Social Media: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Kelli S. Burns

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843562

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Social media is arguably one of the most powerful technology-enabled innovations since the Internet itself. This single-volume book provides a broad and easily understandable discussion of the evolution of social media; related problems and controversies, especially for youth; key people and organizations; and useful social media data. • Provides readers with a clearly written overview of the impacts of social media worldwide that highlights key people and companies in the development of social media • Presents up-to-date information on the range of problems related to social media and presents potential solutions • Offers a variety of voices from social media experts, supplying perspectives from creators to users
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Punishment in America

A Reference Handbook

Author: Cyndi Banks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096760

Category: Law

Page: 319

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From the Salem witch trials to death row, this work is a gripping analysis of the evolution of punishment practices, policies, and problems in America.
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Media, Journalism, and "Fake News": A Reference Handbook

Author: Amy M. Damico

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440864071

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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This volume summarizes the evolution of news and information in the United States as it has been shaped by technology (penny press, radio, TV, cable, the internet) and form development (investigative journalism, tabloid TV, talk radio, social media). • Provides readers with an overview of the development of news and information in the United States as an influential factor in a democracy, prompting readers to consider the importance of understanding this landscape • Summarizes how changes in technology have influenced the content and form of news and information distribution, highlighting for readers the relationship between technology and content • Points out the effects of different types of news and information — from investigative journalism to disinformation spread via social media — giving readers examples of the potential influence information might have on culture • Profiles key figures and organizations that contributed to the evolving news and information landscape, deepening readers' understanding of the depth and breadth of the landscape • Provides data about the current news and information landscape that captures elements of consumer engagement with a variety of news sources, providing readers with a broader understanding of how news and information is consumed and resonates with U.S. citizens
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Prisons in the United States: A Reference Handbook

Author: Cyndi Banks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844380

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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Offering perspectives from a range of experts, both academic and nonacademic, this reference book examines the development of prisons in the United States and addresses the principal contemporary issues and controversies of our prisons and prison systems. • Presents a comprehensive yet succinct history of the development of men's and women's prisons in the United States • Offers a range of author perspectives that identify and explore the principal issues associated with prisons and imprisonment • Documents the shift from an intent to reform inmates in prisons to retribution and an attempt to remove all criminals from society, using prisons for "warehousing" of undesired elements • Provides a complete reference guide for the understanding of prisons and imprisonment as a punishment
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Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Karen L. Kinnear

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844261

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This book provides a much-needed survey of the discrimination and violence against women in developing countries, and identifies the literature and resources available about this topic. • Supplies a chronology of significant events relevant to women in developing countries • Presents biographies of individuals who have advanced human rights for women, and others who play key policy or political roles • Provides a bibliography containing abstracts of selected books, handbooks, manuals, and films/DVDs that provide a wide perspective on major issues • Includes a glossary and basic subject index
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World Sports: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Maylon Hanold

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"
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Violence in the Media

A Reference Handbook

Author: Nancy Signorielli

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096043

Category: Reference

Page: 263

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From the popular video game Mortal Kombat to reality TV, this book offers a candid compilation of the history, problems, impacts, and solutions relating to media violence. * A chronology dating back to the Payne Fund Studies, published in the 1930s, outlines congressional hearings and other pertinent events * Provides information about relevant organizations and websites that can be used by parents for more detailed information about television violence and how to deal with it in the home
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Media and American Courts

A Reference Handbook

Author: S. L. Alexander

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576079791

Category: Law

Page: 231

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Contains a reference handbook to issues involving the media and the American court system and explores how technological advances from cameras in the courtroom to internet news have created new areas of controversy.
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Illicit Trafficking

A Reference Handbook

Author: Robert J. Kelly,Jess Maghan,Joseph Serio

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576079155

Category: Law

Page: 260

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A detailed survey of a growing scourge of the global economy—the smuggling of people, materials, and money. * Entries include transnational organized criminal groups involved in illicit trafficking activities, including profiles of prominent figures engaged in money laundering, drug smuggling, and arms trafficking * Annotated chronology of key events concerning international agreements on fighting illegal trafficking
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Celebrity in the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Larry Z. Leslie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844857

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book offers a critical look at celebrity and celebrities throughout history, emphasizing the development of celebrity as a concept, its relevance to individuals, and the role of the public and celebrities in popular culture. • Data and documents highlight the depth of the public's involvement with celebrities, including attendance at celebrity performances, online celebrity connections, tables about salaries, and letters to celebrities • Presents a chronological view of the phenomenon of celebrity in the United States, the expansion of which parallels the development of media in America • The bibliography provides information for additional reading and research as well as information relating to citations in the text • A glossary defines terms important to a full understanding of celebrity, for example, "Jung's collective unconscious"
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