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ISSN 2043-7633

Issue 17

Consumer Nationalism: Symbolic Economies of Prosumption

Editorial – Issue 17

Editorial – Issue 17

Issue 17 expands on the topic of mundane practices of patriotic (non)consumption that we explored in Issue 16 ‘Patriotic (Non)Consumption: Food, Fashion and Media’. In fact, articles 17.1-17.4 were prepared …
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Object Nationalities: Connecting Nations and Commodities, or Using Things to Talk About People

Object Nationalities: Connecting Nations and Commodities, or Using Things to Talk About People

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Growing qualitative sociological and anthropological literature on nationalist feeling (e.g. patriotism) and non-consumption, especially work from post-socialist countries, focuses strongly on citizens, as do two older, quantitative approaches to patriotic …
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The Digital Queue: Flashmobs in Line, Online and the New Aesthetics of Community Building

The Digital Queue: Flashmobs in Line, Online and the New Aesthetics of Community Building

In 2004 an online group Flash Mob Latvia (FM Latvia) staged a gathering in in the Old City of Riga, forming a mock queue in the middle of Livu Square. …
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National(ist) Cakes and (Non)Consumption

National(ist) Cakes and (Non)Consumption

The economic uncertainty of the 2000s resulted in a rise of nationalism in many parts of Europe, including Hungary. The emerging popularity of the nationalist party Jobbik led to an …
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Things to Have for a Belarusian: Rebranding the Nation Via Online Participation

Things to Have for a Belarusian: Rebranding the Nation Via Online Participation

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The paper focuses on online consumer activism targeting Belarusian vyshyvanka, i.e. commodities with geometric ornament. Its reinvention was spurred by a global trend of nation branding and by post-socialist nation …
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Where Broadcast and Digital Cultures Collide: A Case Study of Public Service Media in Ukraine

Where Broadcast and Digital Cultures Collide: A Case Study of Public Service Media in Ukraine

This case study-based analysis investigates the transformation of public service broadcasting into public service media in the digital age through the example of the emerging public service media landscape of …
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‘Besides you, 120 other bloggers have already been to Thailand’: The Symbolic Economy of Russian Travel Blogging

‘Besides you, 120 other bloggers have already been to Thailand’: The Symbolic Economy of Russian Travel Blogging

As online booking services have introduced a new era of global travel culture, international travel has become one of the most important areas of post-Soviet cultural development. This article discusses …
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