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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... contributions. Integrating Innis into these debates allows us, the author argues, to move beyond the limits of his mid-twentieth-century work, and to expand the horizons of what John Durham Peters calls “infrastructuralism.” Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 infrastructure media theory media...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... extensions of material media theory and addresses how they can complement already existing ideas in the field. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Anthropocene media theory environmental humanities media studies Cultural politics of geology sounds rather oxymoronic, considering the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Rosi Braidotti This article situates the geological turn in media theory within the critical posthumanities, defining them in both quantitative and qualitative terms. They can be assessed quantitatively by reviewing the proliferation of interdisciplinary “studies” areas—such as media and gender...
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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 July 2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., which she pits against Jürgen Habermas’s dialogical conception of communication. But Krämer’s “media philosophy” emerges just as crucially from a critique of what has come to be known—in the anglophone world at least—as “German media theory.” This book’s most striking goal is to displace the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 430–433.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Jason Glynos and David Howarth’s particular version of discourse theory, as well as to their privileging of logics (57), the work of Michael Billig on banal rhetoric, and the work of Nick Couldry on media rituals. Instead of overrelying on a reified version of neoliberalism, Phelan argues, it is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... information and with radio than they did with lecture and print—and the TV group stood well above the radio group. ( McLuhan 1994 [1964]: 311 ) In this way, McLuhan's media theory actually both revolves around the quite “varied and often contradictory qualities and effects” (as already quoted from...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... regulation and commodification of both media products and audiences casts light on the origins of ignorance, poverty and oppression. Perhaps one reason why distribution has received relatively little attention is that in information theory it is the channel through which media are delivered. In...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... much en vogue in media theory. As Bernhard Siegert (2015 : 9) explains: “The very word culture , derived from Latin colere and cultura , refers to the development and practical usage of means of cultivating and settling the soil with homesteads and cities.” Since the late nineteenth century, the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Phillip Roberts In Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 , Gilles Deleuze posits a huge change in the nature of cinematic time in the postwar years. In “Postscript on the Societies of Control,” he also claims to identify a change in power relations and control strategies that takes in a number of other media...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... fail to deliver. It’s not a book of software theory but offers a key reading on software’s impact on how we understand—and design—audiovisual media content. Manovich has mapped, in a consistent way, the new design practices that software environments have enabled. He places special emphasis on...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... during the 2004 and 2006 Canadian elections in order to expose the limits of the media's criticism of polling and to contend that published preelection polls contribute to the formation of suspicious subjects. I go on to argue that political campaign communication is open to information accidents so that...
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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 March 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 of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Sy Taffel From the inception of modern, petrochemical-derived synthetic plastics to the contemporary situation in which over 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year, media assemblages and plastics constitute a range of intra-actions that contribute to our understanding of contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...- class symbolic boundaries with notions of refinement and respectability, it examines how the discourse of civility shapes how the nouveaux riches are represented to the upper middle class, identifying a number of recurrent media frames and narrative tropes related to vulgarity, civility, and order. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Marx 1978 : 476), to Claude Lévi-Strauss’s (1966) “hot” and “cold” societies, to the “hot rocks” of the Cold War (see Armstrong 2008) . Temperature has also had a formative influence on the analysis of media and communication. Information theory, in particular Claude Shannon’s mid-century work, drew...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Emma Baulch Noting the increasing tendency of Indonesian pop performers to organize and agitate politically, the article aims to locate these celebrity politics in a history of media change, and to explore their implications for lower-class collective organizing. Through a discussion of two pop...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tao Dongfeng This essay provides an introduction to the ways in which Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman has been applied to Chinese cultural studies, and especially to media studies. It argues that the emerging phenomenon of “amusing ourselves to death” in China is fundamentally different...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Kittler argues that the resulting ability to subvert and simulate human perception is the very definition of technical media. © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 digital media early film Fourier transform media theory sound analysis time axis manipulation Real Time Analysis, Time Axis...