Monthly Archive: December 2018

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...

SALE at H&M Store, Broadway, Times Square, NYC, NY, USA, July 30, 2018 | © Courtesy of Will Buckner/Flickr.

New Article: Disposal and Reinvention: Citizenship in an Era of Electronic Capitalism

Néstor García Canclini Published Online: 2018-11-20 | DOI: Abstract Ever since the expansion of video-politics, television canalises citizens’ criticism and demands regarding political authorities, conceiving of citizens as spectators. Social networks magnify this...

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.

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