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Social Media in South India

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Book Series: Why We Post ISBN: 9781911307969 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_630700 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 295486
Subject: Sociology --- Media and communication --- Social Sciences
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One of the first ethnographic studies to explore use of social media in the everyday lives of people in Tamil Nadu, Social Media in South India provides an understanding of this subject in a region experiencing rapid transformation. The influx of IT companies over the past decade into what was once a space dominated by agriculture has resulted in a complex juxtaposition between an evolving knowledge economy and the traditions of rural life. While certain class tensions have emerged in response to this juxtaposition, a study of social media in the region suggests that similarities have also transpired, observed most clearly in the blurring of boundaries between work and life for both the old residents and the new.

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india --- caste --- social media --- technology

Visualising Facebook

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Book Series: Why We Post ISBN: 9781911307402 Year: Pages: 236 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911307402 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 295486
Subject: Anthropology --- Sociology --- Media and communication
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Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book presents a scholarly analysis of the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. By including hundreds of examples, readers can see for themselves the differences between postings from a village north of London, and those from a small town in Trinidad. Why do women respond so differently to becoming a mother in England from the way they do in Trinidad? How are values such as carnival and suburbia expressed visually? Based on an examination of over 20,000 images, the authors argue that phenomena such as selfies and memes must be analysed in their local context. The book aims to highlight the importance of visual images today in patrolling and controlling the moral values of populations, and explores the changing role of photography from that of recording and representation, to that of communication, where an image not only documents an experience but also enhances it, making the moment itself more exciting.

Empirische Erforschung internetbasierter Kommunikation

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Book Series: Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics ISSN: 21988676 ISBN: 9783110567786 Year: Volume: 9 Pages: 244 DOI: 10.1515/9783110567786 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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The volume presents seven research papers written in connection with the interdisciplinary DFG Network “Empirical Investigation of Internet-based Communication.” It addresses issues related to the modeling and analysis of language and interaction on the internet, drawing on written and multimodal data.

The Datafied Society. Studying Culture through Data

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ISBN: 9789462981362 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462981362 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General)
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As more and more aspects of everyday life are turned into machine-readable data, researchers are provided with rich resources for researching society. The novel methods and innovative tools to work with this data not only require new knowledge and skills, but also raise issues concerning the practices of investigation and publication. This book critically reflects on the role of data in academia and society and challenges overly optimistic expectations considering data practices as means for understanding social reality. It introduces its readers to the practices and methods for data analysis and visualization and raises questions not only about the politics of data tools, but also about the ethics in collecting, sifting through data, and presenting data research. AUP S17 Catalogue text&#xD;&#xD;As machine-readable data comes to play an increasingly important role in everyday life, researchers find themselves with rich resources for studying society. The novel methods and tools needed to work with such data require not only new knowledge and skills, but also a new way of thinking about best research practices. This book critically reflects on the role and usefulness of big data, challenging overly optimistic expectations about what such information can reveal, introducing practices and methods for its analysis and visualization, and raising important political and ethical questions regarding its collection, handling, and presentation.

Media Resistance: Protest, Dislike, Abstention

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ISBN: 9783319464985 9783319464992 Year: Pages: 153 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46499-2 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Computer Science --- Media and communication
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New media divide opinion; many are fascinated while others are disgusted. This book is about those who dislike, protest, and try to abstain from media, both new and old. It explains why media resistance persists and answers two questions: What is at stake for resisters and how does media resistance inspire organized action? Despite the interest in media scepticism and dislike, there seems to be no book on the market discussing media resistance as a phenomenon in its own right. This book explores resistance across media, historical periods and national borders, from early mass media to current digital media. Drawing on cases and examples from the US, Britain, Scandinavia and other countries, media resistance is discussed as a diverse phenomenon encompassing political, professional, networked and individual arguments and actions.

Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries

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ISBN: 9781911534280 9781911534297 9781911534303 9781911534310 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.16997/book4 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Information theory --- Media and communication
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"In recent years research into creative labour and cultural work has usually addressed the politics of production in these fields, but the sociotechnical and aesthetic dimensions of collaborative creative work have been somewhat overlooked. This book aims to address this gap. Through case studies that range from TV showrunning to independent publishing, from the film industry to social media platforms such as Tumblr and Wattpad, this collection develops a critical understanding of the integral role collaboration plays in contemporary media and culture. It draws attention to diverse kinds of creative collaboration afforded via the intermediation of digital platforms and networked publics. It considers how these are incorporated into emergent market paradigms and investigates the complicated forms of subjectivity that develop as a consequence. But it also acknowledges historical continuities, not least in terms of the continued exploitation of ‘support personnel’ and of resulting artistic conflicts but also of alternative models that resist the precarious nature of contemporary cultural work.&#xD;Finally, this volume attempts to situate creative collaboration in broader social and economic contexts, where the experience and outcomes of such work have proved more problematic than the rich potential of their promise would lead us to expect.&#xD;&#xD;"

Institutional Change in the Public Sphere. Views on the Nordic Model

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ISBN: 9783110546330 9783110546590 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.1515/9783110546330 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Media and communication --- Political Science --- Sociology
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The main focus of the book is institutional change in the Scandinavian model, with special emphasis on Norway. There are many reasons to pay closer attention to the Norwegian case when it comes to analyses of changes in the public sphere. In the country’s political history, the arts and the media played a particular role in the processes towards sovereignty at the beginning of the 20th century. On a par with the other Scandinavian countries, Norway is in the forefront in the world in the distribution and uses of Internet technology. As an extreme case, the most corporatist society within the family of the “Nordic Model”, it offers an opportunity both for intriguing case studies and for challenging and refining existing theory on processes of institutional change in media policy and cultural policy. It supplements two recent, important books on political economy in Scandinavia: Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity (Kathleen Thelen, 2014), and The Political Construction of Business Interests (Cathie Jo Martin and Duane Swank, 2013).There are further reasons to pay particular attention to the Scandinavian, and more specifically the Norwegian cases: (i) They are to varying degrees neo-corporatist societies, characterized by ongoing bargaining over social and political reform processes. From a theoretical perspective this invites reflections which, to some extent, are at odds with the dominant conceptions of institutional change. Neither models of path dependency nor models of aggregate, incremental change focus on the continuous social bargaining over institutional change. (ii) Despite recent processes of liberalization, common to the Western world as a whole, corporatism implies a close connection between state, public sphere, cultural life, and religion. This also means that institutions are closely bundled, in an even stronger way than assumed for example in the Varieties of Capitalism literature. Furthermore, we only have scarce insight in the way the different spheres of corporatism are connected and interact.In the proposed edited volume we have collected historical-institutional case studies from a broad set of social fields (a detailed outline of contents and contributors is attached):• Critical assessments of Jürgen Habermas’ theory of the public sphere• Can the public sphere be considered an institution?• The central position of the public sphere in social and political change in Norway• Digital transformations and effects of the growing PR industry on the public sphere• Institutionalization of social media in local politics and voluntary organizations• Legitimation work in the public sphere• freedom of expression and warning in the workplace• “Return of religion” to the public sphere, and its effects

La ricerca scientifica al tempo dei social media

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Book Series: Traiettorie inclusive - Open Access ISBN: 9788891757494 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Education --- Social Sciences
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The book, after introducing the concept of "digital scholarship" and the interpretative nodes connected to it, retraces the issues related to the implications of the social media usage in the scientific production workflow. A conclusive reflection shifts the attention from technology as a support to the research to tecnology as an object of the research, by introducing digital ethnography and delimiting the ​​discussion area to a specific medium, the multi-user virtual worlds.

Risiken von Social Media und User Generated Content

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ISBN: 9783631722244 9783631722671 9783631722688 Year: DOI: 10.3726/b11125 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103680
Subject: Law
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Die Themen der internetbasierten Kriminalität im Kontext von Social Media sowie das Thema Datenschutz sind derzeit nicht nur rechtspolitisch höchst brisant, sondern haben darüber hinaus eine erhebliche praktische Relevanz. Die Autorin nimmt zum einen die dogmatischen Aspekte einer strafrechtlichen Einordnung des Social Media Stalkings und Mobbings in den Blick. Zum anderen widmet sie sich den datenschutzrechtlichen Anforderungen bei der Erstellung von Nutzerprofilen und unterzieht die aktuelle Rechtslage einer kritischen Betrachtung. Im Ergebnis fehlt es im Datenschutzrecht, im Gegensatz zum nationalen Strafrecht, bisher an praktikablen und durchsetzbaren Regelungen, um die kollidierenden Interessen der Internetnutzer mit denen der Social Media Anbieter in Einklang zu bringen.

Datenschutz in sozialen Netzwerken in Europa, Deutschland und Chile

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ISBN: 9783631725528 9783631725795 9783631725801 Year: DOI: 10.3726/b11293 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103683
Subject: Law
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Der Autor untersucht, ob geltendes Recht in Europa, Deutschland und Chile personenbezogene Daten in sozialen Netzwerken hinreichend vor Missbrauch schützt. Hierbei widmet er sich vertieft dem Vergleich deutscher und europäischer Regelungen mit der Rechtslage in Chile, zwei sehr unterschiedlichen Rechtsordnungen und technologisch komplizierten Sachverhalten. Der Fokus des Buches liegt auf der Untersuchung des Datenschutzes speziell in sozialen Netzwerken und auf der Beleuchtung der internationalen Dimension dieses Phänomens. So leistet der Autor einen rechtswissenschaftlichen Beitrag mit grenzüberschreitendem Blickwinkel zu dem Thema Datenschutz.

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