Communication of Love

Author: Eva Lia Wyss
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839424445
Release Date: 2014-11
Genre: Social Science

By the end of the twentieth century certain new media had established themselves which have profoundly changed communication among lovers. SMS and email in particular have created new relational forms and forms of intimacy. From declarations of love on talk shows to televised dating games and marriage quiz shows, television offers a panoply of wildly popular theatrical communications of love. Does the neglecting of traditional communication media, such as love letters and the telephone, cause the intermingling of intimacy with the public sphere and hence the abrogation of it? From the disciplines of sociology, history, cultural and media studies and linguistics, this book offers answers to this question by analyzing and discussing new media from various perspectives. Contributions by Eva Illouz, Joachim R. Höflich, Friedrich Krotz, Helga Kotthoff, Karl Lenz, Sabine Maasen, and others.

Telekommunikatives Handeln im Alltag

Author: Julian Gebhardt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531910505
Release Date: 2008-08-31
Genre: Social Science

Ziel der Arbeit ist es, die kommunikationswissenschaftliche Analyse der alltäglichen Aneignung und Nutzung von Medien der interpersonalen Telekommunikation auf eine neue grundlagentheoretische Basis zu stellen. Gegen die dominante Sicht technikdeterministischer Ansätze wird die zwischenmenschliche Genese und Einbettung medialer kommunikativer Handlungspraktiken auf die fundamentalen Ausgangsprobleme ihrer sozialen und damit intersubjektiven Verfasstheit rückbezogen. Aufbauend auf der Sozialphänomenologie von Alfred Schütz (und Thomas Luckmann) werden die basalen intersubjektiven Konstitutionsbedingungen interpersonaler Medienkommunikation herausgearbeitet und so ein besseres Verständnis der Sozialitätsbedingungen von Medien und medialer Kommunikationspraktiken ermöglicht. Die Arbeit konstituiert eine handlungstheoretisch begründete und alltagsweltlich fundierte Analyseperspektive, vor deren Hintergrund sich die auf diesem Feld vorliegenden Forschungsansätze einordnen, präzisieren und weiter entwickeln lassen.

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

Author: Gerard Goggin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135949181
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Computers

The last decade has witnessed the rise of the cell phone from a mode of communication to an indispensable multimedia device, and this phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of mobile communication studies in media, cultural studies, and communication departments across the academy. The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media seeks to be the definitive publication for scholars and students interested in comprehending all the various aspects of mobile media. This collection, which gathers together original articles by a global roster of contributors from a variety of disciplines, sets out to contextualize the increasingly convergent areas surrounding social, geosocial, and mobile media discourses. Features include: comprehensive and interdisciplinary models and approaches for analyzing mobile media; wide-ranging case studies that draw from this truly global field, including China, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as Europe, the UK, and the US; a consideration of mobile media as part of broader media ecologies and histories; chapters setting out the economic and policy underpinnings of mobile media; explorations of the artistic and creative dimensions of mobile media; studies of emerging issues such as ecological sustainability; up-to-date overviews on social and locative media by pioneers in the field. Drawn from a range of theoretical, artistic, and cultural approaches, The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media will serve as a crucial reference text to inform and orient those interested in this quickly expanding and far-reaching field.

Turning Points

Author: Ansgar Nünning
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110297102
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

At times of crisis and revolution such as ours, diagnoses of crucial junctures and ruptures – ‘turning points’ – in the continuous flow of history are more prevalent than ever. Analysing literary, cinematic and other narratives, the volume seeks to understand the meanings conveyed by different concepts of turning points, the alternative concepts to which they are opposed when used to explain historical change, and those contexts in which they are unmasked as false and over-simplifying constructions. Literature and film in particular stress the importance of turning points as a sensemaking device (as part of a character’s or a community’s cultural memory), while at the same time unfolding the constructive and hence relative character of turning points. Offering complex reflections on the notion of turning points, literary and filmic narratives are thus of particular interest to the present volume.

Mobile Technologies

Author: Larissa Hjorth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415878432
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Social Science

In light of emerging forms of software, interfaces, cultures of uses, and media practices associated with mobile media, this collection investigates the various ways in which mobile media is developing in different cultural, linguistic, social, and national settings. Specifically, contributors consider the promises and politics of mobile media and its role in the dynamic social and gender relations configured in the boundaries between public and private spheres. The collection is genuinely interdisciplinary, as well as international in its range, with contributors and studies from China, Japan, Korea, Italy, Norway, France, Belgium, Britain, and Australia.

Migration Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

Author: Leopoldina Fortunati
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136513466
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Social Science

Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and keep connected with their communities of origin. Furthermore, the book analyses the different ways in which migrants contribute, along with natives, in co-constructing contemporary societies – a process in which the cultures of both groups are considered. Drawing on contributions from a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology and linguistics, it offers a more profound understanding of one of the most significant phenomena of contemporary international societies – the migration of nearly a billion people worldwide - and the relationship between technology and society.

Emotion in Language

Author: Ulrike M. Lüdtke
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9789027267658
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The miracle of children's language development and the joy of expressive language on the one hand and the vulnerability of language and the sorrow and grief caused by its distortion or even loss in people with aphasia or dementia on the other hand show us the inseparability of emotion and language in its extremes. Although the ‘emotional turn’ promised a paradigmatic shift from a rationalistic towards an emotion-integrating conceptualization of language, hardly any interdisciplinary research has focused on the interplay between emotion and language. The present book covers the wide range of work on Emotion in Language with contributions from numerous disciplines in the three areas of Theory, Research, and Application. With contributions both from well-known pioneers in the area of this topic as well as from young scientists, the book offers a broad range of perspectives from linguistics and language development to neurology, psychology and developmental neuropsychology and to the fields of philosophy and phenomenology.

Pragmatics of Computer Mediated Communication

Author: Susan Herring
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110214468
Release Date: 2013-01-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Excerpt Open publication The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena the chapters cover pragmatically-focused research on types of CMC and pragmatic approaches to characteristic CMC phenomena. Reduced series price (print) available! > For orders, please contact [email protected]

Race and Ethnicity in Digital Culture Our Changing Traditions Impressions and Expressions in a Mediated World 2 volumes

Author: Anthony Bak Buccitelli
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440840630
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Social Science

In this unprecedented study, leading scholars and emerging voices from around the world consider how race and ethnicity continue to shape our everyday lives, even as digital technology seems to promise a release from our "real" social identities. • Reveals how "memes" and "viral videos" represent, discuss, or negotiate ideas about racial and ethnic identity • Discusses how the human body is racialized in digital image, video, and photography, and how technologies and digital spaces themselves come to be racialized • Examines the interplay of digital narratives with political movements for civil rights and social justice • Explores patterns and practices of racist and xenophobic exclusion in both online and offline spaces

The Inside Text

Author: R. Harper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402030604
Release Date: 2006-03-30
Genre: Computers

SMS or Text is one of the most popular forms of messaging. Yet, despite its immense popularity, SMS has remained unexamined by science. Not only that, but the commercial organisations, who have been forced to offer SMS by a demanding public, have had very little idea why it has been successful. Indeed, they have, until very recently, planned to replace SMS with other messaging services such as MMS. This book is the first to bring together scientific studies into the values that ‘texting’ provides, examining both cultural variation in countries as different as the Philippines and Germany, as well as the differences between SMS and other communications channels like Instant Messaging and the traditional letter. It presents usability and design research which explores how SMS will evolve and what is likely to be the pattern of person-to-person messaging in the future. In short, The Inside Text is a fundamental resource for anyone interested in mobile communications at the start of the 21st Century.