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Utopian Discourses Across Cultures

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ISBN: 9783631666838 9783653061741 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-06174-1 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101527
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The term Utopia, coined by Thomas More in 1516, contains an inherent semantic ambiguity: it could be read as eu topos (good place) or ou topos (no place). The authors of this volume analyze this polysemous notion and its fascination for scholars across the centuries, who have developed a variety of visions and ways to explain the «realization» of utopian discourses. The experts in the fields of sociology, political science, economics, computer science, literature and linguistics offer extensive studies about how utopian scenarios are realized in different cultural contexts.

Tweets from the Campaign Trail

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Book Series: Bonner Beiträge zur Medienwissenschaft ISBN: 9783631670095 9783653061680 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-06168-0 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101517
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Hailed by many as a game-changer in political communication, Twitter has made its way into election campaigns all around the world. The European Parliamentary elections, taking place simultaneously in 28 countries, give us a unique comparative vision of the way the tool is used by candidates in different national contexts. This volume is the fruit of a research project bringing together scholars from 6 countries, specialised in communication science, media studies, linguistics and computer science. It seeks to characterise the way Twitter was used during the 2014 European election campaign, providing insights into communication styles and strategies observed in different languages and outlining methodological solutions for collecting and analysing political tweets in an electoral context.

In the Beginning was the Image: The Omnipresence of Pictures

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Book Series: Visual Learning ISBN: 9783631678602 9783653070071 Year: DOI: 10.3726/b10396 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101526
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The authors outline the topic of visuality in the 21st century in a trans- and interdisciplinary theoretical frame from philosophy through communication theory, rhetoric and linguistics to pedagogy. As some scholars of visual communication state, there is a significant link between the downgrading of visual sense making and a dominantly linguistic view of cognition. According to the concept of linguistic turn, everything has its meaning because we attribute meaning to it through language. Our entire world is set in language, and language is the model of human activities. This volume questions the approach in the imagery debate.

Storytelling and Education in the Digital Age

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ISBN: 9783653069761 9783631675441 9783653069761 9783631701263 Year: DOI: 10.3726/9783653069761 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103057
Subject: Media and communication
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While the importance of the role of storytelling can hardly be overestimated, the impact of digitalization on this role is more ambivalent. In this second book-length publication of the programme Media and Education in the Digital Age – MEDA, the authors take a critical stance towards the alleged emancipative affordances of digital storytelling in education. The collection is inspired by the effort of making professional educators aware of the risks of the digital turn in educational storytelling but also of the opportunities and the conditions for critical engagements. Based on their research and field experience, fifteen scholars discuss in nine chapters these risks and opportunities, providing ideas, evidence, references and inspiration to educators and researchers.

Mother on Mothers

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ISBN: 9783034318266 9783035307917 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0353-0791-7 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103674
Subject: Information theory
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From Supernanny to Gilmore Girls, from Katie Price to Holly Willoughby, a wide range of examples of mothers and motherhood appear on television today. Drawing on questionnaires completed by mothers across the UK, this book sheds new light on the diverse ways in which mothers make sense of popular representations of motherhood on television.

Tony Conrad. Video - und darüber hinaus

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ISBN: 9783034320375 Year: Pages: 446 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0351-0887-3 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163545
Subject: Arts in general
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Tony Conrad (b. 1940) has been a well-known American artist for more than 50 years. Celebrated as a musician, filmmaker, video and performance artist, he achieved his breakthrough in 1966 with the experimental film The Flicker. In addition to his film work (including the so called Yellow Movies), his violin performances have also achieved broad recognition. This monograph focuses on about 70 video works produced by the artist since 1977, which previously have not been systematically studied. Beginning from Conrad’s earlier rather materialistic approach, in A videographic view of the artist’s vita the text follows the artists shift from experimental film to a more image-driven videographic approach. The chapter Last call for video comments on Tony Conrad influential interaction with the Buffalo-based group of appropriation artists. Then Video as critique of television interrogates the interplay between (video) art and society as a reflection of the telematic culture of the 1980s. The last chapter, Video in tension with music, returns to the beginning of the artist’s career and comments on Tony Conrad’s identity as a musician.

Conversational Writing - A Multidimensional Study of Synchronous and Supersynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication

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Book Series: English Corpus Linguistics ISBN: 9783631671535 Year: Pages: 353 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-06512-1 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Information theory --- Linguistics
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The author analyses computer chat as a form of communication. While some forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC) deviate only marginally from traditional writing, computer chat is popularly considered to be written conversation and the most “oral” form of written CMC. This book systematically explores the varying degrees of conversationality (“orality”) in CMC, focusing in particular on a corpus of computer chat (synchronous and supersynchronous CMC) compiled by the author. The book employs Douglas Biber’s multidimensional methodology and situates the chats relative to a range of spoken and written genres on his dimensions of linguistic variation. The study fills a gap both in CMC linguistics as regards a systematic variationist approach to computer chat genres, and in variationist linguistics as regards a description of conversational writing.

Selbstoptimierung

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ISBN: 9783631676622 9783653070712 9783631704400 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-07071-2 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: OGeSoMo
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Lebenskunst hat Konjunktur: Offenbar ist der Traum, das Leben als Gesamtkunstwerk einzurichten, zur ethischen Maxime geworden. Beteiligt ist dabei seit der Antike das Motiv von Selbsterforschung bzw. Selbstbesserung, das über die Frühe Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart wirksam geblieben ist. Tagebücher sind dabei ein notwendiges Begleitmedium gewesen und haben wechselhafte Formen angenommen, die von religiösen, wirtschaftlichen, psychologischen und medizinischen Aufschreibesystemen bestimmt worden sind. In diesem umfassenden mediologischen Sinn untersucht der Autor Programme der Selbstschrift und stellt diese an Beispielen dar, die sich von Pacioli über Pepys, Leibniz, Herder, Moritz, Goethe, Hebbel, Schmitt, Jünger oder Rainald Goetz bis in die Gegenwart der Social Media erstrecken.

Media and Education in the Digital Age

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ISBN: 9783653044379 9783631651544 9783653044379 9783653986426 Year: DOI: 10.3726/9783653044379 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103054
Subject: Education
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This book is an invitation to informed and critical participation in the current debate on the role of digital technology in education and a comprehensive introduction to the most relevant issues in this debate. After an early wave of enthusiasm about the emancipative opportunities of the digital «revolution» in education, recent contributions invite caution, if not scepticism. This collection rejects extreme interpretations and establishes a conceptual framework for the critical questioning of this role in terms of concepts, assessments and subversions. This book offers conceptual tools, ideas and insights for further research. It also provides motivation and information to foster active participation in debates and politics and encourages teachers, parents and learners to take part in the making of the future of our societies.

Thinking Media Aesthetics

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ISBN: 9783631642979 9783653031621 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-03162-1 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103071
Subject: Linguistics
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Thinking Media Aesthetics investigates the field between media studies and the aesthetic disciplines. It presents an interdisciplinary program for aesthetic analysis and theoretical reflection. It stages a conversation around basic concepts in the field, like «medium» and «media», and about how we might best go about studying these terms.

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