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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: 30)
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: 6)
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: 5)
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: 9)
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: 4)
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  
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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International Journal of Cultural Studies
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Number of Followers: 29  
 
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  • Brothers from another mother: Seeing the uncanny in US popular media
           depictions of South Africa

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      Authors: Rachel Lara van der Merwe
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines a pattern of popular US audiovisual media depictions of post-apartheid South Africa, which portray SA as harbouring latent danger. I use these depictions as an entry point into a broader web of articulation that connects various theoretical lenses (including Othering and theories of fear), empirical data, and historical context in order to tell a conjunctural story about the precarity of US exceptionalism and Whiteness. Rather than reading these depictions as a suggestion that SA is a tangible threat of danger to the world, I argue that the strategic formation of these depictions reveals how the US experiences the uncanny (familiar unfamiliar) in SA, another significantly White settler-colonial state, and thus perceives a discursive threat of SA democracy to US exceptionalism on the global stage. This conjuncture, I suggest, reveals a discursive struggle over multicultural global futures and who gets to define democracy in the popular imagination.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-30T06:58:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221090986
       
  • The digital Creole

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      Authors: Douglas-Wade Brunton
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article argues that the Creole is, at once, both a technological construct of the plantation economies of the colonized Atlantic world and a moment of interpretation, constantly negotiating time, place, and interpellations. By placing the Creole identity firmly without the borders of either racial or biological classification, this position works toward an understanding of the new social constructions afforded by the new world of online spaces. Centring the Caribbean as the engine of modernity – the New World – and referencing the role it has played in what we have come to know as cultural studies through the work of Stuart Hall, I argue that the new world of online spaces is analogous to the region in this moment – a thirdspace of limitless possibilities – and offer the logic of the digital Creole as a means of unravelling what it means to exist in a digital world.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-27T05:36:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221102516
       
  • Chinese translational fandoms: Transgressing the distributive agency of
           assemblages in audiovisual media

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      Authors: Dingkun Wang
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article seeks to critically reassess common interpretations of translational fandoms light of recent developments in the Chinese context. It further negotiates the rationale and theoretical implications of fan-based engagement for altering media globalisation and fandom studies, with reference to the transgressive engagement of fan translators with the transnational distribution of audiovisual media. Building on this, the ensuing exploration situates the non-representational work of fansubbing in a distributive agency of media assemblages and aligns it with the theory of digital intermediation. This article further argues that fansubbing is no longer the sole mechanism for translating global entertainment media on the Chinese internet, as shown by the fan work of translational remix. In this emerging translatorial engagement, media fans transgress linguacultural boundaries to recalibrate the distributed media into local contexts of prosumption. The findings may yield significant revaluation of preconceived ideas and, accordingly, more comprehensive understanding of translational fandoms.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-24T05:26:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221102974
       
  • Vicarious expertise: Locating skilled knowing in craft reality competition
           television

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      Authors: Susan Luckman, Ash Tower
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines how qualities of expertise are constructed and sustained within the televisual world of craft reality competition television. We suggest that part of the appeal of this relatively recent media typology beyond any didactic or instructional interest, is a desire to observe expertise and thus gain perceived but highly circumscribed access to the community of practice that is presented by these television shows. We identify three principal expertise positions as common to the contemporary mediation of expertise presented by craft reality competition television: ‘keystone’, ‘relative’ and ‘vicarious’ expertise. It is argued that these different forms of expertise are mobilized as roles across a variety of craft reality competition television programs to enable entertaining access to craft practice-specific expertise which enables the audience to become experts of spectating expertise, masking the real time, effort, and access to hands-on training involved in becoming proficient in crafts practice.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-23T05:35:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221102505
       
  • Progressive in the West, backward in the East: Shalwar’s trials with
           modernity

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      Authors: Yasemin Y Celikkol
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      About a century ago, women in the US and western Europe looked to ‘Turkish pantaloons’ (shalwar) for freedom and were shamed, harassed, and even arrested for wearing them. Meanwhile, people of all genders in Turkey and Bulgaria moved freely in shalwar until modern nation-building projects imposed Western restrictive dress that rigidly delineated the boundaries of masculinity and femininity. Considering shalwar's recent elevated status as trendy global fashion attire, what is the public discourse of shalwar in Bulgaria and Turkey' Can clothing shunned as backward be recontextualized as modern' What can clothing illuminate about gender, modernity, and geopolitics' To answer these questions, I analyse over two hundred Turkish and Bulgarian primary sources through critical transculturalism and critical race theory.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-16T07:04:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221094058
       
  • Locating cultural studies: The limits of translation in knowledge
           production

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      Authors: Sriram Mohan, Radhika Parameswaran, Pallavi Rao
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article reflects on translation practices engendered by location, disciplinary constraints, and Western hegemonies in the work of cultural studies scholars from the Global South. Focusing on issues of translation beyond language and text, the article tackles cultural translation practices at the levels of theory and analysis, which scholars engage in to render their research legible within academic contexts that continue to pay lip service to stretching the canons of cultural studies curricula and intellectual agendas. How does the labor of cultural translation – often unremarked and invisible – shape the scope and possibilities of cultural studies research that addresses media and technology in the Global South' The article goes behind the frontstage of visible knowledge production to critically examine the directionality and discursive power of specific mechanisms of cultural translation – bridge concept, analogy, and metaphor – which are grounded in historical and geopolitical conditions that constrain the transformational goals of de-Westernizing cultural studies.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-29T05:07:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221095585
       
  • Producing Nollywood portal films: Navigating precarity through informal
           social relations and hope

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      Authors: Godwin Iretomiwa Simon
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the production practices that underpin the production of portal films in the Nigerian video film industry (Nollywood). Following the recent surge in the number of streaming portals focusing on the distribution of Nollywood films, a nascent video on demand (VOD) market has been created. This new market has given rise to a crop of filmmakers who now produce straight-to-portal films. This article draws on semi-structured interviews with 30 industry stakeholders comprising producers, directors, writers, and streaming executives. Adopting a critical media industry studies approach, I argue that, in the face of pervasive precarity in the Nollywood VOD market, portal filmmakers adopt informal social relations and ‘hope labour’ in navigating productions and ensuring the market is sustained. The article contributes to extant research on Nollywood's production dynamics and extends existing debates about precarity in cultural industries through a less-studied context like Nollywood.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-22T06:22:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221094859
       
  • Craft fields and the temporal structures of quilting

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      Authors: Sara Hosking, Michael Scott
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article develops a Bourdieusian-inspired structuralist model of how craft and commerce intersect. Through interpretative engagement with targeted interviews (n = 17) of ‘serious leisure’ quilters drawn from a larger quantitative survey (n = 440), we find that attitudes to pattern sharing suspends the field between commercial and communitarian poles. Unlike fine art and popular culture fields, where the usurpation of dominant styles leads to a succession temporality, quilting evinces a stasis: communitarian and circular temporalities of reciprocity and inclusion counterpose commoditization, notions of just (market) rewards, and their linear temporality. Developing from this chiastic – crosswise – structure, we argue craft's temporal organization of materials and actors differentiates quilting from art and other cultural forms; what is new is old; what is old is new. Generalizing this analysis, we suggest craft fields can appear unchanging due to the co-constituting, yet unresolvable, symbolic oppositions between commercial and communitarian temporalities.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-22T06:22:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221094849
       
  • Reorientation of foreign memories in domestic political speech:
           Considerations and effects

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      Authors: Tracy Adams
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Within the “politics of memory,” this study conceptually expands understanding of the role of political leaders as active producers of memory. By considering the growing exchangeability of ideas and meanings across cultural and national borders, analysis demonstrates how political leaders adapt and reorient transnational memory narratives’ most iconic events. However, deliberately relying on memories from across the border also embody additional functions that are not entirely focused on the domestic. Identifying three considerations that affect how memories are used in political speech: audience, context, and memory, this study shows that political leaders re-narrate, change, and revise foreign memories so that new meanings and utilizations are devised. These intertwining memories contribute to the blurring of frontiers, bringing to the fore the everlasting debate between history and memory, truth and post-truth, and the exalted role of politicians in the construction of past events.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-18T09:26:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221094061
       
  • Museums in the age of platform giants: Disconnected policies and practices

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      Authors: Bjarki Valtysson
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores how the British Museum and the National Museum of Australia tailor their digital cultural politics, and how this corresponds to their management of online collections and presence on social media. The article applies textual analysis to examine how the two museums discursively frame their policies; interface analysis to demonstrate how they organise their online collections; and platform analysis to scrutinise their communication on Instagram. Findings indicate that the museums’ policies align with writings on democratic, participative, and user-generated digital museum communication. In practice, however, their design of digital collections and use of Instagram does not reflect their digital cultural politics as policy. There is therefore a disconnect between their policies and practices. This disconnect does not indicate that their digital collections and presence on social media are poorly designed and executed, but rather that the democratic, engaging, user-driven and participatory discourses of new museology are overstated.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-03T10:30:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221079649
       
  • Game of Thrones tourism and the (re)imagination of the new Northern
           Ireland

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      Authors: Emily Mannheimer, Stijn Reijnders, Amanda Brandellero
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      For decades, Northern Ireland was best known for the violent conflict referred to as the Troubles. However, the filming of HBO's Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland has had a profound effect on boosting tourism numbers as well as the country's image in the global awareness. This article examines the role of Game of Thrones tour guides as cultural mediators who are uniquely positioned to redefine the image of Northern Ireland. Through an analysis of the guides’ tour narratives, this article demonstrates how tour guides redefine the past and construct an image for the future of Northern Ireland via the fantasy world of Game of Thrones. It concludes that tourism provides a platform for communicating new social imaginaries.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-22T11:34:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221081148
       
  • Covid-19: The cultural constructions of a global crisis

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      Authors: Paul Frosh, Myria Georgiou
      First page: 233
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This is the Introduction to the special issue on Covid-19 and the cultural constructions of a global crisis. Contextualizing understandings of the pandemic in relation to the concepts of ‘event’ and ‘crisis’, especially to the idea that modernity is itself a condition of perpetual crisis, it proposes that the pandemic is a crisis-event that catalyses new possibilities for making visible endemic inequalities and injustices across highly variable cultural and social domains, from the personal to the global. Always open to containment and appropriation, this crisis of visibility and invisibility is discussed as it pertains to the body, to space and social proximity, and to media and mediation. The individual contributions to the special issue are introduced in relation to these topics.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-26T06:58:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221095106
       
  • Post-Covid: What is cultural theory useful for'

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      Authors: Nick Couldry
      First page: 253
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This short piece explores what cultural theory should learn from the experience of the global pandemic. It argues that the main lesson should not be about how the crisis of the pandemic has been interpreted culturally, but about the deep social and economic inequalities which were foregrounded through the experience of ‘getting by’ in the pandemic, which positioned people in very different ways. So dramatic have been those inequalities, that any inherited notion of culture as something shared need to be definitively abandoned. This had already been anticipated in Ulf Hannerz’s deconstruction of holistic notions of culture three decades ago, but it needs now to be acted on, as we seek to confront honestly the growing inequalities which make the normal order of everyday life possible.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:13:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211055846
       
  • Turning disaster into crisis

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      Authors: Sean Cubitt
      First page: 260
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article suggests that the conditions driving the still-unresolved global financial crisis that began in 2007 depend on a generalised condition of capitalist coloniality that profits from disasters. It proposes that the task of cultural studies is to convert these disasters into crises: critical and therefore history-making opportunities.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-07T11:14:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221084720
       
  • An anatomy of carewashing: Corporate branding and the commodification of
           care during Covid-19

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      Authors: Andreas Chatzidakis, Jo Littler
      First page: 268
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article defines ‘carewashing’ as commercial branding strategies which commodify care and attempt to increase corporate profit, and provides the first theorisation and historicisation of the term. The first section of the article situates ‘carewashing’ in relation to longer-term strategies of corporate ‘social responsibility’ and cause-related marketing. The second shows how established corporate practices are being reinvented in an era of Covid-19 and amidst profound neoliberal instability. The third section focuses on specific examples of contemporary carewashing, showing their variation and pinpointing three tendencies: ‘opportunistic branding’; ‘community resourcing’; and ‘reputational steamrolling’. The concluding section argues that carewashing also needs to be understood as a political act which is involved in wider social struggles. It argues that, in the Gramscian sense, carewashing is part of a ‘passive revolution’ in that it is attempting to claim and demarcate the realm of care for corporate capitalism and against social democracy.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:15:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211065474
       
  • Crisis-ready responsible selves: National productions of the pandemic

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      Authors: Shani Orgad, Radha Sarma Hegde
      First page: 287
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      National governments have played a key role in constructing the Covid-19 pandemic through their communications. Drawing on thematic, discursive and visual analyses of Covid-19 campaigns from 12 national contexts, we show how the pandemic has presented governments with unique conditions for articulating and reinforcing nationalism and neoliberalism. The campaigns frame the pandemic as a force that brings the nation together and conjure up notions of national ‘solidarity lite’ while relentlessly authorizing the crisis-ready responsible citizen. In so doing, they reproduce neoliberal rationality by shifting the locus of responsibility from the state and social structures to the individual and re-inscribing gendered and classed notions of responsibility, care and citizenship. Mobilizing national neoliberal narratives enables governments to render the pandemic legible as a crisis while obscuring both the structural injustices that exacerbate the crisis and the structural changes required to address it.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:16:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211066328
       
  • ‘Generic visuals’ of Covid-19 in the news: Invoking banal belonging
           through symbolic reiteration

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      Authors: Giorgia Aiello, Helen Kennedy, C.W. Anderson, Camilla Mørk Røstvik
      First page: 309
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, images of the virus molecule and ‘flatten-the-curve’ line charts were inescapable. There is now a vast visual repertoire of vaccines, people wearing face masks in everyday settings, choropleth maps and both bar and line charts. These ‘generic visuals’ circulate widely in the news media and, however unremarkable, play an important role in representing the crisis in particular ways. We argue that these generic visuals promote banal nationalism, localism and cosmopolitanism in the face of the crisis, and that they do so through the symbolic reiteration of a range of visual resources across news stories. Through an analysis of three major news outlets in the UK, we examine how generic visuals of Covid-19 contribute to these banal visions and versions of belonging and, in doing so, also to foregrounding the role of the state in responding to the crisis.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:14:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211061415
       
  • Publicness and commoning: Pandemic intersections and collective visions at
           times of crisis

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      Authors: Myria Georgiou, Gavan Titley
      First page: 331
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we examine publicness during the pandemic, with a particular focus on the conditions it creates or constricts for engagement, solidarity and collective action. We interrogate the intensive publicness of the crisis to reflect on its assumed and established equation with progressive political possibility – transparency, accountability and democratic procedure. Theoretically, we cut into the contemporary ambiguity of publicness by putting it into conceptual dialogue with the idea of commoning, a notion that speaks to the resources and political consequences of coming together, and publicness not as coexistence and speech acts but as a domain of struggle. By considering the intersection of publicness and commoning, we aim to provide one way of thinking about how and when public revelation can be oriented towards material and political change. We propose three lines of examination: publicness without commoning; publicness with contingent commoning; and commoning without publicness.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:14:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211060363
       
  • Conjunctions of resilience and the Covid-19 crisis of the creative
           cultural industries

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      Authors: Audrey Yue
      First page: 349
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article compares the conjunctions of emergency resilience and ecological resilience that underpin the creative cultural industry (CCI) crisis. It first introduces three characteristics that socially construct the CCI crisis and its hegemonic practice of emergency resilience (time, disaster discourse, and the adaptation of aesthetic digitalization) and exposes multiple discourses – from the technologies of cultural statistics to corporate financial modelling – that construct an ideology of ‘resilience-as-deficit’. In contrast to this approach, the article develops three characteristics of ecological resilience: a focus on transition and the long term; resilience as a decentred strategy and networked resource; and aesthetic digitization as a radical praxis of adaptability. Examining arts impact and cultural policy reports, drawing on ecological, feminist and cultural resilience studies, and analysing a digital cultural event in Asia (the Singapore LGBT cultural festival, Pink Dot), the article argues that ecological resilience offers new capacities towards a cultural ecology that can nurture fair work, artistic innovation, economic growth and cultural vitality.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-07T11:43:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221091293
       
  • We got you covered Contextualizing industry insurance practices and the
           response to Covid-19

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      Authors: Derek Johnson
      First page: 369
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In response to Covid-19, media industries have increasingly relied upon insurance to manage risks to health and productivity loss surrounding creative labor. Analysis of contemporary trade journals reveals how the pandemic prompted new urgency around the question of who could get coverage, both by health plans protecting individual workers and cast insurance policies protecting employers. While Covid-19 risks are global in nature, the lack of universal health care exacerbated precarity in US media industries especially, where these two insurance practices overlap: medical coverage depends on the ability to work, which can depend on whether employers can insure their investment in that creative labor. Thus, struggles over insurance must be contextualized within historical discourses that made insurability legible within professional media work cultures. Ultimately, this analysis reveals how corporate media cultures calculate loss and mortality, marking some, but not all, as worthy of status, investment, or protection.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:17:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211067262
       
  • The house cannot be full: Risk, anxiety, and the politics of collective
           spectatorship in a pandemic

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      Authors: Tupur Chatterjee
      First page: 384
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article charts the pandemic-engendered configurations of moviegoing cultures, leisure, and collective spectatorship in the Indian subcontinent and locates it within the discourses of personal risk, public anxiety, and industrial exclusion that have historically permeated the cinema hall. The pandemic marks a significant moment in the remaking of collective spectatorship and must be contextualized within the two-decades-long transition from single screens to multiplexes already under way in the Indian exhibition landscape. Through an account of the industrial developments in film exhibition in the last year and a half of pandemic time across two catastrophic waves of Covid-19, I offer some preliminary insights into the ways in which these shifts signal towards the cultural production of a new spectatorial body amenable to novel forms of bio-surveillance and datafication of self.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:16:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211066330
       
  • ‘The filthy people’: Racism in digital spaces during Covid-19 in the
           context of South–South migration

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      Authors: Macarena Bonhomme, Amaranta Alfaro
      First page: 404
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Notions of ‘race’ and disease are deeply imbricated across the globe. This article explores the historical, complex entanglements between ‘race’, disease, and dirtiness in the multicultural Chilean context of Covid-19. We conducted a quantitative content analysis and a discourse analysis of online readers’ comments (n = 1233) in a digital news platform surrounding a controversial news event to examine Chileans’ cultural representations of Haitian migrants and explore online racism and anti-immigrant discourse. Drawing on a decolonial approach, we argue that Covid-19 as a crisis has been fabricated at the expense of a constructed ‘other’. We show how colonial racist logics not only endure in digital spaces, but are made viral in new ways by representing Haitian migrants as ‘filthy’ and ‘disease carriers’. We identified two contemporary forms of racism – online cultural racism and online aggressive racism – through which people construct imaginaries of racial superiority in digital spaces.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-09T11:18:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779221092462
       
  • The imaginative dimension of digital disinformation: Fake news, political
           trolling, and the entwined crises of Covid-19 and inter-Asian racism in a
           postcolonial city

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      Authors: Jason Vincent A Cabañes
      First page: 428
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article uses the concept of the ‘imaginative dimension of digital disinformation’ to explore how inter-Asian racism in a postcolonial city matters to the way people engage with racially tinged Covid-19 digital disinformation. It pays attention to two key socialities that fake news and political trolling online seek to weaponise people's existing social narratives as well as their relationally embedded practices of media consumption. Drawing on 15 life story interviews with locals from the Philippines capital of Manila, this article characterises their interpretations of online disinformation campaigns that aim to amplify their shared social narrative of resentment towards China and bank on their communicative practices surrounding this. It also aims to show the value of empirical research that possesses a transnational sensibility in assessing the interpretive and social dynamics surrounding such racist Covid-19 digital disinformation.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:19:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211068533
       
  • Humanizing the posthuman: Digital labour, food delivery, and openings for
           the new human during the pandemic

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      Authors: Jack Linchuan Qiu
      First page: 445
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Posthuman is a social condition of humans losing control, especially to technological forces, and a cultural framing beyond Enlightenment modernity. Building on the posthuman critique, this article examines digital labour and food delivery platforms during Covid-19 in Asian contexts. The main argument is that, while reinforcing inequalities through algorithm-based discrimination and control, the pandemic also creates openings for progressive change towards the humanizing of the posthuman, through human–non-human assemblage as well as ‘sticky labour’. As such, Covid-19 is more than a crisis that signifies the end of the ‘old normal’. It is, more importantly, another moment when existential crisis triggers innovation in working-class network society, leading to novel discourses, practices, and networks. How and why did this happen' What are the implications for pandemic-era cultural shaping of the digital' These questions will be discussed.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:17:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211066608
       
  • Institutional trauma across the Americas: Covid-19 as slow crisis

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      Authors: Laura Robinson
      First page: 462
      Abstract: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Building on theories of cultural trauma, this research examines institutional trauma engendered by the pandemic in relation to journalism and public health in the US and Brazil. The trauma stemming from Covid-19 marks a transformational crisis not only in terms of global public health but also collective confidence in institutions writ large. To probe these issues, this article takes advantage of a vibrant digital discussion among Americans and Brazilians hosted by three flagship newspapers in the two countries: The New York Times, Folha de S. Paulo, and O Estado de S. Paulo. The analysis reveals that both groups experience Covid-accelerated trauma that undermines Brazilians’ and Americans’ faith in foundational institutions’ ability to adequately respond to the pandemic. Comparing these interpretations of the Covid-19 crisis in the US and Brazil allows us to see how the acute health crisis triggered by the virus morphs into a form of institutional trauma, with deep implications for collective confidence in public health, journalism, and democracy.
      Citation: International Journal of Cultural Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-17T05:19:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13678779211070019
       
 
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