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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... Birmingham School” and “British Cultural Studies” have been used to label this trajectory, it is more accurately named “Hallian Cultural Studies” since Stuart Hall was its leading exponent and inspiration. Hall himself, however, is not necessarily responsible for the problems associated with the consumerist...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 161–182.
Published: 01 July 2008
... functioning of distinctive kinds of culture/power complexes, from which a new paradigm of cultural studies may be expected to emerge. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Gramsci Foucault cultural policy studies Birmingham School discipline formation governmentality Chiefly noted for his work...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2012
... place in Beijing's primary schools and high schools over the past few years and shows how this new ideology has disrupted humane and civic education and brought the entire nation into a norm of instrumental mentality. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 ideology social ideology ideology of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 265–280.
Published: 01 November 2006
... constraining possibilities for original analysis and, in our fields, critique. And, in the transformation of university governance over the past couple of decades, attention has been paid to the emergence of inter-, trans-, sub-, or extradisciplinary units – programs, centers, schools – within the global...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 413–415.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the problematic notion of “creativity” in neoliberalism. Finally, Forkert explores solidarity’s potential to challenge shame, the powerful emotional currency of the moment. Forkert’s media background (she currently works as reader in the School of Media at Birmingham City University) comes...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 133–138.
Published: 01 March 2009
... for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) at Birmingham University to more recent attempts to transnationalize and decenter Cultural studies. Rather than tackle the “what is culture” question, Gibson critically analyzes the ways in which power is thought and referenced in these debates. What Gibson...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... architecture was often an alibi for what was primarily a concern with effect. As Reyner Banham argues, if the “form follows function” edict had been followed scrupulously “there would be no way in which a design school could look like a factory” (1989: 7). There may be sound reasons why Madin's Birmingham...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... contemporary politics. 1 Another form of media spectacle involves alienated men taking part in school or workplace shooting rampages and acts of domestic terrorism, such as Timothy McVeigh's bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995 or Breivik's 2011 rampage in Norway. Social unrest such as...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... concerns the so-called beautification of tragedy and suffering through art. On the surface, the myth is a fallacy by the mutual exclusion of its terms: how can tragedy and suffering be rendered beautiful? And yet there remains the belief among certain moralizing schools of aesthetics that the beautiful art...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... person, one vote), capitalism demands inequality (one dollar, one vote). Education has been integral in managing this contradiction. For example, in the United States one of the founding rationales for the public school system was that it would suspend this contradiction through the introduction of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., between creativity and central control” (1999). Postrel herself is a “dynamist” of course, and those who fall in the latter camp, the “stasists” who are found primarily on the left, in the cultural studies disciplines influenced by Raymond Williams, the Frankfurt School, et al., and who see only...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
...? The perspectives discussed here run directly counter to a school of thought that finds political potential in spectatorship. Rather, members of both SDS and TPG insisted that only mass participation in the public sphere—be it a theater, a garage, or a park outside of a convention center—could bring...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Americas and the United Kingdom, emphasizing historical routes and not merely roots. And through his work with Stuart Hall and others from the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies he has helped reimagine Marxist cultural studies to accommodate the discourses, expressions, and practices of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 357–370.
Published: 01 November 2013
... recalls from “one of those days when I was off school for some reason,” when “the place was so quiet that all you could hear were wood pigeons and the occasional train in the distance” (quoted in Arnot 2003 ). We could be forgiven, then, for thinking that The Blossomiest Blossom reflects the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... from the same stem and identical in many ways, but better not mistaken for each other. This conceptual divergence contributed its share to the bygone phony war between Frankfurt-style critical theory and Birmingham-bred cultural studies—a contest of mutual disregard designed to determine which party...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... for decades. The riots cost the British taxpayer somewhere in the region of £133 million ( Laville 2011 ), around twenty-five hundred shops were looted ( Topping and Bawdon 2011 ), and three men lost their lives in an associated altercation in Birmingham. The riots petered out after a week or so, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... Explanation for these particularities requires analysis of political processes and institutions. By comparison, the other school of thought puts music at the center of the story; it becomes part of the explanation. Music is treated as an independent variable to the extent that it is more than illustrative...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006