Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Author: Greg Elmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742511323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This critical reader of essays places the boom and bust years of the Internet in a broad cultural context. Exploring the world of HTML, Web browsers, cookies, online Net guides, portals and ISPs, this text includes the history of the Internet, case studies and discussions of online community.

Producing the Internet

Author: Tobias Olsson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789186523596
Format: PDF
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The contributions to this book, thirteen chapters from international scholars, add to our critical understanding of these new forms of media. They all draw on various theoretical concepts \U+2013\ such as producers, community, and participation \U+2013\ used when analysing media culture. But they also share a critical interest in problematizing and analysing the forms of power built into this culture." -- Publisher's description.

New Perspectives on the Internet Comprehensive

Author: Gary Schneider
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111529116
Format: PDF
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NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE INTERNET has been updated to cover the newest releases of the three main web browsers including Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 4, and Google Chrome. With the New Perspectives critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will learn basic to advanced features of the Internet from Browser Basics to Electronic Commerce. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Perspectives on Culture and Globalisation

Author: Njogu, Kimani
Publisher: Twaweza Communications
ISBN: 9966028676
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In 1996 President Nelson Mandela described Professor Ali A. Mazrui (1933-2014) as "an outstanding educationist and freedom fighter." In 2002 the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan referred to Professor Mazrui as "Africa's gift to the world." Author of more than 35 books and hundreds of articles, Professor Mazrui was an African scholar who had treated with uncommon verve and flair a wide-range of themes that included globalization, the triple heritage, peace, and social justice. This volume engages with some of those themes that excited his mind for over six decades. The multidisciplinary essays seek to underline the highlights of Mazrui's intellectual journey and attest to the fact that he was public intellectual par excellence. Indeed, in 2005, he was named one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world. This book is a product of a symposium held from 15 to 17 July 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The symposium was jointly organized by the Twaweza Communications, Nairobi, Kenya, and the Institute of Global Cultural Studies (State University of New York at Binghamton) which Ali Mazrui created and presided over as the Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities from 1991 to 2014.

Critical Perspectives on Globalization

Author: Ann Malaspina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404205376
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Primary and secondary source documents discuss the role of governments and corporations in globalizing the world, how globalization affects economies, the role of technology, globalization and society, and the future of globalization.

From Corporate to Social Media

Author: Marisol Sandoval
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317936043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate to the wider social and economic context of contemporary capitalism? The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on the idea that a socially responsible capitalism is possible; this suggests that capitalist media corporations can not only enable social interaction and cooperation but also be socially responsible. This book provides a critical and provocative perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in media and communication industries. It examines both the academic discourse on CSR and actual corporate practices in the media sector, offering a double critique that reveals contradictions between corporate interests and social responsibilities. Marisol Sandoval’s political economic analysis of Apple, AT&T, Google, HP, Microsoft, News Corp, The Walt Disney Company and Vivendi shows that media and communication in the twenty-first century are confronted with fundamental social responsibility challenges. From software patents and intellectual property rights to privacy on the Internet, from working conditions in electronics manufacturing to hidden flows of eWaste – this book encourages the reader to explore the multifaceted social (ir)responsibilities that shape commercial media landscapes today. It makes a compelling argument for thinking beyond the corporate in order to envision and bring about truly social media. It will interest students and scholars of media studies, cultural industry studies, sociology, information society studies, organization studies, political economy, business and management.

New Perspectives on the Internet Introductory

Author: Gary Schneider
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111529124
Format: PDF, Docs
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NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE INTERNET has been updated to cover the newest releases of the three main web browsers including Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 4, and Google Chrome. With the New Perspectives critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will learn basic to advanced features of the Internet from Browser Basics to Electronic Commerce. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Perspectives on International Political Economy

Author: J. Abbott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403918449
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Critical Perspectives on International Political Economy considers and revises the progress of critical thinking within IPE and engages with issues such as finance, the practices of health and work, the relevance of new social movements and the political economy of the Internet. In so doing it provides a possible map for the next stage of critical development in the study of International Political Economy.