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Narrative and Autoethnography as Theory

A Sensible Politics Image Operations of Europe’s Refugee Crisis Bishnupriya Ghosh Refugee image cultures are the dangerous supplement to refugee crises. As such, they invite critical opprobrium, sometimes for the unethical sensationalism of particular images and sometimes for the desensitizing effects of image overloads. At first glance, the steady stream of images serves only to numb rather than to incite real-time respon- sibility toward the migrant waves that seek passage into new territorial enclosures. Or the deluge of images invokes withdrawal and

Conceptualizations across Disciplines, Regions, and Periods
Series: Global Studies
Emerging Dynamics of Wetland Agriculture at the Urban Fringe in Central Uganda
An Interdisciplinary Essay

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 5, Issue 1 | © transcript 2019 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2019-0105 The Political Economy of Cultural Memory in the Videogames Industry Emil Lundedal Hammar Abstract Following the materialist approaches to contemporary digital mem- ory-making, this article explores how unequal access to memory pro- duction in videogames is determined along economic and cultural lines. Based on semi-structured qualitative interviews with different European, Asian and North American historical game developers, I make the case for how materialist

Ironic PoliticsPolitics of the Future? Wolf Lepenies ›When I see my friend after a long time, my first question is, Has anything become clear to you?‹ (Emerson 1847) Would Ralph Waldo Emerson also have asked Ulrich Beck this question? Ulrich Beck has helped us to achieve clarity about one thing, at any rate: Direct and indirect self-problematization are hall- marks of reflexive modernization. Irony, which is inseparable from self-irony, is one guise assumed by this problematization. If Western democracy has slid into a »phase of reflexivity«, isn’t it

Visualizations, Imaginations, Documentations
Series: Image, 55

The Politics of Time BOJANA KUNST I. Since contemporary post-politics renounces the constitutive dimension of the po- litical, many philosophers see the political as within a deep caesura that, accord- ing to Chantal Mouffe (2005), takes place as an ontic/ontological difference. She therefore proposes a differentiation between ‘politics’ and ‘the political,’ politics concerns daily political practices within which order is created while the political concerns the manner of constituting society with antagonism as an essential characteristic. The