Discourse of Blogs and Wikis: Greg Myers
The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis: Greg Myers
A new textbook from Norman Fairclough and Isabela Ietcu-Fairclough which will develop a distinctive approach to political discourse analysis, present it in a way that is accessible to students and researchers in both politics and discourse analysis and show how it can be applied in researching various political issues and analyzing various types of political texts, from conversations and interviews to blogs and webpages from several countries, including the UK, US and Romania.
Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn is a series of essays, blog posts, and stories surveying more than a decade of poignant journalistic accounts from internationally recognized writer, actor, and pornographer Stoya. Stoya provides crucial examinations of systemic biases toward sex workers and how sexuality is reflected in society. Stoya often points her journalistic lens inward, providing us with personal, illustriously detailed stories of her life, her collaborators, and how she has built a flourishing media haven in the face of a culture that is still learning how to handle public discourses on sex work.
Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible ´two-dimensional´ structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Language and Media is a comprehensive introduction to how language interacts with media investigates the forms of language found in media discourse; how patterns in such language use contribute to recognizable media genres and styles; and broader social themes and consequences that arise from media language uses a wide variety of real texts from the media that include: newspapers covering events such as the Asian tsunami, speeches, blogs, emails, advertizements and interview transcripts from television talk shows including Oprah provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including David Crystal, Norman Fairclough, David Graddol, Allan Bell and Theo van Leeuwen is accompanied by a supporting website. Witten by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.
A freewheeling, sharpshooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture. With a razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley´s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade´s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy offers an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes, its blind triumphs, and its unintended consequences. Carr´s favorite targets are those zealots who believe so fervently in computers and data that they abandon common sense. Cheap digital tools do not make us all the next Fellini or Dylan. Social networks, diverting as they may be, are not vehicles for self-enlightenment. And ´´likes´´ and retweets are not going to elevate political discourse. When we expect technologies - designed for profit - to deliver a paradise of prosperity and convenience, we have forgotten ourselves. In response Carr offers searching assessments of the future of work, the fate of reading, and the rise of artificial intelligence, challenging us to see our world anew. In famous essays including ´´Is Google Making Us Stupid?´´ and ´´Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy´´, Carr dissects the logic behind Silicon Valley´s ´´liberation mythology´´, showing how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us - often at the same time. Drawing on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology, Utopia Is Creepy compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow. ´´Resistance is never futile,´´ argues Carr, and this audiobook delivers the proof. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002024/bk_gdan_002024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.