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A Detailed Case Study Of Unusual Routines, Stephen D. Cooper 2010 Marshall University

A Detailed Case Study Of Unusual Routines, Stephen D. Cooper

Communications Faculty Research

Everyone working in organizations will, from time to time, experience frustrations and problems when trying to accomplish tasks that are a required part of their role. In such cases it is normal for people to find ways of completing their work in such a way that hey can get around, or just simply avoid, the procedure or system that has caused the problem. This is an unusual routine – a recurrent interaction pattern in which someone encounters a problem when trying to accomplish normal activities by following standard organizational procedures and then becomes enmeshed in wasteful and even harmful subroutines while ...


Creating Contagious: How Social Networks And Item Characteristics Combine To Drive Persistent Social Epidemics, Andrew T. Stephen, Jonah A. Berger 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Creating Contagious: How Social Networks And Item Characteristics Combine To Drive Persistent Social Epidemics, Andrew T. Stephen, Jonah A. Berger

Marketing Papers

Why do certain cultural items capture persistent collective interest while others languish? This research integrates psychological and sociological perspectives to provide deeper insight into social epidemics. First, we develop a psychologically plausible individuallevel model of social transmission behavior. We then situate this model in a social network and perform a series of simulations where we vary different item- and networkrelated characteristics in an experimental setting. The results (1) demonstrate how item and network characteristics combine to drive persistent collective enthusiasm and (2) shed light on the underlying mechanisms through which such social epidemics occur. Interest in most items or products ...


Message Splitting: Using Attention-Grabbing Material To Increase Prosocial Behavior, Nathanael J. Fast, Jonah A. Berger 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Message Splitting: Using Attention-Grabbing Material To Increase Prosocial Behavior, Nathanael J. Fast, Jonah A. Berger

Marketing Papers

This article examines whether drawing attention to specific parts of appeals for prosocial behavior (i.e., “message splitting”) can increase their effectiveness. Results of four experiments support this idea. Using attention-grabbing cues to guide attention toward the benefits of compliance and away from the costs increased message recipients’ willingness to donate cans of food to a community food drive (Experiment 1), volunteer time to help improve the environment (Experiments 2 and 3) and volunteer time to help further scientific inquiry (Experiment 4). Results of Experiment 4 underscore the proposed mechanism by showing that this message splitting technique reduces, rather than ...


Challenging The Lion In Its Den: Dilemmas Of Gender And Media Activism In South Africa, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh 2010 Butler University

Challenging The Lion In Its Den: Dilemmas Of Gender And Media Activism In South Africa, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh

Scholarship and Professional Work - Communication

Media activism groups work to bring about change in the mainstream media, but their gains are often limited. Drawing on theories of the political function of news in a democracy, media sociology, and feminism, this article focuses on the specific experience of Gender Links, a Southern African gender and media organization founded in 2001. An analysis of institutional materials and 25 in-depth interviews shows that Gender Links is using a professional-technical approach to feminist media activism that is insufficient in bringing about deep and long-term change on an ideological level. It is suggested that Gender Links could benefit from more ...


I Know What You Did Last Summer: The Ballot Initiative And Voter Turnout, Shayne Henry 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

I Know What You Did Last Summer: The Ballot Initiative And Voter Turnout, Shayne Henry

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

“Know Thy Neighbor,” a public interest group established in 2005, has grabbed headlines in recent years for making public (or threatening to make public) the names of hundreds of thousands of registered voters who signed petitions qualifying anti-gay rights measures for state general election ballots in Massachusetts, Florida, Arkansas, Oregon, and Washington. These names, together with the mailing addresses, birthdates, and dates of signature for each signer, have long been public information in most states, but never before have they been put into a format (i.e., searchable, online databases) making them easy to access and analyze. In this pilot ...


The Economy And The Unpopular Incumbent, Kate Kenski, Bruce W. Hardy, Kathleen Hall Jamieson 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The Economy And The Unpopular Incumbent, Kate Kenski, Bruce W. Hardy, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Departmental Papers (ASC)

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Facilitating Dissent: The Ethical Implications Of Political Organizing Via Social Media, Brian J. Bowe, Robin Blom 2010 Grand Valley State University

Facilitating Dissent: The Ethical Implications Of Political Organizing Via Social Media, Brian J. Bowe, Robin Blom

Journalism

Social media are often perceived as a frivolous space for youths to connect socially. But youths who live in countries where free expression is curtailed and official news outlets are subject to government censorship, information and communication technology (ICT) offers an increasingly important vehicle for political expression. In many cases, blogging and social media tools fulfill the role that journalism serves in more democratic societies. This article considers recent events in Iran, Egypt, China, and Myanmar, among other countries, and how Western information/social network corporations facilitate dissent. It also considers the ethical implications for doing so when there are ...


Facilitating Dissent: The Ethical Implications Of Political Organizing Via Social Media, Brian J. Bowe, Robin Blom 2010 Grand Valley State University

Facilitating Dissent: The Ethical Implications Of Political Organizing Via Social Media, Brian J. Bowe, Robin Blom

Brian J. Bowe

Social media are often perceived as a frivolous space for youths to connect socially. But youths who live in countries where free expression is curtailed and official news outlets are subject to government censorship, information and communication technology (ICT) offers an in creasingly important vehicle for political expression. In many cases, blogging and social media tools fulfill the role that journalism serves in more democratic societies. This article considers recent events in Iran, Egypt, China, and Myanmar, among other countries, and how Western information/social network corporations facilitate dissent. It also considers the ethical implications for doing so when there ...


Volume 12, 2010, Ellen Hazelkorn, Nora French, Wolfgang Truetzschler 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Volume 12, 2010, Ellen Hazelkorn, Nora French, Wolfgang Truetzschler

Issues

No abstract provided.


Ua3/1/4 President's Office-Cherry Speeches & Publications, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua3/1/4 President's Office-Cherry Speeches & Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Addresses, chapel talks, notes and educational and political speeches written and delivered by Henry Hardin Cherry and others typed on loose leaf pages. There are also quotations, reports, wills, correspondence and a political cartoon. Many items have no attribution as to author or source. Other authors include A.C. Burton, A.W. Mell, Mattie McLean and J.S. Dickey. Some items are repeated throughout the series and others have been edited. Volume 5 has been digitized for use by researchers.


Moustachioed Men And Marathon Moms: The Marketing Of Cancer Philanthropy, Jenna Leigh Jacobson 2010 Wilfrid Laurier University

Moustachioed Men And Marathon Moms: The Marketing Of Cancer Philanthropy, Jenna Leigh Jacobson

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

This thesis is a theoretically based feminist critical analysis of the politics, problems, and differences around the philanthropy related to breast cancer in comparison to prostate cancer with a focus on the Canadian reality. It is an analysis of the leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to breast cancer philanthropy: The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and the only national foundation dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer: Prostate Cancer Canada. The concrete grounding is an in-depth analysis of the primary fundraising event for each charity: the CIBC Run for the Cure and Movember Canada. Breast cancer and prostate cancer attack a ...


Encyclopedia Entries For: "Vegetarian," "Vegan," And "Animal Welfare", Carrie Freeman 2009 Georgia State University

Encyclopedia Entries For: "Vegetarian," "Vegan," And "Animal Welfare", Carrie Freeman

Carrie P Freeman

No abstract provided.


Understanding A Different Kind Of Inter-Media, Sumana Chattopadhyay, M. Greenwood 2009 Marquette University

Understanding A Different Kind Of Inter-Media, Sumana Chattopadhyay, M. Greenwood

Sumana Chattopadhyay

No abstract provided.


Citizen Participation, Metadiscourse And Accountability: A Public Hearing On A Zoning Change For Wal-Mart., Richard Buttny 2009 Syracuse University

Citizen Participation, Metadiscourse And Accountability: A Public Hearing On A Zoning Change For Wal-Mart., Richard Buttny

Richard Buttny

No abstract provided.


Bodytalk | Obama’S Body And The Liberal Body Politic, Leola Johnson 2009 Macalester College

Bodytalk | Obama’S Body And The Liberal Body Politic, Leola Johnson

Leola Aletha Johnson

No abstract provided.


Ceo Compensation At Tarp Institutions, Karl T. Muth 2009 University of Chicago

Ceo Compensation At Tarp Institutions, Karl T. Muth

Karl T Muth

This is a PowerPoint presentation given at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on March 10, 2010. It requires the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint.


Wargaming, Beat Habegger 2009 Selected Works

Wargaming, Beat Habegger

Beat Habegger

No abstract provided.


You Can’T Be Nonviolent Without Violence: The Rainbow Family’S Nonkilling Nomadic Utopia And Its Survival Of Persistent State Violence, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2009 Buffalo State College

You Can’T Be Nonviolent Without Violence: The Rainbow Family’S Nonkilling Nomadic Utopia And Its Survival Of Persistent State Violence, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Since 1972, the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a nonhierarchical nomadic community, has been holding large temporary gatherings in remote forests around the world to pray for world peace and to create a model of a functioning utopian society. Wherever and whenever they gather, the temporary Rainbow city remains essentially unchanged, modeling what anarchist theorist Hakim Bey calls the Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ). Revolutions, Bey writes, seek permanent change and, in doing so, lead to violence and martyrdom. Revolutionaries aim to hold territory. The TAZ, by contrast, does not directly engage the state, but instead “liberates an area (of land ...


The Political Tsunami: Not All Death And Destruction Is Natural, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2009 Buffalo State College

The Political Tsunami: Not All Death And Destruction Is Natural, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Unlike many disasters that befall the Third and Fourth Worlds, the 2004 Tsunami was both large and unique enough to dominate the western press. The stories in the mainstream media, however, were rather simplistic, sticking to a feel good script of nations uniting to offer aid to the tidal wave’s unfortunate victims. Meanwhile, without much media attention, the Indonesian government used the cover of the Tsunami and the ensuing relief efforts, to intensify its war against rebels in its break-away Ache province – which suffered from the brunt of the Tsunami. Also ignored by the western mass media, was the ...


Systems Theory And Structural Functionalism, John Fisher 2009 Utah Valley University

Systems Theory And Structural Functionalism, John Fisher

Dr. John R. Fisher

Although structural functionalism finds its roots much earlier than systems theory, as researchers use it today, it is based on systems theory. This book chapter sets forth an approach for using systems theory and structural functionalism as frameworks and models for research.


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