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Studies in Media and Communication
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.401
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 12  

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ISSN (Print) 2325-8071
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  • The Rescue of French Jews during the Second World War as Reflected in Two
           Novels: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and the Velvet Hours by Alyson

    • Authors: Nitsa Dori
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Two primary concepts are usually mentioned when analyzing the attitude of the French towards the Jews during the Second World War: anti-Semitism and rescue. Paldiel divides the types of help offered by the rescuers during the Second World War into four: a hiding place, impersonating a non-Jew, escape, and helping children. The two novels, The Nightingale and The Velvet Hours were written at around the same time and share many common themes: rigid father-daughter relations, becoming orphaned, unwanted pregnancy, and pioneering women leaders. The ethnic origin of both authors is also the same, but the primary purpose of this article is to discuss the setting of both novels: the Second World War; in France, and the heroic deed occurring in the two books: saving Jews from the threat of the Nazi invader. We will examine each book separately and then discuss the points common to both – points that will evolve into a discussion and conclusions.
      PubDate: 2018-01-28
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.2845
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • Framing the Game: An Architectonic Analogue for Meta-Theorizing Academic

    • Authors: Brian H Spitzberg
      Pages: 11 - 25
      Abstract: A radical reformulation is proposed for explaining paradigm fragmentation. The broader topography of academic activities is conceptualized according to an academic game-theoretic analogue (GTA). According to this analogue, scholarly and academic activities reflect a competitive field of play and of plays. Criteria such as attention, compensation, awards, publications, tenure, and mobility become the scarce valued resources distributed in the game based on the plays that players enact. In an effort to reveal the heuristic potential of the theoretical analogy, these threads are traced across a broad array of humanistic and scientific theories and scholarship, including connections among Wittgenstein, Popper, Kuhn, Feyerabend, Goffman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Lyotard.
      PubDate: 2018-03-02
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.2943
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • Research on Cultic Dynamics From Perspective of Internet

    • Authors: Peng Xue, Baoxiang Fan
      Pages: 26 - 31
      Abstract: The paper mainly deals with the question on strategies of network communication applied by destructive cult groups and new tendencies in the mobile era. These cults usually take advantage of the Internet environment to set up and develop online positions, working jointly with offline activities. The author conducts a case study, which is based on the method of content analysis, towards Xin Tang Ren website operated by Falun Gong group to demonstrate its unique communication characteristics. The case study reveals the usual online publicity strategies of Falun Gong and new tendencies applied in the mobile era. In the Internet time, the more open and cross-border thinking should be expected to strenuously create a novel anti-cult path with Chinese characteristics.
      PubDate: 2018-03-28
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.3143
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • Priming as a Process and as a Function in Agenda Setting

    • Authors: Gennadiy Chernov
      Pages: 32 - 40
      Abstract: This paper explores the priming mechanism in agenda setting in conjunction with information processing and other variables such as relevance and mental models. Over the years, certain confusion started to accumulate about what is a place of priming in the media effects realm in general and in agenda setting in particular. Moreover, new advances in the psychology studies of priming and in media priming were not accounted for in agenda setting. The paper aims at a) reviewing what developments in the field have taken place over the years, and b) revisiting and clarifying priming in its specific application to public agenda setting based on the new developments.The paper concludes with a new working definition of priming and describes a more complex theoretical framework of priming that shows how mental models and relevance explain priming effects better than accessibility only in deliberative information processes, and that even in more automatic, peripheral processing, accessibility plays a role as only an initial trigger for further issue or performance evaluations.
      PubDate: 2018-04-12
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.3205
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • The Discursive Construction of National Identity in Speeches of Wen Jiabao
           in Response to the 2008─2011 Global Financial-Economic Recessions

    • Authors: Mustafa Ar
      Pages: 41 - 52
      Abstract: Although the relationship between discourse and identity has generally been explored in academic literature, critical research on the constitutive role of discourse in constructing national identity in the domain of the contemporary global economy has received scant attention. The main objective of this article is to identify and describe the linguistic resources used to construct national identity in the political economic speeches during the 2008–2011 global financial-economic recessions. The study is also an attempt to explain the opaque relationship between the discursive and economic elements in the formation of national identity. The sources of data are derived from three political economic speeches of the former Premier Wen Jiabao of China. Drawing upon critical discourse analysis and cultural political economy, the article reveals that at the micro level the first person plural ‘we’, nominal groups, and adverbs of place make up linguistic elements deployed to construct China’s national identity. At the macro level, constructive strategies are employed to inculcate national identity. With respect to political economy, the speeches entrench the neoliberal economic policy while obfuscating national interests of China as being a country with a form of state-led market economy.
      PubDate: 2018-04-12
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.2875
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • Cross-Cultural Communication for Business in Era of Globalization

    • Authors: Maurice Odine
      Pages: 53 - 62
      Abstract: The paper addresses the foundation of cross-cultural communication and its relation to global business. Shina Neo (2015) states that, humans take for granted their communication with one another, stating, “In a multicultural organization, how employees communicate can set the tone.” Populations in North Africa and the Middle East believe in “external control” over destiny, meaning events are predetermined. In Japan, the productivity movement is based on respect for humanity, which is focused on cooperation. John-ren Chen and Christian Smekal (2004) argue that liberalizing international markets creates foreign capital and foreign investment. Concurring in support of global business are the European Union and African Union, Organization of American States and Caribbean Basin, plus the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Furthering cross-cultural communication and global business is new information technology. Meanwhile, the latter has dismantled territorial boundaries. Nilüfer Karacasulu (2007) in, “Security and Globalization in the Context of International Terrorism,” admits globalization is a challenge facing governments since the 1980s. Sougar, Grainger, and Hedges (1999) affirm culture is an interaction of values, attitudes and behaviors.
      PubDate: 2018-05-25
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.3298
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • The Way We Play: Male Bodies on a Gay Cruise Website

    • Authors: Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus
      Pages: 63 - 69
      Abstract: The aim is to examine how male bodies are represented on a gay cruise website. The article focus on photographs in which such bodies appear on the official Atlantis Events website in ads for cruises organized by the company for the 2018 season. The central argument points out that the bodies are predominantly masculine and athletic and reproduce aesthetic patterns connected to strength and healthy physical condition, moving away from disparaging stigmas associated with gays and their negative connection to the female condition. The clothes and accessories used by these men and the portrayed situations and places point to a pattern of consumption allowed only to middle and upper class individuals, which ends up marginalizing, in the company’s communication, other members of the LGBT population who do not fit into such aesthetic and financial standards.
      PubDate: 2018-05-25
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.3299
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • Political Humour in the Social Network Sites

    • Authors: Ayşe Aslı Sezgin
      Pages: 70 - 77
      Abstract: “Social network sites” first began to be used as new tools of political communication during the 2008 Presidential Election in the United States, and their importance became even more apparent during the Arab Spring. In the course of this, the social network sites became a new and widely discussed channel of communication. In addition to its ability to bring together people from different parts of the world by removing any time and space barriers, creates a virtual network that allows individuals with shared social values to take action in an organized manner. Furthermore, this novel, versatile and multi-faceted tool of political communication has also provided a new mean for observing various aspects of social reactions to political events. Instead of voters expressing their political views through their votes from one election to the other, we nowadays have voters who actively take part in political processes by instantly demonstrating their reactions and by directly communicating their criticisms online.
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.3320
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements

    • Authors: Patricia Johnson
      First page: 78
      Abstract: Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 6, Number 1
       Antonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainChristos Giannoulis, University of the Aegean, GreeceDiego Santos Vieira de Jesus, International Relations, BrazilDorina Ticu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, RomaniaJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainKaterina Diamantaki, Hellenic Open University, GreeceNdoma Brown, Cross River University of Technology, NigeriaNuran E. Isik, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey                                           Philemon Bantimaroudis, University of the Aegean, GreeceRefat Aljumily, Newcastle University, UKSheila Pontis, University of the Arts London, USASimone Tosoni, Catholic University of Milan, Italy          Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL:
      PubDate: 2018-05-29
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i1.3321
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
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