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Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

June 4, 2014
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Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

Thai protesters' appropriation of the three-finger salute articulates the relationship between popular culture and politics and places the protests within a history of fan-based civic engagement.
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Why Co-Produce? Elementary, Holmes.

March 11, 2014
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Why Co-Produce?  Elementary, Holmes.

What I mean by “transnational television co-production,” the tensions that shape it, and why I think it’s worth studying.
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Sucks to Be Ru: America’s new Russian Other

February 21, 2014
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Sucks to Be Ru: America’s new Russian Other

The unending string of hilarious #SochiProblems and daily stories of government gluttony have positioned Russia as a sort of shadow version of the American Way of Life.
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From Henry VIII to Flash Mobs: Branding Britain at London 2012

July 17, 2012
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From Henry VIII to Flash Mobs: Branding Britain at London 2012

What image is Britain out to portray on the international stage with its branding of "GREAT Britain" for the London Olympics?
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Mascot Media: Framing the London Olympics

June 25, 2012
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Mascot Media: Framing the London Olympics

London 2012 Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville reveal the changing way that media brands, including the Olympics, are seeking to reconstruct themselves for the converged digital media environment.
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Convergent Media Policy: The Australian Case

May 31, 2012
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Convergent Media Policy: The Australian Case

While other countries are considering changes to adapt their media laws for convergence, Australia has been a world leader in commissioning major studies that address these challenges head on.
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Still late to the party? TV adaptation modes for foreign audiences

October 3, 2011
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Still late to the party? TV adaptation modes for foreign audiences

Are Italian audiences different from American audiences because they are culturally and linguistically dissimilar or because local distribution choices affect their consumption of a given audiovisual product?
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The Materiality of Media

September 8, 2011
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The Materiality of Media

As culture becomes increasingly digitized, arguments for the “dematerialization” of media are becoming commonplace. However, media have always been, and remain, embedded in and structured by material objects, networks, and practices that delimit their uses and meanings.
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Film Review: Can Generation P’s Cultural References Play Abroad?

September 3, 2011
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Film Review: Can Generation P’s Cultural References Play Abroad?

Most scholars of media have at some point stumbled onto something from another country without the proper frame of reference and been utterly bewildered by it. Generation P seems to be consciously playing up this experience as part of its appeal for a niche foreign market.
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The Overseas Job Market and the Media Studies Academy

August 9, 2011
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The Overseas Job Market and the Media Studies Academy

A discussion of the academic job market and hiring processes in the UK and Ireland.
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Egregious Product Placement? New Regulations in the UK

April 13, 2011
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Egregious Product Placement? New Regulations in the UK

The UK now allows product placement in television programming, and their regulations on those placements perpetuate a false dichotomy regarding the logics and goals of product integration.
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Watching the World’s Amazing Races

March 30, 2011
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Watching the World’s Amazing Races

What I find frustrating about the show is not simply that it ends up Othering the world, but that it could be so much better. It’s like a B student who writes occasionally brilliant sentences, yet who isn’t trying hard enough.
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Gleetalians, or Glee’s Italian Promotional Paratexts – Part 2

March 5, 2011
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Gleetalians, or <i>Glee</i>’s Italian Promotional Paratexts – Part 2

In this second post, I now move on to consider locally produced promos, where an increased amount of creativity seems to be put forward and the intent is noticed of “domesticating” the show for the target culture.
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