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Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti

’, in Hamilton , C. and Shepherd , L. J. (eds), Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age ( Abingdon : Routledge ), pp. 101 – 18 . Bergman Rosamond , A. ( 2020a ), ‘ Celebrity Global Motherhood: Maternal Care and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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How anarchism still matters
Jonathan Purkis and James Bowen

intervention that unaccountable corporate bodies such as the World Trade Organisation are having on everyday life. The spaces that open up as a result of the contradictions and complexities of social life are also important in realising the potential that can be actualised through considering popular culture as an area where anarchism matters. To fully appreciate these possibilities, along with many other areas of likely intervention and influence, we suggest that the kind of anarchism (or even anarchisms) that is required for the future should be a non-dogmatic, flexible

in Changing anarchism
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Thomas Dumm

and the informal, not simply as represented on the screen but as people experience it in the constant movement between mini-publics and mini-privates, so to speak, that constitutes so much of the experience of popular culture. The sharp separation of public and private and the accompanying denigration of social life is one of the reasons I have never accepted, in the end, the

in Cinema, democracy and perfectionism
Debates about potential and ambition in British socialist thought
Jeremy Nuttall

theme of this chapter. Rodney Barker has analysed the Labour Party’s approach to educational issues in the first half of the twentieth century (Barker 1972). Steven Fielding, Peter Thompson and Nick Tiratsoo have explored Labour’s perceptions in the 1940s of the limits to both people’s political idealism and their enthusiasm for cultural ‘enlightenment’ (Fielding et al. 1995). Lawrence Black examined the impact of cultural and social changes during the ‘age of affluence’ in the 1950s and 1960s on socialist attitudes towards popular culture (Black 2003). David Marquand

in In search of social democracy
Competing imaginaries of science and social order in responsible (research and) innovation
Stevienna de Saille and Paul Martin

thought of as signifiers of disorientation in imaginaries of progress, markers for that which cannot easily be assigned to one side of the binary or the other, perhaps cannot even be properly categorised at all because they too are unknown, like the warnings placed over the uncharted portion of an incomplete map. To illustrate these points more clearly in the discussion that follows, we will draw upon both the Frankenstein story, as one of the original monsters in the socio-technical imaginary of progress through science, and more recent metaphors from popular culture

in Science and the politics of openness
Labour, the people and the ‘new political history’
Lawrence Black

-established parts of Labour’s cultural make-up. Collini (1991: 83) has traced ‘the slightly patronizing tone and somewhat aggressive personal austerity’ that were ‘distinctive features of many of the Labour Party’s intellectuals . . . until at least the 1950s’ to ideas of altruism and service that from the late Victorian period ‘enjoyed a long life among “progressive” members of the educated class’. Another Victorian liberal inheritance was a belief in elite, ‘high’ culture above commercial, mass, popular culture (Waters 1990: 191–5). Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier (1937

in Interpreting the Labour Party
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Graeme Kirkpatrick

which objects are remediated by their users and may become resistant to the identities imposed on them by manufacturers, corporations and governments. Reconfiguration of their sensuous relationship with devices and machines dissolves the illusion of objective necessity and points technology users towards further experimentation and alternative possible uses. This dissolution of technology’s authority in a popular culture of hacking and dabbling is, in Feenberg’s theorisation, a political process. People breaking the rules of technology use has consequences which

in Technical politics
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Competing claims to national identity
Alex J. Bellamy

) gain their resonance through processes of internalisation in social practice. Thus ‘official nationalisms’ cohabit ‘with alternative senses of community and structures of feeling’.9 In many instances in the 1990s, the national culture articulated by the HDZ and the popular culture experienced in the urban centres of Croatia were greatly at odds. In its response to these challenges, Franjoism became disparate and confused. Despite all the evidence of their patriotism and their sacrifices during the ‘Homeland War’ (the Croatian name for the Yugoslav wars of succession

in The formation of Croatian national identity
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Terrell Carver

defined in relation to, or as the ‘other’ of, male-and masculine-identified ones. Feminists had charted the way that these categories are represented visually and in other non-textual ways, particularly in popular culture. It was a small but revolutionary step from these studies to a dramatic reversal of the sex-gender story. Rather than presuming, however variably and malleably, the supposed biological

in Political concepts
Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

Gramsci, in Selections from the Prison Notebooks (1921–35), stressed the important role of dominant, or ‘hegemonic’, ideologies in capitalist societies as the means by which the dominant capitalist classes maintain their rule. Dominant ideologies permeate all aspects of society, from popular culture to the education system, from religious institutions to sports. Such ideologies legitimise the political system and the

in Understanding political ideas and movements