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We Were There

Rethinking Truth with Midiativistas in Rio de Janeiro

Raffaella Fryer-Moreira

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The popular uprising in Brazil between 2013 and 2014 led to the emergence of midiativistas, media activists who produced audiovisual testimony from the front lines of protests. Their reports were grounded in their act of ‘being there’ and bearing witness, and the affective encounters that their position made possible. Their first-hand accounts were situated, partial, and deemed more convincing because they rejected the mainstream media's claims to ‘objective truth’ – as a view from everywhere that is simultaneously a view from nowhere (and no-one) – in favour of situated truth, witnessed directly, unsettling traditional divisions between representation and reality, and questioning the conditions (and relations) through which knowledge is produced. This ethnographic engagement with the knowledge practices of others, and the role of witnessing within them, reflects on anthropological knowledge practices more broadly, and how they may be conceived otherwise in light of empirical variants from our fields.

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On Sinofuturism

Resisting Techno-Orientalism in Understanding Kuaishou, Douyin, and Chinese A.I.

Yunying Huang

.news.nestia.com/detail/-/2233428 . 13 www.kanqq.com/douyin/1907.html . 14 See https://freewechat.com/a/MzU4NDU4NDEwMA==/2247496554/2 . References Bao , Hongwei . 2018 . “ Homosexuality, Social Media Activism and the Future of a Queer China .” The Asia Dialogue

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Digital and Offline

Partial Fields and Knowledge Producers

Narmala Halstead

performance of an online festival, they find hope in the being of ‘being there’. However, in reflecting on the limitations of extensive social media activism, Scott considers an absence where it is difficult to trace sentiment online. Scott's differing

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Allison Macleod

, and Ger Zielinski . 2012 . “ On the Development of Queer Film Festivals and Their Media Activism .” In Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism , ed. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin , 49 – 62 . St Andrews : St Andrews Film

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Pranks in Contentious Politics

An Interview with Pauline Pantsdown (AKA Simon Hunt)

Ben Hightower, Scott East, and Simon Hunt

interview highlights the evolvement of Hunt's practice and tactics, specifically the manner in which Pantsdown's character-based performance style from the 1990s has been transferred to social media activism. As Hunt notes in the interview, contemporary

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Katie Kirakosian, Virginia McLaurin, and Cary Speck

Learning 5 , no. 1 : 1 – 21 . Davies , C.A . ( 1999 ) Reflexive Ethnography , London : Routledge . Englehart , L. ( 2003 ) ‘ Media activism in the screening room: The significance of viewing locations, facilitation, and audience dynamics in

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Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader

present urgency of radical media, media literacy campaigns, media democratization, and “media activism in the face of blockages of public expression [that] emerge from many quarters [including] institutionalized racist and patriarchal codes, and other

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Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture . New York : Routledge . Kellner , Douglas , and Gooyong Kim . 2010 . “ YouTube, Critical Pedagogy, and Media Activism .” Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies 32 ( 1 ): 3 – 36 . doi

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Digital Activism, Physical Activism

Malta’s Front Harsien ODZ

Michael Briguglio

on Social Media in the 2011 Protest Wave .” Information, Communication and Society 18 ( 8 ): 916 – 929 . 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1043316 Gerbaudo , Paoulo , and Emiliano Treré . 2015 . “ In Search of the ‘We’ of Social Media Activism

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’Tis but a Habit in an Unconsolidated Democracy

Habitual Voting, Political Alienation and Spectatorship

Anthony Lawrence A. Borja

efficacious, then spectating voters will remain politically alienated from them and would prefer other non-mobilisational and individual-based means of political participation ranging from voting to other mediated means like social media activism. Simply put