Recent Submissions

  • A foreign flower no more : Tongan diasporic media and the 2014 Tongan election 

    Cass, Philip (Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, 2016)
    The use of social media and the involvement of diasporic population in politics is a growing trend among diasporic Polynesian communities and Island politicians. Auckland-based Tongan media, which are the focus of this ...
  • The past is a foreign climate : Shigeyuki Kihara meets the Anthropocene 

    Seja, Nina (ANU School of Art in Canberra, 2015-11)
    A young Samoan woman stands constrained in a voluminous black dress. The black-and-white photographs emphasize a Victorian formality and sensibility. This ancestor from the past is Shigeyuki Kihara’s Salome, a young ancient ...
  • How can Herman and Chomsky’s ideas function in a post-communist world? 

    Smith, Samantha (Unitec ePress, 2017-12-21)
    This essay discusses the opportunity for Herman and Chomsky’s propaganda model, as outlined in their book, Manufacturing Consent (1988), to be altered to remain relevant in a post-communist world. The model previously ...
  • Politics, affect and intimacy : the mediated sentencing of Metiria Turei 

    Robson, Molly (Unitec ePress, 2017-12-21)
    This essay shifts current discussions of political analysis from the informative to the affective, using intimacy as a conceptual lens through which to consider matters of the public sphere and their mediated repurcussions. ...
  • My female body 

    Walker, Holly (Unitec ePress, 2017-12-21)
    Before I learnt about my feminism, I thought I was just loud and sexually confident. In 2017 I am still loud and sexually confident, but I also have research and embodied experiences to justify this. Understand this. With ...
  • Local Nazis in your area : public shaming and communal disgust in the doxing of white nationalists at Charlottesville 

    Hawkes, Rebecca (Unitec ePress, 2017-12-21)
    Eagerness to ‘name and shame’ neo-Nazis after alt-right violence and intimidation at the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has revitalised the ethical debate over the practice of ‘doxing’ (dropping ...
  • Talking past each other? A comparative study of the descriptions of the Russo- Japanese War in Japanese and Russian history textbooks, ca. 1997-2010 

    Kolesova, Elena; Nishino, R. (Aoyama Gakuin University Center for International Studies, 2015)
    The school history textbook is gaining critical scholarly attention globally as a contested medium of conflicting ideologies and interests. At issue are the roles and the consequences of education and ...
  • 'What are you waiting for, Diggers?' : the ANZAC image in Commando comics 

    Cass, Philip; Ford, Jack (Authors, 2017)
    For generations of Australians and New Zealanders, Commando comics have provided a consistent image of their ancestors at war. The image is one of men, who are inevitably tall, bronzed, shirtless, contemptuous of authority ...
  • A review of the Pacific media landscape: A baseline study 

    Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Thomas, V.; Horst, H.; Tacchi, J.; Noske-Turner, J.; Eggins, J. (2016)
    This article draws upon the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) State of Media and Communication Report to examine the implications of a changing media landscape for journalism practice in the Pacific region. The ...
  • Relational accountability in indigenizing visual research for participatory communication 

    Thomas, V.; Eggins, J.; Papoutsaki, Evangelia (SAGE, 2016-01-25)
    This article argues that an indigenous approach to communication research allows us to re-think academic approaches of engaging in and evaluating participatory communication research. It takes as its case study the Komuniti ...
  • ICTs in climate change communication in the Pacific Islands 

    Harris, U.; Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Kailahi, S. (University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, 2016)
    Community participation is essential to effectively address communities’ needs in relation to climate change. Conventional media forms that are easily accessible in the Pacfic Islands region, including digital media, require ...
  • Participatory video and the Pacifica Mamas : a pilot project 

    Saifoloi, Malama; Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Williams, Marcus; Harris, Usha Sundar; Naqvi, Munawwar (Unitec ePress, 2016-08-17)
    Emerging literature highlights that in the Pacific, the use of participatory video (PV) is a new trend in research and community action. It can be employed as a tool to empower communities to have agency over their media ...
  • Locating disaster communication in changing communicative ecologies across Pacfiic 

    Noske-Turner, Jessica; Tacchi, Jo; Horst, Heather; Papoutsaki, Evangelia (Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, 2014)
    The Pacific Island region is geographically and culturally diverse, with a significant range of communication infrastructures and challenges. Access and use of mobile phones has risen exponentially over the past five years. ...
  • Climate change and Generation Zero : analysing the 50/50 campaign : a communication for social change approach 

    Noronha, Sandra (Unitec ePress, 2013)
    Climate change does not respect national boundaries or distinguish between big and small polluters. It is one of the truly global problems humanity faces today. In spite of this, there is reluctance to believe in the ...
  • Yu Mas Kamap Wan Nesen : the mainstream churches, Tok Pisin and national identity in Paupa New Guinea 

    Cass, Philip (W. Kohlhammer GmbH, 2000)
    After the Second World War missions in Papua New Guinea faced new imperatives driven by the reaction of the Australian administration to United Nations' directives. These directives related to the development of education ...
  • Tok Pisin and Tok Ples as languages of identification in Papua New Guinea 

    Cass, Philip (World Association for Christian Communication, 1999)
    After the Second World War missions in Papua New Guinea faced new imperatives driven by the reaction of the Australian administration to UN directives. As a result the administration decided to use English as the sole ...
  • The never-ending story: Palestine, Israel and The West Wing 

    Cass, Philip (Intellect Ltd., 2007)
    This article examines the way in which the popular American television series The West Wing represents the Palestinian–Israeli conflict and the way in which Middle Eastern audiences responded to that depiction. This fictional ...
  • The Infallible Engine: Indigenous perceptions of Europeans in German New Guinea through the Missionary Press 

    Cass, Philip (Madang, Papua New Guinea : Divine Word University, 2004-, 2011)
    Newspapers provide a vital record of how a society sees itself, but in colonial history this usually means that the view of political, social and historical developments is slanted towards the colonisers who made up the ...
  • The Pacific mission press 

    Cass, Philip (Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, 1997)
    The missions were the first to bring printing presses to the region and usually the first to establish a newspaper in the various islands. Despite their limited circulations, church newspapers are still important because ...
  • Not in a pakeha court: Kastom and Pacific media 

    Cass, Philip (Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre, 2000)
    Laws which most concern journalists, such as libel, have been framed entirely within a western context. This hinders and often disbars ordinary people from seeking redress against the media in western-style courts. A ...

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