The electronic journal Digithum has published a dossier about media practices and ethnographic approaches directed and coordinated by Dr Elisenda Ardèvol (Arts and Humanities, UOC) and Dr Antoni Roig (Information and Communication Sciences, UOC) that brings together a series of articles by young academics and research scholars who took part in the international Media Practices and Cultural Producers workshop held in Barcelona in November 2008 (UOC and the EASA Media Anthropology Network).
The dossier includes five articles by young academics and researchers who took part in the international Media Practices and Cultural Producers workshop held in Barcelona in November 2008 (UOC and the EASA Media Anthropology Network) . They offer different innovative perspectives on the study of the media in which media-related or media-oriented practices are understood as cultural productions.In the article entitled Discussing the Life of Others: Doing Ethnography in the Brazilian Big Brother Fan Community, Bruno Campanella (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) examines a group of web-based fans. Veronica Barassi (Goldsmiths College) speaks of the adaptation of British trades unionism to the new practices offered by the internet in the article entitled Mediating Political Action: Internet-related Beliefs and Frustrations amongst International Solidarity Campaigns in Britain. Virginia Melián (Stockholm University) focuses on some of the links between social movements and the internet in an article entitled New Media and Protest in Hybrid Societies. The article entitled Producing a Religious TV Series: The Making of Popular Piety Culture in Indonesia by Rianne Subijanto (New York University) shows some of the implications of the production of soap operas in an Islamic cultural context. Finally, in the article entitled Local Content in Brazil: Conceptual Framework and Methodological Implications, Tori Holmes (University of Liverpool) provides a few methodological reflections on the study of media-related practices.
Digithum, Humanities in the Digital Age, is a catalan review designed for academics, professionals and students from the various fields relating to the Humanities and Social Sciences. Digithum follows a system of blind peer reviewed articles selection and it is indexed in the main data bases of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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