Dr. David Christopher has taught media studies at universities in China and Canada. He researches media and popular culture from a combined Cultural Studies and Political Economy perspective with particular attention to identity and class politics as well as anarchist and apocalypse philosophies in science-fiction and horror cinema. Recently, David has begun exploring the sociological implications of digital cinema, social media culture, video games, and contemporary media reception and participation. As a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia in 2021-22, he is collaborating with Professor Ernest Mathijs on a book-length reception study of the films and career of Canadian-Italian auteur-director Vincenzo Natali.
This article aims to demonstrate the ways in which media interests at the levels of cinematic production through to their journalistic reception work to control and marginalize certain progressive ideologies[…]