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
ISBN: 9789186523596
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Critical Perspectives on Culture and Globalisation

Author: Njogu, Kimani
Publisher: Twaweza Communications
ISBN: 9966028676
Format: PDF, 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, Inc
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.

Critical Perspectives on Digital Monopolies

Author: Jennifer Peters
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766098494
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In our digital age, online companies such as Google and Amazon are experiencing tremendous growth. The power and influence of these digital companies was demonstrated in September 2017 when Amazon bought the popular organic grocery Whole Foods for a record 13 million dollars. Do companies such as Amazon have too much influence in the digital space? Should they be broken up to allow more competition? In this book, these questions and more are considered by a range of experts in the subject, from legal experts, to CEOs, to corporate players, and journalists.

Critical Perspectives on International Political Economy

Author: J. Abbott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403918449
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

American Corporate Economy

Author: William Lazonick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415186124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The readings collected in these four volumes examine the evolution, operation, and performance of the American corporate enterprise, and the American corporate economy more generally. Divided into seven sections, many of the readings provide broad overviews of the evolution of the US corporate enterprise, while others contribute to debates on its role in the evolution of American economy and society. The material is arranged thematically to help the reader navigate the field. There is also a new introduction and a thorough index, making this set an invaluable resource for both academics and practitioners in the field.

Psychometric Testing

Author: Barry Cripps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119183014
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book offers an examination of the strengths and limitations psychometric testing, with coverage of diverse methods of test development and application. It explores a variety of topics related to the field, including test construction, use and applications in human resources and training, assessment and verification of training courses, and consulting and includes applications for clinical psychology, performance psychology, and sport and exercise psychology across a range of professions (research, teaching, coaching, consulting, and advising).