Cyberbullies Cyberactivists Cyberpredators Film Tv And Internet Stereotypes

Author: Lauren Rosewarne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834415
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Written by an expert in media, popular culture, gender, and sexuality, this book surveys the common archetypes of Internet users—from geeks, nerds, and gamers to hackers, scammers, and predators—and assesses what these stereotypes reveal about our culture's attitudes regarding gender, technology, intimacy, and identity. • Provides exhaustively researched and richly detailed information about the interplay between media representations of Internet users and gender, politics, technology, and society that is fascinating and fun to read • Presents findings that suggest that in spite of the Internet being so prevalent, technophobia is still an inherent subtext of many pop culture references to it • Considers how the vast majority of the portrayals of Internet user stereotypes are male—and evaluates how these male-dominated roles shape and are shaped by popular attitudes about sexuality, technology, intimacy, and identity • Written by Lauren Rosewarne, a widely published expert in the areas of modern media, popular culture, gender, and sexuality

Intimacy On The Internet

Author: Lauren Rosewarne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317581415
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The focus of this book is on the media representations of the use of the Internet in seeking intimate connections—be it a committed relationship, a hook-up, or a community in which to dabble in fringe sexual practices. Popular culture (film, narrative television, the news media, and advertising) present two very distinct pictures of the use of the Internet as related to intimacy. From news reports about victims of online dating, to the presentation of the desperate and dateless, the perverts and the deviants, a distinct frame for the intimacy/Internet connection is negativity. In some examples however, a changing picture is emerging. The ubiquitousness of Internet use today has meant a slow increase in comparatively more positive representations of successful online romances in the news, resulting in more positive-spin advertising and a more even-handed presence of such liaisons in narrative television and film. Both the positive and the negative media representations are categorised and analysed in this book to explore what they reveal about the intersection of gender, sexuality, technology and the changing mores regarding intimacy.

Virtual Weaponry

Author: Aaron Tucker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319601989
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This book examines the convergent paths of the Internet and the American military, interweaving a history of the militarized Internet with analysis of a number of popular Hollywood movies in order to track how the introduction of the Internet into the war film has changed the genre, and how the movies often function as one part of the larger Military-Industrial- Media-Entertainment Network and the Total War Machine. The book catalogues and analyzes representations of a militarized Internet in popular Hollywood cinema, arguing that such illustrations of digitally networked technologies promotes an unhealthy transhumanism that weaponizes the relationships between the biological and technological aspects of that audience, while also hierarchically placing the “human” components at the top. Such filmmaking and movie-watching should be replaced with a critical posthumanism that challenges the relationships between the audience and their technologies, in addition to providing critical tools that can be applied to understanding and potentially resist modern warfare.

Part Time Perverts Sex Pop Culture And Kink Management

Author: Lauren Rosewarne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391580
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This book offers an erudite yet highly accessible exploration of the presence of sexual perversion in popular culture and its manifestation in everyday life. • A bibliography of over 400 reference-text-based items including books, journal articles, and news items • A media reference list of over 100 films, 100 songs, and 75 television programs referred to in the text

American Taboo The Forbidden Words Unspoken Rules And Secret Morality Of Popular Culture

Author: Lauren Rosewarne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399344
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America's often-unspoken morality codes make many topics taboo in "the land of the free." This book analyzes hundreds of popular culture examples to expose how the media both avoids and alludes to how we derive pleasure from our bodies. • Analyzes an enormous range of popular culture examples in a lively and highly readable writing style • Identifies and examines 12 separate taboos of the media • Provides interdisciplinary coverage that intersects with a wide variety of subject areas, including cultural studies, philosophy, feminism, and queer culture • Offers not only in-depth descriptions of cultural taboos but also clear explanations of why they exist • Supplies fascinating and useful information for general audiences as well as students and scholars of popular culture, political science, sexuality and gender studies, and sociology

Online Around The World A Geographic Encyclopedia Of The Internet Social Media And Mobile Apps

Author: Laura M. Steckman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697766
Size: 26.43 MB
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Covering more than 80 countries around the world, this book provides a compelling, contemporary snapshot of how people in other countries are using the Internet, social media, and mobile apps. • Demonstrates that while the Internet and the human desire to connect with others is universal, people in different cultures and regions have different preferences for what, where, and how they communicate online • Identifies the ways in which the Internet and social media have profoundly impacted the world economically, culturally, and politically • Chronicles the development of major social media innovations that have shaped online environments

American Film And Society Since 1945

Author: Leonard Quart
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313382522
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This post-World War II survey of American cinema provides an in-depth exploration of how film acts as a powerful cultural expression of the American public's dreams and desires. * Includes an introduction that addresses the history of the last decade and discusses events such as the attacks of September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economic crisis, and the election of President Barack Obama

Game Worlds Get Real How Who We Are Online Became Who We Are Offline

Author: Zek Valkyrie
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851298
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This book explores how after 20 years of existence, virtual world games have evolved: the social landscapes within digital worlds have become rigid and commodified, and "play" and "fun" have become rational and mechanical products. • Explains how social rigidity in digital communities often robs these spaces of experimentation and identity play • Suggests that new technologies such as virtual reality are unlikely to revolutionize the media or cause dramatic social change

The Coming Swarm

Author: Molly Sauter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628921528
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What is Hacktivism? In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet is a vital arena of communication, self expression, and interpersonal organizing. When there is a message to convey, words to get out, or people to unify, many will turn to the internet as a theater for that activity. As familiar and widely accepted activist tools-petitions, fundraisers, mass letter-writing, call-in campaigns and others-find equivalent practices in the online space, is there also room for the tactics of disruption and civil disobedience that are equally familiar from the realm of street marches, occupations, and sit-ins? With a historically grounded analysis, and a focus on early deployments of activist DDOS as well as modern instances to trace its development over time, The Coming Swarm uses activist DDOS actions as the foundation of a larger analysis of the practice of disruptive civil disobedience on the internet.

The Artificial Intelligence Imperative A Practical Roadmap For Business

Author: Anastassia Lauterbach
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440859957
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This practical guide to artificial intelligence and its impact on industry dispels common myths and calls for cross-sector, collaborative leadership for the responsible design and embedding of AI in the daily work of businesses and oversight by boards. • Provides a strategic framework for corporate boards and executive leadership teams to remain competitive in the age of AI • Offers practical and clear advice on AI and machine learning, introducing technical concepts and translating research trends into practical applications while simultaneously incorporating critical governance, ethics, sustainability, and risk considerations • Provides traditional businesses and their boards with practical questions to ask their teams, suppliers, and technology partners and offers guidance on market trends and players to which to pay attention