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An attention-grabbing presentation in any medium which typically serves the marketing function of persuading consumers to purchase a product or service but which may also function to raise or ...
participatory culture

participatory culture  

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Activities which transform the experience of media consumption into the production of new texts, blurring the boundary between producers and consumers (Jenkins). Before the era of Web 2.0 this was ...
function

function  

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1. A generic application for which some tool or medium is primarily designed, or which is attributed to it within a functionalist framework, as distinct from the specific purposes of users on ...
reach

reach  

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See also audience measurement.1. (broadcasting) Daily, weekly, quarterly, or yearly estimates of the total number of viewers or listeners for a television channel or a radio station. Broadcasters pay ...
interpellation

interpellation  

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Althusser's term to describe a mechanism whereby the human subject is ‘constituted’ (constructed) by pre-given structures (a structuralist stance). By being named or ‘hailed’ as a member of a group, ...
gatekeeper

gatekeeper  

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1. A manager in a large company who controls the flow of information. It is the gatekeeper who decides what information shall be passed upwards to a parent company and downwards to a subsidiary.2. ...
Acanthus

Acanthus  

(family Acanthaceae)A genus of shrubs and perennial herbs, most of which are xeromorphic and have spiny leaves. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals. The upper lip of the corolla is lacking. ...
John of Salisbury

John of Salisbury  

(1115/20–1180)English churchman and diplomat. A student of Abelard, John was one of the most learned of early medieval writers on moral and political matters. He was secretary to Theobald, archbishop ...
eel

eel  

A long thin fish, Anguilla spp.; the European eel is A. anguilla, the conger eel is Conger myriaster. Eels live in rivers but go to sea to breed; to date, although elvers (young eels) have been ...
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands  

Oceania, or the Pacific Islands region, includes Melanesia (the islands of black peoples), Polynesia (many islands), and Micronesia (small islands) over a vast area covering one third of the globe ...
academies

academies  

Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
Darwinism

Darwinism  

The theory of evolution by natural selection, often used incorrectly as a synonym for the theory of evolution itself. The term ‘neo-Darwinism’ is often used to denote the ‘new synthesis’ (i.e. ...
progress

progress  

The idea of progress, conceived as the increasing sophistication of knowledge and the improving quality of life, has been the driving force of Western civilization for at least three hundred years. ...
adoption

adoption  

In the heroic monomyth, the divine child is often adopted by menials or animals after being abandoned or threatened in some way. Oedipus, Sigurd (Siegfried), Krishna, Cybele, and Romulus and Remus ...
reciprocity

reciprocity  

The principle that one will treat someone in a particular way if one is so treated by them. This is relevant under European Union law in relation to agreements that the EU has with non‐EU countries, ...
sharecropping

sharecropping  

A farming type where the tenant pays his rent in produce rather than in cash. In the USA, lack of capital left the cropper dependent upon others for subsistence until market time. Storekeepers ...
abortion

abortion  

There is no actual prohibition in the Bible against aborting a foetus. Nevertheless, in the unanimously accepted Jewish consensus, abortion is a very serious offence, though foeticide is not treated ...
Lester Frank Ward

Lester Frank Ward  

(1841–1913)One of the pioneers of American sociology, founder of a psychological evolutionism, which (contrary to Herbert Spencer) ascribed an important role in evolution to human mentality. ...
disability

disability  

(dis-ă-bil-iti)a loss or restriction of functional ability or activity as a result of impairment of the body or mind. See also handicap.—disabled(dis-ay-bŭld) adj.
violence

violence  

For Greece see hubris; reciprocity (greece). For Rome see vis.

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