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Mobilizing Malian-Diasporic Identities

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

Syntia Hasenöhrl

specific qualities of online communication that contribute to foster and even normalize anti-migration discourses. 9 Others, however, argue that the use and specific features of online media can promote both, pro- and anti-migration discourses. 10 On the

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The Paris Opera Ballet Dancing Offstage

Work, Grace, and Race

Tessa Ashlin Nunn


The spaces in which amateur and professional dancers practiced their art greatly changed during the Covid-19 pandemic due to the closures of theaters and dance studios, yet dance continued to bring people together online. This article studies the media presence of the Paris Opera Ballet (POB) between March 2020 and May 2021 to analyze how the aesthetic and moral concept of grace has evolved. During this difficult year, dance took on a therapeutic role as POB dancers offered free online classes and performed in video work, in addition to taking on a political role as discussions about racism in ballet sparked public debates.

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Appalachian Hikers’ Digital Journals

Collective Writing for an Unruly Landscape

David McLaughlin


The Appalachian Trail—a hiking trail in the eastern United States—is for many an icon of the American wilderness experience. It is an unruly landscape, one which is yearly being re-made, re-marked, and “reclaimed” to wilderness. Within its corridor of trees, the Appalachian Trail hides decaying farms bought by forced purchase, ghosts of old cemeteries, and many different paths through the trees. There is a palpable sense of possibility, of constant change, and of what could have been. In this article, drawing on recent research in cultural geography which emphasizes the unsettled and unsettling nature of landscape, I will introduce the potential for new, digital literary-spatial forms made on the Appalachian Trail to write and to enact this unruly landscape.

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Interview with Steve Bell

David Morgan

art? That, given the fragmentation and polarisation of online media platforms, in particular, the political caricaturist is doomed to serve ever dwindling niche audiences of like-minded viewers in online political silos and echo-chambers? SB: No

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Outlining Conceptual Practices in Comics

Ilan Manouach

‘affordances’, described by Sellen and Harper as the ‘possibilities of action’ allowed within a defined material setting and determined by an object's properties. 7 The increasing access to online media content has contributed to the process of reconfiguring

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Social Media and the Sexual Exploitation of Indigenous Girls

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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Techno-Entrepreneurship as Identity Construction for the Indonesian Generation Z

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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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