Archivi categoria: Media, Cultural Industry & the Crisis

Subjectivity Crisis: From the Encampments to a Pox Populi

Meeting the crisis engenders the question, “who is the subject capable of attending the meeting?” As writers like Franco Bifo Berardi note, contemporary capitalism induces a series of pathologies in the individual and social body. At the same time, the … Continua a leggere

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Tricksters, Gangsters, Brokers. The Crisis in the Imaginary of American Cultural Industry

In our presentation we will analyze an “archetype” of the American Cultural Industry. As a social myth and psychological character, the Trickster/Gangster/Broker embodies traits that the dominant culture represses. As a mode of being a man, he offers a road … Continua a leggere

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“Miracle of the Markets”: How Mainstream and Elite U.S. Media Business Journalists Covered Economic Crisis in Europe

In the past twenty some years we’ve witnessed incredible shrinking of the media diversity in both ownership and content. As few as ten transnational media conglomerates own nearly all media in the United States and this is important because media … Continua a leggere

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Too Good to Fail: Managing Financial Crisis through the Moral Economy of Realty TV

This paper thinks about citizenship and media in the context of the recent “financial crisis,” and the role of a collapsed real estate market in the crisis. Specifically the paper examines the transformations and recent legacy of what the author … Continua a leggere

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