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(Im)perfection Subverted, Reloaded and Networked: Utopian Discourse across Media

by Barbara Klonowska, Zofi Kolbuszewska & Grzegorz Maziarczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

This study explores various intersections between the traditional utopian discourse and such media as music, comic books, TV series, feature films, documentaries, fan fiction, computer games and web projects,...


Designing Democracy

by Kathleen Hooper Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

How can firmly established democracies aid and support emerging democracies? Historically, where has this been done? This book looks at the American Information Centers and their involvement in democratic re-education...


Democratising the Museum

by Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt & Pille Runnel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

Democratising the museum is a collection of articles reflecting upon the problem of how participation, technologically mediated or not, can support the museum in the process of becoming more accessible. The...


Scotland 2014 and Beyond – Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence?

by Klaus Peter Müller Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

This book examines Scotland from a great variety of international and disciplinary perspectives, offering viewpoints from ordinary citizens as well as experts in culture, history, literature, sociology, politics,...


Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World

by Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Chatarina Edfeldt, Lung-Lung Hu & Herbert Jonsson et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

This volume takes a broad outlook on the concept of transculturality. Contributions from 19 authors and specialists, of almost as many diverse origins, grapple with this concept, each in their own way. How can...


Narrative Design

by Giulia Cordin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

Designers are usually considered as problem solvers: but what if, instead of solving problems, they pose them? The author opens a discussion on the role and the emerging strategies of designers in today’s...


Building Bridges for Multimodal Research

by Janina Wildfeuer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 02, 2015)

While multimodality is one of the most influential semiotic theories for analysing media artefacts, the concepts of this theory are heterogeneous and widespread. The book takes the differences between approaches...


Staging Memory

by Stefania Del Monte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 26, 2015)

Memory in postcolonial Italy and Libya has been used, reinterpreted and staged by political powers and the media. This book investigates the roots of myth, colonial amnesia and censorship in postwar Italy, as...


Creative Paths to Television Journalism

by Jacek Dabala Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

The book is a scholarly and creative consideration of audiovisual broadcasting and what makes a TV performance professional. It combines an academic approach to TV News with a practical understanding of production...


New York, New York!

by Sabine Sielke & Björn Bosserhoff Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 27, 2015)

Once a center of transatlantic cultural exchange and the avant-garde arts, New York City has transformed into a global metropolis. This book traces a shift that took shape as cultural practices and media underwent...


Images of Knowledge

by Samantha L. Smith, Trine Krigsvoll Haagensen, Nora S. Vaage & Rasmus T. Slaattelid Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 22, 2016)

The authors consider the relationship between knowledge and image, though multi-faceted, to be one of reciprocal dependence. But how do images carry and convey knowledge? The ambiguities of images means that...


Mobile Media and the Change of Everyday Life

by Joachim Höflich, Georg F. Kircher, Christine Linke & Isabel Schlote Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 25, 2012)

This volume is dedicated to the subject of mobile communication and the transition in everyday life. Mobile media have become a part of the media ensemble and lead to specific media communication practices....


Translating Politeness Across Englishes

by Rehana Mubarak-Aberer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 13, 2017)

Due to the increasing lingua-cultural heterogeneity of today’s users of English, it has become necessary to examine politeness, translation and transcultural communication from a different perspective. This...


Metaphoricity of Conventionalized Diegetic Images in Comics

by Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 30, 2017)

This book offers a cognitive-semiotic approach to metaphoricity of visual representations in static visual narratives referred to as comics. It implements this approach in an exploration of conventionalized...


Audiovisual Translation – Research and Use

by Mikolaj Deckert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 20, 2017)

This book explores two strands of Audiovisual Translation referred to as «research» and «use». As their points of convergence as well as divergence are brought to light, the contributors show that the two...


Sustainable and Solidary Education

by Oana-Adriana Duta, Monica Tilea & Alina Stela Resceanu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 12, 2017)

This volume of thematic studies offers multifaceted interpretations of education for sustainable and solidary development (ESSD). It is a joint work of academics, teachers and researchers covering the domain...


Private and Public on Social Network Sites

by Jingwei Wu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 19, 2017)

This book explores the boundary between «the private» and «the public» on Social Network Sites based on the sociability framework. The author analyses the roles of social norms and influences, benefits,...


Textuality and Contextuality

by Aneta Smolinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 11, 2017)

This study offers a contrastive analysis of culturally grounded differences in discourse by comparing advertising strategies in three European languages: (British) English, French and Polish. Taking a critical...


Poland’s New Ways of Public Diplomacy

by Beata Ociepka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 28, 2017)

This book analyzes when and how Poland implemented public diplomacy. The author explains it as a form of external political communication of governments conducted in cooperation with non-state actors to position...


Information Society and its Manifestations: Economy, Politics, Culture

by Borut Roncevic & Matevž Tomšic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2016)

The book provides a compilation of idiosyncratic manifestations of information society in techno-economic, political and cultural spheres. The contributors focus on the increasing complexity within information...


Approaching Transnational America in Performance

by Birgit M. Bauridl & Pia Wiegmink Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 13, 2016)

The volume is uniquely located at the interdisciplinary crossroads of Performance Studies and transnational American Studies. As both a method and an object of study, performance deepens our understanding of...


Storytelling and Education in the Digital Age

by Matteo Stocchetti Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 02, 2016)

While the importance of the role of storytelling can hardly be overestimated, the impact of digitalization on this role is more ambivalent. In this second book-length publication of the programme Media and Education...


Tweets from the Campaign Trail

by Caja Thimm, Alex Frame, Arnaud Mercier & Gilles Brachotte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 10, 2016)

Hailed by many as a game-changer in political communication, Twitter has made its way into election campaigns all around the world. The European Parliamentary elections, taking place simultaneously in 28 countries,...


Identity in Communicative Contexts

by Kamila Ciepiela Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 14, 2016)

The central focus of the book is the identification of the ways people engage in communicative encounters to (re)constitute personal and social identities. Its aim is to identify some principal themes that have...


Trust in Communication Management

by Aydemir Okay Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

This book aspires to make an expedient contribution to the trust-based body of knowledge. Various disciplines analyze the notion of "trust", by addressing it from their own perspectives. The fact that the importance...