Postmodernism Problems http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp <p>Postmodernism Problems Journal is an international, high quality, peer reviewed open access journal which publishes academic research on our modern society, also known as society of knowledge, postmodern society, postinformation society or mediatized society.</p> en-US peichevad@swu.bg (Dobrinka Peicheva) dkeranova@swu.bg (Dilyana Keranova, PhD) Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 OJS 3.1.2.0 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Variation of the Organisational Reputation in A 4.0 Environment - Fighting for Trust under the Conditions of Communicational Abundance http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/187 <p><em>Social changes, coupled with technologies' and communications' development in the past few decades, result in a complicated environment of interactions, and give rise to a specific matter in the reputational communication field. Organisations are faced with presenting their vision and actions under the conditions both of communicational abundance and of radical changes triggered by: globality, the synergism in social online groups, artificial intelligence (AI), etc. This process clearly outlines tendencies which present both scientific and practical questions with a strong interdisciplinary bias.</em></p> Plamen Atanasov Copyright (c) 2019 Academic seminar "Media and Education", Department of Sociology, South-West University https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/187 Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 The Political Elite and the Scandal with ,,Cambridge Analytica” and ,,Facebook” http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/188 <p><em>The political elite understands the huge role of social networks - realizing both the positive and the negative influences they can have on non-elite. Manipulation of elections through them is a hot topic around the world. Because of this the politicians across the globe are not indifferent to what is happening in the network and how this affects their political life.</em></p> <p><em>This article examines the expanding scandal from the end of March 2018, related to the companies ,,Cambridge Analytica” and ,,Facebook”. During an investigation for intervention in the vote of the people, related with the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016, the participation of the consultancy company ,,Cambridge Analytica” for the benefit of the pro-Brexit campaign was revealed. Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to gather personal information of millions of users (up to 87) on the social network. In addition, Cambridge Analytica is related to Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016. Due to these facts, the article presents opinions on the issue expressed by representatives of the political elite in the United States, the United Kingdom and various EU Member States.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> Miroslav Terziyski Copyright (c) 2019 Academic seminar "Media and Education", Department of Sociology, South-West University https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/188 Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 Development of Media Literacy as a Key Requirement of the European Union http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/189 <p><em>This article traces the key documents of the European Union related to the media literacy development. Along with that it offers a new and more extended understanding of the very concept due to the rapid dynamics of the interaction of various political, technological and socio-cultural factors. The article is a part of an in-depth research offering a self-sustainable model for media literacy development in Bulgaria.</em></p> Danail Danov Copyright (c) 2019 Academic seminar "Media and Education", Department of Sociology, South-West University https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/189 Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 The Refugees - between Norm and Reality http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/190 <p>The events of the past decades in the Middle East and North Africa have led thousands of people to seek security in other countries. Thus, the topic of refugees is permanently included in the current agenda of the European countries and respectively of Bulgaria. Information deficits about this displacement raise fears among Bulgarian society and the sustainable association of refugees with terrorism begins. The use of hostile speech increases, the image of the enemy is formed.</p> Tania Nedelcheva Copyright (c) 2019 Academic seminar "Media and Education", Department of Sociology, South-West University https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/190 Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 Personality Patterns as an Ontological Viewpoint of Human Authenticity http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/191 <p><em>In their endeavours to undestanding human identity, professionals of psychology and sociology,have often used different approaches and positions. Their arguments range from the genuine intrapsychic and macro-social viewpoints (Gecas and Burke,1995) to the identification of processes and affilated terminologies (House,1977).Researches for a stable identity state consitute one of the fundamental approaches of personality studies in the three recent decades (Marcia,1966).The great identity resources vary in the degree of importance:the most tangible sources are shown in the individual behavior and relevance whereas the less tangible sources constitute the features of our personality.</em></p> <p><em>The present article aims to bring a highlight on the influence of ontogenesis,</em> <em>personality traits and patterns to the comprehensive human Being in the context of a normal and abnormal sociological and psychological settings.</em></p> Valbona Muça Copyright (c) 2019 Academic seminar "Media and Education", Department of Sociology, South-West University https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/191 Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 Romanian Media Coverage of Food. Between Emotional Diets and Ratonal Medical Advices http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/192 <p><em>The article had searched answers at the following research questions: “What are the main aspects related to the theme “food” presented by the Romanian media?” and “How are the topics related to “food” covered in articles published in the Romanian media?” The research took the shape of a quantitative content analysis of the articles published in the Romanian media between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2017. The analysis of coverage in the Romanian media of food indicates the minimal appeal to scientific evidence in the coverage of this topic - almost half of all articles did not mention a person or document when they addressed the subject of food. Secondly, the focus of the articles was almost exclusively on the coverage of certain aspects of food in relation to health and disease, nutrition in general and diseases related to food and nutrition. This has led to very little coverage of other aspects - in particular those related to food production, national and European legislation on food and nutrition, consumer rights in food and nutrition.</em></p> Valentina Marinescu Copyright (c) 2019 Academic seminar "Media and Education", Department of Sociology, South-West University https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/192 Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 The Monography "Economic Psychology - Contemporary Interdisciplinary Science" by Author Ivan Krustev. Review http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/193 <p>Contemporary Economic psychology appears to link empirical psychological researches in the economics to the principle of rationality and modernization, reaching its relative autonomy in the sphere of social sciences. The monograph presents the psychological understanding of economic issues as current, revealing common ways of overcoming such issues as inflation and unemployment, stimulating economic growth or weakening the effects of different crisis situations.</p> Jeko Kiosev Copyright (c) 2019 Academic seminar "Media and Education", Department of Sociology, South-West University https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/193 Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300 Knowledge and Social Reality http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/194 Mario Marinov Copyright (c) 2019 Academic seminar "Media and Education", Department of Sociology, South-West University https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ http://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/194 Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0300