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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... further my analysis of the pure experience of luxus, which exceeds any object that is always too base and objective to be truly luxurious, I seek to psychoanalyze Nero’s pursuit of the orgy of luxus through reference to Sigmund Freud’s discussion of Thanatos in his Beyond the Pleasure Principle . In that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... forms. It has allowed him most recently to develop an embryonic critique of political economy, focused on technological and libidinal practices of consumerism. His technological analysis of contemporary reality, buttressed by “technological” readings of Marx and Freud, are important in this context. I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... object-fetishism. These are both steps in the radicalization of Marx's idea of commodity fetishism, drawing on freud's idea of fetishism as a perverse structure. The article notes that Baudrillard provided inventories of fetishism at regular intervals in his writings, and that these remained curiously...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... because, as Malcolm Bowie comments, the real's intrusion upon the subject “cannot be anticipated or forestalled” (1991: 110). The essential unexpectedness of the traumatic encounter receives its most systematic theorization in Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1955 [1920]), a text which underpins...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... chapter (“Thresholds of Mourning: Freud and After”), Gana begins by acknowledging both his indebtedness to and departure from “the early Freudian model of therapeutic mourning” (9), particularly as propounded in Freud’s famous essay “Mourning and Melancholia,” in which melancholia is defined primarily as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of troubled and troubling youth, Anna Freud and Dorothy Burlingham, who had been running the Hampstead Nurseries, published their findings on the effects of aerial bombing on children. What was crucial to Burlingham and Freud's study was that a sentimental understanding of the effects of war on...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
... consciousness of its external reality. In 1911, Sigmund Freud had designed his perennially controversial hypothetical fiction, “Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning,” to account for human experience and behavior in a provisionally satisfying way, where actually no sound theoretical...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... thanatological mode of subjectivity, where the subject wants everything but cannot wait for anything. In this death drive mode of identity, the failing subject must have his or her heart’s desires now. Remember, following Sigmund Freud’s conceptualization of the death drive in Beyond the Pleasure Principle...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... sites or locations of Homer's epic. Kittler's insistence on the literal locations of Homer's poem may remind readers of Freud's odd obsession with Francis Bacon as the presumed real author of Shakespeare's plays 1 —or with the historical novel of Moses and Monotheism , also based on an idiosyncratic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 244–262.
Published: 01 July 2018
... how to stay in the wings,” he comments. 31 He himself teaches on psychoanalysis, and he describes to Franca a “sensational presentation . . . on Lacan . . . by a lad of twenty-one.” 32 This is Miller. Most important, Althusser begins to write the article “Freud and Lacan,” which appeared in La...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
... “philosopher of the Real” ( Myers 2003: 29 ). It is Žižek's focus on the Real that marks the relevance of his reinterpretation of Lacan. The second part of my analysis thus focuses on the Real. I proceed to compare the Lacanian triad, Imaginary–Symbolic–Real (ISR), with Freud's method of dream...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... passions of modernity to instigate progress through a strong collective identity. Yet, in the wake of these failed social experiments came an equal distrust of mass consciousness. The popularity of Freud’s work in the postwar years is indicative of the ways in which people began to reject the prospect of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., in parallel, Lyotard’s predilection for the strength of the weak argument found with the Sophists. Forever adrift both from and with the nexus formed by Marx and Freud, all the other key concepts emerging from Lyotard’s philosophical thought are treated by Bamford: the intractable, the differend...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... insights of Sigmund Freud, David Riesman, and Erik Erikson and with popular culture references. The first part of Alone Together tackles the popularity of social robots. Robots are imagined and often expected to perform social roles by substituting human presence. By providing a genealogy of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... already exist. 4. In the same way, in fact, as service societies short-circuit the social processes of transindividuation, as I have attempted to show in Réenchanter le monde , p. 41 et seq. 5. We should read Freud carefully here. For the moment, it is productive to meditate on the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Lucifer framed His seductive move). Humanity was thrust into its own sphere, into the realm of culture or civilization, or, better, civilizations, each with their own coded laws of good and evil. Following Freud’s reading ([1913] 2001, but also 1939) of the traumatic emergence of humanity out of its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... The alien forces that seize control and torment or overwhelm the conscious self are taken to be located within and to be in fact subjective forces. Freud’s psychoanalytic theory figures as a decisive moment in modern metaphysical subjectivism. 8 Martin Heidegger explained that the modern period is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Derrida and shares theoretical co ordinates (among them Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Husserl, and Heidegger) with him and other influential continental theorists including Jean-François Lyotard, Paul Virilio, and Gilles Deleuze. Stiegler cannot be simply labeled a “Derridean,” however, and has drawn on sources...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... planet don't have the cultural or material resources to read Featherstone's book, and become part of the “we” that his voice assumes. In any case, they already know that capitalism needs to be tamed. They just didn't realize that you needed to get there via Freud and Virilio. Like John Gray in Black...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
...” from both Marx and Freud (for instance, Discourse, Figure , Libidinal Economy , or, most obviously, Dérive à partir de Marx et Freud [ Drifting from Marx and Freud ]). Throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, paths of inquiry multiply around a plethora of figures: the libidinal, the pagan, language...