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A 'cover narrative' : from nightmare to reality

Hartley, John (2008) A 'cover narrative' : from nightmare to reality. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 11(2), pp. 131-137.

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Abstract

So get used to the duplicity of what we know to be true: modernity’s‘nightmare’ is now global ‘reality’. What stands between us is narrative. Cultural studies is poised in that not-so-innocent space between representation and reality, Gothic horror and real nightmare, part velina handing out stories, part maiden projecting reason’s fears and desires. We’re in the story but also standing outside the frame. This then is the continuing ‘cover narrative’ of the IJCS. It offers a good analytical perspective from which to face what we cannot give up.

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ID Code: 18020
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: reality, popular culture, media, desire
DOI: 10.1177/1367877907092783
ISSN: 1367-8779
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified (200299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Sage Publications Ltd
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2009 14:49
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:51

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