Dept. of Communication, The Hebrew University, Mt Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 Israel

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Selected Publications

Shifman, Limor. (2013). Memes in digital culture. MIT Press.

Katz, Yuval & Shifman, Limor (2017). Making sense? The structure and meanings of digital memetic nonsense. Information, Communication & Society, 1-18.

Gal, Noam, Shifman, Limor & Kampf, Zohar (2016). "It Gets Better": Internet memes and the construction of collective identity. New Media & Society, 18(8), 1698-1714.

Shifman, Limor (2016). Cross-cultural comparisons of user-generated Content: An analytical framework. International Journal of Communication, 10, 20.

Boxman-Shabtai, Lillian & Shifman, Limor (2015). When ethnic humor goes digital. New Media & Society, 17(4), 520-539.

Nissenbaum, Asaf and Shifman, Limor (2015). Internet memes as contested cultural capital: The case of 4chan's /b/ board. New Media and Society, published online before print, October 7.

Segev, Elad, Nissenbaum, Asaf, Stolero, Nathan and Shifman, Limor (2015). Families and networks of internet memes: The relationship between cohesiveness, uniqueness, and quiddity concreteness. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 20(4), 417-433.

Shifman, Limor (2014). The cultural logic of photo-based meme genres. Journal of Visual Culture, 13(3), 340-358.

Boxman-Shabtai, Lillian and Shifman, Limor (2014). Evasive targets: deciphering polysemy in mediated humor. Journal of Communication 64(5), 977-998.

Shifman, Limor, Levy, H. and Thelwall, Mike (2014). Internet jokes: The secret agents of globalization? Journal of Computer Mediated Communication 19(4), 727-743.

Shifman, Limor (2013). Memes in a Digital World: Reconciling with a Conceptual Troublemaker. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 18: 362-377.

Shifman, Limor (2012). Satire in the Holy-Wonderland: The Comic Framing of Arab Leaders in Israel. Popular Communication, 10(1-2), 94-105. (Special issue: Not Necessarily the News? Global Approaches to News Parody and Political Satire. Edited by Geoffrey Baym and Jeffrey P. Jones).

Shifman, Limor (2012). An anatomy of a YouTube meme. New Media and Society, 14(2): 187-203 (preprint version)

Shifman, Limor & Lemish, Dafna (2011) Mars and Venus' in Virtual Space: Post-feminist Humor and the Internet, Critical Studies in Media Communication, 28(3), 253-273.

Shifman, Limor & Lemish, Dafna (2010). Between feminism and fun(ny)mism: Analyzing gender in popular Internet humor, Information, Communication and Society, 13(6), 870-891. (preprint version)

Hamo, Michal, Kampf, Zohar & Shifman, Limor (2010). Surviving the "Mock Interview": Challenges to Political Communicative Competence in Contemporary Televised Discourse, Media, Culture and Society 32 (2), 247-266.

Shifman, Limor & Blondheim, Menahem (2010). The medium is the joke: Online humor about and by networked computers, New Media and Society, 12(8), 1348-1367

Shifman, Limor & Lemish, Dafna (2010). The New Generation, Society 47(1), 19-22.

Shifman, Limor & Thelwall, Mike (2009). Assessing global diffusion with web memetics: The spread and evolution of a popular joke, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(12), 2567-2576.

Blonheim, Menahem & Shifman, Limor (2009). What Officials Say, What Media Show, and What Publics Get: Gaza, January 2009, The Communication Review, 12(3), 205-214.

Shifman, Limor. (2008). Televised Humor and Social Cleavages in Israel, 1968-2000. Jerusalem: Hebrew University Magnes Press. (Hebrew)

Shifman, Limor, Coleman, Stephen & Ward, Stephen (2007). Only joking? Online Humour in the 2005 UK General Election, Information, Communication and Society, 10(4), pp. 465-487. (postprint version)

Shifman, Limor (2007). Humor in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Continuity and Change in Internet-Based Comic Texts, International Journal of Communication, 1, 187-209.

Shifman, Limor & Maapil Varsano, Hamutal (2007). The Clean, the Dirty and the Ugly: A Critical Analysis of Clean Humour Websites, First Monday, 12(2).

Shifman, Limor & Katz, Elihu (2005). Just Call Me Adonai: A Case Study of Ethnic Humor and Immigrant Assimilation, American Sociological Review, 70 (5), 843-859