Beyond New Media

Author: Art Herbig
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739191039
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bringing together rhetorical, media studies, organizational communication, ethnographic, pop culture, mass communication, gender studies, and educational technology backgrounds to bear on polymediation, the authors interrogate the language by which we talk about the contemporary media landscape and the impact of the media on people’s lives.

Navigating New Media Networks

Author: Bree McEwan
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739186213
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Navigating New Media Networks examines the changes introduced into society through the increasing use of communication technology. The development of a networked society has allowed individuals to acquire the social resources and support needed to thrive in the modern world, but it has also placed great pressure on the individual to conduct the communication work needed to form and maintain relationships. McEwan explores this issue by delving into topics like identity, privacy, communication competence, online communities, online social support, mediated relational maintenance, and mobile communication. This work will be of interest to scholars of sociology, psychology, and communication.

New Media and Digital Pedagogy

Author: Michael G. Strawser
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498548520
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This volume addresses the influence of new media on instruction, higher education, and pedagogy. It specifically examines the practical and theoretical implications of new media and the influence of new media on higher education.

Games Girls Play

Author: Carolyn M. Cunningham
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498554571
Format: PDF, ePub
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Games Girls Play examines the role that video games play in girls’ lives, including how games structure girls’ leisure time, how playing video games constitutes different performances of femininity, and what influences girls to play or not play video games. Through interviews, focus groups, and qualitative content analyses, this book analyzes girls’ involvement with video games. It also examines different contexts in which discourses of girls and video games occur, including girl-oriented video games, activist efforts to change the video game industry, and informal education programs that teach girls video game design.

Social Media

Author: Kehbuma Langmia
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149854858X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This collection posits thought-provoking analyses of sociocultural issues about human communication impacted by the omnipresence of social media. Contributors connect social media to gender, class, and race inequities, women’s health, cyberbullying, sexting, and transgender issues both in the United States and in some developing countries.

Theorizing Digital Rhetoric

Author: Aaron Hess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351788639
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Theorizing Digital Rhetoric takes up the intersection of rhetorical theory and digital technology to explore the ways in which rhetoric is challenged by new technologies and how rhetorical theory can illuminate discursive expression in digital contexts. The volume combines complex rhetorical theory with personal anecdotes about the use of technologies to create a larger philosophical and rhetorical account of how theorists approach the examinations of new and future digital technologies. This collection of essays emphasizes the ways that digital technology intrudes upon rhetorical theory and how readers can be everyday rhetorical critics within an era of ever-increasing use of digital technology. Each chapter effectively blends theorizing between rhetoric and digital technology, informing readers of the potentiality between the two ideas. The theoretical perspectives informed by digital media studies, rhetorical theory, and personal/professional use provide a robust accounting of digital rhetoric that is timely, personable, and useful.

Staring at the Park

Author: Jane Speedy
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1629581224
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After suffering a severe stroke, acclaimed qualitative scholar Jane Speedy took to her iPad to write and draw as a way of making sense of her experience and to aid her recovery. The stunning fragmented poetic text and images comprisingStaring at the Park depict the events of this difficult journey and an alternative model of evocative, artistic autoethnography.

Being Single on Noah s Ark

Author: Leonard Cargan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559592
Format: PDF, ePub
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Cargan provides a brief history of marriage and family life and the changes occuring in them between 1950 and 2005. This book further evaluates the stereotypes that are applied to singles, noting changes that have occured in these beliefs.

Mind the Gap

Author: Kris Deschouwer
Publisher: Studies in European Political
ISBN: 9781786605412
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book draws a picture of a parliamentary and representative democracy that faces multiple tensions and multiple gaps.