The Neighborhood in the Internet

Author: John M. Carroll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317571525
Format: PDF
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Today, "community" seems to be everywhere. At home, at work, and online, the vague but comforting idea of the community pervades every area of life. But have we lost the ability truly to understand what it means? The Neighborhood in the Internet investigates social and civic effects of community networks on local community, and how community network designs are appropriated and extended by community members. Carroll uses his conceptual model of "community" to re-examine the Blacksburg Electronic Village – the first Web-based community network – applying it to attempts to sustain and enrich contemporary communities through information technology. The book provides an analysis of the role of community in contemporary paradigms for work and other activity mediated by the Internet. It brings to the fore a series of design experiments investigating new approaches to community networking and addresses the future trajectory and importance of community networks. This book will be of interest to students of sociology, community psychology, human-computer interaction, information science, and computer-supported collaborative work.

Sociology of the Visual Sphere

Author: Regev Nathansohn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135075964
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This collection of original articles deals with two intertwined general questions: what is the visual sphere, and what are the means by which we can study it sociologically? These questions serve as the logic for dividing the book into two sections, the first ("Visualizing the Social, Sociologizing the Visual") focuses on the meanings of the visual sphere, and the second ("New Methodologies for Sociological Investigations of the Visual") explores various sociological research methods to getting a better understanding of the visual sphere. We approach the visual sphere sociologically because we regard it as one of the layers of the social world. It is where humans produce, use, and engage with the visual in their creation and interpretation of meanings. Under the two large inquiries into the "what" and the "how" of the sociology of the visual sphere, a subset of more focused questions is being posed: what social processes and hierarchies make up the visual sphere? How various domains of visual politics and visuality are being related (or being presented as such)? What are the relations between sites and sights in the visual research? What techniques help visual researcher to increase sensorial awareness of the research site? How do imaginaries of competing political agents interact in different global contexts and create unique, locally-specific visual spheres? What constitutes competing interpretations of visual signs? The dwelling on these questions brings here eleven scholars from eight countries to share their research experience from variety of contexts and sites, utilizing a range of sociological theories, from semiotics to post-structuralism.

The Digital Divide

Author: Massimo Ragnedda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135088365
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This book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of inequality and the stratification of the digital sphere. Grounded in classical sociological theories of inequality, as well as empirical evidence, this book defines ‘the digital divide’ as the unequal access and utility of internet communications technologies and explores how it has the potential to replicate existing social inequalities, as well as create new forms of stratification. The Digital Divide examines how various demographic and socio-economic factors including income, education, age and gender, as well as infrastructure, products and services affect how the internet is used and accessed. Comprised of six parts, the first section examines theories of the digital divide, and then looks in turn at: Highly developed nations and regions (including the USA, the EU and Japan); Emerging large powers (Brazil, China, India, Russia); Eastern European countries (Estonia, Romania, Serbia); Arab and Middle Eastern nations (Egypt, Iran, Israel); Under-studied areas (East and Central Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa). Providing an interwoven analysis of the international inequalities in internet usage and access, this important work offers a comprehensive approach to studying the digital divide around the globe. It is an important resource for academic and students in sociology, social policy, communication studies, media studies and all those interested in the questions and issues around social inequality.

Der Aufstieg der Netzwerkgesellschaft

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658113227
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Manuel Castells entwirft in seinem Werk eine Soziologie des Informationszeitalters. Auf der Grundlage reichhaltigen empirischen Materials analysiert und interpretiert er die Entwicklung von der Industriegesellschaft zur Informationsgesellschaft. Seit seinem ersten Erscheinen 1996 in den USA hat das Werk einen beispiellosen Siegeszug durch die wissenschaftlich interessierte Leserschaft genommen.

Weltrisikogesellschaft

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783518460382
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Damals gab es die RAF, heute al-Qaida; damals fürchteten wir die Folgen von Tschernobyl, heute sagen Wissenschaftler eine Klimakatastrophe voraus. Finanzkrisen vernichten weltweit Existenzen, die Risiken durchdringen alle Lebensbereiche. Zugleich aber erö

Virtuelle Gruppen

Author: Udo Thiedeke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322808440
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Im Zusammenhang mit einer expandierenden computergestützten Kommunikation sind wir in den letzten Jahren mit dem Auftreten besonderer soziotechnischer Beziehungsformen konfrontiert. Diese Beziehungsformen werden bislang sehr diffus als "virtuelle Gemeinschaften" oder "virtuelle Gruppen" bezeichnet. Dieser Band nähert sich diesem Phänomen von Seiten unterschiedlicher, internationaler Forschungsansätze. Dabei gilt es zu klären, welche Charakteristika virtuelle Gruppen aufweisen und ob diese virtuelle Form der Vergemeinschaftung soziologisch als Erscheinungsform sozialer Gruppen zu interpretieren ist.

Das Jahrhundert des Kindes

Author: Ellen Key
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3861998181
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Ellen Key: Das Jahrhundert des Kindes. Studien Barnets århundrade. Erstdruck: Stockholm, Bonnier, 1900. Deutsche Erstausgabe: berlin, S. Fischer Verlag, 1902, übersetzt von Marie Franzos unter dem Pseudonym Francis Maro. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Ausschnitt aus dem Gemälde »Freunde«, 1900/1907. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.