chapter in book

I did a chapter for the ‘Communicative approaches to politics and ethics in Europe’ ECREA book.  It is

called ‘Translocal connectivity and political identity: Brighton queer cultural activism’. Here is the book announcement:


It is our pleasure to announce the publication of our fourth ECREA Summer School Book, entitled
“Communicative approaches to politics and ethics in Europe. The intellectual work of the 2009
ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School,” edited by Nico Carpentier, Pille
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Richard Kilborn, Tobias Olsson, Hannu Nieminen, Ebba Sundin and Kaarle
Nordenstreng. You can download a PDF-version of this book – free of charge – from the Summer
School website (, or the Researching and Teaching Communication
Series website (

Thedirect link to the book is:
A print version can be ordered by sending an email to

This book includes a series of papers that were presented by lecturers and PhD-students at the
ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School, in August 2009 in Tartu (Estonia)
(supported by a European Commission Socrates Erasmus IP Project (contract number:
69935-IC-1-2007-EE-ERASMUS- EUC-1), the European Communication Research and Education Association (, the University of Tartu – the Department of Journalism and Communication

(, the Danish National Research School for Media, Communication and Journalism,
the Finnish National Research School and a consortium of 22 universities.

The book consists of six sections:
1/The Summer School,

2/Changing communicational spaces and
3/Audience participation and politics;
4/Identity politics, ideology and media;
5/Mediaand ethics; and
6/The politics of Academia.
It also includes all PhD-student abstracts of the
work presented at the Summer School.

ECREA’s partnership allows PhD-students – that are an individual ECREA member or whose
institution is an ECREA institutional member – access to the 2010 Summer School, which will take
place in August 2010 in Ljubljana. More information can be found at the Summer School
website (, at the ECREA website (, and at the
Researching and Teaching Communication Series website (

PART ONE: The Summer School

Introduction: The intellectual work of the 2009
ECREA European media and communication doctoral
Summer School in Tartu – Nico Carpentier

The ECREA Summer School survey. Results and
reflections – Benjamin De Cleen, I?aki
Garcia-Blanco and Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt

PART TWO: Research

SECTION ONE: Changing communicational spaces and systems

Media in crisis? Social, economic and epistemic dimensions – Hannu Nieminen

Political discourse cultures in Europe:
Explaining the multi-segmentation of the European
public sphere through a transnational and
transcultural perspective – Andreas Hepp, Johanna
M?ller, Katharina Kleinen-von K?nigsl?w, Michael
Br?ggemann and Swantje Lingenberg

Digital cultural heritage – Challenging museums,
archives and users – Agnes Aljas and Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt

‘It’s a business, that’s just how it is ?’:
Documentary development in Great Britain and Germany – Anna Zoellner

British military media strategies: New wars – new ways – Rikke Bjerg Jensen

SECTION TWO: Audience participation and politics

Organized producers of net culture: Theoretical
approach and empirical illustrations – Tobias Olsson and Anders Svensson

The freedom of the press belongs to those who
control the press: The emergence of radical and
community printshops in 1970s London – Jess Baines

Collective action and the social web: Comparing
the architecture of and – Anastasia Kavada

New media – new public spheres? An analysis of
online shared spaces becoming public agoras – Maria Francesca Murru

SECTION THREE: Identity politics, ideology and media

Cultural identity in local, national and global
perspectives. Reflections on variables – Ebba Sundin

Translocal connectivity and political identity:
Brighton queer cultural activism – Aristea Fotopoulou

‘Posing into being’: an exploratory study of
Taiwanese girls self-portraiture online – Yin-han Wang

Constructing alternative nationhood: Television
of Soviet Estonia against Finnish capitalism – Indrek Treufeldt

Articulation of ideology and romance. Storyline
dynamics in Czechoslovak communist television
serials 1975-1989 – Irena Reifov?, Petr Bedna??k and ?imon Dominik

Analysing Kemalism through discourse theory – Nur Bet?l ?elik

SECTION FOUR: Media and ethics

Journalism ethics in the age of para-journalism – Fran?ois Heinderyckx

The strange case of Silvio Berlusconi and the
role of lying in political discourse – Fausto Colombo

Two sides of the same coin: Religious overtones
of factual discourse on photojournalism ethics – Ilija Tomanic Trivundza

The human rights influence on communication
sciences: An overview – Manuel Par?s I Maicas

SECTION FIVE: The politics of Academia

Diversity and convergence in communication
science: The idea of ‘National Schools’ in the European area – Denis McQuail

Communication and media studies: The French
tradition(s). Keys concepts and key schools – Bertrand Cabedoche

Oscillations between coherence and fragmentation,
and between globalisation, glocalisation and
translocalisation: The Europeanisation of the
Communication and Media Studies discipline – Nico Carpentier

PART THREE: The Summer School student abstracts

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