Indigenous People and Mobile Technologies

Author: Laurel Evelyn Dyson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317638948
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the rich tradition of mobile communication studies and new media, this volume examines how mobile technologies are being embraced by Indigenous people all over the world. As mobile phones have revolutionised society both in developed and developing countries, so Indigenous people are using mobile devices to bring their communities into the twenty-first century. The explosion of mobile devices and applications in Indigenous communities addresses issues of isolation and building an environment for the learning and sharing of knowledge, providing support for cultural and language revitalisation, and offering the means for social and economic renewal. This book explores how mobile technologies are overcoming disadvantage and the tyrannies of distance, allowing benefits to flow directly to Indigenous people and bringing wide-ranging changes to their lives. It begins with general issues and theoretical perspectives followed by empirical case studies that include the establishment of Indigenous mobile networks and practices, mobile technologies for social change and, finally, the ways in which mobile technology is being used to sustain Indigenous culture and language.

Between the Public and Private in Mobile Communication

Author: Ana Serrano Tellería
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315399288
Format: PDF
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Mobile devices’ impact on daily life has raised relevant questions regarding public and private space and communication. Both the technological environment (operating systems, platforms, apps) and media ecosystems (interface design, participatory culture, social media) influence how users deal with the public and private, intimate and personal spheres. Leading researchers in communication, art, computer engineering, education, law, sociology, philosophy, and psychology here explore current methodologies for studying the dichotomy of the public and private in mobile communication, providing a foundation for further research.

Performing Digital Activism

Author: Fidèle A. Vlavo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317434579
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the emergence of digital protest as part of the Zapatista rebellion, to the use of disturbance tactics against governments and commercial institutions, there is no doubt that digital technology and networks have become the standard features of 21st century social mobilisation. Yet, little is known about the historical and socio-cultural developments that have transformed the virtual sphere into a key site of political confrontation. This book provides a critical analysis of the developments of digital direct action since the 1990s. It examines the praxis of electronic protest by focussing on the discourses and narratives provided by the activists and artists involved. The study covers the work of activist groups, including Critical Art Ensemble, Electronic Disturbance Theater and the electrohippies, as well as Anonymous, and proposes a new analytical framework centred on the performative and aesthetic features of contemporary digital activism.

Online Activism in Latin America

Author: Hilda Chacón
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135178465X
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Online Activism in Latin America examines the innovative ways in which Latin American citizens, and [email protected] in the U.S., use the Internet to advocate for causes that they consider just. The contributions to the volume analyze citizen-launched websites, interactive platforms, postings, and group initiatives that support a wide variety of causes, ranging from human rights to disability issues, indigenous groups’ struggles, environmental protection, art, poetry and activism, migrancy, and citizen participation in electoral and political processes. This collection bears witness to the early stages of a very unique and groundbreaking form of civil activism culture now growing in Latin America.

Cultures in Orbit

Author: Lisa Parks
Publisher:
ISBN:
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In 1957 the Soviets launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite, into space. At the turn of the twenty-first century, more than eight thousand satellites orbited the Earth. Enabling pictures of the whole planet, simultaneous live broadcasts to people on different continents, and much more, satellites have fundamentally reconfigured understandings of ourselves in relation to others around the world and our planet in relation to the cosmos. In Cultures in Orbit, Lisa Parks analyzes different uses of satellite television in order to rethink the meanings of and relations between television and "the global." In the process, she shows that the many convergences between televisual and satellite technologies necessitate an expanded definition of "television"--one encompassing military monitoring, public education, and scientific observation as well as commercial entertainment and public broadcasting. Roaming across the disciplines of media studies, geography, and science and technology studies, Parks examines specific uses of satellites by broadcasters, archaeologists, military intelligence officers, and astronomers. She looks at the first live international television broadcast, which reached five hundred million viewers in twenty-four countries in 1967, and Imparja tv, an Aboriginal satellite tv network in Australia. Turning to satellites' remote sensing capabilities, she explores the U.S. military's production of satellite images of the war in Bosnia as well as archaeologists' use of satellite imagery in the excavation of Cleopatra's palace in Alexandria, Egypt. Parks's reflections on how Western fantasies of control are implicated in the Hubble telescope's observations of outer space point to a broader concern she highlights: that while satellite television creates a "global village," it also cuts and divides the planet in ways that extend the cultural and economic hegemony of the post-industrial West.

Rhetorik und Stilistik Rhetoric and Stylistics Halbband 1

Author: Ulla Fix
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110211408
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Politische Philosophie heute

Author: Will Kymlicka
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783593358918
Format: PDF
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Eine grundlegende und umfassende Einführung in die modernen Strömungen der politischen Philosophie: Utilitarismus, Liberalismus, Libertarismus, Marxismus, Kommunitarismus und Feminismus.

Die qualitative Analyse internetbasierter Daten

Author: Dominique Schirmer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658062967
Format: PDF, ePub
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Internetbasierte Medien sind ein wichtiges Feld empirischer Analyse und speziell qualitativer Sozialforschung. Der Band behandelt methodologische und methodische Fragen der qualitativen Arbeit mit internetbasierten Daten sowie den qualitativen Umgang mit der Vielfalt verschiedener Medienformen im Internet, der sogenannten Multimodalität. Etablierte qualitative Methoden beziehen sich auf herkömmliche Kommunikationsformen, die im Internet in veränderter Weise praktiziert werden; zudem entstehen internetbasierte Daten in anderen Kontexten. Gängige Regeln für das Forschungsvorgehen sind nicht ohne weiteres umsetzbar. Die qualitative Analyse internetbasierter Daten erfordert andere Herangehensweisen, kann aber etablierte Techniken gegenstandsangemessen erweitern. Der Band beleuchtet klassische, statische Internetseiten, statische, dynamische und interaktive Blogs, Foren und Forumsdiskussionen, soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook, Twitter und Socialcast, Miniblogs, extrem flüchtige Chats, Mikroblogs und SMS. Die Beiträge liefern eine methodologische Reflexion und befassen sich detailliert mit konkreten Auswahl- und Analyseverfahren.

Postcolonial Studies

Author: Pramod K. Nayar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111878099X
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This new anthology brings together the most diverse and recent voices in postcolonial theory to emerge since 9/11, alongside classic texts in established areas of postcolonial studies. Brings fresh insight and renewed political energy to established domains such as nation, history, literature, and gender Engages with contemporary concerns such as globalization, digital cultures, neo–colonialism, and language debates Includes wide geographical coverage from Ireland and India to Israel and Palestine Provides uniquely broad coverage, offering a full sense of the tradition, including significant essays on science, technology and development, education and literacy, digital cultures, and transnationalism Edited by a distinguished postcolonial scholar, this insightful volume serves scholars and students across multiple disciplines from literary and cultural studies, to anthropology and digital studies