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).
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
We are pleased to announce that the Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies has now been accepted for indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index,
a new edition of Web of Science by Thompson Reuters.
The inclusion of the CJCS in the Emerging Sources Citation Index demonstrates our dedication to providing the most relevant and influential Communication Studies content to our community.
I want to congratulate my team, Iolanda Tortajada, Carlota Moragas and Antonio Caballero and the Department of Communication Studies at the University Rovira i Virgili for making this possible.
Our journal now has its own dedicated Scopus page and impact factor. Thanks to the hard work of the previous years and all the valuable contributions in our latest Volumes, we have come this far. We strive to keep the impact factor rising.
Cilia Willem, Editor
When Enric Castelló and other members of the editorial team suggested me as a new editor of the CJCS I thought they were joking. To be at the height of Enric’s devotion, perseverance and quality as an editor is, to say the least, a challenge.
But against all odds I decided to take this challenge.
I feel privileged: the journal has grown up and is now reaching new heights in the international scene of scholars and practitioners in media and film studies, cultural practices, gender studies, public relations and social communication. Our multidisciplinary approach and the recent indexation in Scopus is rapidly multiplying the journal’s impact in these fields.
As a Belgian citizen and ‘cultural’ Flemish living in Catalonia since 1996, I have been interested in the (de)construction of national and cultural identities through media as a major site of social negotiation for a long time. As the Catalan national identity and independence are gaining momentum, the CJCS provides in-depth analysis of past and current cultural processes in Catalan society as well as in other European and international contexts. These two perspectives, the local and the global, are the strength of the journal and appeal to a growing and diverse readership.
Finally, the unconditional support from the Intellect staff back in Bristol and from my colleagues at the Communication Department of the Rovira and Virgili University – especially our new managing editor Carlota Moragas -, helped me to make up my mind and take this challenge.
So, dear readers and authors: let’s keep reading, keep writing, keep growing.
Cilia Willem, October 2014