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Communication And Culture (Com 320) City As Classroom Project Report, Katie Neary Dunleavy PhD 2010 La Salle University

Communication And Culture (Com 320) City As Classroom Project Report, Katie Neary Dunleavy Phd

City as Classroom Projects

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the theoretical tools necessary to understand the reciprocal link between communication and culture: how communication practices create, reflect, and maintain cultures, as well as how culture influences communication practices. Focus will be on intercultural, cross-cultural, and interethnic communication.

As part of a larger project, students selected a microculture within the city to explore. After attending, students wrote a reflection on the experience, and then wrote a larger summative paper on numerous cultural experiences and synthesized the content from the course with the experiences.


於今天的香港談階級政治 : 以許文彪短片為例, Chak Sang PANG 2010 Lingnan University

於今天的香港談階級政治 : 以許文彪短片為例, Chak Sang Pang

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

近幾個月來,香港的政治討論中,貧富的對立成為了主要的政治修辭,不少的討論都會提及香港的堅尼系數為全球最高,高鐵被指為一項「劫貧濟富」的工程,不少市民對地產商的各項銷售手法不滿等。於上世紀未,呂大樂及黃偉邦於其《階級分析與香港》,再一次提醒我們階級分析是分析香港政治不可或缺的工具,十多年後,香港階級政治的版圖是怎樣呢?本文將以近來網上大熱的許文彪短片為例,指出香港正在生產一種結連草根階層及(下流?)中產的階級論述。


即拍攝影 (Snap Shot) 小史到網絡世界, Zhenhuan WANG 2010 Peking University, Beijing, China

即拍攝影 (Snap Shot) 小史到網絡世界, Zhenhuan Wang

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

記得小時候,「爸爸想買一部單鏡反光相機 (Konica DX)」 是一件要開家庭會議的大事,那個年代,一般家庭都有一至兩部「傻瓜機」,能夠擁有一部相機並非易事。今天,試試數一數你身上的鏡頭:手機、電腦、電子遊戲機、電子手帳……,這代表影像跟我們的生活已完全無法分開,分不開拍攝生活或攝影本身已是生活,我們正處於一個有趣的影像年代。

對於不懂攝影的人而言,「傻瓜機」出現之前,要拍攝生活照實在是大費周章的事。今天,只要我們拿起自動照相機,不一定要懂得光圈快門的關係,不需要懂得調教焦距,亦無需穿起華麗衣飾及弄個型格髮型跑到影樓,只需按鈕,便能拍到清晰無誤的相片。「傻瓜機」使人很容易便能擁有私人的相片紀錄,成立意義上真正的私人攝影,構成繪形繪聲的個人歷史。這種深入生活,無需加以詳細思考及計算的隨手拍行為稱之為即拍攝影 (Snap Shot)。

班雅明於1931年完成了《攝影小史》,記錄了早期攝影約 70 年間的發展。筆者希望借這次機會,書寫往後至今的攝影發展點滴,把筆者過去6、7年間在不同媒體發表有關攝影小故事的文章梳理一次,處理有關即拍攝影(Snap Shot)的發展。

本文主要分三個部份,第一部份是一段於2007年才被發現的19世紀早期攝影故事,從中看普及影像的啟示;第二部份是即拍攝影的發展;最後是即拍攝影與數碼網絡的思考。


新聞自由, Mei Ling KWOK 2010 Lingnan University

新聞自由, Mei Ling Kwok

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

新聞自由一般泛指新聞工作者所享有的自由,包括採訪、報導及傳遞資訊等方面。其實新聞自由並非只限於新聞從業員所享有,因為它是全民所應有的基本人權,而不屬於特定行業的特權。

根據聯合國《世界人權宣言》提到,所有人都有自由表達意見的權利。這個權利包括尋找、接收及傳遞資訊和意見。此外,《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》亦有類似條文。美國憲法第一修正案亦清楚寫明美國不能通過任何法例妨礙新聞自由。歐洲聯盟亦根據《世界人權宣言》及《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》有關條文訂定保護新聞自由的條例。

香港亦一樣擁有及享受言論和新聞自由的權利,而且是受本港法律所保障,根據《基本法》第二十七條訂明,所有香港居民都享有言論自由、新聞自由及出版自由,《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》中有關保障意見、維護新聞、出版及資訊發表自由的條文,亦已包括在《香港人權法案》第十六條內。


背水一戰, Yanmei CHEN 2010 Lingnan University

背水一戰, Yanmei Chen

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

收到水務署的單張,上書「珍惜點滴,積聚未來」(Save Water For the Future, Every Drop Counts)。

水,這麼平凡的東西,也要珍惜?黃金珍貴,石油珍貴;清水,也算珍貴?何解? 乾淨的食水,已變成地球上珍貴的、罕有的資源了。清水,將會成為已發展國家向發展中國家開戰的導火線。美國為石油而向伊朗操戈,料想不久將來,美國也會向擁有清水的國家下戰書。為的,不過是一口清水。


The "Nothingness" Of The Still Imagined Land Of Wkcd, Terry SUN 2010 Lingnan University

The "Nothingness" Of The Still Imagined Land Of Wkcd, Terry Sun

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

“A Central Park for Hong Kong that is, like the one in New York.” as architect Colin Ward from Foster + Partners describes in a recent interview by Ming Pao of what his new vision and plan for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), located near to the precious waterfront of Victoria harbour. Instead of building the world’s single largest and the most expensive canopy that was once proposed, selected, and eventually rejected some nine years ago, the company has returned and shifted its plan to develop a large urban park on the 40-hectare land in which it might be ...


議會難言「理性」「激進」原是認真, Po Keung HUI 2010 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

議會難言「理性」「激進」原是認真, Po Keung Hui

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

大眾傳媒大多會宣揚「客觀中立、理性持平」的原則,但在商業利潤的主導下,卻往往像英國學者Kelvin Williams 所指,希望「每天都給『媒體』一件謀殺案」;或者白點說,為了吸引讀者,總傾向點「唯恐天下不亂」,於是經常把鏡頭對準衝撞、用筆鋒突顯紛爭。如果我們缺乏對當代傳媒這種並不太「客觀中立、理性持平」的傾向的理解,亳不批判地只以經過記者編輯偏好的視角篩選的議題作為「事實」,那不僅真正的理性思考難以發生,更可能會不經意地強化一些意思顛倒了的概念,令學生混淆,甚至是非不分。

例如在高鐵論爭中常常出現的「激進」和「理性」這兩個概念,在當代傳媒偏好的焦點下,往往會呈現出意思錯置的現象。要真正了解一件事情或一個概念,必須把它們放置在具體的歷史和社會脈絡之中,也就是要認識概念的源起和意義的轉變,分析事件發生的前文後理、其促成或轉化的社會體制和歷史條件,而非片面地根據一兩個鏡頭、一兩句說話,判斷行動或發言者是否「激進」和「理性」。


另類資源與視角 : 女性主義對鄉村建設運動的啟示, Jiaen PAN 2010 Lingnan University

另類資源與視角 : 女性主義對鄉村建設運動的啟示, Jiaen Pan

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

歐美女權運動與女性主義理論本來就是作為歐美現代性規劃建構內部的一次“內爆(implosion)”,一次反現代性的現代性話語延伸,一次針對著現代化規劃核心、現代性話語的延伸和實踐。它從一誕生就並不如此的“溫和”及工具性,而是十分有力地介入著社會,並不斷的通過自我翻轉、自我批判和自我分裂來一次次重新獲得新的批判資源。

所以,當下我們在“學院裏、外”所看到的女性主義不僅不無遺憾地失去了其在西方語境中的批判力度,也同時脫離忽視了中國的更大社會現實。以致其帶給我們的思考和啟示都大打折扣,而似乎只成為某種略顯時尚的包裝和點綴。

當面對劇烈變化和錯綜複雜的中國社會現實,女性主義如何可以作為一種資源和視角,它不止於去發現一種父權的存在或事實(如果只停留在這一層面,可能將會讓她們,特別是農村婦女更加有失落/痛苦/自卑等方面的感覺),而是讓其成為一種前提與起點,進而爭取社會運動空間的更大打開。

具體到女性主義在中國的脈絡、問題與困境,很多方面和筆者參與的鄉村建設實踐有相近之處。本文希望結合各種實踐例子,嘗試做一些比較和分析,以進一步引出一些積極的建設性行動。


探索「第四權」概念發展與新聞自由及傳媒理論兩者之間的關係, Siu Lun, Alan YUEN 2010 Lingnan University

探索「第四權」概念發展與新聞自由及傳媒理論兩者之間的關係, Siu Lun, Alan Yuen

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

與馬國明老師在九咪餐廳一席話,使我對經常被外界援引用來形容傳媒的「第四權」一詞有更深刻的反思,雖然「第四權」並未在學術界獲廣泛肯定及認同,但基於「約定俗成」(en:de facto)的原則,「第四權」在社會各階層的認知已幾乎與傳媒劃上等號,成為監察社會,同時組成現代化(或後現代)社會其中一個重要元素。


締造傳奇還是苟延殘喘, Mei Ling KWOK 2010 Lingnan University

締造傳奇還是苟延殘喘, Mei Ling Kwok

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

香港足球隊在今屆東亞運取得歷史性金牌,締造傳奇一刻,令全港市民振奮鼓舞,成為城中焦點熱話。事實上,本港足球隊於60年代早已盛極一時,為亞洲足球霸主,但隨歲月洗禮,並在欠缺港府支持下,足球運動盛極而衰。近年本港足球界獲得地區有心人士大力支持及推動,再次變得有生氣。不過有業界人士指出,本港足球界在長期缺乏政府支持下實寸步難移,即使部分地區球隊由丙組打上甲組,亦有機會因欠缺營運資金,而難逃降班厄運,敦促政府為足球界投放更多資源。

新界地產和富大埔足球隊秘書長陳平接受訪問時表示,香港曾為亞洲足球強國,就連中國、南韓及日本都是香港的手下敗將;可惜時移勢逆,本港足球水準日漸低落,因而得不到市民支持,2000年更陷入最低潮,入場觀看賽事人次錄得雙位數字新低。那邊廂,亞洲列強實力不斷提升,已遠遠拋離香港。


共同反省「80 後」至今的香港社會, Iam Chong IP 2010 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

共同反省「80 後」至今的香港社會, Iam Chong Ip

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

很多人喜歡把「80 後」視為一個新世代,說是社會流動出了問題,二三十歲年輕人無法上位,多少是借用呂大樂的「第四代人」說法;又有人說,是年輕人生於開始變得豐裕的香港,因此,他們追求物質以外的精神價值、社會理想,這大概跟從西方討論「後物質」文化與價值(例如,見Ronald Inglehart 的著作)。

不過,在香港,其實沒有人認真地調查過這個年齡層的政治傾向,然而, 「80後」已迅速成為一個恍似具有社會學意義的概念,有足夠的社會共性,引起人們尋求各種社會因素,解析這個世代的出現。但是,我總是對這種「類社會學」的想法有懷疑。我認識一些參與反高鐵的「80後」青年,但是,很難令我信服他們就是這個世代的代表,至少我在學校接觸的學生大部分不是這個模樣,否則,香港可能早就出現巴黎六八年學生起義了。

有趣的是, 「80 後」的厲害之處,正在於缺乏代表性,卻具有代表「世代」的能力。他們雖是特立獨行、與眾不同,以非常規的言行表達了對本土社會的情感,灌注成一個特別的世代面目示人。用一個較學術的說法, 「80 後」其實是一種運動認同(movement identity),是在社會運動中打造的身分認同,一種身分的論述。


Linked Open Social Signals, Pablo N. Mendes, Alexandre Passant, Pavan Kapanipathi, Amit P. Sheth 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Linked Open Social Signals, Pablo N. Mendes, Alexandre Passant, Pavan Kapanipathi, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

In this paper we discuss the collection, semantic annotation and analysis of real-time social signals from micro-blogging data. We focus on users interested in analyzing social signals collectively for sensemaking. Our proposal enables flexibility in selecting subsets for analysis, alleviating information overload. We define an architecture that is based on state-of-the-art Semantic Web technologies and a distributed publish subscribe protocol for real time communication. In addition, we discuss our method and application in a scenario related to the health care reform in the United States.


Mass Media, Diana Mutz, Seth Goldman 2010 Annenberg School for Communication

Mass Media, Diana Mutz, Seth Goldman

Departmental Papers (ASC)

The way outgroup members are portrayed in the media is widely believed to have consequences for levels of prejudice and stereotyping in the mass public. The visual nature of television and its heavy viewership make it a key source of information for impressions that ingroup members may have of other social groups. However, most research to date has focused on documenting the portrayals of various groups in television content, with only a few studies documenting the causal impact of television viewing. To further understanding of this hypothesis, we outline the contributions and limitations of past work, and point to the ...


Editorial Board, 2010 University of Dayton

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


(Re)Constructing Ell And International Student Identities In The Oral Communication Course, Richie Neil Hao 2010 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

(Re)Constructing Ell And International Student Identities In The Oral Communication Course, Richie Neil Hao

Basic Communication Course Annual

There have been numerous studies (e.g., Dick, 1990; Ferris, 1998; Jung & McCroskey, 2004; Yook, 1995; Yook & Seiler, 1990; Zimmerman, 1995) that discuss the obstacles that English Language Learners (ELL) and international students face in oral communication classrooms. Although these studies provide teaching strategies that can be employed to better serve ELL and international students, they also reinforce stereotypical student identities. By exploring and engaging in critical communication pedagogy (Fassett & Warren, 2007), I problematize some of the foundational studies that construct ELL and international student identities as “at-risk” in oral communication classrooms and offer possibilities by specifically advocating for hybrid oral communication classes where ...


Author Biographies, 2010 University of Dayton

Author Biographies

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Repetition And Possibilities: Foundational Communication Course, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Etc., Chris McRae 2010 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Repetition And Possibilities: Foundational Communication Course, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Etc., Chris Mcrae

Basic Communication Course Annual

This essay considers repetition as a site for change and possibility in the foundational communication course. Using performative writing, I consider repetition as simultaneously comfortable and dangerous. As repeated actions become commonplace they can easily go unnoticed, and unchallenged. However, repeated actions can also become recognizable as patterns that can be changed. Repetition is then, a useful and even necessary starting place for the recognition of possibilities and the enactment of change. As a graduate teaching assistant, I find repetition useful for my pedagogy, but I am wary of how power operates through repetition in discursive and material ways. I ...


Submission Guidelines, 2010 University of Dayton

Submission Guidelines

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Back Cover, 2010 University of Dayton

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Social Media Perceptions And Usage By Generation Y And Relevant Marketing Implications, Irene J. Dickey, William F. Lewis 2010 University of Dayton

Social Media Perceptions And Usage By Generation Y And Relevant Marketing Implications, Irene J. Dickey, William F. Lewis

Management and Marketing Faculty Publications

One of the most common ways in which Internet users connect and network with each other is through "social media." Social media is the content that is provided and maintained by the user on a website. It is clear that social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn are becoming increasingly pervasive in the lives of students, professionals and consumers. A literature review, as well as the results from our survey, reveals that not only have social networks evolved rapidly during the last few years, but so too have consumers’ behaviors. Subsequently, marketing strategies and tactics, and the potential for practitioners ...


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