Jackson Oka

Co-founder and editor at Societide, Jackson has a strong background in studying political economy. He writes about capitalism, labour power, urban geography and discourse analysis. A decade of experience in community work on his island-home Bali has made him committed to providing free, accessible and high-quality analysis for anyone interested. Contact him on Twitter or e-mail to get in touch!

How Reality Television Crushed Labour

Reality television has exploded over the past two decades. Since the 1990s, these shows have grown in popularity both for audiences and for television networks. But the story of reality television's inception, as well as representations within the genre, is one of the weakening of labour and the increasingly exploitative employment.

iColonialism: Travel Blogging and Cultural Wallpaper

Adventure-style travel blogging tourism has innovated new ways to objectify and commodify populations from developing countries. This is a new, more aesthetic kind of colonialism, which retains the same power dynamic that earlier colonisers established.

The Asymmetric Battle of the Left

Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders were destined for similar fates, an ideological push from liberals and centrists pushing the 'radical' politics away from power. But why is it that left-wing politics seems to have more infighting than the broad coalition of the right? At the core of this observation is the nature of power, who has it in capitalist society and how the status quo is maintained for those benefiting.
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