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Eliciting data on social relationships: The use of hand-drawn network maps in tracing the perception of digitally mediated social ties

“friends:” Social capital and college students’ use of online social network sites.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12(4): 1143-1168. Emmel, Nick and Andrew Clark. 2009. “The methods used in connected lives: Investigating networks, neighbourhoods and communities.” Available at: http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/800/ (accessed on 30 March 2016). Emmel, Nick. 2008. “Participatory Social Mapping: An Innovative Sociological Method Real Life Methods Toolkit .” Available at: http://www.reallifemethods.ac.uk/publications/toolkits/2008-07-toolkit

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On Emotion and Memories: the Consumption of Mobile Phones as ‘Affective Technology’

) ‘Introduction’ In Fortunati, L. and J. Vincent (eds.) Electronic Emotion: the Mediation of Emotion via Information and Communication Technologies, pp. 1-31. Oxford: Peter Lang. Horst, H. and D. Miller (2006) The Cell Phone: An anthropology of communication . Oxford: Berg. Ito, M., Okabe, D., and M. Matsuda (eds.) (2005) Personal, portable, pedestrian: mobile phones in Japanese life. Cambridge: The MIT Press. Lasen, A. ‘Affective technologies: emotions and mobile phones.’ Surrey: The Digital World Research Centre, 2004. Available at: www

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Phantasmic Devices: Wedding Videos and the Creation of an Imagined Transnational Community by Bulgarian Muslims in Spain

. Marcus, G. E., ed. (1997). Cultural Producers in Perilous States: Editing Events, Documenting Change. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. McLagan, M. (2002). Spectacles of Difference: Cultural Activism and the Mass Mediation of Tibet. In F. D. Ginsburg, L. Abu-Lughod, B. Larkin (Eds.) Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. pp. 90–111 Mol, A. (2010). Actor-Network Theory: Sensitive Terms and Enduring Tensions. Kölner Zeitschrift Für Soziologie Und Sozialpsychologie. Sonderheft 50

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The Role of Customer Motivation in Mediating Customer Communication and Customer Decision to Use Kartu As of Telkomsel Broadband Services in Kendari of Indonesia

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With a growing increase of mobile phone and Internet users through cellular phones, competition among provider companies of mobile broadband services is becoming very tight to win competition among the competitors. This article aims at analyzing the role of customer motivation in mediating the effect of marketing communication on customer decision in using Kartu As of Telkomsel broadband services in Kendari city of Indonesia. The variables used in this study are marketing communication as an independent variable, customer motivation as an intervening variable and customer decision as dependent variable. The data were collected from 100 respondents of Telkomsel mobile broadband customer using Kartu As. Descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling (SEM) analytical tools were used to analyze the items representing each variable. This empirical study shows marketing communication affects customer motivation which in turn it affects customer decision to purchase Kartu As of Telkomsel Services. The results indicated that customer motivation plays an important role in mediating influence of marketing communication on purchase decision in buying prepaid services of Kartu As.

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Family Practices Across Generations and National Borders

». Quand les parents des migrants roumains à Toronto suivent leurs enfants dans la migration. In C. Audebert et E. (Eds.). Ma Mung, Les migrations internationales: enjeux contemporains et questions nouvelles (219-234). Bilbao: Université de Deusto/HumanitarianNet. Nedelcu, M. and Wyss, M. (2016). ‘Doing Family’ through ICT-mediated ordinary co-presence: transnational communication practices of Romanian migrants in Switzerland. Global Networks, 16(2): 202-218. Olwig, K. F. (2002). A respectable livelihood: Mobility and identity in a Caribbean family. In N

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Contingent High-Skilled Work and Flexible Labor Markets. Creative Workers and Independent Contractors Cycling Between Employment and Unemployment

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Flexibility in highly skilled jobs combines the characteristics of the secondary and the professional labor market, which oblige to revise the separation between salaried work and self-employment. Two cases are studied: the employment system of artists and technical workers in the performing arts and the work of independent contractors mediated by umbrella firms. An analysis of the French labor market shows how “flexicurity” may work, but also how its books may get unbalanced, as employers learn to make strategic use of unemployment insurance.

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To Communicate Without Signs Through Expressive Qualities

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The present paper introduces the theoretical conceptualization of perceptual communication through expressive qualities. Initially, the difference with respect to the modality of perceptual communication mediated by signs is analyzed. Conversely, the theory of expressive qualities reflects the psychological conception of direct perception: any assumption of a cognitive stage of representation is excluded. Perceptual communication immediately expresses the specific character of the structural essence of the object. The structural essence is well studied by the perceptual paradigms of Experimental Phenomenology. Plurivocity, the case in which the same objects can share many expressive characters, is also considered.

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Labour Relations and Labour Structures in Mediterranean Capitalism. Caporalato and Romanian Migration in the Southern Italian Agriculture

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In this paper I will examine the structural and social features of the gang-mastered labour system (caporalato) as it appears in the agricultural production process in Italy. I will discuss the functions of this type of labour regime through an analysis of the role (Romanian) migrant labour plays in the Italian agriculture process and its need for the (informal) labour market mediation in agriculture. My aim is to critically map the function of caporalato within a production circuit that starts with the low price imposed on agricultural goods, and ends up at the top of the production process, namely with the food empires and corporate retail and distribution chains. The economic constraint for an ever cheaper labourforce, and its social context, will guide our critique of caporalato

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Should You Accept a Friends Request From Your Mother? And Other Filipino Dilemmas

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Stories of Love and Hate. Images of ‘Homeland’ in the Identity Narratives of Romanians in Ireland

, Difference. J ournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36(4):541-560. Giddens, A. (1991) Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age . California: Stanford University Press. Georgiou, M. (2006) Diaspora, Identity and the Media. Diasporic Transnationalism and Mediated Spatialities . Hampton Pres inc, Cresskill, New Jersey. Goffman, E. (1990[1963]) Stigma. Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. London: Penguin Books. Hall, S. ([1992] 1994) The Question of Cultural Identity. In Hall, S. and Held, D. and McGrew, T. (eds

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