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Roots Reloaded. Culture, Identity and Social Development in the Digital Age

Textbook 2016 153 Pages

Sociology - Culture, Technology, Peoples / Nations

Summary

This edited volume is designed to explore different perspectives of culture, identity and social development using the impact of the digital age as a common thread, aiming at interdisciplinary audiences. Cases of communities and individuals using new technology as a tool to preserve and explore their cultural heritage alongside new media as a source for social orientation ranging from language acquisition to health-related issues will be covered. Therefore, aspects such as Art and Cultural Studies, Media and Communication, Behavioral Science, Psychology, Philosophy and innovative approaches used by creative individuals are included. From the Aboriginal tribes of Australia, to the Maoris of New Zealand, to the mystical teachings of Sufi brotherhoods, the significance of the oral and written traditions and their current relation to online activities shall be discussed in the opening article. The book continues with a closer look at obesity awareness support groups and their impact on social media, Facebook usage in language learning context, smartphone addiction and internet dependency, as well as online media reporting of controversial ethical issues.

Details

Pages
153
Type of Edition
Erstausgabe
Year
2016
ISBN (eBook)
9783960675570
ISBN (Book)
9783960670575
File size
4.9 MB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v337100
Grade
Tags
Culture Identity Social Development Internet Social Media Digital Media Spiritual Tradition Nigerian Media Facebook Behavioral Addiction Language Acquisition Euthanasia New Communication

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