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This article analyses Ali G through the concept of ‘liquid racism’. As a polysemic and elusive form, liquid racism requires reflexivity in order to critique it fully, and is a racism that, in media representation, often polarizes debate of its meaning. The article explains how academics have...
Johan Huizinga’s claim that commercialization threatens the self-enclosed ‘magic circle’ of free play still permeates many contemporary games studies. Critiquing such generalizing and essentialistic assumptions, this article distinguishes four different ‘orders of commercialization’...
In this article the concept of ‘cosmopolitanization’ (Beck) is used in order to investigate empirically the cosmopolitical transformation of everyday life which itself is embedded in social locations (Mannheim). After a brief discussion of cosmopolitanism, the analysis of embedded...
This article offers an insight into wargames of the Cold War as an escalation of lived experience. Utilizing the work of Bakhtin, Baudrillard and Williams, it insists that everyday life merges with simulations in order to produce chronotopic cultural texts that can be understood as dangerous...
Based on a qualitative study of development processes in the Danish film industry, this article sketches a socio-material perspective for analysing the production of culture. Whereas previous studies of cultural production have identified social factors in cultural production, this article sets...
There has been a recent upsurge in texts featuring zombies. At the same time, members of western countries have become increasingly anxious about displaced peoples: asylum-seekers and other so-called illegal migrants who attempt to enter those countries. What displaced people, people without the...
This article critically assesses the role and broader applications of a place-based moving image database and online catalogue in researching film and cities. Unlike the sprawling metropolises of Berlin, London or New York (the archetypical ‘cinematic cities’), a medium-sized provincial city...
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