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The media practices of social movements: a critical overview of the literature

John Postill , June 23rd, 2017


Invited lecture to the Summer School on Media in Political Participation and Mobilization,  Centre on Social Movement Studies, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Fl…


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Tweeting religion in Indonesia: when political arenas go viral

John Postill , June 22nd, 2017


Postill, J. and L.C. Epafras forthcoming 2017. Tweeting religion in Indonesia: when political arenas go viral. American Ethnologist (virtual issue) The popularity of social media in Indonesia, combi…


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The diachronic ethnography of media: from social changing to actual social changes

John Postill , June 21st, 2017


Postill, J. 2017. The diachronic ethnography of media: from social changing to actual social changes. Moment, Journal of Cultural Studies 4(1): 19-43. PDF Abstract In this article I…


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The hybrid media space of nerd politics

John Postill , January 25th, 2017


Invited paper to the ECPR joint sessions workshop on Digital Media and the Spatial Transformation of Public Contention, Nottingham, UK, 27-30 April 2017. Abstract The rise of WikiLeaks,…


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Victims, volunteers and voices of the digital age

John Postill , December 6th, 2016


Figure 1. A widely shared campaign image calling for the release of Prita Mulyasari, one of Indonesia’s best known ‘ITE Law victims’ (korban UU ITE). Source: Hadin (2013)….


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Political culture keywords: exploring social movements and media practices that are worlds apart

John Postill , October 23rd, 2016


Proposal to the special issue of Media, Culture and Society on “Media, political cultures and social movements”, Veronica Barassi, Alice Mattoni and Anastasia Kavada (eds.). John Postill (RMIT)…


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Review of Bourdieu’s (2014) On the State

John Postill , July 6th, 2016


Review of Bourdieu, P. (2014). On the State: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992. P. Champagne, R. Lenoir, F. Poupeau, & M. C. Rivière (Eds.). London: Polity….


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On book reviews and back covers

John Postill , June 6th, 2016


I spend ages reading and summarising Bourdieu’s mammoth On the State (2014 [2012]) for a journal review – I was even congratulated by a stranger on a Melbourne…


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Review of The Manchester School: Practice and Ethnographic Praxis in Anthropology (Evens & Handelman 2006)

John Postill , May 28th, 2016


The Manchester School: Practice and Ethnographic Praxis in Anthropology. T.M.S. Evens & Don Handelman (eds). 2006. Oxford/New York: Berghahn. x + 334 pp. JOHN POSTILL Ethnos: Journal of…


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Writing from research online

John Postill , May 18th, 2016


Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) RMIT University, Melbourne PhD Community Writing Group 2 25 May 2016 Convener: Jolynna Sinanan This month, John Postill will lead the writing group…


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32. Review of Firebrand Waves of Digital Activism 1994–2014 (Karatzogianni 2015)

John Postill , March 22nd, 2016


This is the thirty-second post in the freedom technologists series Postill, J. in press 2016. Review of Karatzogianni, A. (2015) Firebrand Waves of Digital Activism 1994–2014. Palgrave Macmillan…


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31. Hacktivism and open data in Latin America

John Postill , March 17th, 2016


This is the thirty-first post in the freedom technologists series I am spending three busy weeks in Lima (Peru) as well as a few days in Quito (Ecuador)…


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CFA: Theorising Media and Conflict

John Postill , February 1st, 2016


John Postill (RMIT) Philipp Budka (Vienna) Birgit Bräuchler (Monash), eds. In a recent survey of the interdisciplinary literature on media and conflict, Schoemaker and Stremlau (2014) found that…


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Televised charismatic Christianity in Ghana

John Postill , January 30th, 2016


Here is another set of notes under the broad theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen (eds.) forthcoming,…


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27. Freedom technologists and the future of global justice

John Postill , January 22nd, 2016


This is the twenty-seventh post in the freedom technologists series See also the Directory of freedom technologists  via State of Power 2016 18 January 2016 In the wake…


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Doing remote ethnography

John Postill , January 18th, 2016


by John Postill RMIT University Melbourne Draft chapter to the Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography Eds. Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway & Genevieve Bell January 2016 See…


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25. Digital rights activists vs. Trans-Pacific Partnership: a field-theoretical analysis

John Postill , November 11th, 2015


This is the 25th post in the freedom technologists series Keynote to the conference “Media, culture and change across the Pacific: perspectives from Asia, Oceania and the Americas”…


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Notes on the workshop “Theorising Media and Conflict”

John Postill , November 9th, 2015


Figure 1. Thinking aloud about the volume Theorising Media and Conflict. Photo courtesy of Philipp Budka. Media Anthropology Network European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Department o…


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New book – Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practice

John Postill , November 4th, 2015


Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practice Sarah Pink – RMIT University Heather Horst – RMIT University John Postill – RMIT University Larissa Hjorth – RMIT University Tani…


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24. Freedom technologists: a short reading list

John Postill , October 15th, 2015


Freedom Technologists: Digital Activism and Political Change in the 21st Century (working title), Chapter 2, Freedom Technologists This is the twenty-fourth post in the freedom technologists series. …


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23. Freedom technologists bibliography

John Postill , September 7th, 2015


Freedom Technologists: Digital Activism and Political Change in the 21st Century (working title), Chapter 2, Freedom Technologists Annotated bibliography (see Doc version here) In this working biblio…


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CFA: Theorising Media and Conflict workshop, Vienna, 23-24 Oct 2015

John Postill , August 27th, 2015


A Media Anthropology Network event European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology University of Vienna, Austria 23-24 October 2015 ** Financial …


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Notes on the first digital ethnography reading session

John Postill , July 14th, 2015


by Allister Hill PhD candidate Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) RMIT University, Melbourne Last week, on 9 July 2015, the Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) ran its first…


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21. Review of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

John Postill , June 12th, 2015


Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous. Gabriella Coleman. Brooklyn, NY: Verso Books, 2014. 464 pp. John Postill RMIT University Melbourne, 12 June 2015 forthcoming, Americ…


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