Media Perspectives for the 21st Century

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Author: Stylianos Papathanassopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136847766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies.

iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

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Author: Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137000368

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"

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Author: Mel Bunce,Suzanne Franks,Chris Paterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317334280

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image, especially by international news media. The book highlights factors that have transformed the global media system, changing whose perspectives are told and the forms of media that empower new voices. Case studies consider questions such as: how has new media changed whose views are represented? Does Chinese or diaspora media offer alternative perspectives for viewing the continent? How do foreign correspondents interact with their audiences in a social media age? What is the contemporary role of charity groups and PR firms in shaping news content? They also examine how recent high profile events and issues been covered by the international media, from the Ebola crisis, and Boko Haram to debates surrounding the "Africa Rising" narrative and neo-imperialism. The book makes a substantial contribution by moving the academic discussion beyond the traditional critiques of journalistic stereotyping, Afro-pessimism, and ‘darkest Africa’ news coverage. It explores the news outlets, international power dynamics, and technologies that shape and reshape the contemporary image of Africa and Africans in journalism and global culture.

The Manipulation of Online Self-Presentation

Create, Edit, Re-edit and Present

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Author: A. Attrill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137483415

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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This book explores psychological theories around the ways in which people present themselves online. The role of dispositional and situational factors along with the motivations that drive self-presentation across diverse Internet arenas are considered.

Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century

Visions of the Future

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Author: Leslie Moller,Douglas M. Harvey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387096671

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century gathers research which identify models and approaches to improve learning through the inclusion of technology. These papers, from leading researchers and thinkers in instructional technology, begin by refuting the idea that education can be improved through more or better technology. Instead, the contributors emphasize specific, research-based ideas, which re-evaluate learning, reorganize schools, redirect technology, and provide instruction. Acknowledging the critical role of technology, these contributions explore technology's main advantage--its ability to enable advanced learning designs and emerging paradigms as well as to evolve learning interactions. While each paper explores a specific aspect of the role of technology, the collection shares this common theme. Without sufficient consideration to the process of learning and its many facets, technological availability alone will not provide a sustained impact on the educational process. Originating from the first AECT Research Symposium, Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century will be of interest to researchers and practitioners alike.

Mediating the Message in the 21st Century

A Media Sociology Perspective

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Author: Pamela J. Shoemaker,Stephen D. Reese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135858284

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Hailed as one of the "most significant books of the twentieth century" by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Mediating the Message has long been an essential text for media effects scholars and students of media sociology. This new edition of the classic media sociology textbook now offers students a comprehensive, theoretical approach to media content in the twenty-first century, with an added focus on entertainment media and the Internet.

Perspectives on the Teaching of Geometry for the 21st Century

An ICMI Study

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Author: C. Mammana,V. Villani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401152268

Category: Education

Page: 353

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In recent years geometry seems to have lost large parts of its former central position in mathematics teaching in most countries. However, new trends have begun to counteract this tendency. There is an increasing awareness that geometry plays a key role in mathematics and learning mathematics. Although geometry has been eclipsed in the mathematics curriculum, research in geometry has blossomed as new ideas have arisen from inside mathematics and other disciplines, including computer science. Due to reassessment of the role of geometry, mathematics educators and mathematicians face new challenges. In the present ICMI study, the whole spectrum of teaching and learning of geometry is analysed. Experts from all over the world took part in this study, which was conducted on the basis of recent international research, case studies, and reports on actual school practice. This book will be of particular interest to mathematics educators and mathematicians who are involved in the teaching of geometry at all educational levels, as well as to researchers in mathematics education.

Land Stewardship through Watershed Management

Perspectives for the 21st Century

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Author: Peter F. Ffolliott,Malchus B. Baker,Carelton B. Edminster,Madelyn C. Dillon,Karen L. Mora

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306466984

Category: Science

Page: 137

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This volume highlights the need for enhancing the effectiveness of land stewardship and management of the world's natural resources to meet the need of the growing global population for conservation, sustainable development, and the use of land, water, and other natural resources. Ecosystem-based, multiple-use land stewardship is necessary when considering the present and future uses of land, water, and other natural resources on an operationally efficient scale. The chapters focus on global watershed management perspectives, problems, and programs; a retrospective survey of watershed management, lessons learned, emerging tools and technologies, and locally-led initiatives; the issues confronted when implementing a watershed management approach to land stewardship; the anticipated future contributions of watershed management to land stewardship; and the protocols necessary to realize the contributions of watershed management to land stewardship in practices, projects, and programs.

Media and Society Into the 21st Century

A Historical Introduction

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Author: Lyn Gorman,David McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405149353

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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Media and Society into the 21st Centurycaptures the breathtaking revolutionary sweep of mass media from the late 19th century to the present day. Utilizing historical and comparative perspectives, the volume analyzes the socio-economic contexts in which mass media originated; the institutional forms taken by evolving media; the relationships between media institutions and the state; and the interrelationships between different media. This new edition is updated and expanded to include recent media developments and the continued impact of technological change in an age of globalization. Chapters on media, war, international relations, and new media have been updated and expanded, and a new "Web 2.0" section explores the role of blogging, social networking, user-generated content, and search media in media landscape. Focusing on the development of newspapers, film, radio, television, and the Internet around the world, Media and Society into the 21st Century fills a critical need for students and scholars by offering a historical introduction to the mass media in our time.

Communication Yearbook 27

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Author: Pamela J. Kalbfleisch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135616930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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Communication Yearbook 27 is devoted to publishing state-of-the-art literature reviews in which authors critique and synthesize a body of communication research. This volume continues the tradition of publishing critical, integrative reviews of specific lines of research. Chapters focus on an organizational communication challenge to the discourse of work and family research; recovering women's voice; empowerment and communication; participatory communication for social change; and the problematics of dialogue and power. In addition, chapters discuss the megaphone effect; the effects of television on group vitality; the empowerment of feminist scholarship in public relations and the building of a feminist paradigm; control, resistance, and empowerment in raced, gendered, and classed work contexts; credibility for the 21st century; and communicating disability.

New Media and Learning in the 21st Century

A Socio-Cultural Perspective

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Author: Tzu-Bin Lin,Victor Chen,Ching Sing Chai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812873260

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This volume brings together conceptualizations and empirical studies that explore the socio-cultural dimension of new media and its implications on learning in the 21st century classroom. The authors articulate their vision of new-media-enhanced learning at a global level. The high-level concept is then re-examined for different degrees of contextualization and localization, for example how a specific form of new media (e-reader) changes specific activities in different cultures. In addition, studies based in Singapore classrooms provide insights as to how these concepts are being transformed and implemented by a co-constructive effort on the part of researchers, teachers and students. Singapore classrooms offer a unique environment to study the theory-practice nexus in that they are high achieving, implicitly grounded in the eastern cultural values and well-equipped with ICT infrastructure. While these studies are arguably the state-of-the-art exemplars that synergize socio-cultural and technological affordances of the current learning environments, they also serve as improvable ideas for further innovations. The interplay between theory and practice lends support to the reciprocal improvements for both. This book contributes to the continuing debate in the field, and will lead to better learning environments in the 21st century.

Challenges and Opportunities for the World's Forests in the 21st Century

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Author: Trevor Fenning

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400770766

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 838

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This book addresses the challenges and opportunities faced by the world’s forests posed by climate change, conservation objectives, and sustainable development needs including bioenergy, outlining the research and other efforts that are needed to understand these issues, along with the options and difficulties for dealing with them. It contains sections on sustainable forestry & conservation; forest resources worldwide; forests, forestry and climate change; the economics of forestry; tree breeding & commercial forestry; biotechnological approaches; genomic studies with forest trees; bio-energy, lignin & wood; and forest science, including ecological studies. The chapters are contributed by prominent organisations or individuals with an established record of achievement in these areas, and present their ideas on these topics with the aim of providing a ready source of information and guidance on these topics for politicians, policy makers and scientists for many years to come.

Public Communication Campaigns

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Author: Ronald E. Rice,Charles K. Atkin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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In this new, fully revised and expanded fourth edition of Public Communication Campaigns, Rice and Atkin provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the field of public communication campaigns. The subject of campaigns has become increasingly high profile in the academic world in the decade since the last edition, and hundreds of new studies on campaign theory and practice have been published since 2001. Largely rewritten to reflect the latest theories and research, this text continues in the tradition of ongoing improvement and expansion into new areas.

New Trends in Cancer for the 21st Century

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Author: International Symposium on Cancer "New Trends in Cancer for the 21st Century"

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306477621

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 293

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It is difficult to imagine anyone who has not heard of cancer. This disease can affect families, friends or any one of us at any time in our lives. Every year nearly 3 million Europeans are diagnosed with cancer, leading to around 800,000 deaths per year. These deaths occur not only in aging populations, but also in children and adults who are in the most active period of their lives. This represents a tremendous problem that cannot be ignored by politicians or citizens. Fortunately, there is a constantly growing awareness that although cancer is a problem to be dealt with by clinicians, it should also be the concern of everyone. This volume contains the lectures held at the International Symposium on Cancer "New Trends in Cancer for the 21st Century".

Communication and Culture

China and the World Entering the 21st Century

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Author: D. Ray Heisey,Wenxiang Gong

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042004542

Category: History

Page: 370

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This volume offers unique interdisciplinary views on issues in communication and culture with a central focus on Chinese perspectives as China and the world face the 21st century. These perspectives are based upon comparative data and East-West cross-cultural experience. Seventeen chapters, plus an introductory chapter that places the topics in perspective, report and interpret data here for the first time. The majority of the contributors are Chinese scholars from various disciplines, who now share their research on communication with Western as well as Eastern readers. The common thread of the essays is the way in which communication influences culture and cultural dimensions impact the processes of communication. The authors represent scholars from education, communication studies, mass communication, intercultural communication, sociology, rhetoric, literature, law, linguistics, telecommunications, international relations, journalism, and sociolinguistics. Part I presents cultural perspectives on ethics, East-West relations, translation issues, cross-cultural competence, persuasion, journalistic acculturation, and gender representation in advertisements. Part II addresses international and intercultural communication as seen in comparative campus cultures, cross-cultural interaction between Chinese and Americans, the practice of taijiquan, the media depiction of watching, the legal implications of the internet, and the issues of nation building. Part III focuses on mediated communication issues in Chinese films, China's media campaign for the olympics, Chinese youth's use of Western media, talk radio in China, and the use of new technologies in the post-Cold War era.

Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century

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Author: Xudong Zhu,Kenneth Zeichner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642369707

Category: Education

Page: 407

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This book addresses two main questions, namely how to prepare high-quality teachers in the 21st century and how the East and the West can learn from each other. It addresses the different challenges and dilemmas that eastern countries, especially China, and western countries are facing with regard to teacher education. We explore the question by examining teacher education research, practice and policy in different countries, identifying both common problems and country-specific challenges. We then try to find valuable experiences, theories and practice which can solve specific problems in the process of teacher education, also addressing how local and global factors impact it. In this regard, our approach does not strictly separate pre-service teacher education from teachers’ in-service professional development, adopting an integrative perspective. Further, we believe the respective social and cultural contexts must also be taken into account. Lastly, we call for teachers’ knowledge and individual character traits to be accounted for in the education of high-quality teachers.

Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century

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Author: Ann E. Cudd,Sally J. Scholz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319023128

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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This work offers a timely philosophical analysis of fundamental principles of democracy and the meaning of democracy today. It explores the influence of big money and capitalism on democracy, the role of information and the media in democratic elections, and constitutional issues that challenge democracy in the wake of increased threats to privacy since 2001 and in light of the Citizens United decision of the US Supreme Court. It juxtaposes alternate positions from experts in law and philosophy and examines the question of legitimacy, as well as questions about the access to information, the quality of information, the obligations to attain epistemic competence among the electorate, and the power of money. Drawing together different political perspectives, as well as a variety of disciplines, this collection allows readers the opportunity to compare different and opposing moral and political solutions that both defend and transform democratic theory and practice.

Current Perspectives in Media Education

Beyond the Manifesto

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Author: P. Fraser,J. Wardle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137300213

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book emerged from the online project 'A Manifesto for Media Education' and takes forward its starting points by asking some of the original contributors to expand upon their view of the purpose of media education and to support their perspective with accounts of practice.

Nursing Issues in the 21st Century

Perspectives from the Literature

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Author: Eleanor C. Hein

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781730174

Category: Medical

Page: 541

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With a varied collection of readings focusing on contemporary issues i n professional nursing, this first edition introduces students to the many perspectives affecting nurses and society. This text incorporates both nursing and non-nursing literature, covering such issues as educ ation and role transition, governance, and cost containment. Articles are organized from simple to complex, making it easy for faculty to as sign readings to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. The a uthor provides an introduction for each section of articles, framing t hem in historical, political, and sociocultural settings.