Digital Dialogue and Community 2.0: After avatars, trolls and puppets explores the communities that use digital platforms, portals, and applications from daily life to build relationships beyond geographical locality and family links. The book provides detailed analyses of how technology realigns the boundaries between connection, consciousness and community. This book reveals that alongside every engaged, nurturing and supportive group are those who are excluded, marginalised, ridiculed, or forgotten. It explores the argument that community is not an inevitable result of communication. Following an introduction from the Editor, the book is then divided into four sections exploring communities and resistance, structures of sharing, professional communication and fandom and consumption. Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0 combines ethnographic methods and professional expertise to open new spaces for thinking about language, identity, and social connections. Provides innovative interdisciplinary research, incorporating Library and Information Management, Internet Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Disability Studies and Community Management Offers a balanced approach between the bottom up and top down development of online communities Demonstrates the consequences on the configuration of a community when consumers become producers and their lives and experiences are commodified
A simple way to connect your neighborhood and your community and build friendships. Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? Do you desire connection within your community and think, Absolutely, but I don´t have time for that or I can´t create that? What if there was another way through it all, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available? Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community, and it can change in yours, too. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, Kristin gives you: Stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise Table Simple recipes to take outside and share with others Stories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoods Encouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connecting New ways to view hospitality Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all 50 states and seven countries. Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live. Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginny Welsh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000704de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book draws upon theory and theology to consider how religious institutions engage with post-conflict statebuilding and why they would choose to lend their resources to the endeavour. Drawing from the theologies of Roman Catholicism and Sunni Islam, Dragovic explores their possible motivations to engage alongside the international community.
Focusing on Odin Teatrets latest work, this discussion is updated by drawing on fresh research. The groups productions since 2000 are included and the book offers a reassessment of Odins actor training. Its community work and legacy are discussed and Barbas intercultural practice is viewed alongside two major Theatrum Mundi productions.
This book analyzes the political transformations in black womens socially engaged community-based political work in England in the late twentieth century. It situates these shifts alongside Britains political economy and against the discourse and deployme
This reconceptualizes the place of early childhood education within communities. It presents a shift in the lens of the teachers and management within early childhood services to incorporate new ways of working with, alongside, and in collaboration with family and the wider community.
This book analyses the nature of the contemporary racial state, exploring issues such as the nature of postraciality, racial neoliberalism, the state of multiculturalism and whiteness, alongside the functioning of state institutions and policy concerning the military, education, community surveillance, asylum and extradition. Gargi Bhattacharya, Aston University, UK David Theo Goldberg, University of California, USA Shamim Miah, University of Huddersfield, UK Heidi Safia Mirza, University of London, UK Ala Sirriyeh, University of Bradford, UK Sivamohan Valluvan, University of Manchester, UK Vron Ware, Open University, UK
This book analyzes the political transformations in black womens socially engaged community-based political work in England in the late twentieth century. It situates these shifts alongside Britains political economy and against the discourse and deployment of blackness as a political imaginary in which to engage in struggles for social justice. Tracy Fisher is Assistant Professor of Women s Studies at the University of California, Riverside, USA.