Browsing by Subject "Hybridity"

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  • Sumiala, Johanna Maaria; Valaskivi, Katja (2018)
    This is an introdcution to a special section in the journal in which we examine terrorism as a media event. The introduction reviews the classic works by Elihu Katz and Daniel and adds our own contemporary extension of their theories. It acknowledges the significance of temporality and related mnemonic patterns (Zelizer, Kraidy, in this introduction); networked, relational territorialities (Kraidy, in this introduction); and the discursive politics applied to categorize the violence in question (Hervik; Cui and Rothenbuhler; Price, in this introduction), but it also suggests a more detailed focus on the hybrid dynamics between actors, platforms, and messages which circulate during violent media events. The authors continue the debate on the complex relationship between media, event, and terror by introducing hybridity as yet another angle to this topical discussion.
  • Rajala, Antti; Akkerman, Sanne (2019)
    In this paper, we have conducted a detailed analysis of video-records of a class fieldtrip to an outdoor environmental education center to examine how the activity and its material context were interpreted, negotiated and sometimes contested in dialogic interactions between the students, teacher and two environmental educators. The findings shed light into the varied ways in which the different interpretations during the fieldtrip produced the forest and its surroundings as the material context of the activity. The findings also show how hybrid forms of activity were produced when the different interpretations collided and merged in the dialogic interactions among the actors. The study challenges existing ways of conceptualizing and researching school fieldtrips which to date have often disregarded the negotiation of diverse interpretations that participants make of the ongoing activity and its contexts. More generally, the study opens new ground for dialogical research approaches on learning and education by showing how an explicit focus on disjunctures between different interpretations of activity can shed light into the dynamics of the moment-to-moment production of emergent material contexts of activity.