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Communication in social networks of territorial animals: networking at different levels in birds and other systems

Giuliano Matessi, Ricardo J. Matos, and Torben Dabelsteen

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Communication allows individuals to share information and plays a central role in determining animal social behaviour. Animals live in social networks of multiple individuals connected by links ... More


Status signaling and communication networks in chickadees: Complex communication with a simple song

Daniel J. Mennill and Ken A. Otter

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Black-capped chickadees produce a large variety of calls, including the versatile gargle call and the namesake chick-a-dee call. In contrast to these complex calls, the song of black-capped ... More


MODERN ARCHITECTURE OF RANDOM GRAPHS

S. N. Dorogovtsev and J. F. F. Mendes

in Evolution of Networks: From Biological Nets to the Internet and WWW

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515906
eISBN:
9780191705670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515906.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This introductory chapter outlines the set of issues and problems that are considered in the text. Namely, what is common to all networks? What are the general principles of the organization and ... More


Materiality and Media in Communication and Technology Studies: An Unfinished Project

Leah A. Lievrouw

in Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

A newly materialist approach to the study of media technologies is emerging in several fields, including cultural studies, digital humanities, and science and technology studies (STS). Yet most ... More


Introduction

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Departing from the debates about the nature of communitas vis‐à‐vis Hindu pilgrimage, the study begins by pointing out some of the conceptual shortfalls that have plagued the study of pilgrimage. ... More


Media Publics Between Fragmentation and Integration

Corey Ross

in Media and the Making of Modern Germany: Mass Communications, Society, and Politics from the Empire to the Third Reich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278213
eISBN:
9780191707933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278213.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that the potential of the mass media to open a more universal public sphere was by no means linear or straightforward, but was accompanied by a simultaneous process of ... More


The Challenge of New Modes of Communication

Ulrich L. Lehner

in Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199595129
eISBN:
9780191729096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595129.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Every monastery was in itself a place of networking, and a considerable number of monasteries engaged in various modes of communication. These forms entailed not only the correspondence between ... More


The Essence of VR

Michael Heim

in The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter seeks to define virtual reality. It looks into seven elements that constitute the term. Simulation refers to the modern computer graphics and sound effects that can create such a high ... More


Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier

James Schwoch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041778
eISBN:
9780252050459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041778.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a study of the telegraph in western North America, concentrating on the latter half of the nineteenth century. A number of distinguished books and articles have been written about the ... More


Geography, demography and cultural factors

Karen P. Corrigan

in Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Northern Ireland (NI) can be divided into a number of distinct geographic and socio-economic areas, an understanding of which is important to any interpretation of the ‘linguistic ecology’ of the ... More


Oceanic societies: studying cetaceans with a social networks approach

Shane Gero and Luke Rendell

in Animal Social Networks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199679041
eISBN:
9780191794094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679041.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Cetaceans have diverse and sometimes complex social structures, including features such as long-term units with hierarchical levels of association and second-order alliances coupled with vocal ... More


Little wireless magazines

Eric Bulson

in Little Magazine, World Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Six examines how Guglielmo Marconi’s invention of the wireless telegraph in 1895, which eventually enabled the widespread use of radio broadcasting in the 1920s, challenged avant-garde ... More


At War: Welfare, Discipline, Race Relations, and Recreation

Ashley Jackson

in Botswana 1939–1945: An African Country at War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207641
eISBN:
9780191677762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207641.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Because the Botswana troops were of a different origin and were generally unfamiliar with the military system, their effectiveness as soldiers mainly depended on those who served as liasons between ... More


Introduction

Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang

in Communications Under the Seas: The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012867
eISBN:
9780262255059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012867.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces and tracks the history of the speed at which our worldwide communications system developed. It relays the major points and focuses on the collection of essays included in the ... More


“A Work of Difficulty”: Communication Networks, Newspapers, and the Common Cause

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the strategies that patriot leaders developed to cement the fragile intercolonial union together, i.e., organizing a post office and forming committees of correspondence. It ... More


Hot Winds on a Sun-Baked Desert: The Southwest

James Schwoch

in Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041778
eISBN:
9780252050459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041778.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Discussing the period from about 1870 to 1900, this chapter details the growing expertise of the military in using the telegraph for surveillance, containment, and conflict with Native Americans, and ... More


Gossips, networks and news

Jennifer Mori

in The Culture of Diplomacy: Britain in Europe, c. 1750–1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082726
eISBN:
9781781702703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082726.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Networking was integral to a diplomat's work, and it could take place in the antechambers of the royal household, the salons of the nobility or the embassies of foreign powers. Courtiers always ... More


From Franklin to Facebook: The Civic Mandate for Communications

Richard R. John

in To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858538
eISBN:
9780190254537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858538.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the role of big government in communications. It describes three governmental institutions that have been especially consequential: the postal system, the regulatory agency, ... More


Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803

Ulrich L. Lehner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199595129
eISBN:
9780191729096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595129.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The importance of early modern monasticism with its cultural and intellectual vigor as well as the plurality of religious Enlightenments are gaining increasing attention among historians. This book ... More


“Cosmopolitan Guerrillas”: The International Section and the RPCN, 1971–1973

Sean L. Malloy

in Out of Oakland: Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501702396
eISBN:
9781501712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702396.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes how the most dramatic blow to the international section came not from Eldridge Cleaver's rivals in the Black Panther Party (BPP), whom he derisively referred to as the “Peralta ... More


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