sh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
From Wasteland to Flower Bed: Ritual in the Website Communication of Urban Activist Gardeners
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1443-6537
2014 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 6, no 23, 451-471 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The goal of this article is to explore the website communication of urban activist gardeners by focusing on the concept of ritual as a heuristic category. In contrast to the majority of those doing research on ritual, I use a systems-theoretical approach in applying the concept of ritual to communication processes. I explore the role played by ritual in communication in order to answer questions such as, “What is specifically unique about the ritual mode of communicating?” and, following from this, “What function do these rituals serve in communication?” My subject, urban garden activism, is thus addressed from the perspective of media- and communication research.

First, I briefly describe urban activist gardening and how communication is usually structured on their websites. Second, I present an outline of some theories and concepts of communication and ritual within media studies, and give a brief account of the systems-theoretical approach that I use. Third, I define some areas of ritual – that is, ritualized patterns of communication found in the urban activist gardeners’ empirical material – so as to provide answers regarding the means and function of ritual in communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2014. Vol. 6, no 23, 451-471 p.
Keyword [en]
Ritual, communication, systems theory, urban activist gardening
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23360DOI: 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.146451Local ID: 1294/42/2009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-23360DiVA: diva2:714193
Projects
Media, Communication, and the Social Performance of Environmentalism: Comparing Ecological Collectives on Two Sides of the Baltic Sea
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2014-04-25 Created: 2014-04-25 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Graf, Heike
By organisation
Media and Communication Studies
In the same journal
Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research
Media and Communications

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 120 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf