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A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access  
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 134)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access  
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - Vale Dr Peter Williams 14 November 1953-14 November
           2015

    • Abstract: Dutton, Michael
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - Technology, politics and identity

    • Abstract: Hudson, Chris
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - Post-Yugoslav cinema: Towards a cosmopolitan imagining
           [Book Review]

    • Abstract: Halilovich, Hariz
      Review(s) of: Post-Yugoslav cinema: Towards a cosmopolitan imagining, by Dino Murtic (2015), Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - The July 20 plot: Reading news as myth in the
           imagining of the British nation

    • Abstract: Florence, Eloise
      This paper analyses foreign news articles that appeared in three London newspapers during the Second World War, covering 'The July 20 Plot', an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler in 1944.

      The analysis is supported by reading the news articles as an 'other world' myth, through which characteristics of their own nation, imagined by Britons, was observed as existing in opposition to that of the Germany portrayed. International news is thus solidified as a source of historical enquiry, as well as a site of discourse that can be examined as the expression of mythological knowledge that typifies an imagined national community.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - To censor or not to censor: Roots, current trends and
           the long-term consequences of the Chinese communist party's fear of the
           internet

    • Abstract: Navarria, Giovanni
      This article explores the reasons behind the Chinese Communist Party's fear of digital media and outlines its effects on the Party's approach to the internet. By closely examining the heavily-contested field of digital networked media, we see that the control of the internet in China is not only based on censorship but that the Party has been experimenting for some time with a variety of unusual quasi-democratic strategies, each of them designed to go beyond the need for censorship; each of them a new Party strategy to learn from its critics and win public consent for its rule.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - Understanding the Indonesian mediapolis: The role of
           social media during the 2014 Indonesian presidential election

    • Abstract: Holmes, David
      This article examines the role of social media during the 2014 Indonesian presidential election. It analyses how candidates used Facebook and Twitter and how celebrities were enlisted to promote candidates to their fans. The coinciding development of rapid internet literacy, together with the introduction of a direct election system that appeals to identity- and celebrity-driven politics, came together to make social media a central part of Indonesian elections. This confluence has radically altered the conduct of campaigns. In order to explain this transformation, it is necessary to understand the nature of the Indonesian mediated public sphere, characterised by strong inter-media connections between social media and broadcast forms.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - A straight gay wedding?: News images of same-sex
           marriage in the mainstream and alternative New Zealand press

    • Abstract: Kenix, Linda-Jean
      New Zealand was the first country in Oceania and the fifteenth in the world to allow same-sex marriage. This research explores whether the visual re-presentations of same-sex marriage in newspaper coverage surrounding the Parliamentary vote coalesced to form a heteronormative or homonormative 'image' of gay marriage through an examination of 654 articles about gay marriage in the mainstream, New Zealand Herald, and the alternative publication, GayNZ. This research asks whether there was a difference in that re-presentation across 'alternative' and 'mainstream'news media outlets given that visual codes of reference have been suggested to shift within an alternative communicative space.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - Caught in the web: Male Goths using online ICTs to
           transcend rural reality

    • Abstract: Ragusa, Angela T; Ward, Olivia
      This empirical qualitative study explores male Goths' lived experiences in rural Australia. Offline, participants felt rural communities' 'conservatism' and hegemonic masculinity norms restricted their Goth identity expression and subcultural participation. Further, their commonly perceived homosexuality, irrespective of self-identified sexuality, was believed responsible for much assault, ostracism, and 'othering' experienced in rural, but not urban, environments. To escape rural realities and engage in 'authentic' identity expression, participants vociferously interacted in online communities which, more than augmenting offline reality, created opportunities systemically impossible due to rurality and permitted subcultural participation and self-identity expression they believed reduced isolation and positively affected their mental health.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 2 - The Australian greens: From activism to Australia's
           third party [Book Review]

    • Abstract: Robinson, Geoff
      Review(s) of: The Australian greens: From activism to Australia's third party, by Stewart Jackson (2016), Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - New visions and vintage values: Shifting discourses of
           Australian national identity in 21st century prime ministerial rhetoric

    • Abstract: Gizzi-Stewart, Brooke
      This article examines the relationship between prime ministerial rhetoric and the framing of national identity in contemporary election campaign speeches. Through a hybrid quantitative and qualitative textual analysis, it finds the dominant narrative of Australian national identity in the 2001 prime minister's campaign launch speech was defined by themes of endurance and stoicism. In 2007, and then in 2013, the narrative conveyed a more optimistic image of the nation, despite increasing global complexities. As such, the analysis reveals distinctive elements in the three speech acts which account for shifting ways of speaking of the nation and invoking nationhood in 21st century.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:03:15 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Analysing everyday online political talk in China:
           Theoretical and methodological reflections

    • Abstract: Wright, Scott; Graham, Todd; Sun, Yu; Wang, Wilfred Yang; Luo, Xiantian; Carson, Andrea
      This article explores the theoretical and methodological challenges of collecting and analysing everyday online political talk in China, and outlines our approach to defining and coding such talk. In so doing, the article is designed to encourage further research in this area, taking forward a new agenda for online deliberation (Wright, 2012a), and supporting this important area of research.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:03:15 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - The making of a captain: The production and projection
           of a political image on the Tony Abbott Facebook page

    • Abstract: Hurcombe, Edward
      Literature on politicians' use of social media tends to concentrate on election campaigns rather than on their everyday use. In examining the construction of 'Facebook Tony Abbott' (an Australian conservative federal politician and ex-Prime Minister), this paper examines how his image uploads, with five main themes: military, heterosexual family, statesmanship, athleticism and activeness, assembled a broader political persona. These images serve to promote such mythic campaign image categories as the Ideal Leader and Popular Candidate, revealing the page's permanent political campaign focus. Thus any insight the page could provide into the everyday political life of Tony Abbott was severely limited.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:03:15 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Narratives of cultural and professional redundancy:
           Ageing action stardom and the 'geri-action' film

    • Abstract: Donnar, Glen
      Focusing on The Expendables films, I identify the importance of discourses of professional and cultural redundancy in 'geri-action', an emergent subgenre of Hollywood action film that has revitalised the careers of ageing action stars such as Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. These redundancies, which hold long-standing significance in 1980s action film, are compounded in geri-action by advanced age and diminished physical capacity. In geri-action, the spectacle of once idealised, muscled bodies is concealed and displaced onto oversized guns, fetishised vehicles and younger action bodies. However much geri-action resists 1980s action stars' use-by dates, it ultimately admits physical and generic exhaustion.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:03:15 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - The struggle for meaning: Geriatric budgie smuggling
           and the politics of the everyday

    • Abstract: Hudson, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:03:15 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - From Jesus to the internet: A history of Christianity
           and media [Book Review]

    • Abstract: Walter, Tony
      Review(s) of: From Jesus to the internet: A history of Christianity and media, by Peter Horsfield (2015), Chichester, Wiley Blackwell, Paperback. ISBN: 9781118447383.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:03:15 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Generation less: How Australia is cheating the young
           [Book Review]

    • Abstract: Frost, James
      Review(s) of: Generation less: How Australia is cheating the young, by Jennifer Rayner (2016), Black Inc, Carlton, Australia, Paperback, ISBN 9781863958127.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:03:15 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Defaced election posters: Between culture jamming and
           moral outrage. A case study

    • Abstract: Philipps, Axel; Scholzel, Hagen; Richter, Ralph
      Election campaigners draw upon posters to represent political parties and candidates in the streets. To date, scholars have largely focused on the strategies of campaigners. This paper initially explores the ways and means of defacement by studying modified election posters in the city of Leipzig in the weeks preceding the 2013 German federal election. The results show that a large number of observed modifications are simple and obvious, while only some defacements show subtle forms of political communication. It is argued, therefore, that defacements as alternative means of political communication are of limited significance in a rather pluralistic society.

      PubDate: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:03:15 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Author bios

    • PubDate: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:53:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - 'Strange times': Anti-elite discourse, the
           bicentenary, and the IPA review

    • Abstract: Davis, Mark; Sharman, Nick
      In this paper we investigate anti-elite discourse in the leading Australian conservative journal the Institute of Public Affairs Review (IPA Review) in the context of Australia's Bicentenary celebrations of 1988. To do this we undertook qualitative content analysis of all issues of the IPA Review from 1984 to 1989: the five-year lead up to Australia's celebrations in 1988, and the year after. Our argument is that while much of the scholarship on anti-elite discourse in Australia focuses quite properly on the period after the election of the Liberal Party in 1996, led by unapologetic conservative John Howard, and the rise of far right populist anti-indigenous and anti-multiculturalist politician Pauline Hanson in the same period, the lead up to the Bicentenary represented a particularly rich, formative period for anti-elite discourse, when many of the concepts, themes and terms central to later debate and current political discourse were tested and refined.

      PubDate: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:53:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Remediating modernity: Youth, role models and
           behaviour change in 'new Nepal'

    • Abstract: Greenland, Natalie; Skuse, Andrew
      Communication for development (C4D) theorising, program design and practice, to a significant extent, remain driven by notions that communication inspires liberal-minded role models or 'change agents' operating at the local level. These individuals are typically described in terms of their willingness to pursue social change. In looking at the links between national pro-social change broadcasting and local practices of remediation and interpretation, this paper assesses the work of a large international NGO working to promote life skills, health awareness and civic responsibility amongst young people in Nepal. Such work charges young people to be agents of their own social change through the development of localised C4D initiatives that link with national media outputs and agendas. Inevitably, there is a degree of slippage in both meaning and message as local remediation of broader development issues occurs. Analysis reveals remediation of such issues to be a tangled practice in which key messages are reworked, made more conservative, and localised or mis-communicated.

      PubDate: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:53:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Representations of the 'region' in Australian radio
           research and policy

    • Abstract: Ames, Kate
      This paper reviews the relationship between regional Australia, its audiences, and radio research in the 20th and 21st centuries by examining the methods by which regional Australia has been incorporated and acknowledged within radio histories, surveys, and research into broadcasting policy. This paper argues that this research has embraced a wider discourse and narrative focused on 'saving' the regions-a sentiment that has been the overwhelming narrative in Australia's social and economic history. It concludes that regional Australia needs to be better understood and integrated into research that has implications for broadcasting policy development.

      PubDate: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:53:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Chinese creative industries, soft power and
           censorship: The case of animation

    • Abstract: Xu, Xiaying; Schirato, Tony
      The interrelatedness of Chinese economic and cultural reforms since the beginning of the new millennium, most particularly and importantly with regard to the acceptance and deployment of the concept of creative industries as an extension of China's 'soft power', needs to be considered in light of two factors: firstly, and at a conceptual level, it derived from the development of the highly influential notion of the 'creative industries' in the UK; and secondly, it was linked to what we could term the 'cultural politics' of China's relations with neighboring cultural powers such as Japan and South Korea (and to a certain extent and more broadly, with the United States). In 2005, the creative industries concept was embraced by Beijing, but with a caveat: it opted to use the hybrid term 'cultural creative industries' in the official document, due to the sensitivity of the term 'creative' (Keane 2007). One part of the field of cultural production that was strongly impacted by these developments was the animation sector. This article will provide an account of the various political, economic and cultural contexts that drove and informed these changes and how they have played out within the contemporary Chinese animation industry.

      PubDate: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:53:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Digital fitness: Self-monitored fitness and the
           commodification of movement

    • Abstract: Brabazon, Tara
      This article moves beyond a history of domestic home video fitness programs to explore digital fitness with specific attention to the self-monitored fitness 'movement' and the hardware and software that facilitate its proliferation. The research in this area is currently conducted through preliminary small scale studies, alongside some flawed but still (inadvertently) useful undergraduate and graduate projects. Popular cultural interest is burgeoning, with the popularity of the Fitbit suite and the iWatch surging through an array of commentaries on blogs, YouTube videos, tweets and Facebook posts. This theoretical paper links digitisation with fitness to explore the balance between self-monitoring and surveillance, motivation and shaming. The Fitbit is an example of this self-monitored fitness 'movement' that reveals the ambivalence of quantifying steps and stairs while managing a volatile neoliberal working environment.

      PubDate: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:53:35 GMT
       
 
 
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