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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of the verdict announcement in the trial of Michael Jackson. The nature of “news” has been transformed by new media technology, the erosion of the division between public and private, and the growth of a celebrity culture. during the last two decades the volume of information in circulation, and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michael Higgins This article looks at the development and utility of celebrity among high-profile political interviewers. Offering the revised description “public inquisitor,” the article presents an overview of the rise of the political interviewer as a celebrity form of the “tribune of the people...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Deen on her cooking shows; the media’s exploitation of communal grief following the deaths of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston; and the exploitation of children such as Honey Boo Boo and the young girls on Toddlers and Tiaras . These shows do not easily fit into the category of “apocotainment,” but...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... how the verdict of the trial of pop star Michael Jackson was reported in the news press, an analysis that might be extended to the coverage of his death in 2009. Whannel demonstrates how the relationship between celebrity, the news press, the promotional industries, and audiences involves a complex...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... responsibility for the young, who require guidance in order to mature into responsible adults themselves. Where Stiegler focuses on responsibility to define adulthood, work by Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott (1999 : 86–87) shows that childhood often becomes marked through risk anxieties. While adults are expected...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... which immediately flows from these considerations is that of resistance in the face of the globalized systems which are one legacy of the Cold War. As Jackson Lears comments, dissent was systematically “rendered marginal or even invisible to the wider public culture” (1989: 49–50). This is an issue...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... popular culture and film, or omitting Michael Jackson in a discussion of popular music. With over 100 million registered copies sold, Minecraft is the most successful video game in history. As video game critic Ian Bogost has noted, Minecraft may well be this generation’s personal computer (quoted in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of charities, but I think this is a totally unfair way of gathering funds,’ says Kemp-Jackson, a communications executive who also runs a parenting blog. ‘They’re relying on the fact that you’re caught off-guard, and embarrassed, and don’t want to look like Ebenezer Scrooge to the people behind you...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... performance is not surprising. Indeed, it had been an important part of left movements throughout the twentieth century. Of particular salience here is the concept of the “cultural front.” As beautifully defined and analyzed by cultural historian Michael Denning, the Old Left produced in the 1930s what he...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... into conservative antiblack rhetoric was interconnected to post–civil rights discussions about racial justice for African Americans ( Staub 1999 ), accusations of anti-Semitism have inhibited the popularity of African American leaders, such as Jesse Jackson, and the persuasiveness of African American...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... far more economically competent than Labour. Second, as Michael Moran (2008) points out, business leaders have maintained direct forms of personal political influence through the Conservative Party, even as other forms of collective business influence have declined ( Daguerre 2014 ). Studies of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Rachel . 2009 . Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Bowles Paul 1993 . Conversations with Paul Bowles Dagel Caponi Gena Jackson : University of Mississippi Press Edit. Bowles Paul . 1999 [1972...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... shortfalls, presenting Janet Jackson's 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” in the half-time show of Super bowl XXXVIII as an example of “adult content” within a broadcast not tagged as featuring such content and therefore not registered for blocking by V-Chip technologies. This is the basic pattern that each chapter...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... these refugees had tested positive for HIV, and Camp Bulkeley, where they were detained, was set up as what Michael Ratner calls “the world's first and only detention camp for refugees with HIV” ( 1998: 187 ). Subsequently, the women in that facility who were found to be HIV positive were subjected to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... tolerance). In particular, he sees Herbert Marcuse as the main source of this “ideology,” following right-wing US critics of the Frankfurt School such as Paul R. Gross and Norman Levitt as well as Michael Minnicino, whom he cites in his compendium. 11 Breivik's obsession with cultural Marxism is quite...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... colors, assembled to celebrate Obama’s historic victory. In the crowd, television networks showed close-ups of celebrities, including Jesse Jackson with tears streaming down his face, a jubilant Spike Lee, a solemn and smiling Oprah Winfrey, and others who joined the young crowd to hear Obama’s victory...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “learning society” ( Masschelein et al. 2006 ), wherein lifelong learning is just as much an educational mantra as it is an economic imperative to become a self-regulating, self-directing entrepreneur capable of continual adaptation to the flexible and highly volatile market. While Michael Hardt and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
... soil…has been overtaken by the acceleration of history—by the acceleration of reality itself” ( Armitage and Virilio 2000 : 27). Liberating as it might be, this experience of relativity is also associated with alienation, as the human becomes increasingly dependent on the technological. Michael...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
... World Wildlife Fund (WWF). One presumes that Sir Richard really does care; he is an Ocean Elder—a rather diverse collection of high-profile people concerned with ocean awareness (a group that also includes Ted Turner, Prince Albert II of Monaco, and Jackson Browne). Branson’s message squarely focuses on...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... a large image,” says Virilio (2005 : 34) in Desert Screen , “one undergoes it.” In Padilha’s RoboCop the chief manipulator of images is The Novak Element , a fictional news show introduced by its eponymous host, played by the incomparable Samuel L. Jackson, who perorates in front of a huge...