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Explaining White Male Privilege to My Father, or, the Struggles of a Postmodern Feminist Twenty-something

By Sara K 

It all started with an ordinary conversation with my dad in which I attempted to explain my major in university. Cultural Studies is a field that seems to defy definition. 1,175 more words

Politics & Culture

Cultural Studies: Turn up for what? Weighing the weak contenders for the 2014 crown of Song of the Summer


1. Fancy by Iggy Azalea. On the charts No. 1 (6 weeks) YouTube views 167 million Simple Lyrics? Self-aggrandizing and exude the swagger of the season, esp. 1,210 more words

Arts

A man's world? The lot of the heroine in contemporary romance

At the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference last week I attended a seminar entitled Universal Elements of Romance Fiction, hosted by Catherine LaRoche.

Catherine LaRoche is a professor of gender and cultural studies at a college in the US, and has just finished a year at Leeds University in the UK. 991 more words

Romance

Warm Bodies

One of the key elements of this film that struck me was the way that the zombies in it desperately want to return to being human. 152 more words

Technoculture

Inclusion in the Creative Economy?

This week in North Philly Notes, Tarry Hum , author of Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood, writes about the re-branding of Brooklyn.

New York City Mayor de Blasio was elected with a mandate to address the city’s deepening crisis of income and wealth inequality. 771 more words

Sociology

Dear Mr. Jokowi, You Were Right

I was thinking about what this word actually meant when Mr. Jokowi, our beloved soon-to be President talks about it a lot. I mean, in a specific way. 630 more words

Earth Note

The Uncanny


The uncanny, Freud writes, is a psychotic symptom that signals the destruction of the self. What is familiar appears strange and, consequently, frightening. Sense perception is suddenly unreliable: oddly, the known is also unknown. 24 more words

Cultural Studies