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Cultural Politics (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 (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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 focusing...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
... computer networks I start off by 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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
... be an unparalleled foreign intervention in a US election. Just as scandalous, as far as is known, a US intelligence service like the FBI had never before intervened in a US presidential election. The Clinton team blamed the two Comey letters for Clinton’s defeat in a conference call to donors and major supporters...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 28–36.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., uncaring, and authoritarian. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 COVID-19 Donald Trump authoritarian populism economic crisis 2020 US presidential election crisis of democracy With the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the rise of right-wing authoritarian governments...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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 Clinton over the war veterans George H. W. Bush and Robert Dole and again...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 330–350.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to erratic decision-making and the spreading of misinformation. However, Trump's role in fomenting the 2021 attack against the US Capitol does hew closely to the logic of accelerationism. After losing the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, Trump put pressure both on his attorney general, William Barr...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 130–150.
Published: 01 July 2022
... this resentment or giving in to it in any way whatsoever. To this extent, this new presidential mandate amounts, for this government and for each one of us , to an exceptional responsibility: it is likely that political failure (in the next presidential election) will lead, in 2017, to a true national...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
... political discourse. It is a movement that appears set to outlive both Trump's presidency and QAnon, who has not posted since the 2020 US presidential election. Insofar as the QAnon conspiracy theory admits of a beginning, we can place its origins with a post that first appeared on the message board...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 November 2020
... stereotype of the fat American assumes that all Americans are fat, even if many happen to be thin. Without directly referencing stupidity or animality, the US-based former French diplomat Jean-François Boittin (2016) offered an “indisputable way” to explain Trump’s election with reference to Mid-western...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in the 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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 motto of the day has become...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 119–129.
Published: 01 July 2022
... and, as such, our proximity. What is common to us is the feeling of absolute separation. But this concerns not only our common suffering, but also the suffering that separates us. If I feel close to those people who suffer while they also make me suffer, if I suffer with them, I do not suffer only because they make...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the 2016 US presidential election campaign and subsequently the current presidency. Thus, though a number of texts have hinted at the broader history of the term or pointed out that the propagation of disinformation by elite political groups is far from novel ( Stenmark, Fuller, and Zackariasson 2018...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 214–232.
Published: 01 July 2020
...) referred to as “the oxygen of amplification” in a critical report of the mistakes made by journalists in their various exposés on the alt-right following the 2016 US presidential election. Indeed, Phillips has been so disturbed by the reactionary turn in chan culture as to herself turn away from studying...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
...: 180–2 ). In contradistinction, since George W. Bush ascended 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...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... the 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 (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 (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
.... 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. Having taken formal vows as a Buddhist in May 1972, Ginsberg had already done much...
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Cultural Politics (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 poor...
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