Nachrichtenwelten

Author: Angela Dreßler
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839409616
Format: PDF
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Globalität, Geschwindigkeit, Geschichten - dieses Buch ist ein zeitgenössisches Portrait der Arbeitsmethoden und -bedingungen von Auslandskorrespondenten in Washington D.C., Südostasien und Nahost. Erstmalig in der deutschsprachigen Forschungslandschaft wird die Alltagspraxis der Korrespondenten vor Ort detailliert beschrieben und aus kulturtheoretischer Sicht analysiert. In den Beschreibungen und den Worten der Korrespondenten von A wie ARD bis Z wie Zeit wird Auslandsberichterstattung als kulturelle Praxis verstehbar: Geschichten aus der Welt werden über die Welt erzählt.

Qualitative Communication Research Methods

Author: Thomas R. Lindlof
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974720
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While many volumes discuss qualitative methods, only Qualitative Communication Research Methods focuses on the history and diversity of their use within the communication discipline. This volume is written by, for, and about communication scholars. It introduces readers from any background to every step of the qualitative research process, from developing research topics and questions, all the way through writing a final report. In addition to covering the scope of theories and methods currently used in qualitative communication research, this book also discusses important trends influencing the future of that research. Key features in this new edition include: - A more clear and direct writing style, suitable for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses. - Numerous practical examples and exercises designed to reinforce student learning of concepts. - A critical guide to the contexts of qualitative research. More than ever, qualitative researchers operate in institutional contexts that present new dilemmas. The book brings readers up to date on related ethical, political, and practical issues, including: the influences of globalization on the design and conduct of research; the appropriate use of recording technology in conducting fieldwork; the unique challenges and opportunities related to studying multi-media, on-line environments; and ongoing innovation and controversy surrounding genres and formats of qualitative writing. - An integrated "suite" of chapters on data-producing methods. In addition to updated discussions of participant-observation and qualitative interviewing, this edition includes a new chapter on the study of material culture and documents. Together, these three chapters help readers to learn how fieldwork methods can successfully combine in a flexible, integrated fashion. - Cutting-edge technological developments. The book informs and advises readers about the latest developments in technology for qualitative communication research. This discussion focuses on how "new" media - such as e-mail, texting, cell phone video, and blogging - not only form topics of research, but also the means of recording, analyzing, and textually "representing" data.

Construction of the Viewer

Author: Peter Ian Crawford
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this volume, containing both general theoretical work and more specific case studies, the ethnographers and cinema specialists exchange concepts and ideas for the first time a substantial contribution to our understanding of audiences.

Virtual methods

Author: Christine Hine
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781845200848
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social researchers can hardly afford to ignore the Internet, as it becomes an intrinsic part of everyday life. This new site of social interactions is begging to be researched and explored. At the same time it can be a moral minefield and a quality control nightmare even for researchers skilled in established methods. Please note that images or diagrams have been excluded from this text due to copyright restrictions.

Spaces of intercultural communication

Author: Rico Lie
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This volume explores spaces where cultures meet and mix in entangles, flows and levels of globality and locality. It contributes to our understanding of the complex processes of communications across and beyond borders and provides an introduction to intercultural/international communication.

Medicine as culture

Author: Deborah Lupton
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780803989245
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Medicine as Culture provides a broad overview on how medicine is perceived and constructed in western societies. The author carefully links the different theoretical perspectives informing scholarship and research directed towards understanding the socio-cultural dimensions of medicine, illness, and the body. Written in an accessible style, the author covers such salient issues as socio-theoretical and feminist perspectives of medicine, cultural representations of illness and disease, the language and visual imagery of medicine, and the development of the patient and power in the doctor-patient relationship. Integrating cultural studies, social theory, anthropology, feminist theories, and contemporary theories of the body, this volume is essential reading for students and scholars in sociology, medical anthropology, health communication, gender studies, cultural studies, and nursing. "This clearly written book is a tour de force. The author succeeds in providing an excellent overview of the way that medicine is experienced, perceived and socially constructed in Western societies. . . Certainly this is a book that many readers will find interesting, stimulating and extremely helpful." --Health and Social Care in the Community "This is a valuable addition to the literature on health and illness and its cultural studies approach ensures that it complements the existing texts in the are. Beyond this, the book reveals just how significant matters of medicine, health and illness are to the functioning and understanding of Western societies." --Sociology "This clearly written book is a tour de force. The author succeeds in providing an excellent overview of the way that medicine is experienced, perceived, and socially constructed in the Western societies. The most exciting part of this book is the chapter on power relations and the medical encounter. . . .It whets the appetite. ...It is good to see a section on the power relationship between nurses and patients, an aspect of hospital life that is sometimes ignored. The author has managed to summarize theoretical perspectives and recent research studies clearly and simply encouraging the reader to search for other texts." --Alison Chapple, BScSRN, Medical Sociology Unit, Dept. of