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Andreas Antoniades

3396 Producing globalisation 29/9/09 11:15 Page 30 2 Greece and Ireland as social agents in the 1990s Why Greece and Ireland in a pair comparison? There are a number of reasons that make the comparison of these two countries interesting, especially with regard to the communication of globalisation discourse. These factors include their historical evolution, their socioeconomic development since their EU membership, their political culture and their contrasting models of political economy. Moreover, the choice of two countries within the same ‘regional block

in Producing globalisation
Jenny Pickerill

operations as much as some of the more radical groups; however, it has rooted its philosophy in the importance of participation. Furthermore, in Britain the significant integration of NGOs within the movement – in terms of communication between differing environmental groups and co-ordination of joint campaigns between NGOs such as FoE and radical direct action groups – demands their inclusion in an analysis of the operations of that movement (Doherty 1996). However, NGOs are included only as one component of the much larger network of diverse groups and individuals which

in Cyberprotest
Abstract only
Audiences and objects
Samuel J.M.M. Alberti

.1 Who were these visitors? How did they engage with and respond to the collections? How did museum staff address them, seek to control them, and interact with them? To tackle these questions, this chapter draws from the established bodies of work in cultural theory, mass communication studies and book history that view the communication process from both sides. In museum studies, visitor theory and contemporary surveys are replacing the passive audience with active participants in the construction of meaning, but seldom has the historical visitor been awarded the

in Nature and culture
Operational logics and strategies
Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

networks is the Internet (Cardon and Granjon, 2003; Juris, 2005a) which is seen as radical and democratic because it enables equal access to information compared with traditional forms of communications which would have been channelled through key gatekeepers within movements. Moreover, it is becoming increasingly difficult for ruling elites, usually located at the national scale, to play the gatekeeper role, through traditional territorialised hierarchies, with regard to information and communication flows across space. This is most evident in the emergence of some of

in Global justice networks
Margret Fetzer

, friendship doth’ (Letters 116), prayer and devotion likewise are ‘a sacrifice, which though God needs not, faith doth’. Relations of friendship and devotion may already be established – but both require careful attention. Moreover, the entanglements between the speaker’s physical and spiritual sickness in Devotions (cf. Targoff, 2008: 130–53) have their counterpart in the (im)material contiguities of Donne’s letters. The Devotions focus primarily on the speaker’s communication and communion with God. One of Donne’s letters, however, desires that, in heaven, ‘I hope you and

in John Donne’s Performances
Author: Ebun Joseph

With race as a central theme, this book presents racial stratification as the underlying system which accounts for the difference in outcomes of Whites and Blacks in the labour market. Critical race theory (CRT) is employed to discuss the operation, research, maintenance and impact of racial stratification. The power of this book is the innovative use of a stratification framework to expose the pervasiveness of racial inequality in the labour market. It teaches readers how to use CRT to investigate the racial hierarchy and it provides a replicable framework to identify the racial order based on insight from the Irish case. There is a four-stage framework in the book which helps readers understand how migrants navigate the labour market from the point of migration to labour participation. The book also highlights minority agency and how migrants respond to their marginality. The examples of how social acceptance can be applied in managing difference in the workplace are an added bonus for those interested in diversity and inclusion. This book is the first of its kind in Ireland and across Europe to present inequality, racism and discrimination in the labour market from a racial stratification perspective. While this book is based on Irish data, the CRT theoretical approach, as well as its insight into migrant perspectives, poses a strong appeal to scholars of sociology, social justice, politics, intercultural communication and economics with interest in race and ethnicity, critical whiteness and migration. It is a timely contribution to CRT which offers scholars a method to conduct empirical study of racial stratification across different countries bypassing the over-reliance on secondary data. It will also appeal to countries and scholars examining causal racism and how it shapes racial inequality.

Eamon Darcy

communication emerges also: what language was used? English? Irish? What role did interpreters play? Can historians trust that state scribes faithfully represented the words of those they were investigating? Did the state always acknowledge the role of interpreters?13 Fifth, to what extent can Irish language sources be integrated into a consideration of early modern Irish popular politics? Finally, there is a conceptual issue, often these actions are understood within the parameters of colonial resistance; this perspective overlooks, however, the complexities of Irish

in Ireland in crisis
Geoffrey Cubitt

, to have two different kinds of focus. Some have focused essentially on issues of transmission, exploring the impact of different media of communication on the retention and formulation of past-related knowledge. Others have been concerned with issues of public representation – with analysing the cultural productions (texts, images, commemorations, etc.) through which specific understandings of a collective past have been articulated at particular historical moments, and with exploring the politics of this representational activity. The separation of my two chapters

in History and memory
Jennifer Mori

communication networks were by no means perfect. Unreliable news, whether disinformation, speculation or falsehood, was to be had in abundance, and attempting to distinguish between these was an ongoing activity. Courtiers have always talked amongst themselves to alleviate the boredom of their duties, but envoys had compelling sociological and psychological reasons for sharing information: to reconstruct events, ascertain motives and reach consensus.6 By no means all gossip or rumour is disinterested or free of malice, which meant that diplomats also had to deny or contest

in The culture of diplomacy
Open Access (free)
Living with scandal, rumour, and gossip

This book illuminates the personal experience of being at the centre of a media scandal. The existential level of that experience is highlighted by means of the application of ethnological and phenomenological perspectives to extensive empirical material drawn from a Swedish context. The questions raised and answered in this book include the following: How does the experience of being the protagonist in a media scandal affect a person’s everyday life? What happens to routines, trust, and self-confidence? How does it change the basic settings of his or her lifeworld?

The analysis also contributes new perspectives on the fusion between interpersonal communication that takes place face to face, such as gossip and rumours, and traditional news media in the course of a scandal. A scandal derives its momentum from the audiences, whose engagement in the moral story determines its dissemination and duration. The nature of that engagement also affects the protagonist in specific ways. Members of the public participate through traditional oral communication, one vital aspect of which is activity in digital, social forums.

The author argues that gossip and rumour must be included in the idea of the media system if we are to be able to understand the formation and power of a media scandal, a contention which entails critiques of earlier research. Oral interpersonal communication does not disappear when new communication possibilities arise. Indeed, it may be invigorated by them. The term news legend is introduced, to capture the entanglement between traditional news-media storytelling and oral narrative.