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Published: 29 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027874-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2787-4
... “Counterfeiting Attention in the Streaming Economy” examines the unintended effects of the platform model, as musicians and other actors have sought to turn streaming’s peculiar economic incentives and infrastructural limitations to their advantage. Three case studies are considered. One...
Book Chapter

By Eric Drott
Published: 29 December 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2787-4
... musical spam attention economy click fraud metrics ...
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... Human trafficking is considered modern-day slavery. However, there is rarely any attention to the economic underpinnings of slavery. Instead, governments and human rights advocates pay attention to criminal behaviors that are viewed as aberrations from a just global economic system...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 15 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024545-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2454-5
... This chapter explores the visual depiction of conflict rape through the photographic representation of survivors published in major American media. It looks at how aesthetic approaches to documenting gender violence are influenced by imperial framing, the attention economy and the role...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... to provide context for its content—which has prompted scholarly criticisms about its usefulness for activism—can sometimes be politically liberating. However, the centrality of spectacle to success in YouTube’s “attention economy” means that the deaths streaming on the site generate interest from the way...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... Malabou has proposed that we think plasticity as the “hermeneutic motor scheme” of our epoch, and fundamentally rethink our concept of change. Yet in spite of its attention to “ontological economy”, her work does not fully confront the challenge posed by the real (non-mental, non-philosophical...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... This chapter analyzes two ways that Indian programmers materialize cognitive work—telling jokes and giving gifts. Though much anthropological attention has focused recently on the gift as a site to think through contemporary capitalism and its alternatives, jokes have been given less attention...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 15 August 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2454-5
... This chapter explores the visual depiction of conflict rape through the photographic representation of survivors published in major American media. It looks at how aesthetic approaches to documenting gender violence are influenced by imperial framing, the attention economy and the role of humanitarian...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059318-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5931-8
... Anthropologists have given copious attention to problems of exchange, of giving and receiving. Yet problems of taking, unequal accumulation, secret storage, predation, and refusal to share are no less central to social life. This is certainly the case among Jordanian Bedouin, whose notions...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375814-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7581-4
... The burgeoning field of nonconsciousness studies offers new paradigms. Studies of such phenomena as “deliberation without attention,” “choice blindness,” and “priming” have called into question the myth of rational calculation, showing, for example, that the more considered a consumer decision...
Series: Global and Insurgent Legalities
Published: 12 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027683-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2768-3
... a modern/colonial economy of knowledge. But this does not mean that the question of the basis of ethics is superseded. Rather, it invites a reconsideration of the relations between the immanent and the transcendent, between politics and its outside. In conversation with the moral philosophy of Iris Murdoch...
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By Natasha Myers
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... phenomenon. Indeed, modelers must hone their haptic, kinesthetic, and affective dexterities to be able to see, feel, and know the difference between good and bad molecular structures. The chapter describes innovations in ethnographic methods that bring renewed attention to the senses and modes of embodiment...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027461-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
... This chapter examines re-evaluations of the “Korean Wind” (which has drawn Korean Chinese workers to migrate from China to to South Korea) in the wake of the global rise of the Chinese economy. The financial crisis of 2008 dramatically altered the terms of the “Korean dream” by greatly...
Published: 29 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027874-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2787-4
... monetization of user attention and data. To attract the business of advertisers and data aggregators, streaming services tout the extensive access mobile music provides to the various social and physical spaces that users traverse. In addition, platforms stress the privileged insight into listeners’ psychic...
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
...Postsocialist This chapter examines the evolution of the women’s rights agenda in the un. There is significant attention paid to the un Decade for the Advancement of Women (1975–1985) and the un Beijing World Conference on Women (1995) because of their significance to the movement against...
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 22 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059387-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5938-7
... in China under Mao Zedong or in contemporary North Korea, in contemporary China literary production is shaped by the intersecting influence of “the open nature of contemporary China's economy and the closed nature of its politics.” The openness of the economic regime creates a space of what he calls...
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By Sareeta Amrute
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... understandings of the relationship between work and leisure in neoliberal economies. By and large, Indian programmers do not allow work demands to intrude on leisure time; in fact, they actively resist this. The chapter posits that leisure time is so preserved because it allows programmers to develop a politics...
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374886-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7488-6
... functioned paradoxically to position Asians both as a model minority labor force willing to work hard for little compensation or reward and as a racial threat to economic opportunities that “belong” to whites. In the digital fashion media economy, Asian cheapness has been recoded. The cheapening of Asian...
Book Chapter

By Jennifer Suchland
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
...Global Human trafficking was first viewed as a problem of forced prostitution in the early twentieth century. However, it did not garner a lot of attention until the late 1980s. At that time, feminists from around the world began to critique violence against women. This chapter traces...
Published: 01 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7581-4