• Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Relations Research

European and International Perspectives and Innovations
Author: Ansgar Zerfaß,A. A. van Ruler,Krishnamurthy Sriramesh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783531909189
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 449
View: 9965
This volume is a major contribution to the trans-national debate on public relations research and communication management. It presents dominant concepts and findings from the scientific community in Germany in English language. At the same time, the compilation contains a selection of the most influential and relevant approaches from European and international researchers. Editors and contributors are renowned academics from all over the world. This books honours Guenter Bentele, one of the international spearheads of public relations research, and gives academics, students and communication managers a focussed insight into the field.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Diffusion of the News Paradigm, 1850-2000


Author: Svennik Høyer,Horst Pöttker
Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for
ISBN: 9789189471306
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 311
View: 1331

    • Social Science

Communicative Figurations

Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization
Author: Andreas Hepp,Andreas Breiter,Uwe Hasebrink
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319655841
Category: Social Science
Page: 444
View: 7503
This open access volume assesses the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spread of various technical communication media such as mobile phones and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.

    • History

The Dissemination of News and the Emergence of Contemporaneity in Early Modern Europe


Author: Brendan Maurice Dooley
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754664666
Category: History
Page: 305
View: 9766
Modern communications allow the instant dissemination of information and images, creating a sensation of virtual presence - or 'contemporaneity' - at events that occur far away. But how were time and space conceived before modernity? When did this begin to change in Europe? To help answer such questions, this volume looks at the exchange of information and the development of communications networks at the dawn of journalism, when widespread public and private networks first emerged for the transmission of political news. The collection offers the first panoramic view of the way stories were born, grew and matured during their transmission from source to source, from country to country. The results published here suggest that a continent-wide network, including manuscript and print, for the transmission of stories from place to place, existed and was effective.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Appropriating Live Televised Football Through Talk


Author: Cornelia Gerhardt
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004278998
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 286
View: 390
Appropriating live televised football through talk illustrates linguistic and embodied resources, e.g. cohesive devices, sequentiality and gestures, used by empirical audiences in the reception situation for a variety of functions such as the construction of an identity as football fan.

    • History

Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination


Author: Stefan Ihrig
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674368371
Category: History
Page: 311
View: 7462
Early in his career, Hitler took inspiration from Mussolini—this fact is widely known. But an equally important role model for Hitler has been neglected: Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, who inspired Hitler to remake Germany along nationalist, secular, totalitarian, and ethnically exclusive lines. Stefan Ihrig tells this compelling story.

    • Technology & Engineering

Soldier Repatriation

Popular and Political Responses
Author: Kaare Dahl Martinsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317052803
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 9563
Soldier repatriation from Afghanistan has impacted debate about the war. This study highlights this impact with particular focus on Britain, Denmark and Germany. All three countries deployed soldiers soon after the 9/11 attacks, yet their role in Afghanistan and the casualty rates suffered, have been vastly different. This book looks at how their casualties influenced the framing of the war by analysing the political discourse about the casualties, how the media covered the repatriation and the burials, and how the dead were officially recognised and commemorated. Explaining how bodies count is not done exclusively by focusing on the political leadership and the media in the three countries, the response from the men and women in Afghanistan to the official framing of the war is given particular weight. Martinsen contributes to our understanding of European strategic culture by showing how countries respond to the same security challenges.

    • Business & Economics

The Stupidity Paradox

The Power and Pitfalls of Functional Stupidity at Work
Author: Mats Alvesson,André Spicer
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782832025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
View: 8050
Functional stupidity can be catastrophic. It can cause organisational collapse, financial meltdown and technical disaster. And there are countless, more everyday examples of organisations accepting the dubious, the absurd and the downright idiotic, from unsustainable management fads to the cult of leadership or an over-reliance on brand and image. And yet a dose of stupidity can be useful and produce good, short-term results: it can nurture harmony, encourage people to get on with the job and drive success. This is the stupidity paradox. The Stupidity Paradox tackles head-on the pros and cons of functional stupidity. You'll discover what makes a workplace mindless, why being stupid might be a good thing in the short term but a disaster in the longer term, and how to make your workplace a little less stupid by challenging thoughtless conformity. It shows how harmony and action in the workplace can be balanced with a culture of questioning and challenge. The book is a wake-up call for smart organisations and smarter people. It encourages us to use our intelligence fully for the sake of personal satisfaction, organisational success and the flourishing of society as a whole.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Relations and Communication Management

Current Trends and Emerging Topics
Author: Krishnamurthy Sriramesh,Ansgar Zerfass,Jeong-Nam Kim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136159258
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 430
View: 4090
Public Relations and Communication Management serves as a festschrift honoring the work of public relations scholars James E. Gruning and Larissa A. Grunig. Between them, the Grunigs have published 12 books and more than 330 articles, book chapters, and various academic and professional publications, and have supervised 34 doctoral dissertations and 105 master’s theses. This volume recognizes the Grunig‘s contributions to public relations scholarship over the past four decades. To honor the Grunig’s scholarship, this volume continues to expand their body of work with essays from renowned colleagues, former students, and research associates. The chapters discuss current trends in the field as well as emerging issues that drive the field forward. Sample topics include theories and future aspects of the behavioral, strategic management approach to managing public relations, and its linkages and implications to related subfields and key field issues. Contributions stimulate academic discussion and demonstrate the relevance of applied theories for the practice of public relations and communication management with up-to-date concepts, theories, and thoughts.

    • Computers

Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia

Second International Conference, IITM 2013, Allahabad, India, March 9-11, 2013. Proceedings
Author: Anupam Agrawal,R.C. Tripathi,Ellen Yi-Luen Do,M. D. Tiwari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642374638
Category: Computers
Page: 349
View: 5047
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia, IITM 2013, held in Allahabad, India, in March 2013. The 15 revised full papers and the 12 revised short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 90 submissions. The papers present the latest research and development in the areas of intelligent interactive technologies, human-computer interaction and multimedia.

    • History

Sex, Freedom, and Power in Imperial Germany, 1880–1914


Author: Edward Ross Dickinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110704071X
Category: History
Page: 350
View: 8392
This is a study of debate over sexuality and sexual morality that roiled politics in Germany between 1880 and 1914. All parties involved understood it to be a debate over the most fundamental question of modern political life: how to secure both national power and individual freedom in the context of rapid social and cultural change.

    • Technology & Engineering

Engineering: A Very Short Introduction


Author: David Blockley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199578699
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 135
View: 2755
Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. This book explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, science and technology.

    • Medical

Protocols for Neural Cell Culture


Author: Laurie C. Doering
Publisher: Humana Press
ISBN: 9781607612919
Category: Medical
Page: 400
View: 4910
Since the conception of this acclaimed series of volumes examining neural tissue culture, the expansion of neuroscience has continued to produce vital discoveries that utilize tissue culture methodologies. The expert contributors to the fourth edition of Protocols for Neural Cell Culture refine existing protocols and present the emerging new techniques and culture media formulations linked with the many advances in neuroscience. While highlighting updated experimental procedures for many of the classical neural tissue culture preps, the volume addresses topics such as regenerative medicine and the methods to grow and expand embryonic and adult neural stem cells. Essential techniques for the isolation, expansion, and cryopreservation of neural tissue from mouse, rat, and human sources are covered, as well as methods to assess aspects of cell function (calcium imaging) and cell death. With its detailed, step-by-step laboratory protocols, this volume provides the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Protocols for Neural Cell Culture, Fourth Edition continues the previous editions’ tradition of exceptional quality and thorough coverage in tissue culture protocols for today’s neuroscience in order to inspire researchers in the field to further explore this imperative area of study.

    • Science

Astrophysics at Very High Energies

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 40. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
Author: Felix Aharonian,Lars Bergström,Charles Dermer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364236134X
Category: Science
Page: 361
View: 4800
With the success of Cherenkov Astronomy and more recently with the launch of NASA’s Fermi mission, very-high-energy astrophysics has undergone a revolution in the last years. This book provides three comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of the recent advances in gamma-ray astrophysics and of multi-messenger astronomy. Felix Aharonian and Charles Dermer address our current knowledge on the sources of GeV and TeV photons, gleaned from the precise measurements made by the new instrumentation. Lars Bergström presents the challenges and prospects of astro-particle physics with a particular emphasis on the detection of dark matter candidates. The topics covered by the 40th Saas-Fee Course present the capabilities of current instrumentation and the physics at play in sources of very-high-energy radiation to students and researchers alike. This book will encourage and prepare readers for using space and ground-based gamma-ray observatories, as well as neutrino and other multi-messenger detectors.

    • Philosophy

Freedom and Its Betrayal

Six Enemies of Human Liberty
Author: Isaiah Berlin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851432
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
View: 8262
These celebrated lectures constitute one of Isaiah Berlin's most concise, accessible, and convincing presentations of his views on human freedom—views that later found expression in such famous works as "Two Concepts of Liberty" and were at the heart of his lifelong work on the Enlightenment and its critics. When they were broadcast on BBC radio in 1952, the lectures created a sensation and confirmed Berlin’s reputation as an intellectual who could speak to the public in an appealing and compelling way. A recording of only one of the lectures has survived, but Henry Hardy has recreated them all here from BBC transcripts and Berlin’s annotated drafts. Hardy has also added, as an appendix to this new edition, a revealing text of "Two Concepts" based on Berlin’s earliest surviving drafts, which throws light on some of the issues raised by the essay. And, in a new foreword, historian Enrique Krauze traces the origin of Berlin’s idea of negative freedom to his rejection of the notion that the creation of the State of Israel left Jews with only two choices: to emigrate to Israel or to renounce Jewish identity.

    • Journalistic ethics

Debates in Peace Journalism


Author: Jake Lynch
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1920899138
Category: Journalistic ethics
Page: 255
View: 1525
In Debates in Peace Journalism, Jake Lynch traces the major controversies in this emerging field - philosophical, pedagogical and professional - and links his own contributions to them with important new material. The book is intended for those wishing to immerse themselves in the main conceptual currents of peace journalism, and to navigate their own path around some of its rocks and shoals.

    • Social Science

Transcultural Communication


Author: Andreas Hepp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118885929
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 3807
In Transcultural Communication, Andreas Hepp provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the exciting possibilities and inevitable challenges presented by the proliferation of transcultural communication in our mediatized world. Includes examples of mediatization and transcultural communication from a variety of cultural contexts Covers an array of different types of media, including mass media and digital media Incorporates discussion of transcultural communication in media regulation, media production, media products and platforms, and media appropriation

    • Political Science

Hearing the Other Side

Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy
Author: Diana C. Mutz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521847508
Category: Political Science
Page: 171
View: 838
This study examines how people interact with those whose political views differ from their own in the context of the contemporary United States. It links political theory and empirical research and suggests that it is doubtful that an extremely activist political culture can also be a heavily deliberative one.

    • Business & Economics

Excellent Public Relations and Effective Organizations

A Study of Communication Management in Three Countries
Author: James E. Grunig,David M. Dozier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135692874
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
View: 2405
This book is the final product of the "excellence project"--a comprehensive research effort commissioned by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Research Foundation. Going well beyond any of the previously published reports on the Excellence study, this book contains many new statistical analyses of the survey data and more details from the case studies. Discussing theory and data related to several ongoing discussions in the communication profession, this book answers the following questions: *How can we show the value of public relations? *What is the value of relationships? *How do relationships affect reputation? *What does it mean to practice communication strategically? *How can we measure and evaluate the effects of public relations programs? *Should communication programs be integrated? *How does the new female majority in the profession affect communication Excellence? This book, as well as the research it reports, is the product of symmetrical communication and collaboration. As such, it is intended for scholars, applied researchers, students, and informed professionals who understand the value of research in developing a profession, such as public relations. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods will make it easier to understand the book; however, the results are interpreted in a way that makes the analyses understandable even to those with little or no knowledge of statistics and research methods.