Edited By Leah A. Lievrouw
The chapters in this collection, chosen from among the top papers presented in London, suggest that the challenges themselves are constantly being reinvented, broken down and reorganized. The communication discipline undergoes continuous change rather than following an orderly, stepwise path toward the neat, complete accumulation of knowledge. The chapters challenge familiar approaches, notions or assumptions in communication research and scholarship and reflect on the field’s multifaceted and increasingly open character in an era of shifting social relations, formations and technologies.
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2014. 244 pp., num. ill.
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- Table of Contents
- Overview and Themes
- What Does It Mean to Be Critical?
- Hall’s Encoding/Decoding Model
- Historical Context and Reception of Encoding/Decoding
- Evaluating Applications of Encoding/Decoding
- Remaining Critical of Critical Models
- The Critique of Critique
- Defending Creative Industries
- Neoliberalism-as-Hegemony and Neoliberalism-as-Governmentality
- Letting Us off the Hook?
- Recuperating Neoliberalism as an Object of Critique
- The Field as We Know It—and What Went Before
- The Forgotten Role of Fieldwork in the 1940s and 1950s
- A New Era of Field Research in Political Communication?
- The Roma and Europe: A Brief History
- France, the “Roma Affair,” and The EU as Defender of European Norms
- Case Studies: Bulgaria and Romania
- Bulgaria: Schengen at All Costs
- Romania: European, Rather than National, Problem
- The Hybridization of Entertainment Media and Politics
- The Contribution of Entertainment Media to the Public Sphere
- The Daily Show—Findings and Normative Implications
- News and Entertainment—Is There Still a Need for This Distinction?
- Are Social Strata a Predictor for Interest in Entertainment Media and Politics?
- Good News, Good Entertainment, Good Politics?
- Literature Review
- About the WA Anm
- Community-Building Characteristics of Humor
- Humor as Educational Tool
- Humor as a Sustainability Tool
- The Role of Humor in Creating a Collective Identity
- To Whom It Matters
- Identity Matters
- Textual Matters
- Context Matters
- Copyright, The “Mechanical” Reproduction of Content, and The Multidimensional Author
- The Author in Law
- The Vanishing Author
- Digital Visibility: Reputation, Privacy, and Identity Online
- In the Eyes of the Law: Legal Approaches to Digital Reputation
- Industry Logic
- Industry Tools
- ORM Is Invisible but Slow, Uncertain, and Costly
- ORM Does Not Need the Cooperation of Host Website or Original Poster
- ORM Techniques Avoid Due Process
- ORM Industry Lacks Regulation or Ethical Oversight
- ORM Relies on and Supports Powerful Media Agents
- ORM Supports a Culture of Visibility
- Governing a Reputation Society: A Mixed Approach
- Data Creation
- Automated Sensing: Rich Data with Minimal User Intervention
- Found Data
- Data Storage and Access
- Sense Making
- Statistical Description
- Statistical Comparisons to Self and Others
- Nonstatistical Visuals and Graphs
- Discussions at Meet-ups
- Reflective Self-Knowledge
- Citizen Science
- Public Visibility
- Why Not?
- Integrated Proprietary Services
- The Web 2.0 Model
- The Health Insurance Nexus
- Institutional Research
- The Commodity Self
- The Disciplined Self, the Corporate Self
- The Atomic Self
- The Ineffable Self, the Queer Self
- Against the Picturesque: Spender Before Mass Observation
- “The Drama of the Doorstep”: British Documentary and the Everyday
- “Problems of Artificiality” and the Limits of Observation
- The Politics of Visibility
- Documenting Organizational Decisions
- Defining Organizational Circulation
- Establishing Sites for Conversation
- Tensions Among Document Routines and Organizational Needs
- Roles and Fixity
- Subject Headings
- Name Headings
- Series Index
Chapter Thirteen: Materiality: Challenges and Opportunities for Communication Theory
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Challenges and Opportunities for Communication Theory
GINA NEFF, BRITTANY FIORE-SILFVAST, AND CARRIE STURTS DOSSICK
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