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JournalISSN: 1367-8779

International Journal of Cultural Studies 

SAGE Publishing
About: International Journal of Cultural Studies is an academic journal published by SAGE Publishing. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Sociology & Politics. It has an ISSN identifier of 1367-8779. Over the lifetime, 933 publications have been published receiving 20271 citations. The journal is also known as: IJCS.


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors sketch a theory of media convergence that allows us to identify major sites of tension and transition shaping the media environment for the coming decade, which is more than simply a technological shift, it alters the relationship between existing technologies, industries, markets, genres and audiences.
Abstract: Responding to the contradictory nature of our current moment of media change, this article will sketch a theory of media convergence that allows us to identify major sites of tension and transition shaping the media environment for the coming decade. Media convergence is more than simply a technological shift. Convergence alters the relationship between existing technologies, industries, markets, genres and audiences. ●

556 citations

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Sara Ahmed1
TL;DR: The authors examined the relationship between migration and identity by complicating our notion of what "home" means, both for the narrative of "being at home" and for the narratives of "leaving home".
Abstract: This article examines the relationship between migration and identity by complicating our notion of what ‘home’ means, both for the narrative of ‘being at home’ and for the narrative of ‘leaving home’. It offers, not a migrant ontology, but a consideration of the historical determination of patterns of estrangement in which the living and yet mediated relation between being, home and world is partially reconfigured from the perspective of those who have left home. This reconfiguration does not take place through the heroic act of an individual (the migrant), but through the forming of communities that create multiple identifications through collective acts of remembering in the absence of a shared knowledge or a familiar terrain. The article interweaves a variety of different texts: short stories by Asian women in Britain, autobiographical reflection, theoretical constructions of migrancy and literature from two very different nomadic or migrant communities, the Global Nomads International and the Asian Women’s Writing Collective. The article provides a critique of recent theories of migrancy - and nomadism - as inherently transgressive, or as an ontological condition (where what we have in common is the loss of a home). The author argues that it is through an uncommon estrangement that the possibility of migrant communities comes to be lived. That is, it is the uncommon estrangement of migration that allows migrant subjects to remake what it is they might yet have in common.

531 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a new theory of polymedia in order to understand the consequences of digital media in the context of interpersonal communication is presented. But the authors focus on the social, emotional and moral consequences of choosing between different media.
Abstract: This article develops a new theory of polymedia in order to understand the consequences of digital media in the context of interpersonal communication. Drawing on illustrative examples from a comparative ethnography of Filipino and Caribbean transnational families, the article develops the contours of a theory of polymedia. We demonstrate how users avail themselves of new media as a communicative environment of affordances rather than as a catalogue of ever proliferating but discrete technologies. As a consequence, with polymedia the primary concern shifts from the constraints imposed by each individual medium to an emphasis upon the social, emotional and moral consequences of choosing between those different media. As the choice of medium acquires communicative intent, navigating the environment of polymedia becomes inextricably linked to the ways in which interpersonal relationships are experienced and managed. Polymedia is ultimately about a new relationship between the social and the technological, rather than merely a shift in the technology itself.

474 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, audience research often equals fan research, as anti-fans and nonfans are ignored or assumed, and the audience research is assumed to be equal to fan research.
Abstract: Intentionally or not, audience research often equals fan research, as anti-fans and non-fans are ignored or assumed. However, televisual anti-fandom and non-fandom involve different viewing practic...

268 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
202329
202247
202167
202059
201948
201841