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Blogging in the Global Society

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Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects provides a comprehensive view of blogging as a global practice. Bloggers have created a new virtual world—a blogosphere—populated with opinion leaders and information purveyors, political pundits and activists, human and animal rights defenders and abusers, corruption fighters and truth seekers, as well as professionals, marketers, advertisers, journalists, celebrities, artists, academics, and bored consumers of all sorts. This book provides a cross-disciplinary analysis of the social, cultural, and political factors affecting blogging practices, tracing the diffusion of blogging as a global communication innovation, uncovering particularities and patterns of adoption in different cultures and geographical regions, and shedding light on trends in the global blogosphere.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Editorial Advisory Board
  4. List Of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Overview
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: The Global Blogosphere: Political, Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Issues
    1. Chapter 1: Blogs as a Source of Democratic Deliberation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Review
      4. Method
      5. Results
      6. Conclusion
      7. Future Research Directions
    2. Chapter 2: The Blogosphere in the “Land of Smiles”
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction And Background
      3. Media, The Monarchy And Power In Thailand
      4. Blogging Beyond The West
      5. Method
      6. Findings
      7. Discussion And Recommendations
      8. Conclusion
      9. Future Research Directions
    3. Chapter 3: Fame, Fantasy, Fanfare and Fun
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. The Chinese Culture Of Blogmongering
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 4: The Funhouse Mirror
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Research Questions
      5. Method
      6. Results: Gender And Values Related To Women’S Sports
      7. Discussion And Conclusion
      8. Future Research Directions
    5. Chapter 5: Civility or Censorship?
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Method
      5. A Revolt Against Rules
      6. Future Research Directions
      7. Conclusion
  8. Section 2: Blogs and Blogging: Case Studies
    1. Chapter 6: Getting Schooled
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background: Knickerblogger.Net
      4. Review Of Literature
      5. Method
      6. Study Results
      7. Discussion
      8. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 7: Rebels, Heretics, and Exiles
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction And Background
      3. The Hasidic Movement And Other Types Of Jewish Orthodoxy
      4. Hasidic Attitudes Toward Internet Technology
      5. Method
      6. Blogging Among Disaffected Hasidim
      7. Conclusion And Future Research Directions
      8. Cited Blogs And Their Founding Dates
      9. Additional Blogs
    3. Chapter 8: The Status of Blogging in the Republic of Ireland
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background And Literature
      4. Research Questions And Methodology
      5. The Irish Blogosphere
      6. A Brief History Of Irish Blogging
      7. Motivations For Blogging
      8. Irish Blog Awards
      9. The Importance Of Context
      10. The Practice Of Live Blogging
      11. Technological Factors
      12. The Potential Chilling Effect Of Irish Defamation Law
      13. The Influence Of Twitter And Facebook
      14. Niche Blogging
      15. Blogging As A Career Launch Pad
      16. Conclusion
      17. Limitations And Future Research Directions
      18. Notable Irish Blogs/Bloggers
    4. Chapter 9: Blogging for Sovereignty
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Literature Review
      5. Study Methodology
      6. Study Results
      7. Discussion
      8. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 10: Blogging as a Means of Grieving
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background: Grieving Process
      4. Blogging About Loss And Grief
      5. Conclusion And Future Research Directions
      6. Grief Blogs
  9. Section 3: Analyzing Blogs: Approaches and Perspectives
    1. Chapter 11: U.S. Political Blogs
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Review
      4. Methods
      5. Study Results
      6. Discussion And Conclusion
    2. Chapter 12: Blogging Motivations for Latin American Bloggers
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Motivations For Blogging
      4. Theoretical Perspective
      5. Study Methodology
      6. Study Results
      7. Conclusion And Discussion
    3. Chapter 13: The First Amendment’s Impact on Bloggers
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Free Speech Limitations On Blogging
      5. Common Blogger Speech Dangers
      6. Future Research Directions
      7. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 14: Analyzing Blogs
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Holistic Cartography And Blended Perspectives
      4. Blogging Hyperreality: Translation In The Vast Lane
      5. Discussion: Exomologesis Lost
      6. Study Limitations
      7. Future Research Directions
      8. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 15: Social Interaction Technologies and the Future of Blogging
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction And Background
      3. Literature
      4. Theoretical Framework
      5. Method
      6. Blogging As A Global Phenomenon
      7. Blogging: Trends And Implications
      8. Discussion
      9. Study Limitations And Future Research
      10. Conclusion
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index