Monthly Archives: November 2010

Popular Subversion and the Christmas No. 1

The battle for the number one spot in the Christmas music charts has become a very public platform for popular subversion. The campaign that took Rage Against the Machine to the top of last year’s Christmas charts – beating X-Factor winner Joe McElderry - was described by one music retailer as “the greatest chart upset ever.” [...]

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Why The Tea Party revels in its lack of organisation

They may come across as a bizarre collection of cranks and extremists, but the emergence of The Team Party movement has important implications for students of consumer behaviour. It started in early 2009 as a largely spontaneous, grassroots protest against the US government’s $787 billion economic stimulus package and Obama’s healthcare plans. Despite its name, [...]

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