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Pointing Fingers at the Media?

Coverage of the 2017 Bundestag Election

Alexander Beyer and Steven Weldon

have pointed a finger at the media, especially in the immediate aftermath of the election: “It’s the journalists’ fault!” declared the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Stern took a more measured approach with a story about “Why the media is partly to

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Media Representations of Separated Child Migrants

From Dubs to Doubt

Rachel Rosen and Sarah Crafter

human costs” ( Hall 2015 ) of the “migration crisis” 1 hit home for the European public. The widespread circulation of his photograph by global media outlets also provoked reactions from state leaders, with David Cameron, then prime minister of the UK

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Nature, History, and Culture as Tourism Attractors: The Double Translation of Insider and Outsider Media

Mark C. J. Stoddart and Paula Graham

social-environmental interactions in coastal Newfoundland. First, how is the coastal environment defined by local tourism promoters and circulated to potential visitors through traditional and digital media? We answer this question by examining websites

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The anthropology of media and the question of ethnic and religious pluralism

Patrick Eisenlohr

This essay discusses anthropological approaches to the study of media interacting with contexts of ethnic and religious diversity. The main argument is that not only issues of access to and exclusion from public spheres are relevant for an understanding of media and pluralism. Background assumptions and ideologies about media technologies and their functioning also require more comparative analysis, as they impact public spheres and claims to authority and authenticity that ultimately produce and shape scenarios of ethnic and religious diversity. This additional dimension of diversity in the question of media and ethnic and religious pluralism is particularly apparent in crises of political and religious mediation. The latter often result in desires to bypass established forms of political and religious mediation that are in turn often projected on new media technologies.

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‘What is going on here?’ Gazing, Knowledge and the Body at a Pilgrimage Shrine

John Eade

Pyrenees in south-west France. Knowledge about this shrine was disseminated through the growth of mass media associated with the expansion of literacy. During the second half of the nineteenth century newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, and postcards found

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The “Imagined Other”

A Political Contextual Analysis of Secular and Hindu Nationalisms in Indian History Textbooks

Deepa Nair

posits the migration of Indo-Aryans from Central Asia around 1500 BC that transformed the sociocultural landscape of India. This article offers a political contextual analysis of secular and Hindu nationalisms in Indian history textbooks based on media

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Mixed Message Media

Girls’ Voices and Civic Engagement in Student Journalism

Piotr S. Bobkowski and Genelle I. Belmas

Evidence accumulating at the intersection of girlhood studies and media studies suggests that it is developmentally beneficial for girls to engage in the creation of self-expressive media ( Blair et al. 2010 ; Kearney 2006 ; Moscowitz and

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Instrumentalising Media Memories

The Second World War According to Achtung Zelig! (2004)

Maaheen Ahmed

, protesting violence by operationalising the absurd and provoking laughter. Achtung Zelig! adds a twist to Holocaust (post-)memory since it ‘presents history as something that has passed through the prism of the culture of media’. 5 Cultural productions

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Tweens as Technofeminists

Exploring Girlhood Identity in Technology Camp

Jen England and Robert Cannella

technologies have proliferated. For example, Elizabeth Chamberlain and others (2015) have led the Digital Media Academy while Paula MacDowell (2015) has facilitated 101 Technology Fun, 1 and Kristine Blair and others have written extensively about their

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A Digital Ethnography of Indian Hijab Stores’ Instagram Pages

Athira B.K. and Nidhi Balyan

. The growing presence of multinational brands like Nike and Puma in the hijab market, along with the establishment of modest fashion start-ups in the last few years ( Iyengar 2017 ) have led to Muslim clothing practices being visible in media spaces