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Colour intensities: logics of race and resistance in Jamaica (2019)
Journal Article
Wright, C. (2019). Colour intensities: logics of race and resistance in Jamaica. Philosophy Today, 62(4), 18-45

This article evaluates the gains but also the losses of the set-theoretical ontology Badiou develops in Being and Event, in order to stress the importance of the shift to a concern with appearance and difference in Logics of Worlds. It is argued that... Read More

And … action?: gender, knowledge and inequalities in the UK screen industries (2018)
Journal Article
Ruth Eikhof, D., Newsinger, J., Luchinskaya, D., & Rudloff, D. (2019). And … action?: gender, knowledge and inequalities in the UK screen industries. Gender, Work and Organization, 26(6), 840-859. doi:10.1111/gwao.12318

This article explores how a knowledge ecology framework can help us better understand the production of gender knowledge, especially in relation to improving gender equality. Drawing on Law et al. (2011), it analyses what knowledge of gender inequali... Read More

Quantitative insights into televised birth: a content analysis of One Born Every Minute (2018)
Journal Article
De Benedictis, S., Johnson, C., Roberts, J., & Spiby, H. (2019). Quantitative insights into televised birth: a content analysis of One Born Every Minute. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 36(1), 1-17. doi:10.1080/15295036.2018.1516046

This paper explores birth representations through a content analysis of two seasons of the UK program, One Born Every Minute (Channel 4, 2010- ) (OBEM). Reality television (RTV) has been a fertile ground for the mediation of birth but has also stoked... Read More

Cinema-going trajectories in the digital age (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Styliari, T. C., Kefalidou, G., & Koleva, B. (2018). Cinema-going trajectories in the digital age

The activity of cinema-going constantly evolves and gradually integrates the use of digital data and platforms to become more engaging for the audiences. Combining methods from the fields of Human Computer Interaction and Film Studies, we conducted t... Read More

Strokes of serendipity: Community co-curation and engagement with digital heritage (2018)
Journal Article
Mutibwa, D. H., Hess, A., & Jackson, T. (2018). Strokes of serendipity: Community co-curation and engagement with digital heritage. Convergence, doi:10.1177/1354856518772030

This article explores the potential that community–led digital engagement with heritage holds for stimulating active citizenship through taking responsibility for shared cultural heritage and for fostering long-lasting relationships between local com... Read More

United Kingdom: film funding, the "corporate welfare system" and its discontents (2018)
Book
Newsinger, J., & Prescence, S. (2018). United Kingdom: film funding, the "corporate welfare system" and its discontents. In P. Murschetz, R. Teichmann, & M. Karmasin (Eds.), Handbook of state aid for film: finance, industries and regulation, 447-462. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71716-6_25

From 'celluloid comrades' to 'digital video activism': queer filmmaking in postsocialist China (2018)
Journal Article
Bao, H. (2018). From 'celluloid comrades' to 'digital video activism': queer filmmaking in postsocialist China. JOMEC Journal, 12, doi:10.18573/jomec.171

Although homosexuality was decriminalised in 1997 and partially depathologised in 2001, LGBTQ issues are still strictly censored in Chinese media. With the rapid growth of China’s LGBTQ community, an increasing number of independent films featuring L... Read More

Dr Fanon on colonial narcissism and anti-colonial melancholia (2017)
Book
Wright, C. (2017). Dr Fanon on colonial narcissism and anti-colonial melancholia. In B. Sheils, & J. Walsh (Eds.), Narcissm, melancholia and the subject of community, 185-210. London: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63829-4_8

This chapter provides an outline of Fanon’s involvement in the most progressive strand of French psychiatry that became known as ‘psychothérapie institutionnelle’, as well as of his clinical response to the colonial context at the Bilda-Joinville hos... Read More

Complicating the happy cure: psychoanalysis and the ends of analysis (2017)
Book Chapter
Wright, C. (in press). Complicating the happy cure: psychoanalysis and the ends of analysis. In Critical Happiness StudiesRoutledge

This chapter explores the relative sidelining of psychoanalysis in critical approaches to Happiness Studies thus far. It argues that this stems from an American strand of psychoanalysis known as ego-psychology which forms an unacknowledged element in... Read More

Tax avoidance as an anti-austerity issue: the progress of a protest issue through the public sphere (2017)
Journal Article
Birks, J. (in press). Tax avoidance as an anti-austerity issue: the progress of a protest issue through the public sphere. European Journal of Communication, doi:10.1177/0267323117710898

Theorists of left and right agree that periods of crisis are fertile times at which to precipitate change. However, protesters on the periphery of the public sphere must overcome barriers, or what Habermas called ‘sluice gates’, if their discourse i... Read More

Building digital estates: multiscreening, technology management and ephemeral television (2017)
Journal Article
Evans, E., Coughlan, T., & Shipp, V. (2017). Building digital estates: multiscreening, technology management and ephemeral television. Critical Studies in Television, 12(2), doi:10.1177/1749602017698714

The UK television industry has increasingly integrated multiple screen technologies into multiplatform ‘digital estates’. Such ‘digital estates’ also emerge in domestic contexts. The complex, but mundane and ephemeral nature of these domestic ‘digita... Read More

Perversion Now! (2017)
Book
Wright, C., & Caine, D. (2017). C. Wright, & D. Caine (Eds.), Perversion Now!. Palgrave Macmillan

This collection, written by leading Lacanian psychoanalytic theorists and practitioners, explores the impact of shifts in contemporary culture, politics and society on the notion of ‘perversion’, which has undergone numerous profound changes in recen... Read More

‘Moments and opportunities’: Interstitials and the promotional imagination of BBC iPlayer (2017)
Journal Article
Grainge, P. (2017). ‘Moments and opportunities’: Interstitials and the promotional imagination of BBC iPlayer. Critical Studies in Television, 12(2), 139-155. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602017698158

This article examines the promotion of the BBC’s online streaming and download service, iPlayer, as it has been presented to audiences through broadcast television. Analysing transitions in the BBC’s representation of iPlayer, it considers the promot... Read More

Ancillary academia: video shorts and the production of university paratexts (2017)
Journal Article
Grainge, P. (2017). Ancillary academia: video shorts and the production of university paratexts. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 34(2), 184-192. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2017.1286024

This article considers the production of media paratexts beyond the bounds of the entertainment industry. Specifically, it examines the development of video content strategy by universities, and the paratextual function that video shorts serve in the... Read More

Participatory worlds: models of collaborative textual production beyond the entertainment industry (2016)
Journal Article
Blázquez, J. M. (2016). Participatory worlds: models of collaborative textual production beyond the entertainment industry

Throughout history, participation has been a term closely related to transgression and the democratisation and the balance of the inequalities in society. Participation has continued being a major concept in the digital age where 'participatory cultu... Read More

The entwinement of politics, arts, culture and commerce in staging social and political reality to enhance democratic communication (2016)
Journal Article
Mutibwa, D. H. (2016). The entwinement of politics, arts, culture and commerce in staging social and political reality to enhance democratic communication. International Journal of Communication, (5997–6016). ISSN 1932-8036

This article explores how four British and German theatre companies that originated in the countercultural era continue to survive in an increasingly austere economic climate. Although their survival strategies have been marked by remarkable resilien... Read More

'Moving life stories tell us just why politics matters’: personal narratives in tabloid anti-austerity campaigns (2016)
Journal Article
Birks, J. (in press). 'Moving life stories tell us just why politics matters’: personal narratives in tabloid anti-austerity campaigns. Journalism, 18(10), doi:10.1177/1464884916671159

This article examines the use of personal narratives in two tabloid newspaper campaigns against a controversial welfare reform popularly known as the ‘bedroom tax’. It aims firstly to evaluate whether the personal narratives operate as political tes... Read More