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Border Crossing

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ISBN: 9781474411424 9781474411431 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100833
Subject: Performing Arts
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Each time a border is crossed there are cultural, political and social issues to be considered. Applying the metaphor of the ‘border crossing’ from one temporal or spatial territory into another, this book examines the way classic Russian texts have been altered to suit new cinematic environments.In these essays, international scholars examine how political and economic circumstances – from a shifting Soviet political landscape to the perceived demands of American and European markets – have played a crucial role in dictating how filmmakers transpose their cinematic hypertext into a new environment. Rather than focus on the degree of accuracy or fidelity with which these films address their originating texts, this innovative collection explores the role of ideological, political and other cultural pressures that can affect the transformation of literary narratives into cinematic offerings.

Contemporary Rhetorical Citizenship

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Book Series: Rhetoric in Society ISBN: 9789087282165 9789087282943 Year: DOI: doi.org/10.24415/9789087282165 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101210
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book presents studies from different academic fields of theoretical issues raised by public discourse, focusing on understanding and evaluating how its many manifestations both reflect, shape, and challenge the society it is a part of. The book also presents analyses of examples from around the world of civic communication, ranging from public hearings about same-sex marriage over polemical letters to the editor to public displays of knitting as a protest form.

Communicative capacity

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ISBN: 9781447318507 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102941
Subject: Sociology
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Participatory democracy has become an unshakable norm and its practice is widespread. Nowadays, public professionals and citizens regularly encounter each other in participatory practice to address shared problems. But while the frequency, pace and diversity of their public encounters has increased, communicating in participatory practice remains a challenging, fragile and demanding undertaking that often runs astray. This unique book explores how citizens and public professionals communicate, why this is so difficult and what could lead to more productive conversations. Using timely, original empirical research to make a thorough comparative analysis of cases in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Italy it shows policy makers, practitioners, students and academics the value of communicative capacity.

Human Rights in the Age of Platforms

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ISBN: 9780262039055 9780262039055 9780262353939 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101891
Subject: Sociology
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Today such companies as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter play an increasingly important role in how users form and express opinions, encounter information, debate, disagree, mobilize, and maintain their privacy. What are the human rights implications of an online domain managed by privately owned platforms? According to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, adopted by the UN Human Right Council in 2011, businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights and to carry out human rights due diligence. But this goal is dependent on the willingness of states to encode such norms into business regulations and of companies to comply. In this volume, contributors from across law and internet and media studies examine the state of human rights in today's platform society.

Communication

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Book Series: In Search of Media ISBN: 9783957961464 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.14619/1464 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Contemporary communication puts us not only in conversation with one another but also with our machinery. Machine communication—to communicate not just via but also with machines—is therefore the focus of this volume. Diving into digital communications history, Finn Brunton brings to the fore the alienness of computational communication by looking at network timekeeping, automated trolling, and early attempts at communication with extraterrestrial life. Picking up this fascination with inhuman communication, Mercedes Bunz then performs a close reading of interaction design and interfaces to show how technology addresses humans (as very young children). Finally, Paula Bialski shares her findings from a field study of software development, analyzing the communicative forms that occur when code is written by separate people. Today, communication unfolds merely between two or more conscious entities but often includes an invisible third party. Inspired by this drastic shift, this volume uncovers new meanings of what it means “to communicate.”

Markets

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Book Series: In Search of Media ISBN: 9783957961471 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.14619/1471 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Markets abound in media–but a media theory of markets is still emerging. Anthropology offers media archaeologies of markets, and the sociology of markets and finance unravels how contemporary financial markets have witnessed a media technological arms race. Building on such work, this volume brings together key thinkers of economic studies with German media theory, describes the central role of the media specificity of markets in new detail and inflects them in three distinct ways. Nik-Khah and Mirowski show how the denigration of human cognition and the concomitant faith in computation prevalent in contemporary market-design practices rely on neoliberal conceptions of information in markets. Schröter confronts the asymmetries and abstractions that characterize money as a medium and explores the absence of money in media. Beverungen situates these inflections and gathers further elements for a politically and historically attuned media theory of markets concerned with contemporary phenomena such as high-frequency trading and cryptocurrencies.

Fabricating the Absolute Fake - Revised Edition

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ISBN: 9789089645593 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610630 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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When rock star Bono told Oprah Winfrey that America is an ideal that is supposed to be contagious, the talk show host was moved to tears. Such an imagined America, rather than the nation-state USA, is the topic of Fabricating the Absolute Fake. Pop and politics become intertwined, as Hollywood, television, and celebrities spread the American Dream around the world. Using concepts such as the absolute fake and karaoke Americanism, the book examines this global mediation as well as the way America is appropriated in pop culture produced outside of the USA, as demonstrated by such diverse cultural icons as the Elvis-inspired crooner Lee Towers and the Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B. This revised and extended edition includes a new chapter on Barack Obama and Michael Jackson as global celebrities and a new afterword on teaching American pop culture.

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Twitter als Basis wissenschaftlicher Studien: Eine Bewertung gängiger Erhebungs- und Analysemethoden der Twitter-Forschung

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ISBN: 9783658144135 9783658144142 Year: Pages: 134 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-14414-2 Language: German
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Media and communication --- Sociology
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Fabian Pfaffenberger bewertet den wissenschaftlichen Nutzen von Twitter, indem er mehrere gängige Erhebungs- und Analysemethoden betrachtet. Twitter ist mittlerweile eine beliebte Quelle für Studien, obwohl der Kurznachrichtendienst nur bedingt für die Forschung geeignet ist: Eine eingeschränkte Repräsentativität, zeitlich begrenzte Datenverfügbarkeit und geringe Datenqualität mindern den wissenschaftlichen Nutzen. Dennoch rückt Twitter aufgrund seiner gesellschaftlichen und medialen Relevanz sowie dessen Masse an frei verfügbaren Daten zunehmend in den Fokus der Wissenschaft.

Medium, Messenger, Transmission

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Book Series: Recursions ISBN: 9789089647412 9789048524990 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089647412 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100153
Subject: Performing Arts
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This rich study provides a comprehensive introduction to media philosophy while offering a new perspective on the concept and function of transmission media in all systems of exchange. Krämer uses the figure of the messenger as a key metaphor, examining a diverse range of transmission events, including the circulation of money, translation of languages, angelic visitations, spread of infectious diseases, and processes of transference and counter-transference that occur during psychoanalysis."'An interesting read, with an incorporated overview of media theory." - Ana Peraica, Leonardo Reviews

Cinema, Trance and Cybernetics

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ISBN: 9789089646682 9789048523481 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089646682 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100102
Subject: Performing Arts
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Ute Holl explores cinema as a cultural technique of trance, unconsciously transforming everyday spatio-temporal perception. The archaeology of experimental and anthropological cinema leads into psycho-physiological laboratories of the 19th century. Through personal and systematic catenations, avant-garde filmmaking is closely linked to the emerging aesthetics of feedback in cybernetic models of the mind developed at the same time. Holl analyses three major fields of experimental and anthropological filmmaking: the Soviet avant-garde with Dziga Vertov and his background in Russian psycho-reflexology and theory of trance; Jean Rouch and his theory of cine-trance and the feed-back; and the New American Cinema with Maya Deren and Gregory Bateson conceptualising the organisation of time, space, movement and feedback trance in anthropological filmmaking.

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