#Germancinema in the Eye of Instagram: showcasing a method combination

RODRIGUEZ-AMAT, Joan and BELINSKAYA, Yulia (2021). #Germancinema in the Eye of Instagram: showcasing a method combination. In: HERRSCHNER, Irina, STEVENS, Kirsten and NICKL, Benjamin, (eds.) Transnational German Cinema: Encountering Germany Through Films and Events. Global Germany in Transnational Dialogues . Cham, Switzerland, Springer, 109-131.

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This chapter analyses the 381 first Instagram posts tagged with one of the ten keywords about German Cinema. The research combines digital methods for the data collection and a series of quantitative, qualitative and network analysis to identify some of the features of the discussion emerging around this topic. The question asked involves what kind of idea of German Cinema is represented on Instagram, where are these posts published from, and what kind of network of interaction can be inferred from this practice. The responses show that there is a tendency to represent the German cinema produced during the Weimarer Republik or the most recent productions highlighting the promotional capacity of Instagram as a platform. Regarding the location of the posts, the majority of them are from European based profiles; but a good number came from Latin American locations and particularly from institutional profiles with the role of promoting the German Culture, such as the Goethe Institut; and the network analysis of users and hashtags shows that there is a community of interaction that acknowledges and uses similar hashtags in their posts. This work is a first exploration and a methodological demonstration of how Instagram research can help the understanding of cultural communication, as well as research on Communicative spaces.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2522-5324
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72917-2_7
Page Range: 109-131
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 15:49
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2022 01:18
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26397

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