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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... designers understand the current technological application culture. An earlier version was available much earlier online and is now published in printed form in Bloomsbury’s International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics series. As a nod toward material and media history, the book borrows its name from...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... horror of contemporary media culture. Finally, the article reflects on Virilio’s work on technodesertification and disappearance and Stiegler’s theory of the destruction of the delay of desire in the immediacy of drive through attention capture to show how screen culture annihilates the thickness of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jussi Parikka This introduction to the special section on mediated geologies contextualizes the articles that follow within recent discussions concerning cultural politics of the environment, ecological contexts of contemporary media, and debates concerning the Anthropocene. The special section...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
...) as a site for attending to that authority. The author argues that these developments in public culture can be linked to changes to the media environment since the end of the Cold War, which include but are not limited to widespread digital uptake. The article engages work investigating prospects for...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... findings underline the significance of representations of the new super- rich as devices through which the media accomplish the global circulation of an upper- middle- class repertoire of cultural capital, which is used both to police shifting class boundaries and to establish a legitimate preserve for...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in contemporary culture and how viewers appropriate, or not, the particular lifestyles that are communicated across popular media forms. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 celebrity lifestyle consumption taste television We made sauce mornay endlessly at catering college, as we...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Hables Gray; Ángel J. Gordo There are important differences in how information technology is used in military and social-movement cultures. Militaries use social media in the Human Terrain model and security-police mode for quantifying and controlling social space, in order to meet low...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Garry Whannel This paper examines the transformation of news as a cultural commodity and a social process by the expansion in the range, volume, and circulation speed of media production. It introduces the concept of vortextuality and illustrates the vortextual effect with reference to the coverage...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Sean Cubitt While production, text and audience have been extensively covered by media and cultural studies scholars, the study of distribution is in its infancy. This essay argues that the distributive moment of the media cycle – incorporating delivery to audiences, business-to-business...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... they also shaped the civilizations that used them. 3 As Innis, Lewis Mumford, Denise Schmandt-Besserat, and a host of other historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists argue, a civilization’s prevailing media formats cultivate its habits of mind, its economy, its modes of governance, its culture...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., underdog, demotivating, motivating, strategic, and free-will effects on voters. Unlike other accounts of eroding political involvement and democratic malaise ( Dalton 2004 ; Nadeau and Glasson 2005 ), a technocultural approach to media poll-itics sees media and informational culture as playing a primary...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... manufacturing and preservation, and thermal infrared imaging, thermal control is shown to be essential to the conversion of geological matter into circulations of media on a mass scale. In each of these cases, cultural assumptions and imperatives—the drive toward purity, the development of standardization, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Liam Cole Young The work of Harold Adams Innis offers important contributions to the recent “infrastructural” turn in media, communication, and cultural studies. While Innis’s late communication studies texts are widely read, few outside Canada engage with his earlier economic histories and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... his essay “The Violence of the Media,” it argues that violence not only is conveyed or represented by that medium but resides in the medium itself. Media add violence to our already violent culture not only by their content but by the very fact of their facticity. This raises the political question of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 2010
... inquisitor suggest that celebrity is more complex than a number of the dominant arguments over decline of political culture allow. Indeed, having established the importance that should be attached to the construction of these interviewers as a particular form of media persona, it is worth questioning the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., most notably, the “media archaeology” approach advocated by Jussi Parikka, in English, or Wolfgang Ernst, in translation, or the concept of “cultural techniques” developed by theorists like Bernhard Siegert and Krämer herself. What unites these distinct, recently translated works is that they don’t...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 430–433.
Published: 01 November 2015
... examples of the normalization, generalization, and internalization of neoliberal logics that Phelan sees as typical of contemporary neoliberalism. And as an Irishman currently based in New Zealand, Phelan is well placed to offer an informed account of the media and political cultures of these less well...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... digital cultures. I argue that the development of modern plastics and audiovisual media cannot be understood in isolation from one another; they form a dyadic relationship in which each element perpetually transduces the other. As such, the relations between media and plastic are characterized by...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... cable news channels and talk radio, providing new forms of political media spectacle that captured the attention of the general public. The 1990s was also an era in which media spectacle accelerated in the fields of sports, entertainment, fashion, and consumer culture, which were always a domain of the...