel: Crisis and Charisma; Modern Culture and Critical Theory: Art, Politics, and the Legacy of the Frankfurt School; and Cultural Studies of Modern Germany: History, Representation, and Nationhood.