Barbie, the blond doll, now uploads vlogs to YouTube to educate and inspire children. By combining non-fiction elements with fiction along the lines of animation, character, and message, Mattel is making sure that their doll stays relevant.
Euphoria is a new HBO series that follows the lives of a circle of teenagers. In this paper, I describe how Euphoria is unlike any other show about teenagers on TV at the moment thanks to its storytelling techniques.
How are norms around sexual activity moralized as a tool for regulating behavior and controling the risk to society during the corona crisis? In this article, we discuss moral judgements on sexual encounters and masturbation in corona times.
The article discusses processes of mythification employed to support Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's controversial reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mainstream and "new" media work together in the construction of myths with political ends.