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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
... have liked under less frantic working conditions. The excessive tempo of the modern city is an aspect of the disintegration and the deconstruction of the populating unit. The result of this is a sort of cold civil war. (1999: 65) What neither Freud nor Bion explores in these formulations...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... desires now. Remember, following Sigmund Freud’s conceptualization of the death drive in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (2003), the thanatological subject seeks to escape the pain of existence through death, which is the closest he or she can come to life before birth once he or she has emerged into the...
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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
.... 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 nouvelle critique in late 1964. 33...
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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 2018) 14 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 November 2018
... (Critical Lives) , 2017 , 176 pages, £11.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78023-808-1 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...
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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 March 2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... interviews with media users and industry insiders and is annotated with the psychological 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...
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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
... 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 neurotic-compulsive, coded systems of totemic law, each with their amalgam of taboos, one could say that the biological...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
... broadcasts. Listen, therefore, to Burroughs; my generation owes much more to him than to Freud and Jürgen Habermas: Animals talk, but they do not write. A clever old rat might well know about traps and poisoned bait; it cannot write a handbook for Reader's Digest on FATAL TRAPS IN YOUR WAREHOUSE, nor can...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 1932 he did allow his wife to show some third of it to André Schaeffer, who had returned to Paris. 3 “As for dreams, my view has always been much more surrealistic than psychoanalytic. That is, it’s the manifest content, as Freud called it, rather than the underlying meaning that interests me in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... translation. Stiegler was a student of Jacques 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...