1. The Rise of the Network Society by Manuel castells
This book, the first in Castells’ ground-breaking trilogy, is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, it aims to formulate a systematic theory of the information society which takes account of the fundamental effects of information technology on the contemporary world.
The global economy is now characterized by the almost instantaneous flow and exchange of information, capital, and cultural communication. These flows order and condition both consumption and production. The networks themselves reflect and create distinctive cultures. Both they and the traffic they carry are largely outside national regulation. Our dependence on the new modes of informational flow gives enormous power to those in a position to control them to control us. The main political arena is now the media, and the media are not politically answerable.
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2. An Introduction to Sociolinguistic by: Ronald Wardhaugh
This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.
* Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field.
* Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date.
* Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises.
* Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power
* Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning.
* Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society. (http://gigapedia.com/items:description?id=172301)
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3. Beyond language – intercultural communication for english as a second language by: Deena R. Levine
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4. Communication, cultural and media studies: key concepts by: john hartley
Communication, Cultural and Media Studiesis an introductory guide for those who need to “come to terms” with the fields of communications and cultural studies. More 300 entries introduce the reader to key points in the areas, as well the historical underpinnings of each concept, and provides references for further reading. This edition contains more than 70 new entries, with existing entries revised to maintain currency with new developments in recent years. These elements, as well as the expertise of the authors in the fields of culture and communication, combine to provide a broad and useful study of culture and communication. (http://books.google.co.id/books?id=avvxcMuSRvQC&dq=Communication,+cultural+and+media+studies:+key+concepts+by+john+hartley&client=firefox-a&source=gbs_navlinks_s)
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5. Ethnography by John D Brewer
Recently, ethnography has been attacked from within and without the qualitative research community. This book defends this method, setting out the competing methodological bases and detailing its different uses. It offers guidelines for good practice in the research process, as well as advice on the analysis, interpretation and presentation of ethnographic data. (http://books.google.co.id/books?id=Vz6AAAAAMAAJ&q=Ethnography+by+John+D+Brewer&dq=Ethnography+by+John+D+Brewer&client=firefox-a&cd=1)
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6. Handbook of Language and Social Interaction by: Kristine L. Fitch, Robert E. Sanders
This Handbook of Language and Social Interaction stands as the premier scholarly resource for LSI subject matter and research, giving visibility and definition to this area of study and establishing a benchmark for the current state of scholarship. The Handbook identifies the five main subdisciplinary areas that make up LSI–language pragmatics, conversation analysis, language and social psychology, discourse analysis, and the ethnography of communication. One section of the volume is devoted to each area, providing a forum for a variety of authoritative voices to provide their respective views on the central concerns, research programs, and main findings of each area, and to articulate the present or emergent issues and directions. A sixth section addresses LSI in the context of broadcast media and the Internet. This volume’s distinguished authors and original content contribute significantly to the advancement of LSI scholarship, circumscribing and clarifying the interrelationships among the questions, findings, and methods across LSI’s subdisciplinary areas. Readers will come away richer in their understanding of the variety and depth of ways the intricacies of language and social interaction are revealed. As an essential scholarly resource, this Handbook is required reading for scholars, researchers, and graduate students in language and social interaction, and it is destined to have a broad influence on future LSI study and research. (http://books.google.co.id/books?id=1sGAcsSa0NgC&dq=Handbook+of+Language+and+Social+Interaction+by:+Kristine+L.+Fitch,+Robert+E.+Sanders&client=firefox-a&source=gbs_navlinks_s)
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7. Information and Communications for development 2009 by: World Bank
Information and communication technology (ICT) is a critical part of the ever more integrated global economy, where knowledge-based activities have become increasingly important and pervasive. ICT enables people, governments, and businesses around the world to acquire and share ideas, expertise, and services, helping to create and sustain opportunities for economic development on an unprecedented scale. Accelerated knowledge transfer and technological diffusion amplify the competitive advantages of fast-learning economies. As the information requirements for innovation in economic and social activities increase, the importance of ICT for the development agenda will only continue to expand. Information and Communications for Development 2009 first examines the economic impact of mobile, broadband connectivity, and e-government applications. It highlights country experiences with different institutional arrangements for e-government and discusses policy options for advancing access to ICT infrastructure and services. It also reviews policy options that encourage the development of information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services industries in the developing world. The report then analyses the trends in ICT sector development, drawing on the most recent national data on key indicators that are also presented in the at-a-glance tables for 150 economies. ICT performance measures, on a scale from 1 to 10, are introduced for ready comparisons of countries’ ICT capacities, as well as for benchmarking their progress along three key dimensions of ICT development over time: (1) access to ICT services, (2) affordability of ICT services, and (3) adoption of ICT applications in government and business. Highlighting elements of good practice that are emerging for policy, regulatory, and investment frameworks, this report addresses some of the most challenging issues faced by developing countries on the agenda of ICT for development. ( http://books.google.co.id/books?id=_5DL8RXJUbgC&dq=Information+and+Communications+for+development+2009+by:+World+Bank&client=firefox-a&source=gbs_navlinks_s)
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8. Internet Communication and Qualitative Research by: Chris Mann, Fiona Stewart
“The internet is exploding with possibilities for conducting social research. Mann and Stewart offer the first in-depth consideration of the prospects and potentials for doing qualitative research on-line. This wide ranging, clearly-written book is essential reading for researchers working at the cutting edge of qualitative methodology.” ?James Holstein, Marquette University “Opens to view a whole new avenue for social research. Internet communication is the wave of the future. Mann and Stewart capture its potential with insight, caution, and consummate procedural skill. Pathbreaking in its area of research methodology! Students and researchers will be very pleased with its clarity and usefulness.” ?Jaber Gubrium, University of Florida Internet Communication and Qualitative Research is the first textbook to examine the impact of Internet technology on qualitative research methods. Drawing on many pioneering studies using computer-mediated communication (CMC), the authors show how online researchers can employ Internet-based qualitative methods to collect rich, descriptive, contextually-situated data. They discuss the methodological, practical and theoretical considerations associated with such methods as in-depth online interviewing, virtual focus groups, and participant observation in virtual communities. This is a comprehensive and practical guide that: Reviews online research practice and basic Internet technology Looks in detail at the skills required by the online researcher Examines the ethical, confidentiality, security, and legal issues involved in online research Considers the theoretical challenges surrounding data collected in a “virtual venue” Addresses the social and cultural impact of researching online through a discussion of power, gender, and identity issues in the virtual world Internet Communication and Qualitative Research will be an indispensable guide for all students and researchers working in the digital age. (http://books.google.co.id/books?id=fhtAVok8Z5AC&dq=Internet+Communication+and+Qualitative+Research+by:+Chris+Mann,+Fiona+Stewart&client=firefox-a&source=gbs_navlinks_s)
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9. Qualitative Research Methods in Public Relations and Marketing communication by: C. Daymon
*Outlines research techniques: case studies, grounded theory, ethnography, action research, and Delphi technique
*Considers methods of data collection: interviews and focus groups, procedures such as projective techniques and critical incident technique, observation and online
*Includes sampling and strategies for data analysis, including computer analysis
*Appraises issues such as generalisability, reliability and validity from a qualitative perspective
This is a practical guide for novice researchers interested in conducting qualitative research in public relations and marketing communications. It takes readers through each stage of the research process, from choosing a research topic and writing the proposal, through to selecting methods for data collection, and analysing and writing the research report. Key points are illustrated with examples from advertising, marketing, media relations, promotions, employee communications, public affairs, and other forms of managed communication.
Key features are:
*theoretical background and practical guidelines
*hints for using the internet
*tips for overcoming problems and difficulties
*many useful examples, boxed features, summaries, and overviews
*illustrations from international contexts.
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10. The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods by: Lisa M. Given
Qualitative research is designed to explore the human elements of a given topic, while specific qualitative methods examine how individuals see and experience the world. Qualitative approaches are typically used to explore new phenomena and to capture individuals’ thoughts, feelings, or interpretations of meaning and process. Such methods are central to research conducted in education, nursing, sociology, anthropology, information studies, and other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences. Qualitative research projects are informed by a wide range of methodologies and theoretical frameworks. (http://books.google.co.id/books?id=IFrb6IPLISEC&dq=The+Sage+Encyclopedia+of+Qualitative+Research+Methods+by:+Lisa+M.+Given&client=firefox-a&cd=1)
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11. A companion to media studies by: Angharad Valdivia
“A Companion to Media Studies “is a comprehensive collection that brings together new writings by some of the most respected canonical and contemporary media studies scholars. The result is a fascinating overview of the theories and methodologies that have produced this most interdisciplinary of fields. Leading essayists – from Denis McQuail, John Nerone, Margaret Gallagher, and Dan Schiller to Charles Whitney, James Ettema, Jennings Bryant, and Ellen Wartella – tackle a variety of concepts and controversies from qualitative and quantitative perspectives, and with specific attention to issues of globalization and difference. (http://books.google.co.id/books?id=QtR4lH9OBwgC&dq=a+companion+to+media+studies+by:+Angharad+Valdivia&client=firefox-a&source=gbs_navlinks_s)
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12. Choosing among five traditions by cresswell
This book explores the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of five qualitative inquiry traditions: biography, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study. John W Creswell relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry and compares each of the research strategies for theoretical frameworks, writing introduction to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing the narrative, and employing standards of quality and verifying results. Five journal articles in the appendix offer fascinating reading as well as examples of the five different qualitative designs. (http://books.google.co.id/books?id=bjO2AAAAIAAJ&q=choosing+among+five+traditions+by+cresswell&dq=choosing+among+five+traditions+by+cresswell&client=firefox-a&cd=1)
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13. communication theory – media, technology and society by david holmes
14. I’m OK, You’re OK by: Thomas A Harris
15.Therapeutic ways with words by: Kathleen Ferrara
16. virtual etnography by Christine M Hine
Cutting though the exaggerated and fanciful beliefs about the new possibilities of “net life”, Hine produces a distinctive understanding of the significance of the Internet and addresses such questions as: what challenges do the new technologies of communication pose for research methods? Does the Internet force us to rethink traditional categories of “culture” and “society?”
In this compelling and thoughtful book, Hine shows that the Internet is both a site for cultural formations and a cultural artifact which is shaped by people’s understandings and expectations.
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