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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access  
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: 19)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Agriculture and Human Values     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Akademisk Kvarter / Academic Quarter     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aleph : UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Artefact : Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Astra Salvensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BMC Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Con Texte     Open Access  
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
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: 23)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Digitális Bölcsészet / Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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  
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
East Asian Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
EAU Heritage Journal Social Science and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Esclavages & Post-esclavages     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fa Nuea Journal     Open Access  
Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research     Open Access  
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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: 32)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Heritage, Memory and Conflict Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Horizontes LatinoAmericanos     Open Access  
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanidades em diálogo     Open Access  
Humanités Numériques     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Humanities and Social Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Humanities and Social Sciences Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal of Graduate School, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Hybrid : Revue des Arts et Médiations Humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Business, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Humanity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Research and Scholarly Communication     Open Access  
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities     Open Access  
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access  
Iztapalapa : Revista de ciencias sociales y humanidades     Open Access  
Jaunujų mokslininkų darbai     Open Access  
Jednak Książki : Gdańskie Czasopismo Humanistyczne     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Burirum Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies     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 Humanities, Arts and Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Population and Sustainability     Open Access  
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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: 29)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  

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European Journal of Cultural Studies
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Number of Followers: 28  
 
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  • No more jokes: Comic complexity, Adult Swim and a political aesthetic
           model of humour

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      Authors: Nicholas Holm
      Pages: 355 - 372
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 355-372, April 2022.
      For such a complex cultural form, the politics of humour have historically been understood in highly reductive terms: either as an abstract political function (e.g. carnival or ridicule) or as a simple formal flourish that can be pressed into the service of any cause. Drawing on the work of Raymond Williams and Jacques Rancière, I argue instead for a ‘political aesthetic’ model that grasps humour as a cultural formation, the politics of which cannot be determined in advance or in the abstract but only understood in relation to the political, economic and social elements of a wider conjuncture. This political aesthetic approach will be illustrated through a case study of the historical development of the internationally distributed Adult Swim programming block: an example of how shifts in economic and technological context can lead to shifts in the political meaning of a persistent comic aesthetic. At the forefront of an emergent comic formation in the early 2000s, Adult Swim’s once niche comic aesthetic now informs dominant models of online humour in ways that threaten to mitigate, or even reverse, the critical cultural politics of its earlier iterations.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-20T09:13:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221087296
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Comedy clubs that platform marginalised identities: Prefigurative politics
           in Sophie Duker’s Wacky Racists

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      Authors: Sophie Quirk
      Pages: 373 - 388
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 373-388, April 2022.
      Wacky Racists is, in the words of its creator, Sophie Duker, ‘not a night for actually wacky, actual racists’. It is one of a number of clubs which provide a platform for identities and perspectives that are marginalised on the British comedy circuit. This article demonstrates that such ‘platforming clubs’ can be considered as prefigurative spaces, drawing upon Raekstad and Gradin’s model of prefigurative politics. Using Wacky Racists as a case study, it is argued that these clubs pose a necessary challenge to dominant industry practices by building an alternative to them. Their impact exists in their capacity to expose a range of harmful and inequitable practices, to demonstrate that these are unnecessary, and to provide the living and viable alternatives that, as Raekstad and Gradin argue, are a precondition of change.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-20T09:21:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494211037024
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Politics of humour in extremis: Cabaret and propaganda in the Netherlands
           during the Second World War

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      Authors: Veronika Zangl
      Pages: 389 - 405
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 389-405, April 2022.
      This article examines politicized humour in totalitarian regimes by conducting an analysis of the radio programme ‘Zondagmiddagcabaret van Paulus de Ruiter’ (‘Sunday Afternoon Cabaret by Paulus de Ruiter’), which was aired between 1941 and 1943 in the Netherlands under German occupation. The radio programme in the occupied Netherlands is exceptional in that it was explicitly designed as a ‘political cabaret’, whereas propaganda in Nazi Germany generally aimed to indirectly influence the audience through so-called light entertainment. The focus on dramaturgies of humorous strategies and on Althusser’s concept of interpellation allows for a distinction of different scenes of interpellation as staged by the ‘Sunday Afternoon Cabaret’. Even though the study of National Socialist programmes can be distressing for both the researcher and the reader, the aim is to analyse the workings of humour without necessarily characterizing humorous strategies in terms of ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but instead paying attention to the way humour works on socio-political imaginaries. During the first period of the broadcast, the ambivalent character of humour aimed at shifting ideological frames, to redefine socio-political imaginaries. Later on, the performed dramaturgy of humour redefined the scene of interpellation as a scene of exclusive racial national identity, even before the German National Socialist authorities started to implement measures for the persecution and annihilation of Jewish citizens in the Netherlands at the beginning of 1942.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-20T09:22:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221086311
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Ridiculing the unreasonable: The political aesthetic of Zondag met Lubach

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      Authors: Ivo Nieuwenhuis
      Pages: 406 - 421
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 406-421, April 2022.
      This article analyses the highly popular and critically acclaimed Dutch satirical TV show Zondag met Lubach (2014-2021), using the approach of political aesthetics. Through this approach, which focuses on the form, style and rhetoric of cultural artefacts, and the way in which these elements perform politics, it is shown that Zondag met Lubach was much less critical and progressive than is often thought. Overall, the show mainly defended the existing liberal status quo. It did so by depoliticising its own viewpoint, which was presented as simply reasonable, while ideas and practices that did not fit within this viewpoint were framed as irrational and ridiculous. It also turns out that the solutions it proposed for current social issues were strongly inclined towards individual responsibility, much less towards structural changes. This is another way in which the show acted as a defender of the given socio-political order.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-20T09:13:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221087293
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • ‘Those who laugh as a body today, will march as a body tomorrow’:
           Critical comedy and the politics of community

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      Authors: Dick Zijp
      Pages: 422 - 437
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 422-437, April 2022.
      Comedians are often celebrated for critically confronting their audiences, thereby upsetting deep-held beliefs of spectators and contributing to progressive change. In this article, I will use Dutch comedy as my case study to demonstrate that comedians’ playful opposition to the audience has serious political implications and reveals a deep suspicion towards political community. By analysing this fear of the community, this article contributes to a better understanding of the politics of comedy and challenges the dominant idea that critical comedy is inherently progressive and emancipatory. I point to the separate ways in which two Dutch comedians from different generations – Freek de Jonge and Micha Wertheim – use humour to unmask the audience as proto-fascist mass.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-20T09:13:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221087295
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • ‘Hitting from the waves’: Public pedagogy and free radio as a
           counter-narrative to neoliberalism

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      Authors: Francisco Miguel Martínez-Rodríguez, María Carmen López-López, Alfonso Fernández-Herrería
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this article is to analyse a free radio experience in Spain, Radio Almaina, as a model of public pedagogy. We begin by problematising the concept of public pedagogy which, according to Savage, is immersed in a kind of ‘theoretical haze’. We intend to contribute to its clarification by explaining what we understand by ‘pedagogy’, ‘education’ and ‘public space’. Public pedagogy will always be a reflection, a source of knowledge about what happens, from the educational perspective, in those public spaces which have been redefined by political action. Thus, Radio Almaina is contextualised as a free, independent and assembly-style radio station, open to social movements and critical cultural initiatives. It presents a counter-narrative that unveils neoliberal logic from a critical perspective along with a social praxis. Furthermore, it encourages socio-ecological activism, in addition to supporting feminist, social and economic struggles. We analyse three Radio Almaina programmes, relevant because of their themes and diversity of styles, and because of their commitment to citizen mobilisations. Public pedagogy must highlight transformative alternatives and spend less time criticising neoliberalism. By understanding pedagogy in this way, Radio Almaina is fostering forms of resistance and educationally and ethically liberating learning practices, thus shaping an alternative construction of subjectivity.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-02T10:07:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221089348
       
  • ‘Scatter my ashes at Saks Fifth Avenue’: Boundary work and
           intermediation in the fashion landscape

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      Authors: Jordan Foster
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Past research shows that intermediaries exercise a significant amount of authority and power in cultural fields. In this article, I investigate the case of cultural intermediaries who might appear to have a deficit of power and authority. Stylists and visual merchandisers in luxury fashion cater to elite clients who possess high levels of cultural and economic capital. How do these cultural intermediaries mobilize their cultural capital and expertise to bridge the social boundaries between themselves and their elite clients' Drawing on 17 in-depth interviews and 30 site visits, I find that stylists and visual merchandisers rely on a set of place-based and affective techniques for mobilizing their capital. The case of luxury fashion highlights the role of place in cultural intermediary work and the variation in how intermediaries generate and deploy authority and expertise to bridge social boundaries with consumers of fashion.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-02T10:03:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221099578
       
  • Jo Cox, public feeling and British political culture: #MoreInCommon

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      Authors: Beth Johnson, Katy Parry
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Five years after the murder of British MP, Jo Cox, during the European Union referendum campaign in 2016, this article examines the More In Common initiative through two sites of participatory practice: on Twitter via two related hashtags–#MoreInCommon and #LoveLikeJo–and the ‘More In Common’ exhibition (2021–2022) at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. We consider how both spaces help to organise public feeling and consider the ways in which these sites draw on Cox’s identity politics and values to curate her political legacy. We identify three emergent logics through our thematic analysis of the tweets posted with the hashtags in the month following her death: connected, visual and resistant. Considering the political legacy of ‘more in common’ 5 years later, we then trace the movement of the campaign from the digital to the physical and assess the ways in which Cox’s values are crystalized through co-created participatory artistic projects displayed in public gallery space.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-02T10:00:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221090332
       
  • More than perfect: Cosmetic surgery and ageing single women in
           contemporary China

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      Authors: Yiu Fai Chow
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, I want to connect my inquiry into cosmetic surgery not only to a general category of women, but to its intersections with ageing, singlehood and China. Facilitating dialogues between cultural studies, feminist studies and ageing studies, I argue for the need to be less normative, but more inquisitive, for the need to heed specificities, to hear what the women themselves have to say. Departing from the dominant feminist and neoliberal critique against beautification practices in general and cosmetic surgery in particular, I argue for alternative ways to connect with, and the concomitant refusal to flatten, women’s experience. In other words, I am less interested in how they are used by the beauty industries, but how they use beautification practices – under their specific circumstances. I draw from intersectional perspectives to re-examine the dominant critique against beauty work through this group of single, ageing, Chinese women. What motivates them to agree to acid filling, Botox injection, facial manipulation and other bodily interventions' How do they choose what to do' What factors are involved' How does the surgery impact on their personal and professional life' To answer these questions, I recruited 12 women, born between 1970 and 1989, who have undergone a diversity of interventions. Far from the type or stereotype of women who desire perfection, they articulate their experiences using four repertoires: to demonstrate they are more thoughtful, knowledgeable and mature; to underline their single sisterhood; to distance themselves from the perfectionist longing; and to experience themselves better as single women.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-14T09:28:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221086308
       
  • Who counts, and is counted, in craft'

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      Authors: Susan Luckman
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing upon customised Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, this Cultural Commons article argues cultural studies researchers need to remain attentive to the absences and erasures within craft, and cultural and creative practice more generally. It offers a numbers-driven insight into the exclusions of craft work, critically exploring the limits of the quantitative capturing of craft making practices and of the biases of statistical data. But it further contends that to effect change requires not just that we identify the problem - it is important, too, to be on the look-out for the presence of possibility. It thus demonstrates how statistics also have the potential to make visible activity not immediately evident, especially to researchers working empirically from within their own often mostly white middle-class networks. In the Australian context, what the census data do reveal is the ongoing strength of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander visual arts, but not so much craft practice. With Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians representing 3.3% of the total Australian population, that 9.17% of all Australians employed as Visual Artists identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is indeed significant – and worth looking to as a source of insights into how crafts practice can become more diverse and inclusive. This short article forms part of the special issue ‘Craft Economies and Inequalities’.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-07T11:23:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494211060352
       
  • Book review: Glitch Feminism

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      Authors: Hannah Curran-Troop, Annelot Prins
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-02T11:25:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221078876
       
  • Religion and faith: The missing index of inequality in culture and the
           arts

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      Authors: Saskia Warren
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This short commentary – part of the special issue on ‘Craft Economies and Inequalities’ - calls for moving beyond the preferred indexes of gender and class in research on inequalities in cultural production, and considers what can be gained by including religion and belief in broader understandings of creativity. Drawing upon the co-curated exhibition ‘Beyond Faith: Muslim Women Artists Today’, it argues for centring religion and belief in debates on decolonising the artworld and creative sectors.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-01T12:00:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494211047596
       
  • At home with Gumtree: A cultural analysis of Australia’s popular
           secondhand online marketplace

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      Authors: Aneta Podkalicka
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Shopping has received extensive scholarly attention across humanities and social science disciplines as an important set of activities that shape values, identities and politics in consumer societies. Cultural (or culturally inspired) investigations have offered rich accounts of department stores, shopping centres, street markets and secondhand outlets, theorising complex dynamics that create consumption spaces and shopping experiences in context-specific ways. This literature, and particularly Gregson and Crewe’s influential studies of secondhand retail, serves as the theoretical framework for my cultural analysis of Gumtree, the popular online classified site used for trading secondhand goods, accommodation and services in Australia. Online marketplaces are redefining everyday trade but have not been the subject of much comprehensive discussion within cultural studies. The article examines representational and branding strategies pursued by the platform, which, now owned by the global company Adevinta and previously by eBay, promotes itself as a sustainable, local and social marketplace. The study discusses interrelated and ambiguous areas in Gumtree’s identity-making to explain its distinct place in Australia’s secondhand consumer markets, and more broadly, the role that online marketplaces play in contemporary retail cultural economies.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-28T09:24:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221079856
       
  • Jauría: Documentary fiction and the transformative potential of
           sexual violence testimony

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      Authors: Sonia Núñez Puente, Rocío Gago Gelado
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we examine the various strategies that Jauría employs to bear witness to sexual violence. Jauría’s script is based on the official court transcripts of a trial for the gang rape of a woman at the San Fermín Festival in Pamplona, Spain. Our analysis focuses on how the narration of violence from new representational frameworks questions the hegemonic paradigms in which violence makes itself intelligible. We address how sexual violence testimony, in the form of documentary fiction, has the transformative potential of appealing to a shared responsibility with the audience. To that end, we analyze the mise-en-scène and conduct a long series of interviews with the play’s actors, director and playwright. To carry out this analysis, we use the framework of ethical testimony that we apply as an analytical model both to the mise-en-scène and to the interviews conducted, which have been categorized along four dimensions of analysis. This article contributes to the current studies around the transformative potential of sexual violence testimony and ultimately proves how the testimony’s ethical dimension can transform the discursive conditions in which this type of violence is typically interpreted.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-28T09:22:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221077289
       
  • Tourismification narratives and the ‘Transformative turn’ in tourism.
           An analysis derived from the Spanish press debate on the Barcelona tourism
           model

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      Authors: Francesc González-Reverté, Anna Soliguer-Guix
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article analyses the content of 2742 news items on tourismification and tourism-phobia in Barcelona published in the Spanish press between 2008 and 2020. Based on Foucault’s theoretical approach to the study of discourse and applying a content analysis method, the social construction of a tourism model is critically analysed through the examination of tourismification narratives. The dominant discourse on tourismification expressed by the Spanish press is organised into the following three narrative axes: the use of a local community point of view to highlight mass tourism as a contested social issue, governance as a solution for tourismification within the framework of the debate about the city’s tourist identity and the use of tourism-phobia as a formula for politicisation of the discourse on tourism, to influence public opinion and develop power relations. The press discourse proposes a narrative that incorporates a critical reading of tourism in place of the previous growth-based discourse. However, while this discourse advocates for tourism as an invariable, necessary and strategic element of the city, even during episodes of extreme tourism crisis, it fights shy of alternative approaches that call for a ‘transformative turn’ in tourism.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-19T09:03:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221084119
       
  • Platformed intimacies: Professional belonging on social media

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      Authors: Anne Soronen, Anu Koivunen
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores how social media presence and platform engagements inform and affect creative workers’ sense of professional agency and craft. Focusing on Finnish theatre, film and TV actors’ perceptions of their social media interactions, the article proposes the concept of platformed intimacy to capture the simultaneous importance and ambivalence of mobile attachments that characterise actors’ platformed lives. The research participants consisted of 15 freelancers and theatre employees, aged between 29 and 64 years. The analysis was based on the diary-interview method and close reading. In this article, we suggest that to understand the complexities involved in creative workers’ presence on social media platforms, it is important to broaden the investigation from self-promotion to questions of professional identities and communities. The concept of platformed intimacy captures how actors experience social network sites and apps, such as Instagram and Facebook, as ‘grey areas’ in which they deal with the frequent uncertainty about the meaning of social media visibility for their employability and future collaborations. For actors in our study, social media presence is intimately entangled with their sense of professionalism and desire of to belong to a professional community of peers. As such it articulates senses of proximity and reciprocity as well as feelings of discomfort and anxiety.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-19T08:48:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221079854
       
  • From Cinéfondation’s Résidence to film production: The experience of
           Brazilian filmmakers in an international labour market

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      Authors: Vinícius de Araújo Barreto
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Departing from the theoretical tradition of Marxist critique of Political Economy, the article depicts the objective working conditions of three Brazilian filmmakers in an international environment of film production. Also, by carrying out in-depth interviews with them, we analyse their responses to such conditions. We begin with their experience in Cinéfondation Résidence, a programme attached to the Cannes Film Festival dedicated to the development of a screenplay for a first or second long-feature film. In a second stage, we investigate how these professionals deal, after their stay in Résidence, with the contradictions of a labour market marked by precarity. Our conclusions point out the economic logic of a filmmaker’s residency like Résidence that functions as an intermediary between new talents and the film production market, but an intermediation not devoid of contradictions. Thus, we also expose how filmmakers must reconcile the contingencies of this market with their artistic and personal aims in order to make their films.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-19T08:45:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221078875
       
  • I was never in it for the money: Media narratives of celebrity chefs and
           the gastro-capitalist social entrepreneur

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      Authors: Anders Riel Müller, Bo Ærenlund Sørensen
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article critically interrogates media coverage of Claus Meyer, Danish gastro-entrepreneur, founder of New Nordic Cuisine, and co-founder of the restaurant noma. The article analyzes how the Danish press has constructed Meyer as an exemplary social entrepreneur on a mission to take on established agro-industrial interests and change the ways we produce and consume food. We argue that uncritical media narratives, that positioned Claus Meyer as the little man who successfully took on the establishment, in fact helped to produce brand value for his company in part by glossing over his close ties to state and corporate interests as well as Meyer’s quite conventional business practices. The media’s portrayal of Meyer as an entrepreneur on a social mission constitutes an uncritical celebration of the social entrepreneur and the marketization of society.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-19T05:09:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221081547
       
  • Affective academic time management in the neoliberal university: From
           timeliness to timelessness

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      Authors: Elina Valovirta, Mona Mannevuo
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we discuss affective time management discourses in academia. Drawing on our experiences of time management and brain fitness trainings at a Finnish university, we examine how the use and control of time are increasingly pressing societal and political matters affecting academic work globally. Time management training resources, such as guidebooks, websites and neuroscience-inspired staff training sessions, are seen as potentially fostering harmful productivity imperatives arising from the legacy of scientific work management doctrines. We argue that time-related affects, such as guilt and time poverty, need to be taken seriously to find the sustenance, such as a sense of collectivity, to persist through these counterproductive scenarios created by neoliberalist academic management styles.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-15T11:13:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221078877
       
  • Narrating the pandemic: COVID-19, China and blame allocation strategies in
           Western European popular press

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      Authors: Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Alina Lange, Rebecca Söregi
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Blaming the emergence and spread of COVID-19 on various social groups has been a central theme in narrating the pandemic. In such narratives, China has often emerged as a convenient scapegoat. However, systematic research into transcultural and culture-specific strategies of stigmatisation in the context of the corona pandemic is still scarce. With the help of a cultural studies perspective and multimodal analysis, we contribute to this effort by tracing the blame allocation strategies of the online platforms of three Western European newspapers – Daily Mail (the United Kingdom), Bild (Germany) and Neue Kronen Zeitung (Austria). We argue that, in their early accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic, all three newspapers perpetuated narratives of the pandemic outbreak that were then skilfully choreographed to support narratives of invasion that register anxieties over China’s potential rise to world dominance. While the strategies the venues apply show striking similarities, occasional differences account for the respective countries’ differing relations with and attitudes to China.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-10T12:22:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221077291
       
  • The limits of humanisation: ‘ideal’ figures of the refugee and
           depoliticisation of displacement in virtual reality film Clouds Over Sidra
           

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      Authors: Moe Suzuki
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The enthusiastic embrace of virtual reality films as ‘the ultimate empathy machine’ by humanitarian organisations and technology companies can be positioned as an attempt to change attitudes towards refugees through a strategy of ‘humanisation’. This article offers a critique of humanising approaches to displacement as they manifest in the United Nations’ first-ever virtual reality film Clouds Over Sidra (2015), targeted at policy makers, donors, and the general public in the Global North. Through an experiential and textual analysis of the film, I analyse two strategies of humanisation in Clouds Over Sidra: reproduction of ‘ideal’ figures of the refugee through the depiction of daily life in Za’atari camp and overrepresentation of children, and depoliticisation of displacement via technological disembodiment in the film. The former results in a never-ending search for purity, and the latter depoliticises displacement through an erasure of differential exposure to colonial and racial regimes of im/mobility. I argue that humanising approaches based on a logic of inclusion ultimately affirm the colonial and racial hierarchy of humanity as they leave unquestioned the already colonial and racial nature of ‘the human’. This article provides an original contribution to debates about VR technology, empathy, and displacement by going beyond a generalised critique of VR films to foreground a critique of humanising approaches to displacement. I conclude by asking what it might mean to think about displacement relationally, an approach that is grounded in a politics of location and global relations of power.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-10T12:20:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221076542
       
  • Palpating history: Magical healing and revolutionary care in Rural Serbia
           and Macedonia

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      Authors: Christina Novakov-Ritchey
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Marxist feminist Silvia Federici has identified the figure of the witch as exemplifying a non-capitalist worldview. While Federici’s analysis has significantly nuanced understandings of primitive accumulation, its significance for traditions of magical healing remains to be studied. While Federici focuses on the violent campaign against witchcraft in Western Europe, she does not deal with those people who still practice ways of healing glossed as ‘witchcraft’ or ‘magic’ in the present, which have been largely subsumed by the academic discipline of folklore. As the Ottoman Empire was exempt from the early-modern witch craze, the ongoing practices of magical healing found in Serbia and Macedonia provide a particularly rich site for such an investigation. Grounded in ethnographic research on incantation-based healing practices in the Balkan region, this article reveals the contemporary significance of vernacular healing practices in cultivating a relational view of the body. While folklorists have anticipated the death of these practices since the 19th century, the continuation of these practices in the Balkan region tells us that these premonitions of cultural death did not come to fruition. By revealing the false distinction between the social body, the physical body and the mind, healers recognize the body as not only a sack of organs, but as a historical subject embedded in a specific set of material relations. Health is constituted not only by the absence of disease, but by intersubjective relations with the natural world and an ongoing obligation to act ethically toward the dead, toward one’s neighbors and toward future generations. Refusing to accept a vision of time and history that regards incantations as archaic, the dead as foreign and the village as the site of the past, the healing practices discussed in this article provide a fertile agenda for revolutionary planning.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-10T12:19:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221074715
       
  • The sci-commodity sensibilities of performative Covid-19 face masking

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      Authors: Mehita Iqani
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores how extravagantly visible mask-wearing relates with consumer culture. Methodologically, three purposively chosen case studies of spectacular or performative mask-wearing are used to show what the face mask can teach us about consumer culture in a pandemic. First, a Daily Mail (UK) article in which an ‘elderly shopper’ is shamed for wearing a sanitary towel as a face mask is used to explore the politics of disposable commodities. Second, the multiplying portraits of people wearing masks archived under Instagram’s #MaskSelfie hashtag allows an examination of how consumer-citizenship is performed. Third, the presence of extremely expensive luxury designer masks, as evidenced by Rich Mnisi’s Swarovski-encrusted offering, is a base for considering how virtue signalling has become a platform for luxury branding. Building on these three examples, the argument is made that waste, selfies and luxury are modalities for a pandemic commodity politics that is layered over and into the scientific citizenship signalled by the wearing of face masks. Together these create what I call a ‘sci-commodity’ sensibility, in which the face mask as a technology has become integrated with the modalities of consumption. This has resonance with ongoing debates about the object, subject and brand in consumer culture.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-10T12:18:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221074714
       
  • Downward professional mobility, cultural difference and immigrant niches:
           Dynamics of and changes to migrants’ attitudes towards interpersonal
           communication and work performance

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      Authors: Anna Przybyszewska
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Immigrants’ labour market participation is a crucial indicator of their assimilation within the host societies. The workplace is a key site of intercultural transmission, where migrants receive opportunities to recognise, evaluate and prospectively adapt to the norms, values and standards of the new socio-cultural field. Drawing on 30 in-depth interviews with Poles working below their skill level in Norway, this article analyses two work-related areas where cultural difference is encountered: (1) interpersonal communication and (2) work performance and attitude. Migrants take jobs in niche economies, thereby working below their qualifications. Degradation limits their opportunities to encounter non-migrants and hinders them from recognising the cultural codes typical for the host community. A purely occasional contact with non-migrants leads to numerous cultural misunderstandings and cultural distrust in the long term. Those migrants who work outside of immigrant niches more easily comprehend cultural differences; as a result, they more effectively adapt in Norway. In the Bourdieu-inspired theoretical framework, I propose to recognise ‘moments of consciousness’ of the habitus as key moments in the reflexive adaptation process, offering a new perspective on habitus change as an element of adaptation to a new socio-cultural working environment.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-04T12:57:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221074712
       
  • Queer Performance on the Border: Making Critical Fun of European
           Immigration Regimes

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      Authors: Matthew Abbey
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Queer migrants seeking asylum in Europe face both heteronormative and homonormative assumptions about their subjectivity. Yet these assumptions are not simply adhered to for the sake of intelligibility. This article will explore how cultural production challenges the heteronormativity and homonormativity of European immigration regimes in both On the Bride’s Side (a 2014 documentary directed by Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry, Antonio Augugliaro, and Gabriele del Grande) and Moebius Stripping (a 2019 filmed performance by the Istanbul Queer Art Collective). Drawing upon the Bakhtinian notion of the carnivalesque, I suggest these performances are making critical fun of European borders. Instead of only exposing the violence of hetero/homonormativity, making critical fun allows one to grapple with how such violence is being creatively manoeuvred. By displaying the border as porous and incapable of understanding migrant subjectivity, there is an imaginative reconfiguration of the border itself. Without denying the potential for European borders to force queer migrants into situations of vulnerability, the act of crossing the border, and performing the act too, can sometimes become an agentic sign of making critical fun that disrupts the sexual and gendered norms being expected by immigration regimes.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-01T12:13:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494211073343
       
  • Glitch, the post-digital aesthetic of failure and 21st-century media

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      Authors: Jakko Kemper
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This paper aims to understand how everyday life is affected by new technological conditions through an inquiry into glitch, a concept that signifies moments of faulty interference in the regular operation of a technology and that is often labeled a ghost in the machine. By drawing on two concepts from cultural studies – spectrality and post-digital culture – it demonstrates how the imperfection-oriented aesthetic of glitch is today complicated by the technological tendency to bypass human awareness. By developing this argument through a reading of German electronic music group Oval’s influential glitch-based record 94diskont (1995), the paper shows how glitch’s signification of mediation, fragility and technological complexity has been modulated in recent years. This analysis is augmented through a consideration of Mark B.N. Hansen’s concept of ‘twenty-first-century media’, which takes as highly significant the tendency of contemporary media to operate beyond the thresholds of human cognition and perception. The paper suggests that, as a result of these new medial forms, the subversive potential of glitch-based artworks is impacted severely, but also that glitch’s status of ghost in the machine offers valuable resources for thinking through the media experiences afforded by 21st-century media. This paper thereby points to new potential modes of critique, and expands existing cultural debates about aesthetics, technology, and the constitution of everyday life.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-28T08:30:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494211060537
       
  • ‘We are merely furniture’: Palestinian actors and actresses react to
           rationalization and racialization processes in the Israeli TV market

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      Authors: Noa Lavie, Amal Jamal
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to explore Palestinian-Israeli actors’ and actresses’ experiences in the Israeli TV market and their understanding of the rationalization/racialization processes taking place in the global television industry, which is dominated by Streaming Video On Demand platforms. The study is based on observations and interviews. The observations were conducted on the set of the internationally successful action drama Fauda during its second season. Fauda is a co-production of Netflix and the Israeli satellite conglomerate YES. It portrays the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in a way that some see as Zionist and hegemonic. The interviews were conducted with the Palestinian-Israeli actors and actresses. Our analysis of their experiences on the set of Fauda shows a dialectical and complex reality in which self-exploitation, which results in justifying playing terrorists and villains for the sake of money or art, resolves itself into an antithesis of subversion.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-22T12:10:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494211062621
       
  • The morbid romance of the good job: News and the emotional social
           imaginary in late capitalism

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      Authors: Alida Payson, Kerry Moore
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The question of how to identify and secure ‘good’ jobs has long confounded researchers, politicians and workers alike, and seems only to have intensified post-2008 recession and with the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, late capitalism seems to be defined by a widening disconnect between the optimism of economic indicators and the grim reality of many people’s everyday working lives and livelihoods. Yet, hope that good jobs will guarantee a good future stubbornly persists, with profound consequences for public investments of all kinds. Research on the social imaginary has explored how common-sense ideas come to grip us through discourse. At the same time, research into the politics of emotion and affect has demonstrated how public feelings like hope might attach us to (and entrap us in) particular economic circuits and futures. However, scholars in these fields have not adequately addressed how emotion shapes the social imaginary in everyday discourse. Yet, understanding how emotion might form specific social imaginaries of ‘good jobs’, and attach publics to them, is vital to understanding how and why we keep deeply investing in economic systems that injure our wellbeing, equity and environment. Here, we address this gap by tracking feelings, figures and metaphors in a case study of news about jobs in a moment of crisis. We theorise what emerges as a ‘morbid romance’, a romantic, gendered, mythical ideal of good industrial jobs and good entrepreneurship that is always haunted by a morbid awareness of the threat of job loss, bad jobs and post-industrial death. Beyond our case study, as the pandemic produces profound shifts in working lives, we argue that the morbid romance of the good job can help us to understand the structure of feeling and social horizon of late capitalism.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-22T12:07:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494211057133
       
  • The politics and aesthetics of humour in an age of comic controversy

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      Authors: Ivo Nieuwenhuis, Dick Zijp
      First page: 341
      Abstract: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this introductory article to a special issue on ‘the politics and aesthetics of humour’, we argue that today in the Global North, humour forms a heavily debated topic, which is deeply embedded in political struggles over who are included and excluded in post-9/11 nation states. Under influence of the recent shift from post-politics to hyper-politics in the European and Anglo-American public sphere, we observe a repoliticisation of humour. To understand how humour in this cultural conjuncture is related to processes of power distribution and contestation, a cultural studies approach is needed. We outline the following four main characteristics of such an approach: (1) it studies humour in the plural, as a set of cultural and aesthetic conventions embodied in practices that are not guided by one grand social or political function, (2) it seeks to understand how humour is embedded in relationships of power, and contributes to the negotiation, contestation and maintaining of social hierarchies, (3) it looks specifically at the form and style of humour, its aesthetics and how on this formal level, political meaning is created and (4) it contends that, while humour often purposefully creates confusion and ambiguity, through its rhetorical and aesthetic operations it also has the ability to foreground particular interpretations, thus making the meaning of comic utterances less undecided than is often claimed.
      Citation: European Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-19T08:55:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13675494221084118
       
 
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