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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
... 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 for Foster...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... – the vortex – of media attention. In his article in this volume Garry Whannel provides a development of his concept of “vortextuality,” analyzing 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... 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 to be responsible for the risks they take, children are not. Consequently, parenting involves weighing different risks...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... 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 raised most...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 in line,’ adds Kemp-Jackson. ‘It’s an ambush—and I don’t think that’s cool...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 calls a “cultural front” consisting of “the extraordinary flowering of arts, entertainment and thought based on the broad...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 challenges to domestic and international policies, such as Jewish opposition to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... games are now a dominant form of contemporary culture. But even game studies, for which games are the core object of apprehension, has neglected Minecraft . This is tantamount to avoiding a discussion of Star Wars when considering the relationship between popular culture and film, or omitting Michael...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., 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 parliamentary candidates and MPs consistently show that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., and Fellow Travelers: Culture and Politics of the Early Cold War . Jackson : University Press of Mississippi . Sterritt David . 1998 . Mad to Be Saved: The Beats, the Fifties, and Film . Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press . Walonen Michael K. 2011 . Writing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... the self-governing family through specific social and legal practices. Crucially, in the light of Chun's warnings about overestimating the efficiency of control systems, Guins also situates technologies of blocking in relation to their shortfalls, presenting Janet Jackson's 2004 “wardrobe malfunction...
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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
... 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 astonishing, and he presents a long genealogy of the ideas of the Frankfurt School, Georg Lukács, Antonio Gramsci, and, especially, Marcuse. 12 The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Weather Underground abortive “Days of Rage” spectacle), a peaceful assembly of a couple of hundred thousand spectators, mostly young and of many colors, assembled to celebrate Obama’s historic victory. In the crowd, television networks showed close-ups of celebrities, including Jesse Jackson with...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
...” ( 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 Antonio Negri (2012) list...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
...). 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 the power of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 Hrebeniak similarly...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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, pixelated image of the Stars and Stripes. Novak soon becomes...