Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Media Communication & Film

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Memory Politics and Popular Culture – The Example of the United Red Army in the Manga Red (2006–2018)

Author: Fabien Carpentras, Yokohama National University, Japan Email: carpentras-fabien-vf@ynu.ac.jp Published: August 01, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.05 Citation: Carpentras, F. (2019). Memory Politics and Popular Culture – The Example of the United Red Army in the Manga Red (2006–2018). IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.05 Abstract Serialized in a period of booming popular interest for

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Falling for the Amphibian Man: Fantasy, Otherness, and Auteurism in del Toro’s The Shape of Water

Author: Alberta Natasia Adji, Edith Cowan University, Australia Email: aadji@our.ecu.edu.au Published: August 01, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.03 Citation: Adji, A. N. (2019). Falling for the Amphibian Man: Fantasy, Otherness, and Auteurism in del Toro’s The Shape of Water. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.03 Abstract Guillermo del Toro’s reputation as one of the world’s

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The Internet and Activists’ Digital Media Practices: A case of the Indigenous People of Biafra Movement in Nigeria

Author: Emmanuel S. Nwofe, University of Bradford, UK Email: E.Nwofe@student.bradford.ac.uk Published: August 01, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.02 Citation: Nwofe, E. S. (2019). The Internet and Activists’ Digital Media Practices: A case of the Indigenous People of Biafra Movement in Nigeria. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.02 Abstract Previous studies have highlighted some important contributions

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IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 6 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 6 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Celia Lam Published: August 01, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0667 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1 Articles Digital War of South Korean Netizens in New York City: From Tweets to a Billboard Advertisement, and an Alt-Right Online Community Hojeong Lee, Temple University, USA The Internet and Activists’ Digital

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Black Struggle Film Production: Meta-Synthesis of Black Struggle Film Production and Critique Since the Millennium

Author: Robert Cummings, Morehouse College, USA Email: robert.cummings@morehouse.edu Published: August 01, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.04 Citation: Cummins, R. (2019). Black Struggle Film Production: Meta-Synthesis of Black Struggle Film Production and Critique Since the Millennium. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.04 Abstract The film industry has historically wrestled with consistently producing representative and innovative Black

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Digital War of South Korean Netizens in New York City: From Tweets to a Billboard Advertisement, and an Alt-Right Online Community

Author: Hojeong Lee, Temple University, USA Email: tuc70018@temple.edu Published: August 01, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.01 Citation: Lee, H. (2019). Digital War of South Korean Netizens in New York City: From Tweets to a Billboard Advertisement, and an Alt-Right Online Community. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1.01 Abstract This study explores how people share their

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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/ijmcf.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/ijmcf.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/ijmcf.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/ijmcf.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