Micro blogging Memories Book

Micro blogging Memories


  • Author : Eileen Le Han
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137598813

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Micro blogging Memories Excerpt :

This book offers an in-depth account of social media, journalism and collective memory through a five-year analysis of Weibo, a leading Chinese micro-blogging platform, and prism of transitional China in a globalizing world. How does society remember public events in the rapidly changing age of social media? Eileen Le Han examines how various kinds of public events are shared, debated, and their historical significance and worthiness of remembrance highlighted on Weibo. Journalism plays a significant part in mobilizing collective remembering of these events, in a society with rapidly changing topics on the platform, the tightening state control, and nationalism on the rise. The first five years of Weibo reflect a dramatic change in Chinese society, where journalists, media professionals, and opinion leaders in other fields of expertise, together with ordinary citizens directly affected by these changes in everyday life collaborate to witness the rapid social transition.

The Evolution of the Chinese Internet Book

The Evolution of the Chinese Internet


  • Author : Shaohua Guo
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781503614444

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The Evolution of the Chinese Internet Excerpt :

Despite widespread consensus that China's digital revolution was sure to bring about massive democratic reforms, such changes have not come to pass. While scholars and policy makers alternate between predicting change and disparaging a stubbornly authoritarian regime, in this book Shaohua Guo demonstrates how this dichotomy misses the far more complex reality. The Evolution of the Chinese Internet traces the emergence and maturation of one of the most creative digital cultures in the world through four major technological platforms: the bulletin board system, the blog, the microblog, and WeChat. Guo transcends typical binaries of freedom and control, to argue that Chinese Internet culture displays a uniquely sophisticated interplay between multiple extremes, and that its vibrancy is dependent on these complex negotiations. In contrast to the flourishing of research findings on what is made invisible online, this book examines the driving mechanisms that grant visibility to particular kinds of user-generated content. Offering a systematic account of how and why an ingenious Internet culture has been able to thrive, Guo highlights the pivotal roles that media institutions, technological platforms, and creative practices of Chinese netizens have played in shaping culture on- and offline.

Memory  Conflict and New Media Book

Memory Conflict and New Media


  • Author : Ellen Rutten
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136186424

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Memory Conflict and New Media Excerpt :

This book examines the online memory wars in post-Soviet states – where political conflicts take the shape of heated debates about the recent past, and especially World War II and Soviet socialism. To this day, former socialist states face the challenge of constructing national identities, producing national memories, and relating to the Soviet legacy. Their pasts are principally intertwined: changing readings of history in one country generate fierce reactions in others. In this transnational memory war, digital media form a pivotal discursive space – one that provides speakers with radically new commemorative tools. Uniting contributions by leading scholars in the field, Memory, Conflict and New Media is the first book-length publication to analyse how new media serve as a site of political and national identity building in post-socialist states. The book also examines how the construction of online identity is irreversibly affected by thinking about the past in this geopolitical domain. By highlighting post-socialist memory’s digital mediations and digital memory’s transcultural scope, the volume succeeds in a twofold aim: to deepen and refine both (post-socialist) memory theory and digital-memory studies. This book will be of much interest to students of media studies, post-Soviet studies, Eastern European Politics, memory studies and International Relations in general.

Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age Book

Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age


  • Author : Eve Monique Zucker
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030393953

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Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This volume explores the shifting tides of how political violence is memorialized in today's decentralized, digital era. The book enhances our understanding of how the digital turn is changing the ways that we remember, interpret, and memorialize the past. It also raises practical and ethical questions of how we should utilize these tools and study their impacts. Cases covered include memorialization efforts related to the genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, Europe (the Holocaust), and Armenia; to non-genocidal violence in Haiti, and the Portuguese Colonial War on the African Continent; and of the September 11 attacks on the United States.

China in the Era of Social Media Book

China in the Era of Social Media


  • Author : Junhao Hong
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793608758

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China in the Era of Social Media Excerpt :

China in the Era of Social Media examines the unique characteristics of Chinese social media and the impact of social media on the country's unprecedented social transformation, political change, ruling communist ideology, and public discourse and public opinions.

Social Movements  Cultural Memory and Digital Media Book

Social Movements Cultural Memory and Digital Media


  • Author : Samuel Merrill
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030328276

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Social Movements Cultural Memory and Digital Media Excerpt :

This collected volume is the first to study the interface between contemporary social movements, cultural memory and digital media. Establishing the digital memory work practices of social movements as an important area of research, it reveals how activists use digital media to lay claim to, circulate and curate cultural memories. Interdisciplinary in scope, its contributors address mobilizations of mediated remembrance in the USA, Germany, Sweden, Italy, India, Argentina, the UK and Russia.

How China Sees the World Book

How China Sees the World


  • Author : John M. Friend
  • Publisher : Potomac Books
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640121379

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How China Sees the World Excerpt :

Han-centrism, a virulent form of Chinese nationalism, asserts that the Han Chinese are superior to other peoples and have a legitimate right to advance Chinese interests at the expense of other countries. Han nationalists have called for policies that will allow China to reclaim the prosperity stolen by foreign powers during the “Century of Humiliation.” The growth of Chinese capabilities and Han-centrism suggests that the United States, its allies, and other countries in Asia will face an increasingly assertive China—one that thinks it possesses a right to dominate international politics. John M. Friend and Bradley A. Thayer explore the roots of the growing Han nationalist group and the implications of Chinese hypernationalism for minorities within China and for international relations. The deeply rooted chauvinism and social Darwinism underlying Han-centrism, along with China’s rapid growth, threaten the current stability of international politics, making national and international competition and conflict over security more likely. Western thinkers have yet to consider the adverse implications of a hypernationalistic China, as opposed to the policies of a pragmatic China, were it to become the world’s dominant state.

Chinese Social Media Book

Chinese Social Media


  • Author : Shuhan Chen
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839091353

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Chinese Social Media Excerpt :

This book examines the social media experiences of middle class Chinese adolescents. Their enthusiasm for self-expression online, their mediated social relations (guanxi) with family, friends, classmates and colleagues are analysed in the context of China's modernity.

Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers Book

Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers


  • Author : Moira Savage
  • Publisher : Critical Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909682634

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Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers Excerpt :

The educational landscape for primary teachers and learners is increasingly digital and technology rich, making it a challenge for professionals to decide which digital technologies to use, how and when, to bring about the maximum benefit for learning and teaching. This book navigates this complex and evolving arena, providing a structure for teachers to reflect on their own digital literacy, helping them make informed decisions, providing practical ideas on how to develop children’s digital literacy capabilities and offering a range of professional development activities. The text makes clear links to the new primary curriculum, including the computing programmes of study. It is pedagogy led and illustrated with a range of subject examples. Chapters examine the implications of digital literacy for teaching and learning, creating content, collaboration and communication, digital citizenship, e-safety and digital safeguarding. Critical questions and reflections throughout stimulate readers to engage fully with the text and their professional development.

What Journalism Could Be Book

What Journalism Could Be


  • Author : Barbie Zelizer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-01-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509507900

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What Journalism Could Be Excerpt :

What Journalism Could Be asks readers to reimagine the news by embracing a conceptual prism long championed by one of journalism's leading contemporary scholars. A former reporter, media critic and academic, Barbie Zelizer charts a singular journey through journalism's complicated contours, prompting readers to rethink both how the news works and why it matters. Zelizer tackles longstanding givens in journalism's practice and study, offering alternative cues for assessing its contemporary environment. Highlighting journalism's intersection with interpretation, culture, emotion, contingency, collective memory, crisis and visuality, Zelizer brings new meaning to its engagement with events like the global refugee crisis, rise of Islamic State, ascent of digital media and twenty-first-century combat. Imagining what journalism could be involves stretching beyond the already-known. Zelizer enumerates journalism's considerable current challenges while suggesting bold and creative ways of engaging with them. This book powerfully demonstrates how and why journalism remains of paramount importance.

Memory  Space and Sound Book

Memory Space and Sound


  • Author : Johannes Brusila
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-07
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783206049

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Memory Space and Sound Excerpt :

Memory, Space and Sound presents a collection of essays from scholars in a range of disciplines that together explore the social, spatial and temporal contexts that shape different forms of music and sonic practice. The contributors deploy different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches from musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural history, media studies and cultural studies as they analyse an array of examples, including live performances, music festivals, audiovisual material and much more.

Super sticky WeChat and Chinese Society Book

Super sticky WeChat and Chinese Society


  • Author : Yujie Chen
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-07-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787430921

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Super sticky WeChat and Chinese Society Excerpt :

This book provides a balanced and nuanced study of how the super-sticky WeChat platform interweaves into the fabric of Chinese social, cultural, and political life. It keeps the wider global and national social media landscape in view and compares and contrasts WeChat with Weibo, QQ and other Western social media platforms.

Artificial Intelligence and Security Book

Artificial Intelligence and Security


  • Author : Xingming Sun
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-12
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 683
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811581014

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Artificial Intelligence and Security Excerpt :

The 3-volume set CCIS 1252 until CCIS 1254 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Security, ICAIS 2020, which was held in Hohhot, China, in July 2020. The conference was formerly called “International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security” with the acronym ICCCS. The total of 178 full papers and 8 short papers presented in this 3-volume proceedings was carefully reviewed and selected from 1064 submissions. The papers were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: artificial intelligence; Part II: artificial intelligence; Internet of things; information security; Part III: information security; big data and cloud computing; information processing.

Media Archaeologies  Micro Archives and Storytelling Book

Media Archaeologies Micro Archives and Storytelling


  • Author : Martin Pogačar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137525802

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Media Archaeologies Micro Archives and Storytelling Excerpt :

This book argues that today we live in the culture of the past that delimits our world and configures our potentialities. It explores how the past invades our presents and investigates the affective uses of the past in the increasingly elusive present. Remembering and forgetting are part of everyday life, popular culture, politics, ideologies and mythologies. In the time of the ubiquitous digital media, the ways individuals and collectivities re-presence their pasts and how they think about the present and the future have undergone significant changes. The book focuses on affective micro-archives of the memories of the socialist Yugoslavia and investigates their construction as part of the media archaeological practices. The author further argues that these affective practices present a way to reassemble the historical and relegitimize individual biographies which disintegrated along with the country in 1991.

The Politics of Irish Memory Book

The Politics of Irish Memory


  • Author : E. Pine
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-11-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230295315

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The Politics of Irish Memory Excerpt :

Irish culture is obsessed with the past, and this book asks why and how. In an innovative reading of Irish culture since 1980, Emilie Pine provides a new analysis of theatre, film, television, memoir and art, and interrogates the anti-nostalgia that characterizes so much of contemporary Irish culture.