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Cultural Politics (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 (2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... (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, somehow, queuers cannot be relied upon to do the right thing. The line contained by tape...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
... 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 preparation for the shopping...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that computers would one day “mount a more subtle take-over bid,” fulfilling his warning that “the totalitarian systems of the future will be subservient and ingratiating” (1998: 50). The personal, digital, me-dia gadget realizes exactly this direction, holding us closer, traveling everywhere with us...