Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces Book

Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces

  • Author : Gabriela B. Christmann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000516463

Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces Excerpt :

Through a variety of empirical studies, this volume offers fresh insights into the manner in which different forms of communicative action transform urban space. With attention to the methodological questions that arise from the attempt to study such changes empirically, it offers new theoretical foundations for understanding the social construction and reconstruction of spaces through communicative action. Seeing communicative action as the basic element in the social construction of reality and conceptualizing communication not only in terms of the use of language and texts, but as involving any kind of objectification, such as technologies, bodies and non-verbal signs, it considers the roles of both direct and mediatized (or digitized) communication. An examination of the conceptualization of the communicative (re-)construction of spaces and the means by which this change might be empirically investigated, this book demonstrates the fruitfulness of the notion of refiguration as a means by which to understand the transformation of contemporary societies. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, social theorists, and geographers with interests in social construction and urban space.

Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces Book

Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces

  • Author : Taylor & Francis Group
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0367419971

Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces Excerpt :

Through a variety of empirical studies, this volume offers fresh insights into the means by which communicative action brings about the social construction and re-construction of urban spaces, presenting new theoretical foundations for conceptualising these transformations.

Matters of Revolution Book

Matters of Revolution

  • Author : Dominik Bartmanski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000550580

Matters of Revolution Excerpt :

Symbols matter, and especially those present in public spaces, but how do they exert influence and maintain a hold over us? Why do such materialities count even in the intensely digitalized culture? This book considers the importance of urban symbols to political revolutions, examining manifold reasons for which social movements necessitate the affirmation or destruction of various material icons and public monuments. What explains variability of life cycles of certain classes of symbols? Why do some of them seem more potent than others? Why do people exhibit nostalgic attachments to some symbols of the controversial past and vehemently oppose others? What nourishes and threatens the social life of icons? Through comparative analyses of major iconic processes following the epochal revolution of 1989 in Berlin and Warsaw, the book argues that revolutionary action needs objects and sites which concretize the transformative redrawing of the symbolic boundaries between the "sacred" and "profane," good and evil, before and after, and "progressive" and "reactionary"—the symbolic shifts that every revolution implies in theory and formalizes in practice. Public symbols ensconced within actual urban spaces provide indispensable visibility to human values and social changes. As affective topographies that externalize collective feelings, their very presence and durability is meaningful, and so are the revolutionary rituals of preservation and destruction directed at those spaces. Far from being mere gestures or token signifiers, they have their own gravity with profound cultural ramifications. This volume will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and social theorists with interests in urban studies, public heritage, material culture, political revolution, and social movements.

The Communicative Construction of Reality Book

The Communicative Construction of Reality

  • Author : Hubert Knoblauch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429775338

The Communicative Construction of Reality Excerpt :

This volume advocates a shift from the social constructivism found in the work of Thomas Luckmann and Peter Berger, to a communicative constructivism that acknowledges communication as an embodied form of action in its own right, according to which social actors, in engaging in communicative action, construct a material social reality that guides, delimits, and enables actions. A study of the importance of understanding the role of communication in an age in which digitization and mediatization have extended the reach of communication to a global level and brought about the emergence of the communication society, The Communicative Construction of Reality shows how communication society does not merely replace modern society and its hierarchical institutions, but complements it in a manner that continually results in conflicts leading to the refiguration of society. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in the sociology of knowledge, communication, and social theory.

Spatial Transformations Book

Spatial Transformations

  • Author : Angela Million
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-10-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000462777

Spatial Transformations Excerpt :

This book examines a variety of subjective spatial experiences and knowledge production practices in order to shed new light on the specifics of contemporary socio-spatial change, driven as it is by inter alia, digitalization, transnationalization and migration. Considering the ways in which emerging spatial phenomena are conditioned by an increasing interconnectedness, this book asks how spaces are changing as a result of mediatization, increased mobility, globalization and social dislocation. With attention to questions surrounding the negotiation and (visual) communication of space, it explores the arrangements, spatialities and materialities that underpin the processes of spatial refiguration by which these changes come about. Bringing together the work of leading scholars from across diverse range disciplines to address questions of socio-spatial transformation, this volume will appeal to sociologists and geographers, as well as scholars and practitioners of urban planning and architecture.

Sustainable Airport Construction Practices Book

Sustainable Airport Construction Practices

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Airports
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309155250

Sustainable Airport Construction Practices Excerpt :

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 42: Sustainable Airport Construction Practices explores a set of best practices, methods, procedures, and materials that if implemented during construction may have a sustainable, positive economic, operational, environmental, or social effect. The report includes the collection of sustainable airport construction practices in a searchable, filterable spreadsheet format on a CD-ROM, which is packaged with the report. The CD-ROM included as part of ACRP Report 42 is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image--Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Data Collection -- Ch. 3. Data Collection -- Ch. 4. Organization of the Collection -- Ch. 5. How to Use the Collection -- Ch. 6. Case Studies.

Deep Mediatization Book

Deep Mediatization

  • Author : Andreas Hepp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351064880

Deep Mediatization Excerpt :

Andreas Hepp takes an integrative look at one of the biggest questions in media and communications research: how digital media is changing society. Often, such questions are discussed in isolation, losing sight of the overarching context in which they are situated. Hepp has developed a theory of the re-figuration of society by digital media and their infrastructures, and provides an understanding of how profound today’s media-related changes are, not only for institutions, organizations and communities, but for the individual as well. Rooted in the latest research, this book does not stop at a description of media-related change; instead, it raises the normative challenge of what deep mediatization should look like so that it might just stimulate a 'good life' for all. Providing original and critical research, the book introduces deep mediatization to students of media and cultural studies, as well as neighboring disciplines like sociology, political science and other cognate disciplines.

Communicative Figurations Book

Communicative Figurations

  • Author : Andreas Hepp
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319655840

Communicative Figurations Excerpt :

This open access volume assesses the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spread of various technical communication media such as mobile phones and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.

The Sociology of Space Book

The Sociology of Space

  • Author : Martina Löw
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349695683

The Sociology of Space Excerpt :

In this book, the author develops a relational concept of space that encompasses social structure, the material world of objects and bodies, and the symbolic dimension of the social world. Löw’s guiding principle is the assumption that space emerges in the interplay between objects, structures and actions. Based on a critical discussion of classic theories of space, Löw develops a new dynamic theory of space that accounts for the relational context in which space is constituted. This innovative view on the interdependency of material, social, and symbolic dimensions of space also permits a new perspective on architecture and urban development.

Spaces of Identity Book

Spaces of Identity

  • Author : David Morley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134865307

Spaces of Identity Excerpt :

We are living through a time when old identities - nation, culture and gender are melting down. Spaces of Identity examines the ways in which collective cultural identities are being reshaped under conditions of a post-modern geography and a communications environment of cable and satellite broadcasting. To address current problems of identity, the authors look at contemporary politics between Europe and its most significant others: America; Islam and the Orient. They show that it's against these places that Europe's own identity has been and is now being defined. A stimulating account of the complex and contradictory nature of contemporary cultural identities.

Language and Communication at Work Book

Language and Communication at Work

  • Author : François Cooren
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198703082

Language and Communication at Work Excerpt :

This book examines language and communication as an inherent part of on-going organizational processes. It explores language and communication as constitutive of work; analyses how they actually 'work'; and examines their role as part of strategic and institutional work in and around organizational phenomena.

Spaces and Identities in Border Regions Book

Spaces and Identities in Border Regions

  • Author : Christian Wille
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839426500

Spaces and Identities in Border Regions Excerpt :

Spatial and identity research operates with differentiations and relations. These are particularly useful heuristic tools when examining border regions where social and geopolitical demarcations diverge. Applying this approach, the authors of this volume investigate spatial and identity constructions in cross-border contexts as they appear in everyday, institutional and media practices. The results are discussed with a keen eye for obliquely aligned spaces and identities and relinked to governmental issues of normalization and subjectivation. The studies base upon empirical surveys conducted in Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

The Spatial Construction of Organization Book

The Spatial Construction of Organization

  • Author : Tor Hernes
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-01-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027295842

The Spatial Construction of Organization Excerpt :

An important challenge to organization theory is to search for constructs that explain how contexts for work emerge, evolve, persist and change. This book explores the concept of "space" as representing a wide variety of contexts. Organization as a process, as distinguished from organization as an entity, is seen as the construction of space, where space is the outcome of human action and interaction as well as providing a context for actions and interaction. The book shows how different forms of space lie at the base of a number of developments in organization theory. It then takes the step to show how contemporary developments in social science represented by works by writers such as Giddens, Luhmann, Latour and Bourdieu can be used to establish a dynamic understanding of organization as space. Insights from these discussions are used to establish a unique and coherent way of understanding complexities of modern organization.

Cyberspace Odyssey Book

Cyberspace Odyssey

  • Author : Jos de Mul
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-04-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443821933

Cyberspace Odyssey Excerpt :

The emergence of the hominids, more than five million years ago, marked the start of the human odyssey through space and time. This book deals with the last stage of this fascinating journey: the exploration of cyberspace and cybertime. Through the rapid global implementation of information and communication technologies, a new realm for human experience and imagination has been disclosed. Reversely, these postgeographical and posthistorical technologies have started to colonize our bodies and minds. Taking Homer’s Odyssey and Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as his starting point, the author investigates the ‘informatization of the worldview’, focusing on its implications for our culture–arts, religion, and science–and, ultimately, our form of life. Moving across a wide range of disciplines, varying from philosophical anthropology and palaeontology to information theory, and from astrophysics to literary, film and new media studies, the author discusses our ‘cyberspace odyssey’ from a reflective position beyond euphoria and nostalgia. His analysis is as profound as nuanced and deals with issues that will be high on the agenda for many decades to come. In 2003 a Dutch Edition of Cyberspace Odyssey received the Socrates Prize for the best philosophy book published in Dutch.

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion Book

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion

  • Author : Steven Engler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000472639

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion Excerpt :

This substantially revised second edition of The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion remains the only comprehensive survey in English of methods and methodology in the discipline. Designed for non-specialists and upper undergraduate-/graduate-level students, it discusses the range of methods currently available to stimulate interest in unfamiliar methods and enable students and scholars to evaluate methodological issues in research. The Handbook comprises 39 chapters – 21 of which are new, and the rest revised for this edition. A total of 56 contributors from 10 countries cover a broad range of topics divided into three clear parts: • Methodology • Methods • Techniques The first section addresses general methodological issues: including comparison, research design, research ethics, intersectionality, and theorizing/analysis. The second addresses specific methods: including advanced computational methods, autoethnography, computational text analysis, digital ethnography, discourse analysis, experiments, field research, grounded theory, interviewing, reading images, surveys, and videography. The final section addresses specific techniques: including coding, focus groups, photo elicitation, and survey experiments. Each chapter covers practical issues and challenges, theoretical bases, and their use in the study of religion/s, illustrated by case studies. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion is essential reading for students and researchers in the study of religion/s, as well as for those in related disciplines.