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Feminist Media

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Book Series: Critical Studies in Media and Communication ISBN: 9783837621570 9783839421574 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100508
Subject: Media and communication
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While feminists have long recognised the importance of self-managed, alternative media to transport their messages, to challenge the status quo, and to spin novel social processes, this topic has been an under-researched area. Hence, this book explores the processes of women's and feminist media production in the context of participatory spaces, technology, and cultural citizenship. The collection is composed of theoretical analyses and critical case studies. It highlights contemporary alternative feminist media in general as well as blogs, zines, culture jamming, and street art.

When Media Are New: Understanding the Dynamics of New Media Adoption and Use

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Book Series: The New Media World ISBN: 9780472070855 9780472050857 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Media and communication
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The world of communication media has undergone massive changes since the mid-1980s. Along with the extraordinary progress in technological capability, it has experienced stunning decreases in costs; a revolutionary opening up of markets (a phenomenon exemplified by but not limited to the rise of the Internet); the advent of new business models; and a striking acceleration in the rate of change. These technological, regulatory, and economic changes have attracted the attention of a large number of researchers, from industry and academe, and given rise to a substantial body of research and data. Significantly less attention has been paid to the people who use new media—whose own rate of adoption and assimilation often lags notably behind the technologies themselves. When Media Are New addresses this research and publishing gap by investigating the human factors involved in technological change and their implications for current and future media. It will find a broad audience ranging from media and communication scholars to historians and organizational theorists to industry professionals.

Media and New Religions in Japan

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Book Series: Routledge Research in religion, media and culture ISBN: 9780415659123 9780415659123 9780203075036 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Religion --- History
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Japanese "new religions"shinshūkyō have used various media forms for&#xD;training, communicating with members, presenting their messages, reinforcing or protecting &#xD;the image of the leader and potentially attracting converts. In this book, the complex and dual &#xD;relationship between the media and new religions is investigated by looking at the tensions &#xD;groups face between the need for visibility and the risks of facing attacks and &#xD;criticism through the media. Indeed, media and new technologies have been extensively &#xD;used by religious groups not only to spread their messages and to try to reach a wider audience, &#xD;but also to promote themselves as a highly modern and up-to-date form of religion appropriate for a &#xD;modern technological age. In the 1980s and early 1990s, some movements, such as Agonshū, Kōfuku no &#xD;Kagaku and Aum Shinrikyō, came into prominence especially via the use of media (initially pub- &#xD;lications, but also ritual broadcasts, advertising campaigns and public media events). This created &#xD;new modes of ritual engagement and new ways of inter- actions between leaders and members. The aim &#xD;of this book is to develop and illustrate particular key issues in the wider new religions and &#xD;media nexus by using specific movements as examples. In particular, the analysis of the inter- &#xD;action between media and new religions will focus primarily on three case studies &#xD;predominantly during the first period of development of the groups.&#xD;

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Flow and Transformations in Porous Media

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889450770 Year: Pages: 200 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Physics (General) --- Science (General)
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Fluid flow in transforming porous rocks, fracture networks, and granular media is a very active interdisciplinary research subject in Physics, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. Examples of natural and engineered processes include hydrocarbon recovery, carbon dioxide geo-sequestration, soil drying and wetting, pollution remediation, soil liquefaction, landslides, dynamics of wet or dry granular media, dynamics of faulting or friction, volcanic eruptions, gas venting in sediments, karst development and speleogenesis, ore deposit development, and radioactive waste disposal. Hydrodynamic flow instabilities and pore scale disorder typically result in complex flow patterning. In transforming media, additional mechanisms come into play: compaction, de-compaction, erosion, segregation, and fracturing lead to changes in permeability over time. Dissolution, precipitation, and chemical reactions between solutes and solids may gradually alter the composition and structure of the solid matrix, either creating or destroying permeable paths for fluid flow. A complex, dynamic feedback thus arises where, on the one hand, the fluid flow affects the characteristics of the porous medium, and on the other hand the changing medium influences the fluid flow. This Research Topic Ebook presents current research illustrating the depth and breadth of ongoing work in the field of flow and transformation in porous media through 15 papers by 72 authors from around the world. The body of work highlights the challenges posed by the vast range of length- and time-scales over which subsurface flow processes occur. Importantly, phenomena from each scale contribute to the larger-scale behavior. The flow of oil and gas in reservoirs, and the flow of groundwater on catchment scale is sensitively linked to pore scale processes and material heterogeneity down to the micrometer scale. The geological features of the same reservoirs and catchments evolved over millions of years, sometimes as a consequence of cracking and fracture growth occurring on the time scale of microseconds. The research presented by the authors of this Research Topic represents a step toward bridging the separation of scales as well as the separation of scientific disciplines so that a more unified picture of flow and transformation in porous media can start to emerge.

The Political Structure of UK Broadcasting 1949 - 1999

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Book Series: Media, Democracy & Political Process ISBN: 9783957960603 9783957960610 Year: Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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In 1999 David Elstein delivered a lecture series examining the evolvement of UK Broadcasting policy from 1949 to 1999. His sharp analysis is a valuable contribution to the post-war development of the British broadcasting system and unfolds many topical issues in current media policy debates.

Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung

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Book Series: Locating Media/Situierte Medien ISBN: 9783839431269 9783837631265 9783732831265 Year: Pages: 536 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Media and communication
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Susan Leigh Star's (1954-2010) research encompasses aspects of infrastructural and social theory, knowledge ecologies, feminism and theories of marginality. For the first time, this volume introduces the American science and technology sociologist's most important writings in German. Her texts on border objects, marginality, infrastructures and standards are commented upon by academics and scientists in these fields, and analyzed for their relevance to media studies. With commentaries by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Cora Bender, Ulrike Bergermann, Monika Dommann, Christine Hanke, Bernhard Nett, Jörg Potthast, Gabriele Schabacher, Cornelius Schubert, Erhard Schüttpelz and Jörg Strübing.

The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age

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Book Series: The New Media World ISBN: 9780472070435 9780472050437 9780472024537 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Technology (General)
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""Links"" are among the most basic—and most unexamined—features of online life. Bringing together a prominent array of thinkers from industry and the academy, The Hyperlinked Society addresses a provocative series of questions about the ways in which hyperlinks organize behavior online. How do media producers' considerations of links change the way they approach their work, and how do these considerations in turn affect the ways that audiences consume news and entertainment? What role do economic and political considerations play in information producers' creation of links? How do links shape the size and scope of the public sphere in the digital age? Are hyperlinks ""bridging"" mechanisms that encourage people to see beyond their personal beliefs to a broader and more diverse world? Or do they simply reinforce existing bonds by encouraging people to ignore social and political perspectives that conflict with their existing interests and beliefs? This pathbreaking collection of essays will be valuable to anyone interested in the now taken for granted connections that structure communication, commerce, and civic discourse in the world of digital media.

Owning the Olympics: Narratives of the New China

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Book Series: The New Media World ISBN: 9780472070329 9780472050321 9780472024506 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Media and communication
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From the moment they were announced, the Beijing Games were a major media event and the focus of intense scrutiny and speculation. In contrast to earlier such events, however, the Beijing Games are also unfolding in a newly volatile global media environment that is no longer monopolized by broadcast media. The dramatic expansion of media outlets and the growth of mobile communications technology have changed the nature of media events, making it significantly more difficult to regulate them or control their meaning. This volatility is reflected in the multiple, well-publicized controversies characterizing the run-up to Beijing 2008. According to many Western commentators, the People's Republic of China seized the Olympics as an opportunity to reinvent itself as the ""New China""—a global leader in economics, technology, and environmental issues, with an improving human-rights record. But China's maneuverings have also been hotly contested by diverse global voices, including prominent human-rights advocates, all seeking to displace the official story of the Games. Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars from Chinese studies, human rights, media studies, law, and other fields, Owning the Olympics reveals how multiple entities—including the Chinese Communist Party itself—seek to influence and control the narratives through which the Beijing Games will be understood.

Media Resistance: Protest, Dislike, Abstention

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ISBN: 9783319464985 9783319464992 Year: Pages: 153 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Computer Science --- Media and communication
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New media divide opinion; many are fascinated while others are disgusted. This book is about those who dislike, protest, and try to abstain from media, both new and old. It explains why media resistance persists and answers two questions: What is at stake for resisters and how does media resistance inspire organized action? Despite the interest in media scepticism and dislike, there seems to be no book on the market discussing media resistance as a phenomenon in its own right. This book explores resistance across media, historical periods and national borders, from early mass media to current digital media. Drawing on cases and examples from the US, Britain, Scandinavia and other countries, media resistance is discussed as a diverse phenomenon encompassing political, professional, networked and individual arguments and actions.

The Media Welfare State

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ISBN: 9780472072156 9780472052158 9780472900213 9780472120314 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Technology (General)
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The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Age is the first theoretically-driven book to comprehensively address the central dynamics of the digitalization of the media industry in the Nordic countries – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland – and the ways media organizations there are transforming to address the new digital environment. The authors address Nordic media-industry structure and content from the standpoint of scholarly perspectives on global, regional and local approaches to media development. Taking a comparative approach, they provide an overview of media institutions and policy throughout the region, focusing on the impact of Information and Communication Technology/Internet and digitalization on the Nordic media sector. As illustrations, the authors draw on a wide range of cases, including developments in media forms such as television, radio, the press and the public service media institution.

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