Investigating Information Society

Author: Hugh Mackay,Wendy Maples,Paul Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136453040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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This lively and engaging text introduces students to the major debates and data on the information society, and at the same time teaches them how to research it. It gives an overview of: * theorists of the information society, particularly Manuel Castells and Daniel Bell * social research methodologies, including positivist, interpretivist, critical and cultural * qualitative and quantitative research methods and criteria for social science evaluation. Drawing on a rich body of empirical work, it explores three core themes of information society debates: the transformation of culture through the information revolution, changing patterns of work and employment and the reconfiguration of time and space in everyday life. In exploring these, the reader is introduced through case-studies, activities, and questions for discussion, to the practicalities of doing social research and the nature of social science argument and understanding.

Oralität und Literalität

Die Technologisierung des Wortes

Author: Walter J. Ong

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658109726

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Walter J. Ongs Standardwerk erweist sich vor dem Hintergrund des heutigen Wandels von Medien, Kultur und Gesellschaft als relevanter denn je: Es bietet in anschaulicher Weise Einblicke in den Charakter mündlicher und schriftlicher Gesellschaften und führt damit vor Augen, welche zentrale Bedeutung der Transformation von Kommunikation für die gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Entwicklung zukommt. Ong zeichnet nach, wie tiefgreifend unsere gesamte Kultur durch den Übergang von der mündlichen zur schriftlichen und dann zur elektronischen Kommunikation, durch die Entwicklung des Schreibens und Druckens umgestaltet worden ist. Dieses Buch zeigt eindrucksvoll die unterschiedliche Bedeutung mündlicher und schriftlicher Kommunikationsweisen und hilft, die ‚zweite Oralität’ einer digitalen Medienumgebung zu verstehen. Es beantwortet Fragen wie: welchen Stellenwert hat gesprochene Sprache in einer schriftbasierten Gesellschaft? Wie haben sich Kulturen durch immer leistungsfähigere Aufzeichnungstechniken verändert? Und in welchem Spannungsverhältnis befinden sich Oralität und Literalität im elektronischen Zeitalter?

Systems Practice in the Information Society

Author: José-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135850879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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As a collection of ideas and methodologies, systems thinking has made an impact in organizations and in particular in the information systems field. However, this main emphasis on organizations limits the scope of systems thinking and practice. There is a need first to use systems thinking in addressing societal problems, and second to enable people involved in developing the information society to reflect on the impacts of systems and technologies in society as a whole. Thus, there are opportunities to review the scope and potential of systems thinking and practice to deal with information society-related issues. Systems Practice in the Information Society provides students of information systems as well as practicing Inofrmation Systems managers with concepts and strategies to enable them to understand and use systems thinking methodologies and address challenges posed by the development of information-based societies. This book brings experiences, ideas, and applications of systemic thinking in designing and evaluating socio-technological initiatives. Using a number of cultural contexts, this book explores how organizations, including governments, can enable better access to information and communication technologies and improve the quality of life of individuals.

Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory

From Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today

Author: Anthony Elliott,Masataka Katagiri,Atsushi Sawai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317580524

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory breaks new ground in providing a detailed, systematic appraisal of the major traditions of social theory prominent in Japan today – from theories of identity and individualization to globalization studies. The volume introduces readers to the rich diversity of social-theoretical critique in contemporary Japanese social theory. The editors have brought together some of the most influential Japanese social scientists to assess current trends in Japanese social theory, including Kazuhisa Nishihara, Aiko Kashimura, Masahiro Ogino, Yumiko Ehara and Kiyomitsu Yui. The volume also contains dialogues with these Japanese contributors from authoritative Western social theorists – including, among others, Axel Honneth, Roland Robertson, Bryan S. Turner, Charles Lemert and Anthony Elliott – to reflect on such developments. The result is an exciting, powerful set of intellectual exchanges. The book introduces, contextualizes and critiques social theories in the broader context of Japanese society, culture and politics – with particular emphasis upon Japanese engagements and revisions of major traditions of social thought. Divided into two sections, the book surveys traditions of social thought in Japanese social science and presents the major social issues facing contemporary Japan. The book will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, social theory, critical theory, psychoanalysis, risk, gender studies, feminist studies, self and identity studies, media studies and cultural studies.

Dr. Impossible schlägt zurück

Roman

Author: Austin Grossman

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426555492

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Wer denkt, dass Superhelden strahlende Gestalten sind, der irrt. Dies muss auch die Cyborgfrau Fatale feststellen, die als jüngstes Mitglied in die Heldentruppe Champions aufgenommen wird: Hinter den weltbekannten Gesichtern und hochglanzpolierten Kampfanzügen verbirgt sich manches Geheimnis, das alles andere als super ist. Doch ehe Fatale so recht weiß, ob sie wirklich zum Team gehören will, muss sie schon mit ihm in den Kampf ziehen, denn Dr. Impossible ist aus seinem Gefängnis ausgebrochen ... Dr. Impossible schlägt zurück - der Superhelden-Bestseller aus den USA.

Handbuch Frieden

Author: Hans J. Gießmann,Bernhard Rinke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531928465

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

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Dieses Handbuch beinhaltet das aktuelle Wissen zu Frieden, Friedenspolitik und zur Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. Die Beiträge behandeln den Friedensbegriff systematisch aus wissenschaftlicher und politischer Perspektive. Dabei werden die vielfältigen inhaltlichen Dimensionen und Bezüge des Begriffsfeldes Frieden verdeutlicht. Die Befunde der insgesamt 51 AutorInnen bieten ein umfassendes Bild der aktuellen und künftigen Herausforderungen von Friedensforschung und Friedenspolitik und beziehen die Praxis der Friedensarbeit ein. Das Handbuch Frieden ist somit unverzichtbar für alle Lehrenden und Forschenden an einschlägigen universitären und außeruniversitären Einrichtungen, für Studierende, SchülerInnen sowie in der Erwachsenenbildung. Es richtet sich zugleich an friedenspraktisch Tätige, SoldatInnen sowie an eine allgemein an friedenspolitischen Themen interessierte Öffentlichkeit.

Information Communication Technology and Social Transformation

A Social and Historical Perspective

Author: Hugh F. Cline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317703219

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This book argues that information communication technologies are not creating new forms of social structure, but rather altering long-standing institutions and amplifying existing trends of social change that have their origins in ancient times. Using a comparative historical perspective, it analyzes the applications of information communication technologies in relation to changes in norms and values, education institutions, the socialization of children, new forms of deviant and criminal behaviors, enhanced participation in religious activities, patterns of knowledge creation and use, the expansion of consumerism, and changing experiences of distance and time.

Das Internet im Wahlkampf

Analysen zur Bundestagswahl 2009

Author: Eva Johanna Schweitzer,Steffen Albrecht

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531928538

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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In keinem anderen deutschen Wahlkampf stand die politische Online-Kommunikation bislang derart im Vordergrund wie zur Bundestagswahl 2009. Unter dem Eindruck der amerikanischen Web-Innovationen suchten hiesige Parteistrategen alle Register des modernen E-Campaigning zu ziehen und das Internet gleichfalls als neues 'Leitmedium' der politischen Kampagne zu verankern. Wie sah dieses Unterfangen genau aus? Welche Strategien verfolgten politische Organisationen und Kandidaten im Netz und welche Resonanz erfuhr der Wahlkampf unter den Online-Nutzern? Diese Fragen beleuchtet der vorliegende Band anhand von empirischen Fallstudien zu den verschiedenen Formaten der deutschen Internetkampagne.

Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

Author: Leopoldina Fortunati,Raul Pertierra,Jane Vincent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136513469

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and keep connected with their communities of origin. Furthermore, the book analyses the different ways in which migrants contribute, along with natives, in co-constructing contemporary societies – a process in which the cultures of both groups are considered. Drawing on contributions from a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology and linguistics, it offers a more profound understanding of one of the most significant phenomena of contemporary international societies – the migration of nearly a billion people worldwide - and the relationship between technology and society.

Japan's Quiet Transformation

Social Change and Civil Society in 21st Century Japan

Author: Jeff Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134478275

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The 1990s have been termed as 'Japan's lost decade' to describe how the phenomenal growth in the Japanese economy ground to a halt and the country was crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. In responding to these unprecedented difficulties, wide-ranging reforms have been adopted including NPO, information disclosure and judicial reform legislation. Controversially, this book argues that such reforms are creating a more robust civil society and demonstrate that Japan is far more dynamic than is generally recognized.

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144

Category:

Page: 157

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Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age

Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media

Author: Richard Holliman,Elizabeth Whitelegg,Eileen Scanlon,Sam Smidt,Jeff Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Sections include: Engaging with public engagement, Researching public engagement, Studying science in popular media, Mediating science news, Communicating science in popular media and Examining audiences for popular science.

Orientalismus

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100710086

Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Page: 459

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Transformations in Trade Politics

Participatory Trade Politics in West Africa

Author: Silke Trommer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134459645

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book examines the evolution and application of participatory trade politics in West Africa and discusses the theoretical implications for political economy and global governance approaches to trade policy-making. The author traces the involvement of a network of West African global justice Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), local NGO and movement platforms, and trade unions in the negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union. Building on this empirical analysis, she develops a theoretical framework of trade policy formation that is not limited to conceptualizing trade as a policy field aimed exclusively at regulating exporting and importing activities in the global economy. Instead, she analyzes how material and ideational spheres interact in the way in which communities set the rules that enable them to trade across long distances. Attempting to reconcile demands for inclusivity with current economic policy-making, the author reframes the way in which we theoretically pose questions of who makes trade policy decisions, through which mechanisms and why trade policy-making practices change, or resist change. Transformations in Trade Politics will be of interest to students and scholars of International Political Economy, Global Governance, Social Movement Studies, International Economic Relations, International Trade Relations, African Politics, The Politics of African/International Development, EU politics and EU-African Relations.

Agile Information Systems

Conceptualization, Construction, and Management

Author: Kevin C. Desouza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750682353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

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Presents research and thinking on agile information systems. This book brings together academic experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how companies can create and deploy agile information systems. This book presents cutting-edge research and thinking on agile information systems. The concept of agile information systems has gained strength over the last 3 years, coming into the MIS world from manufacturing, where agile manufacturing systems has been an important concept for several years now. The idea of agility is powerful: with competition so fierce today and the speed of business so fast, a company's ability to move with their customers and support constant changing business needs is more important than ever. Agile information systems: have the ability to add, remove, modify, or extend functionalities with minimal penalties in terms of time, cost, and effort have the ability to process information in a flexible manner have the ability to accommodate and adjust to the changing needs of the end-users. This is the first book to bring together academic experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how companies can create and deploy agile information systems. Contributors are well-regarded academics known to be on the cutting-edge of their fields

The Capitalist Personality

Face-to-face Sociality and Economic Change in the Post-communist World

Author: Christopher Swader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589221X

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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Modern capitalism favors values that undermine our face-to-face bonds with friends and family members. Focusing on the post-communist world, and comparing it to more "developed" societies, this book reveals the mixed effects of capitalist culture on interpersonal relationships. While most observers blame the egoism and asocial behavior found in new free-market societies on their communist pasts, this work shows how relationships are also threatened by the profit orientations and personal ambition unleashed by economic development. Successful people in societies as diverse as China, Russia, and Eastern Germany adjust to the market economy at a social cost, relaxing their morals in order to obtain success and succumbing to increased material temptations to exploit relationships for their own financial and professional gain. The capitalist personality is internally troubled as a result of this "sellout," but these qualms subside as it devalues intimate qualitative bonds with others. This book also shows that post-communists are similarly individualized as people living in Western societies. Capitalism may indeed favor values of independence, creativity, and self-expressiveness, but it also rewards self-centeredness, consumerism, and the stripping down of morality. As is the case in the West, capitalist culture fosters an internally conflicted and self-centered personality in post-communist societies.