Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications

Social, Political, and Economic Implications

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Author: Xu, Xiaoge

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466661674

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

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As mobile technology becomes much more prominent in the world, its effect on the social, political, and economic realms cannot be ignored. Interdisciplinary approaches towards re-examining the prevalence of communication technologies are essential for industry professionals’ development. Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications sheds light on emerging disciplines in multimedia technologies and discusses the changes, chances, and challenges in the mobile world. Areas such as mobile governance, mobile healthcare, and mobile identity are examined, along with their social, political, and economic implications. Serving as a reconnection between academia and industry, this book will be useful for students, professors, researchers, and policy-makers of mobile media and communications.

Social Media Marketing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522556389

Category: Computers

Page: 1572

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In the digital age, numerous technological tools are available to enhance business processes. When these tools are used effectively, knowledge sharing and organizational success are significantly increased. Social Media Marketing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the use, strategies, and applications of social media marketing in business today. Including innovative studies on email usage, social interaction technologies, and internet privacy, this publication is an ideal source for managers, corporate trainers, researchers, academics, and students interested in the business applications of social media marketing.

Communicating for Social Change

Meaning, Power, and Resistance

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Author: Mohan Jyoti Dutta,Dazzelyn Baltazar Zapata

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811320055

Category: Political Science

Page: 413

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The book covers the trajectories and trends in social change communication, engaging the key theoretical debates on communication and social change. Attending to the concepts of communication and social change that emerge from and across the global margins, the book works toward offering theoretical and methodological lessons that de-center the dominant constructions of communication and social change. The chapters in the book delve into the interplays of academic-activist-community negotiations in communication for social change, and the ways in which these negotiations offer entry points into transformative communication processes of social change. Moreover, a number of chapters in the book attend to the ways in which Asian articulations of social change are situated at the intersections of culture, structure, and agency. Chapters in the book are extended versions of research presented at the conference on Communicating Social Change: Intersections of Theory and Praxis held at the National University of Singapore in 2016, organized under the umbrella of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE).

Handbook of Research on Human Social Interaction in the Age of Mobile Devices

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Author: Xu, Xiaoge

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522504702

Category: Computers

Page: 548

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Digital innovations, such as mobile technologies, have had a significant impact on the way people relate to one another, as well as the way they obtain and distribute information. As mobile devices continue to evolve, it has become easier to socialize; however, these mobile advancements have also made certain aspects of interaction more complex. The Handbook of Research on Human Social Interaction in the Age of Mobile Devices features an interdisciplinary perspective on mobile innovations and the use of this technology in daily life. Investigating the successes, issues, and challenges of the utilization of mobile technology, this handbook of research is a comprehensive reference source for professionals, educators, policymakers, and students interested in the impact these devices have on digital interaction, media, and communication.

Emerging Perspectives on the Mobile Content Evolution

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Author: Aguado, Juan Miguel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466688394

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 383

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In less than a decade, mobile technology has revolutionized our cultures, societies, and economies by impacting both personal and professional aspects of human life. Mobile technology has therefore become the fastest diffusing technology in history, expanding and transforming existent possibilities by making technology accessible and ubiquitous. Emerging Perspectives on the Mobile Content Evolution seeks a better understanding of the centrality of mobile content in the recent and coming evolution of both the ICT ecosystem and the media industry. This publication appeals to a broad audience within the interdisciplinary field of media studies, covering topic areas such as journalism, marketing and advertising, broadcasting, information management, media management, media economics, media- and technology-related public policies, media sociology, audience/consumption studies, and arts. This publication presents a multi-disciplinary discussion through a collection of academic chapters covering topics such as mobile communications and entrepreneurship, reflection on wearables and innovation, personal and mobile healthcare, mobile journalism and innovation, and behavioral targeting in the mobile ecosystem.

The Political Economy of Media and Power

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Author: Jeffery Klaehn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433107733

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

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The Political Economy of Media and Power is a highly interdisciplinary and innovative edited collection, bringing together a diverse range of chapters that address some of the most important issues of our times. Contributors cut through media spectacle and make visible the intersections between mass media and the politics of power in the contemporary social world. The book is intended to foster critical pedagogy; chapters explore ways in which media connect with a broad range of topics and issues, including globalization; war and terrorism; foreign affairs; democracy; governmental relations; the cultural politics of militarization; gender inequality and the sexist saturation of the public sphere; media representations of women; media spin and public relations within the broader context of corporate and ideological power. The volume features notable contributors, including a preface by Cees Hamelink, an introduction by David Miller and William Dinan, and chapters from Justin Lewis, Robin Andersen, Henry Giroux, James Winter, Robert Jensen, Stuart Allan, Richard Keeble, Yasmin Jiwani, David Berry, Gerald Sussman, and Andrew Mullen.

Mobile Communication and Society

A Global Perspective

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Author: Manuel Castells,Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol,Jack Linchuan Qiu,Araba Sey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262262304

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Wireless networks are the fastest growing communications technology in history. Are mobile phones expressions of identity, fashionable gadgets, tools for life -- or all of the above? Mobile Communication and Society looks at how the possibility of multimodal communication from anywhere to anywhere at any time affects everyday life at home, at work, and at school, and raises broader concerns about politics and culture both global and local. Drawing on data gathered from around the world, the authors explore who has access to wireless technology, and why, and analyze the patterns of social differentiation seen in unequal access.They explore the social effects of wireless communication -- what it means for family life, for example, when everyone is constantly in touch, or for the idea of an office when workers can work anywhere. Is the technological ability to multitask further compressing time in our already hurried existence? The authors consider the rise of a mobile youth culture based on peer-to-peer networks, with its own language of texting, and its own values. They examine the phenomenon of flash mobs, and the possible political implications. And they look at the relationship between communication and development and the possibility that developing countries could "leapfrog" directly to wireless and satellite technology. This sweeping book -- moving easily in its analysis from the United States to China, from Europe to Latin America and Africa -- answers the key questions about our transformation into a mobile network society.

The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

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Author: Robin Mansell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199266234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 620

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The production and consumption of Information and Communication Technologies (or ICTs) have become embedded within our societies. This handbook is about the many challenges presented by ICTs. It sets out an intellectual agenda that examines the implications of ICTs for individuals, organisations, democracy, and the economy

Mobile Technology and Place

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Author: Rowan Wilken,Gerard Goggin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136463356

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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An international roster of contributors come together in this comprehensive volume to examine the complex interactions between mobile media technologies and issues of place. Balancing philosophical reflection with empirical analysis, this book examines the specific contexts in which place and mobile technologies come into focus, intersect, and interact. Given the far-reaching impact of contemporary mobile technology use – and given the lasting importance of the concept and experiences of place – this book will appeal to a wide range of scholars in media and cultural studies, sociology, and philosophy of technology.

Globalization, Communications, and Caribbean Identity

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Author: Hopeton S. Dunn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312127640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This volume explores the economic, social, political and cultural implications of the new technologies especially as they relate to the Caribbean area. The editor uses an interdisciplinary approach to reflect the extensive reach of the new technologies into all sectors of the global economy and society.

Deliberation, Democracy, and the Media

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Author: Simone Chambers,Anne N. Costain

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698110

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the media is and can be used in the service of deliberative equality within the public sphere--and of the ways in which the media can function to both facilitate and inhibit deliberative democracy. [back cover].

Reshaping Communications

Technology, Information and Social Change

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Author: Paschal Preston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803985636

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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Thirty years ago, one writer complained that 'to admire technology is all out of fashion'. Today excited claims are made for the impact that these technologies are having on social, political and economic life. But how are we to assess these claims? This book critically interrogates many of the prevailing ideas offers a fresh perspective on this new`digital age'. Reshaping Communications: · Provides an alternative and more grounded account of the complex interplay between new technology and information structures and changes in society · Illuminates the fundamental continuities as well as changes in socioeconomic and political processes · Draws on an interdisciplinary perspective and

Communication in China

Political Economy, Power, and Conflict

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Author: Yuezhi Zhao

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742574288

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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This authoritative study explores China's rapidly evolving polity, economy, and society through the prism of its communication system. Yuezhi Zhao offers a multifaceted, interdisciplinary analysis of communication in China and its central role in the struggle for control during the country's rise to global power. The industry in all its forms—ranging from the news media to entertainment outlets to the Internet—has been a critical battleground among different social forces in this period of wrenching change. The author explores alterations in the structure and content of Chinese communication in light of the rapid evolution of state-society relations to reveal the profoundly contradictory, conflicted, and uncertain nature of China's ongoing transformation.

Media and Development

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Author: Martin Scott

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780325533

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Media matters. From encouraging charitable donations and delivering public health messages to promoting democratic participation and state accountability, the media can play a crucial role in development. Yet the influence of the media is not always welcome. It can also be used as a mechanism of surveillance and control or to disseminate hate speech and propaganda. How then should we respond to the growing importance of the media - including journalism, radio, television, community media and social media - for poverty and inequality? The first step is to acquire an informed and critical understanding of the multiple roles that the media can have in development. To help achieve this, this book provides concise and original introductions to the study and practice of communication for development (C4D), media development and media representations of development. In doing so it highlights the increasing importance of the media, whilst at the same time emphasising the varieties, complexities and contingencies of its role in social change. The broad and interdisciplinary focus of this book will make it attractive to anyone with an interest in media, communication, development, politics and social change.

ICTs for Mobile and Ubiquitous Urban Infrastructures: Surveillance, Locative Media and Global Networks

Surveillance, Locative Media and Global Networks

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Author: Firmino, Rodrigo J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609600533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

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"This book investigates how a shift to a completely urban global world woven together by ubiquitous and mobile ICTs changes the ontological meaning of space, and how the use of these technologies challenges the social and political construction of territories and the cultural appropriation of places"--Provided by publisher.

Cyberspace and International Relations

Theory, Prospects and Challenges

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Author: Jan-Frederik Kremer,Benedikt Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642374816

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Cyberspace is everywhere in today’s world and has significant implications not only for global economic activity, but also for international politics and transnational social relations. This compilation addresses for the first time the “cyberization” of international relations - the growing dependence of actors in IR on the infrastructure and instruments of the internet, and the penetration of cyberspace into all fields of their activities. The volume approaches this topical issue in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary fashion, bringing together scholars from disciplines such as IR, security studies, ICT studies and philosophy as well as experts from everyday cyber-practice. In the first part, concepts and theories are presented to shed light on the relationship between cyberspace and international relations, discussing implications for the discipline and presenting fresh and innovative theoretical approaches. Contributions in the second part focus on specific empirical fields of activity (security, economy, diplomacy, cultural activity, transnational communication, critical infrastructure, cyber espionage, social media, and more) and address emerging challenges and prospects for international politics and relations.

The Internet and the Mass Media

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Author: Lucy Küng,Robert G Picard,Ruth Towse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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"This book analyses issues of the internet and mass media in a rapidly changing environment. It covers a wide range of fundamentals which will be in effect for a longer time, and reflects the benefits of international and interdisciplinary collaboration." - Heinz-Werner Nienstedt, President, European Media Management Education Association "This excellent book will be of great use to researchers, teachers and students interested in the relationship between the Internet and the mass media and it offers an invaluable contribution to the literature. The overall picture that emerges from this book is one that is very balanced, stressing both the radical potential of the internet and the ways in which the various media sectors have experienced the impact differently." - Colin Sparks, University of Westminster What impact has the Internet really had on the media industries? What new regulatory policies and business models are driven by the Internet? And what are the effects of the Internet on how we produce, access and consume music, film, television and other media content? After an initial flurry of analysis and prediction of the future of the dot com boom, this is the first book to review the developments of the first Internet era and investigate its actual outcomes. Bringing together sophisticated analyses from leading scholars in the field, The Internet and the Mass Media explores the far-reaching implications of the Internet from economic, regulatory, strategic and organizational perspectives. This cross-disciplinary, international view is essential for a rich, nuanced understanding of the many technological, economic, and social changes the Internet has brought to the way we live and work.

Sustainability Communication

Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Theoretical Foundation

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Author: Jasmin Godemann,Gerd Michelsen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400716971

Category: Science

Page: 203

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Modern and professional communication is required to realise the goal of sustainability in society. This book develops a theoretical and empirical framework, integrating interdisciplinary perspectives from communications theory, psychology, sociology, educational sciences, systems theory and constructivism. Its aim is to inform the establishment of sustainability communication. Complementing this theoretical framework, the book provides methods and concepts in a range of fields such as corporate practice, education and media. The book addresses the scientific community and students as well as communicators in all categories of sustainability communication.

Imagining the Internet

Communication, Innovation, and Governance

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Author: Robin Mansell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

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"This book is for students of the past, present, and future communication system. It is for people in policy, business, and civil society who want to influence change in this system and also for people who are largely unaware that what they do every day is changing this system. I examine some of the causes and consequences of innovations in the modern digital communication system. These have been at the centre of my interest in social transformation for a long time. Investigations of what has come to be known as the information society normally are conducted within disciplinary boundaries in the humanities, social sciences, or natural and physical sciences. In this book, I cross these boundaries, something I have been encouraged to do throughout my career"--Preface, p. [vii]

Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics

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Author: Philip N. Howard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415780586

Category: Law

Page: 512

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The politics of the internet has entered the social science mainstream. From debates about its impact on parties and election campaigns following momentous presidential contests in the United States, to concerns over international security, privacy and surveillance in the post-9/11, post-7/7 environment; from the rise of blogging as a threat to the traditional model of journalism, to controversies at the international level over how and if the internet should be governed by an entity such as the United Nations; from the new repertoires of collective action open to citizens, to the massive programs of public management reform taking place in the name of e-government, internet politics and policy are continually in the headlines. The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics is a collection of over thirty chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Organized in four broad sections: Institutions, Behavior, Identities, and Law and Policy, the Handbook summarizes and criticizes contemporary debates while pointing out new departures. A comprehensive set of resources, it provides linkages to established theories of media and politics, political communication, governance, deliberative democracy and social movements, all within an interdisciplinary context. The contributors form a strong international cast of established and junior scholars. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion to students and scholars of politics, international relations, communication studies and sociology.