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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
.... The luxury line emerges as a contemporary practice 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., despite having to overcome various obstacles, such as 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... systems of powered wheels, belts, and shafts, and the steam engines all depended on a complex system of parts (that, by the late eighteenth century, had to be precision-made in machine shops), it was the whole assemblage— the machine —that became recognized as the key social and productive force of the...