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Rethinking Gamification

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ISBN: 9783957960009 9783957960016 9783957960023 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.14619/001 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Gamification marks a major change to everyday life. It describes the permeation of economic, political, and social contexts by game-elements such as awards, rule structures, and interfaces that are inspired by video games. Sometimes the term is reduced to the implementation of points, badges, and leaderboards as incentives and motivations to be productive. Sometimes it is envisioned as a universal remedy to deeply transform society toward more humane and playful ends. Despite its use by corporations to manage brand communities and personnel, however, gamification is more than just a marketing buzzword. States are beginning to use it as a new tool for governing populations more effectively. It promises to fix what is wrong with reality by making every single one of us fitter, happier, and healthier. Indeed, it seems like all of society is up for being transformed into one massive game.The contributions in this book offer a candid assessment of the gamification hype. They trace back the historical roots of the phenomenon and explore novel design practices and methods. They critically discuss its social implications and even present artistic tactics for resistance. It is time to rethink gamification!

Studi e ricerche di scienze umane e sociali

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Book Series: Scuola delle Scienze Umane e Sociali. Quaderni ISSN: 2499-4774 ISBN: 9788868870027 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 626 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-002-7 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book belongs to a new Series promoted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Federico II University of Naples, in order to facilitate dialogue among scholars from different disciplines and to encourage interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches on topics, both contemporary and historical. The studies collected in this volume offer a graceful synthesis of past and present, as is typical of the humanities, that study human culture in all its form.

The Witch and the Hysteric: The Monstrous Medieval in Benjamin Christensen's Häxan

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ISBN: 9780692230152 Year: Pages: 84 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0074.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Performing Arts
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Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 Swedish/Danish film Häxan (known under its English title as Witchcraft Through the Ages) has entranced, entertained, shocked, and puzzled audiences for nearly a century. The film mixes documentary with fantasy, history with theatrics, religion and science, the medieval past and modern culture. This uncanny content is compounded by the film’s formal strangeness, a mixture of quasi-documentary with fictional episodes, illustrated lectures alongside docudrama recreations and dreamscapes. Is this a documentary, a horror flick, or both? In this chapbook, authors Doty and Ingham argue that the puzzle of Christensen’s Häxan might be unraveled by attending to the film’s provocative and paradoxical medievalism, its fantasmatic rendering of the witch as a medieval monster. Such monstrous medievalism, moreover, sheds considerable light on the politics of gender and culture once the witch is rendered a female figure in a time out-of-joint.

Burn after Reading: Vol. 1, Miniature Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies + Vol. 2, The Future We Want: A Collaboration

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ISBN: 9780692204412 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0067.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Linguistics
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The essays, manifestos, rants, screeds, pleas, soliloquies, telegrams, broadsides, eulogies, songs, harangues, confessions, laments, and acts of poetic terrorism in these two volumes — which collectively form an academic “rave” — were culled, with some later additions, from roundtable sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in 2012 and 2013, organized by postmedieval: a journal for medieval cultural studies and the BABEL Working Group (“Burn After Reading: Miniature Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies,” “Fuck This: On Letting Go,” and “Fuck Me: On Never Letting Go”) and George Washington University’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (“The Future We Want: A Collaboration”), respectively. Gathering together a rowdy multiplicity of voices from within medieval and early modern studies, these two volumes seek to extend and intensify a conversation about how to shape premodern studies, and also the humanities, in the years ahead. Authors in both volumes, in various ways, lay claim to the act(s) of manifesting, and also anti-manifesting, as a collective endeavor that works on behalf of the future without laying any belligerent claims upon it, where we might craft new spaces for the University-at-large, which is also a University that wanders, that is never just somewhere, dwelling in the partitive — of a particular place — but rather, seeks to be everywhere, always on the move, pandemic, uncontainable, and always to-come, while also being present/between us (manifest). This is not a book, but a blueprint. It is also an ephemeral gathering in the present tense.

Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and present

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ISBN: 9781925021707 Year: Pages: 339 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515955 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Gender Studies
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Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and present provides a new understanding of the historical and contemporary aspects of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women’s leadership in a range of local, national and international contexts.

Praxeologie. Beiträge zur interdisziplinären Reichweite praxistheoretischer Ansätze in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110370188 9783110392814 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: viii, 250 DOI: 10.1515/9783110370188 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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‘Praxeology’ as theoretical concept has obtained growing attention in recent years, at the same time there is a lack of empirical findings upon its scope in applied research. The contributions of this volume prove the operational feasibility and heuristic capacity of the ‘praxeological’ approach in an interdisciplinary perspective and based on specific research questions.

New Multicultural Identities in Europe

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Book Series: Current Issues in Islam ISBN: 9789058679819 Year: DOI: 10.11116/NMIE_CII Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102270
Subject: Sociology
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How to understand Europe’s post-migrant Islam on the one hand and indigenous, anti-Islamic movements on the other? What impact will religion have on the European secular world and its regulation? How do social and economic transitions on a transnational scale challenge ethnic and religious identifications? These questions are at the very heart of the debate on multiculturalism in present-day Europe. Through the lens of post-migrant societies, manifestations of identity appear in pluralized and deterritorialized forms. This calls into question the nature of boundaries between, as well as within various ethnic-religious groups. Although the contributions in this volume focus on Islam, attention is also paid to Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism. The authors present empirical data from cases in Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland, Norway, Sweden and Belgium, and sharpen the perspectives on the religious-ethnic manifestations of identity in 21st-century Europe.

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Sociology --- Islam studies --- Europe

Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism

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Book Series: Current Issues in Islam ISBN: 9789058679994 Year: DOI: 10.11116/MITA_CII Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102269
Subject: Sociology
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Innovative research of 'Islam at work' in geographical and social contexts. 'Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism' presents a series of scholarly papers in relation to Islamic thinking, activism, and politics in both the West and the Middle East. The reader will apprehend that Islam is not the monolithic religion so often depicted in the media or (earlier) in the academic world. The Islamic world is more than a uniform civilization with a set of petrified religious prescriptions and an outdated view on political and social organization. The contributions show the dynamics of 'Islam at work' in different geographical and social contexts. By treating the working of Islamic thinking and of Islamic activism on a practical level, 'Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism' includes innovative research and fills a significant gap in existing work.

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Sociology --- Islam studies --- Europe

The Afterlife of Genre: Remnants of the Trauerspiel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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ISBN: 9780615955742 Year: Pages: 76 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0061.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Media and communication
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Could there have been television without California? California without television? The one shows the other: the ostentatiously novel singularity of the place and the seemingly self-effacing transparency of the medium. Yet if television and California both promise again and again to offer us something new, young, immaculate in its transience — a pure surface that will never get caught in the ditch of time — they are also both haunted through and through: by the itinerant contents of the past that they cannot banish, by memories of the infantile-perverse utopian fantasies that taunt us in constant replay (“If you’re going to San Francisco…,” “two girls for every guy”), by the contradiction played out in the very gesture of dismissing history and leaving the dead to bury the dead. California and television, as it were, conspire in a vampirologic: the forever-young is what has been there the longest, what really “takes us back.”

Diversité des agricultures familiales

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ISBN: 9782759222681 Year: DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2268-1 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book aims to explain the nature and the force of links between the family and the farm. It is constructed around twenty case studies in miscellaneous countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The authors clarify "

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agriculture --- case studies

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