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.
Author: Eva Lia Wyss
Publisher: transcript Verlag
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.
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.
Author: Ansgar Nünning
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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.
Author: Andrew A. Kling
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release Date: 2009-10-09
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
95 percent of Americans own some kind of cell phone. It has become a tool that people feel lost without when forgotten at home or elsewhere. This volume comprehensively covers the origins and evolution of cell phone technology. Readers will consider its impact on society and future uses.
Author: Alberto Abruzzese
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This highly topical book deals with the new frontiers of digital television addressing the challenges it faces as a result of the upsurge of new and converging digital technologies. In a world which has developed online interactivity and new roles for its users, a new scenario of the domestic sphere is emerging where television has lost its dominance within audiovisual products to the Internet, videogames, tablets, mobile phones, and more. Contemporary digital television is thus a field where different platforms, languages and formats compete in order to become the dominant standard for the future. In this new TV ecosystem audiences are negotiating their identities and are implementing practices of use which are redesigning the entire processes for TV production and consumption.
Author: Julian Agyeman
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre: Political Science
The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor serving lobster rolls. Customers range from gastro-tourists to construction workers, all eager for food that is delicious, authentic, and relatively inexpensive. Although some cities that host food trucks encourage their proliferation, others throw up regulatory roadblocks. This book examines the food truck phenomenon in North American cities from Los Angeles to Montreal, taking a novel perspective: social justice. It considers the motivating factors behind a city's promotion or restriction of mobile food vending, and how these motivations might connect to or impede broad goals of social justice. The contributors investigate the discriminatory implementation of rules, with gentrified hipsters often receiving preferential treatment over traditional immigrants; food trucks as part of community economic development; and food trucks' role in cultural identity formation. They describe, among other things, mobile food vending in Portland, Oregon, where relaxed permitting encourages street food; the criminalization of food trucks by Los Angeles and New York City health codes; food as cultural currency in Montreal; social and spatial bifurcation of food trucks in Chicago and Durham, North Carolina; and food trucks as a part of Vancouver, Canada's, self-branding as the "Greenest City." ContributorsJulian Agyeman, Sean Basinski, Jennifer Clark, Ana Croegaert, Kathleen Dunn, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Emma French, Matthew Gebhardt, Phoebe Godfrey, Amy Hanser, Robert Lemon, Nina Martin, Caitlin Matthews, Nathan McClintock, Alfonso Morales, Alan Nash, Katherine Alexandra Newman, Lenore Lauri Newman, Alex Novie, Matthew Shapiro, Hannah Sobel, Mark Vallianatos, Ginette Wessel, Edward Whittall, Mackenzie Wood
Ability to use information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for effective participation in today’s digital age. Schools worldwide are responding to the need to provide young people with that ability. But how effective are they in this regard? The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) responded to this question by studying the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL), which is defined as the ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate with others at home, school, the workplace and in society. The study was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and builds on a series of earlier IEA studies focusing on ICT in education. Data were gathered from almost 60,000 Grade 8 students in more than 3,300 schools from 21 education systems. This information was augmented by data from almost 35,000 teachers in those schools and by contextual data collected from school ICT-coordinators, school principals and the ICILS national research centers. The IEA ICILS team systematically investigated differences among the participating countries in students’ CIL outcomes, how participating countries were providing CIL-related education and how confident teachers were in using ICT in their pedagogical practice. The team also explored differences within and across countries with respect to relationships between CIL education outcomes and student characteristics and school contexts. In general, the study findings presented in this international report challenge the notion of young people as “digital natives” with a self-developed capacity to use digital technology. The large variations in CIL proficiency within and across the ICILS countries suggest it is naive to expect young people to develop CIL in the absence of coherent learning programs. Findings also indicate that system- and school-level planning needs to focus on increasing teacher expertise in using ICT for pedagogical purposes if such programs are to have the desired effect. The report furthermore presents an empirically derived scale and description of CIL learning that educational stakeholders can reference when deliberating about CIL education and use to monitor change in CIL over time.
Author: Herbert Willems
Release Date: 2008-07-24
Genre: Political Science
Auf allen Ebenen (kulturell, ökonomisch, politisch u.s.w.) verbindet sich mit der Entwicklung des Internets ein bedeutsamer Wandel von Handlungs- und Erfahrungsbedingungen. Im Zuge der „Online-Vergesellschaftung“ (Jäckel/Mai) ändern sich Voraussetzungen, Potentiale, Zwänge und Probleme der Wirklichkeitskonstruktion grundlegend und systematisch. Der Band versammelt Untersuchungen, die diesem Wandel mit wissenssoziologischen Mitteln nachgehen. Privilegiert wird eine Perspektive, die alle relevanten sozialen Ordnungsebenen einschließt (Interaktion, Feld/Subsystem, Gesellschaft), ein Netzwerkkonzept beinhaltet, den Akteur fokussiert und historisch-differenzierungstheoretisch ausgerichtet ist.
Author: Joachim R. Höflich
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Communication and technology
Bis zur Erfindung des Telegraphen war der Brief nahezu das einzige Medium, um uber Distanzen hinweg mit anderen in Kontakt zu treten oder Beziehungen aufrecht zu erhalten. Mit der E-Mail und dem Short Message Service sind weitere Medien der schriftlichen Kommunikation hinzu gekommen, die den Brief erganzen - oder auch ersetzten. In diesem Band erfolgt nun eine erste Bestandsaufnahme der Forschung uber den damit verbundenen Wandel von Vermittlungskulturen mit Beitragen in- und auslandischer Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen."