Now that our latest special issue on documentary film is out safe, it is with some pain in my heart I have to announce this was also my last issue as the chief Editor of the Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies. Due to new responsibilities I have decided to take a step back from the daily editorial tasks and pass on my position of Editor. When I started this endeavor back in 2014, I was honoured and excited to take over an already successful journal: Dr. Enric Castelló and his team at URV had founded a journal from scratch, and quickly managed to put it on the academics metric charts. Six years and twelve issues later, the CJCS has a CiteScore impact factor of 0.8 SJR (projected for 2020) in Scopus, and is indexed by Clarivate’s Emerging Sources Index.
But, above all, the CJCS has grown mature. It has consolidated an editorial line that prioritizes novel research in the field of cultural studies and communication, including authorships from underrepresented groups or geographical areas. The journal has grown as to the amount and the quality of submissions, and receives numerous manuscripts from all over the world. The articles withheld for publication are very diverse and of excellent quality, which was one of our aims when we started out. I would like to thank all the scholars and authors that have chosen our journal as an outlet for their work, and hope they will continue doing so!
There are also some other people I want to thank.
It has been a true pleasure to lead a team that not only supported me in the daily management of the journal, but also put passion and devotion into their work: Dr. Carlota Moragas, Dr. Antonio Caballero and Dr. Natàlia Lozano as Managing Editors, and Dr. Iolanda Tortajada as our Book Reviewer. Thanks to them, and to our excellent Production Managers Tim Mitchell and Mareike Wehner at Intellect Books, I can say this was a wonderful and exciting journey!
Now I am passing on the task to Dr. Carlota Moragas, whose qualities, experience and skills make her the best possible successor as an Editor. Wishing you all the best in taking on this challenge!
Our Special Issue 12.2 ‘Documentary Film Mutations: New Opportunities for Social Change’ is now online. This brand new issue is an exquisit selection of the latest trends in the field of i-docs and its different degrees of interaction and immersion, breaking the boundaries of the conventional screen. Topics as diverse as immigrant communities in the US, 360º immersive experiences for youth, health and empowerment for women, makes this a highly committed issue that goes way beyond the technical aspects of interactive documentary film.
I would like to thank Dr. Fernando Canet from the Universitat Politècnica de València, and his co-editors Stefano Odorico and Xosé Soengas for their hard work on this issue, which is the first of its kind in this journal.
Read the introduction to the special issue:
Documentary film mutations for social justice: Introductory reflections
Authors: Canet, Fernando; Odorico, Stefano; Soengas, Xosé
Digital transformation of doing documentary: Committed documentary and the knitting of networks of co-creation
Author: Wiehl, Anna
Documentary subversions and migrant agency: Towards an alternative audio-visual portrait of immigrant communities in the United States
Authors: Limón Serrano, Nieves; Moya Jorge, Tamara
Youth empowerment through the creation of i-docs: Educational and social impacts
Authors: Jiménez-Morales, Manel; Lopera-Mármol, Marta; Salvadó Romero, Alan
Immersive experiences in 360° video for social youth engagement
Authors: Ivars-Nicolás, Begoña; Martínez-Cano, Francisco-Julián; Cuadra-Martínez, Joan
Use of virtual reality and 360° video as narrative resources in the documentary genre: Towards a new immersive social documentary?
Authors: Rodríguez-Fidalgo, María Isabel; Paíno-Ambrosio, Adriana
Strengthening women empowerment through i-docs: Alternative forms of participation and civic engagement in the feminist movement
Authors: Pérez-Escolar, Marta; Cortés-Selva, Laura
Interactive documentaries and health: Combating HIV-related stigma and cultural trauma
Author: Villanueva Baselga, Sergio
Documentary games for social change: Recasting violence in the latest generation of i-docs
Author: Dowling, David O.
Do as I say, not as I do: Documentary, data storytelling and digital privacy
Author: Scott-Stevenson, Julia
Data and documentaries: Methodological hybridizations in activism
Author: Gutiérrez, Miren
Congratulations to all for a great issue!
Our latest miscellaneous issue 12.1 is now online and available to download!
Congratulations and thanks to all the contributors for an excellent job! It is a pleasure to work with some of the finest scholars in Europe and the world who have chosen the Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies as an outlet for their work.
If you missed the event, watch the livestream.
On Monday 16 December we officially launched our latest Special Issue, edited by Alain-G. Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal) , Carlota Moragas and Marta Montagut (Universitat Rovira i Virgili). This issue includes a dozen articles on various communicative aspects about the Catalan political situation in recent years.
Academics from different universities in Catalonia and the rest of the State, as well as from universities in Canada or the United Kingdom, have made their contributions: Joan Balcells, Paul Anderson, Carles Pont-Sorribes, Gemma San Cornelio, Daniel Innerarity or Andrew Dowling, among others.
16 December 2019
18.00h Welcome | by Cilia Willem (Editor of CJCS)
18.15h Presentation of the Special Issue |Guest Editors
18.45 h Round table session with professional journalists and authors:
Arantxa Capdevila, co-editor of ‘Usos Políticos de la Metáfora’ (Icaria Editorial)
Albert Mercadé, author of I ara què? (Pagès Editors)
Marc Martínez Amat, author of ‘Tota la veritat’ (Ara Llibres)
Guillem Martínez, author of ‘Caja de brujas’ (Ediciones Lengua de Trapo)
Moderators: Marta Montagut and Carlota Moragas-Fernández
19.30 h Discussion and debate with the audience
20.00 h End
Passeig de Gràcia 107
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Our latest special issue is out! Edited by Alain-G. Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal) , Carlota Moragas and Marta Montagut (Universitat Rovira i Virgili), this issue is about the discourses, actors and citizens in the communicative construction of the Catalan conflict.
It taps into the rich (and at the moment hot) debate on the role that media have played in the construction of the Catalan crisis, and how it can potentially contribute to its solution.
Documentary film mutations: new opportunities for social justice – Special issue CJCS 12.2 (Fall 2020)
Call for Articles now OPEN
Deadline for abstract submission: 1 October 2019
Deadline for full proposals (selected abstracts): 15 January 2020
Fernando Canet, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Stefano Odorico, Leeds Trinity University
Xoxé Soengas, University of Santiago de Compostela
See Full Call
Our latest issue 11.1 is out now and available here. It is a very heterogeneous issue, with one common denominator: original research, quality, international relevance.
These are the articles you will find in this issue:
The eSports ecosystem: Stakeholders and trends in a new show business
From Action Art to Artivism on Instagram: Relocation and instantaneity for a new geography of protest
How tourism deals with terrorism from a public relations perspective: A content analysis of communication by destination management organizations in the aftermath of the 2017 terrorist attacks in Catalonia
Measuring the small in the digital landscape
The question of linguistic minorities and the debates on cultural sovereignty
Present day parents have become accustomed to regularly posting information and disclosing details about their children on social media, i.e. engaging in sharenting. Although many parents value the practice as it not only enables to involve distant family members and friends in the growing up of the children, but has also become a practice for collecting precious memories receiving social support and sharing one’s parenting dilemmas; sharenting has still gained quite a negative public image. The current article aims to highlight some of the most dominant concerns that scholars have voiced when talking about the dark sides of sharenting – the emergence of a datafied child, loss of privacy and a potential distress the practices of sharenting might cause to the parent-child relationship.
Mobile creation in communication studies and the challenge of its adoption in higher education
‘Neither male or female, just Falete’: Resistance and queerness on Spanish TV screens
Our special issue Vol 10.2 on Game Studies is online
now. It is the result of a fine piece of curation by our Guest Editors Jan Gonzalo (URV)
, Antonio Planells
(TecnoCampus, UPF) and Víctor Navarro (
, who have ensured a rich and balanced collection of topics and approaches.
Editors say about this issue:
“From the perspective of the game as a cultural object, this issue addresses different problems such as the historiographic vision of the analog game, or the always complex concept of authorship in the process of game creation.”
The following articles are included in the Special Issue:
Game studies today: In and beyond digital culture (Editorial)
Proceso de Lana: Playing Andean culture through board games
Gender, sex and romance in role playing video games: Dragon’s Dogma, Fable III and Dragon Age: Inquisition
The erasure of female representation in geek spaces as an element for the construction of Geek identity: The case of Warhammer 40.000
Fan preservation of ‘flopped’ games and systems: The case of the Virtual Boy in Spain
Talking about games: Gamers’ digital communication spaces as the object of study
The impact of digital practices on the perception of risks and benefits of digital gaming
The four board game eras: Making sense of board gaming’s past
The board game designer: An approach
Future Story Chasers: An experience with co-creation of fiction in the classroom through a collaborative storytelling game
Our new miscellaneous issue (10)1 is now online! This issue is the result of some quite eclectic submissions with topics ranging from Kurdish broadcasting on Turkish state TV by Esra Asran, journalism in the age of hybridization by Miren Gutiérrez, Pilar Rodríguez and J.M. Díaz de Guereñu, or culture as ‘soft power’ in the branding of stateless nations by Melissa Johnson, to young gender and LGBTQ activists online by Paula Herrero-Diz and Marina Ramos-Serrano.
From: Journalism in the age of hybridization: Los vagabundos de la chatarra –Comics journalism, data, maps and advocacy (M. Gutiérrez, P. Rodríguez, and J.M. Díaz de Guereñu)
The issue also includes book reviews for:
Posmemoria de la Guerra Civil y el Franquismo: Narrativas Audiovisuales y Producciones Culturales en el Siglo XXI, Laia Quílez Esteve and José Carlos Rueda Laffond (eds.) (2017). Granada: Editorial Comares, 256 pp.
Retrotopía, Zygmunt Bauman (2017). Barcelona: Paidós, 172 pp.
Masculinidades Disidentes, Rafael M. Mérida Jiménez (ed.) (2016). Barcelona: Editorial Icaria, 256 pp.
Productos Transmediáticos e Imaginario Cultural: Arqueología Transmedia, Patricia Trapero Llobera and María Isabel Escalas Ruíz (eds.) (2017). Palma: Ediciones UIB.
We will be posting tweets on all the articles and viewpoints of this amazing issue!