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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tao Dongfeng This essay provides an introduction to the ways in which Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman has been applied to Chinese cultural studies, and especially to media studies. It argues that the emerging phenomenon of “amusing ourselves to death” in China is fundamentally different...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... numerous unfamiliar attitudes or practices with regard to dying and ceremonies of death. He gratefully admits that on several occasions perfect strangers risked their lives to save his. What distinguishes Irrevocable is a sustained shift toward the contours and depths of natural life. While Lingis...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of Production . St. Louis : Telos . Baudrillard J. 1993 . Symbolic Exchange and Death . London : Sage . Bataille G. 1985a . Visions of Excess. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press. Bataille G. 1985b . Literature and Evil. London : Marion Boyars...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... : Penguin . Postman Neil . 1987 . Amusing Ourselves to Death . York : Methuen . Standing Guy . 2011 . The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class . London : Bloomsbury . Stiegler Bernard . 2010 . Taking Care of Youth and the Generations . Palo Alto, CA : Stanford University...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2016
...–73, was titled “La Législation et le luxe. La Fonction sociale de la fortune” (“Legislation and Luxury: The Social Function of Individual Wealth”).—Trans. 2 Encyclopaedia Britannica , 11th ed., s.v. “Leroy-Beaulieu, Pierre Paul.”—Trans. 1 It had fallen vacant on the death of his father...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., the famous parable of paragraph 125 of The Gay Science , in which the death of God is proclaimed, invokes precisely the need to invent a new poetics of immunizing space. And this can be done only in an exteriority that will forever be radically ahead of any construction of an interior. “How shall we console...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 2010
... . On Royalty . London : Viking . Postman N. 1987 . Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business . London : Methuen . Richards B. 2007 . Emotional Governance: Politics, Media and Terror . Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan . Ross K. 2004...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the network in your head” leads, he says, to a state of living death ( Baudrillard 2003 : 82, 24). For Baudrillard, therefore, our digital gadgets only extend noncommunication. While the reach of mass media into the lives of individuals was once limited, we now carry our own personal means...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... . “ Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death .” Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/29/business/29walmart.html?_r=1 . Mulhern Francis . 2009 . “ Culture and Society, Then and Now .” New Left Review 55 (Jan–Feb): 31 – 45 . Mumford Lewis . 1934/1967 . Technics and Civilization...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business . New York : Penguin . Robin Corey . 2011 . The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin . New York : Oxford University Press . Seymour Richard . 2016 . “ Schadenfreude with a Bite .” London...