Digital technologies have been engines of cultural innovation, from the virtualization of group networks and social identities to the digital convergence of textural and audio-visual media. User-centered content production, from Wikipedia to YouTube to Open Source, has become the emblem of this transformation, but the changes run deeper and wider than these novel organizational forms.
This edited collection is about football fan association and behaviour;
more specifically, it is about football fan violence. It explores the interrelations
of participatory and aggressive behaviour, social identity, and
the politics of public order and control, within a football context. In
contradistinction to Steve Redhead’s (1986) stretched claim, it is not the
‘final football book’ on fan violence or supporter culture generally.
Rather, as its various contributors demonstrate, it is part of a series of
academic texts exploring football fan culture and experience.
Chapter 3 - Perception and personality in organisations. Chapter learning objectives: Outline the perceptual process, explain how we perceive ourselves and others through social identity, discuss the accuracy of stereotypes, describe the attribution process and two attribution errors, diagram the self-fulfilling prophecy process, discuss three types of diversity initiatives, explain how the johari window can help improve our perceptions,...
People often wear their causes on their t-shirts, in their choice of traditional attire or other garments, or by way of specific costumes, pieces of jewellery or particular accessories. In Was it something I wore? Dress; identity; materiality, the contributors explore the construction and performance of personal and social identities.
A book such as this would not have been written twenty years ago.An awareness
of men as gendered is fairly new in health and social welfare. It took some years
after the early development of social scientific interest in the social construction
of masculinity for academics and practitioners to show an interest in practical
engagement with men as gendered – that is, in engaging with men in such a way
as to recognise how their identities and conduct are shaped by the way they are
raised as men.
Most of the chapters in this volume were presented as papers at a small
research conference held in 2001 at the Kellogg School of Management
of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The purpose of this conference
was to explore new ideas about the psychology of leadership, an
important and long-enduring research topic within the field of social psychology.
It was the opinion of the editors of this book and the conveners
of the conference that the social psychological study of leadership had
launched off into several new, interesting, and important directions....
One of the key tasks for analyzing conversational data is segmenting it into coherent topic segments. However, most models of topic segmentation ignore the social aspect of conversations, focusing only on the words used. We introduce a hierarchical Bayesian nonparametric model, Speaker Identity for Topic Segmentation (SITS), that discovers (1) the topics used in a conversation, (2) how these topics are shared across conversations, (3) when these topics shift, and (4) a person-speciﬁc tendency to introduce new topics. ...
(BQ) This important new book brings together gender studies and sexuality studies to provide original and critical insights into processes of identity formation in a wide range of sport-related contexts. The authors draw on contemporary debates concerning gender and identity from a range of disciplines including sociology, social and cultural geography, media studies and management studies, to address key issues in masculinity, femininity and sexuality
(BQ) This book will be of particular interest to students and academics working in sport studies, leisure studies, gender studies, queer and sexuality studies, social and cultural geography, and sociology.
Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts
social and cultural perspectives and identities. Assuming no prior knowledge
of linguistics, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis examines the field and
presents James Paul Gee’s unique integrated approach, which incorporates
both a theory of language-in-use and a method of research.
When we began as editors of Lawrence Erlbaum Associates’ Organization
and Management Series, our lofty aim was to publish works, both theoretical
and empirical ones, that would nudge the boundaries of organization
studies. Lord and Brown’s book admirably achieves this aim. The authors
present an innovative theory that, we predict, will drive empirical research.
The theory supplies a new way to think about an old topic, leadership. It
does so by drawing heavily on ideas about social cognition and self-regulation.
Reading Lord and Brown’s book is truly eye-opening. Enjoy the adventure....
When we began as editors of Lawrence Erlbaum Associates’ Organization and Management Series, our lofty aim was to publish works, both theoretical and empirical ones, that would nudge the boundaries of organization studies. Lord and Brown’s book admirably achieves this aim. The authors present an innovative theory that, we predict, will drive empirical research. The theory supplies a new way to think about an old topic, leadership. It does so by drawing heavily on ideas about social cognition and self-regulation. Reading Lord and Brown’s book is truly eye-opening. Enjoy the adventure....
In July 2009, the wife of a high-level government executive in the United Kingdom published personal data in
a social networking site. This garnered a lot of attention, not for the confidentiality of the content but for the lack
of awareness there is about the accessibility of your online content. There is also another issue at play here,
which is the fact that once you publish any picture online, you lose control over it as people leech and republish it
on places you do not even know.
Issues of privacy and surveillance are embedded in my research. In handling these
issues, i value the individual over corporations and governments and seek a privacy
approach that makes data transparent to and controlled by their subject. In other words,
i believe that an individual has complete rights to their own data and their presentation.
Although i take a performative approach to identity presentation, i do not believe that
the individual is inherently fragmented.
These two formations of the self do not operate alone; instead, the social identity and
the internal identity are in constant interplay. The public version of one’s self is impacted
by the internalized version, which in turn evolves based on one’s experiences. The more
that an experience challenges an individual’s notion of self in relation to society, the more
it impacts their identity. People notice who they are in relation to the people around
them, particularly noting that which is different.
The history of football is the story of rivalry and opposition. Indeed, the
binary nature of football, involving rival teams and opposing identities,
precedes the modern game of ‘association football’ (or ‘soccer’) and its
codification in 1865. During the Middle Ages, the various European forms
of ‘football’ were often violent affairs involving rival social groups (Magoun,
It is remarkable to see the rapid increase in interest in the health of men since
the mid-1980s. We have moved from a position where there was almost
complete silence on the subject, an absence that was reflected not only in
policy and clinical practice but also within the academic community, to this
now being recognized as an area of major importance.
The Institutional Review Board approved this retrospective
study, with a waiver of informed consent from the patients. TB outbreaks
occurred in 15 senior high schools and chest radiographs from 58 students with
identical strains of TB were analyzed by restriction fragment length polymorphism
analysis by two independent observers. Lesions of nodule(s), consolidation, or
cavitation in the upper lung zones were classified as typical TB.
It is forty years since Humanist Manifesto I (1933) appeared. Events since then make that earlier statement
seem far too optimistic. Nazism has shown the depths of brutality of which humanity is capable. Other
totalitarian regimes have suppressed human rights without ending poverty. Science has sometimes brought
evil as well as good. Recent decades have shown that inhuman wars can be made in the name of peace.
Compiled by the Social Cohesion and Identity Research Programme in collaboration with the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health Research Programme, Human Sciences Research Council Funded by the UK Department for International Development