Tag: narratives

Remix This: Magazines as Media for Stable Narratives of Dissent

Remix This: Magazines as Media for Stable Narratives of Dissent

I recently noticed an interesting magazine-related story on the New York Times site regarding the Church of Scientology’s publication and distribution of a new parody magazine. It attempts to counter The New Yorker‘s reporting on the church: …the church has produced a 51-page glossy magazine and an accompanying three-part DVD that try to discredit The New Yorker, its writers, editors, fact-checkers …

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Research Post: Make Magazine and the Maker Faire

Research Post: Make Magazine and the Maker Faire

My article “‘We Need a Showing of All Hands’: Technological Utopianism in Make Magazine” will be published next month in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, and is already available to those with access through the Sage website. If you’d like a copy, let me know. Here’s a short summary, but the article provides much more …

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Magazines as Life Narratives

Magazines as Life Narratives

I’m working on a new research project, and while reading up on previous research, I’ve come across some studies of how social movements construct narratives in various media for their participants. Understanding themselves as part of a movement’s past/present/future stories helps participants identify with and act upon the movement’s goals. My study is going to …

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