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Knitted Naked Suits and Shedding Skins

The Body Politics of Popfeminist Musical Performances in the Twenty-first Century

Maria Stehle

2007 edited volume Hot Topic: Popfeminismus heute , popfeminism provides a feminist approach to pop culture, but it also critiques and redefines both feminism and pop culture: “Pop culture [should] be perforated and rocked by feminist strategies.” 7

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Repetitions of Desire

Queering the One Direction Fangirl

Hannah McCann and Clare Southerton

Like other fangirls, fans of former boyband One Direction (“Directioners”) have often been represented in media discourse as obsessive and hysterical, with fan behaviour interpreted as longing for heterosexual intimacy with band members. Subverting this heteronormative framing, a group of Directioners known as “Larries” have built a sub-fandom around imagining a relationship (“ship”) between two of the band members, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Representation of the Larry fandom has gone beyond pathologizing fangirls to framing their shipping practice in terms of “fake news.” The conspiracy theory panic around Larries misses the complex ways that subtext and queer reading are mobilized within the fandom to invoke feelings of queer intimacy and belonging. Drawing on a digital ethnography conducted on Twitter with Larries, we argue that these fans engage in queer reading strategies to explicitly imagine and interrupt dominant heterosexual narratives, and thus queer the figure of the fangirl.

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On Sinofuturism

Resisting Techno-Orientalism in Understanding Kuaishou, Douyin, and Chinese A.I.

Yunying Huang

also allowed a certain generativity. Though ever-stricter online censorship limits personal expression and creativity on the one hand, on the other it enables complex creative output related to Chinese pop cultures. On the internet, in the circulation

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The Corpus of London

(Dis)covering the Victorian City

David W. Chapman

that name. But in the case of Victoria the monarch and the time in which she lived are inseparable. The attributes of the monarch were stamped indelibly on the country where she lived and the Empire over which she reigned. In an era before pop culture

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Tina Campt: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Memory in the Third Reich (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press 2004)

Review by Kader Konuk

Agnes C. Mueller, ed., German Pop Culture: How “American” Is It? (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2004)

Review by Barbara Mennel

David Crew, ed., Consuming Germany in the Cold War (Oxford and New York: Berg Publishers, 2003)

Review by Jennifer Jenkins

Paul Lerner, Hysterical Men. War, Psychiatry, and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890-1930 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003)

Review by Frank Biess

Pertti Ahonen, After the Expulsion. West Germany and Eastern Europe 1945–1990, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Review by Henning Süssner

Jan-Werner Müller, A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in Postwar European Thought (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003)

Review by Peter C. Caldwell

Gerhard Hirscher and Karl-Rudolf Korte, eds., Information und Entscheidung: Kommunikationsmanagement der Politisichen Führung (Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag GmbH, 2003)

Review by Steven A. Weldon

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Z. Hidayat and Debra Hidayat

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This article addresses ways in which members of Generation Z construct identity as techno-entrepreneurs by using livestreaming applications. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative assessments of surveys, interviews, documents, and observations, the authors show how visual and verbal conduct based on expressions, interaction, communication, and transactions was used for informal educational purposes by techno-entrepreneurs in their daily lives. On the micro level, members of Gen Z construct self-images as entertainers and businesspeople who need self-recognition and build relationships with viewers. On the meso level, identity emerges via community cohesiveness and a community of talent, and by streaming pop culture. On the macro level, Gen Z follows social and cultural issues and engages in global citizenship while responding to streaming business opportunities. Livestreaming fosters Gen Z's identity construction and shapes the role of influencers in the development of techno-entrepreneurship.

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Paul Taberham and Kaitlin Brunick

Noël Carroll, Minerva’s Night Out: Philosophy, Pop Culture, and Moving Pictures (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2013), x + 358 pp., $29.95 (paper). ISBN: 978-1-4051-9389-4. Reviewed by Paul Taberham The endorsements on the back cover of Minerva’s Night

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More Than Just a Simple Refrain?

The Figure of the Girl in International Cinema

Elspeth Mitchell

embodied experience and complex social relations are captured and articulated through the medium of film. For Bolton, Fish Tank eschews clichéd narratives, with no “moralizing message, overt political agenda or pop culture burden” (83). It speaks

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Staging Sassoun

Memory and Music Video in Post-Soviet Armenia

Rik Adriaans

order to avoid an instrumentalist picture of patriotic pop culture as a domain ruled by propagandist purpose and profit, I will now return to the music video productions of the Sassoun singers, who view themselves as transmitting the cultural heritage of

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Miley, What’s Good?

Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, Instagram Reproductions, and Viral Memetic Violence

Aria S. Halliday

, Nicki Minaj as a pop culture icon is a feminized form of culture and thus her representation speaks to both girls’ and women’s culture, particularly in the ways in which she performs girlishness as a distinct part of her persona. As Minaj herself plays