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Christian Ewert and Marion Repetti

What is democratic theory? In this article we treat it as a semiotic code – that is to say, a shared assumption – and argue that democratic theory enables people to think and talk about the idea(s) of democracy. Furthermore, the application of this specific code is highly political. For one, it is embedded in concrete contexts and discourses and used in arguments and narratives. In addition, the application of democratic theory has also substantial consequences on the lives of people. We illustrate this argument by reflecting briefly on Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and its recodification and consequences in different contexts.

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Denis Vuka

Albania’s socialist regime—the last socialist government in Europe—ensued in 1992. Methods I apply a social semiotic analysis of visual communication drawn from the work of Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuwen. 13 By offering a “grammar of visual design

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Target Practice

The Algorithmics and Biopolitics of Race in Emerging Smart Border Practices and Technologies

Tamara Vukov

Work: Surveillant Assemblages, Virtual Fences, and Tactical Counter-media,” Social Semiotics 23, no 2 (2013): 225–241. 6 See, for example, Popescu, “Controlling Mobility”; Vicki Squire, The Contested Politics of Mobility: Borderzones and Irregularity

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Eva Insulander, Fredrik Lindstrand, and Staffan Selander

[With Ahmed in the Middle Ages] (2010), . 11 The Museum of Medieval Stockholm, main exhibition. 12 Gunther Kress, Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Communication (London

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Farideh Pourgiv

, S. and Monshizadeh , M. ( 2013 ), ‘ The Pattern of the Development of Women’s Role from Housewife to Social Reformer according to Social Semiotics in Savoshun and We’ll Get Used to It ’ [in Persian], Comparative Language and Literature

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Holding Up Half the Sky

Global Narratives of Girls at Risk and Celebrity Philanthropy

Angharad Valdivia

Women Worldwide . New York : Vintage Books . Littler , Jo . 2008 . “ ‘I Feel Your Pain’: Cosmopolitan Charity and the Public Fashioning of the Celebrity Soul .” Social Semiotics 18 ( 2 ): 237 – 251 . Livingstone , Sonia . 2009 . “ On the

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Cynthia Maurer

: Essays in Face to Face Behavior . New York : Anchor Books . Griffiths , Merris , and David Machin . 2003 . “ Television and Playground Games as Part of Children’s Symbolic Culture .” Social Semiotics 13 ( 2 ): 147 – 160 . Harrison , Kristen

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My Words, My Literacy

Tracking of and Teaching through the On-Field Language Practices of Australian Indigenous Boys

David Caldwell, Nayia Cominos, and Katie Gloede

metalanguage and coherent pedagogy that could be adapted to this particular student cohort of Aboriginal boys in formalized school contexts. SFL considers language as a social semiotic system offering a range of choices dependent on the communicative purpose or

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Victor Igreja

: Princeton University Press ). Biber , K. ( 2006 ), ‘The Specter of Crime: Photography, Law and Ethics’ , Social Semiotics 16 , no. 1 : 133 – 149 . Borzekowski , D. and A. Poussaint ( 1999 ), ‘ Public Service Announcement Perceptions: A

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Negotiating Identities

Being “Boy,” Being “Filipino,” Being “Other”

Victoria Cann

. Rasmussen , Mary Louise . 2004 . “ ‘That's So Gay!’: A Study of the Deployment of Signifiers of Sexual and Gender Identity in Secondary School Settings in Australia and the United States .” Social Semiotics 14 ( 3 ): 289 – 308 . Renold , Emma