Opening the Canon

Lefebvre and the Media Production Space

Maria O'Brien draws on Henri Lefebvre's spatial theories to argue for the continued importance of the state in the media production process, via the example of Irish audiovisual taxation policies.

Tosaka Jun’s Spatial Theory and Reflections on Film

Yoon Jeong Oh revisits Tosaka Jun's critical interpretations of Japanese society and cultural criticism, arguing that in his writing on post-WWI Japan, Tosaka problematizes the everyday and reinstates heterogeneous temporalities by restoring the social space occupied by the people who live, work, and move about the city streets.

Raoul Vaneigem

In this installment of Opening the Canon, Robert Porter argues for a reconsideration of the Situationist International through the work of lesser-known member Raoul Vaneigem.

Edward Soja

In this first installment of "Opening the Canon," Mark Shiel reflects on Edward Soja's influence on media studies, urban studies, and their intersections.