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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... University Press Fisher Mark . 2009 . Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? London : Zero Books Frank Thomas . 1997 . The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism . Chicago : University of Chicago Press Fukuyama...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Ann Brooks; Lionel Wee In this article, we identify two models of consumer culture: the more familiar appeasement model where the “customer is king,” as well as a less established and recently emergent achievement model where the consumer’s efforts in consummating the act of consumption are lauded...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... these practices originate—come to be rehabilitated as charity, in a cycle that mirrors the circulation of consumer goods upon which they depend for funding. I draw on critical theories of philanthropy, consumer culture, the welfare state, and time, as they contribute to our understanding of the inculcation...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... In turn, they reduce the anxiety that, in a consumer driven culture, might come with seemingly limitless choice. She provides reassurance and practical guidance but ultimately her function is one of cultural intermediary and tastemaker ( Philips 2005 ). A textual analysis of the DFS advert shows...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... paradoxically reproduced the local structures of hierarchical inequality, even as the designer kept preaching equality of opportunity. Every workshop had a television, intended as a source of motivation and inspiration, a stimulant of new material desires and consumer culture, and a medium of naturalization...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to, for it might it not be the case that radical fetishism is simply the characteristic of advanced consumerized cultures? Baudrillard's response seems to have changed over the course of his writings. In the early writings there is a strong appeal to the idea that consumer culture was constructed on a perverse...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Jim Mcguigan This article traces various trajectories of development in the field of Cultural Studies, identifying five in particular: theoreticism, methodism, pragmatism, subjectivism, and consumerism. The article concentrates on the consumerist trajectory as it emerged in Britain. While...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... representative of the sadistic neoliberal capitalist system that voraciously consumes value and violently others abjection. Despite the fall of Sarkozy and the election of the socialist François Hollande, I argue that this identification with the Romanian Roma remains central to cultural politics today...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
... mobilizes and manipulates risk to cultivate profit and power and to transform the social and cultural politics within its orbit. Walmart emblematizes and advances capitalist securitization and offers a “risk-free” consumer space as a refuge in an uncertain world, yet it ultimately contributes to a world...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and consumed by humans ( Vialles 1994 ). Historical experiences with livestock arguably provide the deepest sources of an enduring yet tacit cultural intuition in the West: fattening may signify an abdication or restriction of agency resulting in subordination, immobilization, and eventual consumption...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 347–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
...-world of the gamer. The trick is getting that message to the consumers who are not also traditional laborers in a given cultural industry. Video games do not have a place attached to them in most cases; an artistic, on-screen rendering of New York City is still obviously not New York. This relative...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 340–345.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Pasi . 1994 . The Consuming Body . London : Sage . Featherstone Mike . 1991 . Consumer Culture and Postmodernism . London : Sage . Gregg Melissa Seigworth Gregory eds. 2010 . The Affect Theory Reader . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Grosz Elizabeth...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., Bauman's broad brush strokes may mean that he misses the specific form post-1960s' consumer culture took: As the social protest generation of the 1960's faded from most people's memories … the 1980's brought in yet another lifestyle … With the return of attention to business, professions, investment...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in it that there is more at stake than we might assume, that these overlooked and ridiculed objects might hold a clue as to the direction and future of our technical consumer culture. Baudrillard foregrounds here the attraction of the gadget and our relationship with it. The gadget is defined, he says, “by the way we...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Andrew Openshaw The Rebel Sell: How the Counterculture Became Consumer Culture , Heath Joseph Potter Andrew , Chichester : Capstone Publishing Limited , 2005 , 352 pages, £16.99, PB ISBN 1–84112–654–3 © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Using a rich selection of political...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...,” but rather a new culture that combines totalitarianism and consumerism and that calls for theoretical innovations and reconstructions in cultural studies. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Amusing Ourselves to Death Big Brother Brave New World In recent years, the criticism of Chinese...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
...-individualist prosumer is in many cases very much constituted within spectacular capitalism, as a subject who “chooses” to (re-)produce and consume particular cultural contents, including themselves as spectacle. This results in the dominance of spectacular-oriented consumer voices within much digital social...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... and reparability, becomes the crucial way of boosting sales figures. It forces forms to invent new needs and desires constantly, to confer a symbolic, social, erotic value on commodities, to spread a “consumer culture” predicated on individualization, singularization, rivalry, and jealousy – in a word, on what I...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... since Bauman’s early analyses of the then emergent consumer culture of the 1980s. As far as control is concerned, in contemporary consumer societies, and contra Bauman, it is increasingly thought necessary to force individuals to produce their subjectivities unceasingly through, for example...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... have a name for it; we call it “retro.” Retro is in fact a key culture term and I will develop its temporal dimensions below. However Naomi Klein in her excellent No Logo from 2000 perhaps unwittingly touched on its essence when she wrote that: “What is retro, after all, but history re-consumed?” (79...