Seuchen, Ängste und Diskurse: Massenkommunikation als by Bettina Radeiski

By Bettina Radeiski

Gegenstand des Buches ist die mediale Berichterstattung zur Vogelgrippe im Jahr 2006. Ein großer Teil der Berichterstattung besteht in der Reflexion der medialen Beiträge und ihre potentielle Wirkmächtigkeit, wobei eine besonders hervorsticht: die Wirkung der Angst. Dies geschieht anhand der normativen Pole Abwiegelung und Panikmache . Das Ziel des Buches ist es, vor allem die auf den ersten Blick widersprüchlichen Phänomene zu erklären. Unter Bezugnahme auf den Foucaultschen Diskursbegriff wird dabei die Schlüsselkategorie der diskursiven Rolle entwickelt.

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Communication, Technology and Cultural Change by Gary J Krug

By Gary J Krug

With a foreword by way of Norman Denzin

Communication and the heritage of know-how have continually been tested by way of artefacts and other people.

Gary Krug argues that conversation know-how has to be studied as an essential component of tradition and lived-experience.

Rather than stand in awe of the plain explosion of recent applied sciences, this publication hyperlinks key moments and advancements in conversation expertise with the social stipulations in their time. It lines the evolution of know-how, tradition, and the self as collectively established and influential.

This leading edge procedure could be welcomed through undergraduates and postgraduates wanting to enhance their knowing of the cultural results of verbal exchange know-how, and the heritage of key verbal exchange structures and techniques.

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Global Perspectives on Intercultural Communication by Stephen M. Croucher

By Stephen M. Croucher

What is intercultural communique? How does point of view form a person’s definition of the main tenets of the time period and the sector? those are the center questions explored through this available worldwide advent to intercultural communique. every one bankruptcy explores the subject from a distinct geographic, spiritual, theoretical, and/or methodological standpoint, with an emphasis on non-Western ways, together with Buddhist, South American, Muslim, and chinese language views. that includes the voices of a number overseas members, this new textbook offers the whole breadth of numerous techniques to intercultural communique and showcases the industrial, political, and cultural/societal wishes for and merits of communicative competence.

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Stars in Our Eyes: The Star Phenomenon in the Contemporary by Angela Ndalianis,Charlotte Henry

By Angela Ndalianis,Charlotte Henry

The media megastar has develop into a robust, nearly remarkable, cultural signal, whilst the famous person procedure has passed through radical transformation because the period of the Hollywood studio procedure. cutting-edge movie keeps to marketplace and advertise its items via actors in ways in which search to trap the customarily elusive caliber megastar can include. utilizing modern stars similar to Robert De Niro, Keanu Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Dennis Hopper, this anthology of essays applies quite a few theoretical instruments in its try and know the way we interpret stars, and the way we will be able to start to comprehend their cultural significance.

Likewise, the learn explores how the celebrity method has develop into an more and more advanced phenomenon inside of society at huge, extending its influence past the cinema into tune, activities, and type. the various essays accrued right here think of this shift and consider how personae together with the director (Sam Peckinpah), the royalty (Princess Diana) or even the electronic superstar (Lara Croft) have captured the cultural mind's eye and feature come to achieve traits as star-like as these of the silver screen.

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Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research (Routledge by Mary Beth Oliver,Jennings Bryant

By Mary Beth Oliver,Jennings Bryant

With contributions from the various best students within the self-discipline, Media results serves not just as a entire reference quantity for media results examine but additionally as a superb textbook for complex classes in media results. overlaying the breadth of the media results area, this 3rd version offers up to date fabric in addition to new chapters concentrating on results of cellular media and different applied sciences. As this quarter of research maintains to adapt, Media results will function a benchmark of concept and examine for present and destiny generations of scholars.

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Mobile Technologien und nomadischer Raum: Motorisierung, by Lilian Iselin

By Lilian Iselin

Dieser Band betrachtet die Verflechtung von Infrastruktur und Mobilitätstechnologien mit dem Alltag tibetischer Nomaden. Anhand von detailreichen ethnografischem fabric beschreibt die Autorin, in welcher Weise Nomaden des tibetischen Hochlands cellular Technologien wie Motorräder, vehicles und Mobiltelefone nutzen. Alltagspraktiken der Mobilkommunikation und der motorisierten Mobilität führen zu einer Translokalität, welche nomadische Akteure in Urbanisierungsprozesse Chinas implizieren, die seit der Jahrtausendwende auch Ost- und Nordosttibet verändern. Das Buch beleuchtet damit bislang kaum untersuchte Aspekte des Wandels in einer tibetischen sector und schlägt eine Brücke zu gesellschaftspolitischen Fragen der Urbanisierung und Technisierung der Gesellschaft. Eine fundierte Auseinandersetzung mit aktuellen theoretischen und methodischen Konzepten zu mobilen Technologien und Mobilität macht das Buch über die Asienwissenschaft hinaus auch für die vergleichenden Sozial- u. Kommunikationswissenschaften interessant.

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An Introduction to the Languages of the World by Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben

By Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben

specified in scope, An creation to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics scholars to the diversity of world's languages. scholars will achieve familiarity with strategies comparable to sound swap, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the wealthy number of linguistic constitution in be aware order, morphological varieties, grammatical family, gender, inflection, and derivation. It deals the chance to discover constructions of various and engaging languages in spite of no earlier acquaintance. A bankruptcy is dedicated to every of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of consultant languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the United States, and separate chapters hide writing platforms and pidgins and creoles. each one bankruptcy comprises workouts and suggestions for extra studying. New to this variation are 11 unique maps in addition to sections on signal languages and language dying and revitalization. For better clarity, simple language proof at the moment are geared up in tables, and language samples keep on with foreign criteria for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing.

There is an instructor's guide to be had for registered teachers at the book's spouse website.

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Oppositional Discourses and Democracies (Routledge Studies by Michael Huspek

By Michael Huspek

When voters take to the streets or pack meeting halls or proportion their rules during the minority press, they generally supply voice to truths and common sense that experience another way been given very little airing throughout the to be had institutional channels provided by way of democratic states. Such discourses supply new rhetorical thoughts for the expression of citizen wants, wishes and feelings that in a different way cross unrecognized and unaddressed. additionally they supply impetus for brand spanking new varieties of deliberation and proficient motion which may bring about genuine political switch. This assortment explores the tensions among democratic states and the dynamics of citizen voice. In so doing, the gathering addresses such questions as: What function do oppositional discourses play in elevated democratization? Can oppositional discourses be sustained over the years? How do states withstand pressures to democratize? This quantity might be of curiosity to scholars and students in Politics, Sociology, and Communication.

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Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy, and Ecological by Majia Nadesan

By Majia Nadesan

Crisis verbal exchange, Liberal Democracy, and Ecological Sustainability presents an in depth and empirical research of the associations, governing logics, risk-management practices, and situation conversation techniques interested in the 2007–2008 monetary situation, the 2010 BP oil main issue, and the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear quandary. those human-engineered crises threaten sustainability via source depletion, environmental degradation, and the expansion of geo-political conflicts. but, the firms in charge have back to profitability by means of externalizing hazards to groups and governments. based on this development of predicament administration, Nadesan argues that modern monetary and effort complexes pose major threats to liberal democracy and ecological sustainability. This ebook could be of curiosity to students of verbal exchange reviews, cultural reports, sociology, political technology, anthropology, and economics.

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Media Bias in Presidential Election Coverage 1948-2008: by David W. D'Alessio

By David W. D'Alessio

Accusations of partisan bias in Presidential election assurance are suspect at top and self-serving at worst. they're normally supported via the method of example affirmation, tainted via the adversarial media influence, and in line with simplistic visions of ways the scoop media are prepared. Media Bias in Presidential Election insurance 1948-2008 by Dave D’Alessio, is a revealing research that indicates the inside track media have 4 crucial natures: as journalistic entities, companies, political actors, and estate, all of which could act to create information insurance biases, in certain cases in opposing instructions. by way of meta-analyzing the result of ninety nine prior examinations of media assurance of Presidential elections from 1948 to 2008, D’Alessio finds that insurance has no combination partisan bias both approach, although there are small biases in particular nation-states which are in general insubstantial. additionally, whereas publishers used to manage insurance personal tastes, this custom has develop into negligible lately. Media Bias proves that, at the least when it comes to Presidential election insurance, The ny Times isn't the so much liberal paper in the USA and the Fox information channel is considerably extra conservative in information insurance than the printed networks. eventually, Media Bias in Presidential Election assurance 1948-2008 predicts that no volume of proof will reason political applicants to stop complaining approximately bias simply because such accusations have either strategic strength in campaigns and an indisputable software in ego protection.

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