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[ecrea] International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 14.2 published

Mon Aug 20 17:59:19 GMT 2018

Intellect is delighted to announce that the/International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics <,id=122/view,page=0/>/14.2 is now available. For more information about the issue, click here >>

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*Fighting carbon dioxide or fighting humans?: The ideological fault lines underlying two climate change frames*

Authors: Renée Moernaut And Jelle Mast
Page Start: 123

Our collective future largely depends on the ways in which we frame climate change. It is argued, however, that the dominant frames are only superficially environmental and keep reproducing the (anthropocentric) hegemonic ideology. Real change, contrariwise, requires ideological transformation (biocentrism). As one frame can promote various ideologies, familiar frames like ‘Cycles of Nature’ or ‘Environmental Justice’ can provide convenient contexts for hegemonic struggles. However, little is known yet about the nature of the hegemonic and counter-hegemonic ‘subframes’. Therefore, we have conducted a qualitative framing analysis on a corpus of Belgian mainstream and alternative news articles. The results demonstrate the strong similarities among the two exemplary frames and striking contrasts within the frames. The anthropocentric ‘subframes’ foreground an external fight with a largely external enemy (carbon dioxide). The biocentric ‘subframes’ highlight internal problems within human society. However, being quantitatively and qualitatively underdeveloped, the latter still lack the potency to truly inspire. Hence, they require further (collaborative) scrutiny and development.

*Cultural memory in its spatio-narrative-augmented reality*

Authors: Maria Moira And Dimitrios Makris
Page Start: 153

This interdisciplinary article proposes a framework for the employment of augmented reality (AR), informed by spatio-narrative data drawn from literary texts on the basis of architectural elements, as a means of remediation that can provide rich opportunities for a creative re-contextualization of narrative contents within the urban space, thus reinforcing cultural memory as part of the collective memory. The article focuses on the dynamic of literary texts in visitor/inhabitant engagement with the cultural memory of a specific urban tissue. It then proceeds to present the theoretical background on the notions of urban space, cultural memory, collective memory, narrative theory and spatialization, before discussing the capabilities of AR applications in expressing aspects of cultural memory and enhancing the role of spatialization in the understanding of cultural memory. Finally, in a case study, the first part of the proposed framework is implemented on Heraklion, Crete, an insular metropolis of the Eastern Mediterranean. The relevant spatio-narrative elements of cultural memory are drawn from eight literary texts by six native writers, generating eight distinct conceptual maps of the city to be utilized by the AR medium.

*A Native American ‘playing Indian’: Internal colonization in professional wrestling rhetoric*

Authors: Jason Edward Black And Vernon Ray Harrison
Page Start: 173

This article focuses on the tension extant in the ways in which Tatanka, a Native American wrestler (person), assumes the identity of another tribesperson (persona) to generate both economic and social capital. We address Tatanka’s narrative as an example of internal colonization and commodification, given that he had to ‘play Indian’ to pass as an authentic Native American. We discuss these two critical concepts and then provide some analysis of the public fragments that surround Tatanka’s narrative.

*Film literacy in secondary schools across Europe: A comparison of five countries’ responses to an educational project on cinema*

Authors: María T. Soto-Sanfiel And Isabel Villegas-Simón And Ariadna Angulo-Brunet
Page Start: 187

We present the results of an exploratory study framed within a large film literacy project carried out simultaneously in five European Union countries (Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom). The study looks at students’ responses to an educational project on cinema designed to be implemented regionally for five months in high schools to increase film literacy and to favour more positive attitudes towards European cinema. The results show that students’ film preferences remain stable after the programme and vary only slightly. Major changes occur in their knowledge about film production and expression. The aspects that change the least are their conceptions about cinema and their preferences. Moreover, the student attitudes towards national and European cinema are more positive. However, the results also show that the implementation of a film literacy programme at a cross-cultural level can affect different aspects depending on the cultural context (country) in which it occurs. Indeed, they provide data about the specific impact of the programme in each country. The information offered by this study could enhance film literacy programmes, inform theory, and nurture the debates about the common European identity and the particular traits of the diverse cultures of the European Union.

*‘Smart, clued-in guys’: Irish rugby players as sporting celebrities in post-Celtic Tiger Irish media*

Authors: Marcus Free
Page Start: 215

*Ofelas: Filming otherness in indigenous revitalization*

Authors: Mads Larsen
Page Start: 233

*Media use and climate change concern*

Authors: Jason T. Carmichael And Robert J. Brulle
Page Start: 243

*Selective sympathy? Exploring western media bias in the reporting of terrorism*

Authors: Abigail Adams
Page Start: 255

*Book Reviews*

Authors: Efe Sevin And  Anna Froula And  Javier Ruiz-Soler
Page Start: 265

  * Forging the World: Strategic Narrative and International Relations,
    Alister Miskimmon, Ben O’Loughlin and Laura Roselle
  * Zombies, Migrants and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop
    Culture, Camilla Fojas
  * Decoding the Social World: Data Science and the Unintended
    Consequences of Communication, Sandra González-Bailón

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