Media and Communication is an international peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields.

Open Access Journal | ISSN: 2183-2439

From Sony’s Walkman to RuPaul's Drag Race: A Landscape of Contemporary Popular Culture

Academic Editors: Tonny Krijnen (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Frederik Dhaenens (Ghent University, Belgium) and Niall Brennan (Fairfield University, USA)

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Table of Contents

An Uneasy Return to the Role of Popular Culture
Niall Brennan, Frederik Dhaenens and Tonny Krijnen
Editorial | Open Access | Published: 13 September 2021
Conspiracies, Ideological Entrepreneurs, and Digital Popular Culture
Aaron Hyzen and Hilde Van den Bulck
Article | Open Access | Published: 13 September 2021
Here Come My 600-Pound Quintuplets: A Discussion of Reality Television as a Freak Discourse
Sandra Pitcher
Article | Open Access | Published: 13 September 2021
The Role of Popular Culture for Queer Teen Identities’ Formation in Netflix’s Sex Education
Lucía-Gloria Vázquez-Rodríguez, Francisco-José García-Ramos and Francisco A. Zurian
Article | Open Access | Published: 13 September 2021
Let’s Get Loud: Intersectionally Studying the Super Bowl’s Halftime Show
Sofie Van Bauwel and Tonny Krijnen
Article | Open Access | Published: 13 September 2021
The Banality of Digital Reputation: A Visual Ethnography of Young People, Reputation, and Social Media
Sander De Ridder
Article | Open Access | Published: 13 September 2021
The Loss of the Popular: Reconstructing Fifty Years of Studying Popular Culture
Joke Hermes and Jan Teurlings
Article | Open Access | Published: 13 September 2021
“Chuck Norris, Please Help!” Transnational Cultural Flows in the 2017 Anti-Corruption Protests in Romania
Delia Dumitrica
Article | Open Access | Published: 13 September 2021