Jack Bratich "The Aesthetics of Decline: Necro-Populism, Downsurgency, and Wars of Restoration"

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Off Campus Community Room 
West Hollywood Public Library 
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

WHAP! Lecture Series

Jack Z. Bratich is associate professor in the journalism and media studies department at Rutgers University. His research takes a critical approach to the intersection of popular culture and political culture. His work applies autonomist social theory to such topics as craft media, reality television, social movement media, and the cultural politics of secrecy. He is author of Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture (2008) and coeditor of Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality (2003). His most recent publications include “Up All Night, Down for the Count? A Compositionist Approach to Nuit Debout” in International Journal of Communication. He is currently writing about cultural forms emerging from the failure of neoliberalism and the mobilization of communications warfare. He is a zine librarian at ABC No Rio in New York City.