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#MeToo, popular feminism and the news: A content analysis of UK newspaper coverage (2019)
Journal Article
Rottenberg, C., Orgad, S., & De Benedictis, S. (2019). #MeToo, popular feminism and the news: A content analysis of UK newspaper coverage. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22(5-6), 718-738 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549419856831

This article examines the first 6 months of #MeToo’s coverage in the UK press, revealing how newspapers played an important role in heightening the campaign’s visibility. Using content analysis, our study demonstrates that the press contributed to ex... Read More

The Novel of American Authoritarianism (2019)
Journal Article
Phelps, C. (in press). The Novel of American Authoritarianism. Science and Society,

Fictional literature portraying the descent of the United States into dictatorship is assessed critically and divided into three cultural-historical phases, each specific in class modality. Ignatius Donnelly’s Caesar’s Column (1890) and Jack London’... Read More

Postfeminism, popular feminism and neoliberal feminism? Sarah Banet-Weiser, Rosalind Gill and Catherine Rottenberg in conversation (2019)
Journal Article
Banet-Weiser, S., Gill, R., & Rottenberg, C. (2019). Postfeminism, popular feminism and neoliberal feminism? Sarah Banet-Weiser, Rosalind Gill and Catherine Rottenberg in conversation. Feminist Theory, https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700119842555

In this unconventional article, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Rosalind Gill and Catherine Rottenberg conduct a three-way ‘conversation’ in which they all take turns outlining how they understand the relationship among postfeminism, popular feminism and neolibe... Read More

"Enormous opportunities" and "hot frontiers": Sub-Saharan Africa in U.S. grand strategy, 2001-present (2019)
Journal Article
Ryan, M. (2019). "Enormous opportunities" and "hot frontiers": Sub-Saharan Africa in U.S. grand strategy, 2001-present. International History Review, doi:10.1080/07075332.2018.1529696

This article argues that, in the 21st century, there has been a significant turnaround in the US approach to Sub-Saharan Africa. No longer is the region viewed solely as the site of human tragedy and internal wars where Washington has no tangible int... Read More

Fordism: a review essay (2018)
Journal Article
Watson, D. (2019). Fordism: a review essay. Labor History, 60, 144-159. doi:10.1080/0023656X.2019.1537031

Fordism is a central concept in American labour history. This essay, the first survey of the range of historiographical and sociological approaches deployed to understand Fordism, suggests that Fordism and Americanism are inseparably intertwined. Pre... Read More