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Cyberpunk Culture and Psychology

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ISBN 10 : 0367535688
Pages : 200 pages
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Fifty Key Figures in Cyberpunk Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781000578614
Pages : 306 pages
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Download Fifty Key Figures in Cyberpunk Culture PDF Full Free by Anna McFarlane and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-05-13 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of engaging essays on some of the most significant figures in cyberpunk culture, this outstanding guide charts the rich and varied landscape of cyberpunk from the 1970s to present day. The collection features key figures from a variety of disciplines, from novelists, critical and cultural theorists, philosophers, and scholars, to filmmakers, comic book artists, game creators, and television writers. Important and influential names discussed include: J. G. Ballard, Jean Baudrillard, Rosi Braidotti, Charlie Brooker, Pat Cadigan, William Gibson, Donna J. Haraway, Nalo Hopkinson, Janelle Monáe, Annalee Newitz, Katsuhiro Ōtomo, Sadie Plant, Mike Pondsmith, Ridley Scott, Bruce Sterling, and the Wachowskis. The editors also include an afterword of ‘Honorable Mentions’ to highlight additional figures and groups of note that have played a role in shaping cyberpunk. This accessible guide will be of interest to students and scholars of cultural studies, film studies, literature, media studies, as well as anyone with an interest in cyberpunk culture and science fiction.


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Illusion in Cultural Practice

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ISBN 10 : 9781000481143
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Download Illusion in Cultural Practice PDF Full Free by Katharina Rein and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-25 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores illusionism as a much larger phenomenon than optical illusion, magic shows, or special effects, as a vital part of how we perceive, process, and shape the world in which we live. Considering different cultural practices characterized by illusionism, this book suggests a new approach to illusion via media theory. Each of the chapters analyses a specific kind of illusionistic practice and the concept of illusionism it entails in a given context, including philosophy, perception and cognitive theory, performance magic, occultism, optics, physiology, early cinema, cartomancy, spiritualism, architecture, shamanic rituals, and theoretical physics, to show the diversity of shapes that illusionism and illusions can take. The book provides detailed analyses of illusions within performance and ritual magic, philosophy, art history and psychology as well as a first approach to the study of illusions outside of these established fields. It aims to find ways of identifying and analysing a wider range of illusions in the humanities. This multidisciplinary and comprehensive volume will appeal to scholars and students with an interest in media and culture, theatre and performance, philosophy, sociology, politics and religion. This publication was supported by the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar with funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. IKKM Books Volume 47 An overview of the whole series can be found at www.ikkm-weimar.de/schriften Chapter 5 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 license https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003188278-8/vanishing-lady-railway-illusions-movement-1-katharina-rein?context=ubx&refId=fe124e6e-8290-43e9-9d48-753bad162c50


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Activating Cultural and Social Change

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ISBN 10 : 9781000512816
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Activating Cultural and Social Change PDF Full Free by Baden Offord and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-24 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this thought-provoking book, a diverse range of educators, activists, academics, and community advocates provide theoretical and practical ways of activating our knowledge and understanding of how to build a human rights culture. Addressing approaches and applications to human rights within current socio-cultural, political, socio-legal, environmental, educational, and global contexts, these chapters explore tensions, contradictions, and complexities within human rights education. The book establishes cultural and educational practices as intrinsically linked to human rights consciousness and social justice, showing how signature pedagogies used by human rights practitioners can be intellectual, creative, or a combination of both. Across three sections, the book discusses ways of bringing about holistic, relevant, and compelling approaches for challenging and understanding structures of power, which have become a global system, while also suggesting a move from abstract human rights principles, declarations, and instruments to meaningful changes that do not dehumanise and distance us from intrinsic and extrinsic oppressions, denial of identity and community, and other forms of human rights abuse. Offering new critical cultural studies approaches on how a human rights consciousness arises and is practised, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of cultural studies, education studies, critical sociology, human rights education, and human rights studies.


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Language, Image and Power in Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies

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ISBN 10 : 9781000456387
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Language, Image and Power in Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies PDF Full Free by Susan Larson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the history, evolution, and future of Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies as a discipline, a pedagogical tool, and a set of working practices by bringing together a diverse group of renowned specialists to examine how the field has grown out of and radically reconsidered some of the basic premises of British Cultural Studies since the 1950s to address the many cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. The chapters in this volume address How Cultural Studies is being practiced in the increasingly virtual mediascapes of the twenty-first century What happens to basic critical assumptions about culture and power after they have passed through the filter of Post-Colonial and Decolonial Studies of the Luso-Hispanic world How we understand the role of culture in light of recent experiences with radical demographic shifts, populism and civil unrest within Latin America, Iberian and the Latino U.S How new ways of practising Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies have worked their way into our pedagogy and the structure of the curriculum in the age of the increasingly privatized neoliberal university Providing keen insight and reflection on these questions, this volume is an essential read for scholars and students of Visual and Film Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Luso-Brazilian Studies, Language and Culture Pedagogy, Global Studies, and for anyone interested in Cultural Studies across the Luso-Hispanic world.


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Visual and Cultural Identity Constructs of Global Youth and Young Adults

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ISBN 10 : 9781000392630
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Download Visual and Cultural Identity Constructs of Global Youth and Young Adults PDF Full Free by Fiona Blaikie and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-06-04 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection brings together the ideas of key global scholars focusing on the lives of youth and young adults, examining their visual and cultural identity constructs. Embracing an international perspective encompassing the Global North and Global South, chapters explore expressions and performances of youth and young adults as shifting and entangled, in and through the clothed body, gender, sexuality, race, artistic and pedagogical making practices, in spaces and places, framed by new materialism, social media, popular and material culture. The overarching emphasis of the collection is on youth and young adults’ strategies for engaging in and with the world, becoming a someone, and belonging, in settings that include a juvenile arbitration program, an artist community, high schools, universities, families and social media. This truly interdisciplinary and international collection will have resonance not just within cultural and media studies, but also in education, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, child and youth studies, visual culture, and communication studies.


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Cyberpunk and Visual Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781351665155
Pages : 300 pages
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Download Cyberpunk and Visual Culture PDF Full Free by Graham Murphy and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-24 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within the expansive mediascape of the 1980s and 1990s, cyberpunk’s aesthetics took firm root, relying heavily on visual motifs for its near-future splendor saturated in media technologies, both real and fictitious. As today’s realities look increasingly like the futures forecast in science fiction, cyberpunk speaks to our contemporary moment and as a cultural formation dominates our 21st century techno-digital landscapes. The 15 essays gathered in this volume engage the social and cultural changes that define and address the visual language and aesthetic repertoire of cyberpunk – from cybernetic organisms to light, energy, and data flows, from video screens to cityscapes, from the vibrant energy of today’s video games to the visual hues of comic book panels, and more. Cyberpunk and Visual Culture provides critical analysis, close readings, and aesthetic interpretations of exactly those visual elements that define cyberpunk today, moving beyond the limitations of merely printed text to also focus on the meaningfulness of images, forms, and compositions that are the heart and lifeblood of cyberpunk graphic novels, films, television shows, and video games.


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Handbook of Imagination and Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9780190468712
Pages : 393 pages
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Download Handbook of Imagination and Culture PDF Full Free by Tania Zittoun and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook of Imagination and Culture is a unique interdisciplinary collection of chapters showing the centrality of imagination in the development of persons and societies. This book brings together a group of psychologists, philosophers, social scientists, and artists to explore imagination through psychological, social, and cultural processes.


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Consuming Utopia

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ISBN 10 : 9781000435207
Pages : 130 pages
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Download Consuming Utopia PDF Full Free by John Storey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-16 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Consuming Utopia builds on critical insights into consumption and utopianism developed in two previous books by the author to elaborate what it means to read utopian fiction (including dystopian and anti-utopian) from the critical perspective of cultural studies. With a critical focus on social practices of reading rather than on the text itself, John Storey advances a timely and relevant contribution to existing debates on utopian fiction, offering new insights into how we might understand the politics of utopian fiction. Finding readership and readers indispensable to the act of producing politics beyond the text, Storey argues that if utopian fiction has a ‘politics’, it is determined by those who, in actuality, pick up books and act on what they read, rather than readers proposed by textuality. By engaging with seminal concepts in cultural studies, this book shows how reading utopian fiction works to make the meaning of such texts material and social, and therefore available for politics. An essential addition to the literature on utopian fiction, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students in the areas of cultural studies, literary studies, comparative literature, cultural politics, utopian studies, and political theory.


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Playing with Reality

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ISBN 10 : 9781000556483
Pages : 261 pages
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Download Playing with Reality PDF Full Free by Sidney Homan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-03-11 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores how and why we deny, or manipulate, or convert, or enhance reality. Finding it important to come to terms with reality, with what is there before us, and, with reality however defined, to live responsibly, this collection takes a truly multidisciplinary approach to examining the idea that history, the truth, facts, and the events of the present time can be refashioned as prismatic, theatrical, something we can play with for agendas either noble or ignoble. An international team of contributors considers the issue of how and why, in dealing what is there before us, we play with reality by employing theatre, fiction, words, conspiracy theories, alternate realities, scenarios, and art itself. Chapters delve into issues of fake news, propaganda, virtual reality, theatre as real life, reality TV, and positive ways of refashioning and enhancing your own reality. Drawing on examples from film studies to sociology, from the social sciences to medicine, this volume will appeal to scholars and upper-level students in the areas of communication and media studies, comparative literature, film studies, economics, English, international affairs, journalism, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theatre.


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The Covid-19 Pandemic as a Challenge for Media and Communication Studies

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ISBN 10 : 9781000537420
Pages : 264 pages
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Download The Covid-19 Pandemic as a Challenge for Media and Communication Studies PDF Full Free by Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-01-31 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This truly interdisciplinary volume brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore changes in the significance of media and communication in the era of pandemic. The book answers two interrelated questions: how media and communication reality changed during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how media and communication were effectively studied during this time. The book presents changes in media and communication in three areas: media production, media content, and media usage contexts. It then describes the theoretical and practical, methodological, technical, organizational, and ethical challenges in conducting research in circumstances of sudden change in research conditions, emergency situations and developing crises. Drawing on various theoretical studies and empirical research, the volume illustrates the principles and results of applying diverse research methods to the changing role of media in a pandemic and offers good practices and guidance to address the problems in implementing research projects in a time of sudden difficulties and challenges. This diverse and interdisciplinary book will be of significance to scholars and researchers in media studies, communication studies, research methods, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.


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Psychology After Lacan

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ISBN 10 : 9781317683209
Pages : 136 pages
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Download Psychology After Lacan PDF Full Free by Ian Parker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-27 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ian Parker has been a leading light in the fields of critical and discursive psychology for over 25 years. The Psychology After Critique series brings together for the first time his most important papers. Each volume in the series has been prepared by Ian Parker and presents a newly written introduction and focused overview of a key topic area. Psychology After Lacan is the sixth volume in the series and addresses three central questions: Why is Lacanian psychoanalysis re-emerging in mainstream contemporary psychology? What is original in this account of the human subject? What implications does Lacanian psychoanalysis have for psychology? This book introduces Lacan’s influential ideas about clinical psychoanalysis and contemporary global culture to a new generation of psychologists. The chapters cover a number of key themes including conceptions of the human subject within psychology, the uses of psychoanalysis in qualitative research, different conceptions of ethics within psychology, and the impact of cyberspace on human subjectivity. The book also explores key debates currently occurring in Lacanian psychoanalysis, with discussion of culture, discourse, identification, sexuality and the challenge to mainstream notions of normality and abnormality. Psychology After Lacan is essential reading for students and researchers in psychology, psycho-social studies, sociology, social anthropology and cultural studies, and to psychoanalysts of different traditions engaged in academic research. It will also introduce key ideas and debates within critical psychology to undergraduates and postgraduate students across the social sciences.


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The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology

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ISBN 10 : 9781118413364
Pages : 595 pages
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Download The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology PDF Full Free by S. Shyam Sundar and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-03-16 with total page 595 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology offers an unparalleled source for seminal and cutting-edge research on the psychological aspects of communicating with and via emergent media technologies, with leading scholars providing insights that advance our knowledge on human-technology interactions. • A uniquely focused review of extensive research on technology and digital media from a psychological perspective • Authoritative chapters by leading scholars studying psychological aspects of communication technologies • Covers all forms of media from Smartphones to Robotics, from Social Media to Virtual Reality • Explores the psychology behind our use and abuse of modern communication technologies • New theories and empirical findings about ways in which our lives are transformed by digital media


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Children and Media

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Publisher : Garant
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ISBN 10 : 9044110691
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Children and Media PDF Full Free by Bea Van den Bergh and published by Garant. This book was released on 2000 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a large array of approaches to studying children and the media, including views from communication theory and history, with methodologies such as quantitative analysis, ethnographic studies and theoretical inferences.


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Nature and Experience in the Culture of Delusion

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ISBN 10 : 9780230391369
Pages : 327 pages
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Download Nature and Experience in the Culture of Delusion PDF Full Free by D. Kidner and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-03-06 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While the historical development of symbolic power has benefitted humanity enormously, there is an insidious and seldom recognised price that goes beyond environmental degradation and cultural disintegration. With insights from both social and natural sciences, this book explores the changing character of subjectivity in contemporary life.


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Culture, Technology, Communication

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ISBN 10 : 0791450155
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Culture, Technology, Communication PDF Full Free by Charles Ess and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2001-06-14 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides cross-cultural perspectives on computer-mediated communication.


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Cyberculture, Cyborgs and Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9789042019485
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Cyberculture, Cyborgs and Science Fiction PDF Full Free by William S. Haney and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2006 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addressing a key issue related to human nature, this book argues that the first-person experience of pure consciousness may soon be under threat from posthuman biotechnology. In exploiting the mind's capacity for instrumental behavior, posthumanists seek to extend human experience by physically projecting the mind outward through the continuity of thought and the material world, as through telepresence and other forms of prosthetic enhancements. Posthumanism envisions a biology/machine symbiosis that will promote this extension, arguably at the expense of the natural tendency of the mind to move toward pure consciousness. As each chapter of this book contends, by forcibly overextending and thus jeopardizing the neurophysiology of consciousness, the posthuman condition could in the long term undermine human nature, defined as the effortless capacity for transcending the mind's conceptual content.Presented here for the first time, the essential argument of this book is more than a warning; it gives a direction: far better to practice patience and develop pure consciousness and evolve into a higher human being than to fall prey to the Faustian temptations of biotechnological power. As argued throughout the book, each person must choose for him or herself between the technological extension of physical experience through mind, body and world on the one hand, and the natural powers of human consciousness on the other as a means to realize their ultimate vision.