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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Sas Mays The overall remit of this article concerns a philosophical contextualization of Badiou’s antipathy toward the capitalist status quo, as it is played out in the denigration of the “encyclopaedia.” The article argues that this object marks an extension of the phonocentric idealism of Western...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 101–105.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Ed Pluth Badiou and Politics , By Bosteels Bruno , Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2011 436 pages, $99.95/£62.00 (hardcover), $27.95/£17.35 (paperback) ISBN 978-0-8223-5076-7, 978-0-8223-5058-3 © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 In a sense, Bruno Bosteels is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... reason is defined by its vassalage, apostolate, and mediality in relation to a commanding and disinhibiting reality. Its forerunners are champions of “good crime” such as Marquis de Sade and the young Hegelians; its exemplary twentieth-century cases are Lenin and Mao. Alain Badiou is right to note that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... reflection on the banalization of exception. This is followed by a parallel between the biopolitical optic of the film and today's dominant ideology, which Badiou calls “democratic materialism.” We emphasize that, despite its critical credentials, The Hurt Locker is totally silent on the most crucial aspect...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 244–262.
Published: 01 July 2018
... normale supérieure (Jacques-Alain Miller, François Régnault, Alain Grosrichard and Jean-Claude Milner), with the participation of Alain Badiou in its later stages, the journal accorded great importance to Jacques Lacan and to psychoanalysis in general. But it also played a role in Althusser’s political...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... conclude by making a case for political identification with the Romanian Roma, a “defense of their right to city,” and opposition to what I call the anal-sadistic system. Here I rely on Alain Badiou's recent reading of Sarkozy as an anal sadist to suggest that “super Sarko” was in some respects...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 420–423.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Douzinas is a key figure in the contemporary European left who rose to prominence through his work at the Birkbeck Law School. He is now in debate with Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou, David Graeber, Franco Berardi, and others concerning the future of capitalism in the wake of the economic crash of 2007–8. In...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., positional, and predicative function of the subject. The full force of this theory reveals itself as Goh deploys the thinking of the auto-reject in order not only to give critical responses to a range of recent and contemporary thinkers, most notably to Alain Badiou, but also to respond critically to key...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... relationships between economy, politics, philosophy, culture, and society. Caught in this period of interval, when the dominant ideas seem bankrupt and new ideas concerning social organization have yet to emerge, thinkers such as Alain Badiou (2012a) and Slavoj Žižek (2010) have championed a return to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., the nostalgia for a political subject formed in and by its service to a truth is equally definitive ( Badiou 2003: 65–85 ). The continuing saga of struggles against the state's imposition of false unanimity upon peoples contrasts, at the very least, with the desire to establish some revised account of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... raised most directly by Alex Houen’s essay in this issue on Ginsberg and the counterculture; though it is also implicit elsewhere (in relation to the question of what satire does, for example). Alain Badiou has recently characterized the role of the twentieth-century poet as the search for the “real” in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... marked by our “passion for the Real,” as much later Badiou and Žižek would also argue, then the success of enlightening and consciousness-raising critical interventions has led us to a premature resignation in the face of an overwhelming cynicism. The problem is that modern debunking and critique have...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 237–264.
Published: 01 July 2009
... “strategy of refusal” ( Tronti 1980 ) and its echos in the network-cultural principle of “not-working” ( Lovink 2005 ) offer figures that describe the shift away from participation as a movement that is itself constitutive of new institutional forms. In the opening pages of Metapolitics , Badiou (2005...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2017
... capitalist system that prides itself on free choice. It is within this context that Dean’s intervention is not only welcome but necessary. She mobilizes forms of Marxist theory that have been quietly coming to the fore over the past decade—think Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek—and brings them to bear on...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., untitled (Saturn), 2006 (photograph courtesy of Robert Longo and Metro Pictures). Making space suggests an active role for fine art events , as Alain Badiou calls them (Badiou 2006) . Shifting from object to process, from thing to action within a dynamic system, Badiou substitutes systems theory...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... functions as a screen for the processes of depoliticization characteristic of late modernity (see Badiou 2013 : 30). In this context, differences between religion and superstition are blurred. Certainly, not all belief is reducible to superstition. But what is considered to be religion is often sheer...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... schizophrenia. Initially, I refer to what we might consider the original theory of the screen—Plato’s myth of the cave from The Republic (2012), recently translated into a story of Hollywood deception by Alain Badiou. Here we encounter the original paradox of the screen, where absolute surface evokes the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Lacanian film theory of the 1970s, what Bordwell refers to as “subject-position theory,” Žižek has developed a wholly new mode of ideological critique, not of the relation between films and spectators, but of culture (inclusive of film) itself. As the French philosopher, Alain Badiou comments in a recent...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... year of the economic crisis, with the euro zone straining to postpone its implosion and mass unemployment once more casting its shadow, our politicians stick resolutely to neoliberal dogma. While all forms of collectivist politics are daubed with the symbols of absolute evil ( Badiou 2002 )—tyranny...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... self-interest, power is transferred from the masses to the despot. “That is why, for Plato, the trajectory that begins with the delights of democracy ends with the nightmare of tyranny,” in Alain Badiou’s ( 2010 : 13) account. Writing some two millennia later, Tocqueville’s reflections on democracy...