Public Value

Author: Matthias Karmasin,Daniela Süssenbacher,Nicole Gonser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3531926187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

View: 1440


Das Buch behandelt die Public-Value-Debatte ausgehend von einer kulturwissenschaftlichen Position. Um gegenwärtige und kommende Perspektiven zu sammeln, die die vielschichtige medienpolitische Debatte auch noch die nächsten Jahre beschäftigen werden, ordnet das Buch theoretische und praktische Ansichten. Unter Einbindung von medienökonomischen, medienpolitischen und mediensoziologischen Perspektiven werden verschiedene Argumentationsweisen des Fach- und Mediendiskurses in Beiträgen dargestellt und analysiert. Dabei werden der Stellenwert der Diskussion, die sich derzeit noch immer überwiegend auf Anforderungen an den öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk konzentriert, und mögliche Konsequenzen für die Medienentwicklung zum Thema.

Irish Migration to North America - from the 1810s Until The 1850s

Author: Thomas Eschner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640862368


Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, Dresden Technical University (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Multicultural America, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The paper deals with the immigration of primarily Catholic Irish to America between the late 1810s and the late 1850s. The circumstances and reasons that stimulated emigration from Ireland are to be considered in this paper as well as the development of an Irish-American culture in the roughly fifty years comprising this period. Furthermore, the interaction between Irish immigrants and native-stock Americans is outlined in order to delineate the conditions Irish found in America. The period considered in this paper can approximately be divided into two stages: the era of pre-Famine migration and the decade of the Great Famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1855. The regional focus lies primarily on the cities in the industrial areas in the northeast of America where most of the immigrants arrived. In cities like New York or Boston the impact of Irish immigration to the New World can easily be seen; the steady influx of Irish newcomers made the effects of massive immigration on the society visible.

Virtual Migration

The Programming of Globalization

Author: A. Aneesh

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822336693

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 2341


DIVA very creative study of the different kinds of task-integration, and management, found in virtual migration and body-shopping throughout the global software industry in general and between India and the US in particular./div

The Metamorphosis of the World

How Climate Change is Transforming Our Concept of the World

Author: Ulrich Beck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745690254

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1427


We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of modern society are falling away and something quite new is emerging. To grasp this metamorphosis of the world it is necessary to explore the new beginnings, to focus on what is emerging from the old and seek to grasp future structures and norms in the turmoil of the present. Take climate change: much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics. Rising sea levels are creating new landscapes of inequality drawing new world maps whose key lines are not traditional boundaries between nation-states but elevations above sea level. It is creating an entirely different way of conceptualizing the world and our chances of survival within it. The theory of metamorphosis goes beyond theory of world risk society: it is not about the negative side effects of goods but the positive side effects of bads. They produce normative horizons of common goods and propel us beyond the national frame towards a cosmopolitan outlook.

Gendered Discourses

Author: J. Sunderland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230505589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 2405


This advanced textbook critically reviews a range of theoretical and empirical work on gendered discourses, and explores how gendered discourses can be identified, described and named. It also examines the actual workings of discourses in terms of construction and their potential to 'damage'. For upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in discourse analysis, gender studies, social psychology and media studies.

The Cybernetic Brain

Sketches of Another Future

Author: Andrew Pickering

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226667928

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 1396


Cybernetics is often thought of as a grim military or industrial science of control. But as Andrew Pickering reveals in this beguiling book, a much more lively and experimental strain of cybernetics can be traced from the 1940s to the present. The Cybernetic Brain explores a largely forgotten group of British thinkers, including Grey Walter, Ross Ashby, Gregory Bateson, R. D. Laing, Stafford Beer, and Gordon Pask, and their singular work in a dazzling array of fields. Psychiatry, engineering, management, politics, music, architecture, education, tantric yoga, the Beats, and the sixties counterculture all come into play as Pickering follows the history of cybernetics’ impact on the world, from contemporary robotics and complexity theory to the Chilean economy under Salvador Allende. What underpins this fascinating history, Pickering contends, is a shared but unconventional vision of the world as ultimately unknowable, a place where genuine novelty is always emerging. And thus, Pickering avers, the history of cybernetics provides us with an imaginative model of open-ended experimentation in stark opposition to the modern urge to achieve domination over nature and each other.

The Global Transformation

History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations

Author: Barry Buzan,George Lawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131623990X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The 'long nineteenth century' (1776–1914) was a period of political, economic, military and cultural revolutions that re-forged both domestic and international societies. Neither existing international histories nor international relations texts sufficiently register the scale and impact of this 'global transformation', yet it is the consequences of these multiple revolutions that provide the material and ideational foundations of modern international relations. Global modernity reconstituted the mode of power that underpinned international order and opened a power gap between those who harnessed the revolutions of modernity and those who were denied access to them. This gap dominated international relations for two centuries and is only now being closed. By taking the global transformation as the starting point for international relations, this book repositions the roots of the discipline and establishes a new way of both understanding and teaching the relationship between world history and international relations.

Six Years

The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972 ...

Author: Lucy R. Lippard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520210134

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 514


"Many artists, curators, and cultural critics will be interested in the republication of this anthology since the movement it gives contour to has had a tremendous influence on the contemporary art of the last 25 years, and on the critical discussion surrounding the concept of postmodernism."--Alexander Alberro, coauthor of Tracing Cultures

Masters of War

Danny Black Thriller 1

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 1444709933

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6283


In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Danny Black is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks. Danny has a new mission. An MI6 agent needs to make contact with Syrian rebel forces, and also with the private military contractors who are - unofficially - training this rebel faction as it struggles to bring down their government and establish a new regime that will be favourable to British business interests. Danny will learn who the masters of war, the men who call the shots, really are. Danny discovers a world where death is dispensed by the highest bidder and individuals will betray anybody if the price is right.

Sociocultural Evolution

Calculation and Contingency

Author: Bruce G. Trigger

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781557869777

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 8214


Sociocultural evolution is the most important concept that has guided social science thought over the past 300 years. Throughout this time it has, however, been fiercely contested and has changed as it has slowly discarded the providential concerns that originally characterized it. This book traces the gradual development of the concept of sociocultural evolution and relates how it is currently understood, and misunderstood, to the major political and cultural debates of the present day. The author examines, in particular, issues relating to neo-conservative socioeconomic policy and postmodernism, which he regards as the chief cultural expression of transnational capitalism. He argues that continued sociocultural development requires a greater degree of planning than ever before in human history and far more general participation in the planning process than has been possible or attempted in the past. Sociocultural Evolution will be welcomed by students of anthropology, history, and archaeology, as well as general readers interested in the concerns surrounding further technological development and social change.

The Culture of Markets

Author: Frederick F. Wherry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745656803

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 1115


What are the logics of pricing, and why do some pricing schemes defy standard economic expectations? What explains the different labor market outcomes of people who receive the same training from the same place and who have similar grades? Why do national governments issue statements about the country’s history and personality when developing economic policies, and why are struggles over the images pictured on money so hard fought? This engaging book locates the answers to these and other questions in the cultural logics and dynamics that constitute and guide markets. Using clear prose and illustrative examples, Frederick F. Wherry demystifies what culture is, and how it can be identified both in the way that markets are organized and in the way that people operate within them. The Culture of Markets offers a comprehensive introduction to the puzzles found in studies of markets and to the ways that cultural analyses address those puzzles. The clarity of the arguments will make this a welcome resource for upper-level students of cultural sociology, economic sociology, and business/marketing.

The Internet and Democratic Citizenship

Theory, Practice and Policy

Author: Stephen Coleman,Jay G. Blumler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521817528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 7003


This book examines how the Internet can improve public communications and enrich democracy.

Austrian Cinema

A History

Author: Robert von Dassanowsky

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786437332

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 7853


Austria, the multicultural crossroad of the European continent, has been the genesis of many artistic concepts. Just as late 19th and early 20th century Austria gave influential modernism to the world in the fields of medicine, urban planning, architecture, design, literature, music, and theater, so its film industry created a significant national cinema that seeded talents and concepts internationally. Nevertheless, the value of Austrian cinema to international film has been long obscured. Austria's important bond with American film is also underappreciated because of the lack of accessible English language scholarship on the early careers of Austro-Hollywood artists and on influential developments in Austrian film history. This first comprehensive English survey of Austrian film introduces more than a century of cinema, following the development of the industry chronologically through the nation's various transformations since 1895. Important industry movements, genres and films are highlighted with sociopolitical, cultural and aesthetic details. An analysis of the economic trends that have influenced Austrian film is also provided. The survey considers the directors, actors, producers, writers, cinematographers, editors, composers and other film artists who have been essential to the development and influence of Austrian cinema. The closing chapter anticipates new faces of the Austrian film industry in the 21st century.

Handbook of Public Affairs

Author: Phil Harris,Craig S Fleisher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761943938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 579

View: 9118


Drawing on the expertise of leading figures in the field, this handbook provides an overview of public affairs and government relations for students, CEOs, association executives, politicians, lobbyists and business managers.

The Fate of Place

A Philosophical History

Author: Edward Casey

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954564

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

View: 8532


In this imaginative and comprehensive study, Edward Casey, one of the most incisive interpreters of the Continental philosophical tradition, offers a philosophical history of the evolving conceptualizations of place and space in Western thought. Not merely a presentation of the ideas of other philosophers, The Fate of Place is acutely sensitive to silences, absences, and missed opportunities in the complex history of philosophical approaches to space and place. A central theme is the increasing neglect of place in favor of space from the seventh century A.D. onward, amounting to the virtual exclusion of place by the end of the eighteenth century. Casey begins with mythological and religious creation stories and the theories of Plato and Aristotle and then explores the heritage of Neoplatonic, medieval, and Renaissance speculations about space. He presents an impressive history of the birth of modern spatial conceptions in the writings of Newton, Descartes, Leibniz, and Kant and delineates the evolution of twentieth-century phenomenological approaches in the work of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Bachelard, and Heidegger. In the book's final section, Casey explores the postmodern theories of Foucault, Derrida, Tschumi, Deleuze and Guattari, and Irigaray.

Programme Evaluation and Quality

A Comprehensive Guide to Setting Up an Evaluation System

Author: Calder, Judith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136351078

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 7506


Offers advice to those involved in the design of open and distance learning courses on creating an organized system of programme evaluation. The text addresses the need for such a programme, the organization of the evaluation, the determination of priorities and programme implementation.

Theorizing Emotions

Sociological Explorations and Applications

Author: Debra Hopkins

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359338972X

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

View: 4551


Preface: notes on the sociology of emotions in Europe / Jochen Kleres --Introduction: an emotions lens on the world / Arlie Russell Hochschild -- Consciousness, emotions, and science / Jack Barbalet -- Extreme feelings and feelings at extremes / Helmut Kuzmics -- Hearts or wombs? A cultural critique of radical feminist critiques of love / Eva Illouz and Eitan Wilf -- Mediatizing traumas in the risk society: a sociology of emotions approach / Nicolas Demertzis -- The civilizing of emotions: formalization and informalization / Cas Wouters -- What makes us modern(s)? The place of emotions in contemporary society / Patrick Becker -- Shame and conformity: the deference-emotion system / Thomas J. Scheff -- The "neurosociology" of emotion? Progress, problems and prospects / Simon J. Williams -- Refugee solidarity: between national shame and global outrage / James Goodman -- Just being there: buddies and the emotionality of volunteerism / Jochen Kleres -- Mediated parasocial emotions and community: how media may strengthen or weaken social communities / Katrin Doveling.

Histories and Discourses

Rewriting Constructivism

Author: Siegfried J. Schmidt

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845405102

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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Siegfried J. Schmidt is closely associated in Germany with the cross-disciplinary research programme of Radical Constructivism. In Histories & Discourses he carries out a change of perspective from media and communication studies to studies of culture and the philosophy of language. His 'rewriting' of constructivism shows that classical constructivism shares some fundamental assumptions with realism, and he creates a new vocabulary which allows us to understand how we construct truth, identity, ethics, etc., without using any point of reference which lies beyond our culture (our 'history and discourses').

Play Between Worlds

Exploring Online Game Culture

Author: T. L. Taylor

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262250543

Category: Computers

Page: 206

View: 2315


In Play Between Worlds, T. L. Taylor examines multiplayer gaming life as it is lived on the borders, in the gaps -- as players slip in and out of complex social networks that cross online and offline space. Taylor questions the common assumption that playing computer games is an isolating and alienating activity indulged in by solitary teenage boys. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), in which thousands of players participate in a virtual game world in real time, are in fact actively designed for sociability. Games like the popular Everquest, she argues, are fundamentally social spaces.Taylor's detailed look at Everquest offers a snapshot of multiplayer culture. Drawing on her own experience as an Everquest player (as a female Gnome Necromancer) -- including her attendance at an Everquest Fan Faire, with its blurring of online -- and offline life -- and extensive research, Taylor not only shows us something about games but raises broader cultural issues. She considers "power gamers," who play in ways that seem closer to work, and examines our underlying notions of what constitutes play -- and why play sometimes feels like work and may even be painful, repetitive, and boring. She looks at the women who play Everquest and finds they don't fit the narrow stereotype of women gamers, which may cast into doubt our standardized and preconceived ideas of femininity. And she explores the questions of who owns game space -- what happens when emergent player culture confronts the major corporation behind the game.