Tag: media theory

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…


26. Thoughts on the symposium “Internet in Southeast Asia: Power and Society”

John Postill , December 8th, 2015

This is the twenty-sixth post in the freedom technologists series See also the Directory of freedom technologists  This past 3-4 December 2015 I was at the Bandar Sunway…


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 …


15. Location technologists: the politics of digital media in a ‘special region’ of Indonesia

John Postill , March 16th, 2015

Chapter proposal to Location Technologies in International Context, Rowan Wilken (Swinburne Uni of Tech), Gerard Goggin (U of Sydney) & Heather Horst (RMIT), eds. John Postill RMIT University…


14. Field theory, media change and the new citizen movements

John Postill , March 5th, 2015

This draft article is the fourteenth post in the freedom technologists series. Field theory, media change and the new citizen movements: the case of Spain’s ‘real democracy turn’,…


Linguistic violence | 语言暴力

Gabriele , September 26th, 2014

I was reading through 《平台魅力与舞台诱惑》 (Platform Glamour and Stage Lure: The Actors in China’s Internet Communication, edited by Yang Boxu and Xu Hong, 2011) when I came across…

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Live-tweeting democracy: the fantasy of representation

puellaludens , December 10th, 2012

Twitter and the 2012 Elections: Media Practice and Politics Whereas Facebook is a platform that treats politics as more or less taboo, Twitter’s network is made up substantially…

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Practices of political news production and consumption on Facebook’s news feed

puellaludens , December 9th, 2012

Since its beginning, the Internet’s potential to disseminate information broadly and easily has been hailed as a great democratizing force. Today, this idealist vision has somewhat deteriorated,…

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