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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...” is a combination of George Orwell’s Big Brother and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, as well as a product of Chinese post-totalitarianism or, in other words, of advanced totalitarianism. As such, it resembles neither a totalitarian culture of the Stalinist model nor an American-style “amusing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... such as Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We , George Orwell’s 1984 , and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World . Here, I compare and contrast notions of narcotization, state control, and freedom across Chan’s work and the Western dystopias, noting key cultural differences in the process. Beyond this work, I move on to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... posed an imagined “America” against “the world.” This article argues that Black Hawk Down is not about sovereignty as traditionally conceived, that is about national interest shaping global affairs. Rather, Black Hawk Down articulates, and is articulated by, a new and emerging global order that operates...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Max Haiven Walmart is not only the world's single largest retailer and private employer, it is also a crystallization and an agent of a broader paradigm shift toward “securitization”: the convergence of financial and security-oriented logics of risk management. This paper examines the way Walmart...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 375–390.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Steven Morrison Filmed in Shepperton by a director from New York, shaped by a novel by a British author at its inception and influenced by the work of a British cast and crew during its production, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove is explored in this essay as a British–American hybrid. Kubrick’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 July 2016
... a new and fuller view of the world. Between the two poles, Arendt locates the spectator, who, looking at the world from a particular position, is always able to see more than that position allows, because having seen the past and having the potential to see its future, the spectator is not involved...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 July 2015
... wonder what kind of mystifying brave new world of bizarre ideas and incomprehensible intellectual commitments Ellul inhabits. Van Vleet has given us an accessible and solid introductory synthesis of the key ideas in the major works in Ellul’s expansive corpus using dialectical theology as the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
... it will only be the faux utopia of Aldous Huxley's (1932) Brave New World . Apocalypse seems much more possible. But perhaps the most likely scenario is we will end up somewhere in between. We may just muddle into the future, modifying ourselves at times in a liberatory mode and changing for the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
...” in The Hurt Locker can be taken as a metaphor of the internalization of terror within the system itself. It is telling that in Huxley's Brave New World , for instance, the drug “soma” functions as a symbol of passive nihilism. If people need “distraction,” they get it by “soma,” which provides “a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... awareness as to how the new world order is organised and allowed people to begin a counterdiscourse. To suggest that this process is entirely negative is unfair. Heath and Potter may be right to claim that “the culture can’t be jammed,” but as the movement evolves and maintains concrete negotiation through...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... , create a world condition that is so fast in its demands for instantaneity that the extremities produced result in bodies formed through degrees of inertia. This thesis continues the position Virilio put forward in War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception (1989), where he explores how the adaptation...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 319–338.
Published: 01 November 2006
... species. I have endeavoured to show in considerable detail that all the chief expressions exhibited by man are the same throughout the world. This fact is interesting, as it affords a new argument in favour of several races being descended from a single parent-stock. ( Darwin 1999 : 355...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
... developed a vitriolic attack on the modern state, finding it to be a “new idol” that is “the coldest of all cold monsters,” run by “annihilators” who continuously lie. “Everything about it is false,” Nietzsche claims ([1883] 1954: 160–63). Nietzsche consistently attacked as well German nationalism, writing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
...: history and contemporary politics, information about environmental safety and world events, economic news and reports on educational reform” (ibid.: 170). In both totalitarian and post-totalitarian states, then, reality is constituted by the encounter between individual disbelief and the official fog of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... out on nightly news broadcasts, one couldn't help but think that nothing new or relevant was being said about deepening social divisions and the proliferating enmity that characterizes the cultural life of the postindustrial city. Instead of creating new ways of thinking about a world almost devoid of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
... smaller, even imperceptible, events that inaugurate novel senses, new images, reinterpretations of the world. 7 Something of this desire is signaled by Irving Goh, in this volume, with the performative (poetic, artistic) identification of existence with disappearance. The potentiality of poetics or...