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Digital Activism in Asia Reader

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ISBN: 9783957960504 9783957960528 Year: DOI: 10.14619/013 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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The digital turn might as well be marked as an Asian turn. From flash-mobs in Taiwan to feminist mobilisations in India, from hybrid media strategies of Syrian activists to cultural protests in Thailand, we see the emergence of political acts that transform the citizen from being a beneficiary of change to becoming an agent of change. In co-shaping these changes, what the digital shall be used for, and what its consequences will be, are both up for speculation and negotiation. Digital Activism in Asia marks a particular shift where these questions are no longer being refracted through the ICT4D logic, or the West’s attempts to save Asia from itself, but shaped by multiplicity, unevenness, and urgencies of digital sites and users in Asia. This reader crowd-sources critical tools, concepts, analyses, and annotations, self-identified by a network of change makers in Asia as important in their own practices within their own contexts.

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.

Chapter 12 If They Gunned Me Down: Postmodern Media Criticism in a Post-Racial World (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138640108 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9781315636801 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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This volume will feature research examining the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media. The topics of gender and race in electronic media have been hot topics of study and remain so today. The book will consider race and gender issues in both historical and contemporary (including newly emerging) electronic media, and will focus on: 1) media content, 2) media audiences, and 3) media production. Chapters may reflect the intersection of race and gender, or overlap with either race or gender and other types of difference such as class, religion, and physical ability.

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digital media --- electronic media --- gender --- sex --- race

Chapter 5 The Challenge of Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and Militarism in Media (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138640108 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9781315636801 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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This volume will feature research examining the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media. The topics of gender and race in electronic media have been hot topics of study and remain so today. The book will consider race and gender issues in both historical and contemporary (including newly emerging) electronic media, and will focus on: 1) media content, 2) media audiences, and 3) media production. Chapters may reflect the intersection of race and gender, or overlap with either race or gender and other types of difference such as class, religion, and physical ability.

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digital media --- electronic media --- gender --- sex --- race

Chapter 10 Understanding How the Internet and Social Media Accelerate Racial Stereotyping and Social Division: The Socially Mediated Stereotyping Model (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138640108 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9781315636801 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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This volume will feature research examining the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media. The topics of gender and race in electronic media have been hot topics of study and remain so today. The book will consider race and gender issues in both historical and contemporary (including newly emerging) electronic media, and will focus on: 1) media content, 2) media audiences, and 3) media production. Chapters may reflect the intersection of race and gender, or overlap with either race or gender and other types of difference such as class, religion, and physical ability.

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digital media --- electronic media --- gender --- sex --- race

Chapter 19 This Week in Blackness and the Construction of Blackness in Independent Digital Media (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138640108 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9781315636801 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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This volume will feature research examining the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media. The topics of gender and race in electronic media have been hot topics of study and remain so today. The book will consider race and gender issues in both historical and contemporary (including newly emerging) electronic media, and will focus on: 1) media content, 2) media audiences, and 3) media production. Chapters may reflect the intersection of race and gender, or overlap with either race or gender and other types of difference such as class, religion, and physical ability.

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digital media --- electronic media --- gender --- sex --- race

Playful Identities

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Book Series: MediaMatters ISBN: 9789089646392 9789048523030 Year: Pages: 366 DOI: 10.5117/9789089646392 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283464
Subject: Media and communication --- Arts in general
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In this edited volume, eighteen scholars examine the increasing role of digital media technologies in identity construction through play. Going beyond computer games, this interdisciplinary collection argues that present-day play and games are not only appropriate metaphors for capturing postmodern human identities, but are in fact the means by which people create their identity. From discussions of World of Warcraft and Foursquare to digital cartographies, the combined essays form a groundbreaking volume that features the most recent insights in play and game studies, media research, and identity studies.

Politicizing Digital Space

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ISBN: 9781911534402 9781911534419 9781911534426 9781911534433 Year: Pages: 154 DOI: 10.16997/book5 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Media and communication --- Information theory
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"The objective of this book is to outline how a radically democratic politics can be reinvigorated in theory and practice through the use of the internet. The author argues that politics in its proper sense can be distinguished from anti-politics by analyzing the configuration of public space, subjectivity, participation, and conflict. Each of these terrains can be configured in a more or less political manner, though the contemporary status quo heavily skews them towards anti-political configuration. Using this understanding of what exactly politics entails, this book considers how the internet can both help and hinder efforts to move each area in a more political direction. By explicitly interpreting contemporary theories of the political in terms of the internet, this analysis avoids the twin traps of both technological determinism and technological cynicism. Raising awareness of what the word ‘politics’ means, the author develops theoretical work by Arendt, Rancière, Žižek and Mouffe to present a clear and coherent view of how in theory, politics can be digitized and alternatively how the internet can be deployed in the service of trulydemocratic politics."

The Playful Citizen

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ISBN: 9789462984523 9789048535200 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462984523 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Media and communication
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This edited volume collects current research by academics and practitioners on playful citizen participation through digital media technologies.

Christina McPhee: A Commonplace Book

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ISBN: 9781947447080 9781947447097 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0186.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Arts in general
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Christina McPhee’s ‘commonplace book’ draws from a palimpsest of handwritten notes, lists, quotations, bibliographic fragments, and sketches, from an artist whose voracious reading practice is a direct feed into her life and art — all set to a visual and textual design-as-score, as prominent writers on painting, media arts, performance, video installation and poetics engage with her ‘open-work’ practice. Christina McPhee’s images move from within a matrix of abstraction, shadowing figures and contingent effects. The tactics of living are in subterfuge, like the dazzle ships of camouflage in war. This ‘commonplace book’ develops a view of recent work in collaged paintings, drawings, photomontage and video installation, around themes of environmental transformation and ‘post-natural’ community.

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