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Patterns and Practices in Three Retail Industries: Grocery, Apparel, and E-tailing

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers were used and changed the nature of work in the grocery and apparel industries and how people use the Internet to do their shopping. It also describes the extent ... More


An Alternative Internet: Radical Media, Politics and Creativity

Chris Atton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617692
eISBN:
9780748670819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617692.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores how the Internet presents radical ways of organising and producing media that offer political and cultural alternatives, both to ways of doing business and to how we understand the ... More


Beyond Organizational Categories

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers several kinds of data that might show evidence of reinforcing or ameliorating tendencies in the paucity of organized representation for the resource deprived. It investigates ... More


The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Paul Rabinow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, the author contends that to make sense of the contemporary, anthropologists must ... More


Oral Tradition and the Internet: Pathways of the Mind

John Miles Foley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037184
eISBN:
9780252094309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037184.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The major purpose of this book is to illustrate and explain the fundamental similarities and correspondences between humankind's oldest and newest thought-technologies: oral tradition and the ... More


Sikhism in a Global Context: The Legacy of History and Contemporary Challenges*

N. Gerald Barrier

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter explores the legacy of history and migration to understand contemporary challenges to Sikhism in the global context. When the Sikhs settle abroad, tensions between their former and new ... More


Studying the Sikhs: Thirty Years Later…Where Have We Come, Where Are We Going?

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter explores the ‘coming of age’ of Sikh studies by virtue of it being included as part of the study of world religions within Western academia. The author explores how to move Sikh studies ... More


Internet Firms Become Global Regulators

Natasha Tusikov

in Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291218
eISBN:
9780520965034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291218.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Having set the backdrop to the private agreements, this chapter discusses how the non-binding agreements emerged from distinct historical and political circumstances. It provides a brief historical ... More


Revenue Chokepoints

Natasha Tusikov

in Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291218
eISBN:
9780520965034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291218.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter examines how payment providers (PayPal, Visa and MasterCard) and advertising intermediaries (Google, Yahoo and Microsoft) police websites selling or advertising counterfeit goods through ... More


Horn of Africa and Kenya Diaspora Websites as Alternative Media Sources

Ann Biersteker

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Internet websites of Horn of Africa and Kenyan diaspora groups (broadly defined to include exile, transnational, emigrant, expatriate and refugee communities) provide alternative media sources to ... More


Introduction: When More Becomes Less

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents an introduction to print and news media and other alternative platforms for news production and distribution on the Web and citizen media sites. It describes two leading online ... More


I Want to Be Like a Really Badass Lady: Media and Transgender Possibilities

Andre Cavalcante

in Struggling for Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479881307
eISBN:
9781479864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881307.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter delineates how participants craft a possible transgender self through meaningful interactions with media discourses and narratives. Media generate the ability to imagine a transgender ... More


Cyber self-centres?: Hong Kong young women and their personal websites1

in Sex and Desire in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139156
eISBN:
9789882209756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In this chapter, we will examine how young women in Hong Kong use cyberspace as a site to construct their identity as women in relation to their significant others, focusing on both their ... More


Information Security, Law, and Data-Intensive Business Models: Data Control and Social Networking: Irreconcilable Ideas?

Lilian Edwards and Ian Brown

in Harboring Data: Information Security, Law, and the Corporation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760089
eISBN:
9780804772594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760089.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses the challenges to information security from social networking websites and the new business models they represent. The success of this new generation of data-intensive virtual ... More


On Publicity

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036885
eISBN:
9780226037073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037073.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter deals with confronting the issue of publicity. It describes the challenge of designing, implementing and assembling an ecology of websites. It also discusses some parameters in ... More


Young people and online civic participation: key findings from a pan-European research project

Shakuntala Banaji and David Buckingham

in Youth participation in Europe: Beyond discourses, practices and realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447300182
eISBN:
9781447307792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300182.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Responding to academic and policy anxieties about apparent youth disengagement from politics and civil society, this chapter asks what role the internet has come to play in young people's civic ... More


Transformers: Accessibility, Style, and Adaptation

Elizabeth Ellcessor

in Restricted Access: "Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479813803
eISBN:
9781479865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813803.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on form—the code, structure, and technology of digital media accessibility—asking: By what means does one access a medium in this case? What material, technological, cultural, or ... More


Absolutely Disgusting: Shock Sites, Extremity, and the Forbidden Fruit

Susanna Paasonen

in Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016315
eISBN:
9780262298810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016315.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on disgust as a positive denominator for online pornography and discusses the interconnections of disgust, interest, and shame through exploring shock pornography websites. It ... More


Conclusions: The Tactile Grab of Online Pornography

Susanna Paasonen

in Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016315
eISBN:
9780262298810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016315.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book focuses on online pornography’s relationship with habit along with its resonance, and presents the importance of filth to attract the attention of viewers. It discusses several emotions, ... More


The Bottom Line: Online Fiction and Postsocialist Publishing

Michel Hockx

in Internet Literature in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160827
eISBN:
9780231538534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160827.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is about online fiction. It starts with a brief overview of the basic features of genre fiction websites, drawing examples mainly from the highly popular Qidian (Starting Point) site, ... More


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