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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Adam Sharr Queuing systems—the fields of posts and tapes in railway stations, shops, theme parks, and museums where people line up to queue—are an increasingly dominant spatial phenomenon, familiar across the globe. However, little attention has been paid to the ways in which these queuing systems...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of power achieved through seemingly random structuring of time and value in space. Sharr (2014 : 390) observes: “It is no coincidence that queuing tapes are sold as ‘queue management systems.’ The expression contains a whiff of distrust on the part of higher authority. It seems to imply that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
... competition from other consumers or general conditions of adversity. In the next section, we flesh out the details of the achievement model by discussing three examples: the search for a “grail watch” among watch collectors; the practice of queuing to be first to buy the latest iPhone or iPad; and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... penetration by them in the lives of ordinary people as technologies moved from marginal curiosities to the partner or director of people’s labor. Most accounts of the period emphasize the scale of the technologies. Although the textile mules, mills, and gins, the systems of powered wheels, belts, and shafts...