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“Truthy” and “Sticky” Narratives of Euroscepticism

Narratological Approaches to Appropriateness in Digital Contexts

Stefan Groth

This article addresses markers of plausibility and felicity in Eurosceptic narratives on social media that are not based on facts but on sociocultural and contextual appropriateness. Appropriateness is understood here as the contextual fit for specific audiences which includes a range of social and situational factors involved in judgements about the conventionality and propriety of statements. I investigate the construction of appropriateness on Twitter, taking a narrative on the National Health Service in the context of Brexit as an example. I show how Eurosceptic narratives on social media become “truthy” and “sticky”, and how conditions of appropriateness are constructed on Twitter. I bring together approaches from narratology and digital anthropology to show how social media posts in political debate follow distinct evaluation criteria.

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Global Patterns in Interaction and Conflict Surrounding Cetacean Conservation and Traditional Marine Hunting Communities

Florence Durney

whale populations are maintained at (or brought back to) healthy levels, and to enable native people to hunt whales at levels that are appropriate to cultural and nutritional requirements in the long term. Several researchers have examined the

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“I Showed You What I Thought Was Appropriate”

Reflections on Longitudinal Ethnographic Research and the Performativity of Dutch Gang Life

Robert A. Roks

underestimate it a bit. I showed you what I thought was appropriate.” Although things between us settled down over the next couple of days, these digital exchanges were our last interactions. Since then, a lot happened in Raymond's life, as indicated by our

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Between Appropriating and Keeping Our Distance

German Attitudes towards the Jewish Theme

Joachim Schlör

'What am I doing here?' During the preparation for this conference, 'Feeling at home in exile', I was able to accept the invitation to give a lecture, but for various reasons was not in a position to provide a clever title for it. When this proposal came I simply accepted and thought, something will turn up. Since then I have become more sceptical. At any rate, the theme 'majority and minority' should run through the text. But perhaps I will begin by explaining something of the circumstances in which the following text came about. If some degree of self-irony is to be found within it, I will be quite content.

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Reflections on the Appropriate Use of Unjustly Conferred Privilege

Sally Matthews

What ought beneficiaries of injustice to do with the privileges unjustly conferred upon them? This article examines how those who have been privileged as a consequence of injustice can best contribute to struggles for justice. In particular, I ask whether we ought to renounce privileges which have been unjustly conferred, or whether it may be better to use such privileges in ways that help bring about justice. The article engages in particular with feminist literature on the topic of privilege, building on arguments provided in this literature to argue that in many cases the best contribution the privileged can make to struggles for justice, is to use unjustly conferred privileges in a way that ultimately undermines the unjust systems and structures that conferred them. I tentatively outline some ways in which the privileged can develop the sensibilities which will allow them to use their privilege in this way.

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Is Law Appropriate to Regulate Hateful and Racist Speech? The Israeli Experience

Raphael Cohen-Almagor

This article examines the tension between liberalism and Orthodoxy in Israel as it relates to censorship. The first section aims to explain Israel's vulnerability as a multicultural democracy in a hostile region, with significant schisms that divide the nation. The next section presents the dilemma: should Israel employ legal mechanisms to counter hate speech and racism? The third section details the legal framework, while the fourth reviews recent cases in which political radicals were prosecuted for incitement to racism. The final section discusses cases in which football supporters were charged with incitement after chanting “Death to Arabs“ during matches. I argue that the state should consider the costs and risks of allowing hate speech and balance these against the costs and risks to democracy and free speech that are associated with censorship.

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Preface

JEMMS Relaunch

Editorial Committee

Ten years after launching the Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society (JEMMS) in 2009, it seems appropriate to look back and assess the journal's achievements, review its purpose, and address prospects for the coming years. As the only

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Susan Abulhawa's Appropriation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Yousef Abu Amrieh

their parents’ strife.                  (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet , The Prologue) The purpose of this article is to examine how Palestinian American novelist Susan Abulhawa appropriates in her novel The Blue between Sky and Water (2015

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Toward Comprehensive Conceptualizations of Contemporary Public Health

Participation as the Cornerstone of Appropriate Methodologies

Harry Nijhuis

part, I propose appropriate ontological and epistemological notions, as well as the societal aspects pertaining to contemporary public health. Ideas of Jürgen Habermas, Hannah Arendt, and the “social quality theory” are introduced to propose notions for

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What Does It Mean to Be an Ecological Filmmaker?

Knut Erik Jensen’s Work as Eco-Auteur

Mette Hjort

does the preferred approach entail? When should a filmmaker be regarded as satisfying the criteria for inclusion in the category in question? The answer explored here emphasizes five intentions targeting appropriate attitudes toward the natural