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Surfing The Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory Of Agency, Resistance, And Orders Of Dissent In Contemporary Social Movements, Athina Karatzogianni, Michael Schandorf 2016 University of Hull

Surfing The Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory Of Agency, Resistance, And Orders Of Dissent In Contemporary Social Movements, Athina Karatzogianni, Michael Schandorf

Athina Karatzogianni

The theorisation and understanding of contemporary social movements, socio-technological phenomena, and the intersection of the two are limited by an incommensurability between the conceptualisations of individual agency and the disciplining powers of social structures. We introduce a theory of sociotechnological agency that bridges the individual and the social through a reconceptualization of the conventional notion of intentionality. Drawing from recent theories of affect and embodiment, posthuman-influenced materialisms and realisms, postmodern critical theory, and critiques of network theory, we introduce a model for understanding sociopolitical action and dissent that accounts for individual human agency as a nexus of overlapping and often ...


Access To Communication In United States Prisons: Reducing Recidivism Through Expanded Communication Programs With Inmates, Lilie Gross 2016 University of Puget Sound

Access To Communication In United States Prisons: Reducing Recidivism Through Expanded Communication Programs With Inmates, Lilie Gross

Politics & Government Undergraduate Theses

The need for better communication systems in prisons is dire and will reduce recidivism rates in the United States. Not only is communication via phone lines extremely expensive and corrupt, it is almost impossible. Inmates in United States Prisons need this availability and option to communicate with their families and maintain outside relationships. While maintaining healthy and positive relationships is good for inmate's mental health, it also decreases the risk of recidivism. This paper aims to highlight the benefits of phone communication and relationships between inmates and family on the outside for it will decrease the 50% recidivism rate ...


Preliminary Investigation Of Walking Motion Using A Combination Of Image And Signal Processing, Bradley Schneider, Tanvi Banerjee 2016 Wright State University - Main Campus

Preliminary Investigation Of Walking Motion Using A Combination Of Image And Signal Processing, Bradley Schneider, Tanvi Banerjee

Kno.e.sis Publications

We present the results of analyzing gait motion in first-person video taken from a commercially available wearable camera embedded in a pair of glasses. The video is analyzed with three different computer vision methods to extract motion vectors from different gait sequences from four individuals for comparison against a manually annotated ground truth dataset. Using a combination of signal processing and computer vision techniques, gait features are extracted to identify the walking pace of the individual wearing the camera as well as validated using the ground truth dataset. Our preliminary results indicate that the extraction of activity from the video ...


Desidero Ergo Sum (I Desire Therefore I Am): Towards A Psychoanalytic Reading Of The Advertising Of Perfume, Eugene O'Brien 2016 Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Desidero Ergo Sum (I Desire Therefore I Am): Towards A Psychoanalytic Reading Of The Advertising Of Perfume, Eugene O'Brien

Irish Communication Review

No abstract provided.


Advertising Gastronomic Identity In An Epicurean World: The Case For Irish Single Pot Whiskey, Brian Murphy 2016 Institute of Technology Tallaght

Advertising Gastronomic Identity In An Epicurean World: The Case For Irish Single Pot Whiskey, Brian Murphy

Irish Communication Review

No abstract provided.


Three Ireland, Two Sports, One Country: Contemporary Sports Sponsorship And The Commercialisation Of National Identity, Colm Kearns 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Three Ireland, Two Sports, One Country: Contemporary Sports Sponsorship And The Commercialisation Of National Identity, Colm Kearns

Irish Communication Review

No abstract provided.


It's Just One Of Those Gender Role Things: The Woman Does The Shopping, And The Man Fixes The Doors: Irish Advertising Students And Postfeminist Gendered Discourses, Aileen O'Driscoll 2016 Dublin City University

It's Just One Of Those Gender Role Things: The Woman Does The Shopping, And The Man Fixes The Doors: Irish Advertising Students And Postfeminist Gendered Discourses, Aileen O'Driscoll

Irish Communication Review

In 2010 the European Commission published a report outlining its official position on ‘Breaking gender stereotypes in Media’ thereby explicitly recognising that advertising’s dissemination of images that depict gender stereotyping works to uphold gender inequalities. In addition, the European Coalition against Media Sexism (WECAMS) has engaged with the European Parliament and the European Advertising Standards Alliance in a bid to open up discussion on the possibility for standardising guidelines aimed at tackling and preventing sexism and gender stereotyping in advertising. Furthermore, over a more than forty-year history feminist media research has consistently pointed to problematic gendered imagery in advertising ...


Language Change And Ideology In Irish Radio Advertising, Joan O'Sullivan 2016 Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Language Change And Ideology In Irish Radio Advertising, Joan O'Sullivan

Irish Communication Review

This paper examines language ideological change in the Irish context through a longitudinal analysis of accent choice in a corpus of radio ads from 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007. The analysis is based on Sussex’s (1989) ad components of Action and Comment. The Action component is generally comprised of contextual dialogic interaction and associated with discourses of ‘everyday informal interaction’ while the Comment component, often associated with the slogan of the ad, tends to be monologic and decontextualised and is associated with discourses of ‘power and authority’ (Lee, 1992). The use of standard British English accent features, particularly in ...


In Search Of Identity: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Guinness's Advertising And Ireland's Social And Economic Evolution Between 1959 And 1969, Patricia Medcalf 2016 Institute of Technology, Tallaght

In Search Of Identity: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Guinness's Advertising And Ireland's Social And Economic Evolution Between 1959 And 1969, Patricia Medcalf

Irish Communication Review

This paper analyses the first decade of ads published and broadcast by Guinness in Ireland. The period is 1959 to 1969, a time that marked the start of significant change in Irish society. It is argued here that the messages in the adverts chronicle many of these changes. Seismic shifts in government economic policy coincided with the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Guinness brewery. The ensuing lift in the economy’s fortunes is mirrored in many ads, as are some of the demographic changes, such as rising marriage rates and falling birth rates, and an expanding middle ...


O Say Can You See? Irish Advertising Agents Look To America, 1895-1936, Colum Kenny 2016 Dublin City University

O Say Can You See? Irish Advertising Agents Look To America, 1895-1936, Colum Kenny

Irish Communication Review

No abstract provided.


Editorial Introduction: Advertising Past And Present: Research In The Irish Context, Neil O'Boyle, Eamon Maher 2016 Dublin City University

Editorial Introduction: Advertising Past And Present: Research In The Irish Context, Neil O'Boyle, Eamon Maher

Irish Communication Review

No abstract provided.


Insafe Helplines: Operations, Effectiveness And Emerging Issues For Internet Safety Helplines, Thuy Dinh, Lorleen Farrugia, Brian O'Neill, Sofie Vandoninck, Anca Velicu 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Insafe Helplines: Operations, Effectiveness And Emerging Issues For Internet Safety Helplines, Thuy Dinh, Lorleen Farrugia, Brian O'Neill, Sofie Vandoninck, Anca Velicu

Brian O'Neill

This report presents findings of research undertaken by EU Kids Online on behalf of European Schoolnet (EUN) on the operations, effectiveness and impact of Insafe helplines. Helplines form an integral part of the Safer Internet Centre (SIC) in each country within the Insafe network of 31 national awareness centres. Helplines provide a confidential counselling and support service and offer information, support, guidance and referral for young people as well as adults with responsibility for children.

The purpose of the study was to undertake research that would assist Insafe helplines to develop their effectiveness and demonstrate their impact. This study looked ...


Net Children Go Mobile:Full Findings From Ireland, Brian O'Neill, Thuy Dinh 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Net Children Go Mobile:Full Findings From Ireland, Brian O'Neill, Thuy Dinh

Brian O'Neill

Net Children Go Mobile is a two-year research project funded under the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme. Seven countries participated in the project: Denmark, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal and Belgium.

Findings from the survey are compared with EU Kids Online which because of the similar methodology adopted allows trends to be identified.

The project uses quantitative and qualitative methodologies to investigate access and use, risks and opportunities of mobile internet use. This report presents the full findings of the survey with extracts from qualitative data about young people’s use of mobile internet technologies in Ireland.

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Mobile Technologies And The Incidence Of Cyberbullying In Seven European Countries: Findings From Net Children Go Mobile, Brian O'Neill, Thuy Dinh 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Mobile Technologies And The Incidence Of Cyberbullying In Seven European Countries: Findings From Net Children Go Mobile, Brian O'Neill, Thuy Dinh

Brian O'Neill

The harmful effects of bullying and harassment on children have long been of concern to parents, educators, and policy makers. The online world presents a new environment in which vulnerable children can be victimized and a space where perpetrators find new ways to perform acts of harassment. While online bullying is often considered to be an extension of persistent offline behavior, according to EU Kids Online (2011), the most common form of bullying is in person, face-to-face. With the rise in use of mobile Internet technologies, this balance is changing. Increased levels of use and more time spent online accessed ...


Choosing To Choose: The Impact Of Technology On Choice, Aaron J. Alford 2016 Cedarville University

Choosing To Choose: The Impact Of Technology On Choice, Aaron J. Alford

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

The development of modern technology has increasingly focused on efficiency over expression. Interfaces limit and scale down human choice and expression. Entertainment and communication now use interfaced technology for even basic human expression, artificially limiting the number of potential choices to the options presented by the interface. The logic of technology has become a totalizing phenomenon, bringing all areas of human life under it purview. According to Heidegger, Ellul, and Flusser, the result of this development is a different way of being-in-the-world for humans. The traditional man has been the constant in production and communication, which the medium and technology ...


Feminist Theory And Technical Communication, Olivia Duffus 2016 Cedarville University

Feminist Theory And Technical Communication, Olivia Duffus

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

This essay explores feminism, socially-constructed norms, and the relationship between feminism and technical communication. It argues that undergraduate technical communication programs should include courses that study feminist history and theories as related to the field, claiming that studying feminist theory will improve user-centered design and broaden students' spheres of influence as professionals.


Get @ Us! Using Social Media To Market Libraries, Assist Patrons And Revitalize Outreach Efforts, Katy Kelly, Gwen Glazer 2016 University of Dayton

Get @ Us! Using Social Media To Market Libraries, Assist Patrons And Revitalize Outreach Efforts, Katy Kelly, Gwen Glazer

Katy Kelly

The rise of social media created a whole new world for libraries in terms of public relations, marketing, and outreach-and it has created a new world for library staff members as well. Social media, outreach, and marketing are integral parts of our day-to-day work at university libraries.

Our duties include managing our libraries' social media channel, through platforms that can reach thousands of people in an instant. These platforms provide jumping-off points for opportunities and challenges: keeping up with social media's charge to be instantaneous, fresh, and innovative while maintaining libraries' core values of helping users and facilitating knowledge ...


In Vietnam, Digital Is Democratizing, Pham-Muoi Nguyen, Quan-Hoang Vuong 2016 Toan Viet

In Vietnam, Digital Is Democratizing, Pham-Muoi Nguyen, Quan-Hoang Vuong

Quan-Hoang Vuong

When Vietnam laid the first infrastructure foundation for the Internet in 1997, the state had not foreseen the impacts of the free flow social networks, which are strong enough to overshadow the role of censorship authorities. Given that technological innovations will further speed up the rate of information access and disrupt the modus operandi of Vietnamese media system, individual users will gain ever more power to challenge large media institutions. The writing isn’t just on the wall for state-controlled media; it’s on every screen.

In Vietnam, Digital is Democratizing - CIMA NED (Nov 14, 2016).pdf


Technical Risk In The Mass Media: Introduction, Allan Mazur 2016 University of New Hampshire

Technical Risk In The Mass Media: Introduction, Allan Mazur

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Special editor, Professor Mazur introduces and explains the origins of the symposium.


The Media, Risk Assessment And Numbers: They Don't Add Up, Sharon M. Friedman 2016 University of New Hampshire

The Media, Risk Assessment And Numbers: They Don't Add Up, Sharon M. Friedman

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Professor Friedman argues that, for risks to be reported accurately, journalism educators must help their students understand science, numbers and statistics.


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