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The position of cultural theory has radically shifted. What was once the engine of change across the Humanities and Social Sciences is now faced with a new 'post-theoretical' mood, a return to empiricism and to a more transparent politics. So what is the future for cultural theory? Addressing this question through the presentation of innovative, provocative and cutting-edge work, the Culture Machine series both repositions cultural theory and reaffirms its continuing intellectual and political importance.

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Anticapitalism and Culture Radical Theory and Popular Politics

Anticapitalism and Culture: Radical Theory and Popular Politics

1st Edition

By Jeremy Gilbert
September 01, 2008

What does 'anticapitalism' really mean for the politics and culture of the twenty-first century?Anticapitalism is an idea which, despite going global, remains rooted in the local, persisting as a loose collection of grassroots movements and actions. Anticapitalism needs to develop a coherent and ...

Knowledge Goes Pop From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip

Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip

1st Edition

By Clare Birchall
August 01, 2006

A voice on late night radio tells you that a fast food joint injects its food with drugs that make men impotent. A colleague asks if you think the FBI was in on 9/11. An alien abductee on the Internet claims extra-terrestrials have planted a microchip in her left buttock. 'Julia Roberts in Porn ...

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