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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 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clare Birchall While the choice between secrecy and transparency has political and cultural salience, this paper questions the logic of such an opposition. Through a consideration of the different attitudes towards secrecy embedded in the Bush and Obama administrations, this paper argues that both...
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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 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 be...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
... against “PC culture” (i.e., political correctness that criticizes racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of bias while advocating a more open, inclusive, and tolerant culture). Trump’s anti-PC brigades saw their white male privileges under assault during the Obama years, when whites were no longer...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 216–224.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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. We live under...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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 did not bother Trump, himself a walking...
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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 that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... military efficacy is suspect. They also raise significant political and ethical issues, as exemplified by President Obama’s claim that they can be used to execute US citizens. Military exploitation of social media seems equally problematic. There are the sock puppet programs, part of the unironically named...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... religious impulse stipulating both that absolute evil exists in the world and that the essence of technology must, in the end, bend to the arc of this fundamental belief” (123). Seeing Obama’s rhetoric of the just war as emblematic of this ideology, Kroker argues that its politics can, in the end, only...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... perpetrator was a Muslim terrorist, as the setting up of the report had led the audience to believe to be the case. The Reuters reporter said that it was mentioned only that he was of Norwegian nationality, and Blitzer was forced to cut the interview to go live to President Barack Obama's impromptu news...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 November 2018
... citizenship more generally. It is hard to overstate the degree to which hacking—until recently a niche and countercultural activity ( Maxigas 2012 )—has, over the last decade, been taken up by politicians, policy makers, and educators around the world. The enthusiasm of the US Obama administration for making...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... global perspective. As is well-known, use of the Internet was crucial to the election of Barack Obama: it helped create a cultural transformation that proved strong enough to shift the American political landscape to the center. The use of mobile phones has transformed the electoral process in West...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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 may be justified, at least ironically. In...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 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 the American Presidency. For writers such as Bob Franklin ( 1997 , 2004 ) the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... captivating surface. It teases the viewer with its resemblance to other decontextualized icons: the face of Barack Obama, the face of Joko Widodo, and the face of Che Guevara. Indeed, this image converses insistently with the well-known image of Che Guevara. In another design, the same image of Nanoe Biroe...
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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 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... how they are perceived in society. This is exemplified in the criticism leveled at former 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... approach doesn’t work often or well in the context of video games for several reasons, even as both popular (President Obama) and academic rhetoric (German media theorist Friedrich Kittler) exhorts everyone to learn at least one programming language. For one thing, many players simply aren’t capable of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 263–279.
Published: 01 November 2013
... ; 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 the president's face on a...