Computers

EGirls, ECitizens

Putting Technology, Theory and Policy Into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices

Author: Jane Bailey,Valerie Steeves

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776622595

Category: Computers

Page: 518

View: 3448

eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls’ and young women’s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives. Aimed at moving dialogues on scholarship and policy around girls and technology away from established binaries of good vs bad, or risk vs opportunity, these seminal contributions explore the interplay of factors that shape online environments characterized by a gendered gaze and too often punctuated by sexualized violence. Perhaps most importantly, this collection offers first-hand perspectives collected from girls and young women themselves, providing a unique window on what it is to be a girl in today’s digitized society.
Computers

Selfies as a Mode of Social Media and Work Space Research

Author: Hai-Jew, Shalin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522533745

Category: Computers

Page: 327

View: 5043

The Western cultural trend of self-representation is transcending borders as it permeates the online world. A prime example of this trend is selfies, and how they have evolved into more than just self-portraits. Selfies as a Mode of Social Media and Work Space Research is a comprehensive reference source for the latest research on explicit and implicit messaging of self-portraiture and its indications about individuals, groups, and societies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including dating, job hunting, and marketing, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and professionals interested in the current phenomenon of selfies and their impact on society.
Law

Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

Author: Michael Geist

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776621823

Category: Law

Page: 298

View: 1451

Years of surveillance-related leaks from US whistleblower Edward Snowden have fuelled an international debate on privacy, spying, and Internet surveillance. Much of the focus has centered on the role of the US National Security Agency, yet there is an important Canadian side to the story. The Communications Security Establishment, the Canadian counterpart to the NSA, has played an active role in surveillance activities both at home and abroad, raising a host of challenging legal and policy questions. With contributions by leading experts in the field, Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era is the right book at the right time: From the effectiveness of accountability and oversight programs to the legal issues raised by metadata collection to the privacy challenges surrounding new technologies, this book explores current issues torn from the headlines with a uniquely Canadian perspective.
Education

Bullying Among University Students

Cross-national perspectives

Author: Helen Cowie,Carrie Anne Myers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317611233

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 7229

Bullying Amongst University Students is a pioneering collection of knowledge and evidence exploring the under-researched phenomenon of bullying in universities. Abusive behaviour amongst young people is a serious and pervasive problem that is exacerbated by the rapid advances in electronic communication, and in this book the authors highlight the problem and proceed to facilitate new practices and policies to address it. This book brings together an international team of authors from a range of disciplines, encompassing education, psychology, criminology, law and counselling, who have carried out research in the area of university bullying. Addressing critical dialogues and debates, the authors explore peer on peer violence, intimidation and social exclusion before considering its effects on students and making recommendations for action and further research. Key topics include: Cyberbullying and cyber aggression Rape culture across the university Homophobic and transphobic bullying The impact of bullying on mental health The role of bully and victim across the lifespan Policies and procedures to address bullying International in authorship and scope, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers in fields such as education, psychology, sociology, health studies and criminology. It is also essential reading for university policy-makers and union representatives responsible for the emotional and physical well-being of students.
Social Science

The Sociology of Childhood and Youth in Canada

Author: Xiaobei Chen,Rebecca Raby,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 1773380184

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

View: 3744

The sociology of childhood and youth has sparked international interest in recent years, and yet a reader highlighting Canadian work in this field has been long overdue. Filling this gap in the literature, The Sociology of Childhood and Youth in Canada brings together cutting-edge Canadian scholarship in this important and growing discipline. Thought-provoking and timely, this edited collection explores a breadth of essential topics, including research on and with children and youth, the social construction of childhood and youth, intersecting identities, and citizenship, rights, and social engagement. With a focus on social justice, the contributing authors critically examine various sites of inequality in the lives of children and young people, such as gender, sexuality, colonialism, race, class, and disability. Encouraging further development of Canadian scholarship in the sociology of childhood and youth, this unique collection ensures that young people’s voices are heard by involving them in the research process. Pedagogical supports—including learning objectives, study questions, suggested research assignments, and a comprehensive glossary—make this volume an invaluable resource for students of childhood and youth studies in Canada.
Law

EAccess to Justice

Author: Jane Bailey

Publisher: Law, Technology and Media

ISBN: 9780776624297

Category: Law

Page: 460

View: 787

"eAccess to Justice describes the challenges that come with the integration of information and communication technologies into our courtrooms, and explores lessons learned from digitization projects from around the world."--
Computers

Your Digital Afterlife

When Facebook, Flickr and Twitter Are Your Estate, What's Your Legacy?

Author: Evan Carroll,John Romano

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132345378

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 4296

Almost without realizing it, we have shifted toward an all-digital culture. Future heirlooms like family photos, home movies, and personal letters now exist only in digital form, and in many cases they are stored using popular services like Flickr, YouTube, and Gmail. These digital possessions form a rich collection that chronicles our lives and connects us to each other. But have you considered what will happen to your treasured digital possessions when you die? Unfortunately the answer isn’t as certain as we might presume. There are numerous legal, cultural, and technical issues that could prevent access to these assets, and if you don’t take steps to make them available to your heirs, your digital legacy could be lost forever. Written by the creators of TheDigitalBeyond.com, this book helps you secure your valuable digital assets for your loved ones and perhaps posterity. Whether you’re the casual email user or the hyper-connected digital dweller, you’ll come away with peace of mind knowing that your digital heirlooms won’t be lost in the shuffle. “Death is the final frontier of cyberspace—and this book provides a road map to the key issues, problems and future prospects for bridging this ultimate transition with dignity, security and grace.” — Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood, Executive Director of the eCitizen Foundation “To be ahead of one’s time usually means stepping to the side of one’s time in order to see it clearly. This book does just that, putting our digital lives and afterlives into sharp focus. Fascinating.” — David Eagleman, neuroscientist and author
Social Science

Postfeminist Digital Cultures

Femininity, Social Media, and Self-Representation

Author: Amy Shields Dobson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137404205

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 6246

This book explores the controversial social media practices engaged in by girls and young women, including sexual self-representations on social network sites, sexting, and self-harm vlogs. Informed by feminist media and cultural studies, Dobson delves beyond alarmist accounts to ask what it is we really fear about these practices.
Political Science

The Dilemmas of Dissidence in East-Central Europe

Citizen Intellectuals and Philosopher Kings

Author: Barbara J. Falk

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639241398

Category: Political Science

Page: 479

View: 7404

"In addition to the huge list of written sources from samizdat works to recent essays, Falk's sources include interviews with many personalities of those events as well as videos and films."--Jacket.
Social Science

American Girls

Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

Author: Nancy Jo Sales

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804173184

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 8002

Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women is the subject of award-winning Vanity Fairwriter Nancy Jo Sales's riveting and explosive American Girls. With extraordinary intimacy and precision, Sales captures what it feels like to be a girl in America today. From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, Sales crisscrossed the country, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. American Girlsprovides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence-one dominated by new social and sexual norms, where a girl's first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? It means coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills. From beauty gurus to slut-shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today's teenage girls. Provocative and urgent, American Girlsis destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges. From the Hardcover edition.
Psychology

The Great Questions of Tomorrow

Author: David Rothkopf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150111994X

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 3778

With the world at the threshold of profound changes, the question becomes: Where are the philosophers? Where are the great thinkers of today? Where is the next Jefferson, Curie, or Mandela? Which technologies and changes in the nature of life will they harness, embrace, or be inspired by? As the world's center of gravity has shifted over the centuries from Europe and then to the US, so too has the center of intellectual gravity. With that center shifting to Asia and also to the emerging world, will those places produce the transformational thinkers of the twenty-first century? Embarking on an around-the-world search, David Rothkopf strives to answer these questions, uncovering what the next big ideas are and where they're emerging. Who are the people behind the ideas, and how they will be colored by their place and culture of origins?
Business & Economics

The Blue Economy

10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs

Author: Gunter A. Pauli

Publisher: Paradigm Publications

ISBN: 9780912111902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 1820

Dr. Gunter Pauli is challenging the green movement he has been so much a part of to do better, to do more. He is the entrepreneur who launched Ecover; those products are probably in many of your homes. He built the largest ecologically-sound factory in the world. His participation in the Club of Rome and the founding of Zero Emissions Research Institute (ZERI) has made an immense contribution to sustainability both in terms of research, public awareness and articulating a visionary direction. He has dedicated himself to teaching and the hands-on implementation of projects that have brought healthy environments, good nutrition, health care and jobs in sustainable commerce to a myriad of places in the world.
Medical

Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes

A User’s Guide

Author: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/AHRQ

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 1587634333

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 9621

This User’s Guide is intended to support the design, implementation, analysis, interpretation, and quality evaluation of registries created to increase understanding of patient outcomes. For the purposes of this guide, a patient registry is an organized system that uses observational study methods to collect uniform data (clinical and other) to evaluate specified outcomes for a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure, and that serves one or more predetermined scientific, clinical, or policy purposes. A registry database is a file (or files) derived from the registry. Although registries can serve many purposes, this guide focuses on registries created for one or more of the following purposes: to describe the natural history of disease, to determine clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of health care products and services, to measure or monitor safety and harm, and/or to measure quality of care. Registries are classified according to how their populations are defined. For example, product registries include patients who have been exposed to biopharmaceutical products or medical devices. Health services registries consist of patients who have had a common procedure, clinical encounter, or hospitalization. Disease or condition registries are defined by patients having the same diagnosis, such as cystic fibrosis or heart failure. The User’s Guide was created by researchers affiliated with AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, particularly those who participated in AHRQ’s DEcIDE (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness) program. Chapters were subject to multiple internal and external independent reviews.
Law

Sport Policy in Canada

Author: Lucie Thibault,Jean Harvey

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776620959

Category: Law

Page: 435

View: 7095

The first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012.
Law

The Copyright Pentalogy

How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law

Author: Michael Geist

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776620843

Category: Law

Page: 478

View: 7148

In the summer of 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued rulings on five copyright cases in a single day. The cases represent a seismic shift in Canadian copyright law, with the Court providing an unequivocal affirmation that copyright exceptions such as fair dealing should be treated as users’ rights, while emphasizing the need for a technology neutral approach to copyright law. The Court’s decisions, which were quickly dubbed the “copyright pentalogy,” included no fees for song previews on services such as iTunes, no additional payment for music included in downloaded video games, and that copying materials for instructional purposes may qualify as fair dealing. The Canadian copyright community soon looked beyond the cases and their litigants and began to debate the larger implications of the decisions. Several issues quickly emerged. This book represents an effort by some of Canada’s leading copyright scholars to begin the process of examining the long-term implications of the copyright pentalogy. The diversity of contributors ensures an equally diverse view on these five cases, contributions are grouped into five parts. Part 1 features three chapters on the standard of review in the courts. Part 2 examines the fair dealing implications of the copyright pentalogy, with five chapters on the evolution of fair dealing and its likely interpretation in the years ahead. Part 3 contains two chapters on technological neutrality, which the Court established as a foundational principle of copyright law. The scope of copyright is assessed in Part 4 with two chapters that canvas the exclusive rights under the copyright and the establishment of new “right” associated with user-generated content. Part 5 features two chapters on copyright collective management and its future in the aftermath of the Court’s decisions. This volume represents the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the five rulings. Edited by Professor Michael Geist, the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, the volume includes contributions from experts across Canada. This indispensable volume identifies the key aspects of the Court's decisions and considers the implications for the future of copyright law in Canada.
Social Science

Girls’ Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age

Author: Jessalynn Keller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317627768

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 8336

Girls’ Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age explores the practices of U.S.-based teenage girls who actively maintain feminist blogs and participate in the feminist blogosphere as readers, writers, and commenters on platforms including Blogspot, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Drawing on interviews with bloggers between the ages of fifteen and twenty-one, as well as discursive textual analyses of feminist blogs and social networking postings authored by teenage girls, Keller addresses how these girls use blogging as a practice to articulate contemporary feminisms and craft their own identities as feminists and activists. In this sense, feminist girl bloggers defy hegemonic postfeminist and neoliberal girlhood subjectivities, a finding that Keller uses to complicate both academic and popular assertions that suggest teenage girls are uninterested in feminism. Instead, Keller maintains that these young bloggers employ digital media production to educate their peers about feminism, connect with like-minded activists, write feminist history, and make feminism visible within popular culture, practices that build upon and continue a lengthy tradition of American feminism into the twenty-first century. Girls’ Feminist Bloggers in a Postfeminist Age challenges readers to not only reconsider teenage girls’ online practices as politically and culturally significant, but to better understand their crucial role in a thriving contemporary feminism.
Social Science

Colonial Systems of Control

Criminal Justice in Nigeria

Author: Viviane Saleh-Hanna

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776618237

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 4991

A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document the daily realities and struggles of life inside a Nigerian prison, scholar and human rights activist Viviane Saleh-Hanna provides historical, political, and academic contexts and analyses of the penal system in Nigeria. The European penal models and institutions imported to Nigeria during colonialism are exposed as intrinsically incoherent with the community-based conflict-resolution principles of most African social structures and justice models. This book presents the realities of imprisonment in Nigeria while contextualizing the colonial legacies that have resulted in the inhumane brutalities that are endured on a daily basis. Keywords: Nigeria, West Africa, penal system, maximum-security prison
Cooking

Mke Nyumbani

Alice Taabu's Cookery Book

Author: Alice Taabu

Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9789966250216

Category: Cooking

Page: 135

View: 566

This book was the winner of its catagory in the Gourmand-World Cookbook Award 2002 and serves as an excellent introduction for those wanting totry their hand at African cookery, but are uncertain about ingredients or what to do with these ingredients, to create that distinctive African flavour! Alice Taabu is a household name in Kenya, best known for her demonstration of modern cookery on television. She has hosted the popular televisons how, Mke Nyumbani, for more than twenty years, and this book comprises a selection from over 500 receipes she has created for the viewers. The receipes are designed to be simple and affordable, and use both exotic and indigenous ingredients. Some examples of the tempting receipes on offer are: bean bread; Mabumbunda (banana bread); chicken and ugali; nutty chicken; fish with groundnuts; various Kenyan meat and vegetable dishes, e.g., irio (potatoes and peas), kimanga, cassava beans mash, matoke in coconut, mbaazi za nazi (pigeon peas in coconut) and pawpaw stew. General useful hints for cookery, food hygiene, how to avoid accidents and what to do if things go wrong, or with leftovers, are also included
Fiction

Tommy Glover's Sketch of Heaven

Author: Jane Bailey

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub

ISBN: 9780786714964

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 6720

A child evacuated from London to a small English village transforms the lives of the residents as she is welcomed into the town's "knitting group"--the social center of the community--and helps uncover a long-buried secret.
Social Science

Cultures of Participation

Media Practices, Politics and Literacy

Author: Hajo Greif,Larissa Hjorth

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631596746

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 2090

From a variety of theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives, this volume explores participation in different social realms - from everyday life, interpersonal relationships, work and leisure activities to collective and political action.