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: Social Science

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.

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

Mobile Technologies

Author: Gerard Goggin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135856687
Release Date: 2009-01-13
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.

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.

Marvel s Black Widow from Spy to Superhero

Author: Sherry Ginn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476627168
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

First appearing in Marvel Comics in the 1960s, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, was introduced to movie audiences in Iron Man 2 (2010). Her character has grown in popularity with subsequent Marvel films, and fans have been vocal about wanting to see Black Widow in a titular role. Romanoff has potent appeal: a strong female character who is not defined by her looks or her romantic relationships, with the skill set of a veteran spy first for the KGB, then for S.H.I.E.L.D. This collection of new essays is the first to examine Black Widow and her development, from Cold War era comics to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Telekommunikation und Jugendkultur

Author: Judith Bug
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322804174
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Internet und Handy avancieren zielstrebig zu Leitmedien der jungen Generation. Jugendkulturen konstituieren sich zunehmend durch Telekommunikationsangebote (SMS, Chat, interaktive Spiele) oder werden durch diese beeinflusst. Der vorliegende Band führt in die vielfältigen Fragestellungen ein und stellt die zentralen Entwicklungen und Probleme sowie aktuelle Forschungsprojekte aus einer interdisziplinären Perspektive dar.

Weltweite Welten

Author: Herbert Willems
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531910338
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.