A Networked Self and Birth Life Death

Author: Zizi Papacharissi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351784110
Format: PDF
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We are born, live, and die with technologies. This book is about the role technology plays in sustaining narratives of living, dying, and coming to be. Contributing authors examine how technologies connect, disrupt, or help us reorganize ways of parenting and nurturing life. They further consider how technology sustains our ways of thinking and being, hopefully reconciling the distance between who we are and who we aspire to be. Finally, they address the role technology plays in helping us come to terms with death, looking at technologically enhanced memorials, online rituals of mourning, and patterns of grief enabled through technology. Ultimately, this volume is about using technology to reimagine the art of life.

A Networked Self and Love

Author: Zizi Papacharissi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351758187
Format: PDF, Mobi
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We fall in love every day, with others, with ideas, with ourselves. Stories of love excite us and baffle us. This volume is about love and the networked self. It focuses on how love forms, grows, or dissolves. Chapters address how relationships of love develop, are sustained or broken up through technologies of expression and connection. Authors explore how technologies reproduce, reorganize, or reimagine our dominant rituals of love. Contributors also address what our experiences with love teach us about ourselves, others, and the art of living. Every love story has a beginning and an end. Technology does not give love the kiss of eternity; but it can afford love new meaning.

A Networked Self and Platforms Stories Connections

Author: Zizi Papacharissi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351758063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We tell stories about who we are. Through telling these stories, we connect with others and affirm our own sense of self. Spaces, be they online or offline; private or public; physical, augmented or virtual; or of a hybrid nature, present the performative realms upon which our stories unfold. This volume focuses on how digital platforms support, enhance, or confine the networked self. Contributors examine a range of issues relating to storytelling, platforms, and the self, including the live-reporting of events, the curation of information, emerging modalities of journalism, collaboratively formed memories, and the instant historification of the present.

A Networked Self and Human Augmentics Artificial Intelligence Sentience

Author: Zizi Papacharissi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351783998
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Every new technology invites its own sets of hopes and fears, and raises as many questions as it answers revolving around the same theme: Will technology fundamentally alter the essence of what it means to be human? This volume draws inspiration from the work of the many luminaries who approach augmented, alternative forms of intelligence and consciousness. Scholars contribute their thoughts on how human augmentic technologies and artificial or sentient forms of intelligence can be used to enable, reimagine, and reorganize how we understand our selves, how we conceive the meaning of "human", and how we define meaning in our lives.

The Language of Illness and Death on Social Media

Author: Carsten Stage
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787694828
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book investigates the language created in Facebook groups that relate shared experiences of illness, dying and mourning. It develops a theoretical and analytical framework for understanding the use and rhythms of emojis, interjections and other forms of “intensive” writing in social media of this kind.

In jedem Augenblick unseres Lebens

Author: Tom Malmquist
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608100814
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»In jedem Augenblick unseres Lebens« ist ein tragisch-schönes Buch über ein Jahr, das alles verändert. Eine Geschichte über Verlust, Elternschaft und das Leben, das wir leben, Augenblick für Augenblick. Hier gibt es kein Dann, kein Später, nur Jetzt. Ein Buch wie ein einziger Atemzug. Tom und Karin erwarten ihr erstes Kind, als Karin plötzlich schwer erkrankt und ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert werden muss. Das Baby wird per Kaiserschnitt gerettet, während Tom wie in einem Albtraum in den unterirdischen Gängen des Krankenhauses umherirrt. Zwischen Intensivstation und Säuglingsstation, zwischen Leben und Tod. Als er nach Hause zurückkehrt, hat er Karin verloren und ist allein mit einem Neugeborenen. Um sich seiner Trauer zu stellen und seiner Tochter ein Vater zu sein, beginnt er ein Buch zu schreiben.

Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641189365
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„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Praktiken der berwachten

Author: Elke Wagner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658117192
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Die forschungsleitende These des Sammelbandes ist, dass die Genese von Öffentlichkeit und Privatheit sich spezifischen, empirisch nachvollziehbaren Herstellungspraktiken verdankt, die jeweils an mediale Bedingungen gekoppelt ist. Diese Ausgangsthese schließt einerseits an eine soziologisch fundierte Tradition in der Erforschung der Hervorbringung von öffentlichen und privaten Räumen an und erprobt andererseits ihre in historischen Analysen bewährte Überzeugungskraft für eine empirische Rekonstruktion gegenwärtiger Medienkontexte.

Rituals of Birth Circumcision Marriage and Death Among Muslims in the Netherlands

Author: Nathal M. Dessing
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042910591
Format: PDF
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Migration imposes special pressures on the meaning, experience and organization of lifecycle rituals. These pressures are felt most strongly by Muslim migrants to Western Europe. In this innovative study, Nathal M. Dessing examines the effects of migration on the lifecycle rituals of Moroccan, Turkish and Surinamese Muslims in the Netherlands. She explores how Islamic rituals marking birth, circumcision, marriage, and death have responded and accommodated to the Dutch legal and social context. After clearly setting out the relevant Islamic legal prescriptions, Dessing draws on extensive fieldwork to chart how each ritual has evolved through migration, and compares the ritual practice in the Netherlands and the countries of origin. Dessing thus sheds valuable new light on the religious and cultural identities of Muslims in the Netherlands.