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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., first of all of the environmentalitarian Capital-Form, and to break through toward a speculative thinking of the environment and a new environmental image of thought. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 cybernetization environmentality techno-ecology Capital-Form worlding What [can...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Robert Hassan This article argues that “evolution” in the production of mass cultural forms has become stalled in our postmodern, networked, and neoliberalized society. Popular cultural forms have historically developed and evolved in dialectical relationship with capitalism. This produced forms...
Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... forms of Victorian capitalism criticized by Karl Marx ( 1990 ), I think that it would have been wise for Žižek to expand his treatment of this point and perhaps emphasize the difference between labor and work and the connection between these two forms and temporality (present/future), since...
Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of a world —perhaps not the world as such, but the world as it is being made and unmade by the spatial, temporal, racial, linguistic, technological, and imperial drives of hypermodern capitalism, particularly its global, financialized, and algorithmic forms. Scholars of political economy have drawn attention...
Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... there are many merits to this line of inquiry, in the rest of this article we would like to offer a possible criticism of the links between the beautiful and the particular form of democratic politics unique to communicative capitalism. As outlined above, the aesthetic community argues about what...
Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., suburban Americans for cultural revolution” (ibid.: 13). The consensus was already forming for the great shift into cool capitalism, the marriage of counterculture and corporate business, which has survived the high divorce rate ever since. Frank argues that Cultural Studies, in its American form...
Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... successful in recruiting working-class members devastated by the developments of global capitalism, which has resulted in widespread unemployment for traditional forms of industrial, agricultural and unskilled labor. Moreover, extremist websites have influenced alienated middle-class youth as well (a 1999...
Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 March 2022
... musicians whose art was historically a form of lament. She contrasts this with the versions of rap and hip-hop that, she says, use “cool” to distance men from their feelings. Whether empowering or a form of further disenfranchisement, the strategies of cool are the subject of this article. It asks how...
Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and nonmainstream projects are emerging that “break with the logic of capital” and “promote ongoing political struggles” (2005: 93). 10 And so they claim that: “It is up to oppositional groups that utilize the Internet to develop the forms of technopolitics that can produce a freer and happier world and that can...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... for critical forms of belonging within a neoliberal communicative environment–especially Jodi Dean’s writings on communicative capitalism. It examines the vulnerabilities and possibilities of lower-class performances and solidarities and brings to light the broader media infrastructures that enable them...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... by and opposed to the restrictions of communicative capitalism. Taking the cultural battle between Universal Pictures’ Minions and Pepe the Frog as their primary example, the authors argue that some forms of graphical representation and display produce an anticapitalist concept of rarity when they function...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., or lineage, of “utopian globalism” in the visual arts, traceable back to the time of the Russian Revolution and active, in mutating form, across the world in the period from 1917 up until the late capitalist 1990s. In a discussion linking artworks by Vladimir Tatlin, Pablo Picasso, and Joseph Beuys...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in the earth’s strata, it will form the basis for the next great evolutionary blossoming. Even though ecologically oriented accounts foreground the obscenity of global ecological crises that emanate from the material-discursive practices of global capitalism, we do not similarly judge the actions...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
...). This stage of capitalism increasingly blocks individuation processes and stymies the possibility of a new form of “spirit.” Indeed, in supplanting traditional or familial markers of identification with the new technologies, the industrial supplement has come, during the last thirty years, to foster...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
...—is essential even for alternative modes of production such as the Paris Commune, which produced a different conception of “wealth” out of revolution. Accordingly, the idea of wealth takes on an atypical form here from that normally associated with money, riches, capitalism, and class-based perceptions...
Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... digitality's emancipatory veneer, their respective books demonstrate the ways that digital ideas, processes, and practices are inextricable from capitalism's own racialized forms of valuation and accumulation. In The Digitally Disposed, Franklin contextualizes the long history of digital culture both...
Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... takes for granted the current alienation under capitalism and does not provide the “chart” of the contemporary forms of labor, the metamorphosis and the casualization of work, the use of the adjective unemployable , the zero-hour contracts, the decline of the unions and work protection, and finally...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of production, mining, storage, and analysis have both intensified and complicated modern capitalism. On the one hand, the circulation and computation of vast amounts of data has enabled the rapid and incessant translation, comparison, and monetization of radically different value forms, based on a set...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... capitalism, with its surreptitious neutralization of opposition and difference.” Thus, against the stultifying logics of the culture industry, montage embraces the unique and unpredictable interpretative possibilities of an ambiguous and polyvalent form. In doing so, it breaks through the pseudo...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
... capital and the state while creating new forms of belonging and producing. While the aesthetic is not a category new to the autonomous tradition (e.g., Berardi 2012 ; Negri 2011 ), to make the connection between aesthetics and exodus, I draw on two theorists who are rarely thought together: Virno...