Latest publications:
From a Western Phenomenon to a Global Phenomenon: A Comparative Culutral Analysis of Reality TV in the U.S. and China

This paper explores what constitutes successful reality shows in the U.S., China, and select Arab nations based on a theoretical explanation of what is culturally resonant and perhaps politically necessary.

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Environmental Campaign Awareness, Participation, and Media Visibility

This study presents findings from secondary analysis of newspaper and Internet mentions of eight environmental organizations and compares this with an online survey about participation in/ awareness of environmental campaigns.

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Published online: May 26, 2017

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The Heart Dwells in Emptiness: On the Relationship between the Deep Heart of Zacharias and Hongzhi’s Empty Field

This article examines these two concepts, focusing on Orthodox writer Archimandrite Zacharias’ development of the notion of the deep heart and Chinese Chan master Hongzhi’s use of the empty field.

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Published online: May 26, 2017

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The New Best Sellers: Implications of Media Convergence for Best-Seller Theory

The emergence of new formats and outlets for literature has induced the need to revisit the ongoing debate on best-seller theory and terminology to reflect changes in the publishing environment.

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Published online: May 26, 2017

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The Application of Slow Movement to Tourism: Is Slow Tourism a New Paradigm?

This article uses a literature review to define and clarify the different meanings and aspects of “mass tourism” and “slow tourism.”

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Published online: May 26, 2017

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“Either Everything Is Sacred or Nothing Is”: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth as Postsecular Fiction

As an example of contemporary postsecular fiction, Zadie Smith’s novel White Teeth (2000) narrates the partial return of religion in our so-called secular age.

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Published online: May 25, 2017

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Becoming Brazilian: The Making of National Identity through Football

This article discusses the role of football as a crucial instrument for Brazilian national identity through race, economic, social and cultural aspects.

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Published online: May 25, 2017

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The Demise of the 2009–2010 Climate Bill and the Implications for Future US Climate Policy

Exploring US congressional resistance carbon emissions regulation, the paper argues that prospects for enactment of such regulations are bleak but that other climate policy approaches might be more viable politically.

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Published online: May 24, 2017

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Using Recycled Water Meter Boxes for Water Soundscape Design: An Experiment with Inspiration from the Suikinkutsu

This experiment was undertaken to design a soundscape with waterfalls using the recycled water meter box and covers with inspiration from the Suikinkutsu, an ancient Japanese garden music device.

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Preparation for a University Exam: Students’ Points of View

This study examined students’ reports about the content of exam preparation, factors influencing exam preparation, and behavior and mental strategies applied during exam preparation.

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Published online: May 23, 2017

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