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Structural Ageism in Big Data Approaches

. & Ivan, L. (2013). Older people and mobile communication in two European contexts. Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations , 15: 83-101. Ferreira, D., Goncalves, J., Kostakos, V. et al. (2014). Contextual experience sampling of mobile application micro-usage. In Human–computer interaction with mobile devices & services (MobileHCI’14) (pp. 91-100). Toronto: ACM Press. Ferreira, D., Kostakos, V. & Dey, A. K. (2012). Lessons learned from large-scale user studies: Using Android market as a source of data. International Journal of Mobile Human

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Strangers in Digiland

, Media and Technology 39(2): 250–266. Plowman, L.–McPake, J.–Stephen, C. (2008). Just Picking It Up? Young Children Learning with Technology at Home. Cambridge Journal of Education 38: 303–319. Silverstone, R.–Hirsch, E. (eds). (1992). Consuming Technologies: Media and Information in Domestic Spaces . London–New York: Routledge. Tőkés, Gy. (2016). Visual Research to Study the Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Romanian Pre-School Children. Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Communicatio 3: 59–72. Wellman, B.–Quan-Haase, A.–Boase, J

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Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Communicatio
The Journal of Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
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Ritualisation of Crisis Communication
Crowd-enabled responses to the Stockholm terror attack on Twitter

). Media events in the age of terrorism and the internet. Romanian Review of Journalism and Communication, 4(2): 34–41. Roux-Dufort, C. (2016). Delving into the roots of crises. The genealogy of surprise. In A. Schwarz, M. W. Seeger & C. Auer (eds.), The handbook of international crisis communication (pp. 24-33). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Schwarz, A., Seeger, M. W. & Auer, C. (2016). Significance and structure of international risk and crisis communication research: Toward an integrative approach. In A. Schwarz, M. W. Seeger & C. Auer (eds

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The Rules on Political Parties in Romania Under Comparative Scrutiny

References Alexandru R. (1999). Partidele politice româneşti după 1989 [The Romanian political parties after 1989] , Bucureşti: Paideia. Bayram M., Kazakhstan: Muslim Board Islamic monopoly, Catholic exemption . Available at < wwrn.org/articles/38567 >. [Accesed on 20 February 2015]. Blondel J. (1968). ‘Party Systems and Patterns of Government in Western Democracies’. Canadian Journal of Political Science . No. 2 Carp R. (1999). ‘Reformularea modelului Hotelling – Downs în varianta lui Albert Hirschman’ [Reformulating the Hotelling

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Polish Political Science Review
Polski Przeglad Politologiczny
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Strangers of Popular Culture – The Verbal and Pictorial Aesthetics of Mythological Metal Music

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Extreme metal music is held to be a destructive genre of popular culture, treated as a pariah for many. Being a seriously misunderstood genre, I would like to highlight that metal music is a result of conscious work process that cannot only be noticed on the level of the music but on the level of verbal and pictorial expressions too. In my paper, I would like to show the working mechanisms of the so-called “(neo)pagan/mythological metal” movement, focusing on the rhetoric side of its mentioned expressions, searching for the ways these bands rewrite ancient myths and legends.

For my research, I will use three main threads: 1) history of religion (looking for the connections of the reception of ancient topics in contemporary society, e.g. New Age Cults and New Religious Movements); 2) reception theory, as the thoughts of Northrop Frye, Wolfgang Iser (1972), and John Fiske (2011) all should help to understand the general processes behind reading and producing texts; 3) subculture studies – e.g. the works of Richard Schusterman and Deena Weinstein (2002) to have a deeper insight to the genres standing on the edge of mass and high culture.

After a general introduction, I would like to demonstrate the above mentioned through some case studies. The chosen mythological cultures are going to be the world of the ancient Middle East (Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Old Testament), the classical Roman world, and the Viking Era, also showing some Hungarian and Romanian examples in the last section. In each section, the following issues should be examined: band and stage names connected to the topic, album titles, lyrics, and album covers. All these together will show us many clear patterns from romantic nostalgia to allegoric concepts, all revolving around the essence of metal music: being a Stranger in a familiar society.

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The Beautiful Stranger – Szekler Teenagers’ Role Models

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The social learning theory emphasizes that model giving or guiding has always been one of the most powerful means for transmitting values, for demonstrating and accentuating the expected attitudes, habits, thinking, and behaviour (Bandura, 1986; Crosswhite et. al., 2003). Studies have shown that a role model could motivate a teenager’s sporting habits and performance in a positive way. They also found that the top athletes, those celebrities who appear frequently in the media, can become role models. Do Szekler teenagers have role models? Do they choose their role model from their physical environment or the international popular media stars or mediatized persons become their idolized model? We wanted to find out who those teenagers are from our region who choose as their role model a star, a famous person, a media celebrity – a well-known person but still a stranger for the teenagers of Szeklerland. If so, who are their icons and role models? Who are those people that have an exemplary behaviour in their eyes? To whom they would like to compare themselves when they grow up? And what are those characteristics which have decisive roles in choosing as role model a person they have never met before? The analysis is based on three important surveys conducted among teenagers from Romania (Covasna, Harghita, and Mureş counties). The surveys took place in the springs of 2012, 2014, and 2016. About two thousand pupils in the 7th and 11th grades were involved each time. On the basis of variables, such as age, gender, and type of residency, we will present general profiles and general types of Szekler teenagers regarding the role models of their choice.

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From the Concept to the Practice of Parliamentary Immunity

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The Selection of Party Leaders in Poland: Democratisation of Rules and Predictability of Results

: experience of Canadian parties’. Party Politics . Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 211-224. Chiru, M. and Gherghina, S. (2012). ‘Keeping the doors closed: leadership selection in post-communist Romania’. East European Politics & Societies . Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 510-537. Chiru, M. and Gherghina, S. (2014). ‘Let’s not risk too much: the selection of party leaders in Romania’. In: Pilet, J. B., Cross, W. eds. The Selection of Political Party Leaders in Contemporary Parliamentary Democracies . London: Routledge, pp.141-155. Colomé, G. and Nieto L. L. (1993). ‘The

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