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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... used the media and media spectacle to successfully win the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections. I conclude with a discussion of how new and alternative media can help to promote genuine democratic debate and help disseminate the full range of information and ideas necessary to have a robustly...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
.../affect. I conclude with some observations about political momentum from the 2006 election. In the US political context, Justin Lewis (2001) provides a sophisticated analysis of polls as popular cultural forms that represent and construct the “public” in ways that maintain support for...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
... contextualizing the theme of Donald J. Trump and globalization within the framework of the 2016 US presidential election, 1 and then within the debates on globalization that have taken place since the 1990s, when globalization became a key term and field of contestation among academics, the media, and even...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... #blacklivesmatter movement and by the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC, not far from the White House. This article tracks the resurgence of race in the US cultural landscape against the racially depoliticized myth of the “postracial” by...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 315–325.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , a notion foreign to a president who relies on “alternative facts.” The creativity and originality of the signs impressed us, at turns inspiring and clever, provocative and eloquent—everything from children’s bright crayon scribbles to excerpts from Emma Lazarus’s sonnet, “Give me your tired, your...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Toby Miller This essay examines risk society and moral panic as tools for analyzing the irrationality of the contemporary US, and applies them to the construction of young people as a social problem. Although today’s risk society and moral panic are closely tied to the current economic crisis, I...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
... perhaps one of the most scandalous foreign interferences in a US presidential election in history, and revelations that there were connections between the Trump campaign and Russia in conspiring to defeat Hillary Clinton could destroy Trump’s presidency. There were indeed many dangers and unforeseen...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... most pernicious and dystopic aspects of America’s democratic system, which not only permits but requires democrats to use democracy for their own ends. Here, it is not just left-leaning progressives and Democratic Party faithfuls we need to concern ourselves with. Private citizens, elected political...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... ugliest elements of American society. The most interesting version of the curse was the first one to be performed. In this variation, used prior to the 1968 election, Dionysus appeared in the guise of a respectable politician: hair neatly combed, dressed in a blue suit and tie, and carrying a bag that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... breathed new life into the authoritarian right, using the power of their historical bloc to wage an intense battle to weaken labor unions, dismantle the welfare state, eliminate the Department of Education, support right-wing contras in Nicaragua, and increasingly make use of the state to contain and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... such influence. In Special Council Robert Mueller’s investigation into attempts to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election, the Saint Petersburg–based Internet Research Agency is accused of operating with the explicit aim of “spread[ing] distrust towards the candidates and the political system in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to the presidency in a highly contested election in 2000, the lived ideal and forms of democracy have taken a terrible beating ( Kellner 2001 ). The Bush administration arguably used the events of 9/11 to proclaim and help produce an epoch of Terror War, responding to the 9/11 terror attacks to...
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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 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... blood to construct the US nation-state in a transnational frame and in deeply gendered, sexualized, and racialized ways. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 technology asylum law medicine blood On September 29, 1991, democratically elected Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
... have chosen three points of entry into this exploration, discussed in three sections: first, the debates around the future of the building Escuela de Mechanica de la Armada (ESMA) in Buenos Aires, which was used as a clandestine detention and extermination center during the dictatorship (1976–83...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
...: Chronotopia; The brickworks at Hussain Khil, east of Kabul, 2001. Archival digital chromogenic print, 40 × 50 in. © Simon Norfolk Despite the sentimentalism that permeates so much journalism, the reality of war has held sway in recent US presidential elections, namely, in the victory of civilian Bill...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... central message in the dominant discourse about Indonesia’s economy in the 1980s was that ‘the rich are anything but us, Indonesians’ and that ‘we Indonesians are many things, but not rich.’ The rich were non-Asian or non-indigenous, non-Muslim and non-rakyat. Since the 1990s, things have changed. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... helping to maintain the war effort against the perceived threat of Communism. By 1972 Ginsberg turned his attention to researching Operation Igloo White. With presidential elections looming again, he decided to use his skills as activist and poet at the Republicans’ National Convention in Miami...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... public sphere (since his death in March 2007) has left a resounding void. Despite a plethora of incitements—from the unimaginable use of homeless people as wireless hot spots ( Wortham 2012 ) to the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street social movements (not to mention the Republican primaries)—we have not...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... explore narratives as deeply held meaning structures in the way people talk about the environment – provides one end of a continuum of social-science tools. At the other end are reductionist social-science tools, useful for targeted instrumental purposes, such as economic models (or more generally...