Beyond New Media

Author: Art Herbig
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739191039
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New Media and Digital Pedagogy: Enhancing the Twenty-First-Century Classroom addresses the influence of new media on instruction, higher education, and pedagogy. The contributors specifically examine the practical and theoretical implications of new media and the influence of new media on education. This book emphasizes the changing landscape of education and technology and creates a foundational lens and framework for thinking through and navigating higher education in a digital and new media driven context.

Games Girls Play

Author: Carolyn M. Cunningham
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498554571
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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
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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
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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.

Migration and New Media

Author: Mirca Madianou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136577572
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How do parents and children care for each other when they are separated because of migration? The way in which transnational families maintain long-distance relationships has been revolutionised by the emergence of new media such as email, instant messaging, social networking sites, webcam and texting. A migrant mother can now call and text her left-behind children several times a day, peruse social networking sites and leave the webcam for 12 hours achieving a sense of co-presence. Drawing on a long-term ethnographic study of prolonged separation between migrant mothers and their children who remain in the Philippines, this book develops groundbreaking theory for understanding both new media and the nature of mediated relationships. It brings together the perspectives of both the mothers and children and shows how the very nature of family relationships is changing. New media, understood as an emerging environment of polymedia, have become integral to the way family relationships are enacted and experienced. The theory of polymedia extends beyond the poignant case study and is developed as a major contribution for understanding the interconnections between digital media and interpersonal relationships.

The Spellbinding Power of Palmistry

Author: Johnny Fincham
Publisher:
ISBN: 0954723058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A third-generation gypsy palm-reader reveals his secret knowledge for the first time. Johnny Fincham reveals, for the first time in print, the existence and location of the palmistry's long-sought-after passion line, the key to understanding an individual's sexuality. Using a balance of objectivity and native intuition, both the result of twenty years of reading, teaching and researching palmistry, this book leads readers gently through the journey to becoming a master palmist. With 160 illustrations and lucid instructions, Johnny Fincham shows how a good hand reading can be an enlightening, revelatory, magical experience, revealing knowledge that can literally change lives.

Staring at the Park

Author: Jane Speedy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315419769
Format: PDF, ePub
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Acclaimed qualitative scholar Jane Speedy’s world was upended completely after suffering a severe stroke when only in her late 50s. After returning home from the hospital, 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 comprising Staring at the Park depict the events of this difficult journey. It provides an alternative model of engaging the self in a research project in an evocative and artistic way. This highly original book: -uses the seemingly ordinary motif of the park opposite the author’s house as the catalyst for a wildly creative autoethnography;-includes three narratives of the author’s experience of staring at the park—an imagined murder mystery in the park, a realist ethnography of the park, and the life story (both imagined and real) of her facing her illness and recovery; -offers readers a poetic and performative inquiry into the author’s new reality.