Conference Paper: Darth Vader Made Me Do It by philipsmith

Full title: Darth Vader Made Me Do It

Joshua Atkinson1 & Bernadette Calafell2

1 School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403

2 Department of Human Communication Studies, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208

Abstract:

In this essay, we examined the interactions of Anakin Skywalker during moral dilemmas in the Star Wars narrative in order to demonstrate the avoidance of responsibility as a characteristic of hegemonic masculinity. Past research on sexual harassment has demonstrated a ‘‘gray area’’ that shields sexual harassers from responsibility. We explored how such a gray area functions as a characteristic of hegemonic masculinity by shielding one male, Anakin Skywalker, from responsibility for his immoral and often violent actions. Through our investigation, we found three themes integral for the construction of a gray area that helped Anakin avoid responsibility: phantom altruism, a clone-like will, and the guise of the Sith.

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Commentary: Yannis Tzioumakis

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JUNE 23RD SESSIONS AT ICA 2010 ONLINE! by Wiley Compass
June 23, 2010, 12:28 am
Filed under: Conference Papers, Publishing Workshop

Here is a quick trailer for the presentations that will be available tomorrow June 23rd at ICA 2010 Online (https://icaconference.wordpress.com)

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The ICA 2010 Online team.

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07:00am EST/12:00pm BST/19:00pm SST (Singapore)

Conference Paper: “Darth Vader Made Me Do It! Anakin Skywalker’s Avoidance of Responsibility and the Gray Areas of Hegemonic Masculinity in the Star Wars Universe”

Authors: Joshua Atkinson and Bernadette Calafell

Originally published in Communication, Culture & Critique, 2:1 (March 2009)

Commentary: Yannis Tziomakis

10:00am EST/15:00pm BST/22:00pm SST (Singapore)

Publishing Workshop: “The Online Author’s Survival Guide”

Author: Kivmars Bowling



Publishing Workshop: Why Write a Review Paper? And how to do it! by Mr Cooper

By Mike Bradshaw, Professor of Human Geography, University of Leicester

In this podcast Mike explains why you should consider publishing review articles and provides some practical tips to consider for authors when writing.

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Conference Paper: Consequences of Media and Internet Use by philipsmith
June 22, 2010, 12:00 pm
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Full title: Consequences of Media and Internet Use

Maurice Vergeer 1  Ben Pelzer 2

1 Department of Communication, Radboud University Nijmegen

2 Department of Social Science Research Methods, Radboud University Nijmegen

Abstract:

This study sets out to identify relations between people’s media use, network capital as a resource, and loneliness. Unlike many studies on this topic, this study aimed to test hypotheses on a national sample, and used insights from empirical research and theoretical notions from different research areas. Data collected via telephone interviews in 2005 were analyzed with Structural Equation Modeling. The assumption that traditional and new media destroy social capital is not supported empirically. Moreover, online network capital augments offline network capital and web surfing coincides with more online socializing. However, this additional capital appears not to have benefits in terms of social support and loneliness. The reverse causal relation between loneliness and media use also could not be established.

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Full article (.pdf): Vergeer & Pelzer

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Commentary: Kreps



Keynote Lecture – ‘Language Death: a Problem for All’ By David Crystal by Mr Cooper

Crystal PolaroidSpeaker: David Crystal (University of Bangor)

Full title: Language Death: a Problem for All

Disciplines: Linguistics/Literature

(This presentation previously given at the Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference, here)

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RELATED SESSION AT ICA 2010 SINGAPORE:

Endangered Languages

Time: Thu, Jun 24 – 8:30am – 9:45am

Place: SUNTEC International Convention Centre, Room 206

Session Participants:

Ideologies of Revitalisation of Endangered Languages

Peter Austin (SOAS, Univ. of London)

Perspectives of Tribal Language Speakers of South Asia

Anvita Abbi (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Language Planning for Endangered Languages: Majority and Minority Perspectives

Julia Sallabank (SOAS, Univ. of London)

Vitality of Indigenous Languages: Some Considerations From Canada and Bolivia

Itesh Sachdev (SOAS, Univ. of London), Denise Arnold (Birkbeck, Univ. of London), Juan de Dios Yapita (Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Aymara, La Paz)

Chair: Peter Austin (SOAS, Univ. of London)
Respondent: Bernadette Maria Watson (U of Queensland)
Chair: Itesh Sachdev (SOAS, Univ. of London)

Abstract:

The world’s linguistic diversity is in the hands of a fraction of its population, and is being threatened as communities shift from small languages to the few dominant tongues that are perceived to have economic, political, social and personal power. Although factors such as ‘language attitudes’ have been identified as contributing to this shift, there has been little research into what this means in theory and practice, and how it operates across the diverse language communities of the world. Also, although various individual attempts have been made to ‘revitalise’ languages there has been little comparative research to identify effective policies and practices that can bolster linguistic vitality and support threatened languages. This symposium will take a multidisciplinary approach to explore the forces behind language endangerment and what can be done to respond to them at various levels, and to increase language vitality within communities.



TOMORROW AT ICA 2010 ONLINE! by Wiley Compass
June 21, 2010, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Conference Papers, Keynote Lecture, Publishing Workshop

Here is a quick trailer for the presentations that will be available tomorrow June 22nd at ICA 2010 Online (https://icaconference.wordpress.com)

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Best,

The ICA 2010 Online team.

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Tuesday, June 22

06:00am EST/11:00am BST/18:00pm SST (Singapore)

Keynote Lecture: “Language Death: A Problem for All”

Speaker: David Crystal

07:00am EST/12:00pm BST/19:00pm SST (Singapore)

Conference Paper: “Consequences of Media and Internet Use for Offline and Online Network Capital and Well-Being: A Causal Model Approach”

Authors: Maurice Vergeer and Ben Pelzer

Originally published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 15:1 (October 2009)

Commentary: Gary Kreps

10:00am EST/15:00pm BST/22:00pm SST (Singapore)

Publishing Workshop: “Why Write a Review Paper? And How to Do It!”

Author: Mike Bradshaw

Tuesday, June 22

06:00am EST/11:00am BST/18:00pm SST (Singapore)

Keynote Lecture: “Language Death: A Problem for All”

Speaker: David Crystal

07:00am EST/12:00pm BST/19:00pm SST (Singapore)

Conference Paper: “Consequences of Media and Internet Use for Offline and Online Network Capital and Well-Being: A Causal Model Approach”

Authors: Maurice Vergeer and Ben Pelzer

Originally published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 15:1 (October 2009)

Commentary: Gary Kreps

10:00am EST/15:00pm BST/22:00pm SST (Singapore)

Publishing Workshop: “Why Write a Review Paper? And How to Do It!”

Author: Mike Bradshaw



Publishing Workshop: How to Survive the Review Process by Mr Cooper

By Greg Maney, Associate Professor of Sociology, Hofstra University

In this podcast Greg shares his experiences with the review process and offers practical suggestions to help make your experience a constructive and rewarding one!

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