Category: Topical Spotlights

Workers in Arms, Mural, Coit Tower, Sam Francisco, CA, USA, January 6, 2009 | © Courtesy of Thomas Hawk/Flickr.

Marx and Lacan’s Perspectives on Economic Factors, Collective Consciousness and Political Developments in the United States

The article by Claudia Leeb, entitled “Mystified Consciousness: Rethinking the Rise of the Far Right with Marx and Lacan” and published in Open Cultural Studies on November 10, 2018, uses the theory of psychoanalysis...

Occupy Oakland Move In Day (23 of 31), Central Oakland, Oakland, California, USA, January 28, 2012 | © Courtesy of Glenn Halog/Flickr.

Under the Impact of Technology, Digital Capitalism Recasts the Relationships between Citizens, Media and the State

Néstor García Canclini, a celebrated Mexican cultural studies thinker, weaves together divergent strands of critical theories, to reflect on the present moment in which social networks, algorithmic decision-making and digital technologies deepen the crises of capitalism, as the capacities of citizens, state institutions and social movements become redefined.

Summer holiday 2014, Berlin, Germany, June 15, 2014 | © Courtesy of Frans de Wit/Flickr.

Open Access in Cultural Studies

The essay will draw on Gary Hall’s proposal that Open Access can “represent an opportunity, a chance, a risk, for the (re)politicization—or, better, hyperpoliticization—of cultural studies” (Hall, 2008 p. 202) to see what implication...