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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 399–402.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson Al-Jazeera: How Arab TV News Challenged the World , Miles Hugh , London : Abacus , 2005 , 438 pages, $24.00/£10.99, PB ISBN 0–349–11807–8 © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 This book is an intellectual journey through the cultural and political...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... “celebrity.” It is concerned with how television, print, and advertising contribute to the construction of media stars whose function is to transfer knowledge of particular lifestyles to the lived experience of ordinary people. It looks at systems that direct the flow of such information and why the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
...William Merrin This critical reflection on the work of the Raindance Corporation and Michael Shamberg and their manifesto, Guerrilla Television (1971), considers their video activism as a precursor to both YouTube and contemporary “participatory culture” and offers an important critique of these...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... focusing first on the HBO television series Westworld , which epitomizes that logic. The museum, which opened its doors against the backdrop of the presidential campaign, lodges a scathing critique of the very notion of the postracial; in fact, it signals the return of race as an urgent topic of national...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... politics and destroying the foundations of citizenship, as understood since the Greeks. As a result, television and the wider “televisual” program industries have become the central political issue within our societies. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 democracy telecracy citizenship media...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sean Cubitt Ecocritical work on media has developed from a genre criticism of nature-themed films to address cinema, TV, and media arts more broadly as articulations of the human-natural relation and its mediation through technologies. Embracing the environmental impacts of product life cycles...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Douglas Kellner In this essay, I document shifts in the political mediascape of the United States during the past fifteen years, focusing on the rise of partisan television networks and radio shows of the Left and the Right and the rise of alternative media and social networking that provided a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Leonie Ansems De Vries Thinking back on the globally televised images of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in which two airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, one aircraft hit the Pentagon in Washington, and another one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, the questions “whose...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Kim Toffoletti 2014 postfeminism Baudrillard makeover reality television simulation The cultural rhetoric of postfeminism has become a pervasive feature of gender identities and relations in the contemporary West. It has been critiqued by Angela McRobbie as a “kind of anti-feminism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 integral reality Second Life virtual reality reality simulation reality television MMORPG Second Life is a virtual world. No, Second Life is a 3D online digital world imagined, created, and owned by its residents. But hang on – there's more: analysts often describe...
Published: 01 March 2013
worsening ubiquitous corruption and inequality. Patriotic TV programs depicting the founding of the “New China” have not lost their attraction. (Photos top to bottom: Yunnan Province and Hunan Province) Figures 3 and 4 . Portraits of late Communist Party leaders are still common decorations in the homes More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... When everything is associated with entertainment — including literature and arts, television shows and news programs, politics and the economy, research and scholarship — a deep sense of anxiety cannot but set in. China appears to be facing an impending “death by amusement,” subverting at once the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Philip Drake; Andy Miah © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 Celebrities are a ubiquitous aspect of contemporary Western culture. Although the phenomenon of celebrity itself predates the twentieth century, the rise of the modern mass media – popular newspapers, cinema, radio, and television...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... In the spring of 2008, 1 I visited for the first time a village located at the outskirts of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh in North India. 2 Except for a few households without electricity, all had a television, and the local women told me enthusiastically about the soap operas they...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... (showing, rather than seeing). Third, since media technology has existed, so too have acts of violence that are certainly not shy of discovery but are, in fact, perpetrated only to garner fame and notoriety as video or TV event. A further exemplary scene: James Reston wrote in The New York Times...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the spread of mobile Internet in context of a longue durée of post–Cold War media change, in which commercial television precipitated both new kinds of lower-class address and the subsumption of that address. Therefore, the case at hand sheds light on important features of the neoliberal...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... size of headline, the size of picture. Photography prompts refection on positionality – the relation of photographer to scene and hence audience to scene, observer to observed. Radio, film, and television prompt metaphors of temporality – sequence, syntagm, flow. Computerization and Internet sites...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... major multimedia corporations – BellGlobe Media (which owns CTV and The Globe and Mail ) and the CanWest Global Communications Corporation (which owns Global Television and The National Post ) – became a regular part of their television newscasts, newspaper reports, and websites. The Globe and Mail...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 222–230.
Published: 01 July 2008
... MTV, the “Reality TV” genre “lets you get so close to celebrities [that] you can almost smell their armpits,” as Sharon Osbourne put it on MTV’s The Osbournes . This quaint forum of simulation could only occur in a time when the real horror show is on the news 24/7, and the freshest celebrities are...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 2010
... chart the movements of Robin Day over the course of seven days: In a given week we can see […] Robin Day presenting the BBC's principle current affairs programme, Panorama , on the Monday evening, on television; on Tuesday evening, on Radio 4 he is in his regular position as chairman of the phone-in...