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  • 101.
    Bachmann, Anne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    The press cutting, film studies and the digital age2017In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891, E-ISSN 2042-7905, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 149-154Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Unlike the scrapbook, the humble press cutting has never quite broken the surface in the theoretical and methodological discourses of historiography, whether for film or other kinds of histories. In today's radically changed archive-scape where old volumes of printed media are digitized by the shelf-load, the blessings and curses of the curated collection may rapidly fade from short-term memory. At the same time, this novel sense of distance towards them can prove useful for discussing the impact of the collections' provenance and bias. In tracing the press-cuttings collection in Swedish press discourse during the twentieth century, the article argues that its meaning has shifted over time, most clearly signalling status, progress and knowledge optimism in the 1940s to 1960s. Lastly, the article maps the discourse and history of cuttings at the Swedish Film Institute and suggests that the press-cutting archive is now more interesting in its entirety as collection than by virtue of its individual scraps and pieces.

  • 102.
    Bachmann, Anne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Vindicating The Great Moment against Swedish censorship: Asta Nielsen's soulful eyes as on-screen pantomime2013In: Importing Asta Nielsen: The international film star in the making 1910–1914 / [ed] Martin Loiperdinger, Uli Jung, Bloomington, Penn.: Indiana University Press, 2013, p. 215-233Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 103.
    Bagherishad, Zahra
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    The Portrayal of Iranian Women in Swedish Public Service Television: Case studies of two recent documentary films2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Considering recent researches on representation of women from Islamic countries in western media including Sweden, the portrayal of “Muslim women” in general and images of Iranian women in particular is classified in a sets of stereotypes such as oppressed, dangerous, backward, rough, traditional, veiled and uncivilized through the framework of concepts related to sexually constrained, tradition-bound, domestic, family-oriented, victimized. The purpose of this thesis was studying two most recent documentary films broadcasting on Swedish television, Min Stulna Revolution and Sahar och hennes fru, which depict Iranian women living in Sweden as challenging rather than confirming traditional stereotypes of “Muslim women”. The interpretative research was conducted through the use of content analysis in combination with the semiotics and discourse within a perspective of postcolonial theory, and intersectionality. Moreover, theories in this study were regarding the social constructionism of representation, and documentary representation through the objective and subjective models. The result of interpretative research demonstrated that these two documentary films challenge the concept of “other” when it distinguishes immigrant “Muslim women” from the Swedish woman as a western. What separates “us” from “them” in two considered films is not the geographic boundaries between west and east, but it is the gap between modernism and tradition which includes various levels in different societies. Therefore, Iranian women in these two films are not defined as the “other” caused of their nationality and religion. They seem the critics of current situation whether it is Islamic patriarchal revolution in Iran or unequal rights of minorities in Sweden. With the comparison on two documentary films, Iranian women in Min Stulna Revolution have been driven from their homeland and found Sweden as a safe refuge and the second homeland; thus, the film is focusing on their tragic experiences of living in Iran and critique of the social and political situation in that country. But, Sahar och hennes fru is the life story of a woman from the second generation of Iranian immigrants in Sweden who struggles against both cultural values of Iranian community and discriminations in Sweden. The main character of this film criticizes discriminatory attitudes against minority groups of ethnicity, disability and sexuality in Sweden.

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  • 104.
    Bakke, Sofie
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Gränd Bäck, Sofia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    En avbetald skuld eller en morgonrock i guld?: En semiotisk analys om hur rikedom framställs i två reklamfilmer från LeoVegas och Svenska Spel2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats att undersöka hur rikedom framställs och skiljer sig i reklamfilmerna “Jackpotsfesten - 124 miljoner” från spelbolaget LeoVegas och “Lotto - Färjan” från spelbolaget Svenska Spel. Utifrån teorier om semiotiska begrepp och Bourdieus teorier om kapital, smak, habitus och det sociala rummet analyseras framställandet av rikedom i två reklamfilmer från två olika spelbolag. Detta med hjälp av en semiotisk analysmetod, som är en kvalitativ innehållsanalytisk metod. Det utförs även ett kommutationstest där viktiga och betydande paradigm byts ut för att testa deras relevans i reklamernas bild av rikedom.

    Utifrån denna analys kan vi se hur LeoVegas spelreklam framställer rikedom genom att visa upp tecken i form av materiella ting som konnoterar lyx och exklusivitet och i sin tur ett högt ekonomiskt kapital. Vi kan även se hur tydliga tecken på ett högt kulturellt kapital, där den rena smaken ligger i fokus. Svenska Spel visar istället upp rikedom i form av en färja i en exklusiv miljö, samt genom lingvistiska tecken i form av ett berättande, vilket skapar en uppfattning om ett högt ekonomiskt kapital och inte genom lyxiga detaljer.

    Till skillnad från LeoVegas visar Svenska Spel upp en bild av den barbariska smaken och det kulturella kapitalet är något som endast hamnat i bakgrunden. Slutligen ser vi i denna reklamfilm tydliga tecken på en nyrikhet eller en parveny som inte syns i LeoVegas. 

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  • 105.
    Ballmann, Katja
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Brexit in the news: – frames and discourse in the transnational media representation of Brexit2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and the possibility of it, has been discussed in the news with reference to the term ‘Brexit’ extensively for at least the last two years. The role of the media has been an important issue around the Brexit decision, which had its peak in June 2016 with the EU-referendum, where the population of the United Kingdom voted in favour of leaving the EU.

    The given master thesis builds up on these preconditions and aims for a better understanding of the media representation of Brexit on transnational news platforms from Europe and beyond. More precisely, the media output on Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Al Jazeera English after the EU-referendum until the end of the year 2016 is examined and compared to each other. The given form of the study has emerged out of the lack of previous research, where only the role of the media before the EU-referendum and the media output within the United Kingdom have been under investigation. First, a Framing Analysis on a big sample is conducted, where the main frames and the scope of the articles are examined to get a broad picture of the way transnational media reports about the issue. Second, a Critical Discourse Analysis is carried out on a small part of the big sample. In this way, the media output can be investigated more in-depth and the results of both methods complement each other. The results show that even though differences occur, the media representation of Brexit on DW, F24 and AJE are remarkably similar. More similar even than it was expected beforehand. It occurs that the topic ‘Brexit’ is particularly presented with emphasis on the conflictual potential of it, although differences can be found in the application of a national (rather UK) or international context. Furthermore, an uncertainty is present in various elements of the articles on DW, F24 and AJE. The significance of this study is empirically, since knowledge can be generated of Brexit in transnational news. However, also methodological indications are included that can be significant for future research.

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  • 106.
    Barg, Michael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Ludo-Hermeneutics:The Interpretation of Digital Games Exemplified in the Puzzle Game Portal2024Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the complexity of the video game, interest is growing by leaps and bounds due to its increasing relevance in entertainment history, but understanding of the medium is still up in the air. The aim of this study is therefore to investigate the knowledge and skill acquisition of people with little or no gaming experience (non-gamers) about the digital 3D puzzle game Portal within the framework of the Hermeneutic Spiral. Using qualitative interviews, supported by gameplay recordings and think-aloud protocols, eight non-gamers aged 21-69 reveal seven categories that determine the complexity of video game understanding and skill acquisition. Results show that skill acquisition is highly individual and depends on previous gaming experiences in terms of game literacy, the language understanding of games. As they form the basis, general expectations determine the next gaming experience which adds to the catalogue of video game understanding and influence the process of skill acquisition.

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  • 107.
    Baumann, Chris
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Better Viewing: Streaming Devices and the Quest for Interoperability2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 108.
    Baumann, Chris
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Beyond the black box: Digital media players as interoperable systems2019In: Journal of popular television, ISSN 2046-9861, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 201-215Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article looks at the entanglement of materiality, social practices and institutional interventions connected to the emergence of digital media players, in order to understand the cultural practices that their development and stabilization provoke. After laying out a framework for studying interconnectivity in complex systems, and introducing the notion of interoperable systems as a conceptual intervention for the study of media technologies, I offer a case study of the development of Microsoft's Xbox One, in which particular attention is paid to the various 'repair practices' that the system's limitations motivated among different social groups. I argue that seemingly 'simple' and 'seamless' operations that an everyday phenomenon like the Xbox One promises, such as using the device to stream a video, are in fact made possible by a complex set of technological, social and organizational mechanisms that are deliberately negotiated and manipulated at different layers.

  • 109.
    Baumann, Chris
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Cinema Studies.
    Eine kurze Geschichte des Scheiterns: Googles Nexus Q und die Grenzen von Streaming-Technologien2017In: Montage/AV. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation, ISSN 0942-4954, Vol. 26, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 110.
    Baumann, Chris
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Electronic Components and Human Efforts: Streaming Media Players and the Co-Production of Material Artifacts and Social Action2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 111.
    Baumann, Chris
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Cinema Studies.
    Netflix2017In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet / [ed] Barney Warf, Sage Publications, 2017Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 112.
    Baumann, Chris
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Cinema Studies.
    Shadow economies and digital disruption2014In: NECSUS : European Journal of Media Studies, E-ISSN 2213-0217, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 331-337Article, book review (Other academic)
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  • 113.
    Baumann, Chris
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Cinema Studies.
    Sweden: Circumvention and the Quest for Privacy2016In: Geoblocking and Global Video Culture / [ed] Ramon Lobato, James Meese, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures , 2016, p. 140-149Chapter in book (Refereed)
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    Sweden: Circumvention and the Quest for Privacy
  • 114.
    Bazina, Elena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Mourning on VKontakte: An exploratory study of the process of mourning in the context of national culture and global digitalization2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The digital age has changed the way we live and die. A large variety of social networking services (SNS) have become our everyday context. Profiles on SNS register all important moments of a user’s life. Death, one of the most essential concepts of human existence, is also reflected on SNS in different ways. The digital era offers a wide variety of options for online mourning. The bereaved can create an online memorial, put a candle for the deceased’s soul in a virtual church, or even arrange funerals.

    Current research is focused on the role of communication in the process of online mourning on SNS: it examines how members of an online community communicate with a dead user and with each other, how this communication differs before and after death, and how offline death culture corresponds with online mourning rituals. Almost all of the studies on online death culture published so far have referred to the Western mourning tradition and analyzed online mourning in an English-speaking environment. This work suggests that the process of online mourning differs in different cultural contexts, depending on local mentality, culture, and traditions and intended to be the first study on death in an online environment conducted on Russian material (social networking service VKontakte).

    Methodologically this study follows a mixed-methods approach. The results from content analysis conducted on the groups of commemoration on VKontakte have shown to whom these groups are dedicated and how members of commemoration groups communicate with the deceased and with each other. Discourse analysis complement the results of content analysis by showing how communication in online communities differs before and after death. The results of the research were discussed in connection to Russian death culture, the meaning of death and dying in Russian society.

    The study is relevant on several levels. It is meant as a contribution to a conceptualization of online mourning, which is clearly based on the social and cultural norms and therefore should be examined through the prism of different cultures. It brings together national culture and global digitalization and can be relevant not only for digital death studies but also for understanding contemporary Russian death culture.

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    Master thesis Elena Bazina
  • 115.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Envisioning a Common Space: Challenges to Research and Critique in Contemporary Visual Studies2016In: Keynote, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 116.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Gestures of Seeing: Amateur photographers in the news2015In: Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, ISSN 1464-8849, E-ISSN 1741-3001, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 451-469Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the amateur photographer as a common figure in contemporary news photographs, focusing on how the amateur’s gestures signify in journalism’s coverage of media events. Drawing on theories of photography as performance and ritual, I argue that the presence of the non-professional in the news photograph destabilizes journalistic discourse by challenging the role of the professional photographer and by redefining the event and its meanings. This is especially critical in coverage of catastrophic events, when the amateur’s gestures become a form of witnessing from a participant’s perspective, carrying both private and collective meanings for how the event will be understood in the future, and undermining the authority of journalism.

  • 117.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Icons of protest in the visual cultures of news2019In: Screening Protest: Visual Narratives of Dissent Across Time, Space and Genre / [ed] Alexa Robertson, London: Routledge, 2019, p. 120-147Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent scholarship on media witnessing, where street protest provides a clear example, has noted how images attain agency, ‘exceeding their frames’ as they call for an active response (Taylor 2003). This chapter addresses this phenomenon in a study of selected political protests, comparing their visual representations on screen in news coverage by four global television channels and in international award-winning press photographs. Is it possible to identify visual icons in this coverage, images that can be expected to shape how these events are remembered and that may reappear in future protests? Or has the photographic icon, as some scholars have suggested (Goldberg 1991), become a thing of the past?

  • 118.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Performing the News2013In: Photographies, ISSN 1754-0763, E-ISSN 1754-0771, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 17-28Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Photographs of non-professionals taking pictures are a common feature of contemporary journalism. Drawing on theories of photography as performance and ritual, this article addresses what it means when professionals include these photographing “others” in their images ofnews events. It argues that the image of the amateur, performing photography in the news, shifts and destabilizes journalistic discourse. Using examples from the daily press, the article accounts for these “meta-pictures” as a manifestation of participatory visual culture dating from 9/11, examines specific ways they challenge the authority of the professional andconsiders how they alter the significance of the media event.

  • 119.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Photography in the Age of Screen Culture2014In: #snapshot: Cameras amongst us / [ed] Asko Lehmuskallio and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Helsinki: Finnish Museum of Photography , 2014, p. 17-20Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 120.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Photography in the Age of Screen Culture2012In: Thinking photography I - using photography II / [ed] Jan-Erik Lundström, Liv Stoltz, Stockholm: Centrum för Fotografi , 2012, p. 153-158Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 121.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Protest in the Photo Essay: Following tradition or breaking new ground?2019In: Membrana, ISSN 2463-8501, Vol. 4, no 2Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The photo essay, a form of visual journalism that arose during the era of the picture magazines, has reemerged as a regular feature of global news channels, including CNN, BBC World, and, notably, Al Jazeera English, recognized for its live reporting of political unrest.  In 2017, a year marked by protest around the world, AJE published over 200 photo-series, including 37 on public protest. An analysis based in a four-year study of protest on screen, revealed that these photo essays share characteristics that in turn distinguish them from video broadcasts of public protests. The photo-reportage on screen, like its classic forerunner in print, employs a variety of visual perspectives and focuses on participants who are often quoted and identified by name. Scenes of public protest are complemented by visual and textual reporting from the private/domestic sphere. This visual strategy, in contrast to the immediacy of video coverage from the streets, supports knowledge of the protest issue and engagement with its participants. 

  • 122.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Protest skozi fotoesej: Slediti tradiciji ali orati ledino?2019In: Fotografija, ISSN 1408-3566, no 88-89, p. 76-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The photo essay, a form of visual journalism that arose during the era of the picture magazines, has reemerged as a regular feature of global news channels, including CNN, BBC World, and, notably, Al Jazeera English, recognized for its live reporting of political unrest. In 2017, a year marked by protest around the world, AJE published over 200 photo-series, including 37 on public protest. An analysis based on a four-year study of protest on screen revealed that these photo essays share characteristics that in turn distinguish them from video broadcasts of public protests. The photo-reportage on screen, like its classic forerunner in print, employs a variety of visual perspectives and focuses on participants who are often quoted and identified by name. Scenes of public protest are complemented by visual and textual reporting from the private/domestic sphere. This visual strategy, in contrast to the immediacy of video coverage from the streets, supports knowledge of the protest issue and engagement with its participants.

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  • 123.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Valokuva näyttöruutukulttuurin aikakaudella2014In: #snapshot: kamerat keskuudessamme / [ed] Asko Lehmuskallio, Helsinki: Finnish Museum of Photography , 2014, p. 17-21Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 124.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Zegache Stories2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    What is it like to live in St. Ana Zegache? In March 2013, two workshops in trans-medial storytelling were held with young people and adults from the pueblo, giving them an opportunity to document in their own words and photographs what it is like to live there. Participants were asked to create two brief stories, the first focusing on what they saw as the most important features of the town, and the second a more personal story from their own lives.

  • 125.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Brecevic´, Geska
    Historier från Santa Ana: Berättelser om konst och tro i en mexikansk by2016In: Fiktion och verklighet: mångvetenskapliga möten / [ed] Anna Bohlin, Lena Gemzöe, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2016, p. 171-194Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Texten följer hur figuren Santa Ana, Marias moder och katolskt skyddshelgon, framställs i olika sammanhang, medier och föreställande former i en by i södra Mexiko som bär helgonets namn. På vilka olika sätt kan Santa Ana - helgonfiguren såväl som platsen - träda fram i mötet mellan två skilda sociokulturella sammanhang där de relitiösa och politiska axlarna korsas? Tolkningarna som Santa Ana-berättelserna ger upphov till skifter mellan olika medietyper och lokaliteter, i vilka olika varianter av religiositet och konstnärligthet flätas ihop. 

  • 126.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Brecevic, Geska Helena
    Transmedial spaces, transmedial stories: Co-creating religious artefacts2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper traces a collaboration between Stockholm-based video artists and an artisan workshop in the village of Zegache St. Ana in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the co-production of a video animation of the local patron saint St. Ana, mother of Mary. It examines the narratives of locality, religion and artistic practice that the animation gives rise to as it moves across different media platforms and locales. Religious (re-)inventiveness has played a crucial role in the cultural resilience of the indigenous population of Oaxaca. The venerative practices of Zapotecos, Mixtecos and Nahuas, though firmly Catholic in their faith, have repeatedly challenged the sacrament-orientated hierarchies of the Hispanicized clergy.

    Today the church of Santa Ana Zegache constitutes the artistic, cultural and spiritual landmark of the town. Twenty years ago, this 16th-century building, and all of its artwork, was in ruins. The Community Workshop of Zegache was established to train local women in various techniques of conservation and restoration.  A decade later these local people had restored the the church to its past splendor - a masterpiece of "Indian Baroque" – and the community workshop had grown to 17 members, both men and women.

    In 2008, the Stockholm-based video artists, Performing Pictures started a long-term collaboration with the Zegache artisans. Several inter-active video shrines with animated saints and apparitions are the result of this artistic, cultural and technical exchange. Together they have shaped new outlets for venerative practice that combine crafts with media technology, electronics and animation.

    The paper examines the meaning of these works first, for the artists and artisans, and second, for other residents of Zegache, as they encounter the animated figure of St. Ana in different spaces and media formats. Its point of departure is the production of the video animation of St. Ana in November 2011, and its first local showing as an iPhone app. The second phase of the project involved building a small, solar powered chapel at the entrance of the town, to house the video-animation. Phase three is a workshop in digital story-telling to be carried out in March 2013, asking both children and adults to record their own stories of the meanings St. Ana has for the town. Plans are being developed to extend the project to include members of the Zegache expatriate community living in Oregon.

  • 127.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Brecevic, Geska Helena
    Veneration and Wonder: The politics of making art in an Oaxacan village2014In: Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, E-ISSN 2000-4214, Vol. 6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines a 5-year collaboration between the Stockholm-based video artists Performing Pictures and Talleres Comunitarios, a studio based in the Oaxacan town of Santa Ana Zegache where local artisans employ traditional skills in the restoration of religious artifacts. In images and text, we trace the exchange of skills, knowledge, and aesthetic sensibility that took place as these two groups of artists collaborated in producing a series of video animations of venerative objects, against a backdrop of religious, social, and political tensions that characterize everyday life in Zegache. In the article and the accompanying series of three short films, ‘‘Wonder & Veneration 13’’ (http://vimeo. com/album/2682070), we examine how the artists negotiate questions of aesthetics and religious belief as their collaboration unfolds within the context of the Zegache community, where the Talleres contribute skills of carpentry and painting, while Performing Pictures provides skills of film, animation and micro-electronics. The processes and practices involved in creating three works provides the framework for this examination: the first, an animation of the Virgin of Guadalupe as she appears to a simple peasant, and the second, produced 2 years later, an animation of Santa Ana, local patron saint and mother of Maria, as she teaches her daughter to read the scriptures. Whereas both figures are central to the syncretic religious belief of southern Mexico with its challenge to the entrenched authority of the hispanicized clergy, the local figure of Santa Ana carries even more complex meanings for the community of Zegache. These meanings are embodied in the third work we examine, a small solarpowered chapel that the artists built to display the Santa Ana animation. With the mayor’s support and located at the entrance to the town, the chapel embodies a shift of power away from the church, standing as an example of indigenous empowerment in civil society.

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  • 128.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Brečević, Geska
    More than a Portrait: Framing the Photograph as Sculpture and Video Animation2018In: Membrana, ISSN 2463-8501, Vol. 5Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This essay traces the resurrection of the fotoescultura, a three-dimensional photographic portrait popular in rural Mexico in the early 20th century, as interpreted in recent works by Performing Pictures, a contemporary Swedish artist duo. The early fotoesculturas were an augmented form of portraiture, commissioned by family members who supplied photographs that artisans in Mexico City converted into framed sculptural portraits for display on family altars. We compare these ‘traditional’ photographic objects with ‘new’ digital forms of video animation on screen and in public space that characterize Performing Pictures' work, and explore how the fotoescultura inspired new incarnations of their series Men that Fall.  At the intersection between the material aspects of a ‘traditional’ vernacular art form and ‘new’ media art, we identify a photographic aesthetic that shifts from seeing and perceiving to physical engagement, and discuss how the frame and its parergon augment the photographic gaze. The essay is accompanied by photos and video stills from Performing Pictures’ film poem Dreaming the Memories of Now (2018), depicting their work with the fotoesculturas.

  • 129.
    Becker, Karin E.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Gestures of Seeing: Amateur Photographers in the News2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the amateur photographer as a common figure in contemporary news photographs, focusing on how the amateur’s gestures signify in journalism’s coverage of media events. Drawing on theories of photography as performance and ritual, I argue that the presence of the non-professional in the news photograph destabilizes journalistic discourse by challenging the role of the professional photographer and by redefining the event and its meanings. This is especially critical in coverage of catastrophic events, when the amateur’s gestures become a form of witnessing, carrying both private and collective meanings for how the event will be understood in the future. I conclude with a discussion of how journalism resolves this challenge by employing the image of the amateur instrumentally as “eyewitness” in a move that retains journalism’s authority while acknowledging the vernacular perspective and the values of participatory media culture.

  • 130.
    Becker, Karin E.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Hauserman, Nancy
    Street Vendors as Global Entrepreneurs2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines street vendors as entrepreneurs in the mix of urban public life. While current research focuses on specific groups of ‘global peddlers’– particularly migrants  - we trace the diversity of street sellers across geographic locations, from those who manage year-round stalls in fixed places, to those who carry their goods on their backs in cities far from home. For some it is seasonal work, for others it is a way to supplement a steady income, while for others vending is a way to get by.

    Vendors establish connections to other cultures and places, through their wares and their performances in public space.  Many use media including the Internet to market their wares, or to maintain networks and support among vendors. Vending emerges as a cosmopolitan practice, involving commodification of culture and cultural products, that creates links between diverse localities and histories, performed in cities across the globe. 

  • 131.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Frosh, Paul
    Visual Frictions2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Visuality is an increasingly contested phenomenon. Rarely stable and never “pure,” the visual is always intertwined with other senses and expressive forms and is often implicated in multiple power relations. Whether as part of social and cultural practices, or as utilized in social scientific inquiry and investigation, the visual exerts a power that continues to challenge and be challenged by other ways of knowing. This power is especially apparent when we consider visuality in its digital manifestations: as visually based media expand their purview across social, cultural, and geographic space we find they are often in “friction” with established norms, structures, and modes of expression.

    In this themed issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, the authors have been invited to explore these issues, under the rubric of “Visual Frictions.”

  • 132.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Frosh, Paul
    Visual Frictions2015In: Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, E-ISSN 2000-4214, Vol. 7, no 1, article id 30347Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Visuality is an increasingly contested phenomenon. Rarely stable and never “pure,” the visual is always intertwined with other senses and expressive forms and is often implicated in multiple power relations. Whether as part of social and cultural practices, or as utilized in social scientific inquiry and investigation, the visual exerts a power that continues to challenge and be challenged by other ways of knowing. This power is especially apparent when we consider visuality in its digital manifestations: as visually based media expand their purview across social, cultural, and geographic space we find they are often in “friction” with established norms, structures, and modes of expression. In this themed issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, the authors have been invited to explore these issues, under the rubric of “Visual Frictions.”

  • 133.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Hauserman, Nancy
    Gatuförsäljare som globala entreprenörer2014In: Det globaliserade arbetslivet / [ed] Marinette Fogde, Johanna Övling, Gidlund i samarbete med Arbetets museum , 2014, p. 25-34Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 134.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Kautsky, Robert
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Watching Football in the Fan Park: Mediatization, Spectatorship and Fan Identity2014In: The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures / [ed] Linda Duits, Koos Zwaan, Stijn Reijnders, Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2014, p. 275-288Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The football fan park, originally a surrogate stadium for fans without tickets, has now become a live venue in its own right, and a new arena in the culture of football fandom. In these sites of exceptionally high media density, football fan identities become increasingly flexible and mobile as participants in these venues interact with an increasingly mediatized social environment. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in FIFA Fan Parks during the 2010 World Cup, we argue that the fan park, as a mediatized space, has become a site where fan identities are constructed in new ways, facilitating a cosmopolitan understanding of football.

  • 135.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Tovar, Patricia
    Awakening the past, Expressing the present: Stories of photography, migration and belief in a Mexican village2014In: Photographic Powers: Helsinki Photomedia 2014 / [ed] Mika Elo, Marko Karo, Helsinki: Aalto University , 2014, p. 308-333Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How may the practice of photography shift ways of looking at oneself and at one's community? Can creating visual narratives also support reexamining the past, whereby old pictures and other objects gain new significance? This article addresses these questions in a study of several workshops on transmedial storytelling in the town of St. Ana Zegache, Oaxaca, Mexico. We chose photography as the primary medium for the workshops, based on our interest in the visual vernacular and the relative ease of using simple cameras to acquire first-person accounts of everyday experience. We did not anticipate that participants would seize the opportunity to work across media, to include other objects and images, weaving alternative histories into their stories.

    We found that telling stories through photographs opened possibilities for some participants to reinterpret experiences of the self in relation to place, community and beliefs. This became ‘empowering’ in the moment when each person presented his or her story, sharing this reinterpretation with other workshop participants, simultaneously re-enacting his or her place within the community. Examples included experiences of migration, familial relations, and their own creative practice.

    Old photographs and objects, as repositories of histories and memories, acquired new dimensions when incorporated into contemporary stories.  Participants also reflected on the value of their narratives beyond the immediate community, to people elsewhere who would be interested in the culture of Zegache, and ‘how we live here.’ They saw the digital interface as a network offering the possibility of sharing their stories with an audience from afar. The reflexive power of photography in this context revealed the image as multidimensional, beyond visual representation, encompassing both individual and collective experience.

  • 136.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Being there from afar: the media event relocated to the public viewing area2014In: Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, ISSN 1757-2681, E-ISSN 1757-269X, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 153-168Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the media event as re-located to public viewing areas (PVAs) erected in cities across the globe, where people gather to watch the events together live on screen. The study is based on ethnographic research carried out in PVAs located in selected cities during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. We examine the relationships between these events, as reconstituted in these different locations through media networks, and the public’s participation via the event on screen.  The PVA emerges as a new location of experience and participation, with its own histories as a place of attraction for the local public and for visitors from afar, in what Massey (1994) would describe as an ‘intersection of local and global social relations’. The host city arena is no longer the self-evident ”centre” for this event, which has been pluralized through the complex web of media structures and the activities of participants who come to experience the event in these other, dispersed locations.

  • 137.
    Beer, Mattias
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Privatleasing: En studie i medias skildring av privatleasing2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Abstract

    Titel: Medias skildring av privatleasing

    Författare: Mattias Beer  

    Handledare: Jonas Jonsson

    Examinator: Sven Ross

    Typ av arbete: Kandidatuppsats i medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap vid Stockholms Universitet

    Tidpunkt: Höstterminen 2016

    Antal ord: 11 441

    Syfte och frågeställning: Att undersöka hur två svenska dagstidningar valt att skildra privatleasing under en vald period. Detta görs genom att besvara följande frågeställning: På vilket sätt skildrar Dagens Nyheter och Svenska Dagbladet konceptet privatleasing i sina tidningsartiklar under tidsperioden 1 januari 2015 till och med den 1 oktober 2016?

    Metod och material: Kvantitativ innehållsanalys på samtliga artiklar publicerade i Dagens Nyheter samt Svenska Dagbladet under perioden 1 januari 2015 till 1 oktober 2016.

    Huvudresultat: I studien framkom det en förändring i artiklarna under undersökningsperioden, en förändring från en positiv vinkling av privatleasing till en mer kritisk och undersökande vinkel.

    Nyckelord: Privatleasing, kvantitativ innehållsanalys, dagstidningar, agenda setting

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  • 138.
    Befrits, Lovisa
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    En svensk konstruktion av klimatförändringar: Ramanalys av Svenska Dagbladets bevakning av klimatfrågan2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper concerns the framing of climate change in Svenska Dagbladet, during the period of January 1st to November 30th, 2018. Climate change has been described as the challenge of our time, perhaps even the biggest to ever face humanity. Though Sweden has, for a long time, expressed a general consensus regarding the existence and gravity of climate change the importance of how the question is handled remains. Media plays a crucial role in defining and explaining the issue, including causal interpretations and what ought to be done. The outset of the current study was to explore how one of Sweden’s leading newspapers constructs and represents this issue of climate change. Through a method of framing analysis, using Nisbet’s framing typology, the study examined 69 articles in Svenska Dagbladet within the chosen time frame. Two research questions guided the study: Q1 - Which are the primary frames used in the articles? Does frequency differ among the frames? Q2 - What constitutes each frame? Which defining features and arguments can be identified for each frame? The results show that climate change is portrayed as an advanced crisis with the need for immediate and massive efforts to limit the consequences. The newspaper highlights the importance of lowering individual footprint, the need for a green approach in markets and above all, the pivotal role of the UN and transnational agreements for a global solution. More work is needed within the research field to further investigate the findings concluded in this paper.

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  • 139.
    Behrendtz, Jörgen
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Carlsson, Anders
    Retro-mediation, Commodore 64, and Interoperational Devices2022In: Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology, no 2, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While research on retrocomputing has stressed the cultural importance of learning from practices such as retrogaming and preservation, this article emphasizes the material practices developed within retrocomputing communities, namely the electronic engineering of various hardware, which seeks to make older technologies operative in a present media ecology. Focusing on hardware designs for the Commodore 64, this articles analyzes their (joint and emergent) media specificities, raising the issue of what is, in fact, being "re-presenced." Wolfgang Ernst's diagrammatic media archaeography serves as a guiding method to produce materially grounded insights into the temporal transformation of digital culture and how chronologically disconnected functionalities tied to specific machinery can, when systematically joined, bridge, erase, or transform the relation between new and old media. 

  • 140.
    Beijer, Emilia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    "Skapandet av förväntningar på oss kvinnor som ingen kan leva upp till": En receptionsanalys om hur Hennes & Mauritzs (H&M) val av kvinnliga modeller uppfattas/tolkas av män respektive kvinnor i kampanjen "Summer starts now".2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att genom en receptionsanalys få fram individers tolkningar och uppfattningar kring hur en reklamkampanj är utformad. I denna studie har jag undersökt med hjälp av två fokusgrupper hur en reklamkampanj upprätthåller förväntningar på samhället, hur vi ska vara och agera som individer. Jag har använt mig av olika teorier för att stödja det empiriska materialet som jag fick fram vid intervjuerna. Deltagarna var indelade i två grupper bestående av kvinnor respektive män. Det som jag kunde komma fram till efter mina genomförda intervjuer med materialet kopplat till studiens teoretiska ramverk var att det fanns likheter och skillnader vid gruppernas tolkningar. I analysen låg fokus mest på kvinnans roll i kampanjen och hur kvinnan generellt blir betraktad som ett redskap för att betraktas eller tillfredsställa mottagaren i verkligheten samt medierna. Denna syn på kvinnan i samhället förstärks av resultatet från min undersökning kopplat till teorierna, som resulterade i hur konstruktioner skapas och återskapas i dagens reklamutformningar, hur vi som mottagare tilldelar kvinnan en roll över att vara just kvinna. H&M som varumärke skapar samtidigt förväntningar på den tänkta målgruppen men som inte leder till några direkta konsekvenser eller drabbar H&M:s rykte som varumärke. H&M är idag ett av världens största och mest populära klädvarumärken och därför fortsätter individer att konsumera deras produkter oavsett vilka medel som används i deras reklam.

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  • 141.
    Beijer, Oliver
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Från jord till bord: En studie om Lantmännens kampanj ur ett varumärkesbyggande och opinionsbildande perspektiv2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie fokuserar på Lantmännens kampanj ”Ansvar från jord till bord”. Studien undersöker Lantmännens varumärkesbyggande aspekter men också hur kampanjen är strukturerad och om det finns några opinionsbildande funktioner i kampanjen. Ett flertal olika teoretiska ansatser används, bland annat olika perspektiv som rör varumärken, strategisk och taktisk kommunikation och opinionsbildning. Kampanjen har analyserats med hjälp av en modell för hur kampanjer är uppbyggda.Studien har genomförts via en kvantifiering av materialet där variabler har tillskrivits innehållet, även en tematisering av två filmer ur materialet har genomförts för att skänka analysen ett kort inslag av kvalitativ metod. Variablerna har sedan sammanställts för att kunna redovisa i vilken mängd variablerna har förekommit. Sedan har en teoretisk analys gjorts där olika värden har tillskrivits variablerna eller där variablerna i sig har kunnat påvisa ett särskilt värde. Studiens slutsatser visar på att filmerna i Lantmännens kampanj bär på särskilda värden som avsändaren önskar att kommunicera i samband med kampanjen.

  • 142.
    Belaieff, Tilde
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    This was a historic referendum: En komparativ studie av Russia Today & Al-Jazeera-English rapportering kring krisen på Krim, Ukraina2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med den här uppsatsen är att undersöka hur tv-kanalerna Russia Today och Al-Jazeera English rapporterar om krisen i Ukraina och om de belyser konflikten på ett sätt som främjar fredsjournalistik. Frågeställningarna som ligger till grund för undersökningen är: Vilka likheter och skillnader kan skönjas i rapporteringen? Hur rapporterar kanalerna i förhållande till fredsjournalistik respektive krigsjournalistik? Finns det indikationer på en god och en ond part samt ”värdiga” och ”ovärdiga” offer i rapporteringen och i sådana fall på vilket sätt? Frågeställningen om fredsjournalistik och krigsjournalistik delas i analysen upp utifrån om journalistiken är våld-segerorienterad eller konflikt-lösningsorienterad, propagandaorienterad eller sanningsorienterad samt elitorienterad eller människoorienterad.

     

    De teoretiska ramarna för uppsatsen är fredsjournalistik, krigsjournalistik samt propagandamodellen. Metoden jag använder för att söka svar på frågeställningarna är gestaltningsteori som handlar om hur vissa aspekter är mer framträdande i texter än andra. Gestaltning kan innehålla upp till fyra funktioner: problembeskrivningar, orsaksförklaringar, moraliska värderingar och sätt att lösa problem.

     

    De tre största och viktigaste skillnaderna jag fann i rapporteringen var att 1) I Russia Today’s rapportering är deltagarna enbart elitpersoner och inga icke-elitpersoner hörs, i Al-Jazeera English’s är deltagarna både elitpersoner och icke-elitpersoner; 2) Rapporteringarna säger emellanåt emot varandra; 3) Kanalerna har olika syn på vad som är det problematiska i krisen. Resultatet är att Russia Today rapporterar utifrån en seger-propaganda-och elitorienterad journalistik, beskriver en part som ond (väst) samt menar att invånarna på Krim är ”ovärdiga” offer. Därmed belyser de inte konflikten på ett sätt som främjar fredsjournalistik. Al-Jazeera English rapporterar utifrån en sannings-och människoorienterad journalistik, har inga beskrivelser på en god och en ond part och inte heller rapportering kring ”värdiga” eller ”ovärdiga” offer. Därmed belyser de delvis konflikten på ett sätt som främjar fredsjournalistik.

  • 143.
    Belinskaya, Yulia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Outdoor Advertising and Gender Differences: Factors Influencing Perception and Attitudes2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis examines attitudes towards outdoor advertising, with strong emphasis on gender-based differences. The research intends to reveal the most influencing factors, including gender, format, different images and recall. Earlier researchers have argued that females are inclined to rate advertisements more positively than men. Five different, but interconnected studies, one content analysis and four surveys, were implicated in order to measure the responses to advertising. It is further suggested that positive attitude towards outdoor advertising affects the purchase intent. The theme of sexualised advertising is also discussed within this research. After detailed examination of the advertisements in the centre of St. Petersburg it was concluded that females’ rating is considerably more positive compared to males in the situation of high processing opportunity. However, men were more positive when respondents were asked about more general attitudes to outdoor advertising. Recall of advertising was studied within the field settings and showed that women indeed demonstrate better visual memory. Such factors as format, content were proved to have influence on the recall. In addition, different visual preferences were tested within one study. The findings prove that gender differences in perception of outdoor advertising do exist and should be taken into consideration by advertisers in order to raise the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

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  • 144.
    Bengtner, Therese
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    The Cambodian Curse: A field study on the role of journalists in modern Cambodia2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The title enlightens the difficulties of democratic transition that Cambodia experiences post Khmer Rouge. Media in transitional democracies is often described as a forced compromise between what is ideal and what is actually possible. This thesis aims to understand how political agency and technological advances have affected journalistic agency in a transitional democracy. Three research questions were decided upon: How do journalists in Cambodia perceive their role in a democratic transition? What restrictions and limitations do journalistic practices face in Cambodia? And how do journalists in Cambodia perceive the impact of social media on democratic development?

    A field study was conducted in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For ten weeks, eight editors and journalists currently active in Cambodia were interviewed and observed in their working environment. Normative media theory and developmental democracy theory have been used to analyze and understand the material that was generated through a combination of unstructured observations and semi-structured qualitative research interviews.

    Important findings were that the complicated structures of transitional democracies make journalists take on different roles, from very collaborative to extremely radical. Their different stand on journalistic practices is a mixture of their own choice and the force of historical, political and social constraints. Political power players treat them differently, which further separates them and has led to a segregated journalistic community. Even though they seem to share the same fundamental ideal of what journalism should be journalists are therefor unlikely to cooperate.

    Social media has been a catalyst for change in democratic development in Cambodia. By offering a place for uncensored conversations it has given the opposition access to media. Social media has brought along many new dilemmas though and is probably more beneficial to journalistic development than to democratic development. There is a lack of tolerance of diversity in Cambodia due to the fragile state of democratic transition. Therefor the immediate and unrestricted ways of expression in social media partially works against creating the social capital necessary for consolidation – fully completed democratization.

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  • 145.
    Bengtsson, Clara
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Leikas, Nette
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Vi ger bort vår personliga integritet för att få veta vilken M & M vi är: En kvalitativ intervjustudie med individer med kunskap om hacking2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The digital environment is facing changes and threats from different factors. Digitalisation seeks to exceed all boundaries at the expense of something we used to value high. Privacy today is a subject that garners a lot of attention due to its deterioration. This study aims to assess this dilemma from different angles and find easier ways to understand it. It considers components like updating legislation, companies’ business models and lack of available information. All this is done from the perspective of hackers and cyber security professionals by researchers without further IT background. Thus, the methodology of the study consists of qualitative interviews with persons who possess a great knowledge of the digital world. After the interviews the study has found a connection between an individual’s privacy and his choices, level of knowledge and society’s structures. The results indicate that information has become so highly valued that it can be used as a currency. This creates for example the possibility for big companies to exploit their power in order to affect opinions and consumer behaviour. However, individuals donate their privacy voluntarily in exchange for free services. Therefore, they should be offered clear information by those who recognise the threats. The study also proposes some suggestions from the professionals for better privacy.

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  • 146.
    Bengtsson, Emma
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Individens identitetsskapande genom osynliga märken: En studie om identitetsstimulans för månadsgivare till Amnesty International Sverige2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the relationship between the individual and their monthly donation to the INGO Amnesty International Sweden as a process of identity stimulation. Problematizing how consuming a brand whichdoes not give anything concrete back to the individual communicates through core values in order to strengthen identity. The study uses theories from Zygmunt Bauman, Sidney Levy, Lilie Chouliaraki and Ronald E. Anderson. According to research for the relationship between the individual and brand there has been a shift where the individual choses brands from other parameters than function, rather this is made from its representation. Therefore consuming brands is an expression for identity. Furthermore research about charity organizations states that there has been a shift in how they communicate and affect individuals’ need to reduce suffering - identity stimulation - as a consequence of neoliberalism. The study is constructed through a qualitative methodology that collects empirical data from responsive- and flexible deep interviews, with respondents who donates monthly to Amnesty International Sweden and are in the age gap between 18-30 years old. The study does not aim for a generalization of the result, rather it investigates how identity can be stimulated through Amnesty International Sweden using concepts as self-oriented, others-oriented and reduce suffering. The result proves what have been stated by former theories, were the relationship between the individual and brand functions as an identity stimulation through different aspects such as identification and distance, the individual as a product and ways to materialize this. However, there has been a clear shift in the individuals awareness of online and offline behaviour which affects how they present themselves as a product. As pointed out earlier by theories from Bauman and Levy, the resultemphasizesthat the individual consumes a brand that represents themselves and strengthens their identity individually and to their social environment. Lastly,the study discuss its result of new individual behavior online and offline as a consequence of neoliberalism and how research within media- and communication studies can further help us understand how communication technology and political forces can affect each other in regards of individual behaviour. The study and its result is situated in the junction between the digital communicative sphere and constant political changes. 

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  • 147.
    Bengtsson, Hannah
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
    "För kärlekens skull": En komparativ studie av den mediala rapporteringen kring manliga och kvinnliga gärningsmän2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen ämnar undersöka hur kvinnliga och manliga gärningsmän porträtteras inom svensk nyhetspress. Syftet är att utifrån 19 artiklar från kvällstidningen Aftonbladet undersöka två medialt uppmärksammade brottsfall, Knutbymordet 2004 och Sturebymordet 2009, i syfte att utröna hur kvinnliga och manliga könsnormer påvisas. Uppsatsen beskriver även vilka likheter och skillnader det går att finna i hur de två förövarna porträtterats.

    Artiklarna har studerats utifrån ett genus- samt socialkonstruktivistiskt perspektiv och metodologiskt behandlats utifrån Peter Berglez kritiska diskursanalys. Anledningen till ämnesvalet samt metod beror på mediernas möjlighet till påverkan och förändring av samhället samt dess roll som kunskapsförmedlare. Den mediala skildringen av verkligheten behöver nödvändigtvis inte alltid spegla sanningen vilket innebär att medierna kritiskt bör granska

    Resultatdelen är strukturerad efter Berglez schematiska och tematiska struktur vilket även utgör underlaget för analysen. Undersökningen visar på att den kvinnliga förövaren i större utsträckning än den manliga beskrivs utifrån hennes fysiska attribut och tilldelas en offerliknande roll. Vidare påvisar analysen att ett brottsligt beteende går emot normen om kvinnlighet, då en kvinna begår brott bryter hon inte enbart mot lagen, kvinnor riskerar även att bryta mot socialt konstruerade normer vilket gör dessa två oförenliga. Män och manligheten visar dock på ett annorlunda förhållande till kriminalitet då brottsliga handlingar tenderar att stärka den manliga identiteten och genom brottslighet kan den manliga förövaren bevara sitt maktinnehav.

    Uppsatsen visar på en konflikt mellan det socialkonstruerade kvinnliga könet och brottslighet.

  • 148.
    Bengtsson, Julius
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Sidén, Sofia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Branden i Västmanland: En radiodokumentär om den största branden i Sveriges moderna historia.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den 31 juli 2014 bryter en våldsam skogsbrand ut på ett hygge strax norr om den lilla byn Seglingsberg i Västmanland. Orsaken misstänks vara gnistbildning från en pågående markberedning. Efter 12 dagar av intensivt räddnings- och släckningsarbete som kantas av bristande kommunikation, influgna superplan från Italien och livräddande insatser så har branden ödelagt ett område lika stort som ön Tjörn. Den största branden i Sveriges moderna historia är ett faktum. 

    Efterspelet präglas av självrannsakan; räddningstjänstens förmåga och den svenska krisberedskapen ifrågasätts. Samtidigt så påbörjas rättsprocesser mot både skogsbolaget Stora Enso och den anlitade skogsentreprenören. 

    I juni 2017 får branden för första gången juridiska konsekvenser. Då avgörs om Stora Enso gjort sig skyldig till miljöbrott och därmed tvingas betala skadestånd på motsvarande 270 miljoner till Dalarnas Försäkringsbolag. 

    Radiodokumentären Branden i Västmanland tar lyssnaren tillbaka till hygget där branden startade den rekordvarma julimånanaden 2014. Vi får höra hur drabbade minns rädslan, flykten och sorgen men också hur en kris kan stärka lokal samverkan och gemenskap. 

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  • 149.
    Bengtsson Lundin, Rebecca
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Appearance and photographs of people in flight: A qualitative study of photojournalistic practices in spaces of (forced) migration2021Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study explores photojournalistic practices by investigating how spaces of (forced) migration, as well as the people and objects moving in and across them, appeared in Swedish newspapers in 2015.

    Photographs are unique objects of study, as the presence of people in certain spaces becomes directly observable through them. By considering photographs as agentic entities resulting from the many encounters between people involved in the event of photojournalism, the focus is on the social and political relations that emerge from these encounters, which opens up for an examination of questions of citizenship and visibility in relation to photography.

    The inquiry scrutinises the traditional ontological framework for discussing photographs and the act of photography related to people in flight, which generally is limited to the content visible within the frame, implying that photographs are the products of one stable point of view – that of the photographer. This thesis offers insights into mediated and mediating ways of seeing and their implications by: (1) examining photojournalism and photographs as a combination of content, practice, and place-making that produces events of photojournalism; (2) linking these to the notion of spaces of appearance and the potential for political action that ensues; (3) providing a specific account of photojournalism as a practice that enables modes of self-presentation; and, (4) reflecting on encounters that unfold in the event of photojournalism due to the fact that photographs, as shareable stories, are reproduced and circulated in time and space.

    The analysis draws upon a primarily qualitative, multi-method approach, combining an interview study with photojournalists and a visual analysis of photographs published in four Swedish newspapers in 2015. Through an approach of watching photography, the study examines the spatial and temporal dimensions of photographs beyond the stillness imposed by the frame and offers an analysis centred on movement and place. Employing Arendt’s notion of appearance in terms of both photojournalists in spaces of (forced) migration and others who are moving in and across these spaces, the results indicate that photojournalism, as a space of appearance, potentially stretches beyond the moment of photography. The findings further show that photojournalism practices do not only visualise events of (forced) migration, but they facilitate the appearance of, and encounters with, people in flight. The event of photojournalism offers a space which recognises fleeing as an action. By appearing in photographs, people in flight regain part of the spontaneity that they have been deprived of as stateless individuals, giving them an opportunity to reappear before others as subjects of rights. The thesis concludes that photographs should not merely be construed as representations, but rather as presentations anew, with people’s appearance in photographs being testimony to their ability to self-present.

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  • 150.
    Bengtsson Lundin, Rebecca
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Using affective methodologies in visual research2019Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Using affective methodologies in visual research

    While journalism is commonly “understood as the site for impartial, rational-critical discussion of matters of common concern”, journalistic practice has always been emotional (Wahl-Jorgensen, 2019, p. 31). Photographs, imagined as cultural texts, can be considered what Cvetkovich calls archives of feelings: that is as “repositories of feelings and emotions, which are encoded not only with the content of the text [photographs] themselves, but in the practices that surround their production and reception.” (2003, p. 7). Departing from challenges that I have encountered in developing a methodological framework for my doctoral thesis, this paper addresses the lack of affective engagement with photojournalistic practice and photographs within journalism studies. It further discusses some of the challenges and opportunities that arise when approaching visual research through a lens of affectivity and emotionality, specifically focusing on photojournalistic practice and visual reporting in Swedish newspapers. 

    Empirically, I explore conditions set by newspapers for collectively receiving and interpreting visual reporting on refugee migration, focusing on photojournalistic practices and photographs published in four Swedish newspapers during the so-called “refugee crisis” in 2015. Through interviews with photojournalists, photo editors and others involved in visual reporting, I aim to understand the ideals, practices and routines that drive them in their work. Departing from their own experience, I consider the norms and ideals that guide them, the roles that they take in relation to different factors that set the conditions for their practice, as well as the approaches they take in photographic encounters with individuals in precarious situations. To further contextualise the accounts of the interviewees, I use content analysis to collect and analyse photographs published in Swedish newspapers to understand how refugees were visually reported. While the content analysis is useful to systematically approach the material, and allows for a descriptive analysis, it lacks ways to make meaning beyond descriptive levels. Researchers need to engage with emotions, not as a way of dealing with bias or the possible influences on our research, but rather to engage emotions into theoretical explorations (Jaggar in Harding & Pribam, 2009). Photographs, I argue, work beyond verbal and visual language, at the level of emotion and affect, as “affective-discursive practice” (Wetherell, 2013). I use (visual) affective- discourse analysis, not only to address the lack of affective engagement with photojournalistic practice within journalism studies, but because, as argued by Åhäll, applying affective dissonance as a methodological tool offers ways to identify the political in the affective-discursive because affect in itself generates questions of how the world works (2018). 

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