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Leaving the Field in the Digital Age

Felix Girke

reflections. The necessary reconfiguration of ‘departure’ under conditions of social media in the digital age—when physical absence can be compensated for in various ways—changes our very understanding of ‘the field’. From Arrival to Departure This

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The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

We live in the Information Age, also called the Digital Age, which started with the introduction of the very first personal computer in the 1970s, initiating the Digital Revolution ( Castells 1999 ). When the first personal microcomputer was

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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


Numerous authors of comics and graphic novels have used the economic crisis in the Iberian Peninsula as a narrative frame for social criticism. Prominent amongst them is the Catalan cartoonist Aleix Saló, who burst onto the comics scene with his animated YouTube video Españistán, a book trailer for his graphic novel Españistán: Este país se va a la mierda [Españistán: This country is going to hell] (2011). This article shows how Saló offers a humorous and didactic portrait of the devastating effects of the economic crisis: he does this through multimodality (using specific shapes, colours, fonts and components of orality) and through creating ‘multimodal extensions’, intertextual relations between published books and book trailers. This analysis presents a case study of the multimodal techniques that authors use to shape and develop their work in the context of the powerful relationship between text and image in the digital age.

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Iranian Women and the Politics of Diasporic Websites in the Digital Age

Sanaz Nasirpour

further information. The outline of the article is as follows: it begins with a brief background study of the opportunities and limitations the digital age brings for women. The article continues to examine the online efforts of Iranian women in the

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Questioned Nationalism

John Bendix

Romanticism to the Digital Age (New York: Berghahn Books, 2020) The subtitles of The Political Fragmentation of Germany and Nationalism Revisited far better describe their contents than their titles do. In the first book, Zef Segal's aim is to explore

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The Politics of Becoming: Anonymity and Democracy in the Digital Age

Taina Meriluoto, Anastasia Kavada, Andrea Cornwall, Oliver Escobar, and Hans Asenbaum

The Politics of Becoming Introduction to the Symposium Taina Meriluoto Hans Asenbaum's open-access book The Politics of Becoming: Anonymity and Democracy in the Digital Age takes on some of the biggest questions in feminist and radical

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Crowder, Jerome W., Mike Fortun, Rachel Besara and Lindsay Poirier (eds.) 2020. Anthropological data in the digital age: new possibilities, new challenges. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 270 pp. Hb.: €99.99. ISBN: 9783030249243.

Marcel LaFlamme

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Digitality and Political Theory

Mapping a Research Agenda in African Political Thought

Claudia Favarato

The twenty-first century brought humanity into the digital age. The increased introduction and use of technologies connected to the digital sphere is part of a broader technological revolution, dubbed the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (4IR). 1

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Uncertain Masculinities

Hyperpolymediation and the Advent of (the) Post-Particular Man among Well-Dressed Men on Instagram

Joshua M. Bluteau

are still viewing a spectacle. I therefore suggest a new reading of Debord (2012) for the digital age, one that is not a single society of the spectacle but a society of spectacles. We may be free to choose which one of these spectacles we inhabit

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Book Reviews

Steven Willemsen, Mario Slugan, Elke Weissmann, and Lucy Bolton

F. Cassidy. Television and the Embodied Viewer: Affect and Meaning in the Digital Age . New York: Routledge, 2020, 216 pp., $155.00, ISBN: 9781138240766. Reviewed by Elke Weissmann How do our bodies feel and know? And what role do bodies play