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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of luxus, which is beyond the relative luxury we might associate with the possession of this or that object, in the contemporary context of global capitalism. I explore neoliberal capitalism, where consumption is endless, through reference to Georges Bataille’s The Accursed Share , where economy is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... being even do? It is only by answering these difficult questions that we can begin to understand the form that Baudrillard thinks a cultural revolution can and should take and, to an extent, was already taking. Actually crediting an earlier theorist, Bataille, for the key insight here, the alternative...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., albeit with an eclectic, misconstrued version of Marx (p. 1). As Hutnyk declares, he will pursue this critique under the guidance of Bataille, the Frankfurt School (mainly Adorno), post-structuralism, reflexive anthropology, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Subaltern Studies, Slavoj Zizek, and Samir Amin...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
... elegantly assembled with a wide range of writings. Although it is not always apparent how the three parts are conceived, the themes traverse similar grounds with slightly altered angles – from those of Benjamin and Adorno to Bataille and Kristeva – to bring a sense of richness which is often lacking in many...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... The Puppet and the Dwarf (2003b) it is clear that Benjamin separates with Bataille over this point. Žižek shows how Bataille was unable to break through the cycle of Law, transgression, and the endless deferrals of desire. He was always chasing some other object through endless chains of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... : Routledge . De Laveleye Emile . 2016 . “ Luxury Is Unjustifiable .” With an introduction by John Armitage and Joanne Roberts . Cultural Politics 12 ( 1 ): 42 – 48 . Featherstone Mark . 2016 . “ Luxus: A Thanatology of Luxury from Nero to Bataille .” Cultural Politics 12 ( 1...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 139–143.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Jennifer Doyle, and “The Man and His Tattoos (By the Man Who Did Them),” by Alex Binne, examine. In tandem with the queer writings of André Gide, Georges Bataille, Jean Genet, and William S. Burroughs, as well as eastern mystics like Fakir Musafar, significant influences on the artist the book also...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) and with the “revival of the Romantic cult of the hero” (37). In Georges Bataille’s work, on the other hand, this moment appears as the desire for what he called “continuous life,” or life away from the functional strictures of civilization, and away, even, from the self that could not be anything but...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2010
... very least, here, a hint of “the intellectuals [or at least les fonctionnaires ] on the road to class power.” But then, there are few other cultures in which one could write so confidently of “La bataille de l'intelligence, en quoi consiste l'histoire de l'humanité …” ( Stiegler 2008a: 58 ). 1. To...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Bataille, who passed the word to a generation of thinkers of differences, among whom were Kristeva, Lyotard, and Deleuze, but more particularly Foucault and Derrida (see Derrida 1978 ). Expenditure of wealth, however, is different from dissipation: “the mediocre dissipation [ durchschnittliche...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... entered psychoanalysis with Dr. Adrien Borel. His diary, dedicated to total lucidity and a ruthless account of everything mortifying in himself, now is also psychoanalysis. He joined the dissident surrealists gathered around Georges Bataille. He followed anthropology courses taught by Marcel Mauss. He...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., creating a cycle of paranoia similar to Bataille's (1988) cycles of increase, excess, and expenditure. With no brake, political paranoia develops its own momentum. The unsuccessful paranoid ruler, however, will suffocate under mounting layers of protection, aloof, alienated, estranged. Unable to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
...-truck pump. Verdun holds out for seven months, then the crown prince’s bloodied army gives up. The fortress hexagon manages to retain its cruelly exposed part because every day 13,600 trucks (or one truck every six seconds) secure the connection. “C’est la route qui mène la bataille,” notes the CRA, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
... raise questions concerning luxus and other kinds of sociocultural primacy associated with Thanatos, or the death drive. Drawing on the psychoanalytical and philosophical writings of Sigmund Freud ([1920] 2001 ) and Georges Bataille ([1967] 1991 ), Mark Featherstone (2016 , this issue), similar to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Trickster by systems of formal rationality, but to redeem his vital energy and creativity. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 The absence of myth is also a myth; the oldest, the purest, the only true myth. ( Bataille 1994: 48 ) The United States of America and the United States of Europe represent...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
...]: 94) Baudrillard was, however, already moving to a more complex position, for after briefly examining Freud (division of the body in castration etc.) and Marx (division of the body in work etc.), he looks briefly at the contribution of Georges Bataille and his analysis which noted that the meaning of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the theorists had not anticipated the emergence of fascism—“that modern societies could be made to turn around like children in a ring” (1992: 214). In 1938, in Paris, two different seminar series were taking place. One was the Collège de Sociologie, initiated by Georges Bataille and Roger Caillois...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... targeted by bombs but also by blackouts. It is in the city that the war against civilians is tested. Since the nineteenth century, war has evolved from organized battles ( batailles rangées ) to the creation of panic ( dé-rangement ) in urban centers. Terrorism, Virilio predicts, will intensify in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... principle of evil. The production of positivity, the production of meaning, of value, of wealth, must produce an excess – Bataille's accursed share – that will take on a negative form, meaningless, chaotic, evil (Baudrillard 1990: 111–13). This is the intelligence of form: as Baudrillard puts it in Le...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
... notion of cannibalization, and ideas of eating, consuming, and indeed ritual which refer back to Baudrillard's earlier engagement with writers such as Mauss and Bataille. For the purposes of The Agony of Power , the ritual of cannibalizing reality in the name of the construction of a superior, totalized...