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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 347–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Ian Williams Abstract This article uses the work of brand theorists and New Zealand–based cultural critics to examine the circumstances that created the “Hobbit Law,” a New Zealand law aimed at busting local film industry unions. Branding logics created a struggle for authenticity around...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., and explore how a global cinematic circularity shapes the creative and industrial aspects of Asian spy films. While Suarez made these films explicitly for a Western/regional audience, they also imported cinematic styles like blaxploitation and the Hong Kong kung fu genre, while also adopting Asian culturalist...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the logic of maximum efficiency internalized by the film's protagonist. As such the film questions the libertarian rhetoric of the open road and instead proposes that American fictions of free mobility mask the fact of containment by military-industrial imperatives. Filmography Vanishing Point . 2004...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sean Cubitt Ecocritical work on media has developed from a genre criticism of nature-themed films to address cinema, TV, and media arts more broadly as articulations of the human-natural relation and its mediation through technologies. Embracing the environmental impacts of product life cycles...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on media and warfare. This critique is organized around a study of the recent films of Jean-Luc Godard, which focus on the recurrence of the images of the mainstream culture industry and their transformation in wartime Sarajevo. It argues that Godard’s work is concerned with a cinema of cliché, following...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Sarah Hamblin This essay argues that the conditions of contemporary finance capitalism have exhausted the revolutionary potential of political modernist aesthetics. The global ’68 conjuncture generated many of the fundamental concepts that continue to underscore how contemporary radical film...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 July 2009
... was released in 1994). Tamahori's film therefore not only remains a touchstone for the New Zealand film industry (the film was widely popular both nationally and internationally) but also serves as an important reference point for discussing the cultural politics surrounding contemporary representations...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... equal social form” (ibid.: 14). A critical reading of Miller et al.’s argument is particularly instructive here. Global Hollywood certainly takes account of the forces of globalization by examining how transnational financial practices are changing the Hollywood film industry (e.g...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... Paul (ed.), The Hollywood Film Industry , London : BFI , pp. 31 – 42 . Wasko Janet . 2001 . Understanding Disney . Cambridge : Polity . Wasko Janet . 2003 . How Hollywood Works . Thousand Oaks : Sage . Wilsdon James . 2001 . dot-com ethics: e-business...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 252–255.
Published: 01 July 2019
... case study here is the (social) media furor over an incident in which the celebratory image of the cultural industries (specifically the Hollywood film industry) as a “level playing field” was profoundly disrupted. In this instance, the white male Hollywood actor Matt Damon caused controversy when he...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... suitable as they exist in both the public and private spheres, identifiable as ordinary human individuals yet are also endowed with extraordinariness and fame. One of the most systematic attempts by the media industries to capitalize on celebrity was by the Hollywood film studios. By the early...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 July 2022
... the woman buries her. The dirt covers her body and face, except for her eyes, and she begins to say, “Don't be afraid. I didn't come here to die but to weep.” As Janice Tong ( 2001 : 78) writes in her analysis of the film, “The foundation of industry, expenditure, and order is displaced by a saint. She has...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 2022
... ), a growing area of scholarship is exploring how postfeminism plays out in other contexts. Critical scholars are showing how hyperfeminine self-styling and sensibilities take shape in contexts like Lagos, Nigeria (Dosekun 2020 ), in Bollywood, India's film industry (Chatterjee 2014 ), and in selfies...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to exchange files by an eighteen-year-old American (Shawn Fanning) sent the film industry and the music industry respectively reeling into hysterical disorder. The Davids in this case are small and young; the Goliaths are huge, powerful and rich, having at their disposal resources that habitually undermine...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 212–227.
Published: 01 July 2021
... rational consciousness. They write, The whole world is passed through the filter of the culture industry. The familiar experience of the moviegoer, who perceives the street outside as a continuation of the film he has just left, because the film seeks strictly to reproduce the world of everyday...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
... they believed would lead to a job. Notably, a plethora of shooter games were produced that became a significant part of an at-war American military consciousness; later, during the Iraq war years, 3D games were to grow into a larger, more profitable industry than that of 3D-animated children's films...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... with seeming comfort across cultural studies, post-colonial theory, media arts, and film studies. This kind of disciplinary curiosity is also on display in Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies , a book that as much as anything is an exercise in transdisciplinary experimentation...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... politics itself, as a viable democratic process, is rendered increasingly unviable by the prevailing “telecratic” conditions of cultural and political communication. Dominated by the logics and techniques of marketing, and submitting all discourse to the demands of the audiovisual program industry formats...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of film and auteur studies. If there is a negative critique to be made, it is that some of Martin’s readings—if only because there are so many of them—are underdeveloped or too quickly abandoned. For instance, in the largely brilliant first chapter, he claims that Twin Peaks’s lack of a bustling...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the positioning of subjects toward, as well as by, the media and the epistemological question of what the object of media studies is. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 violence media studies McLuhan film media education Above all, the mental and physical health of those pupils was in danger who...