Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as "redefining mourning", this book is a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media, offering comfort and community for coping with the mess of loss through candid original essays from a variety of voices. At a time when we mourn public figures and national tragedies with hashtags, where intimate posts about loss go viral and we receive automated birthday reminders for dead friends, it's clear we are navigating new terrain without a road map. Let's face it: Most of us have always had a difficult time talking about death and sharing our grief. We're awkward and uncertain; we avoid, ignore, or even deny feelings of sadness; we offer platitudes; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit. Enter Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, who can help us do better. Each having lost parents as young adults, they cofounded Modern Loss, responding to a need to change the dialogue around the messy experience of grief. Now, in this wise and often funny book, they offer the insights of the Modern Loss community to help us cry, laugh, grieve, identify, and - above all - empathize. Soffer and Birkner, along with 40 guest contributors including Lucy Kalanithi, singer Amanda Palmer, and CNN's Brian Stelter, reveal their own stories on a wide range of topics including triggers, sex, secrets, and inheritance. Each contribution provides a unique perspective on loss as well as a remarkable life-affirming message. Brutally honest and inspiring, Modern Loss invites us to talk intimately and humorously about grief, helping us confront the humanity (and mortality) we all share. Beginners welcome. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meredith Mitchell, Josh Bloomberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006474/bk_harp_006474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Practical tactics and real stories to help you make breakthroughs in your career.You don't need a fancy Ivy-league degree, to be born into wealth, or have great connections to achieve massive success. Not everyone is like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk. However, that doesn't mean massive success isn't right around the corner. Often times, our perceived weaknesses are our greatest strengths. Flip your weaknesses into strengths. Our most valuable resource is time. It is the only resource that is not replenishable. In the name of networking, we waste precious time spending it on networks that hold us back. Stay away from the Frenemy Zone and learn to build a vertical network.Learn the tricks of trading social value to build powerful connections in any industry.From building his last start-up to a $15-million valuation to selling beepers in Compton and making nearly $10,000 per month after immigrating to the US with broken English, Kevin Hong has learned the power of selling vision. Sell vision to win job interviews, raise money, and recruit superstars for your cause. Master the art of selling vision to anyone.Kevin Hong, who has been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, The Verge, CNBC, and many other media outlets and who has contributed articles to CNBC, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine, will teach you the power of reality distortion. He built his last start-up by living in a van with his entire sales team for more than two years and raised more than four million dollars in venture capital money. Reengineer your reality by redefining your expectations.Too many guides discuss the same people, the same companies, and the same concepts, resulting in cliche advice. Kevin Hong, a brutally candid journalist, goes out of his way to interview the most breathtaking stories. An entrepreneur who reinvented himself after growing up in communist Romania, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Hong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129408/bk_acx0_129408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Iron Cowboy is an endurance memoir in the tradition of Dean Karnazes’s Ultramarathon Man - a lifetime’s worth of intensely lived experience packed into 20 riveting chapters. Listeners will discover the secret to redefining their own goals and achieving great success. When James Lawrence (aka the Iron Cowboy) announced his plan to complete 50 full-distance triathlons in 50 consecutive days in all 50 states, the only person who believed that he could pull it off was James himself (and his wife, Sunny). An Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. In Lawrence’s case, he would have to complete those distances and then make it to the next state in time to do it all over again the next day. Even Lawrence’s coach didn’t think he could do it; he penciled in another event the day Lawrence was supposed to complete the challenge. But with the support of Sunny and their five children in tow, and with grassroots support conjured always at the last minute via Facebook, Lawrence accomplished exactly what he set out to do. Iron Cowboy is the story of Lawrence’s herculean 50-day journey and all the wonderful, miserable, and life-threatening events that happened along the way, as well as a glance at his life leading up to the mission, and winning two prior world records. Lawrence holds two world records in the Guinness Book of World Records: one for completing 22 half-Ironmans in one year (2010) and one for completing 30 full Ironmans in one year (2012). In 2015, he set a record for completing 50 Ironman distances in 50 states in 50 days. Through social media and press, Lawrence was able to find fans in each state - anywhere from three to 500 people - to complete some of the Ironman alongside him, and supporters were invited to join him for the Iron Cowboy 5k (the last 3.1 miles of James’s marathon); for his last Ironman in his home state of Utah, more than 3,500 people showed up. Along the way, Lawren 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/182022/bk_acx0_182022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The recent breakthroughs in communication technologies have reintroduced the user to Internet. Media consumers became empowered with the capabality to produce, and will gradually shift from the traditional role of an audience to generate content, compete with mainstream media and construct new social and cultural realities. This is a new era where communication is reshaping the world, redefining responsabilities and bringing in new (dis)orders. The channels of social media, through which audiences are mostly active, seems to be vulnurable platforms where Noise is integrated with the message by default, resulting in a participatory form of control and a state of deindividuation as the user gradually merges in the group. Thin lines set boundaries between the diffusion of information and the fuel of confusion, the enhancement of innovativeness and the distribution of persuasion, sustaining social control and menacing social order.
Frontmatter -- Introduction / Riggins, Stephen Harold -- I. Probing the theory -- The descent of the ego / MacCannell, Dean -- The anthropology of the interaction order / Schwimmer, Eric -- Redefining the situation: Extending dramaturgy into a theory of social change and media effects / Meyrowitz, Joshua -- Is Erving Goffman a phenomenologist? / Lanigan, Richard -- The phenomenology of miscommunication / Dua, Hans -- The cross-cultural relevance of Goffman's concept of individual agency / Srinivasan, Nirmala -- Erving Goffman as a precursor to post-modern sociology / Battershill, Charles -- Reading Goffman: Toward the deconstruction of sociology / Clough, Patricia Ticineto -- II. Expanding the Scope: Forms of institutions, forms of language -- Legal decisions: A frame analytic perspective / Manning, Peter K. / Hawkins, Keith -- Making sense of religion by direct observation: An application of frame analysis / Park, George -- Gender codes in women's advice books / Hochschild, Arlie Russell -- Forms of talk/figures of speech / MacCannell, Juliet Flower -- III. Expanding the Scope: Objects, events and communication -- How to do self with things / Perinbanayagam, R.S. -- The power of things: The role of domestic objects in the presentation of self / Riggins, Stephen Harold -- The mediating role of objects in the functioning of social structure: A case study of kwai / Misra, Promode Kumar -- Erving Goffman and the study of everyday protest / Oommen, T. K. -- Incidents, accidents, failures: The representation of negative experience in public entertainment / Bouissac, Paul -- Subject Index -- Name Index -- References to works by Erving Goffman
This volume explores modes of urban representations that focus on the visual and on movement, both in the media of literature and film, as well as in discourses of migration, tourism and social movements. The collection of essays thus addresses the visual both in its materiality, as in architecture, art, film, photography, and in the imagination, as in literature and writing in general.Urban spaces are conceptualized as potential contact zones for different ethnic and social groups which, increasingly, are not necessarily characterized by a territory of their own, but are often translocal, discontinuous, displaced, and displacing. The essays investigate the tensions between various kinds of hybrid texts about New York City whose simultaneity is an articulation of the "creative energy" of city life. They are a contribution to the analysis of the cultural work of contemporary urban fiction, film, and other urban discourses.Table of Contents:Introduction. -In the Shadow of 9/11Peter Brooker: Terrorism and Counternarratives: Don DeLillo and the NewYork Urban ImaginaryKristiaan Versluys: Frédéric Beigbeder's Windows on the World or 9/11 as the End of IronyEmbattled Urban Spatialities and Moving ImagesSteven Jacobs: Between Main and Mean Streets: Martin Scorcese's Fragmented NewYorkKim Förster: ABC No Rio's Oppositional Spatiality and Iconography: A Studyof the Politics of Space, Community, and ArtDorothea Löbbermann: The Homeless Body and New York City: Spectacle, Representation, EmbodimentCamille Fojas: Boxing Women and the New Spectator: Gender, Race, and the City in GirlfightThe Transnational Imaginary and Cinematic Perspectives in Film and FictionHolger Henke: Brooklyn Babylon: The Reproduction and Consumption ofCosmological and Epistemological Space in New York CityKarl-Heinz Magister: Trans-Caribbean CinematoGraphic Narratives in JamaicanUrban DiasporasSladja Blazan: I See You: Cinematic Perspectives and the Hyper-Other in LiteratureNew EthniCities and In/Visible CitiesGünter H. Lenz: Re-Envisioning Metropolitan Spatialities, Diasporic Identities, andIntercultural Narratives: Fictional Strategies and Visual Discourses in 1990s New York NovelsAntje Dallmann: ConspiraCity: The Literary Discourse of the In/Visible New YorkJeroen Lievens: The Woman at the Window: Spatial, Visual, and Sexual DislocationIn Lynne Tilman's No Lease on LifeShowcase New York-New TrajectoriesBart Eeckhout (Ghent): Creative Destruction of Times Square: Redefining Space andUnderstanding New Trajectories at the Crossroads of the World
Redefining the concept of new media in China, this cutting edge book discusses the impact of social media on Chinese public life. Examining its characteristics and the different forms of social media, such as internet and mobile phone media, weibo, wechat and micro-blogging, it considers how public opinion evolves through this media and its interaction with traditional media. It also offers a unique analysis of growing new media platforms, the challenges of government management and the impact of micro-blogging on journalism in China. Through quantitative research, the book also analyses new media user behavior in China, offering a 'butterfly effect' model for public opinion based on new media. It also shows the relevance of the sociological Matthew Effect and addresses issues such as the '20 million' phenomenon and the Internet Water army (Wangluo shuijun), groups of Internet ghost-writers paid to post specific content online. Finally, it scrutinizes the the issue of mass disturbance in new media in China, researching evolutionary mechanisms and academic models of mass disturbance through a series of case studies. Written by a leader in the field of Chinese new media, this book constitutes a valuable read to scholars of media and communications studies, and all those interested by the development and the increasing impact of new media in China.
A history of 1950s and 1960s British political culture, Redefining British Politics interrogates ideas, movements and identities bordering social and political change: consumer organisations, campaigns about TV, morality and culture, Young Conservatism, and how party politics used media like TV and was represented in popular culture.
This book broadens the scope and impact of digital storytelling in higher education. It outlines how to teach, research and build communities in tertiary institutions through the particular form of audio-visual communication known as digital storytelling by developing relationships across professions, workplaces and civil society. The book is framed within the context of 'The Four Scholarships' developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement and redefining of teaching, including the scholarships of discovery, integration, application, and teaching and learning. Across four sections, this volume considers the potential of digital storytelling to improve, enhance and expand teaching, learning, research, and interactions with society. Written by an international range of academics, researchers and practitioners, from disciplines spanning medicine, anthropology, education, social work, film and media studies, rhetoric and the humanities, the book demonstrates the variety of ways in which digital storytelling offers solutions to key challenges within higher education for students, academics and citizens. It will be compelling reading for students and researchers working in education and sociology.