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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...” is a combination of George Orwell’s Big Brother and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, as well as a product of Chinese post-totalitarianism or, in other words, of advanced totalitarianism. As such, it resembles neither a totalitarian culture of the Stalinist model nor an American-style “amusing ourselves to death...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... be seen. Here, Baudrillard offers a useful popular cultural example, reality TV, because: Where the banality of the image meets the banality of life – as in all these “reality TV” programmes, such as Big Brother , or Loft Story , etc. – is where this integral visibility begins, where everything is put...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... deaths. In his article Whannel also notes how the British series of the reality television show Celebrity Big Brother offered some indication of the “potentially political” ( Nash 2001: 90 ). This fifth series broadcast in 2007 featured Jade Goody, a celebrity initially made famous from appearing...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 2013. Three popular visions of control and the extent of their relevance to our current digital condition are analyzed. The first is in relation to George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), its portrayal of the all-powerful Big Brother in a world where love and desire...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Jackson's sudden and unexpected death proves only too poignantly. Vortextual intensity grows with be wildering speed. During January 2007 tensions were building in the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 4) between the Bollywood actress, Shilpa Shetty, and three young English women including...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 222–230.
Published: 01 July 2008
... to become one, for most, remained mostly in the realm of fantasy and projection. There was no celebrity culture per se – no Real World full of American Idols , Apprentices , Big Brothers , Survivors , Bachelors , Extreme Makeovers , Fear Factors , Rich Girls , Trailer Park Boys , Art Stars...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 375–390.
Published: 01 November 2008
... to a small handful of works linked with the Cold War. Big Brother for surveillance; James Bond for espionage; Strangelove for Armageddon: though the situation being described in the case of The West Wing actually seems to have little to do with the act of complete global annihilation that is the focus...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Interviews , edited by Armitage John , 154 – 63 . London : Sage . Virilio Paul 2002a . Unknown Quantity . London : Thames and Hudson . Virilio Paul 2002b . “ The Visual Crash .” In CTRL [Space]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother , edited by Levin...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 28–43.
Published: 01 March 2022
... cannot be sure. 8. She had also been accused of Black culture appropriation when she braided her hair, and of being antifeminist when she took the side of men during a discussion in the last episode of the reality show Big Brother Brasil , in which she participated. 7. For example, Ana...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... The Chinese phrase “ Da Hua ” literally translates as “big talk”: false, empty, and useless words, especially in the context of government propaganda. In the new “Big-Talk Literature” or “Canon-Mocking Literature,” however, this phrase has come to denote the ways various classical works and government...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 55–62.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... But Pizarro now accused Atahualpa of usurping the crown, assassinating his brother Huascar, squandering public revenues, committing idolatry and adultery, and revolting against the Spanish. Pizarro and a few of his men staged a trial. Atahualpa was sentenced to be burned at the stake as a heretic. He...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a body—and Trump’s place in the world. That fat is a political issue will surprise few. There are even reasons to conclude that antifat prejudice is often aligned with conservative and reactionary political positions. A love of “big, fat” border walls notwithstanding, Trump’s attitude toward fat...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 July 2007
... is comprised largely of the head itself. We cannot see the whole body to gauge how big the overall fish must have been, as it has been divided up into four sections and cooked in different ways, but we can imagine its overall size from the size of the head itself. (In fact we are told later that this fish...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of economic theory led by Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman and others to forge a mode of intervention that sees big state planning as a harbinger of new threats to individual independence and freedom—the road to a new serfdom. What should not be underestimated is the vast intellectual labor...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 332–338.
Published: 01 November 2016
... from the dusty, derelict hotel where we stay. But being in Goma, they are surrounded by high walls and metal gates, all activity hidden away. We are taken into a building site to talk to a builder who is someone’s brother and who knows which gates hide comptoirs. The atmosphere is as if we...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 163–174.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of it is that we were poor. We—me, my brother, my mother, my father—lived in a one-bedroom apartment, probably about five hundred or six hundred square feet total. It was in the Bronx, and I was scrunched into that world with them. Then I got to go to Columbia, and luckily I got my own room in the dorm...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 136–154.
Published: 01 March 2024
... up; we stopped being afraid when we crossed deserts, mountains, and above all we stopped being afraid when we crossed the Mediterranean, that mass grave, where so many brothers and sisters have died as a result of racist and criminal policies. —Union of Street Vendors, Manifesto for the freedom...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Foundation largely works in Dagestan, his country of birth; however, their financing might dry up soon. Magomedov was about to fly to the United States with his family in late March 2018 when he and his brother were arrested and charged with setting up an organized crime group and embezzling state funds...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... administration was developing a Total Information Awareness project that would compile a government database on every individual with material collected from a diversity of sources, intense online debate erupted and the Bush administration was forced to make concessions to critics concerned about privacy and Big...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... , the knighthood. His Most Catholic Majesty Francis I of France is said to have remarked of the Holy Roman emperor Charles V: “My brother Charles and I are of one heart and mind—we both want Milan.” A beautiful and worthy sentiment, no doubt, but neither did it dissuade Charles's mercenaries from pursuing...