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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Bernhard J. Dotzler Each “new technology” inflicts “new violence” on its subjects. Following Marshall McLuhan's argument, this article outlines a theoretical frame for thinking about the relationship between violence and the media. Focusing on Stanley Milgram's experiment mentioned by McLuhan in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
...-disciplinary scholars affiliated with the University of Toronto and surrounds during the period 1930–80. This constellation includes thinkers such as Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, Northrop Frye, and Edmund Carpenter, who pioneered many of the touchstone ideas and methods that enliven...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 399–402.
Published: 01 November 2006
... cultural politics of global media. These books, like Miles’, really put into question McLuhan’s notions concerning the potential of electronic media to create a homogeneous sense and political culture of what he called the global village. Opposing forces to McLuhan’s futural theoretical predictions seem to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... McLuhan, and George Grant allows us to assert that there exists a distinctive “Canadian discourse on technology” ( Kroker 1984 ), then surely Arthur Kroker is to be regarded as one of the leading contemporary exponents of this line of thought. Claiming that this project involves theorizing a middle way...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
...), but it took until 1967 and the commercial availability of the portapak video camera for a video underground to develop, through exploring this new medium's properties. Paul Ryan, a research assistant to Marshall McLuhan during his 1967–68 residency at Fordham University, was among this group. He...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... served to counterbalance long-held assumptions about the relationship between humans and media technologies. Granted, like Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan, Kittler may have gone overboard, but this was inevitable given that, prior to his arrival, the boat was threatening to capsize on the other side...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., that at first national economies can resist international speculative capital, but “it is the latter that is leading the way”—the “purest expression of the system” (23). It is interesting that Marshall McLuhan’s chapter on money in Understanding Media (1964) mentions John Maynard Keynes and the move...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... digital and the extent to which human agency is mediated by such forms. His own persuasive blend of media materialism combines an archaeological approach, established in German media theory, with methods drawn from the work of Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, and Bruno Latour. This question of method...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2012
... priests and were worshiped between sheets rather than in pews. Intellectually, Kittler may be a composite of Nietzsche, G. W. F. Hegel, Heidegger, Lacan, Foucault, Marshall McLuhan, and Claude Shannon; he was also Friedrich Schlegel (and a couple of other romantics) on acid. But maybe the whole Greek...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the expense of other forms of relation that come from my contact with that which may remain just outside my own experience. In our discussion of narcissism, however, we should also remember Marshall McLuhan’s reading of the myth. McLuhan gives us an understanding of narcissism that is explicitly...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
... times. All the others bloomed and withered away with the prevailing zeitgeist. CW: How do you regard the fact that an entire school of thought has emerged in your wake? FK: Funnily enough, I like it. We invested a lot of work that is now recognized worldwide. In the case of Marshall McLuhan...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., de Sola Pool argued, by connecting this instinctive thuggery with a political cause. It was the violence of communalism that Marshall McLuhan emphasized in his conception of the “global village” in 1968. Networked communications had universalized the villagers' rage against the discrepancy...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... influences from Canadian media studies (Marshall McLuhan, Harold Innis, and others) have resonated with the work in German-speaking areas since the 1980s. Without going into much detail, it is important to note that these debates have led to discussions of materiality that, at least in some versions, have...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... first opinion polls and the books that were being written about it, such as Marshall McLuhan's. And it was an object of political strategy when it came to putting the masses to sleep, with the alibi of culture playing the role of safety valve and, ultimately, instrument of alienation. J-F.P. : Was...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 383–388.
Published: 01 November 2010
... you. Much the same applies to Jünger. Almost verbatim anticipations in On Pain of the Frankfurt School, Paul Virilio, Marshall McLuhan, and Friedrich Kittler on the growing “objectification of the individual” (30), the rise of civilized boredom as the “dissolution of pain in time” (13), the change...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... of creating commodities. This mediation is then further mediated in distribution. McLuhan (for example 1964 ), like apparatus theory (see Heath and de Lauretis 1980 ), does not look in detail at delivery mechanisms beyond the space-time determinations of the object, inferring that the object, in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... art …” (SIII: 813). Is “globalization” perhaps an option? Or McLuhan’s “global village”? For Sloterdijk these are not suitable candidates. 11 This “sphere of all spheres” only exists politico-economically as “an inclusive concept of markets” (WIK: 231), the coherence of which is guaranteed by joint...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... friends, two thousand Twitter followers, and so on— and quantity replaces quality. As Jacques Derrida (2005 : 1) notes through reference to Aristotle’s aphorism “O my friends, there is no friend,” when there are too many friends, there are no friends. Here, Marshall McLuhan s (1994) technoutopia of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... portable gadgetry, and deduce from it some informed projections of the good or evil future it affords” (1981: 114). Almost half a century later we’re still waiting for that account. Few since have even noticed the category, let alone theorized the category. Marshall McLuhan includes a chapter titled “The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... those who have criticized polls for their part in the degeneration of public discourse is as long as that of those who have advocated the democratic impetus behind polling (Gallup 1938) . Twenty-seven years ago Marshall McLuhan predicted “representative government, which has been based on majority rule...