Not getting the joke

I have been rereading Making Sense of Men’s Magazines co-authored by Peter Jackson, Nick Stevenson and Kate Brooks, and I am typing up some notes here. (Here is proper review of the book.) I have actually had the book since 2003, but at first glance and second thought it didn’t really seem that useful to […]

Machinic Media, Representation

I had a weird moment today when someone said to me, “Remember that the magazines have only representations of enthusiasm.” It was a throwaway line, but I am working extremely hard to escape from the text-based sign-signifier symbolic-ideology sender-message-receiver version of media. I felt ill. My thesis felt like it was being dismissed. Media texts […]