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Title Popular culture and the austerity myth : hard times today / edited by Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Routledge research in cultural and media studies
Routledge research in cultural and media studies.
Contents The Way We Live Now: Austerity Myths in Everyday Life. Trying to discern the impact of austerity in lived experience / Gargi Bhattachary -- The allotment in the restaurant: the paradox of foody austerity and changing food values / Abigail Wincott -- Snatches of Songs: Lyrical Reflections upon Alienation and Austerity, From Thatcher to Cameron's Coalition / Allister Mactaggart -- "Jolly Fucker": The Face of Farage / Julian McDougall -- Popular Culture: Myths from the Front. "Actually we should be growing up": Neoliberalism & Austerity in NEON / Anne Graefer -- Living in the Shadow of Manhattan: The White Knight Rises / Pete Bennett -- (Negatively) Benefits Street: The Return of Naked Ideology / Julian McDougall -- Out on the Streets: Myths and Acts of Resistance. From Hooverville to Bloomsbergville: Protest Camps and Cultural Imaginaries of Austerity in the United States / Anna Feigenbaum and Fabian Frenzel -- On ready-made revolutions in the Arab world: how armchair journalism and citizen empowerment 2.0 fit into the rhetoric of contemporary neoliberal discourse / Donatella Della Ratta -- Cinema America Occupato: Reclaiming the Cultural Commons With Slow Media / Antonio Lopez and Peter Sarram -- Popular Culture: Mythical Symmetries. Death and Dead End Jobs: Independent American Horror and the Great Recession / Craig Ian Mann -- Poor Relations: Youth and Poverty in post-Millennial British Cinema / Dr Stella Hockenhull -- Video games and representations of crime: the morality of criminality in an "age of austerity" / Wayne O'Brien
Summary Contemporary popular culture is engaged in a rich and multi-levelled set of representational relations with austerity. This volume seeks to explore these relations, to ask: how does popular culture give expression to austerity; how are its effects conveyed; how do texts reproduce and expose its mythic qualities? It provides a reading of cultural texts in circulation in the present àge of austerity'. Through its central focus-popular culture-it considers the impact and influence of austerity across media and textual categories. The collection presents a theoretical deconstruction of popular culture's reproduction of, and response to, mythical expressions of àusterity' in Western culture, spanning the United Kingdom, North America, Europe and the Middle East and textual events from political media discourse, music, videogames, social media, film, television, journalism, folk art, food, protest movements, slow media and the practice of austerity in everyday life
Notes <P>Part I: The Way We Live Now: Austerity Myths in Everyday Life </p> <p>1. Trying to discern the impact of austerity in lived experience</p><i> <p>Gargi Bhattachary</p></i> <p>2. The allotment in the restaurant: the paradox of foody austerity and changing food values</p><i> <p>Abigail Wincott</p></i> <p>3. Snatches of Songs: Lyrical Reflections upon Alienation and Austerity, From Thatcher to Cameron's Coalition</p><i> <p>Allister Mactaggart </p></i> <p>4. "Jolly Fucker": The Face of Farage</p><i> <p>Julian McDougall</p></i><b> <p>Part II: Popular Culture: Myths from the Front </p></b> <p>5. "Actually we should be growing up": Neoliberalism & Austerity in NEON</p><i> <p>Anne Graefer<b> <p></b></i> <p>6. Living in the Shadow of Manhattan: The White Knight Rises </p><i> <p>Pete Bennett</p></i> <p>7. (Negatively) Benefits Street: The Return of Naked Ideology</p><i> <p>Julian McDougall </p></i><b> <p>Part III: Out on the Streets: Myths and Acts of Resistance </p></b> <p>8. From Hooverville to Bloomsbergville: Protest Camps and Cultural Imaginaries of Austerity in the United States</p><i> <p>Anna Feigenbaum and Fabian Frenzel</p></i> <p>9. On ready-made revolutions in the Arab world: how armchair journalism and citizen empowerment 2.0 fit into the rhetoric of contemporary neoliberal discourse</p><i> <p>Donatella Della Ratta</p></i> <p>10. Cinema America Occupato: Reclaiming the Cultural Commons With Slow Media</p><i> <p>Antonio Lopez and Peter Sarram</p></i><b> <p>Part IV: Popular Culture: Mythical Symmetries </p></b> <p>11. Death and Dead End Jobs: Independent American Horror and the Great Recession<br><i>Craig Ian Mann<p></i> <p>12. Poor Relations: Youth and Poverty in post-Millennial British Cinema</p><i> <p>Dr Stella Hockenhull</p></i> <p>13. Video games and representations of crime: the morality of criminality in an "age of austerity." </p><i> <p>Wayne O'Brien</p></i> <p>Afterword</p><i> <p>Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan</p></i>
Subject Budget.
Neoliberalism.
Popular culture.
Budget.
Neoliberalism.
Popular culture.
Form Electronic book
Author Bennett, Peter, 1961- editor.
McDougall, Julian, editor.
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