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Intl. J. of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
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Studies in Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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  • The Impact of Social and Digital Medias on Senegalese Society

    • Authors: Ousmane Sall
      Pages: 1 - 7
      Abstract: West African countries especially Senegal, have a very rich history of written and oral communication based on their culture and traditions. Today, Senegal is inescapable about the adoption and use of new technologies in Africa. Senegal experienced a boom of cell phones users over the past 5 years in 2012 for example, we noticed “88% mobile subscriptions” compared with “46% mobile subscriptions in 2008” {world bank,2013}. That explains mobile phones are no more to make a call or to send a text message but also to interact with people around and entertain. In fact, digital communication is expanding in all Senegalese spheres like the workplace, school, universities... in the latter half of the 20th century before the explosion of social media, people only depended on old media like TV, Radio, Newspapers… to get informed. For this study, we are going to focus on how social media are impacting economically and politically on Senegalese society and how young people are managing the transition between traditional media and new media.
      PubDate: 2017-06-04
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2422
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Donald Trump and the Republican Party: The Making of a Faustian Bargain

    • Authors: John Kenneth White
      Pages: 8 - 20
      Abstract: Donald Trump’s presidency is likely to become what Stephen Skowronek once labeled as a “disjunctive presidency.”  Trump’s election in 2016 and the issue positions he has taken mark the end of the Reagan Era.  Just as Jimmy Carter’s one-term signaled the end of the New Deal era begun by Franklin D. Roosevelt, so, too, does Trump’s already troubled presidency signify the end of Reagan’s conservatism. Changing demographics have hastened the end of the Reagan era, and the next presidential contest is likely to be one that James David Barber called a “politics as conscience,” not a conflict election to which Trump was well-suited.  Trump’s victory, along with the end of the Reagan era, also signals a moment of significant danger for the Republican Party, despite the present unified GOP control of the federal government and recent gains that the party has made at the state and local levels.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2469
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • ‘The White Rose of Yorkshire’: Public Relations, Condolences
           and Grief Expression

    • Authors: Luke Strongman
      Pages: 21 - 29
      Abstract: In public relations, there is always unpredictability. It is part of a public relations strategists’ role to assess potential areas of crisis, to monitor the corporate mediascape for unpredictable events and to mitigate uncertainty for their clients be they organisations or individuals. But such public relations exercises are made more complex and unpredictable by the emotions experienced in public grieving. No recent commemoration has been so shocking and grief inspiring as that for British Labour Politician Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen in Yorkshire, Ms. Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death outside of her ‘constituency surgery’ in Birstall, West Yorkshire on June 16th, 2016. On her sudden and untimely death a nation and a Commonwealth ‘erupted’ into an expression of mourning, with some commentaries describing Ms. Cox as the ‘white rose of Yorkshire’ in a transient image, ephemeral pure and emblematic of their personal and public grief. As an MP who supported liberal causes, Ms Cox’s untimely death was also a political event. It occurred exactly at that moment of juncture when the ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ factions of the BREXIT campaign were focusing their vitriolic fervor, all the more poignant as she died espousing the liberal cause that was defeated in the first Referendum held on June 23rd, 2016. In discussing the relationship between personal and private grief, this article will focus on the eulogies for Ms Cox and the condolence message phenomenon, primarily as a mediated organisational ‘operation’.
      PubDate: 2017-08-25
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2544
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Medium and Credibility in the African Novel: The Novelistic Vision of G.D
           Nyamndi and Blessed A. Njume

    • Authors: Andrew T. Ngeh
      Pages: 30 - 38
      Abstract: The post-colonial African novelist is committed beyond his/her art to a statement of value. Thus he is not interested in art for art’s sake. This study distances itself from Dan S. Izevbaye’s 1971 position for a ‘suppressed social reference’ in literary discourse. The post-colonial novelist believes that he must be socially committed in order to be universally engaged. In his/her novelistic vision, he/she questions the very foundation of the independence of most African nations. There is a consensus amongst African creative writers that the independence of most African countries is a sham because independence means self-determination. George D. Nyamndi in his The Sins of Babi Yar (2012) and Blessed Ambang Njume in his In a Web (2016) set out to bring out the visionary role of a committed writer and his moral obligation to his society. Using the medium of effective communication, the two novelists highlight corruption and the abuse of power as banes to socio-political development in Cameroon in particular and Africa as a whole. Using new historicism and the concept of socialist realism to interpret, evaluate and analyse the two novels under study, the paper explores and highlights the moral responsibility of a committed novelist in post-colonial African society. In this light, this study submits that the law courts, the judiciary, the military, the church and the educational systems in post-independent Africa are conduits and mechanisms for the propagation of neocolonialism and imperialism. Rev. Father Aaron in a Web and Justice Dan Mowena in The Sins of Babi Yar provide clear justifications for these social ills.
      PubDate: 2017-09-04
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2633
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Cinematic Plateau and Sustainable Tourism

    • Authors: Sina Eskandari
      Pages: 39 - 44
      Abstract: When we are speaking about the cinematic plateau, cinematic natural landscapes or even the cinematic city, it means the locations outside the cinematic studios, the landscapes or locations which are set by a cinematographer in the background of his/her story.The cinematic plateau brings about sustainable tourism, because it does not need any specific season or special calendar and it is sufficient for the tourist to visit just the plateau and register the moment with the space.Producing film and registering the moments in special locations, the cinematographer unconsciously encourages the viewers to take a trip to the locations of shooting for recollection and to inject a new blood into the economic vessels of these regions.Focusing on the province of Almeria in Spain, this research is an attempt to learn about the cinematic plateaus, to introduce touristic spaces, to study how to attract cinematic tourists and to present new approaches for the dynamism of this industry.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2640
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Issue Salience in the U.S. Elections: “Partisan Domestication” between
           South Korean Newspapers

    • Authors: Jae Sik Ha, Uche Onyebadi, Dong-Hee Shin
      Pages: 45 - 55
      Abstract: This study examines how two newspapers in South Korea, one conservative and one liberal, covered the U.S. presidential election of 2008. The study found that there was a significant divergence in the emphasis placed on certain types of issues between the two ideologically polarized newspapers. While the liberal Hankyoreh Daily placed more emphasis on social justice issues –such as racial equality and the abolition of social discrimination, the conservative Chosun Daily highlighted “human interest” issues, focusing on more trivial topics such as the candidates’ gender, family, and fashion preferences. There was also a difference in the types of news sources used by the two newspapers. The Hankyoreh Daily sought to represent the voices of the South Korean elite, while The Chosun Daily used American politicians as one of its major source of information. This study argues that a news organization’s ideological orientation is an important factor, which influences South Korean newspapers’ “domestication” of the U.S. election, which was staged in a distant region.
      PubDate: 2017-10-09
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2689
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • When to Act Is to Say: Appointment as Conflictogenic Discourse in the
           Cameroonian Administration

    • Authors: Celestin Messanga Obama
      Pages: 56 - 65
      Abstract: Promotion to high office in the Cameroonian administration, appear to be one of the main topic of political communication in Cameroun. The communitarian claims of appointment put both individuals and communities in competitive situations and are often the source of social conflicts. The problem is to understand the focus of political communication on appointment in the Administration in Cameroon and the possible link that it could have with conflictuality in the country. From a theoretical point of view, each act of appointment can be understood as a message from the President of the Republic whose power of appointment is unlimited. The president’s acts of appointment; on the one hand; and the demands from communities, on the other, appear to be a kind of communication. Data analysis will be guided by the theory of "the actor and the system". From a methodological point of view, we used documentary observation in the national and international press. We also had an in-depth interview with a former minister who, however, requested anonymity. Finally, our 26-year service as an employee gives us the advantage of experience gained through participatory observation. It appeared that appointment, through the numerous and consistent advantages that it confers on the promoted, thus appears to the citizens, as the main means of access to the fortune from which the covetousness of both the individuals and their communities of origin arises. Unfortunately, the state is unable to meet all expectations. However, individual, as well as community, strategies of access to appointments expose the nation to more division than cohesion.
      PubDate: 2017-10-10
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2693
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Digital Media Framing of the Egyptian Arab Spring: Comparing Al Jazeera,
           BBC and China Daily

    • Authors: Minos-Athanasios Karyotakis, Nikos Panagiotou, Nikos Antonopoulos, Matina Kiourexidou
      Pages: 66 - 75
      Abstract: Digital Media organizations had a crucial role on the coverage of the Egyptian ‘Arab Spring’, but until today the outcomes of the news gathering are debatable in the academic society. This study examines the frames of the English-language websites of Al Jazeera, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and China Daily from 9 to 13 February 2011 because of the termination of Hosni Mubarak’s presidency. The sample consists of 92 website articles, which report the Egyptian ‘Arab Spring’ without considering any video footage in the examined news stories. The particular article examines the frames of each article and categorizes them according to a Knowledge Extraction (KE) tool named ‘Open Calais’, which is owned by another media organization, Reuters. In this study, China Daily’s coverage differs from the former researchers’ results regarding the ‘Arab Spring’ covering. According to the findings, there was a merited coverage on the case of the Egyptian ‘Arab Spring’ without relying exclusively on the content of the official press agency of the People's Republic of China, Xinhua News Agency, and acted like a western-type news media.
      PubDate: 2017-10-12
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2664
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Democracy without Politics: Why Democracy Can Seriously Harm Democracy

    • Authors: Daniel Innerarity
      Pages: 76 - 84
      Abstract: The main argument of this paper is directed against the thesis that we are in a post-democratic era. I consider that we are rather in a post-political era, that is to say, one in which the demands expressed in moments of democratic explosion do not often find a political channel that translates them into effective transformations. To this is added the fact that some of the current forms of activism have given rise to what could be called an "intermittent citizenship" that has seduced some with the possibility of establishing that negative sovereignty at the core of the construction of the general will, which has depolitizing effects. This is the context in which the great rift between technocratic reasons and populist reasons has been constituted. I end up defending a concept of "indirect democracy" or "complex democracy" that attempts to politically integrate both moments.
      PubDate: 2017-10-12
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2697
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Instability of Economic Systems: Signals, Asymmetric Reactions,

    • Authors: Giovanni Antonio Cossiga
      Pages: 85 - 104
      Abstract: An economic system becomes unstable when it’s deviating from the compatible growth course, because of human errors. Systems have a natural tendency to linear growth so that if they deviate, the growth and price profile takes a cyclical trend. The cyclical rhythm of the economy is not an end, but it’s a natural order trying to bring the economy back to its lost stability, over time. The unstable system, in promoting this return to stability, has a whole range of tools, including the spread of implicit perceptions about the economy state among companies and families: a sort of signal widespread by the sick economy. So, every common man is perceiving the country system malaise, nevertheless without having a direct knowledge of the problems and their causes. Starting from this implicit perception, the democratic process and the periodic use of polls are to be considered not only as the exercise of civic rights, but also as a test for the choice of a good government that would implement the program to balance again the unstable system. The collective wisdom of the people in selecting their own rulers, thus is moving in the context of the economy’s general tendency to the stability and to the compatibility with the natural environment.  Moreover, the asymmetric market reaction is also reported. The system reacts to a prolonged instability with speculative waves inexorably converging towards the financial crisis, to clean up the corrupt system. Finally, a mention to the Euro theme is also made.
      PubDate: 2017-10-19
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2716
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Reframing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Studying Culture to Identify
           Communication Challenges and Opportunities

    • Authors: Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor, Marissa Fond
      Pages: 105 - 117
      Abstract: Implicit cultural understandings challenge those working to increase public awareness and support for programs to prevent and address fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Understanding these cultural beliefs reveals key challenges that communicators face; it also helps identify opportunities to foster public engagement and build support for policies and programs that are important for reducing the prevalence of FASD as a public health issue. Through a series of interviews with members of the public in Manitoba, Canada, we identify the cultural models that members of the Manitoban public draw on to make sense of this issue. These models and their implications are used to create a set of recommendations that can improve understanding of the issue, increase issue salience, and generate support for solutions. While the research presented is specific to Manitoba, findings have significance for those working on FASD in other areas and for those working on other public health and science translation projects.
      PubDate: 2017-11-01
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2687
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Web Application Security Tools Analysis

    • Authors: Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Ali Alqazzaz, Nabil Almashfi, Huirong Fu, Ye Zhu
      Pages: 118 - 131
      Abstract: Strong security in web applications is critical to the success of your online presence. Security importance has grown massively, especially among web applications. Dealing with web application or website security issues requires deep insight and planning, not only because of the many tools that are available but also because of the industry immaturity. Thus, finding the proper tools requires deep understanding and several steps, including analyzing the development environment, business needs, and the web applications’ complexity. In this paper, we demonstrate the architecture of web applications then list and evaluate the widespread security vulnerabilities. Those vulnerabilities are: Fingerprinting, Insufficient Transport Layer Protection, Information Leakage, Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection, and HTTP Splitting. In addition, this paper analyzes the tools that are used to scan for these widespread vulnerabilities in web applications. Finally, it evaluates tools due to security vulnerabilities and gives recommendations to the web applications’ users and administrators aiming to educate them.
      PubDate: 2017-11-08
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v5i2.2663
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
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