to the alleged due process, as described above. Second, the
punishments dealt out to black people for articulating protest also took on
similar forms: de-legitimisation, silencing, bereavement, and expulsion.
Having had my share of both being subjected and bearing witness to
the accelerating normalisation of anti-black racism, I no longer see a valid
reason to presume that there is a clear distinction between battles over cultural images or battles for black survival –they are inextricably intertwined.
From a strict film and mediastudies position, I would not
-gamblers fixed. The following
chapter explores their beliefs, work and anti-gambling activities.
1 For an analysis of the importance of the notion of ‘cultural citizenship’ in linking
the public and the private, consumers and producers, subjectivity and objectivity,
pleasure and politics, see J. Hermes, ‘Gender and mediastudies: no woman, no
cry’, in John Corner, Philip Schlesinger and Roger Silverstone (eds), International
handbook of media research (London: Routledge, 1997), p. 88.
2 See David Morley, Television, audiences and cultural studies (London: Routledge,
in living with Janny and
Frank for the longest amount of time were two young women who
effectively negotiated these unstated expectations. Amalia and Janneke
were both integrated into the Mainstream. Amalia, from Finland, studied
in a Master’s program in mediastudies and Janneke, from the
south of the Netherlands, worked full time as an intern for a graphic
design firm. Living in Janny and Frank’s house was the first time
either had experienced squatter living and neither possessed squatter
capital. For them
mixture of currencies. There are indeed
new contributions from key players in the recent philistine controversy including
Bernstein and Bowie, and while it remains the case that the majority of contributors
happen to work in departments of literature or departments of philosophy rather than
the history of art, film or mediastudies, we hope that further contributions from practitioners and theorists in other disciplines will follow. In an attempt to reassert the
importance of aesthetics to contemporary theory and criticism, our aim throughout
has been to oﬀer a mix of