Advertising and Societies

Author: Katherine Toland Frith
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433103858
Format: PDF
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Now in its second edition, Advertising and Societies: Global Issues provides an international perspective on the practice of advertising while examining some of the ethical and social ramifications of advertising in global societies. The book illustrates how issues such as the representation of women and minorities in ads, advertising and children, and advertising in the digital era have relevance to a wider global community. This new edition has been updated to reflect the dramatic changes impacting the field of advertising that have taken place since publication of the first edition. The growing importance of emerging markets is discussed, and new photos are included. The book provides students and scholars with a comprehensive review of the literature on advertising and society and uses practical examples from international media to document how global advertising and global consumer culture operate, making it an indispensable research tool and invaluable for classroom use.

Advertising and Promotional Culture

Author: P David Marshall
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137026251
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A unique and accessible account of the ways that advertising and promotional culture have grown and developed from the late 19th century through to the present, illuminating how advertising has adapted to changing cultural, political, economic, and technological environments. Structured around case histories, this insightful text draws connections between past and present to show how advertising has become a discourse twinned with modernity.

Gatewatching

Author: Axel Bruns
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820474328
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production is the first comprehensive study of the latest wave of online news publications. The book investigates the collaborative publishing models of key news Websites, ranging from the worldwide Indymedia network to the massively successful technology news site Slashdot, and further to the multitude of Weblogs that have emerged in recent years. Building on collaborative approaches borrowed from the open source software development community, this book illustrates how gatewatching provides an alternative to gatekeeping and other traditional journalistic models of reporting, and has enabled millions of users around the world to participate in the online news publishing process.

Exploring Religious Community Online

Author: Heidi Campbell
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820471051
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Exploring Religious Community Online is the first comprehensive study of the development and implications of online communities for religious groups. This book investigates religious community online by examining how Christian communities have adopted internet technologies, and looks at how these online practices pose new challenges to offline religious community and culture.

Architecture of First Societies

Author: Mark M. Jarzombek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421051
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“This book is the most comprehensively global and critically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the material and socio-cultural evolution of the so-called First Societies. Written by a distinguished architectural historian and theorist, this truly remarkable and indispensable study shows how the material culture of our forebears, from building to clothing, food, ritual and dance, was inextricably bound up with the mode of survival obtained in a particular place and time…It is a study that will surely become required reading for every student of material culture.”—Kenneth Frampton Starting with the dawn of human society, through early civilizations, to the pre-Columbian American tribes, Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective traces the different cultural formations that developed in various places throughout the world to form the built environment. Looking through the lens of both time and geography, the history of early architecture is brought to life with full-color photographs, maps, and drawings. Drawing on the latest research in archaeological and anthropological knowledge, this landmark book also looks at how indigenous societies build today in order to help inform the past.

Crowdfunding the Future

Author: Lucy Kathryn Bennett
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9781433126819
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The concept of crowdfunding, where grassroots creative projects are funded by the masses through websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, has been steadily gaining attention over the last few years. <I>Crowdfunding the Future undertakes a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to the examination of the new, and growing, phenomenon of crowdfunding and its encompassment of digital society and media industries. The book offers a wide range of perspectives and empirical research, providing analyses of crowdfunded projects, the interaction between producers and audiences, and the role that websites such as Kickstarter play in discussions around fan agency and exploitation, as well as the ethics of crowdfunding. With a series of chapters covering a global range of disciplines and topics, this volume offers a comprehensive overview on crowdfunding, examining and unraveling the international debates around this increasingly popular practice. The book is suitable for courses covering media studies, fandom, digital media, sociology, film production, anthropology, audience, and cultural studies.

Cyberspaces of Their Own

Author: Rhiannon Bury
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820471181
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Cyberspaces of Their Own" interrogates the social and spatial relations of the rapidly expanding virtual terrain of media fandom. For the first time, issues of identity, community and space are brought together in this in-depth ethnographic study of two female internet communities. Members are fans of the American television series "The X-Files" and the Canadian series "Due South." Forging links between media, cultural and internet studies, this book examines negotiations of gender, class, sexuality and nationality in making meaning out of a television show, producing fiction based on television characters, creating and maintaining online communal relations, and organizing cyberspace in a way that marks it out as alternative to that which surrounds it.

Cyberfeminism Two Point Oh

Author: Radhika Gajjala
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433113598
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This collection sets out to explore what it means to be a cyberfeminist today. The contributors examine a wide range of topics, from Health 2.0, the blogosphere, and video games, to female artists and diasporic youth, in order to re-envision how feminists can intervene in the mutual shaping of online and offline relationships.

Camgirls

Author: Theresa M. Senft
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820456942
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a critical and ethnographic study of camgirls: women who broadcast themselves over the web for the general public while trying to cultivate a measure of celebrity in the process. The book’s over-arching question is, «What does it mean for feminists to speak about the personal as political in a networked society that encourages women to ‘represent’ through confession, celebrity, and sexual display, but punishes too much visibility with conservative censure and backlash?» The narrative follows that of the camgirl phenomenon, beginning with the earliest experiments in personal homecamming and ending with the newest forms of identity and community being articulated through social networking sites like Live Journal, YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook. It is grounded in interviews, performance analysis of events transpiring between camgirls and their viewers, and the author’s own experiences as an ersatz camgirl while conducting the research.

The Unconnected

Author: Paul M. A. Baker
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433111426
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Despite improvements to those affected by the digital divide, there are still many people who remain -unconnected- in todayʼs world. This volume examines the problems of addressing the digital divide by closely examining those who remain unconnected - the untouchables or untouched within the information society. Some remain untouched because of access or ability issues that also reflect race, disability, class, geography, and socio-economic status, but others may be prevented from participation by factors of religion, language, philosophy, culture, or simply disinterest. With noted experts from communication, public policy, civic engagement, urban planning, and political science, the authors collectively examine the social, economic, and political contexts of the failure to reach the unconnected and the importance of including them in a dynamic, engaged civic democracy."