In 2008 another economic crisis emerged in the long history of capitalism which created a period of ‘austerity economics’ across many nations. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity examines how austerity has impacted upon cultural politics in relation to understanding how established power is both maintained and challenged.
The book begins by detailing the meaning of cultural politics before exploring themes such as media discourse, austerity narratives, class, cultural hegemony/government policymaking, social movements and the European Union, and left responses to austerity. It also includes chapters tracing cultural politics in Spain, with a focus on anti-austerity movements and the relationship between austerity and Spanish football.
Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity assesses the impact of a range of cultural/political forms concerning the dynamics of society and relations of power during times of crisis. As such, it will appeal to scholars of culture, media, politics, philosophy, sociology and social psychology.
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors
- Cultural Politics, Austerity and Responses
- Unmasking the Golem: English Riots, Media
- Remembrance and the working class soldier hero in
- ‘We have to keep going, whatever happens’: The Austerity Narratives
- Managing the Social Impacts of Austerity Britain: The Cultural Politics
- Class and cultural colonization in the era of austerity: The dialectics
- The European Union Project, Social Movements & Alienation
- Cultural Politics Anti-Austerity Movements in Spain: Towards a
- The Sweet Smell of Success: Spanish Football as the antidote to
- Sectarians on Wigan Pier: The British Left in an Age of Austerity
and the Social Psychology of Madness
of Girls, Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey
of Neo-Liberal ‘nudging’
EMMA BRIANT & STEVEN HARKINS
of identity and de-subordination
Comprehensive Strategy of Change
Austerity since 2008
David Berry is Senior Lecturer in Media, Communication and Culture at Southampton Solent University, UK, and the author of The Romanian Mass Media and Cultural Development and Journalism, Ethics and Society. He is the co-author of Public Policy and Media Organizations, the co-editor of Radical Mass Media Criticism: A Cultural Genealogy and British Marxism and Cultural Studies: Essays on a living tradition, and the editor of Ethics and Media Culture: Representations and Practices and Revisiting the Frankfurt School: Essays on Media, Culture and Theory.