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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... wide diversity of opinion and critique of the dominant political and corporate order. I argue that this shift in the US mediascape helped elect Barack Obama, which in turn intensified contestation for and against Obama and the Democrats within contemporary US politics. I then indicate how Barack Obama...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... race and racism in the United States. Exploring the emergence of Holocaust references in US public culture following Barack Obama’s election, this article proposes that the analogy gains its efficacy because the Americanization of the Holocaust articulates the relationship between institutional...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... between lesser and greater democracy, both are in fact beholden to democracy's enemy: totalitarianism. This article ends by asking what a post-secret politics might look like. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 transparency secrecy post-secret Obama Bush “For a long time now,” Barack...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Americans, fearing those who they have elected into power, were becoming increasingly averse to voting and were certainly less likely to vote for another big government, such as Barack Obama’s. With the benefit of political hindsight, we know that at least the latter of these projections has proven to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 216–224.
Published: 01 July 2018
... media sources, most of that is a lie. From the two cowboys, Reagan and Bush the younger, to Bill Clinton, the fake Elvis, back to Change We Can Believe In with Barack Obama, on to Donald Trump’s current Joker impersonation, we get the “show.” Offscreen is where the real deal goes down, mostly unseen...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and women were Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their multicultural coalitions. Clinton and Obama were also positioned as the “establishment” against which Donald Trump claimed, problematically, that he alone stood against. In fact, Clinton grew up in a modest middle-class family and worked her way...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Arctic believed to contain vast mineral wealth, when President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia because of its intervention in the Ukraine and Crimea. 9 If the Trump administration could eliminate these sanctions, Tillerson and his cronies could profit immensely, but such conflicts of interest...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Clinton over the war veterans George H. W. Bush and Robert Dole and again in the recent victory of civilian Barack Obama over erstwhile prisoner of war John McCain. Yet there are at least two circumstances that compel us to consider Slavick's motivation for resurrecting the military bias for civilians; it...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... that it is hypermedial. It makes no claims to reveal something beyond the image; it is completely evacuated of context. What is being offered up here is the image’s captivating surface. It teases the viewer with its resemblance to other decontextualized icons: the face of Barack Obama, the face of Joko...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... University Press 2018 postracial dissensus whiteness National Museum of African American History and Culture Westworld In the lead-up to the 2008 election, the public discourse surrounding Barack Obama, and what his candidacy heralded, included visions of a postracial America. The very fact...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... commonplace part of contemporary politics, as demonstrated by the global campaigning against Third World poverty by rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof, the appointment as Governor of California of movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger and the endorsements of Hollywood celebrities for Barack Obama in his campaign for...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... judgment increasingly difficult. Stiegler's politics of critical reflection, with its emphasis on the vital role of education, is in this sense persuasive. That said, I would wish to keep a sense of global perspective. As is well-known, use of the Internet was crucial to the election of Barack Obama: it...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... US president Barack Obama for using terms such as the rich or those at the top to identify the country’s top earners ( Freeland 2013 : xii). The super-rich view such terms as divisive and as holding an implicit denigration of their success. Such sensitivity is surely a sign of insecurity and an...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 263–279.
Published: 01 November 2013
... communication ( Castells 2007 ; Street 2003 ). Leaders from Alexander the Great to Queen Victoria to Barack Obama have used the human visage to establish political legitimacy and to create a sense of trust within the wider population. In this way, the emperor's face on a coin, the queen's face on a stamp, or...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... interview to go live to President Barack Obama's impromptu news briefing in which he announced that House Speaker John Boehner had called off meetings to negotiate the debt ceiling crisis. The event was the first time the nation had seen the spectacle of “No Drama” Obama seriously steamed and angry because...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... his relentless focus on the sexualized female form, sometimes heavily fetishized), rather than society photographers Cecil Beaton or Lord Patrick Lichfield, but for the fact that Richardson, like Beaton and Lichfield, has also shot the great and the good—even US President Barack Obama. And yet where a...