International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries

International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section on
New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries

What is the role of current audiovisual practices in the representation of gender identities and feminist interventions?

This Special Section on New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries, guest-edited by Maria Pilar Rodriguez, Miren Gutierrez, and Maria J. Pando-Canteli, offers an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the diverse ways in which audiovisual content and advertising communicate gender identities in the time of social media platforms. This section focuses on advertising (i.e., femvertising and menvertising), television series, animation films, and social media platform content (e.g., GIFs) to look at crosscutting issues, such as feminism, the anti-feminist backlash, gender, ageism, and new masculinities, by analyzing texts, images, discourses, and communicative experiences.

Together, the contributions in this section provide a wide range of innovative approaches to academic fields, combining insights and methods to produce new hybrid research. What these articles have in common is, first, an effort to provide new knowledge, either by reviewing previous theories and methodologies to apply them to new contexts, perspectives, and cases, or by generating new fields of study through interdisciplinary research. Second, they all share a profound political commitment to work toward gender equality and social justice. Finally, all of the articles convey the need to push the boundaries of research and expand traditional academic limits to achieve new ways of investigating feminist methodologies.

The articles also offer a panoramic view of issues that are seldom explored, despite their relevance, such as new masculinities, women’s aging, and algorithmic biases in audiovisual content. Encompassing all women’s life stages, this Special Section offers a polyhedral and interdisciplinary assessment on how mediated audiovisual practices and publicity represent gender identities and enforce or contest feminist efforts. It employs a varied array of methods and tools—from automatized computing to content analysis—which also shows how new feminist research is expanding and developing. Finally, it offers a state-of-the-art review of the latest on gender and audiovisual products. 

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on January 6, 2021. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking to the papers of interest. We look forward to your feedback!

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New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries: Feminism, Gender, Ageism, and New Masculinities in Audiovisual Content — Introduction
Maria Pilar Rodriguez, Miren Gutierrez, Maria J. Pando-Canteli 

The Fourth Wave in Audiovisual Content: A True Achievement of Feminism?
María Silvestre Cabrera, María López Belloso, Raquel Royo Prieto 

Algorithmic Gender Bias and Audiovisual Data: A Research Agenda 
Miren Gutiérrez 

The Portrayal of Men and Women in Digital Communication: Content Analysis of Gender Roles and Gender Display in Reaction GIFs 
Diego Álvarez, Alejandro González, Cristina Ubani 

“Menvertising” and the Resistances to New Masculinities in Audiovisual Representations 
María J. Pando-Canteli, María Pilar Rodríguez 

Employer Femvertising: Women Empowerment in Employer Brand Messages 
Lorena Ronda, Garazi Azanza  

The Shifting Image of Hegemonic Masculinity in Contemporary Television Series
Lisa Cuklanz, Ali Erol
 

Ageing and the Creative Spirit of Women in the Audiovisual Market: The Case of Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Asunción Bernárdez Rodal, María Isabel Menéndez Menéndez 

Gender Representation in Subscription Video-On-Demand Spanish TV Series 
María Marcos Ramos, Beatriz González-de-Garay 

Female Leadership Represented in Animation for Children and the Sociocognitive Learning of 21st-Century Girls 
M. Rosario Neira Piñeiro, M. Esther del Moral Pérez, Lourdes Villalustre Martínez 

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Maria Pilar Rodriguez, Miren Gutierrez, and Maria J. Pando-Canteli, Guest Editors

According to the latest statistics from Google Scholar, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities, Literature & Arts journals, and 5th among all Communication journals.      

International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 34 papers that published in NOVEMBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 34 papers that published in NOVEMBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 34 papers in November 2020 which includes the “Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section.

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ARTICLES

Click It, Binge It, Get Hooked: Netflix and the Growing U.S. Audience for Foreign Content
Brad Limov
 


Examining Anti-CAA Protests at Shaheen Bagh: Muslim Women and Politics of the Hindu India
Kiran Vinod Bhatia, Radhika Gajjala   

Contextualizing the Effect of Digital Protest Appeals on Political Self-Expression: Evidence From a Cross-Case Comparison
Matthew David Jenkins


Status and Expertise in the Structuring of Reciprocal Exchanges on Twitter: Replies, Retweets, and Mentions During National Diabetes Awareness Month 
Seungyoon Lee, Jae Eun Chung, Namkee Park, Jessica R. Welch   

Breaking the Silence: Applying and Extending the Theory of Situational Support to Understand Mental Health Services Use Among Chinese Immigrants in the United States
Jo-Yun Li

Toward an Interwoven Community of Practice: How Do NGOs Work With Chinese Journalists on Reporting Climate Change? 
Yeheng Pan, Michaël Opgenhaffen, Baldwin Van Gorp

Agencies and Experiences of the “Good Participant”: The Long-Term Trajectories of Patients Turned Media Participants
Espen Ytreberg, Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud


Competition and Media Performance: A Cross-National Analysis of Corporate Goals of Media Companies in 12 Countries
Christian-Mathias Wellbrock, Maria Arango Kure, Christopher Buschow   

Employee Mistreatment Crises and Company Perceptions
Seoyeon Kim, Lucinda L. Austin 
 

Media Regime Disruption and the Conditions of Public Reflexivity
Ben O’Loughlin

Shaping Regional Synergies: Digital Media, Investigative Reporting, and Collaboration for Improving Democracy and Accountability in Latin America
Dolors Palau-Sampio 

The Experience of Internet Freedom Among African Users
Valentina Bau, Enrico Calandro 

Tweeting in Solidarity: Examining Frame Diffusion and Alignment Processes Among Immigrant-Serving NGOs Before and After Donald Trump’s Travel Ban
Wenlin Liu, Summer Harlow 

Associations Between Media Representations of Physical, Personality, and Social Attributes by Gender: A Content Analysis of Children’s Animated Film Characters
María Pilar León González, Álvaro Infantes Paniagua, Tracey Thornborrow, Onofre Contreras Jordán 

Forgotten Frames: Proposing the Concept of “Digressive Framing” Using Left-Out Frames in Chinese Media Coverage of Left-Behind Children
Renita Coleman, Tong Chen 

The Politics of Good Enough: Rural Broadband and Policy Failure in the
United States
Christopher Ali 

“Them Cuffs Keep Them Quiet”: Facebook Users’ Reactions to Live Arrests During Racial Justice Protests
Martina Santia, P. Brooks Fuller, Nathan P. Kalmoe, Paromita Saha 

Online Moral Disclosure and the Construction of Privacy Practices
Tamar Ashuri, Ruth Halperin 

Internet Memes as “Tactical” Social Action: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis Approach
Mohamed Ben Moussa, Sanaa Benmessaoud, Aziz Douai 

Unpacking K-pop in America: The Subversive Potential of Male K-pop Idols’ Soft Masculinity
Jeehyun Jenny Lee, Rachel Kar Yee Lee, Ji Hoon Park 

Understanding Older Adults’ Preferences for and Motivations to Use Traditional and New ICT in Light of Socioemotional Selectivity and Selection, Optimization, and Compensation Theories
Pradnya Joshi, Anastasia Kononova, Shelia Cotten

 BOOK REVIEWS

Sun-ha Hong, Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data Driven Society
Anthony Glyn Burton

Basyouni Hamada and Saodah Wok (Eds.), Off and Online Journalism and Corruption: International Comparative Analysis
Tiago Lima Quintanilha

Jasmine Mitchell, Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media
Renita Coleman

Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman, A Comedian and an Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice
Prateekshit Pandey

Mari-Liis Madisson and Andreas Ventsel, Strategic Conspiracy Narratives: A Semiotic Approach
Ben O’Loughlin

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age

How can we move forward in comparative communication studies, traditionally centered on legacy media, against the backdrop of an increasingly digital media environment?

Guest-edited by Jun Liu, Xinchuan Liu, and Klaus Bruhn Jensen, this Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead of eight articles:

•      Promotes reflection on classic comparative perspectives and their redevelopment for the digital age.

•      Presents an overview of research trends and methodological strategies.

•      Reports on recent empirical studies to advance the status and relevance of comparative study in the field.

The articles reflectively revisit the idea of “media systems” — the theoretical underpinning of the seminal Comparing Media Systems — and refocus attention on changes in broader digital infrastructures and eco systems. The contributions emphasize methodological strategies for consolidating comparative communication studies, and situate themselves as part of interdisciplinary dialogues involving other comparative social sciences. Empirically, the articles address digital media use and communicative practices across the globe from a variety of analytical angles so as to examine technology-induced changes in different social and cultural contexts. The authors thus outline an agenda for further comparative communication studies to deliver a better understanding of ongoing digital transformations in societies and cultures around the world.

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on November 4, 2020. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct hyperlinking.

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Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead — Introduction
Jun Liu, Xinchuan Liu, Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Comparing Media Systems and the Digital Age
Paolo Mancini 

Comparative Research, System Change, and the Complexity of Media Systems
Daniel C. Hallin 

Comparative Communication Research: Why We Really Need Some More Fuzzy Thinking
John Downey 

Comparative Studies of Internet Use: A Review of SSCI-Indexed Journal Articles, 1969–2019
Hui Zhao, Jun Liu 

Does the Internet Erode Trust in Media? A Comparative Study in 46 Countries
Xinchuan Liu, Jia Lu 

Two Levels of Digitalization and Internet Usage across Europe, China, and the U.S.
Chris Chao Su, Jun Liu, Baohua Zhou

The Everything-ness and the More-ness of the Internet: How Digital Is Different From Other Media
Lee Rainie 

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor 
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Jun Liu, Xinchuan Liu, and Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Guest Editors


According to the latest statistics from Google Scholar, IJoC ranks 
3rd among all Humanities, Literature & Arts journals, and 5th among all Communication journals.

International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 24 papers that published in OCTOBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 24 papers that published in OCTOBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 24 papers in October 2020 which includes the “Special Section on Women’s Rights in Turkey.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section.
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ARTICLES

A Critical Analysis of Attempts to Regulate Native Advertising and InfluencerMarketing
Kyle Asquith, Emily M. Fraser

Antecedents of Information Seeking and Sharing on Social Networking Sites: An Empirical Study of Facebook Users
Wenhai Chih, Junaidi Junaidi, Jaime Ortiz

Sonic Archives of Breathlessness
Poppy de Souza

Political Rumor Communication on Instant Messaging Platforms: Relationships With Political Participation and Knowledge
Nojin Kwak, Daniel S. Lane, Qinfeng Zhu, Slgi S. Lee, Brian E. Weeks

Professionalism as a Response to Right-Wing Populism? An Analysis of a Metajournalistic Discourse
Benjamin Krämer, Klara Langmann

European Twitter Networks: Toward a Transnational European Public Sphere?
Javier Ruiz-Soler

Digital Gender Disidentifications: Beyond the Subversion Versus Hegemony Dichotomy and Toward Everyday Gender Practices 
Lukasz Szulc 

Russiagate, WikiLeaks, and the Political Economy of Posttruth News 
Stephen M. E. Marmura 

A Time-Series Analysis of Public Diplomacy Expenditure and News Sentiment: A Case Study of the U.S.–Japan Relationship  
Byung Wook Kim, Suman Lee, Hwalbin Kim 

Faces of Biased Selectivity: A Latent Profile Analysis to Classify News Audiences and Their Selection Biases in the U.S. and UK 
Toni G.L.A. van der Meer, Michael Hameleers, Anne C. Kroon 

When Survey Respondents Cheat: Internet Exposure and Ideological Consistency in the United States 
Bethany P. Bryson 

Conspiracy, Religion, and the Public Sphere: The Discourses of Far-Right Counterpublics in the U.S. and South Korea 
Menno H. Reijven, Sarah Cho, Matthew Ross, Gonen Dori-Hacohen 

Understanding the Negative Consequences of Watching Social Live Streaming Among Chinese Viewers 
Anan Wan, Linwan Wu 

News-Sharing Repertoires on Social Media in the Context of Networked Authoritarianism: The Case of Turkey 
Suncem Kocer, Çiğdem Bozdağ  

BOOK REVIEW

R. Sooryamoorthy, Networks of Communication in South Africa: New Media,
New Technologies

Lingham Lionel Thaver
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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level.  

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey

Zeren Göktan, “Deep Blue”, #1, 2017

Turkey, once a democracy, has slid into authoritarianism, and has now severe restrictions on its media which prompts the question:

What does this mean for women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey?

Guest-edited by Esra Özcan, this Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey brings together eight original papers (plus an editorial introduction) on current research in gender and media in Turkey. The articles investigate a wide a range of historical and contemporary issues about women’s rights and gender equality in different types of media:


• Women’s representation in early modern Turkish newspapers
• Women’s films
• The promotion of a neo-liberal gender ideology in Islamized self-help books
• The media coverage of violence against women and LGBTQ+ communities
• Online activism against violence
• Anti-feminism
• Gender stereotypes in advertising

The Special Section explores ways to push against gender conservatism in a restricted media environment. We invite you to read these Special Section articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on October 28, 2020. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking.

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Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey: Struggles Over Media Representations and Discourses in the Past and Present — Editorial Introduction
Esra Özcan

The Image of Turkish Women as the Antithesis of the Ottoman Past: Representations of Women in the Newspapers of the Early Republican Era
Esra Ercan Bilgiç

Cinema Has Split the Girl’s Soul into Pieces: Scrutinizing Representations of Women in Films from Turkey
Esin Paça Cengiz

Gender in Turkey’s Islamic-Oriented Self-Help Literature: Constructing Self-Regulating Female Subjectivity
Feyda Sayan-Cengiz

“The Public Immoralist”: Discourses of Queer Subjectification in Contemporary Turkey
Eser Selen

The Politicization of Rape as a Consequence of Western Modernity and Religious Conservatism: Competing Media Narratives on Gender
Ece Algan

Use of Social Media in the Struggle Surrounding Violence Against Turkish Women
Christine Ogan, Özen Baş

Voices Against Misogyny in Turkey: The Case of a Successful Online Collective Action Against a Sexist Commercial
Özden Melis Uluğ, Özen Odağ, Nevin Solak

Framing the Alimony Debates in Turkey: Struggle Between Feminist and Antifeminist Discourses to Represent “Women’s Rights”
Esra Özcan

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor 
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Esra Özcan, Guest Editor

According to the latest statistics from Google Scholar, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities, Literature & Arts journals, and 5th among all Communication journals.