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Social Criticism through Humour in the Digital Age

Multimodal Extension in the Works of Aleix Saló

Javier Muñoz-Basols and Marina Massaguer Comes

humour on the basis of phonetic and semantic associations, humour that is directed towards both the comic reader and the video watcher. With regard to the intertextuality with cultural icons, allusions to television, cinema, pop music, literature, art and

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Exhibition and Book Reviews

Nick Nguyen, Philippe Kaenel, Michael Kelly, Charles Forsdick, Rikke Platz Cortsen, Sylvain Rheault, Hugo Frey, and Mark Nixon

hybridisation and transculturalism, concepts that could be used to analyse other intercultural phenomena, like K-pop music. The essays do not seem to have been organised in a logical progression. Given the eclectic nature of the articles, this is not a concern

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Wenn eine Band lange Zeit lebt

Puhdys, Politics, and Popularity

John Littlejohn

against the music for decades to come, in the West as well as in the East. 6 Peter Wicke, “Pop Music in the gdr between Conformity and Resistance,” trans. Margy Gerber, in Changing Identities in East Germany: Selected Papers from the Nineteenth and

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Book Reviews

Helga Druxes, Christopher Thomas Goodwin, Catriona Corke, Carol Hager, Sabine von Mering, Randall Newnham, and Jeff Luppes

familiar territory. The authors also show where other countries could learn from the German example, illustrating their main points with anecdotes about particular companies, politicians, pop music groups, and more. It is a book about economics for those

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Staging Sassoun

Memory and Music Video in Post-Soviet Armenia

Rik Adriaans

population for nearly a century. While these singers are mostly trained in the folk music department of Yerevan’s conservatory, their songs are characterized by the use of electronic beats and arrangements more characteristic of pop music. The audience for

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Transnational Politics in Video Games

The Case of German Military Intervention in “Spec Ops: The Line”

Justin Court

Korean pop music, are global hits in their own right, video games have been called “one of the most accomplished expressions of transnationalism” for reasons that go beyond their easy distribution on digital platforms or mere popularity. 19 Diana

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A Ritual Demystified

The Work of Anti-wonder among Sufi Reformists and Traditionalists in a Macedonian Roma Neighborhood

Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic

television, which was strange because in other homes television generated a perpetual background noise, intermittently broadcasting pop music, Turkish soaps, and Islamic prayers. Baba Muarif was reclining on a pile of cushions on the carpeted floor. As a

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The Metrosexual's New Clothes

Masculinity, the Body, and the Suit

Tim Edwards

sexually ambiguous girlie boys was gaining apace where it had always been happiest—in the world of pop music—and the stage was set for Harry Styles to reclaim and reinvent the 1970s as some new kind of consumerist David Bowie—enter the Barbie Boy stage left

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The Puzzle of The University on Air

A Story of Media and Academia in Israel, 1977–2013

Hagai Boas and Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

roles originally reflected the status of the Israeli military as a socialization agent in Israeli nation building. Galei Zahal became a national radio station in 1956, featuring an active newsroom, radio plays, and pop music. Gradually, it became more

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Beyond the Glittering Golden Buddha Statues

Difference and Self-transformation through Buddhist Volunteer Tourism in Thailand

Brooke Schedneck

surprised by the technology monks used, as he thought Buddhism valued silence and contemplation. In an interview he said: “The monks don’t follow the rule about entertainment and are clapping, singing, dancing, especially to K-pop [Korean pop music].” He was