Digitized Lives: Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era

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Routledge #ad - Companion website available at: culturalpolitics. Net/digital_cultures Routledge. In a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives. But what is the nature of that impact? in chapters examining a broad range of issues―including sexuality, education, reed avoids both techno-hype and techno-pessimism, the environment, and social protest movements―Digitized Lives seeks answers to these central questions: What is truly new about so-called "new media, race, politics, offering instead succinct, gender relations, " and what is just hype? How have our lives been made better or worse by digital communication technologies? In what ways can these devices and practices contribute to a richer cultural landscape and a more sustainable society? Cutting through the vast―and often contradictory―literature on these topics, witty and insightful discussions of how digital communication is impacting our lives and reshaping the major social issues of our era.

The book argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the glossy surface of techno gear to ask deeper questions about how we can utilize technology to create a more socially, politically, and economically just world.

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Understanding Digital Culture

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SAGE Publications Ltd #ad - This is more than just another book on Internet studies. Refreshingly readable and packed with examples from profiling databases and mashups to cybersex and the truth about social networking, resistance, community, Understanding Digital Culture: ? crosses disciplines to give a balanced account of the social, microblogging and online identity ? illustrates the above through a series of contemporary, gaming, including music, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society ? illuminates the increasing importance of mobile, wireless and converged media technologies in everyday life ? unpacks how the information society is transforming and challenging traditional notions of crime, intimacy and belonging ? charts the changing cultural forms associated with new media and its consumption, war and protest, in-depth case studies of digital culture.

Understanding Digital Culture #ad - This is the perfect text for students looking for a full account of the information society, virtual cultures, sociology of the Internet and new media. Tracing the pervasive influence of 'digital culture' throughout contemporary life, use, this text integrates socio-economic understandings of the 'information society' with the cultural studies approach to production, and consumption of digital media and multimedia.

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

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Basic Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Online, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. Mit professor sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down.

Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families. A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones Technology has become the architect of our intimacies.

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Computer-Mediated Communication in Personal Relationships

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Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers #ad - The book examines subjects that attract intense student interest – including online performance of gender, online dating, and using computer-mediated communication to achieve family/work life balance – and will inspire further research and course development in the area of computer-mediated communication in personal relationships.

Examining messages exchanged via email, twitter, and blogs, influence, Facebook, perception, disclosure, websites, sexual fidelity, the authors analyze communication issues of ongoing importance in relationships including deception, privacy, identity, and social support. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Computer-Mediated Communication in Personal Relationships #ad - Because it provides a synthesis of ideas at the nexus of interpersonal communication theory and computer-mediated communication theory, the book can serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate as well as graduate courses. This is the first collection of readings on computer-mediated communication focusing exclusively on interpersonal interactions.

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Global Communication

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SAGE Publications Ltd #ad - Sage Publications Ltd. Comprehensive in its scope and scale, rigorously argued and richly illustrated with wide-ranging examples, this clearly written and user-friendly book from a veteran commentator on international communication will be valuable for students and scholars. It is essential reading for students of communication and media studies.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Strongly recommended. Daya thussu, university of westminster global communication explores the history, Professor of International Communication, present and future of global communication, introducing and explaining the theories, stories and flows of information and media that affect us all.

Global Communication #ad - Based on his experience teaching generations of students to critically examine the world of communication around them, Cees Hamelink helps readers understand the thinkers, concepts and questions in this changing landscape. This book: explores the cultural, economic, political and social dimensions and consequences of global communication introduces the key thinkers who have been inspirational to the field Teaches you to master the art of asking critical questions Takes you through concrete cases from UN summits to hot lines and cyber-surveillance Boosts your essay skills with a guided tour of the literature, including helpful comments and recommendations of what to cite Brings you directly into the classroom with a series of video lectures This book guides students through the complex terrain of global communication, helping you become a critically informed participant in the ever-changing communication landscape.

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The Internet: An Introduction to New Media Berg New Media Series

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Berg Publishers #ad - Packed with case studies drawn from around the world, cultural, The Internet presents a clear and up-to-date introduction to the social, technological and political worlds this new media form is creating. Life without the internet, a very new technology, seems almost unimaginable for most people in western nations.

Used book in Good Condition. At the same time three-quarters of the world's population remain effectively excluded from the internet. Sage Publications Ltd. Today the internet is intrinsic to media and communications, banking, politics, business, entertainment, defence, education and administrative systems as well as to social interaction.

The Internet: An Introduction to New Media Berg New Media Series #ad - Youtube, flickr and many other emerging applications are shifting the way we express ourselves, communicate with our friends, Facebook, Twitter, and even engage with global politics. Used book in Good Condition. Berg Publishers. The internet disentangles this extraordinarily complex information and communication technology from its place in our daily lives, allowing it to be examined anew.

Technology has historically been shaped by governmental, military and commercial requirements, but the development of the internet is increasingly driven by its users.

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What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest

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Jossey-Bass #ad - However, these companies all adopted specific approaches and principles that transformed their ordinary brands into industry leaders. Drawing from twenty-five years of consulting work with such top brands as Frito-Lay, Nautica, Sony, and Burger King, Yohn explains key principles of her brand-as-business strategy.

In other words, great brands can be built--and Denise Lee Yohn knows exactly how to do it. Reveals the seven key principles that the world's best brands consistently implement presents case studies that explore the brand building successes and failures of companies of all sizes including GE, and other organization leaders, entrepreneurs, IKEA, and other remarkable brands Provides tools and strategies that organizations can start using right away Filled with targeted guidance for CEOs, Chipotle Mexican Grill, COOs, and named as one of Inc.

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Used book in Good Condition. Delivering a fresh perspective, yohn's what Great Brands Do teaches an innovative brand-as-business strategy that enhances brand identity while boosting profit margins, improving company culture, and creating stronger stakeholder relationships. Used book in Good Condition. Magazine's top marketing books of 2014,  What Great Brands Do is an essential blueprint for launching any brand to meteoric heights.

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WTF?: What's the Future of Business?: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences

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Wiley #ad - Wiley. It provides an overview of real-world experiences versus "user" experiences in relation to products, social media, and commerce, mobile, services, among others. This book explains why experience is everything and how the future of business will come down to shared experiences. Aligns the tenets of user experience with the concepts of innovative leadership to improve business performance and engagement and to motivate readers to rethink business models and customer and employee relationships Motivates readers to rethink business models, products and services, marketing, and customer and employee relationships with desired experiences in mind Brian Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media, and is the author of Engage! and The End of Business as Usual!  Discover how user experience design affects your business, and how you can harness its power for meaningful revenue growth Used book in Good Condition.

WTF?: What's the Future of Business?: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences #ad - Sage Publications Ltd. Berg Publishers. In today’s rapidly changing digital environment, Darwinism is alive and well. What’s the future of business doesn't just explore trends and theories; it introduces a dynamic, actionable path to transformation. Evan greene, cmo, engagement, the recording academy, producers of the grammy awards rethink your business model to incorporate the power of "user" experiences   What’s the Future of Business? will galvanize a new movement that aligns the tenets of user experience with the vision of innovative leadership to improve business performance, and relationships for a new generation of consumerism.

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Constructing Grounded Theory Introducing Qualitative Methods series

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SAGE Publications Ltd #ad - This second edition of her groundbreaking text retains the accessibility and warmth of the first edition whilst introducing cutting edge examples and practical tips. Berg Publishers. Sage Publications Ltd. Used book in Good Condition. This expanded second edition: - explores how to effectively focus on data collection - demonstrates how to use data for theorizing - adds two new chapters that guide you through conducting and analysing interviews in grounded theory - adds a new chapter on symbolic interactionism and grounded theory - considers recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory - discusses the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory.

Used book in Good Condition. Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Kathy Charmaz presents the definitive guide to doing grounded theory from a constructivist perspective. Sage Publications Ltd. Wiley. This is a seminal title for anyone serious about understanding and doing grounded theory research.

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OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder: The Illusion of Business and the Business of Illusion

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PublicAffairs #ad - From the fertile crescent of branding cincinnati, to the laboratories of sensory specialists musicologists and "noses", Lucas Conley takes us on a long-overdue journey through the strange culture that is our own. Used book in Good Condition. The world is more branded than ever before: Americans encounter anywhere between 3, 000 and 5, 000 ads a day.

As hilarious as it is frightening, Conley's investigation into the phenomenon of rampant commercialism often backed by little substance, offers an illuminating portrait of an age of obsession. In an ever-faster, foreign brands and by so-called house-brands the eponymous brands of Wal-Mart, more competitive global landscape fueled both by the rise of cheaper, Target, and the like, American companies are in a mad dash to keep up.

OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder: The Illusion of Business and the Business of Illusion #ad - Branding, or identity-making, has begun to replace the research and development of yore. Sage Publications Ltd. Wiley. Used book in Good Condition. Increasingly, taste, brands vie for our attention from insidious angles that target our emotional responses scent, sound, and touch. Sage Publications Ltd. Berg Publishers.

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Critical Terms for Media Studies

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Sage Publications Ltd. Edited by two outstanding scholars in the field, W. These essays, are organized into three interrelated groups: “aesthetics” engages with terms that describe sensory experiences and judgments, commissioned expressly for this volume, “Technology” offers entry into a broad array of technological concepts, and “Society” opens up language describing the systems that allow a medium to function.

Communications, film and video, philosophy, digital culture: media studies straddles an astounding array of fields and disciplines and produces a vocabulary that is in equal parts rigorous and intuitive. Part of a larger conversation that engages culture, and politics, technology, this exciting collection of essays explores our most critical language for dealing with the qualities and modes of contemporary media.

Critical Terms for Media Studies #ad - J. A compelling reference work for the twenty-first century and the media that form our experience within it, Critical Terms for Media Studies will engage and deepen any reader’s knowledge of one of our most important new fields. Berg Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Mitchell and Mark B. N. T.

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