This article focuses BTS A.R.M.Y, the fandom of Korean boyband BTS as a niched culture on Twitter. It analyzes how the fandom influences BTS achievements and success on the global stage through their online support.
The way Bolsonaro’s message was constructed and communicated in the 2018 Brazilian elections triggered a hybrid mobilization power from his supporters that guaranteed his winning. Digital platforms were particularly instrumental to this.
Is there a difference between capitalism and neoliberalism? And what are the affordances of employing one term over another? Does this matter? According to Christian Chun (University of Massachusetts Boston) it does matter.
A recent South African court ruling ended the requirement to give notification to the authorities before setting up protest actions. Ana Deumert agrees and in this column she reflects on the right to protest as central to democratic citizenship.
Brazilian presidential election of 2018 became internationally known by the extreme rise of fake news. In this context, traditional media reappears as a counter-force for the fast spreads of false information.
Scholarly articles written in English about populism often forget linguistic and discursive diversity. Drawing from a monolingual tradition, they tend to overlook linguistic and discursive diversity in the political processes they study.
Mobile media play a huge role in our everyday lives. There are many reasons to be positive, but there is also a downside. Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele talks about the impact mobile media have: "It's both the good, but also the bad."
This article aims to discuss the idea of a communicative capitalism behind mass media and its influence in social media. The article uses the theory of public sphere and criticises the idea of a online public sphere in Brazilian social media.
Jamaica is the center of a huge global culture scape: reggae. This article analyzes the globalization and history of reggae culture using Appadurai's concept of hard and soft globalization and Wallerstein's world-system analysis.