Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom

Author: Dunn, Robert Andrew

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799833253

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 433

View: 173

Leisure time today is driven by fandom. Once viewed as a social pariah, the fan and associated fandom as a whole has transformed into a popularized social construct researchers are still attempting to understand. Popular culture in the modern era is defined and dominated by the fan, and the basis of fandom has established its own identity across several platforms of media. As some forms of fandom have remained constant, including sports and cinema, other structures of fandom are emerging as the mass following of video games and cosplay are becoming increasingly prominent. Fandom has been established as an important facet in today’s society, and necessary research is required for understanding how fandom is shaping society as a whole. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research that reviews some of the most exigent facets of today’s fandom and highlights understudied cultures of fandom as well as emerging intricacies of established fandom. While promoting topics such as esports, influencer culture, and marketing trends, this publication explores both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as the methods of social science and critical perspectives. This book is ideally designed for marketers, media strategists, brand managers, consumer behavior analysts, researchers, academics, and students.

Research Anthology on Fandoms, Online Social Communities, and Pop Culture

Research Anthology on Fandoms, Online Social Communities, and Pop Culture

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668445167

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 812

The internet has grown to become one of the largest communication hubs in history. With its ability to share content and create community bonds, it has seen many fandoms and online social communities develop within the past decades. While there are some detriments to these communities, there are also many benefits and potential uses for the betterment of society. The Research Anthology on Fandoms, Online Social Communities, and Pop Culture explores the ways in which the internet has presented itself as a platform for communities to gather. This essential reference source discusses the engagement of these communities, social media use, and the uses of these communities for education. Covering topics such as digital communities, transmedia language learning, and digital humanities, this book is a vital tool for educators of K-12 and higher education, digital folklorists, sociologists, communications researchers, online administrators, community leaders, and academicians.

The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism

The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism

Author: Daniel H. Olsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429575112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 980

The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism provides a robust and comprehensive state-of-the-art review of the literature in this growing sub-field of tourism. This handbook is split into five distinct sections. The first section covers past and present debates regarding definitions, theories, and concepts related to religious and spiritual tourism. Subsequent sections focus on the supply and demand aspects of religious and spiritual tourism markets, and examine issues related to the management side of these markets around the world. Areas under examination include religious theme parks, the UNESCO branding of religious heritage, gender and performance, popular culture, pilgrimage, environmental impacts, and fear and terrorism, among many others. The final section explores emerging and future directions in religious and spiritual tourism, and proposes an agenda for further research. Interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content, this will be essential reading for all students, researchers, and academics interested in Tourism, Religion, Cultural Studies, and Heritage Studies.

A Social-Scientific Examination of the Dynamics of Communication, Thought, and Selves

A Social-Scientific Examination of the Dynamics of Communication, Thought, and Selves

Author: Sekalala, Seif

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799875093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 850

Intrapersonal communication has been considered and studied less in comparison to general communication and other related topics. Moreover, intrapersonal communication is usually mentioned in the context of studying other topics, as opposed to being studied singularly. To fully understand the complexity and potential uses of this field of study, intrapersonal communication must be researched further. A Social-Scientific Examination of the Dynamics of Communication, Thought, and Selves focuses on the concept of intrapersonal communication, discusses how and why we communicate with ourselves, and considers how scholars can help humans improve and harness intrapersonal communication in fields such as artificial intelligence. The book also makes a forceful case for the importance and potential utility of intrapersonal communication. Covering topics such as language, sociology, and cognitive science, this reference work is ideal for sociologists, psychologists, industry professionals, academicians, scholars, researchers, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Modelling and Simulation of Fast-Moving Ad-Hoc Networks (FANETs and VANETs)

Modelling and Simulation of Fast-Moving Ad-Hoc Networks (FANETs and VANETs)

Author: Pradeep Kumar, T.S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668436127

Category: Computers

Page: 269

View: 194

In the event of a disastrous event leading to the loss of communication networks, ad-hoc networks are a potent wireless communication resource because of their unique features including being quickly deployable and having a distributed nature, large coverage area, reduced cost, and more. Flying ad-hoc networks (FANETS) and vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETS) are the future technology and can solve many problems in e-commerce delivery through drones, agriculture, vaccine delivery, and more. The unique characteristics of these networks and special requirements have created new challenges for the research community in recent decades. Modelling and Simulation of Fast-Moving Ad-Hoc Networks (FANETs and VANETs) enhances the modelling and simulation aspects of FANETS and VANETS and understands the protocols in mac layer and network layers for fast-moving ad-hoc networks. It presents simulations run using various simulation tools and measures the performance metrics of ad-hoc networks. Covering topics such as emulation tools, secure communication, and modelling software, this premier reference source is an excellent resource for computer scientists, IT specialists, business leaders and managers, supply chain and logistics management, libraries, students, government officials, international organizations, law enforcement, engineers, agriculturalists, researchers, and academicians.

Universal Codes of Media in International Political Communications: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Universal Codes of Media in International Political Communications: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Yeromin, Mykola Borysovych

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799838098

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

View: 909

Much like different lenses will give a camera a different view, different forms of media portray different aspects of political relations. Without conveyed messages through audiovisual media, individuals would lose those conveyed messages through sub-textual means. Universal Codes of Media in International Political Communications: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of audiovisual media and applications within political science. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as media representation, political studies, and international communications, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, administrators, and government officials.

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

Author: Paul Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119237167

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 160

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.

The Soft Power of the Korean Wave

The Soft Power of the Korean Wave

Author: Youna Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000437522

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 345

At this fascinating historical moment, this timely collection explores the new meaning of the Korean Wave and the process of media production, representation, distribution and consumption in a global context as a distinctive and complex form of soft power. Focusing on the most recent phenomenon of Korean popular culture, this book considers the Korean Wave in the global digital age and addresses the social, cultural and political implications in their complexity within the contexts of global inequalities and uneven power structures. The collection brings together internationally renowned scholars and regional specialists to examine this historically significant, visibly growing, yet under-explored current phenomenon in the global digital age. Drawing on a wide range of perspectives from media and communications, cultural studies, sociology, history and anthropology, and including a series of case studies from Asia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East, it provides an empirically rich and theoretically stimulating tour of this area of study, going beyond the standard Euro-American view of the evolving and complex dynamics of the media today. This collection is essential reading for students and scholars interested in Korean popular culture and in film, media, fandom and cultural industries more widely.

CAPE

CAPE

Author: Courtney N. Plante

Publisher: Stephen Reysen

ISBN: 9780997628821

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 317

Researchers across disciplines have been studying the psychology of fans for decades. Seeking to better understand fan behavior and the various factors motivating fans, researchers have studied dozens of variables in hundreds of studies of different fan groups. To date, however, there have been relatively few attempts to integrate this sizable body of work, pulling together findings across from the field to with a broader, more holistic perspective. This book does exactly that, identifying and concisely summarizing research on 28 separate lines of inquiry on the psychology of fans and integrating it all into an empirically-validated model known as the CAPE model. Useful as a textbook for a fandom studies course and as a handbook for fan researchers, this book is essential reading for anyone looking to better understand the state of fan psychology and wanting to conduct their own research exploring the ins and outs of fans of all sorts!

Cosplayers

Cosplayers

Author: A. Luxx Mishou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000422535

Category: Social Science

Page: 92

View: 266

Cosplayers: Gender and Identity is an examination of identity practices in cosplay, as expressed by cosplayers themselves. It challenges the assumed correlation between cosplay and cosplayer identity and considers the lived experiences of cosplayers engaging in the fan practice of sartorial performance. Through a series of chapters covering the blurring lines of gender, sexualized fantasy in real spaces, and nostalgia, the author argues that observational data run the risk of affirming normative expectations of identity in the absence of cosplayer narratives, and produce misreadings that generalize. The work develops and builds an understanding of a complex cultural system of art, engaging with multiple methodologies to make identity, fandom, and critical analysis on the parts of participants and observers alike. This is an accessible and innovative study suitable for scholars and students in gender studies, cultural studies, sexuality studies, sociology, and media studies.

Contemporary Sport Management

Contemporary Sport Management

Author: Paul M. Pedersen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781718203006

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 536

View: 481

Keeping pace with the rapidly evolving field of sport management, Contemporary Sport Management, the authoritative introductory text in the field, returns with a thoroughly updated seventh edition. Over 50 contributors with a diverse array of cultural and educational backgrounds deliver a complete and contemporary overview of the field, presented in full color for a visually engaging read. With a simplified structure to reflect current demands of the profession and addressing all the Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), Contemporary Sport Management, Seventh Edition With HKPropel Access, is organized into three parts. Part I, Introduction to Sport Management, provides an overview of the field and leadership concepts associated with it. Part II, Sport Management Sites, details the major settings in which many sport management careers are carried out, including new content on sport participation across the life span. In part III, Sport Management Functions, readers will learn about the key functional areas of sport management, including sport marketing, sport communication, sport facility and event management, and more, with new content on sales as a career path. New and updated content throughout this edition allows students to stay on the leading edge of the field: Discussion of the evolution of esports, fantasy sports, and sport betting Content covering emerging technologies in sport management, including streaming, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) New case study sidebars with short-answer questions Recommended Case Studies in Sport Management journal articles for each chapter, designed to promote critical thinking and demonstrate understanding of chapter content Related student learning activities and recommended articles are now delivered through HKPropel. These supplemental materials are designed to increase student engagement and enhance understanding of chapter content. With more than 200 activities, including comprehension activities, web activities, and Day in the Life activities tied to professional profiles, students will be challenged to think critically about sport management as both a field of study and a vibrant professional environment with a variety of career paths, and they will develop insight into issues they will encounter in their careers. Chapter quizzes are also included and can be assigned by instructors. Contemporary Sport Management, Seventh Edition, will broaden students’ understanding of sport management issues, emphasizing critical thinking, ethics, and diversity while providing students with an introduction to all the aspects of the field they need to know as they prepare to enter the profession. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.