Essays about: "media and culture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 566 essays containing the words media and culture.

  1. 1. Conjunction of the spheres. The struggle for hegemony in the English language online reception of Netflix adaption: The Witcher.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper

    Author : Sarah R. Kern; [2024-02-06]
    Keywords : Production reception; Hegemony; Discourse; Transmedia; Witcher; Fantasy; Polish Fantasy; Media literacy; Convergence culture; Fan-studies; Participation culture; Technical communication; Digital Role-Playing Games; Civic imagination; Netnography; ;

    Abstract : This essay uses the concepts of convergence culture, transmedia and hegemony, to understand the struggles within the English language reception to Netflix Tv production “The Witcher.” In order to help the reader, the essay presents the background to the larger Witcher franchise, as well as standard debates and issues within the fantasy genre, the role-playing-game genre and convergence culture. READ MORE

  2. 2. Messages from the deep: A reception study of Denis Villeneuve's Dune

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper

    Author : Sarah R. Kern; [2024-02-06]
    Keywords : Hegemony; Production Reception; Discourse; Dominant Negotiated Oppositional; Dune; Representation; Reception study; convergence culture; science fiction; participation culture; fandom;

    Abstract : This essay uses Pierre Bourdieus habitus, symbolic capital, Social fields, Stuart Halls representation theory and Encoding/Decoding system, as well as Henry Jenkins concept of convergence culture and media convergence, to conduct a reception study of Denis Villeneuves 2021 adaption of the science fiction movie Dune. The material collected for the reception study is collected in the form of reviews and features from experts in cinema, juxtaposed against material collected from YouTube in the form of reviews, reaction videos and video essays from social groups sectioned around cinephiles and science fiction fandom. READ MORE


    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande

    Author : Mmaduabuchi Chijioke Ikeh; [2023-10-10]
    Keywords : migration; integration; cultural integration; social media; migrants; social integration; social capital; digital literacy; social network;

    Abstract : Purpose: This research aims to examine how new Nigerian migrants in Sweden respond to social and cultural challenges and investigate the role of social media in their integration process. Theory: Social Capital Theory forms the framework that supports this study. READ MORE

  4. 4. A GENDERED ANALYSIS OF HUMAN-AI RELATIONSHIPS AI - entities in Her and Ex Machina

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper

    Author : Nisrin Ahmad Sheikh Sleiman; [2023-09-12]
    Keywords : Gender norms; Human-AI relationships; Male Gaze; posthuman; Anthropomorphism; equitable representations;

    Abstract : AI representations in contemporary media provide interesting illustrative examples that show wider perspectives on the complex relationship between humans and AI. This study aims to analyze the portrayal of female AI entities in the following movies: Her and Ex Machina. READ MORE

  5. 5. Labyrinth routes around the Middle Age Baltic Sea

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    Author : Christina Fagerström; [2023-08-17]
    Keywords : The labyrinth-symbol; labyrinth monuments; Trojaborg; Jerusalem; Middle Age Catholic Europe; pilgrimages; the Baltic Sea; the Northern crusades; navigatio; mission; the mendicant friars; the Fourth Lateran Church Council; fish markets;

    Abstract : Stone labyrinths are archaeological monuments found predominantly in the Nordic countries around the Baltic Sea, some 500 specimens are noted in Sweden and Finland. The abundance of smaller stones has provided the building material for lasting monuments around the Baltic Sea, the Swedish west coast and Norway, Iceland, the Scilly islands in England, the Barents Sea and the White Sea’s shores and rivers. READ MORE