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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Afghanistan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Agriculture and Human Values     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Artefact : Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines     Open Access  
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cankiri Karatekin University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Con Texte     Open Access  
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Culturas : Debates y Perspectivas de un Mundo en Cambio     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
Digital Studies / Le champ numerique     Open Access  
Digitális Bölcsészet / Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dorsal : Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
E+E : Estudios de Extensión en Humanidades     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
EAU Heritage Journal Social Science and Humanities     Open Access  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fa Nuea Journal     Open Access  
Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research     Open Access  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Humanities and Social Science Research     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal of Graduate School, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS)     Open Access  
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Humanity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iztapalapa : Revista de ciencias sociales y humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jednak Książki : Gdańskie Czasopismo Humanistyczne     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Burirum Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Surin Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rajapruk University     Open Access  
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Population and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of University of Babylon for Humanities     Open Access  
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  

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International Journal of Cultural Studies
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  • Articulating infrastructure to water: Agri-culture and Google’s
           South Carolina data center
    • Authors: James N Gilmore, Bailey Troutman
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article draws from a critical discourse analysis of Google’s three-year process to gain permission to extract greater amounts of water from an aquifer in South Carolina located near one of its data centers. Through an account of this local conflict by analyzing local news coverage, we participate in ongoing academic research regarding how the conditions of media infrastructures – the otherwise banal and largely taken-for-granted facilities that help technologies like cloud storage and streaming to operate – need to be explored in terms of the particular, local conflicts that arise from major corporations like Google building infrastructure in places like Berkeley County, South Carolina. To advance this research, we offer what we call an agri-cultural approach, which emphasizes how digital culture is formed from conflicts over the relationships between natural resources like water and digital infrastructures like data centers.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-03-28T07:14:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920913044
       
  • Social media and moral panics: Assessing the effects of technological
           change on societal reaction
    • Authors: James P Walsh
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Answering calls for deeper consideration of the relationship between moral panics and emergent media systems, this exploratory article assesses the effects of social media – web-based venues that enable and encourage the production and exchange of user-generated content. Contra claims of their empowering and deflationary consequences, it finds that, on balance, recent technological transformations unleash and intensify collective alarm. Whether generating fear about social change, sharpening social distance, or offering new opportunities for vilifying outsiders, distorting communications, manipulating public opinion, and mobilizing embittered individuals, digital platforms and communications constitute significant targets, facilitators, and instruments of panic production. The conceptual implications of these findings are considered.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-03-28T07:07:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920912257
       
  • Constructing mass tourism
    • Authors: Jim Butcher
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The term ‘mass tourism’ can simply be an empirical description of tourism enjoyed by many in modern, industrial societies. However, in context, it often refers to more than this. The ‘mass’ involves an aggregation of individuals, and involves assumptions and inferences about those individuals and their society. Hence mass tourism is, in an important sense, a social construct. It is therefore surprising that there is little consideration of this aspect of ‘mass tourism’ and its corollary, the ‘mass tourist’ in relevant literature. The article develops a provisional periodisation of mass tourism in social thought, linking constructions of the mass to the politics of the day. It has an exploratory character, suggesting themes for contestation and/or further research. It indicates changes in the view of mass tourism, but also important continuities relating to an assumption of a lack of agency on the part of mass tourists.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-03-25T09:30:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920911923
       
  • The arresting gaze: Artistic disruptions of antiblack surveillance
    • Authors: Torin Monahan
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article analyzes a range of art and performance pieces that unearth and problematize the racist cultural underpinnings of surveillance. Drawing upon recent black studies scholarship, I probe the ways that contemporary creative works disrupt dominant signifying regimes that would position racialized surveillance/violence couplings as historical and exceptional rather than as foundational and routine. I argue that such aesthetic disruptions achieve creative vitality by holding in tension exclusionary regimes of white liberal personhood, on one hand, and articulations of hope that depart from those regimes, on the other. Whereas the gaze of surveillance seeks to silence and arrest subjects, creative expression can undermine authorized forms of visuality by focusing on survival and community that persist in spite of it.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-03-18T12:28:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920901859
       
  • An emergent algorithmic culture: The data-ization of online fandom in
           China
    • Authors: Yiyi Yin
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The digitalization of fandom and fan culture has become significant topic in recent studies, yet there is a lack of examination of the nuance between specific fan performance and the affordance, infrastructure and architecture that constitute it as it is today. In this article, I examine how digital fandom involves the platform algorithm and the logic of data contribution, affectively engaging fans to participate in increased data labour. Depicting online fandom on Weibo, a massive Chinese social media platform, I portray the data-ization of online fandom in China, arguing that the traffic data has been dematerialized as new affective object in fan–object relations, while digital fan culture has been constructed into a type of algorithmic culture.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-03-03T08:56:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920908269
       
  • Cultural globalization and young Korean women’s acculturative labor:
           K-beauty as hegemonic hybridity
    • Authors: Yuri Seo, Angela Gracia B Cruz, ‘Ilaisaane ME Fifita
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article aims to understand how young Korean women respond to the changing ideals of K-beauty, a form of gender imagery embodied by Korean pop celebrities, when such ideals become exported as global cultural products. The findings reveal that K-beauty is characterized by three paradoxical themes: manufactured naturalness, hyper-sexualized cuteness, and the ‘harmonious kaleidoscope’. When we unravel these paradoxes further, we observe that they provoke unsettlement and ambivalence among young Korean women, who shed light on the acculturative labors of concealment, selective resistance, and compliance that permeate the field of K-beauty. We argue that through these new layers of women’s work, the paradoxes in beauty are re-domesticated, the globalizing Western dictates are brought into alignment with neo-Confucian cultural ideology, and a new hybridized hegemonic regime of feminine beauty becomes established.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-26T06:40:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920907604
       
  • On cultural studies, again
    • Authors: Ien Ang
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article reflects on the state of cultural studies today. It asks to what extent cultural studies can move with the times, now that we live in a radically altered world dominated by global challenges such as climate change, the rise of China, and technological transformation. It points to the importance of focusing on cultural studies’ institutional and material conditions of possibility if it is to continue to exist as a distinct intellectual field.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-14T09:35:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919891732
       
  • Cultural studies: Crossing borders, defending distinctions
    • Authors: Johan Fornäs
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      To identify a set of defining traits and goals of the cultural studies field is the task of this intervention. It begins by investigating how leading actors in this field today define it: the Association for Cultural Studies and the journals Cultural Studies, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and Inter-Asian Cultural Studies. Three main tropes are identified: diversity, contextualization and critique. Each of them has partly succeeded but other aims remain unfulfilled. Two central tasks are formulated. First, cultural studies needs a reinforced critical reflexivity to explain what it is and why it is needed as a driving force for interactive diversity, contextualizing meaning making and communicative critique. Second, the field needs to be on high alert, stepping forward and responding fast and loud to the current totalitarian threats against sustainable and resilient academic knowledge production.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-14T09:31:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919891443
       
  • Cultural studies Can we/ should we reinvent it'
    • Authors: Nick Couldry
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This short article returns to an original sense of the term ‘cultural studies’, that is, a subject which needed to be invented to supplement a democratic deficit in established humanities and social science disciplines. It reviews reasons why something like cultural studies needs to be reinvented again today (converging crises in democratic systems and culture, deriving from new social and political ecologies, linked to technology), but also reasons why, right now, this is particularly difficult. Addressing this challenge requires a modesty as to what can be done, but also an urgency opening up a space where the threats to democracy’s future can honestly be faced in a cross-disciplinary dialogue.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-14T09:29:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919891733
       
  • Cultural studies and actually existing culture
    • Authors: Benjamin Woo
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The cultural studies tradition is a big tent that is defined by academic realpolitik and feelings of affinity or disaffinity as much as anything else. This article recounts my own introduction to and professionalization within the field of cultural studies and, more particularly, how my relationship to empirical research methods changed over time. I ultimately want to argue for the importance of staying grounded in the analysis of real people’s real experiences of culture.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-14T09:29:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920903053
       
  • East Asian pop music idol production and the emergence of data fandom in
           China
    • Authors: Qian Zhang, Keith Negus
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article traces the formation of popular music idol industries in China and the emergence of data fandom. It charts the growth of digital platforms and historicizes the commercial and geopolitical itinerations linking cultural production in Japan, South Korea, and China. It locates data fandom as an integral part of the popular music industries reconfigured by digital social media platforms; a structural change from the production-to-consumption ‘supply chain’ model of the recording era towards emergent circuits of content that integrate industries and audiences. Data fans understand how their online activities are tracked, and adopt individual and collective strategies to influence metric and semantic information reported on digital platforms and social media. This article analyses how the practices of data fans impact upon charts, media and content traffic, illustrating how this activity benefits the idols they are following, and enhances a fan’s sense of achievement and agency.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-10T12:43:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920904064
       
  • Mobile phones in Africa: The politics of cultural and material integration
           into local economies
    • Authors: James Odhiambo Ogone
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The rapid expansion of mobile telephony in Africa has been the subject of many debates both in the academia and industry. However, such discourse has tended to focus more on the technology itself rather than its users. This article seeks to frame mobile phones as modern technologies whose contextual uses are heavily entangled in the unique socio-economic dynamics of the African continent. Here the focus is on the African informal economy and the culture it enables, the fractious nature of infrastructure and practices of repair, African notions of conviviality and their political role, and African traditions in the context of globalization. Through these various lenses the study considers the different ways in which the mobile phone becomes Africanized.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-06T11:14:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920903739
       
  • What do participants on digital media platforms produce' Tracking the
           development of Hello Sunday Morning from a blog, to a social network, to a
           self-tracking app
    • Authors: Nicholas Carah
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article analyses the development of the participatory online social movement and health intervention Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) from 2009 to 2016. HSM has developed a media platform comprised of blogs, social networking and self-tracking apps with the aim of changing individual and cultural drinking practices. The case of HSM enables us to reflect on the participatory culture of digital media platforms. I argue that participants don’t just construct the sociality of the platform – its practices of speaking and being heard – they also play a crucial role in generating exercises that are coded into the platform’s interfaces, protocols and algorithms, and they produce data that informs the platform’s ongoing development. The article draws on interviews with participants, analysis of the platform since 2009, and my own critical reflections on participating in research, evaluation and design activities.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-05T01:15:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919899963
       
  • Self-enterprising eSports: Meritocracy, precarity, and disposability of
           eSports players in China
    • Authors: Zhongxuan Lin, Yupei Zhao
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The emerging realm of eSports has become an inescapable part of overall sports and game culture. However, this study investigates eSports beyond sports and games, regarding it as a meta-change in the context of neoliberal Chinese society. In particular, this study focuses on the practices of Chinese eSports players to explore research questions of why and how eSports practitioners, especially professional players in China, have transformed themselves into new, self-enterprising subjects. Based on data collected from our fieldwork and interviews, this study demonstrates that Chinese eSports players pursue meritocracy, suffer from precarity, and face disposability in the future. The study finally proposes questions for sports ontologies and the challenges that eSports have created for the games empire.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-02-05T01:07:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877920903437
       
  • ‘Dwelling at peace’: Europeanization and the marketing of Alpine
           tourism in post-war Britain
    • Authors: Joanne Hollows, Mark Jancovich
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The Alps were a prominent feature in post-war British consumer culture and one of the key tourist destinations in the years leading up to the 1975 European Communities membership referendum. Through an analysis of holiday company Thomas Cook’s promotional materials, this article demonstrates how the Alps were represented as a region free from conflict, in which different groups lived in harmony and which offered a healthy, community-based way of life. These images not only offered a sense of an alternative to perceived deficiencies in post-war British society but also offered a sense of the possibilities of being at home in Europe.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-01-24T07:26:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919895528
       
  • ‘I’d (still) rather be a cyborg’: The artisanal dispositif and the
           return of the (domestic) goddess
    • Authors: Susan Luckman, Michelle Phillipov
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article identifies the rise of a series of tropes around authenticity, retreat and celebration of the artisanal as they manifest around the growing popularity of cooking and craft as activities that have become vehicles for a larger reimagining of ideal middle-class modes of living across much of the Global North. Through media examples of cooking and craft that valorise nostalgia and ‘dropping out’, and following McRobbie’s work on the creativity dispositif, we argue that these cultural practices are united by an artisanal dispositif that fetishises the ‘traditional’ in a context of intensified mediatisation. We revisit Haraway’s iconic text – ‘A cyborg manifesto’ – to identify what is at stake in the ‘return’ of the artisanal and its ongoing tensions between the technological and the traditional. We argue that rather than retreat, to quote more recent work by Haraway we need to ‘stay with the trouble’ in all its complexity.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-01-23T07:21:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919899959
       
  • On agonistic narratives of migration
    • Authors: Hans Lauge Hansen
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this article is to apply the concept of agonism to the study of migration and migration narratives in order to shed new light upon a complex field and contribute to the countering of neo-nationalist right-wing populism. Following Chantal Mouffe, the author argues that agonistic narrative traits can be found in already existing cultural products that are able to unsettle the existing identity positions of the hegemonic European identity discourse pitting the national citizen against the figure of the migrant, and/or create new identity positions and alliances across the ‘us’–’them’ divide. Agonistic narratives of migration are stories able simultaneously to counter the two complementary and hegemonic discourses on migration, the antagonistic, neo-nationalist discourse representing the migrant as a threat, and the humanitarian discourse representing the migrant as a victim. Instead, agonistic narratives aim to forge alliances through protest and activities against inequality and discrimination.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T07:14:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919898837
       
  • ‘Our words are stronger’: Re-enforcing boundaries through ritual work
           in a terrorist news event
    • Authors: Johanna Sumiala, Tiina Räisä
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article investigates the ritual work in terrorist news events, using the Berlin truck attack as a case in point. The article connects with the larger cluster of anthropologically inspired communication research on media events as public rituals in news media and applies digital media ethnography as its method. Fieldwork is conducted in 15 online news sites. The article identifies three key phases through which the ritual work was carried out: the rupture in the news event (ritualised as the strike), the liminal phase (ritualised as the manhunt) and the reconstitution of order following the attack (ritualised as the mourning). The article concludes with an interpretation of the broader social implications of the ritual work and related naturalisation of ‘friends’ and ‘foes’ and suggests that this type of ritual work contributes to a collective mythologisation of terrorism in news media and society at large.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2020-01-02T12:49:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919895992
       
  • Live tweeting, reality TV and the nation
    • Authors: Mark Stewart
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article argues that the live tweeting of reality television allows the creation of an imagined community, bounded by national borders. In an era of audience fragmentation and time-shifting of television engagement, live reality television encourages audiences to watch at time of broadcast; this is amplified by the move of some audience members to live-tweet the broadcast, communicating amongst themselves within a dispersed backchannel. A crucial result of the digital conversation is to reinstate the importance of the nation as a space for the reading and reception of culture. The article utilizes a discursive analysis of the concurrent Twitter conversation around the second season of The X Factor NZ in New Zealand in order to highlight the ongoing role that is played by the nation as a cultural formation in such discussions, as well as the ways that it makes understandings of national cultural identity visible.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-12-11T02:25:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919887757
       
  • The transnational ‘memorialization’ of monumental socialist public
           works in Eastern Europe
    • Authors: Caterina Preda
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article analyses how three types of artistic memorialization of monumental socialist public works transform these into examples of socialist modernism in Eastern Europe. First, it tackles the issue of rendering socialist architecture visible through the Socialist Modernism online platform. Second, it focuses on the collection of documentary proofs by six documentary photography projects in Eastern Europe. Finally, it looks at how four contemporary artists in Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic are resignifying socialist art in their artistic practices. Analysed from a perspective of transnational cultural memory practices, these three artistic endeavours contribute to a shared approach to the monumental socialist public works in the region. I argue that some of these strategies lead to a unified, depoliticized, decommunized memorialization of the socialist art of Eastern Europe.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-12-02T02:48:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919885950
       
  • Sexual violence at live music events: Experiences, responses and
           prevention
    • Authors: Rosemary Lucy Hill, David Hesmondhalgh, Molly Megson
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Recent media reporting has highlighted that incidents of sexual violence frequently occur at live music events. Sexual violence has significant impacts on the health of those who experience it, yet little is known of how it impacts on everyday engagements with music, nor what measures venues and promoters might take to prevent and respond to incidents. Through interviews with concert goers, venue managers, promoters and campaigning groups, we investigated experiences of sexual violence at indie, rock, punk and funk gigs in small venues in one English city. We show that sexual violence at live music events significantly impacts on (predominantly) women’s musical participation. We argue that venues and promoters must work proactively to create musical communities that act as a defence against the normalisation of sexual violence, taking inspiration from safer space policies.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-12-02T02:47:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919891730
       
  • ‘I’m not being paid for this conversation’: Uncovering the
           challenges of artist–academic collaborations in the neoliberal
           institution
    • Authors: Alena Pfoser, Sara de Jong
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Artist–academic collaborations are fuelled by increasing institutional pressures to show the impact of academic research. This article departs from the celebratory accounts of collaborative work and pragmatic toolkits for successful partnerships, which are dominant in existing scholarship, arguing for the need to critically interrogate the structural conditions under which collaborations take place. Based on a reflexive case study of a project developed in the context of Tate Exchange, one of the UK’s highest-profile platforms for knowledge exchange, we reveal three sets of (unequal) pressures, which mark artist–academic collaborations in the contemporary neoliberal academy: asymmetric funding and remuneration structures; uneven pressures of audit cultures; acceleration and temporal asymmetries. Innovations at the level of individual projects or partners can only mitigate the negative effects to a limited extent. Instead this article offers a systemic critique of the political economy of artist–academic collaborations and shifts the research agenda to developing a collective response.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-11-27T11:40:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919885951
       
  • Media, civilization and the international order
    • Authors: Adrian Athique
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article is intended to provoke debate around the assumed relationships between media, culture and civilization. To begin with, it considers how the concept of civilization has been framed, and periodically re-framed, in media theory by shifts in the international order of communication. In parallel with this historiography, the article revisits a body of research that explored the evolution of television audiences in alignment with the cultural geography of the world. Taking account of this transition from national media institutions to supra-national markets, and the apparent dissolution of the worldwide web into geolinguistic networks more recently, this article argues that media systems and audiences are subject to the primacy of civilizational mass in the world system. Consequently, this article draws attention to persistent anxieties around a purported crisis of civilization, and the political imperatives for cultural studies scholarship to engage with both the concept and scale of civilization.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-11-27T11:39:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919888923
       
  • Erratum to “The celebritization of indigenous activism: Tame Iti as
           media figure.”
    • Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-10-21T11:25:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919886489
       
  • The aesthetics of dissent: Culture and politics of transformation in the
           Arab world
    • Authors: Eid Mohamed, Waleed Mahdi, Hamid Dabashi
      First page: 141
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Our special issue captures the interplay of media, politics, religion, and culture in shaping Arabs’ search for more stable governing models at a crossroads of global, regional, and national challenges through systematic and integrated analyses of evolving and contested Arab visual and performing arts in revolutionary and unstable public spheres. The issue presents a unique attempt to investigate these forms of cultural production as new modes of knowledge that shed light on the nature of social movements with the aim of expanding the critical reach of the disciplinary methods of political discourse and social theory. Contributors articulate the ways in which the Arab scene can contribute to the understanding of the rise of new social movements worldwide by exploring the methodological gaps in dominant Western discourses and theories.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-09-20T06:05:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919859898
       
  • Culture and society during revolutionary transformation: Rereading Matthew
           Arnold and Antonio Gramsci in the context of the Arab Spring’s cultural
           production

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    • Authors: Eid Mohamed
      First page: 150
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Viewing revolutionary political change as a multi-influential, multi-scaled, long-term process allows for the analysis of (in)visible transformations of identities and social realities. The main problem with this approach, however, is that it considers change only in terms of rupture, shift, and transition, or in terms of modernity versus tradition. While many studies focus on the dynamics and indicators of change, they have not adequately considered the role of culture in forming the basis of revolution or in determining how it unfolds. This article couples the theoretical work on culture and society by two pioneering cultural critics, Matthew Arnold and Antonio Gramsci, to make sense of how Arab cultural production can be viewed as a motor for revolutionary change during the Arab Spring.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-09-20T08:20:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919842572
       
  • Sensing the next battle: An overshadowed prehistory of creative dissent in
           Tunisia
    • Authors: Joachim Ben Yakoub, Sami Zemni
      First page: 169
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      When analysing the Tunisian uprising through its aesthetics, the premonitory and subversive agency of the artistic sphere becomes intelligible. This contribution, therefore, engages in a reconstruction of an often overlooked local and historical sequence of aesthetic contention and asks if this sequence prefigured the Tunisian uprising. This seditious premonitory subversion grew into a generalized practice as it emerged into full daylight during the liberation phase of the uprising as an important mediator of the fundamental changes the country was taking itself through. The specific practices that structured the aesthetics of Tunisian uprising were thus already formed a decade before the self-immolation of Tarek el-Tayeb Mohammed Bouazizi. This insight is not only fruitful in relation to the ongoing debates reconstructing the historical dynamics that preceded the revolution, but also gives important insights into the visionary subversive dynamics the artistic sphere is still engaging in today, maybe sensing the next battle coming.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-09-20T11:15:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877918821109
       
  • Post-coup recuperation in al-Manawahly’s songs
    • Authors: Noha Radwan
      First page: 193
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Yasser al-Manawahly is an Egyptian musician and song writer whose debut was in the wake of the January 2011 uprising. Although many of these ‘voices of the new revolution’ have become silent since the 2013 coup, some are still actively trying to maintain the revolution’s goals. In 2014, al-Manawahly released a music video, ‘Ahy Rig’it Rima’ critiquing the coup, which went viral at a time when freedoms were severely curtailed. ‘Rima’ was followed by a long hiatus until the release of ‘Tili’t ouffa’ in 2016. Through analysing this and another video, ‘Khayyif’, released shortly after, and through interviewing al-Manawahly, this article explores the shift in the country’s political conditions and the artist’s political consciousness that underlie his move from satirizing regimes or policies to a satirical self-critique. Al-Manawahly is among millions of Egyptians who, dissatisfied with Morsi’s 2012–13 presidency, fell easy prey to the machinations of the counter-revolution. Can songs become a ‘podium’ for correcting the course of the Egyptian revolution' The article investigates al-Manawahly’s means to that end.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-09-20T11:16:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877918821111
       
  • ‘Loud’ and ‘quiet’ politics: Questioning the role of ‘the
           artist’ in street art projects after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution
    • Authors: Darci Sprengel
      First page: 208
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the grassroots artistic initiative al-Fann Midan (Art is a City Square) in Cairo and a contrasting approach to street art organizing in Alexandria to demonstrate how each enacted a different relationship to ‘the political’ in a revolutionary moment. Extending sociologist Asef Bayat’s concept ‘quiet encroachment’, it analyzes these contrasting approaches through the sonic metaphor of ‘loud’ and ‘quiet’ politics. As a spectrum, this framework highlights how the everyday, the gestural, and the affective on the one hand can exist simultaneously, and at times in tension with, larger, more representational political expressions on the other. It thus avoids fetishizing creative ‘resistance’ or ‘dissent’, while nonetheless analyzing art in a revolutionary moment, by grounding creative expression more historically and with analytical attention to how it reanimates long-standing debates among Arab intellectuals regarding the role of the ‘artist’.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-09-20T11:15:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919847212
       
  • Mourning the death of a state to enliven it: Notes on the
           ‘weak’ Yemeni state
    • Authors: Kamilia Al-Eriani
      First page: 227
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Observers interested in Yemen often worry about the near collapse of the Yemeni state. Such worries assume that the death of the state will lead to a complete social disintegration. With a brief reflection on the 2011 Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative, the recent US–Saudi-led intervention, this article argues that thinking about the Yemeni state through public worry is an exercise in symbolic violence. This violence articulates itself through the erasure of Yemenis’ communitarian culture; an erasure that becomes the condition for perpetuating the life of the discursively produced ‘weak’ state, and the domination of regional-international powers. This article proposes an alternative approach towards rethinking the ‘weak’ Yemeni state. It suggests that rethinking the Yemeni state through mourning its death could possibly give birth to a novel form of political community. It is through acts of mourning the injury and (imagined) death of the weak Yemeni state that the promise of the state as a unifying apparatus is reclaimed.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-09-20T11:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877918823774
       
  • The digital carceral: Media infrastructure, digital cultures and state
           surveillance in post-Arab Spring Morocco
    • Authors: Annemarie Iddins
      First page: 245
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This paper analyzes Moroccan discourses around media infrastructures and their intersection with carceral culture, taking up Mamfakinch’s responses to state-sponsored spyware attacks and judicial harassment as symbolic of shifting imaginaries of the digital. This work is situated within a growing subset of the media and communication literature on media infrastructures, which works to connect the materiality of media systems with everyday media cultures, practices and power. Mamfakinch’s experience with spyware and subsequent evolution into a digital rights organization are indicative of attempts to transfer a lingering carceral culture into digital spaces and a shift in state and activist internet imaginaries. In a global era and as part of a hypersurveillant state, Mamfakinch demonstrates how the digital becomes an increasingly important site for the surveillance and policing of dissent while presenting new modes of publicness and activism that directly challenge those endeavors.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-04-26T07:29:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919842575
       
  • Liberation or emancipation' Counter-hegemony, performance and public
           space in Lebanon
    • Authors: Hanan Toukan
      First page: 264
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article is about the ways in which counter-hegemony is expressed in performance art dealing with notions of public space and the publics. The article examines two works of art from Lebanon: Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh’s Photo-Romance (2009), produced and performed before the initial heady days of the Arab uprisings of 2011 unravelled, and the Dictaphone Group’s This Sea is Mine (2012), produced immediately after the onset of the uprisings. Each of the pieces interrogates public space and citizenship in Beirut in very different ways to express dissent and perform resistance. The former does so through a conceptual interrogation of public space in Beirut within an institutional set-up, and the insistence on the inability to ever represent the country’s contentious sectarian politics. The latter works through an embodied experience focusing on interaction with the public physically located outside of an art institutional set-up and literally along the city’s shoreline. By drawing on theories of aesthetics and their relationship to radical democracy in public space, the article highlights the different iterations of counter-hegemony that circulate in the work of these contemporary Arab artists to argue that, like the momentous Arab uprisings of 2011–12, resistant works of art may only be understood within a longer history of strife and popular protest in the region that have produced differing forms of dissent at various points in time.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2019-09-20T08:43:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1367877919847487
       
 
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