Analyzing Digital Discourse and Human Behavior in Modern Virtual Environments

Author: Baggio, Bobbe Gaines

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466699000

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 795

Though humans have been communicating through virtual mediators since the invention of the telephone, new technologies make the use of virtual communications even more immediate and pervasive than ever before. By understanding the theories and models behind virtual communication, one can understand the way society has been changed and how it will continue to do so. Analyzing Digital Discourse and Human Behavior in Modern Virtual Environments examines the implications of virtual communication and online interaction and the theories and trends associated with them. It will discuss and address the differences and challenges that develop when communicating virtually and explore the various influences virtual communication plays in work, education, and quotidian life. This title provides a foundation of emerging trends from which new theories and models of communication can grow. This book will become a cherished resource for academics, researchers, technology developers, students, and government or institutional leaders.
Release

Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis

Author: Lim, Hwee Ling

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466644273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 546

View: 431

With the advent of new media and Web 2.0 technologies, language and discourse have taken on new meaning, and the implications of this evolution on the nature of interpersonal communication must be addressed. Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis highlights research, applications, frameworks, and theories of online communication to explore recent advances in the manipulation and shaping of meaning in electronic discourse. This essential research collection will appeal to academic, research, and professional audiences engaged in the design, development, and distribution of effective communications technologies in educational, social, and linguistic contexts.
Release

Cyber Harassment and Policy Reform in the Digital Age: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: McNeal, Ramona S.,Kunkle, Susan M.,Schmeida, Mary

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522552863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

View: 5349

As the digital world assumes an ever-increasing role in the daily life of the public, opportunities to engage in crimes increase as well. The consequences of cyber aggression can range from emotional and psychological distress to death by suicide or homicide. Cyber Harassment and Policy Reform in the Digital Age: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that examines cyber aggression and bullying and policy changes to combat this new form of crime. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as anti-bullying programs, cyberstalking, and social exclusion, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, policy makers, and students seeking current research on cyberstalking, harassment, and bullying.
Release

Digital sociologies

Author: Daniels, Jessie,Gregory, Karen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447329031

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 5153

Providing a much needed overview of the growing field of digital sociology, this handbook connects digital media technologies to the traditional sociological areas of study, like labour, culture, education, race, class and gender. Rooted in a critical understanding of inequality as foundational to digital sociology and is edited by leaders in the field. It includes topics ranging from web analytics, wearable technologies, social media analysis and digital labour. This rigorous, accessible text explores contemporary dilemmas and problems of the digital age in relation to inequality, institutions and social identity, making it suitable for use for a global audience on a variety of social science courses and beyond. Offering an important step forward for the discipline of sociology Digital sociologies is an important intellectual benchmark in placing digital at the forefront of investigating the social.
Release

Audiovisual Archives

Digital Text and Discourse Analysis

Author: Peter Stockinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118614097

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 5074

Today, audiovisual archives and libraries have become verypopular especially in the field of collecting, preserving andtransmitting cultural heritage. However, the data in these archivesor libraries - videos, images, soundtracks, etc. - constitute assuch only potential cognitive resources for a given public (or“target community”). One of the most crucial issues ofdigital audiovisual libraries is indeed to enable users to activelyappropriate audiovisual resources for their own concern (inresearch, education or any other professional or non-professionalcontext). This means, an adaptation of the audiovisual data to thespecific needs of a user or user group can be represented by smalland closed "communities" as well as by networks of open communitiesaround the globe. "Active appropriation" is, basically speaking, the use of existingdigital audiovisual resources by users or user communitiesaccording to their expectations, needs, interests or desires. Thisprocess presupposes: 1) the definition and development of models or"scenarios" of cognitive processing of videos by the user; 2) theavailability of tools necessary for defining, developing, reusingand sharing meta-linguistic resources such as thesauruses,ontologies or description models by users or usercommunities. Both aspects are central to the so-called semiotic turn in dealingwith digital (audiovisual) texts, corpora of texts or again entire(audiovisual) archives and libraries. They demonstrate practicallyand theoretically the well-known “from data tometadata” or “from (simple) information to (relevant)knowledge” problem, which obviously directly influences theeffective use, social impact and relevancy, and therefore also thefuture, of digital knowledge archives. This book offers asystematic, comprehensive approach to these questions from atheoretical as well as practical point of view. Contents Part 1. The Practical, Technical and Theoretical Context 1. Analysis of an Audiovisual Resource. 2. The Audiovisual Semiotic Workshop (ASW) Studio – A BriefPresentation. 3. A Concrete Example of a Model for Describing AudiovisualContent. 4. Model of Description and Task of Analysis. Part 2. Tasks in Analyzing an Audiovisual Corpus 5. The Analytical Task of “Describing the KnowledgeObject”. 6. The Analytical Task of “Contextualizing the Domain ofKnowledge”. 7. The Analytical Task of “Analyzing the Discourse Productionaround a Subject”. Part 3. Procedures of Description 8. Definition of the Domain of Knowledge and Configuration of theTopical Structure. 9. The Procedure of Free Description of an AudiovisualCorpus. 10. The Procedure of Controlled Description of an AudiovisualCorpus. Part 4. The ASW System of Metalinguistic Resources 11. An Overview of the ASW Metalinguistic Resources. 12. The Meta-lexicon Representing the ASW Universe ofDiscourse.
Release

Nursing Research Using Data Analysis

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826126898

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 2302

This is a concise, step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative nursing research using various forms of data analysis. It is part of a unique series of books devoted to seven different qualitative designs and methods in nursing, written for both novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency. This practical resource encompasses such methodologies as content analysis, a means of organizing and interpreting data to elicit themes and concepts; discourse analysis, used to analyze language to understand social or historical context; narrative analysis, in which the researcher seeks to understand human experience through participant stories; and focus groups and case studies, used to understand the consensus of a group or the experience of an individual and his or her reaction to a difficult situation such as disease or trauma. Written by a noted qualitative research scholar and contributing experts, the book describes the philosophical basis for conducting research using data analysis and delivers an in-depth plan for applying its methodologies to a particular study, including appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges. It presents practical strategies for solving problems related to the conduct of research using the various forms of data analysis and presents a rich array of case examples from published nursing research. These include author analyses to support readers in decision making regarding their own projects. The book embraces such varied topics as data security in qualitative research, the image of nursing in science fiction literature, the trajectory of research in several nursing studies throughout Africa, and many others. Focused on the needs of both novice researchers and specialists, it will be of value to health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains how to conduct nursing research using content analysis, discourse analysis, narrative analysis, and focus groups and case studies Presents state-of-the-art designs and protocols Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical settings in the United States and internationally
Release

The Rhetoric of Intellectual Property

Copyright Law and the Regulation of Digital Culture

Author: Jessica Reyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135160562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 9824

In recent years we have witnessed a rising tension between the open architecture of the Internet and legal restrictions for online activities. The impact of digital recording technologies and distributed file sharing systems has forever changed the expectations of everyday users with regard to digital information. At the same time, however, U.S. Copyright Law has shown a decided trend toward more restrictions over what we are able to do with digital materials. As a result, a gap has emerged between the reality of copyright law and the social reality of our everyday activities. Through an analysis of the competing rhetorical frameworks about copyright regulation in a digital age, this book shows how the stories told by active parties in the debate shape our cultural understanding of what is and is not acceptable in the use of copyrighted works on digital networks. Reyman posits recent legal developments as sites of conflict between competing value systems in our culture: one of control, relying heavily on comparisons of intellectual property to physical property, and emphasizing ownership, theft, and piracy, and the other a value of community, implementing new concepts such as that of an intellectual "commons," and emphasizing exchange, collaboration, and responsibility to a public good.
Release

Wem gehört die Zukunft?

"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt."

Author: Jaron Lanier

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455851134

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 5681

"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt." Spätestens seit den Enthüllungen des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden ist klar: Die "schöne neue Welt" nimmt Gestalt an, und es wird höchste Zeit, ihr etwas entgegenzusetzen. Internetpionier und Cyberguru Jaron Lanier liefert eine profunde Analyse der aktuellen Trends in der Netzwerkökonomie, die sich in Richtung Totalüberwachung und Ausbeutung der Massen bewegt. Der Bestseller aus den USA endlich auf Deutsch!
Release

Analyzing Security, Trust, and Crime in the Digital World

Author: Nemati, Hamid R.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466648570

Category: Computers

Page: 281

View: 3022

In the digital era, information is the most valuable resource, and protecting one’s assets is a constant struggle for both individuals and organizations. Analyzing Security, Trust, and Crime in the Digital World explores techniques and technologies used to secure data and prevent intrusion in virtual environments. Within these pages, computer scientists, programmers, engineers, and practitioners will find meaningful research on intrusion detection and authentication techniques in order to further defend their own systems and protect the information therein.
Release

Als ich im Sterben lag

Author: William Faulkner

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644019711

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3482

Die Legende von Addie Bundren beginnt und endet am selben Ort: in Yoknapatawpha County. Vier Tage nach ihrem Tod – die Bussarde kreisen schon – machen sich die Hinterbliebenen auf den Weg in die entfernt gelegene Kreisstadt Jefferson. Denn Addie hat ihrem Mann Anse das Versprechen abgenommen, sie im Grab der Ihrigen beizusetzen. Doch auf dem Weg gerät der Leichenzug in immer neue Schwierigkeiten: Im Hochwasser stürzt eine Brücke ein; bei der Durchquerung des Flusses gehen Fuhrwerk und Sarg beinahe verloren. Und zu allem Unglück bricht sich der älteste Sohn, Cash, das bereits verkrüppelte Bein, während Dewey Dell, die einzige Tochter, neben der Verantwortung für den Jüngsten an einem eigenen Geheimnis schon schwer genug zu tragen hat. In wechselnden Kapiteln kommen die engsten Angehörigen zu Wort, aber auch Freunde und Nachbarn, der Arzt und der Pastor. Und irgendwann erhebt sogar die Verstorbene selbst die Stimme – bis am Ende dieser tragikomischen letzten Reise Lügen, Hoffnungen und Zwistigkeiten, kurz: die wahren Familienzusammenhänge, offenliegen. Faulkner selbst bezeichnete diesen 1930 erstmals erschienenen Roman als seinen besten, und seine Leser stimmen bis heute mit ihm überein. «Als ich im Sterben lag» ist ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur – überreich an eindringlichen Charakteren und Stimmungen, angesiedelt in der vielleicht berühmtesten fiktiven Landschaft der modernen Literatur.
Release

Discourse and Technology

Multimodal Discourse Analysis

Author: Philip LeVine,Ron Scollon

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589013117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3338

The overarching theme of Discourse and Technology is cutting-edge in the field of linguistics: multimodal discourse. This volume opens up a discussion among discourse analysts and others in linguistics and related fields about the two-fold impact of new communication technologies: The impact on how discourse data is collected, transcribed, and analyzed—and the impact that these technologies are having on social interaction and discourse. As inexpensive tape recorders allowed the field to move beyond text, written or printed language, to capture talk—discourse as spoken language—the information explosion (including cell phones, video recorders, Internet chat rooms, online journals, and the like) has moved those in the field to recognize that all discourse is, in various ways, "multimodal," constructed through speech and gesture, as well as through typography, layout, and the materials employed in the making of texts. The contributors have responded to the expanding scope of discourse analysis by asking five key questions: Why should we study discourse and technology and multimodal discourse analysis? What is the role of the World Wide Web in discourse analysis? How does one analyze multimodal discourse in studies of social actions and interactions? How does one analyze multimodal discourse in educational social interactions? and, How does one use multimodal discourse analyses in the workplace? The vitality of these explorations opens windows onto even newer horizons of discourse and discourse analysis.
Release

Cracking the Gender Code

Who Rules the Wired World?

Author: Melanie Stewart Millar

Publisher: Sumach Press

ISBN: 9781896764146

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 5232

The digital world, its advertising machinery and the popular media are pushing women back into traditional roles and once again creating a "superior" hypermacho expert male. Women must look critically at who is in charge of the new technology and challenge the gender codes that can work against them. In this path-breaking book, Melanie Stewart Millar explores power relations in the digital world and asks us to question what is really going on. How is technology shaping our future? What is the role of women within digital culture? What is the corporate agenda? How is it influencing women's work? Provocative and incisive, Cracking the Gender Code questions how the gains women have made through feminism over the last decades are being eroded. It looks specifically at how the articles and images of Wired, the magazine of the digital generation, are detrimental to women -- a discourse that may be establishing the underlying ideology of a far-reaching communications industry. Stewart Millar argues that simply being computer literate or knowing how to use the Net is not good enough. Women need to demystify the technology and crack the gender code to participate equally in the cyber world of the future.
Release

From Language to Multimodality

New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning

Author: Carys Jones,Eija Ventola

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

View: 7726

This book shares the recent debates by systemic functional linguistics and other linguistic forums. Its principal focus is on how we use language to make meaning of the world, on how the systems and structures of the ideational function of language represent the realisation of our experiences of the world around us. The volume captures the endeavours of scholars working in different contexts, disciplines and languages around the world. Their contributions explore what underlies experiential and logical meaning-making through specific analyses of recently-created, contextually diverse, single texts or collections of texts, from mono- to multimodal texts. The issues addressed are: layers of meaning through the transitivity system; agency and subjectivity; what kinds of participants and circumstances are associated with various processes and how these vary across languages; new ways of researching and capturing the interaction of the experiential function with the other functions of language - interpersonal, textual and logical - in communicative contexts; how multimodality and new ways of modelling experience semiotically influence the work of linguists, linguistic description and application. The book displays the dynamic dialogue on theoretical and applied interests of scholars interested in functional linguistics and working in a wide range of academic contexts. At post-graduate level advanced students will benefit from new perspectives, the innovative thinking and research accounts that make up the collection. The papers highlight the flexibility of systemic functional linguistic approach and exemplify how it can offer deeper and further insights into potential ways of exploring meaning-making by drawing on recent seminal developments in ideation.
Release

The Visual Culture Reader

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415252225

Category: Art

Page: 737

View: 4211

The diverse essays collected here constitute an exploration of the emerging interdisciplinary field of visual culture, and examine why modern and postmodern culture place such a premium on rendering experience in visual form.
Release