Volume 17 (2024)
Volume 16 (2023)
Volume 15 (2022)
Volume 14 (2021)
Volume 13 (2020)
Volume 12 (2019)
Volume 11 (2018)
Volume 10 (2017)
Volume 9 (2016)
Volume 8 (2015)
Volume 7 (2014)
Volume 6 (2013)
Volume 5 (2012)
Volume 4 (2011)
Volume 3 (2010)
Volume 2 (2009)
Volume 1 (2008)
Psychology, Video Games
Representation of power field in home TV series: A case study of Aghazadeh series

F. Mohammadi

Volume 16, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 121-150


  The main issue of the present study is how the power domain is represented in the TV series Aghazadeh. In order to answer the problem, Pierre Bourdieu's theory was used as an approach. Methodologically too, Bourdieu's Genetic Structuralism was used and this text was analyzed at three levels of habitus, ...  Read More

Social Sciences and Communications
Honor killings and semantic implications of a normal subject in the family institution: Newspapers’ narrative about the murder of Romina Ashrafi

M. Haghpors; S.H. Nabavi; M.R. Kolahi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 121-148


  The paper aims to identify the semantic implication of moral and normal subjects, and mechanisms of their reconstruction in the family institution. For this purpose, here Stuart Hall’s representation approach and Jeffrey Alexander's strong research program have been applied to reach the conclusion ...  Read More

Media representation of Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iran (1392-1396)

M.S. Zokaei; R. Eslami

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 1-36


  In recent years Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iran has many practitioners and visitors, so it becomes one of the main aspects of Shiite identity and Iranian religiosity actions. Relying on a case study of discourses and representations of Arbaeen pilgrimage, we try to understand Arbaeen pilgrimage as a social ...  Read More

Imagination of Tehran: Study of "Mindscape of the City" through 1340s and 1350s Iranian Cinema

Azam Ravadrad; Baharak Mahmoodi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , March 2016, , Pages 53-90


  This paper aims to study the imagination of Tehran through 1340s and 1350s Iranian cinema and the main question is that what kind of representation on city was fueled by cinema. This study was conducted based on analysis of four impressive films in these two decades. Two of them are popular ...  Read More

Representation of Muharram Rituals in West Media; Semiotic Analysis of TotallyCoolPix Website’s Photos of Muharam and Ashura

Majid Movahed Majd; Zeinab Niknejat; Mohamadtaghi Abbasi shovazi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , December 2015, , Pages 31-59


  Protecting and upholding the ideology of media authorities, photo can be considered a tool for communication and meaning-making. Also the social-artistic activities of photograpy paly a significant role in communication as any other media does. The representation theory excessively concerned with media ...  Read More

Representation of Young People’s Everyday Life in Tehran City Movie Analysis of the Second Half of the 80s

Taher Roshandel; Sahar Dadjou; Fahime Negin Taji

Volume 7, Issue 3 , December 2014, , Pages 45-81


  In this paper with the use of cultural studies approach and from the perspective of critical theory of everyday life scholars such as Henry Lvfvr, Michelle Dvsrtv, and John Fiske, and also by using Roland Barthe’s Semiotics approach,  we discussed the  Semiotic analysis and discovering ...  Read More

Transformation of Values, Identities & Life Styles at Iranian Society in Cinema Narration

Jamal Mohammadi; Abdollah Bicheranlo

Volume 6, Issue 3 , December 2013, , Pages 87-113


  This article is to do a sociologically analysis on transformation of values, Identities and life styles at Iranian post Islamic revolution society in cinema narrations. The method of study is qualitative; first the selected movies have been analyzed by applying semiotic narration analysis based on elements ...  Read More

Representation of Family in Iranian Cinema: Discourse Analysis of "Yeh Habbeh Chand"

Hasan Bashir; Ali Eskandari

Volume 6, Issue 2 , September 2013, , Pages 143-161


  Nowadays, mass media has prepared the ground to represent most issues of the human life in national and international levels. Cinema, as an example, becomes a suitable area for those who are keen to maintain the fundamental values of the society, such as "family". In this article, after introducing representation ...  Read More

Image of Iraqis in The Cinema of Sacred Defense

Abdollah Givian; Zohreh Tavakoli

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 87-107


  Regarding representational function of media, the current dissertation intends to examine the changes in the representation of the image of the Iraqis in the Sacred Defense Cinema. Iraqies have been pictured as the "Others" during last three decades. Due to the importance and role of sacred defense and ...  Read More

Representation of An American Family Consumption Pattern: The Simpsons in Leisure Time

Heshmat Sadat Moinifar; Najmeh Mohammadkhani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , April 2011, , Pages 105-128


  Everyday life representation is the subject of many media productions in the United States. While talking about everyday life, family could be very significant factor. Many different television genres in US such as soap operas and sitcoms which their emergence dated back to 1950s, have specified their ...  Read More

Orientalist Discourse in Western Media Representations of Iran

Hossein Pirnajmoddin; Seyyed Mohammad Marandi; Mohamadreza Adeli

Volume 3, Issue 2 , June 2010, , Pages 83-100


  This paper addresses the representations of the Muslim world, especially Iran, in Western media. These representations are traced back in orientalist discourse, one through which ‘knowledge’ is produced about the East which empowers the West to justify and maintain its dominance over its ...  Read More

Representation of Other;

Hossein Mirzaei; Amin Parvin

Volume 3, Issue 1 , April 2010, , Pages 77-105


  Studying “Otherness” and “Representation of Other” in cultural studies especially in Birmingham Cultural Studies School, has been a significant subject of Study and has been used for understanding self, society and the self culture. The “Oriental Studies” of Edward ...  Read More

Hollywood’s Representation of Iran

Abdollah Givian; Mohammad Sarvi Zargar

Volume 2, Issue 4 , January 2010, , Pages 147-177


  Dissimilarities among the reality and what is represented in media caused to efforts to explain how-ness and why-ness of what is called media representation of the world. Therefore, media representation has been on board in Cultural and Media Studies. Cultural Study presupposes that what should one focus ...  Read More

Representation of Ethnic Minorities in TV Series

Mohammad Rezaei; Abbas Kazemi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , January 2009, , Pages 91-118


  The study of the process of representation in media is one of the important research areas in cultural studies. This article explores the different forms of media representation of ethnicity in Iranian T.V series based on constructivist representation approach as developed by Stuart Hall. To this end, ...  Read More

Women's Interpretation of the "Female Identity" Representation

Azam Ravadrad; Mahdi Montazer Ghaem; Parisa Sarkarati

Volume 1, Issue 2 , July 2008, , Pages 1-22


  Regarding the importance of representation in redefining individuals and social groups’ identity, the interpretation of women from representation of feminine identity in television is examined in this article. The main question asks: what is the relationship between women’s interpretation ...  Read More