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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... “celebrity.” It is concerned with how television, print, and advertising contribute to the construction of media stars whose function is to transfer knowledge of particular lifestyles to the lived experience of ordinary people. It looks at systems that direct the flow of such information and why the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Philip Drake; Andy Miah © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 Celebrities are a ubiquitous aspect of contemporary Western culture. Although the phenomenon of celebrity itself predates the twentieth century, the rise of the modern mass media – popular newspapers, cinema, radio, and television...
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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 March 2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... ago, I introduced the concept of speed to understand the landscape of events. Today, we are entering a time when celebration is going to replace celebrity. Let me explain: this is because history and celebrity go hand in hand. History, or the “long run,” is real celebrity; it's the fame of Plato or...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... current critical discussions of luxury and inequality. Since the 1990s, anthropology has seen a boom in consumption and material culture studies coterminous with the rise of identity politics and its celebration of diversity. In anthropological theory, as well, linking consumption to identity has stolen...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-sourced visual diaries such as 2010’s Life in a Day are often celebrated as a means to relativize time and social homogeneity through individual narrative perspectives. To challenge this view, I show how the notion of simultaneity itself can be appropriated for purposes of legitimation and how Life in a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
... he evolved and by the processes that legitimated him as a representative of, and expert on, the cause he espoused. We set this analysis against the background of the specific literature on music’s role in social movements; the general literature on post-democracy; and the rise of celebrity politics...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Emma Baulch Noting the increasing tendency of Indonesian pop performers to organize and agitate politically, the article aims to locate these celebrity politics in a history of media change, and to explore their implications for lower-class collective organizing. Through a discussion of two pop...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... decolonization of that education might imply. It ends with a celebration of settler-colonial bankruptcy as a moral and political-economic opening for a radical way forward. © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 financialization financial literacy and education settler colonialism race and racism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Patricia Mooney Nickel With novel charitable and philanthropic opportunities emerging at an astonishing rate, it is rarely necessary today to draw the reader’s attention to the cultural politics of philanthropy; the word philanthropy is associated with nearly every celebrity personality, as well as...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... capitalism is to explain why in an age celebrated for its communications there is no response. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 Although mainstream US media outlets provided the Bush administration with supportive, non-critical and even encouraging platforms for making his case for invading Iraq...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
... and celebrated. This raises the question of how the two models might be related to each other. Here we argue that the spread of neoliberal ideology, where the neoliberal subject is constituted as one who prides herself or himself on demonstrating entrepreneurial qualities, who thrives under...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 222–230.
Published: 01 July 2008
... become one, for most, remained mostly in the realm of fantasy and projection. There was no celebrity culture per se – no Real World full of American Idols , Apprentices , Big Brothers , Survivors , Bachelors , Extreme Makeovers , Fear Factors , Rich Girls , Trailer Park Boys , Art Stars , or...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 49–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
...-celebrities’ self-endorsement, and the fine art market. At the heart of the debate, and of the project that culminated in the exhibition, is a critical study of the increasing similarities and consequently blurred lines between luxury product management and high art. The global art market has seen...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 252–255.
Published: 01 July 2019
... cultural, economic, and political terrain, the language of meritocracy is regularly spouted from the mouths of celebrities, CEOs, and politicians. The meritocratic mantra that anybody can “rise to the top,” so long as they possess the requisite talent and effort, is an enduring and powerful one. Despite...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2017
... communism—the specter of the Communist Party. Jodi Dean’s new work, Crowds and Party (2016), finally speaks that name. It is a study of the party as a form, a tactic, and an experience that is both a strong counterblast to the individualist tendencies of the contemporary Left and a celebration of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
...; Facebook, MySpace, iPhones and iPads, and other new technologies enable everyone to become part of the spectacle (if you can afford, and know how to use, the technology). Hence today, everyone from Hollywood and political celebrities, to Internet activists in Egypt and Tunisia, to terrorists like al-Qaeda...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-flaunting media space in which the emergent celebrity presidency was to be staged. The most notorious example was when pop star Kanye West, widely known to be suffering from mental health problems, and who had struggled with opioid addiction, turned up to visit Trump. As Ta-Nehisi Coates (2018) diagnoses...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., conversely, the relevance of those fields to social and cultural theory” (2). In more concrete terms, the volume consists of a collection of sixteen original texts by a vast range of expert and emergent fashion scholars, who sum up, discuss, and deepen the legacy of celebrated nineteenth-and twentieth...