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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tao Dongfeng This essay provides an introduction to the ways in which Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman has been applied to Chinese cultural studies, and especially to media studies. It argues that the emerging phenomenon of “amusing ourselves to death” in China is fundamentally different...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... . Marx Karl , and Engels Friedrich . (1848) 2004 . The Communist Manifesto . London : Penguin . Orwell George . (1949) 1983 . 1984. London : Penguin . Postman Neil . 1987 . Amusing Ourselves to Death . York : Methuen . Standing Guy . 2011 . The Precariat...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... basis for the first modern culture industries, in media (newspapers, books, magazines, etc.) and in the potentially limitless supply of commodities (amusements and so on) that could be created to attract the growing disposable income that workers in industrial societies had access to ( Roberts 1983...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... interest in cultural revolution has waned, a typical example would be Symbolic Exchange and Death. ( Baudrillard 1993 ). Kellner (1989) does an excellent job of tracing the various stages of Baudrillard's thought until the late 1980s. 6. For useful descriptive accounts, see Marwick (1998: 455...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
... masterless thinking). This dual model of thought carries far beyond the traditional critique of ideologies, into an area beyond the vrai naïf and the faux naïf . In my view, the famous parable of paragraph 125 of The Gay Science , in which the death of God is proclaimed, invokes precisely the need to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... 1987 . Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business . London : Methuen . Richards B. 2007 . Emotional Governance: Politics, Media and Terror . Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan . Ross K. 2004 . “ Political Talk Radio and Democratic Participation...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
...William Merrin Though digital “gadgets” have become one of the most important sectors of consumer electronics, the concept itself has been largely overlooked. This article traces the history of the gadget from its nineteenth-century origins as a placeholding name to its use for a class of technical...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the media, and that of the failure of the Left in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The article looks at the rise of “Trumpism” and the new brand of white nationalist and misogynistic culture of the so-called alt-right in its historical context to show how it is consistent with but also...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Character and Variety of Wealth, Its Economic Role”), in La Revue des deux mondes ( The Review of the Two [“Old” and “New”] Worlds ), vol. 126 (1894): 72–100. Page numbers in parentheses in the text refer to this article. 1 It had fallen vacant on the death of his father-in-law, Michel Chevalier...