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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Max Haiven Walmart is not only the world's single largest retailer and private employer, it is also a crystallization and an agent of a broader paradigm shift toward “securitization”: the convergence of financial and security-oriented logics of risk management. This paper examines the way Walmart...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
... countless experts oriented to self-help ideologies. Under the radical drive to cut and reconstruct welfare, to open up markets to global competition, corporations developed new forms of labor discipline (both at home and abroad) so that prices are driven down—the Walmart supermarket chain is the exemplar...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 244–251.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in Marx@200 , shows the artist wheeling her earlier oversized version of Marx’s quivering steel-wool facial hair through a McDonald’s drive-through, a Walmart, and other iconic sites of post-Soviet global capital as she searches for a communist past that both never existed and from which she feels...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of life, a condition that disproportionately affects racialized and Indigenous people in the United States and Canada (see Taylor 2016 ; Dunbar-Ortiz 2015) . In what can only be described as the height of irony, firms like Walmart and McDonald’s charitably developed their own financial literacy...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., and for an increasingly large number (though, overall, a still small percentage) of consumers in some Asian countries, happy chickens and free-range eggs are now widely accepted as a desired norm and are even promoted by multinational food retail and fast-food chains such as Walmart and McDonald’s. This not unremarkable...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... like Walmart and Primark can be diverted to the purchase of high-quality superfluous goods and services. The democratization of luxury ( Kapferer and Bastien 2012) , characterized by the shift to mass luxury, has been accompanied by the emergence of the idea of meta-luxury ( Ricca and Robins 2012...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... and the Walmart Foundation work together on a number of initiatives that help people live better.” 8 Readers of Michel Foucault will recognize the similarities between Weber’s notion of “conduct of life” and Foucault’s “conduct of conduct,” as well as the theme of ascetics in Foucault’s later work. See...
Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of democratic aspirations, indeed, the mechanism by which the will of the demos manifests itself. We might think here of the circularity of claims regarding popularity. McDonald’s, Walmart and reality television are depicted as popular because they seem to offer what people want. How do we know they offer what...
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