Intensive Media

Author: A. McCosker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137273518
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There is something unsettling, but also powerful, in the encounter with individual and collective experiences of human suffering. Intensive Media explores the discomfort and fascination initiated by instances of pain and suffering, their 'aversive affects', as they trouble but also vitalise contemporary media environments.

Global Media Biopolitics and Affect

Author: Britta Timm Knudsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317698681
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Global Media, Biopolitics and Affect shows how mediations of bodily vulnerability have become a strong political force in contemporary societies. In discussions and struggles concerning war involvement, healthcare issues, charity, democracy movements, contested national pasts, and climate change, performances of bodily vulnerability is increasingly used by citizens to raise awareness, create sympathy, encourage political action, and to circulate information in global media networks. The book thus argues that bodily vulnerability can serve as a catalyst for affectively charging and disseminating particular political events or issues by means of media. To investigate how, when and why that happens, and to evaluate the long-term social impacts of mediating bodily vulnerability, the book offers a theoretical framework for understanding the role of bodily vulnerability in contemporary digital media culture. Likewise, it presents a range of close empirical case studies in the areas of illness blogging, global protests after the killing of Neda Agda Soltan in Iran, charity communication, green media activism, online war commemoration and digital witnessing related to conflicts in Sarajevo and Ukraine.

At War

Author: David Kieran
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813584337
Format: PDF
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The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.

Heritage Affect and Emotion

Author: Divya P. Tolia-Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317122380
Format: PDF, ePub
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Heritage and its economies are driven by affective politics and consolidated through emotions such as pride, awe, joy and pain. In the humanities and social sciences, there is a widespread acknowledgement of the limits not only of language and subjectivity, but also of visuality and representation. Social scientists, particularly within cultural geography and cultural studies, have recently attempted to define and understand that which is more-than-representational, through the development of theories of affect, assemblage, post-humanism and actor network theory, to name a few. While there have been some recent attempts to draw these lines of thinking more forcefully into the field of heritage studies, this book focuses for the first time on relating heritage with the politics of affect. The volume argues that our engagements with heritage are almost entirely figured through the politics of affective registers such as pain, loss, joy, nostalgia, pleasure, belonging or anger. It brings together a number of contributions that collectively - and with critical acuity - question how researchers working in the field of heritage might begin to discover and describe affective experiences, especially those that are shaped and expressed in moments and spaces that can be, at times, intensely personal, intimately shared and ultimately social. It explores current theoretical advances that enable heritage to be affected, released from conventional understandings of both ’heritage-as-objects’ and ’objects-as-representations’ by opening it up to a range of new meanings, emergent and formed in moments of encounter. Whilst representational understandings of heritage are by no means made redundant through this agenda, they are destabilized and can thus be judged anew in light of these developments. Each chapter offers a novel and provocative contribution, provided by an interdisciplinary team of researchers who are thinking theoretically about affect through landscapes, practices of commemoration, visitor experience, site interpretation and other heritage work.

The Media and Communications in Australia

Author: Stuart Cunningham
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743436742
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traditional media are being reshaped by digital technologies. The funding model for quality journalism has been undermined by the drift of advertising online, demarcations between different forms of media are rapidly fading, and audiences have fragmented. We can catch up with our favourite TV show on a tablet, social media can be more important than mainstream radio in a crisis, and organisations large and small have become publishers in their own right on apps. Nevertheless mainstream media remain powerful. The Media and Communications in Australia offers a systematic introduction to this dynamic field. Fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments, this fourth edition outlines the key media industries and explains how communications technologies are impacting on them. It provides a thorough overview of the main approaches taken in studying the media, and includes an expanded 'issues' section with new chapters on social media, gaming, apps, the environment, media regulation, ethics and privacy. With contributions from some of Australia's best researchers and teachers in the field, The Media and Communications in Australia remains the most comprehensive and reliable introduction to media and communications available. It is an ideal student text, and a reference for teachers of media and anyone interested in this influential industry.

Hilgards Einf hrung in die Psychologie

Author: Rita L. Atkinson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783827404893
Format: PDF
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Eine EinfA1/4hrung in die gesamte Psychologie als Kerncurriculum fA1/4r Haupt- und Nebenfachstudenten ist der deutsche Hilgard fA1/4r die deutsche Psychologie beides, ein bereits an vielen UniversitAten als PrA1/4fungslektA1/4re empfohlener Klassiker und eine NovitAt: Es gibt nAmlich kein etabliertes Lehrbuch der gesamten Psychologie, das das Kernwissen dieses Faches fA1/4r Haupt- und NebenfAchler zusammenfaAt. Die Gutachtermeinungen waren eindeutig, die Herausgeber, Prof. Elke van der Meer, Humboldt-UniversitAt, und Prof. Joachim Grabowski, PAdagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, haben das Buch an die BedA1/4rfnisse von Haupt- und Nebenfachstudenten angepaAt, so daA es das Grundwissen fA1/4r den ersten Studienabschnitt erschlieAt. Neben den Grundthemen der Allgemeinen Psychologie als Kernfach werden die Grundlagen der Biologischen, Differentiellen, der Klinischen und der Sozialpsychologie A1/4bersichtlich dargestellt - entsprechend den groAen PrA1/4fungsfAchern im Diplomstudiengang.

Ansprechend Ansprechen das Personalisierungsprinzip Als Designempfehlung F r Die Gestaltung Multimedialer Lernangebote

Author: Maria Reichelt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783832540326
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Sprich mich persönlich an!" - ein Prinzip, das die Werbung nutzt, aber gilt es auch beim Lernen? Bislang ist unklar, welche Faktoren die motivations- und lernförderliche Wirkung des Personalisierungsprinzips beeinflussen. Hier setzt das Forschungsinteresse der Arbeit an. In zwei Mixed-Methods-Studien mit insgesamt 475 Schüler/innen und Studierenden wird untersucht, (1) wie viel Personalisierung der Sprache für wen förderlich ist, (2) ob personalisiertes Lernmaterial für jedes Thema geeignet ist und (3) wie sich Personalisierungseffekte in multimedialen Lernumgebungen erklären lassen. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass der Personalisierungseffekt keineswegs so generell auftritt, wie bislang angenommen. In den Experimenten wurden u.a. Vorwissen sowie Emotional und Cognitive Load als Mediatoren betrachtet. Mit 48 Probanden wurden zusätzlich Leitfadeninterviews geführt. Basierend auf den empirischen Befunden wurde ein mehrdimensionales Erklärungsmodell entwickelt, das die Frage, weshalb sich Personalisierungseffekte zeigen, auf kognitiver, motivationaler, sozialer und emotionaler Ebene beantwortet. Die Arbeit liefert praktische Implikationen für das Instructional Design und wirft für zukünftige Forschung die spannende Frage auf: "Sind didaktische Gestaltungsempfehlungen wie das Personalisierungsprinzip zeitlich begrenzte Phänomene?"

Cortical Memory Functions

Author: FAIR
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475722079
Format: PDF, ePub
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This means that many neuroanatomists may balk at the functional interpretation I have given their sort of data, whereas many neuroscien tists in other fields may balk at references to neuroanatomy they cannot confirm from memory and begrudge the time to look up. Members of both groups may consequently decline to read the book on the ground that it is too risky or too difficult to follow, or both. Let me say, in my own defence, that although the argument presented here draws upon data from a number of different fields, they fit together in ways that are often quite striking; that the problem of memory is in itself an important one; and that theory in neuroscience, if it is to fulfill its function of unifying our understanding by way of testable propositions, has got, at some point, to become interdisciplinary. I submit that the present theory meets those requirements and may therefore justify the effort it asks of the reader. To the extent that it passes the critical test of experiment, it will also give research in the fields related to memory a clearer rationale, thereby, perhaps, saving time. Introduction What follows is an outline of the theory of memory functions developed in this monograph. It will not include the supporting data and references used throughout in the text, but will simply present the essentials of the argument.