Femininities and Masculinities in the Digital Age Book

Femininities and Masculinities in the Digital Age


  • Author : Karl Kaser
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030784126

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Femininities and Masculinities in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This book provides a fresh overview on the debate about the remarkable regression of gender equality in the Balkans and South Caucasus caused by the fall of socialism and by the revitalization of religion in Turkey. Contrary to the prevailing opinion of researchers who state continuous male domination, the book presents strong arguments for an alternative outlook. By contrasting the realia of gender relations with the utopia of new femininities and new masculinities driven by digital visual communication, the book provokingly concludes with the arrival of two utopias: the Marlboro Man – still authoritative but lonely – conquering and refusing family obligations; and with the emergence of a new femininity type – strong and beautiful. As such this book provides a great resource to anthropologists, demographers, sociologists, gender and media researchers and all those interested in feminist issues.

Foreign Countries of Old Age Book

Foreign Countries of Old Age


  • Author : Dagmar Gramshammer-Hohl
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2021-01-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839445549

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Foreign Countries of Old Age Excerpt :

The exploration of what May Sarton calls the »foreign country of old age« usually does not go far beyond the familiar: the focus of aging studies has thus far clearly rested upon North America and Western Europe. This multi-disciplinary essay collection critically examines conditions and representations of old age and aging in Eastern and Southeastern Europe from various perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. By shedding light on these culturally specific contexts, the contributions widen our understanding of the aging process in all its diversity and demonstrate that a shift in perspectives might in fact challenge a number of taken-for-granted positions and presumptions of aging studies.

Gender  Sexuality and Race in the Digital Age Book

Gender Sexuality and Race in the Digital Age


  • Author : D. Nicole Farris
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030298555

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This book provides a unique analysis of the intersection between gender, sexuality, race, and social media. While early scholarship identified the internet as being inherently egalitarian, this volume presents the internet as a “real” social place where inequalities matter and manifest in particular ways according to the architectures of particular platforms. This volume utilizes innovative methodologies to analyze how internet users both re-inscribe and resist inequalities of gender, sexuality, and race. It describes how the internet has ameliorated and bridged geographic and numerical limits on community formation, and this volume examines how the functioning of social inequalities differs on- and offline.

Paying for Sex in a Digital Age Book

Paying for Sex in a Digital Age


  • Author : Teela Sanders
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429845512

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Providing one of the first comprehensive, cross-cultural examinations of the dynamic market for sexual services, this book presents an evidence-based look at the multiple factors related to purchasing patterns and demand among clients who have used the internet. The data is drawn from two large surveys of sex workers’ clients in the US and UK. The book presents descriptive baseline data on client engagement with online platforms, demographics and patterns of frequency in different markets, information on smaller niche markets and client reactions to exploitation, safety and changes in the law. The book makes clear that a variety of situational as well as individual factors affect the willingness and ability to purchase sexual services. The view that emerges shatters the stereotypes and generalistions on which much policy is based and demonstrates the complexities surrounding who pays for sex and the contours of sexual consumption in consumer culture.

Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age Book

Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age


  • Author : Kalish, Rachel
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-05-22
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799831891

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Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age Excerpt :

Technology is rapidly advancing, and each innovation provides opportunities for such technology to mesh with the human enactment of physical intimacy or to be used in the quest for information about sexuality. However, the availability of this technology has complicated sexual decision making for young adults as they continually navigate their sexual identity, orientation, behavior, and community. Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source that improves the understanding of the combination of technology and sexual decision making for young adults, examining the role of technology in sexual identity formation, sexual communication, relationship formation and dissolution, and sexual learning and online sexual communities and activism. While highlighting topics such as privacy management, cyber intimacy, and digital communications, this book is ideally designed for therapists, social workers, sociologists, psychologists, counselors, healthcare professionals, scholars, researchers, and students.

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World Book

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World


  • Author : Antonia Lyons
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317338321

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Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that these technologies enable highly-nuanced, targeted marketing and innovations – creating new virtual spaces that alter the dynamics and consequences of drinking cultures in significant ways. Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World focuses on how pervasive social networking technologies contribute to drinking cultures. It brings together international contributions from leading researchers in this emerging field to explore how new technologies are reconfiguring the key themes, traditional interests, practices and concerns of alcohol-related research with young people. It is particularly concerned with three important areas, namely: identities, social relations and power alcohol marketing and commercialisation public health and regulating alcohol promotion. This innovative book includes original research and commentary and is a must-read for academics and researchers in the areas of public health, psychology, sociology, media studies, youth studies and alcohol studies.

Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age Book

Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age


  • Author : Topor, F. Sigmund
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 645
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522505235

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Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age Excerpt :

Globalization has shifted perspectives on individualism and identity as cultural exchange occurs more rapidly in an age of heightened connectivity. As technology connects those around the world, it too helps to provoke a shift in the autonomy of individuals. The Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age is an essential resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate-level students. This book explores and explains how globalization has impacted humans with specific emphasis on education and human development. This research-based publication presents critical perspectives on universal changes that are occurring due to globalization.

Digital Femininities Book

Digital Femininities


  • Author : Frankie Rogan
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000604238

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Digital Femininities: The Gendered Construction of Cultural and Political Identities Online examines the role of new media technologies in the production of girls’ cultural and political identities. The book argues that the varied and complex spaces which make up our ‘social media’ should be conceptualised as important terrains upon which neoliberal and postfeminist subjectivities can be both reproduced and subverted. In doing so, the book explores many key issues underpinning current debates around gender politics and digital media, including gendered spatial politics, visibility, surveillance and regulation, beauty politics, and civic and political engagement and activism. Over the last decade, the position of girls and young women within the digital landscape of social media has been a topic of much debate. On the one hand, girls’ social media practices are presented as a key site of concern, wherein new digital technologies are said to have produced an intensification of individualised, neoliberal and postfeminist identities. Conversely, others have championed access to social media for young people as a potentially useful political tool, enabling previously marginalised political subjects (such as girls) to access and participate within new and exciting political cultures. Locating itself at the intersection of these two approaches, this book offers a fresh contribution to these debates. Based upon the findings from focus groups with girls and young women aged between 12 and 18 in England, the book offers an in-depth analysis of the digital cultures that emerged from the study. This timely book will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary femininity and feminism and the role of digital media in the production of cultural, political and gendered identities.

Gender  Age  and Digital Games in the Domestic Context Book

Gender Age and Digital Games in the Domestic Context


  • Author : Alison Harvey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317632979

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Gender Age and Digital Games in the Domestic Context Excerpt :

Western digital game play has shifted in important ways over the last decade, with a plethora of personal devices affording a range of increasingly diverse play experiences. Despite the celebration of a more inclusive environment of digital game play, very little grounded research has been devoted to the examination of familial play and the domestication of digital games, as opposed to evolving public and educational contexts. This book is the first study to provide a situated investigation of the site of family play— the shared spaces and private places of gameplay within the domestic sphere. It carries out an empirically grounded and critical analysis of what marketing and sales discourses about shifts in the digital games audience actually look like in the space of the home, as well as the social and cultural role these ludic technologies take in the everyday practices of the family in the domestic context. It examines the material realities of video game technologies in the home; including time management and spatial organization, as well as the discursive role these devices play in discussions of technological competence and its complex relationship to age, generational differences, and gender performance. Harvey’s interdisciplinary approach and innovative methodology will hold great critical appeal for those studying digital culture, children’s media, and feminist studies of new media, as well as critical theories of technology and leisure and sport theory.

Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture Book

Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture


  • Author : Paul Baker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349953271

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Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture Excerpt :

How do we learn what it means to be a man? And how do we learn to question what it means to be a man? This collection comprises a set of original interdisciplinary chapters on the linguistic and cultural representations of queer masculinities in a range of new and older media: television, film, online forums, news reporting, advertising and fiction. This innovative work examines new and emerging forms of gender hybridisation in relation to complex socialisation and immigration contexts including the role of EU institutions in ascertaining asylum seekers’ sexual orientation, and the European laws on gender policy. The book employs numerous analytical approaches including critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, multimodal analysis, literary criticism and anthropological and social research. The authors show how such texts can disrupt, question or complicate traditional notions of what it means to be a man, queering the idea that men possess fixed identities or desires, instead arguing that masculinity is constantly changing and negotiated through the cultural and political overlapping contexts in which it is regularly produced. These nuanced analyses will bring fresh insights for students and scholars of gender, masculinity and queer studies, linguistics, anthropology and semiotics.

Masculinities in a Global Era Book

Masculinities in a Global Era


  • Author : Joseph Gelfer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461469315

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Masculinities in a Global Era Excerpt :

​​Masculinities in a Global Era extends the conversation of masculinity studies by analyzing global masculinities from a psychological perspective. Canvassing a broad array of psychological aspects such as the construction of identity, the negotiation of power, coping with trauma, and sexuality, this volume shows how masculinities are experienced, performed and embodied in geographically dispersed communities. Importantly, Masculinities in a Global Era fulfills a much-needed but elusive need within the study of masculinities: a forum in which the often polarized approaches of pro-feminists and men’s rights advocates can begin to move beyond their entrenched historical positions towards a more fruitful and nuanced future.​

The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption


  • Author : Richard Cooke
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030669416

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This Handbook provides a broad and comprehensive overview of psychological research on alcohol consumption. It explores the psychological theories underpinning alcohol use and misuse, discusses the interventions that can be designed around these theories, and offers key insight into future developments within the field. A range of international experts assess the unique factors that contribute to alcohol-related behaviour as differentiated from other health-related behaviours. They cover the theory and context of alcohol consumption, including possible implications of personality type, motivation and self-regulation, and cultural and demographic factors. After reviewing the evidence for psychological theories and predictors as accounts for alcohol consumption, the book goes on to focus on external influences on consumption and interventions for reducing alcohol consumption, including those based on purchasing and consumption behaviour, technologies such as personalised feedback apps, and social and media phenomena such as “Dry January” and “Hello Sunday Morning”. It brings together cutting-edge contemporary research on alcohol consumption in childhood and adolescence, including topics such as managing offers or drinks, “pre-drinking”, online identities, how children develop their beliefs about alcohol and how adolescents discuss alcohol with their parents. The book also offers a rounded presentation of the tensions involved in debates around the psychological impacts of alcohol use, discussing its role in helping people to socialise and unwind; as well as recognising the possible negative impacts on health, education and relationships. This book will be of interest to academics, policymakers, public health officials, practitioners, charities and other stakeholders interested in understanding how alcohol affects people psychologically. This book will also be a key resource for students and researchers from across the social sciences.

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture Book

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture


  • Author : Martin Lister
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-23
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136024641

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This new edition of The Photographic Image in Digital Culture explores the condition of photography after some 20 years of remediation and transformation by digital technology. Through ten especially commissioned essays, by some of the leading scholars in the field of contemporary photography studies, a range of key topics are discussed including: the meaning of software in the production of photograph; the nature of networked photographs; the screen as the site of photographic display; the simulation of photography in the videogame; photography, ubiquitous computing and technologies of ambient intelligence; developments in vernacular photography and social media; the photograph and the digital archive; the curation and exhibition of the networked photograph; the dominance of the image bank in commercial and advertising photography; the complexities of citizen photojournalism. A recurring theme addressed throughout is the nature of ‘photography after photography’ and the paradoxical nature of the medium in the 21st century; a time when the traditional technology of photography has become defunct while there is more ‘photography’ than ever. This is an ideal book for students studying photography and digital media.

The Incel Rebellion Book

The Incel Rebellion


  • Author : Lisa Sugiura
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839822544

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The ebook edition of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and freely available to read online. Drawing on ethnographic research and interviews,this book provides an insight into the development of the manosphere, and the extent to which the influence and philosophy of incel is penetrating mainstream culture.

Digital Activism in the Social Media Era Book
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Digital Activism in the Social Media Era


  • Author : Bruce Mutsvairo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-12-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319409498

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This book probes the vitality, potentiality and ability of new communication and technological changes to drive online-based civil action across Africa. In a continent booming with mobile innovation and a plethora of social networking sites, the Internet is considered a powerful platform used by pro-democracy activists to negotiate and sometimes push for reform-based political and social changes in Africa. The book discusses and theorizes digital activism within social and geo-political realms, analysing cases such as the #FeesMustFall and #BringBackOurGirls campaigns in South Africa and Nigeria respectively to question the extent to which they have changed the dynamics of digital activism in sub-Saharan Africa. Comparative case study reflections in eight African countries identify and critique digital concepts questioning what impact they have had on the civil society. Cases also explore the African LGBT community as a social movement while discussing opportunities and challenges faced by online activists fighting for LGBT equality. Finally, gender-based activists using digital tools to gain attention and facilitate social changes are also appraised.