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Excellent MSc Dissertations 2020

Doona, Joanna LU (2021) In Förtjänsfulla examensarbeten i MKV 2020(2).
Abstract
This edited volume, Excellent MSc Dissertations 2020, is the fifth in the series that collects postgraduate dissertations written by students who undertook the MSc degree in Media and communication studies at Lund University in Sweden, and graduated in June 2020. The five chapters in this volume represent work originally presented and evaluated as part of the final thesis exams in May of 2020, in which they were awarded top grades. During the autumn of 2020 they were revised and edited for publication in the series Förtjänstfulla examensarbeten i medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap (FEA), launched by Media and communication studies at Lund University in 2008, in order to bring attention to and reward student research of a particularly high... (More)
This edited volume, Excellent MSc Dissertations 2020, is the fifth in the series that collects postgraduate dissertations written by students who undertook the MSc degree in Media and communication studies at Lund University in Sweden, and graduated in June 2020. The five chapters in this volume represent work originally presented and evaluated as part of the final thesis exams in May of 2020, in which they were awarded top grades. During the autumn of 2020 they were revised and edited for publication in the series Förtjänstfulla examensarbeten i medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap (FEA), launched by Media and communication studies at Lund University in 2008, in order to bring attention to and reward student research of a particularly high quality.

With this publication, we hope to inspire future students who are writing dissertations, as well as contribute to debates inside and outside of academia regarding media, society and culture. In particular, the chapters in this book urge us to critically reflect on what it means to engage with, in and through different media, in different contexts. Through studies of nationalism ‘from below,’ the significance of protest art, affective news engagement practices, the digitalisation of sleep, and virtual celebrity; the chapters emphasise the force of media engagement to provide people with common cultural symbols, manifesting nationalism, political issues or fandom; as well a means of mobilisation, entertainment, self-management, interaction and remembering. The issues brought up makes us reflect on how media fits into, makes up and helps structure our lives and our societies. (Less)
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media studies in Asia, engagement, audiences, affect, power, nationalism, culture, Popular Culture, news, sleeping habits, protest movements, protest art, celebrity, digital culture, non-human, animation, gamification
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Förtjänsfulla examensarbeten i MKV
volume
2020
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2
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2
pages
262 pages
publisher
Media and Communicatons Studies, Lund University
ISBN
978-91-7895-768-2
978-91-7895-767-5
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English
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yes
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Joanna Doona is associate senior lecturer at the Department of Communication and Media at Lund University. She currently serves as deputy head of department, and treasurer of the Swedish Association for Media and Communication Studies (FSMK). Her works centres on comedy audiences, especially of satire and political entertainment, focussing on issues of cultural citizenship, popular culture, engagement, political efficacy and identity – all in the cross section of the serious and the silly. Doona has published book chapters and articles in journals such as The European Journal of Cultural Studies, and is currently reworking her PhD dissertation for Swedish publisher Studentlitteratur. Her current research project is entitled Audiences and public service election satire and funded by the Wahlgrenska foundation. Yunyi Liao holds an MSc in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University and a MA in Media and Journalism from Newcastle University. Her research interests include media audiences, visual culture, nation branding, everyday life, and gender. She is currently a doctoral student in Communication and Media at Loughborough University. Cheryl Fung holds a BA in Media and Communications with a Marketing specialization from the City University of Hong Kong and an MSc in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University. She has a passion for visual communication studies and this has been her main research focus on various topics. She is experienced with running marketing and PR campaigns in Hong Kong. With an interest in international affairs, she has also been taking an active role as the Head of PR at a student organization in Lund while pursuing her master's degree. Jian Chung Lee holds an MSc in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University and a BJ in Convergence Journalism from the University of Missouri. He continues to study media engagement as a research assistant at Lund University but occasionally misses being a reporter and producer for radio, print and digital news organizations in the USA. Lee’s academic and professional experience both fostered his continuing research interest in news engagement, performance and affect within everyday life. He is originally from Malaysia. Yukun You holds an MSc in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University and a BA in Advertising from Shanghai University. She also studied Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Amsterdam as an exchange student. She is interested in digital media technologies in everyday life, game and gamification studies as well as gender studies, and is applying for relevant PhD programmes and academic positions. Xin Zhou holds an MSc in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University and a BA in Advertising from Shanghai International Studies University. She has working experience in advertising and consulting, and currently works as an associate marketing intelligence specialist at a medical technology company. She is interested in celebrity, fandom, digital games and platform studies.
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Excellent MSc Dissertations 2020},
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