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!
Our Special Issue 9.2 on Gender and Media is online now.
The Special Issue is divided into two sections. The first one includes work that features a historical or a temporal dimension in its analysis of gender and media and that explores how shifts and transformations may affect practices of production and gender representation. There is a particular attention for work that examines how journalism has both furthered and hampered sociocultural and political change for people who are not white, heterosexual and male. As this issue demonstrates, shifts and transformations do not automatically imply progression and emancipation. These articles, above all, demonstrate the need for gender and media scholars to keep a close watch on practices and processes in media and popular culture, reveal and understand the sociocultural implications for how gender and sexuality are shaped and experienced in and through media.
Articles in this section:
Same-sex love in times of Dutroux: The articulation of homosexuality with child abuse in late 1990s’ Flemish print media
Authors: Florian Vanlee And Sofie Van Bauwel And Frederik Dhaenens
From bullfighter’s lover to female matador: The evolution of Madonna’s gender displays in her music videos
Authors: Iolanda Tortajada
And Núria Araüna
And Cilia Willem
The second section engages in the weighty debate of the possibilities created by the democratization of content production enabled by digital media and social networks. Specifically, this issue proposes insights into the ways in which young people use these new communication tools for solidarity actions and produce potentially transformative outputs in gender terms. Thus, some emphasis is placed on activists and their resistance to stereotypes. At the same time, we would not like to understate how so-called ‘new media’ reproduce former inequalities or enable new forms of oppression – neither can be isolated from offline experiences and traditional media – and some of the articles will delve into these matters.
Articles in this section:
In the light of the latest events in Spain/Catalonia, we call for contributions on the role of the media and other cultural outlets in the Catalan crisis or ‘Catalan October’. Submissions will be considered for publication in one of our next miscellaneous or special issues (2018-2019).
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What do pain communication, relationships between political and commercial spots, watchdog journalism in Cyprus, the downfall of Spanish stereotypes, and ludoliteracy in common? They’re all hot topics in our latest issue, available at the Intellect content website.
Mapping political and economic values 2008-2011-2015. Source: José Luís Hernández Olmedo (from: ‘Axiological relationships between audio-visual political and commercial messages in spain from 2008 to 2015’).
Our latest miscellaneous issue is online now with the following articles:
Three twenty-first-century disaster films, the ideology of science and the future of democratic debate
PIETER MAESEELE AND LAURENS VAN DER STEEN
Mapping media accountability in stateless nations: The case of Catalonia
NÚRIA ALMIRON, MARTA NARBERHAUS AND MARCEL MAURI
Mediacentric spaces and physical spaces in minority language use: A case study on the Basque language press
GORKA SALCES-ALCALDE AND JOSU AMEZAGA
The impact of the Ebola Virus and rare diseases in the media and the perception of risk in Spain
MARIA CARMEN CARRETÓN BALLESTER AND PALOMA LÓPEZ VILLAFRANC
Negotiating national unity and diversity in public broadcasting: A comparative study on South Africa and Flanders
HANNELIE MARX KNOETZE AND ALEXANDER DHOEST
How Nazi press instructions framed German perceptions of the Spanish Civil War
Media and the construction of memory: The case of the Arboleda massacre in Colombia
The Unleashed Scandal: The End of Control in the Digital Age. Bernhard Poerksen and Hanne Detel (2014)
Review by NÚRIA ARAÜNA
De la necropolítica neoliberal a la empatía radical:Violencia discreta, cuerpos excluidos y repolitización. Clara Valverde Gefaell (2015)
Review by JESÚS COBO
Gender and Media: Representing, Producing, Consuming. Tonny Krijnen and Sofie Van Bauwel (2015)
Review by SARA DE VUYST
Mujeresenmedio(s): Propuestas para analizar la comunicación masiva con perspectiva de género. Asunción Bernárdez Rodal (2015)
Review by ALEJANDRA HERNÁNDEZ RUIZ
Directoras de cine en España y América Latina: Nuevas voces y miradas. Pietsie Feenstra, Esther Gimeno Ugalde and Kathrin Sartingen (eds) (2014)
Review by ELENA OROZ
Cataract. John Berger (2011)
Review by ELIZABETH RUSSELL
Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/cjcs/2016/00000008/00000002