Article and rationale:
Martin Fredriksson and Alejandro Miranda (2017) Introduction: Mobility, Mediatization and New Methods of Knowledge Production. Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, 9(3): 222-227.
Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Johanna Dahlin and James Meese: This is a fairly recent text that encapsulates many of the core concerns of CU, edited by Martin Fredriksson, the former Executive Editor.
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This special issue of Culture Unbound focuses on three themes central to contemporary dynamics of culture: mobility, mediatization and methods of knowledge production. Much cultural research has investigated how mobility and mediatization intervene in different social spheres and processes. This issue, however, seeks to shift the perspective by exploring the ways in which knowledge production and dissemination become related to mobility and mediatization. Growing possibilities of international exchange, open access publishing and digital technologies have created new methods of gathering and analysing data, as well as of presenting research. Yet, the intensifying mobilities and rapid changes in publishing platforms affect the research process itself and the relations of power and dependencies in the world of research.