Category: Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication


“I Like to Chew on the Words..”: Older Adults with Low-Vision Talk about Reading

In this paper, I present research on the experience of reading by older adults (80+) with low-vision. Conducted in collaboration with a Montreal community organization, RECLAIM, we have spoken with older adults about their what they like to read, when they like to read, how they read, what digital devices they have that would allow


Discriminatory Structures in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian road movie in which three drag queens travel through the Australian desert in a bus named “Priscilla” while confronting various forms of discrimination and prejudice. About 30 years ago, when this film was released, the term “LGBT” was not widely used and there


Reinforcement and Deconstruction: The Impact of Digital Media on Gender Identity Understanding and Expression

Digital media, the technology translating all information into numerical form regardless of its medium, has almost penetrated every aspect of the life of the masses. Immersing in a world saturated with digital technology, individuals seem to be constantly influenced by the digital products that they are exposed to. One aspect of this impact may be


Hayao Miyazaki, Shinto and Environmentalism

Hayao Miyazaki (1941-) is arguably Japan’s most successful and revered animator and screenwriter. It can be argued that three of his most iconic animations, My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro, 1988), Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-Hime, 1997), and Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001), embody three unique variations of the human-spiritual-natural relationship. Respectively, the first


Research on the Application of Virtual Reality in the Field of Handicrafts

The protection and inheritance of cultural heritage and intangible cultural heritage are very important to the development of culture. Due to the continuous innovation of technology, the inheritance and innovation of handicrafts tend to be dynamic and diversified. The application of virtual reality technology in many fields also brings more possibilities for the inheritance and


The Influence of Instagram on Consumer Behavior and Brand Community: Effect of Location on Brand Positioning in Northern Cyprus

Nowadays, technology has started to take place in all areas of our lives. Social media has become a part of our lives through this developing technology. One of these and popular social media tools is Instagram. These days, Instagram has a huge impact on consumer behavior and brand community. Mardo is a brand that produces


Indonesia’s Elimination of Sexual Violence Bill: A Framing Analysis of Coverage by Foreign Online Media

Indonesia has been experiencing an increase in the number of sexual violence cases and this number has spiked even more during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Elimination of Sexual Violence bill (RUU PKS) was drafted by the National Commission on Violence against Women and the Service Provider Forum. On January 26, 2016, it was proposed to


We Love to Hate ‘Emily in Paris’ Because We Love to Hate Ourselves: American Female Viewer’s Ambivalence to “Emily”

The Netflix show “Emily in Paris”, has generated tremendous media buzz over the fact that viewers supposedly love to watch it because they hate it so much. Created by “Sex and the City” showrunner Darren Star, Emily (played by Lily Collins), demonstrates all of the American qualities that French people, in particular, find so repellant.


What “She” Was…’: Representations of Women in Films – A Historical Perspective

Women in India have been stereotyped for as long as History could have known. The question that arises is why are women defined in such stereotypical roles? Is it because of the Indian culture, society or religion? Despite the era of globalization and rapid transformation, why have gendered roles in India, not changed at the


Digital Stakeholder Engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility: An Exploratory Study in Hong Kong

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), as “the social responsibility of business encompasses the economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary expectations that society has of organizations at a given point in time” (Carroll, 1979, p. 500), has been occupying a significant role in society. As an essence of CSR, stakeholder engagement, which is a “process of involving individuals


Contact Tracing Apps for Community Resilience Battle Against COVID-19 The App Review Analysis From US COVIDWISE; France TousAntiCovid; Finland Koronavilkku; and China Alipay Health Code

The purpose of this research is to interpret of what features are discussed in the COVID-19 contact tracing apps’ reviews by utilizing opinion methods. Four apps are selected including: US COVIDWISE; Finland Koronavilkku; France TousAntiCovid: and China Alipay health code. The features of the apps’ reviews are extracted and categorized into various groups, to measure


Strategies of Film Archives in the Face of National Trauma: Exile and Colonies

National film archives are complex institutions with many levels of management, which also carry the weight of the history and identities of states. They are sensitive spaces of collective history, given the complexity of their activity as regulators of visual materials that shape national identities. As a result of the patrimonial turn that film libraries


Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’

This study focuses on describing Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’ concept in social media. The significance of this research is the case violations’ high number of internet users’ privacy, which have a serious impact on the aspects of security. It is chosen the digital native age group as the subject of


Turkish Dramas and Saudi Female Perceptions of Socio-cultural Values

In the 2000s Turkish drama series began airing in Saudi Arabia and other countries outside Turkey. Perhaps unexpectedly they have proven exceptionally attractive to global audiences. Typically, these dramas define and present female characters who can be considered liberal in terms of their adherence to traditional cultural values. To date, despite the growing popularity of


Rebuild Resilience: Film Communication Within East Asia in the Pre-pandemic, Pandemic, and Post-pandemic Era

The increasing in-depth cooperation of the film industry among Japan China and South Korea has accelerated the integration of film cultures among the three countries. The global epidemic in 2020 not only has an impact on the film industry in every country, but also has a great impact on film exchanges among the countries. The


Patriarchal Misconceptions? Resilient Womanhood in Japanese Television Dramas

Some Japanese television drama genres have been broadcasted continuously since the 1960s. They have been regarded as crafters of national identity that have long depicted the ideal Japanese lifestyle, imbued with normative concepts of femininity and masculinity. However, the golden age of Japanese dramas arrived in the 1990s with the so-called ‘trendy dramas’, love stories


Adapting Complex Time: Story of Your Life (1998) and Arrival (2016)

In both literature and film, we’re faced with complex characters, complex plots, complex themes, complexity in narration and, occasionally, complexity in narrative structure, all of which have been long present in fictional works and all of which have been addressed extensively by scholars (we’ve witnessed a resurgence of these terms in academic circles in recent


The Effect of Smell in the Representation of Family in Post-war Japanese Films

This study aims to examine the effect of smell in the representation of family in Japanese films of the 1950s and 60s. Previous Japanese film studies have concentrated on analyzing vision and sound instead of smell because the sense of smell has been thought to be too subjective. This paper explores the importance of smell


Content Analysis of the Forum Theater Play Melanie on HIV/AIDS Stigma

The study aimed to determine how the forum theater play Melanie portrayed HIV/AIDS stigma, specifically: 1) count occurrences of HIV/AIDS stigma based on three conceptual frameworks on stigmatization; 2) analyze how the theatrical codes identified by Kowzan (1975; as cited by Segre, 1980) are related to the portrayal of HIV/AIDS stigma; and 3) identify the