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Anastasia Todd

There are more important things that need to be talked about than taupe eyeshadow (Rikki Poynter) On 1 October 2014, deaf makeup vlogger Rikki Poynter uploaded a Q&A video on her YouTube channel. This was not a typical question and answer video for

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

Like many tweens in the late 1990s, I played with American Girl dolls. At the time, I would never have imagined that some years later girls would be filming and uploading videos to YouTube of their dolls dancing to Taylor Swift, sledding in the snow

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How to Survive the Postfeminist Impasse

Grace Helbig’s Affective Aesthetics

Catherine McDermott

Designating herself “the internet’s awkward older sister” ( Zinoman 2014: n.p. ), Grace Helbig’s performative self-representation merges a DIY aesthetic of authenticity with the perception of immediacy and spontaneity afforded by the YouTube

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Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

). However, a growing number of women and girls are using social media such as blogs and YouTube for free critical expression about gender, identity, and sexuality ( Muise 2011 ; Rossie 2015 ; Wood 2008 ). Here, social media is harnessed as what Jonathan

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“There’s nothing makeup cannot do”

Women Beauty Vloggers’ Self-Representations, Transformations, and #thepowerofmakeup

Michele White

YouTube video allows her to share “comments that were left on images” of her “face.” 1 Beauty vlogger, or video blogger, My Pale Skin self-represents along with a viewer comment that asks, “HAS SHE EVER WASHED HER FACE?” A commenter also identifies her as

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Imagining globalised fears

School shooting videos and circulation of violence on YouTube

Johanna Sumiala and Minttu Tikka

In recent years there has been a revival of interest in the concept of circulation in the field of anthropology. This article aims at elaborating the idea of circulation, namely, in the context of media anthropology. We illuminate the workings of circulation by illustrating how violent media images travel on YouTube and how video clips contribute to the formation and reformation of globalised social imaginaries of violence. Special attention is given to the circulations of school shooting videos on YouTube. Through fieldwork on YouTube videos associated with the Columbine, Virginia Tech, Jokela and Kauhajoki massacres, the article draws on George Bataille's ideas on symbolic violence to claim that the school shootings as visual media spectacles of violence, death and terror can be seen as paradigmatic examples of deadly events that have a potential to stimulate social imaginaries of horror and anxiety through the cultural logic of circulation in the era of globalisation.

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Making Sense of the Human-Nature Relationship

A Reception Study of the “Nature Is Speaking” Campaign on YouTube

Ulrika Olausson

media in particular remains scant (but see Mörner and Olausson 2017 ). The overall media ecology has undergone major shifts in recent years, not least due to the massive expansion of social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Network society

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Recapturing the Lost

Digitalized Memories of the Rhodesian Bush War

Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard

identity group seems to be forming around a representational theme on YouTube, memorizing the Rhodesian Bush War (or the Liberation War), 1 where a shift from a self-centered to a collective narrative can be seen (for a discussion of such shifts, see

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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

animated book trailer uploaded to YouTube on 25 May 2011, 9 which the author would later describe as a ‘winning horse’. 10 In it, he narrates a well-documented, satirical chronicle of the causes and effects of Spain’s property bubble. By combining

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Shailendra Kumar Singh

otherwise glaring divisions of language, class, and region throughout the subcontinent. This burgeoning viewership is seen as a promising client base for digital content creators who employ social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook as dynamic