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Participatory worlds: models of collaborative textual production beyond the entertainment industry (2016)
Journal Article
Blázquez, J. M. (2016). Participatory worlds: models of collaborative textual production beyond the entertainment industry

Throughout history, participation has been a term closely related to transgression and the democratisation and the balance of the inequalities in society. Participation has continued being a major concept in the digital age where 'participatory cultu... Read More

The entwinement of politics, arts, culture and commerce in staging social and political reality to enhance democratic communication (2016)
Journal Article
Mutibwa, D. H. (2016). The entwinement of politics, arts, culture and commerce in staging social and political reality to enhance democratic communication. International Journal of Communication, (5997–6016). ISSN 1932-8036

This article explores how four British and German theatre companies that originated in the countercultural era continue to survive in an increasingly austere economic climate. Although their survival strategies have been marked by remarkable resilien... Read More

'Moving life stories tell us just why politics matters’: personal narratives in tabloid anti-austerity campaigns (2016)
Journal Article
Birks, J. (in press). 'Moving life stories tell us just why politics matters’: personal narratives in tabloid anti-austerity campaigns. Journalism, 18(10), doi:10.1177/1464884916671159

This article examines the use of personal narratives in two tabloid newspaper campaigns against a controversial welfare reform popularly known as the ‘bedroom tax’. It aims firstly to evaluate whether the personal narratives operate as political tes... Read More

Universal ideals in local realities: online viewing in South Korea, Brazil and India (2016)
Journal Article
Evans, E., McDonald, P., Bae, J., Ray, S., & Santos, E. (2016). Universal ideals in local realities: online viewing in South Korea, Brazil and India. Convergence, 22(4), doi:10.1177/1354856516641629

The potential of the internet to act as a global distribution outlet for screen content has long come into conflict with the nationally-focused strategies of producers, broadcasters, governments and internet service providers. Online viewing therefor... Read More