Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Media Communication & Film

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Sexualization of the Journalism Profession: TV Representation of Female Journalists’ Intellect, Labor, and Bodies

Author: Ivana Cvetkovic and Kimberly R. Oostman, University of New Mexico, USA Email: icvetkovic@unm.edu Published: August 17, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.06 Citation: Cvetkovic, I,, & Oostman, K. R. (2018). Sexualization of the Journalism Profession: TV Representation of Female Journalists’ Intellect, Labor, and Bodies. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 5(6). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.06 Abstract The representations of journalists

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Metaconsumption, Convergence and Stylization in the “Real” Teens of Laguna Beach

Author: Myles Ethan Lascity, Chestnut Hill College, USA Email: lascitym@chc.edu Published: August 17, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.05 Citation: Lascity, M. E. (2018). Metaconsumption, Convergence and Stylization in the “Real” Teens of Laguna Beach. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 5(5). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.05 Abstract Despite its name, the shows making up the reality TV genre are well-known for

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The Chronicle of Yerevan Days: Spatial Representation and Authentic Realism

Author: Shmavon Azatyan, La Trobe University, Australia Email: shazzai@yahoo.com Published: August 17, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.04 Citation: Azatyan, S. (2018). The Chronicle of Yerevan Days: Spatial Representation and Authentic Realism. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.04 Abstract This article offers an insight into how space is represented in the feature film The Chronicle of

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Whose Story is This? The Non-existence of the External Gaze in David Lynch’s Films

Author: Asli Favaro, Ege University, Turkey Email: asli.favaro@ege.edu.tr Published: August 17, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.03 Citation: Favaro, A. (2018). Whose Story is This? The Non-existence of the External Gaze in David Lynch’s Films. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.03 Abstract The tendency to eschew a coherent narrative has been very common especially since the

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Reality of Trap: Trap Music and its Emancipatory Potential

Author: Jernej Kaluža, Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and Radio Študent, Slovenia Email: kaluzajernej@gmail.com Published: August 17, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.02 Citation: Jernej, K. (2018). Reality of Trap: Trap Music and its Emancipatory Potential. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.02 Abstract The reality that has been presented in rap music and its celebrity culture

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Documenting the (Un)official Kevin Carter Narrative: Encyclopedism, Irrealism, and Intimization in House of Leaves

Author: Jason S. Polley, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Email: jspolley@hkbu.edu.hk Published: August 17, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.01 Citation: Polley, J. S. (2018). Documenting the (Un)official Kevin Carter Narrative: Encyclopedism, Irrealism, and Intimization in House of Leaves. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1.01 Abstract Mark Z. Danielewski extends his critique of reliability –

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IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 5 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 5 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Celia Lam Published: August 17, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0667 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.5.1 Articles Documenting the (Un)official Kevin Carter Narrative: Encyclopedism, Irrealism, and Intimization in House of Leaves Jason S. Polley, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Reality of Trap: Trap Music and its Emancipatory

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Tsai Ming Liang’s Alternative Narratives of Working-Class Life in Taiwan

Author: Sarah Attfield, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Email: Sarah.Attfield@uts.edu.au Published: July 31, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.07 Citation: Attfield, S. (2017). Tsai Ming Liang’s Alternative Narratives of Working-Class Life in Taiwan. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.07 Abstract Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming Liang is celebrated for his slow, poetic filmmaking and the philosophical treatment

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From Osaka to the Gion: Vernacular Modernism in Kenji Mizoguchi’s Osaka Elegy (1936) and Sisters of the Gion (1936)

Author: Paul Spicer, Hiroshima Jogakuin University, Japan Email: pspicer@gaines.hju.ac.jp Published: July 31, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.06 Citation: Spicer, P. (2017). From Osaka to the Gion: Vernacular Modernism in Kenji Mizoguchi’s Osaka Elegy (1936) and Sisters of the Gion (1936). IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.06 Abstract One of the most innovatory models for re-appraising

“The Real Nasty Side of War”: Exploring the Embodied Experience of American Soldiers on the Frontline in Iraq through Their YouTube Videos

Author: Noémie Oxley, American University of Paris, France Email: noxley@aup.edu Published: July 31, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.05 Citation: Oxley, N. (2017). “The Real Nasty Side of War”: Exploring the Embodied Experience of American Soldiers on the Frontline in Iraq through Their YouTube Videos. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.05 Abstract This article examines four

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Media Portrayal of Street Violence Against Egyptian Women: Women, Socio-Political Violence, Ineffective Laws and Limited Role of NGOs

Author: Rasha El-Ibiary, Future University in Egypt, Egypt Email: rousha@aucegypt.edu Published: July 31, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.04 Citation: El-Ibiary, R. (2017). Media Portrayal of Street Violence Against Egyptian Women: Women, Socio-Political Violence, Ineffective Laws and Limited Role of NGOs. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.04 Abstract “Often ignored in media coverage of the Egyptian

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Conversational Storytelling in Community Context: Examining Talk on Transgender Radio

Author: Kate Ames, Central Queensland University, Australia Email: k.ames@cqu.edu.au Published: July 31, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.03 Citation: Ames, K. (2017). Conversational Storytelling in Community Context: Examining Talk on Transgender Radio. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.03 Abstract This paper considers the role of co-participatory storytelling within the framework of community radio, radio talk and

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More Than “Collaborative Rubber Stamps”: Cross-Community Storytelling in Transitional Northern Ireland

Author: Laura Aguiar, University College Cork, Ireland Email: laura.aguiar@ucc.ie Published: July 31, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.02 Citation: Aguiar, L. (2017). More Than “Collaborative Rubber Stamps”: Cross-Community Storytelling in Transitional Northern Ireland. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.02 Abstract Storytelling is one of the most cited means of dealing with the legacy of the past

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Interview with Charlie Targett-Adams: The Alternative Narratives of PLACEBO: ALT.RUSSIA

Author: Celia Lam, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China Published: July 31, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.01 Citation: Lam, C. (2017). Interview with Charlie Targett-Adams: The Alternative Narratives of PLACEBO: ALT.RUSSIA. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1.01 Abstract The alternative is an almost ubiquitous notion that supports a variety of connotations. In opposition, the alternative presents

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IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 4 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 4 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Celia Lam Published: July 31, 2017 ISSN: 2187-0667 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.4.1 Articles Interview with Charlie Targett-Adams: The Alternative Narratives of PLACEBO: ALT.RUSSIA Celia Lam, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China More Than “Collaborative Rubber Stamps”: Cross-Community Storytelling in Transitional Northern Ireland Laura Aguiar, University

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Revitalising Indigenous Resistance and Dissent through Online Media

Author: Elizabeth Burrows, Griffith University, Australia Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/3.1.08 Citation: Burrows, E. (2016). Revitalising Indigenous Resistance and Dissent through Online Media. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/3.1.08 Abstract Indigenous peoples continue to experience exclusion from mediated mainstream public sphere debates. In Australia, recent government funding cuts suppress opportunities for Aboriginal resistance

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Semiotic Approach to Media Language

Authors: Michael Ejstrup, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark Bjarne le Fevre Jakobsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/3.1.07 Citation: Ejstrup, M., & le Fevre Jakobsen, B. (2016). Semiotic Approach to Media Language. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/3.1.07 Abstract Semiotic analyses of media language aim for a

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Film Festivals and Cinematic Events Bridging the Gap between the Individual and the Community: Cinema and Social Function in Conflict Resolution

Author: Elisa Costa Villaverde, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.06 Citation: Costa Villaverde, E. (2016). Film Festivals and Cinematic Events Bridging the Gap between the Individual and the Community: Cinema and Social Function in Conflict Resolution. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.06 Abstract Out of the

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A Story in the Making: Storytelling in the Digital Marketing of Independent Films

Author: Nico Meissner, Griffith Film School, Australia Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.05 Citation: Meissner, N. (2016). A Story in the Making: Storytelling in the Digital Marketing of Independent Films. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.05 Abstract This article examines how the story of the making of the independent Spanish feature film The Cosmonaut

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On Using Machinima as “Found” in Animation Production

Author: Jifeng Huang, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.04 Citation: Huang, J. (2016). On Using Machinima as “Found” in Animation Production. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.04 Abstract Machinima is a relatively new animation production technique that has become popular among independent animators. It is also used by

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Sinophone Queerness and Female Auteurship in Zero Chou’s Drifting Flowers

Author: Zoran Lee Pecic, Roskilde University, Denmark Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.03 Citation: Pecic, Z. L. (2016). Sinophone Queerness and Female Auteurship in Zero Chou’s Drifting Flowers. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.03 Abstract This article investigates the third instalment of the Taiwanese director Zero Chou’s tongzhi trilogy. It suggests that her 2009

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Theorizing Subjectivity and Community Through Film

Author: Jakub Morawski, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.02 Citation: Morawski, J. (2016). Theorizing Subjectivity and Community Through Film. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.02 Abstract This paper discusses the relation between film theory, subject and the idea of community building. I will give a detailed understanding

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Interview with Martin Wood: A Filmmaker’s Journey into Research

Author: James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.01 Citation: Rowlins, R. (2016). Interview with Martin Wood: A Filmmaker’s Journey into Research. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.01 Abstract A line of flight is something that pushes back or constitutes a form of resistance against the confines

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Newsroom Resistance: An Ethnographic Study of the Modern News Worker, Policies, and Organizational Dissatisfaction

Author: William Schulte, Winthrop University, United States of America Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.08 Citation: Schulte, W. (2014). Newsroom Resistance: An Ethnographic Study of the Modern News Worker, Policies, and Organizational Dissatisfaction. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.08 Abstract Modern news workers see themselves pressed by digital routines, industry confusion, and their organization’s

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Mapping Nichols’ Modes in Documentary Film – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Helvetica

Authors: Barry Natusch, Nihon University, Japan Beryl Hawkins, Temple University, Japan Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.07 Citation: Natusch, B., & Hawkins, B. (2014). Mapping Nichols’ Modes in Documentary Film – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Helvetica. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.07 Abstract Bill Nichols’ “modes” theory of classifying documentary films by describing

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Emotional Realism and Actuality: The Function of Prosumer Aesthetics in Film

Author: Celia Lam, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.06 Citation: Lam, C. (2014). Emotional Realism and Actuality: The Function of Prosumer Aesthetics in Film. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.06 Abstract Current trends in film and television production styles have favoured the use of aesthetics associated with

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Sandhya Suri’s I for India: Documenting Transnational Subjectivity

Author: Robert Cross, Doshisha University, Japan Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.05 Citation: Cross, R. (2014). Sandhya Suri’s I for India: Documenting Transnational Subjectivity. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.05 Abstract Documentary filmmaker Sandhya Suri’s I for India (2005) is a compilation film that presents and interprets her father’s experience of migrating from India

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Reconfiguring India: Narrating the Nation through Great Men Biopics

Author: Preeti Kumar, St. Teresa’s College, India Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.04 Citation: Kumar, P. (2014). Reconfiguring India: Narrating the Nation through Great Men Biopics. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.04 Abstract Cinema plays a pivotal role in the negotiation and construction of national identity, selectively appropriating history, attempting to forge a sense

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Documentary Film Rhetoric: Saving Face and the Public Sphere

Author: Vincent Piturro, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States of America Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.03 Citation: Piturro, V. (2014). Documentary Film Rhetoric: Saving Face and the Public Sphere. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.03 Abstract This paper will discuss the 2012 Academy Award-winning short documentary Saving Face and the social action

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Tamaash: Interview with Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh

Author: James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.02 Citation: Rowlins, J. (2014). Tamaash: Interview with Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.02 Abstract Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh’s film Tamaash was awarded first place in the IAFOR FilmAsia Open Film Competition 2013 in the