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Mel Bunce

scientifically tested. Finally, news outlets and NGOs need to commit to accurate reporting and campaigning. There can be a strong temptation for journalists and communication teams to provide exaggerated or sensationalist accounts. This content can come from a good place – it reflects a utilitarian ethic in which the outcome (more funds/awareness/action) is seen to justify the means (exaggeration or fabrication). But exaggerated content can create serious, long-term damage that far outweighs these short-term gains. It can make it harder for humanitarian

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Tower houses and waterways
Victoria L. McAlister

Tower houses created and sustained diverse economic networks. In particular, this was accomplished through siting on communication routes, especially water based, and interaction with transport networks. A significant proportion of transport and communication occurred via water in later medieval Ireland. Not only was this cheaper than land-based transport, but it helped navigate politically unstable territories, since protection and effort could focus on specific places. It was also a response to Ireland's topography, which in many

in The Irish tower house
James Zborowski

3 Communication, love and death ‘In this world’, wrote Kenneth Burke, ‘communication is never an absolute’, before adding in parentheses that ‘only angels communicate absolutely’.1 ‘Since Augustine at least’, suggests John Durham Peters, ‘angels have been the epitome of perfect communication, a model of how we would talk if we had no obstructions’.2 The most extended topic of discussion in this chapter will be the representation of the often-troubled communication of two heterosexual romantic pairs from two classical Hollywood films: Only Angels Have Wings and

in Classical Hollywood cinema
Andreas Antoniades

3396 Producing globalisation 29/9/09 11:15 Page 9 1 Hegemonic discourse communication The aim of this chapter is to offer a theoretical framework for studying and understanding hegemonic discourses and their function and effects. It is suggested that the domination of a hegemonic discourse signifies a complex communication process that directly involves national discursive realities, domestic institutional arrangements and agents/subjects. Therefore what is under scrutiny in this chapter is this communication process itself, in order to illustrate what this

in Producing globalisation
Antonia Lucia Dawes

encountering an ever-increasing complexity of human movement, global heterogeneity and attendant racist responses. In order to examine this more closely, the chapter connects histories of culture and communication in the city to the contemporary, multilingual dynamics of the ever-evolving street markets where I did my fieldwork. This is, of necessity, a selective account that considers social and political histories of the city as they relate to the question of talk and language use. Unification and colonialism: forging an Italian language and people Antonio Gramsci

in Race talk
Chris A. Williams

5 Real-time communication 1848–1945 Electronic communications could greatly speed up the various processes of feedback and of control in police organisations. Their use therein was just one aspect of the way that in the nineteenth century they (in Dandeker’s words) ‘unified national populations across time-space’.1 This chapter will examine the ways that telegraph and telephone technology were adopted by police in the nineteenth century, noting how these technologies both fitted into existing practice and re-shaped it. These will also be shown in the context of

in Police control systems in Britain, 1775–1975
Working-class male leisure and ‘good’ citizenship between the wars
Brad Beaven

6 The era of mass communication: workingclass male leisure and ‘good’ citizenship between the wars M ass commercial leisure came of age between the wars. A visit to at least one mass commercial leisure venue, be it a football match, music hall or cinema, had by 1939 become an important weekend ritual for many working men.1 Since professional sport and the music hall had their foundations in Victorian society, contemporary observers tended to divert their critical gaze towards the new technological developments that could dispense ‘popular’ leisure to an

in Leisure, citizenship and working-class men in Britain, 1850–1945
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Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

In this chapter we will consider how you might use a variety of media to communicate your research to both the public and your peers. The chapter is intended for those new to using media (traditional or social) for research communication and does not seek to provide a comprehensive overview of the potential ways media might be used, but rather offers examples as a jumping-off point for your own endeavours. The chapter briefly covers writing for traditional media, before moving on to consider your digital profile and the practicalities of using

in Creative research communication
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Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

art. Artists participated in Captain Cook’s voyages as recorders of information, ‘to give a more perfect idea thereof than can be formed by written descriptions only’ (letter of appointment of John Webber, quoted in Joppien and Smith, 1998 ). Visualisation, sometimes through crude laboratory drawings, sometimes through more artistic representations, underpins many researchers’ work, such as that of Pauling, Watson, Crick and Hoffman. In the context of chemistry, ‘the communication of molecules’ architectonic essence by little iconic drawings (rather than

in Creative research communication
Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

, 2013 ). These types of projects are applicable across a range of disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. The chapter considers the ways in which non-experts and researchers might collaborate, including approaches like the Science Shops movement, as well as projects driven by individuals’ interests, like hackspaces and the maker movement. Some of these might not, at first look, appear fruitful areas for research communication, but there are opportunities to tap into the existing interests and needs of people that also provide avenues for

in Creative research communication