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Globalization and technological advances have had a dramatic impact on the relationship between media and politics. How can we understand the connection between the two in the present day? Alexa Robertson argues that we cannot understand the power of the one…

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Why did the rate of homelessness remain at significant levels while the US economy was supposedly booming and hundreds of millions of dollars were spent in the homeless sheltering industry? Drawing upon five years of ethnographic fieldwork in a homeless shelter…

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Is a new progressive era in American life in the offing? Only time will tell, but journalist Theodore Hamm’s sharp, acerbic book suggests that a new progressive media has already arrived. Satirical, hard-charging, and unapologetically progressive, this new media…

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Since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 was enacted, policy makers, agency administrators, community activists, and academics from a broad range of disciplines have debated and researched the implications of welfare…
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The publication of Cultural Studies 1983 is a touchstone event in the history of Cultural Studies and a testament to Stuart Hall's unparalleled contributions. The eight foundational lectures Hall delivered at the University of Illinois in 1983 introduced North…

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From the viewpoint of newspaper organizations the main competitive media has shrunk to only one, the internet. But the effect of this innovation has been devastating in capturing the vast majority of the advertising revenues on which newspapers have depended. The…
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In Zeiten hoher Forderungen nach Optimierung und Leistungssteigerung scheint der Mensch im 21. Jahrhundert erneut in der Krise. Als Seismograf und Motor kritischer, kultureller Selbstbeschreibung wird in diesem Zusammenhang die TV-Serie auf ihr Einwirken auf…

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Le collectif "Vivre le CDI" est de retour avec du sang neuf en provenance de lycées généraux, de lycées professionnels mais aussi de collèges. De nouveaux articles, de nouvelles thématiques (l'orientation, la presse à l'école...) des initiatives pédagogiques…
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The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the…

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L'élection présidentielle de 2012 s'est distinguée des précédentes du point de vue de la communication politique. D'un point de vue institutionnel, un président sortant d'un mandat de cinq ans se représentait pour la première fois, donnant à l'élection un aspect…

Cool Capitalism

by Jim McGuigan

|October 9, 2009

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Thomas Frank coined the term ‘the conquest of cool’. This book shows how this conquest is at the heart of the dynamics of contemporary capitalism. Jim McGuigan argues that 'cool capitalism' incorporates disaffection into capitalism itself, absorbing rebellion and…

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In an interactive and densely connected world, transnational communication has become a central feature of everyday life. Taking account of a variety of media formats and different regions of the world, Adrian Athique provides a much-needed critical exploration…