Participatory Composition

In this innovative volume, Sarah J. Arroyo argues for a “participatory composition,” inspired by the culture of online video sharing and framed by theorist Gregory Ulmer’s concept of electracy.

Author: Sarah J. Arroyo

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809331475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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Like. Share. Comment. Subscribe. Embed. Upload. Check in. The commands of the modern online world relentlessly prompt participation and encourage collaboration, connecting people in ways not possible even five years ago. This connectedness no doubt influences college writing courses in both form and content, creating possibilities for investigating new forms of writing and student participation. In this innovative volume, Sarah J. Arroyo argues for a “participatory composition,” inspired by the culture of online video sharing and framed by theorist Gregory Ulmer’s concept of electracy. Electracy, according to Ulmer, “is to digital media what literacy is to alphabetic writing.” Although electracy can be compared to digital literacy, it is not something shut on and off with the power buttons on computers or mobile devices. Rather, electracy encompasses the cultural, institutional, pedagogical, and ideological implications inherent in the transition from a culture of print literacy to a culture saturated with electronic media, regardless of the presence of actual machines. Arroyo explores the apparatus of electracy in many of its manifestations while focusing on the participatory practices found in online video culture, particularly on YouTube. Chapters are devoted to questions of subjectivity, definition, authorship, and pedagogy. Utilizing theory and incorporating practical examples from YouTube, classrooms, and other social sites, Arroyo presents accessible and practical approaches for writing instruction. Additionally, she outlines the concept of participatory composition by highlighting how it manifests in online video culture, offers student examples of engagement with the concept, and advocates participatory approaches throughout the book. Arroyo presents accessible and practical possibilities for teaching and learning that will benefit scholars of rhetoric and composition, media studies, and anyone interested in the cultural and instructional implications of the digital age.

New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America

... is reinforced by(1) the participatory composition andorganization of national conferences; (2)the deliberative dimensionof its workinggroups, panels, ...

Author: Kenneth E. Sharpe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137270580

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

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This volume describes and analyzes the proliferation of new mechanisms for participation in Latin American democracies and considers the relationship between direct participation and the consolidation of representative institutions based on more traditional electoral conceptions of democracy.

Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web

Importantly, “composition combines” Foucault's twinned concepts of “subjection” and “subjectification—labouring participation in the making of one's ...

Author: Martha McCaughey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134623372

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Cyberactivism already has a rich history, but over the past decade the participatory web—with its de-centralized information/media sharing, portability, storage capacity, and user-generated content—has reshaped political and social change. Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web examines the impact of these new technologies on political organizing and protest across the political spectrum, from the Arab Spring to artists to far-right groups. Linking new information and communication technologies to possibilities for solidarity and action—as well as surveillance and control—in a context of global capital flow, war, and environmental crisis, the contributors to this volume provide nuanced analyses of the dramatic transformations in media, citizenship, and social movements taking place today.

Rapid Rural Appraisal Participatory Rural Appraisal and Aquaculture

Gender bias is probably the single most important bias which many research teams are subject to and a balanced gender composition on an RRA team a key ...

Author: Philip Townsley

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251038716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 109

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This document is intended for aquaculture development specialists, aquaculture project managers and officials and specialists involved in the planning and management of aquaculture activities. it provides an introduction to rapid rural appraisal and participatory rural appraisal for people working in these fields. the principal components of these two approaches to information collection and planning are described together with the various tools used, with a case-study to illustrate their uses and some of the issues they raise. Possible applications of the approaches for those involved in aquaculture development are given and an outline is provided of the kinds of planning and institutional context where they can be best applied. The problems and shortcomings of the approaches are also discussed and guidelines are given for the use of alternative approaches to information gathering and planning.

The Multiverse and Participatory Metaphysics

Instead, structure is fundamental to the composition of the whole such that wholes are instances of structures: 'In Plato's conception of wholes, ...

Author: Jamie Boulding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000434194

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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This book offers a new theological approach to the multiverse hypothesis. With a distinctive methodology, it shows that participatory metaphysics from ancient and medieval sources represents a fertile theological ground on which to grapple with contemporary ideas of the multiverse. There are three key thinkers and themes discussed in the book: Plato and cosmic multiplicity, Aquinas and cosmic diversity, and Nicholas of Cusa and cosmic infinity. Their insights are brought into interaction with a diverse range of contemporary theological, philosophical, and scientific figures to demonstrate that a participatory account of the relationship between God and creation leads to a greater continuity between theology and the multiverse proposal in modern cosmology. This is in contrast to existing work on the subject, which often assumes that the two are in conflict. By offering a fresh way to engage theologically with multiverse theory, this book will be a unique resource for any scholar of Religion and Science, Theology, Metaphysics, and Cosmology.

New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders

Web 2.0 for schools: Learning and social participation. ... In C. L. Selfe (Ed.), Multimodal composition: Resources for teachers (pp. 49–63).

Author: Bronwyn Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415897686

Category: Education

Page: 219

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"How do students' online literacy practices intersect with online popular culture? In this book scholars from a range of countries including Australia, Lebanon, Nepal, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States illustrate and analyze how literacy practices that are mediated through and influenced by popular culture create both opportunities and tensions for secondary and university students. The authors examine issues of theory, identity, and pedagogy as they address participatory popular culture sites such as fan forums, video, blogs, social networking sites, anime, memes, and comics and graphic novels. Uniquely bringing together scholarship about online literacy practices and the growing body of work on participatory popular culture, New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture across Borders makes distinctive contributions to an emerging field of study, pushing forward scholarship about literacy and identity in cross-cultural situations and advancing important conversations about issues of global flows and local responses to popular culture"-- Provided by publisher.

Participatory Design for Learning

... whether they have been diagnosed with autism or are developing in a typical manner. Music Composition Participatory Design Activities We conducted ...

Author: Betsy DiSalvo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317248217

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Participatory Design is a field of research and design that actively engages stakeholders in the processes of design in order to better conceptualize and create tools, environments, and systems that serve those stakeholders. In Participatory Design for Learning: Perspectives from Practice and Research, contributors from across the fields of the learning sciences and design articulate an inclusive practice and begin the process of shaping guidelines for such collaborative involvement. Drawing from a wide range of examples and perspectives, this book explores how participatory design can contribute to the development, implementation, and sustainability of learning innovations. Written for scholars and students, Participatory Design for Learning: Perspectives from Practice and Research develops and draws attention to practices that are relevant to the facilitation of effective educational environments and learning technologies.

Can the Poor Influence Policy Participatory Poverty Assessments in the Developing World

Many countries have collected great quantities of participatory data but lack ... Research Teams Composition The composition of the research team working at ...

Author: Caroline M. Robb

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1455231525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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The second edition of this book outline show to include the poor using the Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA) method. This method was developed by the World Bank in partnerships with NGOs, governments, and academic institutions, and has been implemented in over 60 countries worldwide duringthe last decade. This book also draws on new PPA case examples. Joint publication with the World Bank.

New Politics In Western Europe

Due to the participatory composition of such a party, a strong impetus should exist for the party as a whole to engage in extra-parliamentary, ...

Author: Ferdinand Muller-Rommel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429713194

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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This book provides an introduction to the green party phenomenon in Western Europe that will enable the student of comparative politics to acquire detailed understanding of the green parties and to compare them meaningfully across countries.

The SAGE Handbook of Participatory Research and Inquiry

... implications of that composition. This made explicit issues of power, exclusion and (mis)representation. However, digital participatory mapping is often ...

Author: Danny Burns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529767049

Category: Reference

Page: 1023

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The handbook covers pioneering new participatory research techniques including methods that can be operationalised at scale, approaches to engaging the poorest and most marginalised, and ways of harnessing technologies to increase the scope of participation, amongst others.

A New Social Contract for Peru

Analysis of the legal frameworks for these new participatory mechanisms ... Name of Year: Participatory Establishing Law Structure/ Composition Body/Process ...

Author: Daniel Cotlear

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821365687

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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Using the accountability framework developed by the World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for Poor People, this book analyzes the low-level equilibrium and the numerous reforms attempted in recent decades in Peru, and, based on this analysis, proposes interventions that would facilitate the creation of a new social contract for Peru.

Handbook of Writing Literacies and Education in Digital Cultures

of participatory composition. Techne manifests in the maker—in the assemblage of activity, genre, histories of participation, and anticipated futures.

Author: Kathy A. Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315465234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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At the forefront of current digital literacy studies in education, this handbook uniquely systematizes emerging interdisciplinary themes, new knowledge, and insightful theoretical contributions to the field. Written by well-known scholars from around the world, it closely attends to the digitalization of writing and literacies that is transforming daily life and education. The chapter topics—identified through academic conference networks, rigorous analysis, and database searches of trending themes—are organized thematically in five sections: Digital Futures Digital Diversity Digital Lives Digital Spaces Digital Ethics This is an essential guide to digital writing and literacies research, with transformational ideas for educational and professional practice. It will enable new and established researchers to position their studies within highly relevant directions in the field and to generate new themes of inquiry.

Participatory Governance in Multi Level Context

Furthermore, in thinking about participatory governance (particularly on the level of first order governing), decision-rules of and composition rules for ...

Author: Hubert Heinelt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783663110057

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

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The book addresses theoretically and empirically the question under what conditions innovative and sustainable policies can be achieved through participatory governance.

Reassembling Social Security

Reforms in almost all Andean countries included social participation as an ... data on the composition of participatory bodies, degree of formalization, ...

Author: Carmelo Mesa-Lago

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191552816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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The reform of social security pensions and healthcare is a key issue for the modern world, and in many ways Latin America has acted as a social laboratory for the reform of these systems. From the reforms that took place in Chile in 1981, most pension and health care systems in the region have seen reform, and been fully or partially privatized. Many other countries considering reform of their own systems have been influenced by the policies implemented in Latin America. Yet despite the importance and influence of these reforms, until now there has not been an integrated and comprehensive analysis of the changes and their effects. This book is the result of four years of painstaking work, data collection, field research and international collaboration, and so fills the vacuum in the literature with a systematic comparison of pension and healthcare reforms in the 20 Latin American countries. It identifies reform models, and elaborates taxonomies to facilitate their understanding and comparison. Some key features of the reforms to emerge are: labour force and population coverage, equity and solidarity, sufficiency and quality of benefits, state regulation, competition and degree of privatization, efficiency and administrative costs, social participation in management, financing sources and long-term sustainability. Effects of the reforms on social security principles are measured based on recent standardized statistics and other information. Goals or assumptions of the reforms are contrasted with actual outcomes, and the pros and cons of private versus private provision assessed. Detailed policy recommendations are offered to correct current problems and improve pension and healthcare systems. This is the first book to comprehensively study these influential reforms in Latin America's pension and health care systems, and as such will be of importance to academics and researchers interested in social security and welfare policy, pensions, health care, and public policy; Social security, pension, and health care policy-makers; And social security, pension, and health care consultants and practitioners. Published in association with PAHO

Participatory Governance

In order to illustrate this line of argument, the concept of a regime composition of a political system is developed first, and then civil society is ...

Author: Jürgen Grote

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783663110033

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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Während der Governance-Begriff wissenschaftlich als konsolidiert gelten dürfte, gibt es Probleme bei der praktischen Umsetzung der mit ihm verbundenen Idee. Das englischsprachige Buch misst einige der im "Whitebook on Governance" der EU-Kommission angesprochenen Problemfelder aus und trägt so zur Operationalisierung des Begriffes bei.

Participatory Workshops

These are groups where the composition of each group is wholly or largely determined by the facilitators in advance. Pre-allocated groups are useful where ...

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136560149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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This sourcebook is for all who work with others on participatory learning and change. Written in a spirit of critical reflection and serious fun, it provides 21 sets of ideas and options for facilitators, trainers, teachers and presenters, and anyone who organises and manages workshops, courses, classes and other events for sharing and learning ideas. It covers topics such as getting started, seating arrangements, forming groups, managing large numbers, helping each other learn, analysis and feedback, dealing with dominators, evaluation and ending, coping with horrors, and common mistakes.

Participatory Democratic Innovations in Europe

the assemblies reach 3% of the participation within the total population of the ... composition of the participants (such as economic class affiliation, ...

Author: Brigitte Geißel

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847403715

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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Representative democracy is often seen as a stable institutional system insusceptible to change. However, the preferences of the broad public are changing and representative, group based democracy has lost importance. This development made it necessary to change established ways of decision making and to introduce participatory democratic innovations. Many national and sub-national governments followed this route and implemented various kinds of participatory innovations, i.e. the inclusion of citizens into processes of political will-formation and decisionmaking. The authors analyse and evaluate the various effects of these innovations in Europe, providing a bigger picture of the benefits and disadvantages different democratic innovations can result in.