Playful Identities

The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures

Author: Valerie Frissen,Michiel de Lange

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press - M

ISBN: 9789089646392

Category: Art

Page: 363

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In this publication, eighteen scholars examine the increasing role of digital media technologies in identity construction through play. This interdisciplinary collection argues that present-day play and games are not only appropriate metaphors for capturing postmodern human identities, but are in fact the means by which people create their identity.
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Identity Games

Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe

Author: Anikó Imre

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262090457

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

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An examination of the unique, hybrid media practices generated by Eastern Europe'saccelerated transition from late communism to late capitalism.
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Social and Cultural Aspects of Language Learning in Study Abroad

Author: Celeste Kinginger

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027271836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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The papers in this volume offer a sampling of contemporary efforts to update the portrayal of study abroad in the applied linguistics literature through attention to its social and cultural aspects. The volume illustrates diversification of theory and method, refinement of approaches to social interactive language use, and expansion in the range of populations and languages under scrutiny. Part I offers a topical orientation, outlining the rationale for the project. Part II presents six qualitative case studies adopting sociocultural, activity theoretical, postructuralist, or discourse analytic methodologies. The four chapters in Part III illustrate a variety of approaches and foci in research on the pragmatic capabilities of study abroad participants in relation to second language identities. The volume will be of interest to a broad audience of applied linguistics researchers, language educators, and professionals engaged in the design, oversight, and assessment of study abroad programs.
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Digital Identities

Creating and Communicating the Online Self

Author: Rob Cover

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128004274

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Online Identities: Creating and Communicating the Online Self presents a critical investigation of the ways in which representations of identities have shifted since the advent of digital communications technologies. Critical studies over the past century have pointed to the multifaceted nature of identity, with a number of different theories and approaches used to explain how everyday people have a sense of themselves, their behaviors, desires, and representations. In the era of interactive, digital, and networked media and communication, identity can be understood as even more complex, with digital users arguably playing a more extensive role in fashioning their own self-representations online, as well as making use of the capacity to co-create common and group narratives of identity through interactivity and the proliferation of audio-visual user-generated content online. Makes accessible complex theories of identity from the perspective of today’s contemporary, digital media environment Examines how digital media has added to the complexity of identity Takes readers through examples of online identity such as in interactive sites and social networking Explores implications of inter-cultural access that emerges from globalization and world-wide networking
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Play Frames and Social Identities

Contact Encounters in a Greek Primary School

Author: Vally Lytra

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027254078

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book is a sociolinguistic study of children s talk and how they interact with one another and their teachers in multilingual, multicultural and multiethnic schools. It is based on tape recordings and ethnographic observations of majority Greek and minority Turkish-speaking children at an Athens primary school. It offers the reader a unique look into the ways in which children draw upon their rich interactional histories and share, transform and recontextualize linguistic and other semiotic resources in circulation to construct play frames and explore, adopt, resist available as well as novel social roles and identities. Drawing on ethnographically informed approaches to discourse, the book shows the ways in which verbal phenomena such as teasing, joking, language play, music making and chanting can provide a productive locus for the study of the negotiation of social identities and roles at school. This book will be of interest to scholars, researchers and students of sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, cultural studies, and multicultural education. It will also be of interest to anthropologists and sociologists.
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The Politics of Protection

Sites of Insecurity and Political Agency

Author: Jef Huysmans,Andrew Dobson,Raia Prokhovnik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134249586

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 340

This new book shows how from the end of the Cold War, the security agenda has been transformed and redefined, academically and politically. It focuses on the theme of protection. It moves away from the dominant question of whom or what is threatening to the crucial questions of who is to be protected, and in the case of conflicting claims, who has the capacity to define whose needs prevail. It also poses the question of political agency in relation to some of the most significant questions raised in relation to the governance of insecurity and protection in the contemporary world. The authors identify and explore issues that challenge or raise a number of questions about the traditional notion that states are to protect their citizens through retaining a monopoly over the legitimate use of violence.
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Power and Influence in Organizations

Author: Roderick M. Kramer,Margaret A. Neale

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761908616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

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This book provides an exploration of emerging trends and new perspectives on power and influence in organizations. Each contributor provides an overview of general trends, and thoughts about the direction of future research. Topics examined include: manipulation of employee perceptions and values; links between power and accountability; sharing power; the effects of gender on power and influence; illusions of influence; and impression management.
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The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

Author: Josephine Metcalf

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617032824

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The publication of Sanyika Shakur’s Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member in 1993 generated a huge amount of excitement in literary circles—New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani deemed it a “shocking and galvanic book”—and set off a new publishing trend of gang memoirs in the 1990s. The memoirs showcased tales of violent confrontation and territorial belonging but also offered many of the first journalistic and autobiographical accounts of the much-mythologized gang subculture. In The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs, Josephine Metcalf focuses on three of these memoirs—Shakur’s Monster; Luis J. Rodriguez’s Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.; and Stanley “Tookie” Williams’s Blue Rage, Black Redemption—as key representatives of the gang autobiography. Metcalf examines the conflict among violence, thrilling sensationalism, and the authorial desire to instruct and warn competing within these works. The narrative arcs of the memoirs themselves rest on the process of conversion from brutal, young gang bangers to nonviolent, enlightened citizens. Metcalf analyzes the emergence, production, marketing, and reception of gang memoirs. Through interviews with Rodriguez, Shakur, and Barbara Cottman Becnel (Williams's editor), Metcalf reveals both the writing and publishing processes. This book analyzes key narrative conventions, specifically how diction, dialogue, and narrative arcs shape the works. The book also explores how the memoirs are consumed. This interdisciplinary study—fusing literary criticism, sociology, ethnography, reader-response study, and editorial theory—brings scholarly attention to a popular, much-discussed, but understudied modern expression.
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Indian Play

Indigenous Identities at Bacone College

Author: Lisa K. Neuman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803249454

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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When Indian University—now Bacone College—opened its doors in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) in 1880, it was a small Baptist institution designed to train young Native Americans to be teachers and Christian missionaries among their own people and to act as agents of cultural assimilation. From 1927 to 1957, however, Bacone College changed course and pursued a new strategy of emphasizing the Indian identities of its students and projecting often-romanticized images of Indianness to the non-Indian public in its fund-raising campaigns. Money was funneled back into the school as administrators hired Native American faculty who in turn created innovative curricular programs in music and the art that encouraged their students to explore and develop their Native identities. Through their frequent use of humor and inventive wordplay to reference Indianness—“Indian play”—students articulated the (often contradictory) implications of being educated Indians in mid-twentieth-century America. In this supportive and creative culture, Bacone became an “Indian school,” rather than just another “school for Indians.” In examining how and why this transformation occurred, Lisa K. Neuman situates the students’ Indian play within larger theoretical frameworks of cultural creativity, ideologies of authenticity, and counterhegemonic practices that are central to the fields of Native American and indigenous studies today.
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Identities

Author: Can Dagarslani

Publisher: Nhp Publishing

ISBN: 9789187815867

Category:

Page: 108

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Inspiring photograpy book with a strong focus on symmetry and distinctive color codes.
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Situating Selves

The Communication of Social Identities in American Scenes

Author: Donal Carbaugh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791498476

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 2161

Provides a communication theory of identity. Shows how listening to communication in cultural scenes can help reveal how deeply identity is situated in various communicative practices.
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Fiesta

The Branding and Identity for Festivals

Author: Wang Shaoqiang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788416851362

Category:

Page: 240

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Fiesta is a compilation of remarkable branding designs and campaigns for a variety of renowned festivals from around the world.
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Play Frames and Social Identities

Contact encounters in a Greek primary school

Author: Vally Lytra

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027291780

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 782

This book is a sociolinguistic study of children’s talk and how they interact with one another and their teachers in multilingual, multicultural and multiethnic schools. It is based on tape recordings and ethnographic observations of majority Greek and minority Turkish-speaking children at an Athens primary school. It offers the reader a unique look into the ways in which children draw upon their rich interactional histories and share, transform and recontextualize linguistic and other semiotic resources in circulation to construct play frames and explore, adopt, resist available as well as novel social roles and identities. Drawing on ethnographically informed approaches to discourse, the book shows the ways in which verbal phenomena such as teasing, joking, language play, music making and chanting can provide a productive locus for the study of the negotiation of social identities and roles at school. This book will be of interest to scholars, researchers and students of sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, cultural studies, and multicultural education. It will also be of interest to anthropologists and sociologists.
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Morrissey

Fandom, Representations and Identities

Author: Eoin Devereux,Aileen Dillane,Martin Power

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504173

Category: Music

Page: 342

View: 4636

"Known for his outspoken and often controversial views on class, ethnicity and sexuality, Morrissey has remained an anti-establishment figure who continues to provoke argument, debate and devotion amongst critics and his many fans. Focusing exclusively on Morrissey's solo career, the collected essays in this important book make for a rich reading of Morrissey and his highly influential creative output."--P. [4] of cover.
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Queer Japanese

Gender and Sexual Identities through Linguistic Practices

Author: H. Abe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230106161

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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Abe presents a comprehensive picture of the linguistic strategies employed by Japanese sexual minorities in various social contexts, from magazine advice columns to bars to text messaging on cell phones to private homes.
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Black Women, Writing and Identity

Migrations of the Subject

Author: Carole Boyce-Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134855230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Black Women Writing and Identity is an exciting work by one of the most imaginative and acute writers around. The book explores a complex and fascinating set of interrelated issues, establishing the significance of such wide-ranging subjects as: * re-mapping, re-naming and cultural crossings * tourist ideologies and playful world travelling * gender, heritage and identity * African women's writing and resistance to domination * marginality, effacement and decentering * gender, language and the politics of location Carole Boyce-Davies is at the forefront of attempts to broaden the discourse surrounding the representation of and by black women and women of colour. Black Women Writing and Identity represents an extraordinary achievement in this field, taking our understanding of identity, location and representation to new levels.
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In the Darkroom

Author: Susan Faludi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 080508908X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Journalist Susan Faludi's inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga, involving her 76-year-old father--long estranged and living in Hungary--who underwent sex reassignment surgery.
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Eloquent Images

Word And Image in the Age of New Media

Author: Mary E. Hocks,Michelle R. Kendrick

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Essays on the enduring complex relationship between word and image, from hieroglyphics to new media.
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Who Are You?

The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity

Author: Brook Pessin-Whedbee

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505803

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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What do you like? How do you feel? Who are you? This brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 3+. It presents clear and direct language for understanding and talking about how we experience gender: our bodies, our expression and our identity. An interactive three-layered wheel included in the book is a simple, yet powerful, tool to clearly demonstrate the difference between our body, how we express ourselves through our clothes and hobbies, and our gender identity. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, a short page-by-page guide for adults at the back of the book further explains the key concepts and identifies useful discussion points. This is a one-of-a-kind resource for understanding and celebrating the gender diversity that surrounds us.
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