Social Theory Re Wired

Author by : Wesley Longhofer
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the ability to tailor the course via an extensive interactive website. Readings from important classical and contemporary theorists are placed in conversation with one another through core themes—the puzzle of social order, the dark side of modernity, identity, etc. The website includes videos, interactive commentaries, summaries of key concepts, exams and quizzes, annotated selections from key readings, classroom activities, and more. See the website at www.routledgesoc.com/theory New to the second edition: Expanded web content. Teacher/student feedback employed to clarify difficult concepts. Reframed contemporary section now offers readings by Robert Merton, Bruno Latour, David Harvey, Zygmut Bauman, and Anthony Giddens.


Social Theory Re Wired

Author by : Wesley Longhofer
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the flexibility of an interactive website. The reader includes original texts from classical and contemporary theorists as well as short synopses of key ideas and brief biographies of each theorist. The website will contain a wide variety of innovative material that the instructor can use to tailor his or her social theory course, including videos and animations; discussion forums with webcam capabilities; commentaries and summaries of key concepts, including extended historical content; exams and quizzes; annotated selections from key readings; classroom activities and links to supplemental texts. The combination of a print reader and a modular online component will appeal to instructors looking to move parts of their course online or instructors already teaching in an online setting.


The Attributes Of The Cultural Entrepreneur

Author by : Nick Birch
Language : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: 1.6, Central Queensland University, course: Cultural Entrepreneurship, language: English, abstract: For generations, Zen philosophy has taught the importance of finding tranquillity inside yourself instead of foolishly seeking it in the world around you. One of the most profound teachings from this philosophy, and probably one that is most relevant to the entrepreneur, is that of ignoring doctrine and listening to your gut instinct. (Butt, 2014a) Google (N/A) defines entrepreneur as ‘a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so’, from the French ‘entreprendre’, meaning to ‘undertake’ and ‘go between’. Branagan (2003) outlines several critical success factors: • being able to make connections and spot opportunity • taking a creative approach to problem solving • being able to cultivate networks of appropriate contacts • being able to persuade, inspire and motivate others through enhanced vision • the ability to take calculated risks and having the nerve to work outside convention • the ability to overcome rejection and failure • keeping pace with technology and innovation • an understanding of business strategies and tactics It is the spirit of undertaking something novel and innovative; in some sense either pushing forward with avant-garde activities, or combining elements from previous concepts for new markets or audiences. There are many entrepreneurs within the arts world who do just this, acting as go-betweens for artists and clients, or audiences. Furthermore, the common preoccupation with originality, implementing ideas and making progress, held by many artists and arts consultants, is itself an entrepreneurial trait; translating vision into a creative act. From a contemporary and historical perspective, an entrepreneurial outlook has either inadvertently or intentionally ensured the successful progression of many very influential figures within both the commercial and non-commercial arts sectors. (Branagan, 2003)


Rewired

Author by : David Hudson
Language : en
Publisher by : Macmillan Technical Pub
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Description : "Surveying the shifting landscape, Hudson unravels the fringe ideas of a technotranscendental global consciousness and Extropian sci-fi dreams of uploading the human mind onto computer hard disks, probes the deeper issues of online identity, privacy and censorship, and explores new forms of publishing and artistic expression."--BOOK JACKET.


Disability And Social Theory

Author by : D. Goodley
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.


Interests And The Growth Of Knowledge Rle Social Theory

Author by : Barry Barnes
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Intriguingly different in approach from conventional works in the same area of inquiry, this study deals with the central problems and concerns of the sociology of knowledge as it has traditionally been conceived of. In other words, it is concerned with the relationship of knowledge, social interests and social structure, and with the various attempts which have been made to analyse the relationship. Barry Barnes takes the classic writings in the sociology of knowledge – by Marx, Lukács, Weber, Mannheim, Goldmann, Habermas and others – and uses them as resources in coming to grips with what he regards as the currently most interesting and significant questions in this area. This approach reflects one of the principal themes of the book itself. Knowledge, it is argued, is best treated as a resource available to those possessing it. This is the best perspective from which to understand its relationship to action and its historical significance; it is a perspective which avoids the problems of holding that knowledge is derivative, as well as those generated by the view that knowledge is a strong determinant of consciousness. the result is an unusual textbook, particularly valuable when read in conjunction with the original works it discusses.


Rewired

Author by : Paul N. Markham
Language : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Rewired begins with the claim that contemporary views of Christian spirituality, particularly in the American evangelical tradition, concentrate too exclusively on the interior and individual nature of spiritual experience. Paul Markham argues that a reexamination of the doctrine of religious conversion is needed within American evangelicalism and finds resources for such a model in the Wesleyan theological tradition and from philosophical and scientific insights into a nonreductive physicalist view of human nature. In considering data from theology and science, this book represents an integrated work in science and religion.


Social Media Marketing

Author by : Eric Anderson
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Preface Social media marking has been heralded as a sea change in the market- consumer relationship, but its rapid growth and rabid following among m- keters has also produced a sea of confusion. Lacking any durable framework for understanding how, why, and on what terms the consumer relationship has changed under social media, marketers pursue new venues for their newness alone – with decidedly mixed results. This book finds a theoretical framework for social media marketing in the science of game theory, with its focus on adversarial but mutually dependent relationships. Originally developed to guide nuclear brinksmanship policy during the Cold War, game theory provides the foundation for an evoluti- ary view of social media marketing. Through fascinating game theory c- cepts like the Prisoner’s Dilemma, the Stag Hunt, Self-Command, and Job Market Signaling, this study uncovers the cooperative trends that brought marketing to its present state and points the way toward marketing’s future course. I. Der Drehbuchautor und seine Rechte VII VII Vorwort Contents Chapter 1: Surviving the Customer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. 1 The Origins of Game Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1. 2 Game Theory, the New Media, and the NEW New Media . . . . . . . . . 7 1. 3 The Payoff Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Chapter 2: Zero-Sum Games in Traditional Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2. 1 Zero-Sum Games and the Problem of Transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2. 2 The Zero-Sum of Pricing Strategies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2. 3 The Wisdom of Randomization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2. 4 Randomization and A/B Testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2. 5 The Hazards of Entrenchment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Wired And Mobilizing

Author by : Victoria Carty
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book highlights how online networking offers potential for new forms of activist mobilizing, repertoires, participatory democracy, direct action, fundraising, and civic engagement. It calls for a re-conceptualization of some of the main tenets of contentious and electoral politics, which were originally constructed to describe and analyze face-to-face forms of mobilization, in order to more accurately analyze contemporary forms of protest, electoral processes, and civil society organizing.