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Playing Cultural Memory: Framing History in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' and 'Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination'
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-21)
The present article brings game studies into dialogue with cultural memory studies and argues for the significance of computer games for historical discourse and memory politics. Drawing upon the works of Robert Rosenstone and Astrid Erll, we develop concepts and theories from film studies and adapt them to respond to the media specificity of computer games. Through a critical reading of the first ...
Selective Realism: Filtering Experiences of War and Violence in First- and Third-Person Shooters
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-07-31)
The present article develops the concept of selective realism to understand how design features and narrative frames of first- and third-person shooters (F/TPS) exclude attention to salient, yet unpleasant, features of warfare such as problematic forms of violence, long-term psychological impacts, or socio-political blowbacks. Identifying four specific filters that frame player experiences, I argue ...
The acquisition of word order in L2 Norwegian: The case of subject and object shift
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-13)
This article reports on a syntactic acceptability judgement study of 59 adult L2/Ln learners of Norwegian and a group of native controls, studying subject and object shift. These constructions involve movement of (mainly) pronominal subjects or objects across negation/adverbs. Both subject shift and object shift display considerable micro-variation in terms of syntax and information structure, ...
Differences in use without deficiencies in competence: passives in the Turkish and German of Turkish heritage speakers in Germany.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
Determining how and why adult outcomes of heritage speaker (HS) bilingualism differ from monolinguals is difficult because it requires the reconstruction of developmental paths from end-state data. In an effort to address this issue, we examine HSs of Turkish in Germany at an early age of development (10-15 years old, n=22), as well as age-matched monolingual controls in Turkey (n=20) and Germany ...
Local and transnational networking among female immigrant entrepreneurs in peripheral rural contexts: Perspectives on Russians in Finnmark, Norway
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-06-25)
Social networks are vital to the start-up and development of new businesses. In immigrant entrepreneurship research, the key role of co-ethnic networks has been particularly highlighted. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the networking practices of immigrants who start businesses in a rural context where co-ethnic communities do not exist. In order to address this gap, this article highlights ...
Materialist Perspectives on Digital Technologies: Informing Debates on Digital Literacy and Competence
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-06-15)
The present article brings critical media research and science and technology studies (STS) into dialogue with approaches to digital literacy and digital competencies in educational contexts. In particular, it focuses on material aspects of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as technical infrastructure, economic conditions, ecological consequences, and code-based as well as ...
Trolldomssak mot en samisk noaide - Anders Poulsen, Vadsø, 1692
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-02-07)
Realisering av utdanning for bærekraftig utvikling (UBU) – slik erfart av et utvalg naturfagslærere i videregående skole
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-09)
Education for sustainable development has been implemented in the Norwegian teaching curriculum since 2005. The goal was initially to give the students knowledge in order for them to live more sustainable lives. We conducted interviews and a questionnaire survey to investigate how science teachers in upper secondary school teach this subject, and what they considered to be the challenges. Results ...
Re-politicisation as post-NPM response? Municipal companies in a Norwegian context
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-03-17)
This is an exploratory study of re-politicisation of municipal companies in one Norwegian municipality. Unlike re-municipalisation, which seems to imply the reversal of privatisation and out-contracting, and the reinstitution of municipal ownership, the Norwegian case demonstrates a continued adherence to the provision of certain public services through municipal companies. However, our study reveals ...
Contexts of John Stuart Mill's liberalism - politics and the science of society in Victorian Britain
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-02)
<i>Introduction</i>: This book, hereafter referred to as <i>Contexts</i>, is the fourth volume in the series <i>Politics-Debates-Concepts</i> by Nomos. The series publishes interdisciplinary studies of politics, focused on the history of political concepts, conceptual change, and the interplay between ‘political theories and political practices’. López’s work squares perfectly within this setting. ...