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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
... 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 Lacan's own account of trauma (see Lacan 1994...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 a pathological deviation...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of the bombsite as a disordering of value was such that its negative force would always be in competition with this healing purpose. Two years prior to Paneth's sociological study of a streetful of troubled and troubling youth, Anna Freud and Dorothy Burlingham, who had been running the Hampstead...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
... organize a remarkably wide field of scientific, quasi-scientific, and philosophical activity since the nineteenth century. The distinction between thought and action divides up the ways in which an organism reaches consciousness of its external reality. In 1911, Sigmund Freud had designed his perennially...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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 (2003...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 reading of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 244–262.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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 nouvelle critique in late 1964. 33 If that publication is entwined in his...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 interpretation. I suggest that it is the comparison between films and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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, the coercive we of all grand narratives, and so...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Freud carefully here. For the moment, it is productive to meditate on the connection between representatives and drives or instincts described in Freud's paper on “Repression” [1915]: “Besides the idea, some other element representing the instinct has to be taken into account, and … this other element...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... 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 state tyranny: the hysteria...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 robotic movement that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
...). 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 savage origins, into an abundance of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... subjective forces. Freud’s psychoanalytic theory figures as a decisive moment in modern metaphysical subjectivism. 8 Martin Heidegger explained that the modern period is profoundly an epoch of metaphysical subjectivism, when the ground of understanding and being is taken to be human subjectivity. We find...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... 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 such as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 Mass (2007), Featherstone reserves the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 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 games, phrase...