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Communication and "the good life"

Author: Hua Wang
Publisher: New York : Lang, [2015]
Series: ICA Annual Conference theme book series, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is a "good life" and how can it be achieved? In this volume, communication scholars and media experts exlore these fundamental questions about human existence and aspiration in terms of what a "good life" might look like in a contemporary, mediatized society. While in many ways a mediatized society brings us closer to some version of "the good life," it also leads us away from it. The affordances of new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hua Wang
ISBN: 9781433128561 143312856X 9781433128554 1433128551
OCLC Number: 903473827
Description: xii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Meaning, happiness, and flourishing --
1. In search of the good life --
2. The good life: selfhood and virtue ethics --
3. Eudaimonia: mobile communication and social flourishing --
4. Meaningfulness and entertainment: fiction and reality in the land of evolving technologies --
5. Media policy for happiness: a case study of Bhutan --
Part II. Perceptions, connections, and protection --
6. Commmunication and perceptions of the quality of life --
7. Tuning in versus zoning out: the role of ego depletion in selective exposure to challenging media --
8. The secret to happiness: social capital, trait self-esteem, and subjective well-being --
9. Modeling communication in a research network: implications for the good networked life --
10. Communicating online safety: protecting our good life on the net --
Part III. Challenges, opportunities, and transformation --
11. Communicative figurations of the good life: ambivalences of the mediatization of homelessness and transnational migrant families --
12. Reimaginging the good life with disability: communication, new technology, and humane connections --
13. The 20th anniversary of the digital divide: challenges and opportunities for communication and the good life --
14. Liberating structures: engaging everyone to build a good life together.
Series Title: ICA Annual Conference theme book series, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Hua Wang.

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What is a "good life" and how can it be achieved? In this volume, communication scholars and media experts explore these fundamental questions about human existence and aspiration in terms of what a  Read more...

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