What I have been writing (4)

Here I summarise a few of my recent or upcoming publications: An art review, an academic paper and news about the new book.

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A tentative syllabus for teaching today’s journalism

I created a programme for a Journalism course which I found interesting to share.

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What I have been writing (3)

I wrote a short piece for The Conversation UK about the so-called evangelical news in Brazil.

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The inevitability of What’s App

As What’s App becomes the standard chat app, I ponder on the app inevitability based on a few McLuhan’s insights.

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What I have been writing (2)

After my PhD, part of my 2018 was dedicated to ensuring that all the research I did in the last three years could come to life.

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How poverty affects online personalities on social media

In August 2018, I published an article on First Monday about the advent of online self-representations in the context of impoverished communities. I believe this is one of the most underresearched aspects of social media. The extent to which poverty and inequality could mirror different kinds of self-representation, either by selfies and short text posts on the…

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Reading Stuart Hall as an immigrant: A review of Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands

Stuart Hall’s considerable influence in the UK and abroad stems from his cultural, sociological and political trajectories (Back & Moreno Figueroa, 2014; Roman, 2015; Zhang, 2017), as these areas perfectly articulated throughout his life (Solomos, 2014). Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands (Penguin, 2017) is an excellent opportunity to glance over them in both…

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Reading Stuart Hall in 2017

Two fresh publications feature the life and work of academic and postcolonial thinker Stuart Hall: Familiar Stranger (Allen Lane) and Selected Writings (Duke University Press). Both were reviewed by Tony Jefferson for a recent edition of Theory, Culture, and Society. On Familiar Stranger we find: “Originally conceived more than 20 years ago as a short dialogue outlining Hall’s intellectual trajectory, it…

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Book review: Activism on the web – Everyday struggles against digital capitalism by Veronica Barassi

As we witness phenomena such as Momentum, Labour’s digital assemblage that pushed for Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 General Election, we might want to remove digital activism out of commonplace. Beyond the rhetorics of the “phenomenon”, “social media-led change”, scholars have challenged the actual ICTs penetration in these activist realms by contrasting their relationship with…

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