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Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication

Proceeding from the assumption that all manner of public communication in the United States is becoming increasingly coarse, this book argues that shared cultural notions of decency are being eroded by market logic—a decision making calculus based solely upon the aggregate preferences of self-interested individuals.

Communicology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

Communicology

This book offers a new way of thinking about communication that moves beyond normative perspectives. Exhibiting postmodern theory, communicology is an idea whose time has come. Working within the European human science tradition and the philosophy of American pragmatism, the authors included in this first anthology of its kind apply a synthesis of semiotics and phenomenology to the study of the cultural and social conditions of communicative praxis. Framed by the themes of human agency and efficacy, these essays focus on the realms of conscious experience in intrapersonal communicology (the self-domain), interpersonal communicology (self-other domain), social communicology (group-organizatio...

Social Networking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 214

Social Networking

This book explores the phenomenon of online social networking in the contexts of a global multicultural society caught in the turmoil of the information and communication revolution. It offers readers an up-to-date overview of the field and pushes the area into new understandings of the topic within a multidimensional space.

Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication

Discourse Perspectives in Organizational Communication brings together researchers from the social sciences and humanities to look at discourse and how it shapes organizations and their social actors. Unlike others in the field, this book assumes that language creates and constitutes reality, rather than simply mirroring or describing it. This collection illustrates the variety of organizational phenomena that might be studied and the range of epistemological and methodological approaches that might be used in discourse analysis techniques.

Willa Cather and Aestheticism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Willa Cather and Aestheticism

This collection of essays investigates the various connections between Willa Cather’s fiction and her aesthetic beliefs and practices.

Imperial Designs
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 186

Imperial Designs

Imperial Designs is the first text in English dealing comprehensively with the Italian colonial experience in China. It confirms imperial policy and the rhetoric of conquest.

Mussolini's National Project in Argentina
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 220

Mussolini's National Project in Argentina

Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina offers a new look at the theoretical questions surrounding the promotion of a national project within another nation-state. Using the Italian project in Argentina as its case study, it highlights the active role emigrants can play in the national discourse when provided with a free public space abroad. Informed by both its Old World roots and New World realities, the Italian community articulated their own definition of the nation which transcended the political debates of its day. /span

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 342

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and His Politics is a full-length political biography of the leader of the Italian Futurist art movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti from the foundation of Futurism in 1909 through its end in the Fascist regime in 1944.

Listening to Fellini
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 275

Listening to Fellini

This study reveals the singularly important role played by music in the construction of meaning in Fellini's black and white feature-length films, and presents a substantial re-reading of the films made during the most creative period of Fellini's artistic development.

Willa Cather and the Dance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 370

Willa Cather and the Dance

Anna Pavlova's revolutionary debut in 1910 at the Metropolitan Opera House captivated the nation and introduced Americans to the charms of modern ballet. Willa Cather was among the first intellectuals to recognize that dance had suddenly been elevated into a new art form, and she quickly trained herself to become one of the leading balletomanes of her era. Willa Cather and the Dance: "A Most Satisfying Elegance" traces the writer's dance education, starting with the ten-page explication she wrote in 1913 for McClure's magazine called "Training for the Ballet." Cather's interest was sustained through her entire canon as she utilized characters, scenes, and images from almost all of the important dance productions that played in New York.