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The introductory article to the Special Issue asserts a convergence between communication, media studies, CCT, and critical marketing. Challenging the social amnesia surrounding global crises, this article highlights the importance of how global crises get communicated in the market and the...
This paper critically analyses purposively chosen case studies from media coverage of the lootings in South Africa in July 2021. Our goals are to help make sense of a collectively traumatic event and to move beyond theories of looting as “deviant” consumption. We explain the context of the...
This essay draws upon a digital ethnography and in-depth interviews with Bangladeshi low-wage migrant workers in Singapore to theorize the COVID-19 outbreak in dormitories housing the workers as a crisis of the consuming city. Building on the concept of extreme neoliberalism, we examine the ways...
In the current context of anxious reproduction and a global fertility crisis women may feel they are running out of time, racing against the biological clock and are now able to take advantage of fertility preservation technologies that include the freezing of eggs or oocyte cryopreservation...
The miasma of misinformation has become globally pervasive, infecting millions of people with false beliefs and conspiracies. This conceptual study examines the role of media in the creation, sustenance, and propagation of misinformation, by looking into the economic structuring of media...
In this virtual roundtable, the editors of the special issue convened a discussion between three leading scholars in the fields of critical communication studies, CCT and marketing, to explore the roles, challenges and tensions that arise from the engagement of consumption and markets at the...
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