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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Helen Powell; Sylvie Prasad David Chaney (2001) argues that access to lifestyle templates are available primarily through multiple media channels, where lifestyle is an example of a new “social form” based on specific patterns of consumer choice. This article examines a very particular kind...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Geofrey Craig This article explores the increasing politicization of “lifestyles” and outlines an understanding of the concept of “lifestyle politics.” This is conducted through a case-study discussion of protest actions against the upgrading of the electricity grid on the north island of New...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and systems) that are occluded by the tendency to focus on the gloss of super-rich lifestyles; to draw attention to the long-term and newly emerging tensions within and between categories of wealth and of elites, and spheres of political, economic, and cultural activity; and to contribute to an understanding...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 192–213.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of dematerialized existence in the work of the artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas. Mapping the dematerialization of the art object onto the dematerializations of cloud computing and minimalist lifestyles, this article addresses two ongoing series: When Platitudes Become Form (2012–) and New Eelam (2016–). First...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 28–43.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Beatriz Polivanov; Fernanda Carrera Abstract The quest for the so-called perfect body has been an issue in Brazilian society for a long time, especially for women. A number of “digital influencers” perform a fitness lifestyle, producing subjectivities entangled with an idea of success and “well...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Rosalind Gill; Shani Orgad Abstract Examining women's magazines and lifestyle coaching, the article explores how positivity imperatives in contemporary culture call forth a happy, confident, hopeful, and vibrant subject during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis shows how these positivity...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Nicholas Gamso This essay considers the political efficacy of hip-hop, as genre and as lifestyle, three decades after it emerged from the South Bronx and as its artists and cultural critics variously mourn, endure, and embrace its institutionalization. I look at three recent critical works on hip...
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Published: 01 March 2013
gatherings. In the late 1950s, however, traditional rural lifestyles and cultures began to be suppressed in the name of Communist ideology. During the “Smash the Four Olds” campaign (1966), the government banned traditional forms of entertainment, but since the 1980s villagers all over China have taken More
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 42–52.
Published: 01 March 2013
... gatherings. In the late 1950s, however, traditional rural lifestyles and cultures began to be suppressed in the name of Communist ideology. During the “Smash the Four Olds” campaign (1966), the government banned traditional forms of entertainment, but since the 1980s villagers all over China have taken...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “the through-line to prepping as a form of overcompensation around the fear of emasculation of the nation” (21). The rise of the prepper “lifestyle” makes sense, she argues, given American culture’s roots in fear and lack of empathy, indoctrinated during the Cold War and the rise of the military-industrial...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and lifestyles (e.g., Bourdieu and Passeron 1977 ; Kendall 2011 ; Jaworksi and Thurlow 2017 ; Wood and Skeggs 2011 ). The article thus draws on an analysis of how the nouveaux riches are represented in media aimed at the professional middle class. The media sample consisted of items (n = 157) featuring...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
...-if-youre-white-the-story-of-slavery-is-still-your-story/ . Hesse Monica Thompson Krissah . 2016 . “ Bridging Past and Present, the African American Museum Opening Is a Dynamic Celebration .” Washington Post , September 24 , www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bridging-past...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... and was eventually banned by the Yunnan provincial government after three months in print. 8 Despite this ban, however, Canon-Mocking Literature continues to flourish. It is not just a writing style but also a discursive model, a cultural attitude, and a characteristic of the lifestyle of the generation born...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., games, and lifestyle accoutrements as we fetishistically update our social media profiles, we remain libidinally driven yet simultaneously bored, disinterested, and rather wan, compelled to play the game of enjoyment and indulgence but not really taking much pleasure from the experience. Absorption...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of celebrity, personality driven lifestyle programming, sports shows featuring star athletes and commentators, and even political shows with celebrity journalists. All of this is indicative not just of the pervasiveness of modern celebrity culture but also its diversity and breadth. The various kinds...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Club , American Beauty , or The Matrix Trilogy have all glorified countercultural ideas, in that they are symptomatic of a process that promotes the rejection of our stifling, materialistic lifestyle, in the hope that we will somehow arrive at a cultural nirvana where boredom, anxiety...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., the Serbian Unity Party (SSJ ), saying to one public gathering, “You can be as happy as me—just join the Serbian Unity Party” ( Thomas 1999: 186 ). Ceca's marriage to Arkan ensured an extravagant lifestyle and better-produced music. Between 1993 and 1996, Ceca released four albums, with lavishly produced high...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... differentiation according to classes and modes of living are described using Bourdieu's models of both social space and the space of lifestyles ( Bourdieu 1999 ) as well as using the analyses of Maurice Halbwachs, who can be seen here as the authoritative source on the period under examination ( Halbwachs 2001...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Expectations (1979) in a technologically defined society. Whereas Lasch studied American culture through relevant psychological theories for the identification of personal-growth lifestyles as responsible for the culture of narcissism, Turkle turns on the social aspects of technology. Within this context...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 357–382.
Published: 01 November 2010
... was working as a truck driver and he “did everything,” referring to his dissolute lifestyle. Often I did not know if he was exaggerating his wild love stories and drug experiences or if time had transformed his memories. To sum up, his lifestyle apparently differed from what is presented as the classical...
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