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Mobilizing Malian-Diasporic Identities

How Southern News Websites Facilitate Non-sedentarist Discourses on African Migration

Syntia Hasenöhrl

Whereas identities in postmodern societies are increasingly celebrated as mobile and fluid for agents from the Global North, agents from African societies face sedentarizing discourses. Recent research has shown that digital media play an ambivalent role in this process. This article explores the circulation of migration-related news on a Malian-diasporic online news portal during the month of December 2016. It argues that Southern online news and user interactions with them can mobilize African identity constructions in opposition to sedentarist hegemonic discourses in three ways: (1) the traveling of articles across space reconstructs the complexities of Malian mobilities; (2) user profiling and interactions produce non-sedentarist narratives about mobile Malians; and (3) the circulation of specific expressions and content questions fixed connections of identities and territories.

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Dustin William Louie

impoverished backgrounds was an indicator of exploitation. In these cases, exploiters provide girls with phones in order to monitor their activity constantly and connect them with dates through Facebook and other online media. Understanding the early warning

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Z. Hidayat and Debra Hidayat

to trace users’ movements, and have thus become increasingly dominant in personal, family, organizational, and community life. Both formal and informal groups use online media to maintain the continuity of offline relationships by sharing experiences

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Digital Natives

Making Sense of the Digital Political Landscape and Assessing the Potential for Mobilization versus Apathy

Patrick Readshaw

open to stating his opinions via online media than via in-person discussions. He does go on, however, to acknowledge this (online) method is a shortfall, as he feels that meaningful change can only be brought about by “com[ing] together as a group

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Fearful Intimacies

COVID-19 and the Reshaping of Human–Microbial Relations

Carmen McLeod, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, and Brigitte Nerlich

, drawing on online media and on UK newspapers and advertising sources. Our analysis suggests that discourses associated with intimacies between humans and microbes are shifting (back) towards an overwhelmingly adversarial relationship due to the impact of

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“Montag ist wieder Pegida-Tag!”

Pegida’s Community Building and Discursive Strategies

Helga Druxes

Blogs and comment functions in online media can create a mirror effect—the anonymity of aliases or virtual avatars can embolden individuals to express more extreme views and feel that many more share them: “People feel free to insult others, to attack

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Disruptive Technology

Social Media from Modiano to Zola and Proust

Elizabeth Emery

by Charles Platiau for Reuters, circulated through online media sources such as PRI’s The World . 11 For the Barthes text see Roland Barthes, “L’Écrivain en vacances

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Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

online media, key elements of digital media should be analyzed, including production, representation, language, and audience. Examining these different layers of digital media “means developing a much broader critical understanding which addresses the

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Report from the Region

The “Anti-Gender” Wave Contested: Gender Studies, Civil Society, and the State in Eastern Europe and Beyond*

Zaviršek, and others). The online media , run by the church establishment, called the individuals who signed the petition “killers of unborn babies.” 7 A legal complaint against the allegations contained in was unsuccessful. The court in

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Contemporary Girls Studies

Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference

Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey, and Helen Warner

celebratory accounts of digital media as a space for feminist activism as she seeks to capture the contradictory nature of online media content. Taking the videos of YouTube comedian, Grace Helbig, as a case study, McDermott applies a similar theoretical