This volume offers new perspectives on knowledge production through various forms of togetherness. Via diverse cases of collaboration in media studies, from methodological contemplations to on‑the‑field social practices, the book proposes reflections and inquiries around collective research, media, and action.
The collection rethinks how scholarly endeavours feature different ways of doing and being together, identifying new and more diverse communicative spaces, challenging dichotomies, and encouraging critical perspectives. Scholars of a variety of disciplines recontextualise collaboration beyond the very nature of conventional academic approaches, to embrace vast connotations of media studies – from actions building connections across research and practice to transdisciplinary methodologies through analogue and digital realms.
This book will be an invaluable resource for scholars and post‑graduate students from various fields of media studies, who carry an interest in collaborative and collective aspects of media as practice and research, as well as those in a variety of social science disciplines, participatory action research, media sociology, audience studies, intercultural communication, qualitative research methods, and participatory communication.
Begüm Irmak, Can Koçak, Onur Sesigür & Nazan Haydari
Part I Doing Research Together
Ch 2 Women’s Radio History in Turkey: The Politics of Reflecting Together in Oral History Research
Nazan Haydari, Özden Çankaya & Cem Hakverdi
Ch 3 The Artist’s Book: Working Towards a Collaborative Methodology in Art and Design
Ch 4 Duo Autoethnographic Approach to Peer-to-Peer Collaboration in PhD Process
Begüm Irmak & Ayça Ulutaş
Ch 5 Podcasting as a Methodological Tool for Research Conversations with Makers
Nurgül Yardım Meriçliler
Ch 6 Performance as a Way of Discovering Oneself within the Other
Part II Doing Media Together
Ch 7 Human Rights-Based Narratives of War: a Journalistic Tool for Promoting Human Rights
Ch 8 Digitally Mediating Cultural Trauma through Virtual Reality
Eleni Pnevmatikou & Angeliki Gazi
Ch 9 'Alone Together': Reconnecting Death Stranding’s Broken Sense of Sociality
Ch 10 Twitch Developers as a 'company-led community'
Part III Acting Together
Ch 11 From a Political Protest to an Art Exhibition: Collaboration and Dialogue through Artistic Research
Ch 12 Resonance in Intercultural Encounters: Mapping a Critical Perspective on Communication in Pluralised Docieties
Ch 13 Acting Together, Reflecting Together: Two Ethnographic Accounts of Jamaica’s First ‘pride event’ in 2015
David Lowis & Simone Kimberly Harris
Ch 14 Reflections on Teaching the Ethics of Digital Communication Technologies
Ch 15 Transmedia Charity Initiatives in Turkey: the Case of Adım Adım