Digital Dilemmas

Digital Dilemmas

The State, the Individual, and Digital Media in Cuba Cristina Venegas. NEW DIRECTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PATRICE PETRO, SERIES EDITOR New Directions in International Studies expands cross—disciplinary dialogue about the nature of ...

Author: Cristina Venegas

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813549108

Category: Social Science

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The contentious debate in Cuba over Internet use and digital media primarily focuses on three issuesùmaximizing the potential for economic and cultural development, establishing stronger ties to the outside world, and changing the hierarchy of control. A growing number of users decry censorship and insist on personal freedom in accessing the web, while the centrally managed system benefits the government in circumventing U.S. sanctions against the country and in controlling what limited capacity exists. Digital Dilemmas views Cuba from the Soviet Union's demise to the present, to assess how conflicts over media access play out in their both liberating and repressive potential. Drawing on extensive scholarship and interviews, Cristina Venegas questions myths of how Internet use necessarily fosters global democracy and reveals the impact of new technologies on the country's governance and culture. She includes film in the context of broader media history, as well as artistic practices such as digital art and networks of diasporic communities connected by the Web. This book is a model for understanding the geopolitic location of power relations in the age of digital information sharing.
Categories: Social Science

Discourse Media and Conflict

Discourse  Media  and Conflict

New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 137–157. Hall, Stuart. 1973. Encoding and Decoding in the ... International Journal of Cuban Studies 7(2): 236–264. Johnson, David. 2000. ... Digital Dilemmas (New Directions in International Studies).

Author: Innocent Chiluwa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316513408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This book applies approaches in linguistics to analyse the role of news media in conflict and peace processes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

New Directions in Social Education Research

New Directions in Social Education Research

The Influence of Technology and Globalization on the Lives of Students Brad M. Maguth ... proposes a new issues-based, digitally mediated framework entitled relational cosmopolitanism to prepare students for an increasingly global age.

Author: Brad M. Maguth

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623960032

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Through rapid developments in commerce, transportation and communication, people once separated by space, language and politics are now interwoven into a complex global system (Friedman, 2005). With the rise of new technology, local populations, businesses and states are better equipped to participate and act in a thriving international environment. Rising instability in the Middle East is immediately reported to oil and gas brokers in the U.S. Within seconds cable channels, iPods, social networking sites, and cell phones are relaying how protests in Egypt and Libya give hope to citizens around the world yearning for freedom. As events like 9/11 and the 2008 Financial Crisis have demonstrated, there is no retreating from the interconnectedness of the global system. As societies strive to empower citizens with the skills, understandings and dispositions needed to operate in an interconnected global age, teachers are being encouraged to help students use technologies to develop new knowledge and foster cross cultural understandings. As pressures mount for society to equip today’s youth with both the global and digital understandings necessary to confront the challenges of the 21st century, a more thorough analysis must be undertaken to examine the role of technology on student learning (Peters, 2009). This work will highlight the complex, contested, and contingent ways new technologies are being used by today’s youth in a digital and global age. This text will present audiences with in-demand research that investigates the ways in which student use of technology mediates and complicates their learning about the world, its people, and global issues.
Categories: Education

Beyond Globalization

Beyond Globalization

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Author: A. Aneesh

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813551944

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Does living in a globally networked society mean that we are moving toward a single, homogenous world culture? Or, are we headed for clashes between center and periphery, imperial and subaltern, Western and non-Western, First and Third World? The interdisciplinary essays in Beyond Globalization present us with another possibility—that new media will lead to new kinds of “worldmaking.” This provocative volume brings together the best new work of scholars within such diverse fields as history, sociology, anthropology, film, media studies, and art. Whether examining the inauguration of a virtual community on the website Second Life or investigating the appropriation of biotechnology for transgenic art, this collection highlights how mediated practices have become integral to global culture; how social practices have emerged out of computer-related industries; how contemporary apocalyptic narratives reflect the anxieties of a U.S. culture facing global challenges; and how design, play, and technology help us understand the histories and ideals behind the digital architectures that mediate our everyday actions.
Categories: Social Science

Sustaining Cities

Sustaining Cities

New Directions in International Studies Patrice Petro, Series Editor The New Directions in International Studies ... and the Question of Technology Cristina Venegas Digital Dilemmas: The State, the Individual, and Digital Media in Cuba ...

Author: Linda Krause

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813554174

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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What has happened to cities after the global economic recession? Sustaining Cities answers this question by explaining how failed governmental policies contributed to urban problems and offering best practices for solving them. From social scientists and urban planners to architects and literary and film critics, the authors of this unique collection suggest real responses to this crisis. Could the drastic declines in housing markets have been avoided? Yes, if we reframe our housing values. Do you want to attract corporate investment to your town? You might want to think twice about doing so. The extinction of the “Celtic Tiger” may be charted in statistics, but the response in popular Irish mystery novels is much more compelling. China, while not immune to market vicissitudes, still booms, but at a considerable cost to its urban identities. Whether constructing a sustainable social framework for Mexican mega-cities or a neighborhood in London, these nine essays consider some strikingly similar strategies. And perhaps, as the contributors suggest, it’s time to look beyond the usual boundaries of urban, suburban, and exurban to forge new links among these communities that will benefit all citizens. Accessible to anyone with an interest in how cities cope today, Sustaining Cities presents a cautionary tale with a hopeful ending.
Categories: Political Science

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

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Author: Lisa Parks

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813553337

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Down to Earth presents the first comprehensive overview of the geopolitical maneuvers, financial investments, technological innovations, and ideological struggles that take place behind the scenes of the satellite industry. Satellite projects that have not received extensive coverage—microsatellites in China, WorldSpace in South Africa, SiriusXM, the failures of USA 193 and Cosmos 954, and Iridium—are explored. This collection takes readers on a voyage through a truly global industry, from the sites where satellites are launched to the corporate clean rooms where they are designed, and along the orbits and paths that satellites traverse. Combining a practical introduction to the mechanics of the satellite industry, a history of how its practices and technologies have evolved, and a sophisticated theoretical analysis of satellite cultures, Down to Earth opens up a new space for global media studies.
Categories: Social Science

Hollywood Exiles in Europe

Hollywood Exiles in Europe

NEW DIRECTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Patrice Petro, Series Editor The New Directions in International Studies series focuses on ... Niki Akhavan Electronic Iran: The Cultural Politics of an Online Evolution A. Aneesh, Lane Hall, ...

Author: Rebecca Prime

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813562636

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Rebecca Prime documents the untold story of the American directors, screenwriters, and actors who exiled themselves to Europe as a result of the Hollywood blacklist. During the 1950s and 1960s, these Hollywood émigrés directed, wrote, or starred in almost one hundred European productions, their contributions ranging from crime film masterpieces like Du rififi chez les hommes (1955, Jules Dassin, director) to international blockbusters like The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson, screenwriters) and acclaimed art films like The Servant (1963, Joseph Losey, director). At once a lively portrait of a lesser-known American “lost generation” and an examination of an important transitional moment in European cinema, the book offers a compelling argument for the significance of the blacklisted émigrés to our understanding of postwar American and European cinema and Cold War relations. Prime provides detailed accounts of the production and reception of their European films that clarify the ambivalence with which Hollywood was regarded within postwar European culture. Drawing upon extensive archival research, including previously classified material, Hollywood Exiles in Europe suggests the need to rethink our understanding of the Hollywood blacklist as a purely domestic phenomenon. By shedding new light on European cinema’s changing relationship with Hollywood, the book illuminates the postwar shift from national to transnational cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Narrative Landmines

Narrative Landmines

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Author: Daniel Leonard Bernardi

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813553221

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Islamic extremism is the dominant security concern of many contemporary governments, spanning the industrialized West to the developing world. Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds. Beyond face-to-face communication, the authors also address the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. As narrative forms, rumors are suitable to a wide range of political expression, from citizens, insurgents, and governments alike, and in places as distinct as Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia—the case studies presented for analysis. The authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs,” low-cost, low-tech weapons that can successfully counter such elaborate and expansive government initiatives as outreach campaigns or strategic communication efforts. While not exactly the same as the advanced technological systems or Improvised Explosive Devices to which they are metaphorically related, narrative IEDs nevertheless operate as weapons that can aid the extremist cause.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning

Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning

THE DIGITAL RESEARCH , GLOBAL CHALLENGES , AND NEW DISCOVERIES The key areas of digitalisation and global challenges are new and unique and requires new knowledge that is gained from a deep understanding of complex issues ( technical ...

Author: Sandhu, Kamaljeet

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799851776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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In a world dependent on digital technologies, business corporations continually try to stay ahead of their competitors by adopting the most updated technology into their business processes. Many companies are adopting digital transformation models, data analytics, big data, data empowerment, and data sharing as key strategies and as service disruptors for information delivery and record management. Higher education institutions have adopted digital service innovation as a core to driving their business processes. Such services are key to ensuring efficiency and improving organizational performance. Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning is a collection of innovative research on the latest digital services and their role in supporting the digital transformation of businesses and education. While highlighting topics including brand equality, digital banking, and generational workforce, this book is ideally designed for managers, executives, IT consultants, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

New Directions in Manufacturing

New Directions in Manufacturing

Report of a Workshop National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, ... They are just posed in a new context.26 And the new context poses entirely new issues.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030916592X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

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The processes and techniques of manufacturing have changed substantially over the decades and that evolution continues today. In order to examine the potential impacts of these changes, the Department of Commerce asked the NRC to design a workshop to focus on issues central to the changing nature of manufacturing. The workshop brought together a number of experts to present papers about and to discuss the current state of manufacturing in the United States and the challenges it faces. This report presents the results of that workshop. Key challenges that emerged from the workshop and that are discussed include understanding manufacturing trends; manufacturing globalization; information technology opportunities; maintaining innovation; strengthening small and medium-sized enterprises; workforce education; and rising infrastructure costs.
Categories: Technology & Engineering