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Aitaki, G. & Carlsson, N. (2021). Farmer Wants a (Swedish) Wife : White Mobilities in the Reality Romance Show Bonde Söker Fru – Jorden Runt. View : Journal of European Television History and Culture, 10(20), 64-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Farmer Wants a (Swedish) Wife : White Mobilities in the Reality Romance Show Bonde Söker Fru – Jorden Runt
2021 (English)In: View : Journal of European Television History and Culture, E-ISSN 2213-0969, Vol. 10, no 20, p. 64-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we discuss discourses of white mobility in reality television, a genre whose problematic post-racial and neoliberal discourses have long been exposed. Moving beyond the widely researched Anglophone media landscapes, we interrogate the discursive construction of white mobilities in the Swedish romance reality show Bonde Söker Fru – Jorden Runt (TV4, 2019-2020) [Farmer Seeks Wife – Around the World] where Swedish North-to-South migrants working as farmers abroad seek a partner from Sweden through the assistance of reality TV. By focusing on the discursive and visual strategies through which the show perpetuates racial hierarchies, we discuss the colonial imaginaries, the absence of border policies (such as residency, employment, or integration), and the significance of individual migratory preferences in the mobility discourses. We identify three forms of white mobility – the tourist, the adventurer, and the philanthropist – and show that migration is depicted as something reversible, an adventure, and a possibility for self-development, rather than a life-long decision with high stakes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Utrecht University, Luxembourg University and Royal Holloway University of London, 2021
Keywords
reality TV, race, whiteness, Sweden, borders, Farmer Wants a Wife
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95753 (URN)10.18146/view.270 (DOI)
Available from: 2021-12-03 Created: 2021-12-03 Last updated: 2021-12-06Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G., Papadimitriou, L. & Tzioumakis, Y. (2021). Locating and localizing Media Industry Studies: The case of Greece (1ed.). In: Paul McDonald (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Media Industries: (pp. 107-116). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Locating and localizing Media Industry Studies: The case of Greece
2021 (English)In: The Routledge Companion to Media Industries / [ed] Paul McDonald, London: Routledge, 2021, 1, p. 107-116Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the globally peripheral case study of Greek media industry studies for the twofold aim of locating the relevant research trajectory in and about the country and arguing for the significance of localizing media industries research within the context of Media Industry Studies. Media Industry Studies (MIS) emerged in Anglo-American scholarship in the late 2000s as an umbrella term that aims to bring together the study of diverse and historically distinct media industries through a variety of disciplinary and methodological traditions, embracing aspects of both the humanities and social sciences. In celebrating plurality, however, MIS has faced difficulty in establishing common ground with certain media-related disciplines whose research agenda was incompatible with others. Central to this has been the prioritization or not of issues related to culture, and the concomitant methodological implications of such a choice. In retrospectively locating MIS in and about Greece, this chapter traces a similar trajectory, with political economy-driven social sciences research dominating media industries research and with hardly any dialogue between such an approach and less dominant approaches emerging from arts, humanities, and cultural studies. Recently, however, there has been a significant shift toward a more methodologically mixed and qualitatively orientated humanities-inspired agenda that also reflects the expansion of the objects of research from an almost exclusive focus on such issues as the print press, television news, or online journalism, to film, television fiction, or video games. The chapter demonstrates that such a shift has been taking place because of changes in the sociopolitical, economic, and cultural environment in which Greek media industries operate, and therefore argues for the significance of localizing MIS rather than unconditionally adopting its agendas as these emerged in Western media contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2021 Edition: 1
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95754 (URN)9780429275340 (ISBN)9780367225261 (ISBN)9781032065342 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-03 Created: 2021-12-03 Last updated: 2021-12-06Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G. (2021). Review: Ageing Femininity on Screen: The Older Woman in Contemporary Cinema, by Niall Richardson [Review]. Age, Culture, Humanities (5)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review: Ageing Femininity on Screen: The Older Woman in Contemporary Cinema, by Niall Richardson
2021 (English)In: Age, Culture, Humanities, ISSN 2375-8856, no 5Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Athenaeum Press, 2021
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-91534 (URN)
Available from: 2021-05-01 Created: 2021-05-01 Last updated: 2023-05-04Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G., Papadimitriou, L. & Tzioumakis, Y. (Eds.). (2020). Greek Screen Industries. Intellect Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Greek Screen Industries
2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2020
Series
Journal of Greek Media & Culture, ISSN 2052-3971, E-ISSN 2052-398X ; 2020:2
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-88177 (URN)
Note

Special issue of Journal of Greek Media & Culture

Volume (6): Issue (2)

2020

Available from: 2020-12-22 Created: 2020-12-22 Last updated: 2021-01-12Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G., Papadimitriou, L. & Tzioumakis, Y. (2020). Greek screen industries: From political economy to Media Industry Studies. Journal of Greek Media & Culture, 6(2), 155-178
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Greek screen industries: From political economy to Media Industry Studies
2020 (English)In: Journal of Greek Media & Culture, ISSN 2052-3971, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 155-178Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This introductory article to the Special Issue ‘Greek Screen Industries’ of the Journal of Greek Media and Culture offers a critical overview of the recently emerging field of Media Industry Studies and situates existing work on Greek screen industries in its context. It argues that the current fragmentation and lack of dialogue between social sciences and arts and humanities approaches on the topic is particularly marked in the Greek context, a fact that can be explained by institutional and historical reasons. It calls for an expansion of the agendas privileged by political economy approaches to screen media towards the more pluralistic, empirical and culture-orientated perspectives facilitated by Media Industry Studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2020
Keywords
Greek screen industries, Media Industry Studies, arts, communication, humanities, political economy, social sciences
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-87757 (URN)10.1386/jgmc_00011_1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85097219566 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-12-02 Created: 2020-12-02 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G. (2020). In search of the Greek television author: The social dramas of Manousos Manousakis. Screen, 61(3), 403-422
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In search of the Greek television author: The social dramas of Manousos Manousakis
2020 (English)In: Screen, ISSN 0036-9543, E-ISSN 1460-2474, Vol. 61, no 3, p. 403-422Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2020
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-87461 (URN)10.1093/screen/hjaa040 (DOI)000593178400004 ()2-s2.0-85096514891 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-11-18 Created: 2020-11-18 Last updated: 2021-01-11Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G. (2020). Making television fiction in a commercial context: Commercialization, ideology and entertainment in a production study of Greek private television. Journal of Greek Media & Culture, 6(2), 219-240
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making television fiction in a commercial context: Commercialization, ideology and entertainment in a production study of Greek private television
2020 (English)In: Journal of Greek Media & Culture, ISSN 2052-3971, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 219-240Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article draws from interviews with creators of television fiction (directors and screenwriters) with professional experience in Greek private television and examines how and why fiction programmes are produced in a commercial context. By focusing on the first decade of private television in Greece, an era popularly remembered as the ‘golden age of Greek television’, this study makes use of accounts from ‘exclusive informants’ in order to complicate facile assumptions about the relationship between commercialization, ideology and entertainment. As such, this article aspires to update the (limited) scholarship on Greek television production culture and to contribute to the recent research focusing specifically on private television in Greece.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2020
Keywords
ANT1, Greek private television, MEGA Channel, interviews, production culture, television fiction
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-87758 (URN)10.1386/jgmc_00014_1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85097279060 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-12-02 Created: 2020-12-02 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G. & Stamou, A. (2020). «Oh mein Gott! Σπαράγγι; Εν μέσω κρίσης;». Κατασκευές της γερμανικότητας στον τηλεοπτικό μυθοπλαστικό λόγο: Η περίπτωση της σειράς Πίσω στο Σπίτι ["Oh mein Gott! Asparagus? Amidst a crisis?". Constructions of Germanness in televisual fictional discourse: The case of the TV series Piso sto Spiti]. In: Anastasia Stamou (Ed.), Γερμανικότητα - Ελληνικότητα: Ταυτότητες στο λόγο της μαζικής κουλτούρας [Germanness – Greekness: Identities in popular culture discourse]: (pp. 151-196). Athens: Pedio
Open this publication in new window or tab >>«Oh mein Gott! Σπαράγγι; Εν μέσω κρίσης;». Κατασκευές της γερμανικότητας στον τηλεοπτικό μυθοπλαστικό λόγο: Η περίπτωση της σειράς Πίσω στο Σπίτι ["Oh mein Gott! Asparagus? Amidst a crisis?". Constructions of Germanness in televisual fictional discourse: The case of the TV series Piso sto Spiti]
2020 (Greek, Modern (1453-))In: Γερμανικότητα - Ελληνικότητα: Ταυτότητες στο λόγο της μαζικής κουλτούρας [Germanness – Greekness: Identities in popular culture discourse] / [ed] Anastasia Stamou, Athens: Pedio , 2020, p. 151-196Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Athens: Pedio, 2020
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-85924 (URN)978-960-635-243-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-09-23 Created: 2020-09-23 Last updated: 2020-09-24Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G. & Chairetis, S. (2019). Introduction to Greek Television Studies: (Re)Reading Greek Television Fiction since 1989. Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies (6), 1-16
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to Greek Television Studies: (Re)Reading Greek Television Fiction since 1989
2019 (English)In: Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, ISSN 2241-6692, no 6, p. 1-16Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Athens: Eurasia Publications, 2019
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-82315 (URN)
Available from: 2020-06-02 Created: 2020-06-02 Last updated: 2020-08-26Bibliographically approved
Aitaki, G. & Chairetis, S. (Eds.). (2019). Introduction to Greek Television Studies: (Re)Reading Greek Television Fiction since 1989. Athens: Eurasia Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to Greek Television Studies: (Re)Reading Greek Television Fiction since 1989
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Athens: Eurasia Publications, 2019
Series
Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, ISSN 2241-6692 ; 2019:6
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-88179 (URN)
Note

Special issue of Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies

Issue 6, December 2019

Available from: 2020-12-22 Created: 2020-12-22 Last updated: 2021-01-12Bibliographically approved
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