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By Viktoria Kaina, Andrea Römmele

Mehr als 25 Jahre nach Erscheinen des letzten Überblicksbandes zur Politischen Soziologie fasst das als Sammelband angelegte Studienbuch den aktuellen Forschungsstand der Politischen Soziologie im Schnittbereich von Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie zusammen. Ausgewiesene Forscherinnen und Forscher geben einen Einblick in die theoretisch-konzeptionellen Grundlagen und Fortentwicklungen der zentralen Subdisziplinen der Politischen Soziologie, zum Beispiel der Werte- und Einstellungsforschung, der Wahl- und Parteiensoziologie, der Parlamentarismus- sowie politischen Partizipations- und Kommunikationsforschung. Der profunde Überblick über grundlegende Begriffe, Konzepte und Analyseinstrumentarien wird nicht nur um empirische Befunde ergänzt. Der Band bietet zudem eine Übersicht über die examine- und Forschungsdesigns der Politischen Soziologie, ihre zentralen Forschungsmethoden und verwendbaren Datengrundlagen. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung neu konzipierter und noch entstehender BA- und MA-Studiengänge ist der Band ein unverzichtbares Studienbuch in einem wichtigen Bereich der Politikwissenschaft.

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Download History of International Broadcasting by James Wood PDF

By James Wood

The background of radio broadcasting is traced from its earliest origins, via its function as a subversive instrument in global struggle II to the chilly struggle period, and at last to its
present day use as an tool of international coverage utilized by over a hundred and sixty nations. the consequences at the chilly struggle, during which propoganda broadcasting used to be the last word weapon, contributing in no small degree to the cave in of communism within the USSR, are analysed. the jobs of Voice of the US, the BBC global carrier and others come below scrutiny, and the concluding chapters record at the explosive development in foreign broadcasting now happening within the aftermath of contemporary political occasions. The publication is supplemented with up to date technical information and facts on significant expansions now below approach or being deliberate in lots of international locations, rather the us and the Arab states, a number of the latter having a broadcasting potential that dwarfs such a lot western nations. The attraction of the e-book is certainly not limited to scientists and engineers and plenty of will locate a lot to stir their thoughts of foreign radio broadcasts
in wartime and peacetime alike

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Download Inside Book Publishing by Giles Clark, Angus Phillips PDF

By Giles Clark, Angus Phillips

How do publishers paintings and generate income? Why do they exist?This extended and carefully revised fourth variation of within ebook Publishing is designed for college students of publishing, authors wanting to determine publishing secrets and techniques, and people desirous to get in or get on within the undefined. It addresses the massive matters – globalization of publishing, the effect of the net – and explains publishing from the writer agreement to the book place shelf.It covers:

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Download Divine signs: connecting spirit to community by H. Lloyd Goodall PDF

By H. Lloyd Goodall

Divine indicators is the concluding quantity of the ethnographic trilogy concerning the communicative tensions in daily American cultural lifestyles H. L. Goodall, Jr., all started with Casing a Promised Land and endured with residing within the Rock n Roll Mystery.In this ultimate paintings, the phrases for realizing those tensions are present in a ancient and mythological drama that includes strength (as the embodiment of the modern), different (as the embodiment of the postmodern), and Spirit (as the unifying strength able to connecting disparate selves to dangerously fragmented communities). For this examine, the localized website of interpretation is in and round Pickens and Oconee Counties, South Carolina, the place on a daily basis highway indicators, company ads on billboards, indicators that announce church subject matters, net postings, and other kinds of public conversation that invite deepest meanings are learn as rhetorical invites to take part in those myths and mysteries.Using topics discoverable in such public sorts of communique, Goodall deconstructs various communal experiences—from annual neighborhood celebrations to weekly remedy classes in neighborhood attractiveness salons to the autumn viewers rituals of Clemson college soccer games—to achieve a deeper appreciation of the unifying symbolic orders that improve the interpretive probabilities of our lives and that function indicators of our deeply religious connections to one another and to the planet.In the final sections of the publication, the interplays of energy, different, and Spirit are learn into and opposed to a wide selection of daily interpretive contexts, from Rush Limbaugh and speak radio to narratives approximately angels and tales in regards to the transformative powers of religious practices in corporations. Goodall then asks the real query: the place are the topics of this mythological drama top us? within the lovely end, Goodall creates communicative, cultural, and religious demanding situations for us all.

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Download Otaku : Japan's database animals by Kono, Shion; Azuma, Hiroki; Abel, Jonathan E PDF

By Kono, Shion; Azuma, Hiroki; Abel, Jonathan E

In Japan, obsessive grownup lovers and creditors of manga and anime are referred to as otaku. whilst the underground otaku culture first emerged within the Seventies, contributors have been seemed down on inside of mainstream eastern society as unusual, delinquent loners. this present day otaku have had a huge effect on pop culture not just in Japan but additionally all through Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Hiroki Azuma’s Otaku bargains a severe, philosophical, and ancient inquiry into the features and effects of this customer culture. For Azuma, one in all Japan’s major public intellectuals, otaku tradition mirrors the ameliorations of postwar jap society and the character of human habit within the postmodern period. He lines otaku’s ascendancy to the distorted stipulations created in Japan by means of the country’s out of the ordinary postwar modernization, its lack of ability to come back to phrases with its defeat within the moment international warfare, and America’s next cultural invasion. extra widely, Azuma argues that the intake habit of otaku is consultant of the postmodern intake of tradition more often than not, which sacrifices the hunt for better value to nearly animalistic rapid gratification. during this context, tradition turns into easily a database of plots and characters and its shoppers mere “database animals.”

a necessary non-Western intervention in postmodern tradition and conception, Otaku is usually an beautiful and perceptive account of jap renowned culture.

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Download Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected (John D. and by Tara McPherson PDF

By Tara McPherson

Younger people's use of electronic media can result in quite a few suggestions and unforeseen results, from using videogame applied sciences to create movies to the impression of domestic electronic media on kinfolk existence. This quantity examines the middle matters that come up whilst electronic media use leads to accidental studying stories and unanticipated social encounters. The members study the complicated mixture of emergent practices and advancements on-line and in other places that empower younger clients to operate as drivers of technological switch, spotting that those new applied sciences are embedded in greater social systems--school, kin, acquaintances. The chapters think about such issues as (un)equal entry throughout monetary, racial, and ethnic traces; media panics and social anxieties; coverage and web protocols; media literacy; citizenship vs. intake; creativity and collaboration; electronic media and gender fairness; transferring notions of temporality; and defining the public/private divide. members: Steve Anderson, Anne Balsamo, Justine Cassell, Meg Cramer, Robert A. Heverly, Paula okay Hooper, Sonia Livingstone, Henry Lowood, Robert Samuels, Christian Sandvig, Ellen Seiter, Sarita Yardi.

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Download Freiheit: gefühlt – gedacht – gelebt: Liberale Beiträge zu by Philipp Rösler, Christian Lindner PDF

By Philipp Rösler, Christian Lindner

"Der FDP fehlen nicht kluge Konzepte in den verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Daran herrscht kein Mangel. Wir glauben aber nicht daran, dass eine Partei nur wegen sinnvoller Maßnahmevorschläge gewählt wird. Sie erhält vielmehr Zustimmung, wenn sie mit einer positiven politischen Erzählung verbunden wird, die das Lebensgefühl der Menschen trifft und ihnen Hoffnung auf eine bessere Zukunft macht. Eine solche Tonalität wollen wir für unsere Partei, um den politisch-konzeptionellen Führungsanspruch der FDP mit Empathie zu untermauern! Das ist kein Beleg für gegenwärtige Schwäche, sondern Ausdruck des festen Willens, sich neuen gesellschaftlichen Realitäten stellen und immer mehr Menschen für sich begeistern zu wollen."
Mit diesem Band ergreifen jüngere liberale Politiker erstmals gemeinsam das Wort, um das Wertefundament des politischen Liberalismus und damit verbunden ihre Ideen von liberaler Politik im 21. Jahrhundert vorzustellen: von der Wirtschafts- über die Bildungs-, Sozial- und Umweltpolitik bis hin zu den internationalen Beziehungen. Unterstützt werden sie von Autoren aus Wirtschaft, Kultur und Wissenschaft.

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Download Media Literacy: Keys to Interpreting Media Messages by Art Silverblatt PDF

By Art Silverblatt

This fourth variation of Keys to reading Media Messages offers a serious and qualitative method of media literacy research. Now up-to-date with conceptual adjustments, present examples, up-to-date references, and insurance of latest advancements in media— really in electronic, interactive forms—this publication addresses all kinds of details disseminated through mass communication.

Organized into 3 sections, the ebook first provides a theoretical framework for the severe research of media textual content that covers the definition of media literacy in addition to basic ideas and ideas. half II specializes in the appliance of this methodological framework to the research of advertisements, journalism, American political communications, and interactive media. half III considers particular mass media matters, comparable to violence within the media, media and youngsters, and international communications, and discusses results of getting a media-literate population.

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