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Media Development 2014/4 pdfs

Media Development 2014/4

Seeing and Hearing is Cool

Hip hop and graffiti affirm identity and open up space for alternative views and opinions. As early forms of social media, graffiti and hip hop can be said to embody true freedom of expression. But who is listening? And more to the point – for good or ill – who is acting on what they hear? This cool issue of Media Development covers some of the ground.



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Media Development 2014/4 editorial
Philip Lee

Beats, Rhymes, and Life”: Hip hop’s unlikely movement
Michael W. Waters

Rap, graffiti and social media in South Africa today
Itunu Bodunrin

Social media protest in Iran: Re-imagining the Iranian people
Samira Rajab

God wears Tom Ford: Hip hop’s revisioning of divine authority
Anthony B. Pinn

Why global Internet governance must matter to social justice activists
Seán Ó Siochrú, Sally Burch, Bruce Girard, Michael Gurstein, Richard Hill

Voices of icons
Hans W. Florin


Soft power and the Chinese dream (中国梦)
Jan Servaes

Religion in plain view
Manuela Kalsky

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