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Organizational Communication Approaches to the Works of Joss Whedon

Organizational Communication Approaches to the Works of Joss Whedon

Author: Andrew F. Herrmann

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793604866

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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This book offers an in-depth analysis of the connections between communication, organization, gender, discourses, and ethics in the works of Joss Whedon. It examines how characters go to work in them, how characters fight against them, and how some organizations themselves are characters.

The Routledge International Handbook of Organizational Autoethnography

The Routledge International Handbook of Organizational Autoethnography

Author: Andrew F. Herrmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429614903

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

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For nearly 40 years researchers have been using narratives and stories to understand larger cultural issues through the lenses of their personal experiences. There is an increasing recognition that autoethnographic approaches to work and organizations add to our knowledge of both personal identity and organizational scholarship. By using personal narrative and autoethnographic approaches, this research focuses on the working lives of individual people within the organizations for which they work. This international handbook includes chapters that provide multiple overarching perspectives to organizational autoethnography including views from fields such as critical, postcolonial and queer studies. It also tackles specific organizational processes, including organizational exits, grief, fandom, and workplace bullying, as well as highlighting the ethical implications of writing organizational research from a personal narrative approach. Contributors also provide autoethnographies about the military, health care and academia, in addition to approaches from various subdisciplines such as marketing, economics, and documentary film work. Contributions from the US, the UK, Europe, and the Global South span disciplines such as organizational studies and ethnography, communication studies, business studies, and theatre and performance to provide a comprehensive map of this wide-reaching area of qualitative research. This handbook will therefore be of interest to both graduate and postgraduate students as well as practicing researchers.

Popularizing Scholarly Research

Popularizing Scholarly Research

Author: Patricia Leavy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190085254

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

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Popularizing Scholarly Research: Research Methods and Practice contextualizes the role of digital resources such as blogs, social media, and email in the move toward making scholarship accessible and explains the role of research methods in knowledge construction. Topics covered in the book include survey research, interviews, oral history, ethnography, autoethnography, evaluation, literature, visual art, health, theatre, narrative film, and a range ofmethods that rely on the internet and social media.

Handbook of Autoethnography

Handbook of Autoethnography

Author: Tony E. Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429776953

Category: Psychology

Page: 558

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The second edition of the award-winning Handbook of Autoethnography is a thematically organized volume that contextualizes contemporary practices of autoethnography and examines how the field has developed since the publication of the first edition in 2013. Throughout, contributors identify key autoethnographic themes and commitments and offer examples of diverse, thoughtful, effective, applied, and innovative autoethnography. The second edition is organized into five sections: In Section 1, Doing Autoethnography, contributors explore definitions of autoethnography, identify and demonstrate key features of autoethnography, and engage philosophical, relational, cultural, and ethical foundations of autoethnographic practice. In Section 2, Representing Autoethnography, contributors discuss forms and techniques for the process and craft of creating autoethnographic projects, using various media in/as autoethnography, and marking and making visible particular identities, knowledges, and voices. In Section 3, Teaching, Evaluating, and Publishing Autoethnography, contributors focus on supporting and supervising autoethnographic projects. They also offer perspectives on publishing and evaluating autoethnography. In Section 4, Challenges and Futures of Autoethnography, contributors consider contemporary challenges for autoethnography, including understanding autoethnography as a feminist, posthumanist, and decolonialist practice, as well as a method for studying texts, translations, and traumas. The volume concludes with Section 5, Autoethnographic Exemplars, a collection of sixteen classic and contemporary texts that can serve as models of autoethnographic scholarship. With contributions from more than 50 authors representing more than a dozen disciplines and writing from various locations around the world, the handbook develops, refines, and expands autoethnographic inquiry and qualitative research. This text will be a primary resource for novice and advanced researchers alike in a wide range of social science disciplines.

Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling, Audience Engagement, and Business Strategies

Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling, Audience Engagement, and Business Strategies

Author: Hernández-Santaolalla, Víctor

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799831204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 457

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As media evolves with technological improvement, communication changes alongside it. In particular, storytelling and narrative structure have adapted to the new digital landscape, allowing creators to weave immersive and enticing experiences that captivate viewers. These experiences have great potential in marketing and advertising, but the medium’s methods are so young that their potential and effectiveness is not yet fully understood. Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling, Audience Engagement, and Business Strategies is a collection of innovative research that explores transmedia storytelling and digital marketing strategies in relation to audience engagement. Highlighting a wide range of topics including promotion strategies, business models, and prosumers and influencers, this book is ideally designed for digital creators, advertisers, marketers, consumer analysts, media professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, executives, researchers, academicians, and students.

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

Author: Paul Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119237174

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies offers scholars and fans an accessible and engaging resource for understanding the rapidly expanding field of fan studies. International in scope and written by a team that includes many major scholars, this volume features over thirty especially-commissioned essays on a variety of topics, which together provide an unparalleled overview of this fast-growing field. Separated into five sections—Histories, Genealogies, Methodologies; Fan Practices; Fandom and Cultural Studies; Digital Fandom; and The Future of Fan Studies—the book synthesizes literature surrounding important theories, debates, and issues within the field of fan studies. It also traces and explains the social, historical, political, commercial, ethical, and creative dimensions of fandom and fan studies. Exploring both the historical and the contemporary fan situation, the volume presents fandom and fan studies as models of 21st century production and consumption, and identifies the emergent trends in this unique field of study.

Reading Angel

Reading Angel

Author: Stacey Abbott

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1850438390

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Chronicles all five seasons of the popular Joss Whedon television program, discussing such topics as cinematic aesthetics, music, portrayals of masculinity, and the concept of the superhero.

12 Essential Skills for Software Architects

12 Essential Skills for Software Architects

Author: Dave Hendricksen

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321717290

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Master the Crucial Non -Technical Skills Every Software Architect Needs! Thousands of software professionals have the necessary technical qualifications to become architects, but far fewer have the crucial non-technical skills needed to get hired and succeed in this role. In today's agile environments, these "soft" skills have grown even more crucial to success as an architect. For many developers, however, these skills don't come naturally-and they're rarely addressed in formal training. Now, long-time software architect Dave Hendricksen helps you fill this gap, supercharge your organizational impact, and quickly move to the next level in your career. In 12 Essential Skills for Software Architects, Hendricksen begins by pinpointing the specific relationship, personal, and business skills that successful architects rely upon. Next, he presents proven methods for systematically developing and sharpening every one of these skills, from negotiation and leadership to pragmatism and vision. From start to finish, this book's practical insights can help you get the architect position you want-and thrive once you have it! The soft skills you need... ...and a coherent framework and practical methodology for mastering them! Relationship skills Leadership, politics, gracious behavior, communication, negotiation Personal skills Context switching, transparency, passion Business skills Pragmatism, vision, business knowledge, innovation

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Author: Anne Billson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: UCSC:32106018377850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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From 1997 to 2003, Buffy the Vampire Slayer single-handedly reinvented the high-school genre, splicing it with action, comedy and the supernatural. Series by series, Anne Billson unravels the magic of Buffy, examining the antecedents, influences and the new twist on the age-old story of the struggle between Good and Evil.

The Aesthetics of Culture in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Aesthetics of Culture in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Author: Matthew Pateman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786422494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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On the TV screen as elsewhere, there is often more than meets the eye. For decades, television has offered not just entertainment, but observations--subtle and otherwise--on society. This book examines the cultural commentary contained in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, a show that ran for seven seasons (1997-2003) and 144 episodes. On the surface, Buffy is the marriage of a high school drama to gothic horror. This somewhat unusual vehicle is used to present, via the character of Buffy, fairly typical views of late 20th century culture-teenage problems; issues regarding a broken home; and the search for meaning and validation. In addition, subtler themes, such as cultural views of knowledge, ethnicity and history, are woven into the show's critique of popular culture. Organized into two sections, this volume offers an in-depth examination of the show: first, through the lens of Buffy's confrontation with culture, and second, from the complex perspectives of the individual characters. Issues such as values, ethical choices and the implications of one's actions are discussed--without ever losing sight of the limitations of a medium that will always be dominated by financial concerns. The final chapter summarizes what Buffy has to say about today's society. An appendix lists Buffy episodes in chronological order.