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Alexa, Affect, and the Algorithmic Imaginary

Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns Through Emotional Advertising

Linda Kopitz

At the beginning of 2020, Amazon announced that devices sold with the cloud-based digital voice assistant, Alexa, preinstalled had more than doubled within a year, exceeding the previously announced 100 million units ( Bohn 2019 ), implying that

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Sexy Health Carnival

One Small Part of Indigenous Herstory

Alexa Lesperance

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Pollution, Health, and Disaster

Emerging Contributions in Ethnographic Research

Alexa S. Dietrich

The materiality of pollution is increasingly embodied in humans, animals, and the living environment. Ethnographic research, especially from within the fields broadly construed as medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, disaster anthropology, and science and technology studies are all positioned to make important contributions to understanding present lived experiences in disastrous environmental contexts. This article examines points of articulation within recent research in these areas, which have much in common but are not always in conversation with one another. Research and writing collaborations, as well as shared knowledge bases between ethnographic researchers who center different aspects of the spectrum of toxics- based environmental health, are needed to better account for and address the material and lived realities of increasing pollution levels in the time of a warming climate.

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Edited by Stephen Prince

’s global popularity. We close with book reviews of Jason Mittell’s Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling , and Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology and Film , edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner. — Stephen Prince

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The Affective Modalities of Media and Technology

Andrew J. Ball

discourage action. In her study, “Alexa, Affect, and the Algorithmic Imaginary: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns Through Emotional Advertising,” Kopitz finds that ads for digital voice assistants use emotion as a narrative strategy to counteract

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Margrethe Bruun Vaage and Gabriella Blasi

real accomplishment. It will be widely read and discussed, and deservedly so. Alexa Weik von Mossner, ed. Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), vii + 287 pp., £42

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Katherine Scheil

(2010), Alexa Schnee's Shakespeare's Lady (2012), Victoria Lamb's His Dark Lady (2013), Grace Tiffany's Paint: A Novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady (2013), Sally O'Reilly's Dark Aemilia (2014), Andrea Chapin's The Tutor (2015) and Mary Sharratt

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Shakespeare and the Modern Novel

Graham Holderness

become a central figure in millennial novels by women writers, designed primarily for a female reading audience. Meredith Whitford's Shakespeare's Will (2010), Alexa Schnee's Shakespeare's Lady (2012), Victoria Lamb's His Dark Lady (2013), Grace

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Katherine Hennessey and Margaret Litvin

: Interview with Sulayman Al-Bassam’, in Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation , ed. Alexa Huang and Elizabeth Rivlin (New York: Palgrave, 2014), 221–40. 7 For texts of the first two, see Sulayman Al-Bassam, The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy (London

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Elemental Imagination and Film Experience

Climate Change and the Cinematic Ethics of Immersive Filmworlds

Ludo de Roo

Nadia Bozak (2011) . 8 For an overview, see Alexa Weik von Mossner (2012) . 9 The idea of a “first” and “second” wave is adapted from Lawrence Buell's (2005) historicizing of literary ecocriticism, although Buell indicates different historical