Feminist Media Studies

By Alison Harvey

Writing a text accounting for the changes in the media landscape since Liesbet van Zoonen set out her compelling and detailed overview of feminist media studies in 1994 was an inspiring and challenging task. New media forms, technologies, and culture are just the tip of the iceberg; … Read More

By Alison Harvey

Writing a text accounting for the changes in the media landscape since Liesbet van Zoonen set out her compelling and detailed overview of feminist media studies in 1994 was an inspiring and challenging task. New media forms, technologies, and culture are just the tip of the iceberg; … Read More

Social Media and Everyday Politics

In my book Social Media and Everyday Politics, I examine how social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr are used for both playing with and participating in political activity,for engaging with politics. Drawing upon research that I conducted over the last few years, this work extends beyond … Read More

Friedrich Kittler – Provocative and Influential

Friedrich Kittler was one of the most provocative and influential theorists of recent times. His arguments that technical media determine cultural production took aim at the unthought assumptions underpinning much of the humanities and social sciences.

His prolific output includes the stunning Discourse Networks 1800/1900, one of the most

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Copyright Laws and Developing Countries

 

There has been a major international debate in recent years about whether creative industries provide new opportunities for developing countries to benefit economically from their abundant cultural resources. Studies such as UNCTAD’s Creative Economy reports, as well as UNESCO reports, have identified ways in which the creative industries offer … Read More

After Bin Laden: A New Urban Terrorism?

Osama bin Laden, leader and figurehead of al-Qaeda, the global terrorist network which shook the world with its dramatic and violent actions against the USA,Europe and beyond, was killed in May 2011 and many other leading figures in the network have suffered the same fate. The Taliban regime in … Read More

Can feel-good activism save the world?

This article was originally published on Think Africa Press, authored by James Wan.

Think Africa Press spoke to theorist Lilie Chouliaraki about how solidarity has become a consumerist choice rather than a conviction, and more about ourselves than others.

‘Doing good’ has never been easier. As clever charity adverts … Read More

Our cultures of promotion

In the twenty-first century, promotion is everywhere and everything has become promotable: goods, services, people, organisations, ideas, nations, cultures, pasts and futures. But where is this promotional ubiquity in modern times taking us and how are we to assess the changes it is bringing?
 
Over the course of a … Read More