Childcare Workers Global Migration and Digital Media

Author: Youna Kim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351606660
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Social Science

This book explores the transnational mobility, everyday life and digital media use of childcare workers living and working abroad. Focusing specifically on Filipina, Indonesian, and Sri Lankan nannies in Europe, it offers insights as to the causes and implications of women’s mobility, using data drawn from ethnographic research examining transnational migration, work experiences, family, and relationships. While drawing attention to the hidden, largely invisible and marginalized lives of these women, this research reveals the ways in which digital media, especially the use of mobile phones and the Internet, empower them but also continue to reinforce existing power relations and inequalities. Drawing on a wide range of perspectives from media and communications, sociology, cultural studies and anthropology, the book combines theoretical perspectives with grounded case studies.

Global Convergence Cultures

Author: Matthew Freeman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351743204
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Genre: Social Science

Today’s convergent media industries readily produce stories that span multiple media, telling the tales of superheroes across comics, film and television, inviting audiences to participate in the popular universes across cinema, novels, the Web, and more. This transmedia phenomenon may be a common strategy in Hollywood’s blockbuster fiction factory, tied up with digital marketing and fictional world-building, but transmediality is so much more than global movie franchises. Different cultures around the world are now making new and often far less commercial uses of transmediality, applying this phenomenon to the needs and structures of a nation and re-thinking it in the form of cultural, political and heritage projects. This book offers an exploration of these national and cultural systems of transmediality around the world, showing how national cultures – including politics, people, heritage, traditions, leisure and so on – are informing transmediality in different countries. The book spans four continents and twelve countries, looking across the UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Estonia, USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Japan, India, and Russia.

The International Photojournalism Industry

Author: Jonathan Ilan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351714372
Release Date: 2018-07-17
Genre: Social Science

How are events turned into news pictures that define them for the audience? How do events become commodified into pictures that both capture them and reiterate the values of the agencies that sell them? This book looks at every stage of the production of news photographs as they move to and from the ground and are sold around the world. Based on extensive fieldwork at a leading international news agency that includes participant observation with photographers in the field, at the agency’s local and global picture desks in Israel, Singapore, and the UK, in-depth interviews with pictures professionals, and observations and in-depth interviews at The Guardian’s picture desk in London, the findings in this book point to a wide cultural production infrastructure hidden from – and yet also nurtured and thus very much determined by – the consumer’s eye.

Internet Memes and Society

Author: Anastasia Bertazzoli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429890659
Release Date: 2019-03-21
Genre: Social Science

This book provides a solid, encompassing definition of Internet memes, exploring both the common features of memes around the globe and their particular regional traits. It identifies and explains the roles that these viral texts play in Internet communication: cultural, social and political implications; significance for self-representation and identity formation; promotion of alternative opinion or trending interpretation; and subversive and resistant power in relation to professional media, propaganda, and traditional and digital political campaigning. It also offers unique comparative case studies of Internet memes in Russia and the United States.

Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan

Author: Farooq Sulehria
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351399388
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Social Science

Examining anew the notions of media imperialism and globalization of media, this book disrupts the generalised consensus in media scholarship that globalization of media has put an end to media imperialism. One elemental aspect of media imperialism is the structural dependency of television systems in the global South on the imperial North. Taking India and Pakistan as its case studies, this book views globalization of media as the unleashing of processes that have translated into the liberalization of air waves and privatization of television systems whereby commercialization of television is privileged over public interest television. Additionally, it argues that the globalization of media has contributed to corruption, tabloidization, and marginalization of subaltern classes in the Indian and Pakistani media.

Die magischen Kan le

Author: Marshall McLuhan
ISBN: 3430164044
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Communication

Museum und Medien - Museumskommunikation - Kommunikationstheorie - Medientheorie - Museum und Öffentlichkeit.

The making of world society

Author: Remus Gabriel Anghel
Publisher: Transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3899428358
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

Do the current changes of both geographical and symbolic boundaries lead to the emergence of a world society? How do transnational migration, communication and worldwide economic and political networks manifest themselves in globalized modernity? This book presents innovative contributions to transnationalization research and world society theory based on empirical studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Practicable methodologies complete theoretical inquiries and provide examples of applied research, which also might be used in teaching.

Medien Diversit t Ungleichheit

Author: Ulla Wischermann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531153854
Release Date: 2008-01-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ungleiche soziale Verhältnisse und eine fehlende soziale Integration stehen im Widerspruch zu den Gleichheitsgrundsätzen moderner demokratischer Gesellschaften. In einer Zeit, in der die soziale Frage durch verschärfte Chancenungleichheit, Bildungsunterschiede und Probleme bei der Integration in die Mehrheitsgesellschaft unübersehbar wird, geraten mediale Thematisierungen der gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse sowie personalisierte Repräsentationen und Inszenierungen der "Anderen" oder der so genannten "neuen Unterschicht" in den Blick. Die AutorInnen des Sammelbandes legen theoretisch wie auch empirisch fundierte Studien unterschiedlicher Medienangebote vor und diskutieren, wie Formate des Reality-TV, Comedysendungen oder Krimiserien soziale, kulturelle, geschlechtliche und ethnische Diversitäten in westlichen Industriegesellschaften reproduzieren, legitimieren, aber auch unterlaufen können.

Die kreative Gesellschaft des 21 Jahrhunderts

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264187702
Release Date: 2000-09-18

Drei fundamentale Antriebskräfte bestimmen die Grundlagen der Gesellschaft von morgen: - zunehmende soziale Diversität - tiefgreifende Umwälzungen der Wirtschaftsstrukturen - rasche Globalisierung.