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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
... via the example of the UK reality makeover program How to Look Good Naked . In my analysis of this series, Baudrillard’s radical approach to the world “as is” illuminates some of the challenges an economy of exclusive positivity raises for the task of critical feminist inquiry. © 2014 Kim Toffoletti...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... for achieving the changing demands of citizenship” (31). One example of such experts in practice is the celebrity makeover designers Colin and Justin from their How Not To Decorate series (Channel 4, UK 2004–7) (see also Queer Eye for the Straight Guy , USA, Bravo TV, 2004–7). A study of this program...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 222–230.
Published: 01 July 2008
... to 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...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... . Oxford : Berg . Best Steven Kellner Douglas . 1991 . Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations . London : Macmillan . Bratich Jack . 2007 . “ Programming Reality: Control Societies, New Subjects and the Powers of Transformation. ” In Dana Heller (ed.), Makeover...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... That is, until recently. New things are in store for Havana’s Titaness and her official container. El Capitolio and the Statue of the Republic are now receiving a much-needed multimillion-dollar makeover by the Cuban government, a project that has lent the building and its giant woman new prominence...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... Subtitling her study “Economic and Legal Factors in their Origin, Reclamation, and Prevention,” Walker subjects the whole corpus of Progressive-era slum-related language to bureaucratic makeover. An area may still be blighted, she concludes, simply because “its characteristics are changing and its future...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the then mayor, the center-right Bedrettin Dalan, and his aspiring “world city” project, which is to say, “pro-business makeover of Istanbul,” involving the “bulldozing the old streets along the shores of the Golden Horn, concreting the Bosphorus and Marmara corniches, throwing up new highways lined...