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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
... 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 contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 399–402.
Published: 01 November 2006
... 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 be...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Nathan Van Camp Exits to the Posthuman Future , by Arthur Kroker , Cambridge : Polity , 2014 , 224 pages, $24.95/€21.30 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-7456-7163-5 © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 If the profound and enduring influence of the work of Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 borrowed the university's...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 away from the gold standard, and Baudrillard suggests that it is possible...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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 is central to the book and is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., 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 adventure is the last big joke the crafty Loki played on us. Kittler was, after all...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... remember Marshall McLuhan’s reading of the myth. McLuhan gives us an understanding of narcissism that is explicitly anesthetic, foregrounding the body, sensation, and numbness. Like Lippit, McLuhan stresses that Narcissus never realized that his reflection was of himself—he mistook it for another person...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
... recognized worldwide. In the case of Marshall McLuhan, you can prove that every fifth sentence is wrong and every tenth is funny and very ingenious. And Harold Innis never managed to get into technical details. But I believe that the dicier and more in-your-face media become, the more necessary it is to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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 between the information they were given and the material things they couldn't have...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... directions that have elaborated the irreducibility of issues of media to the usual focus on “text, audience, and industry” ( Peters 2009 : 4–5). As Peters and subsequent writers (Young, forthcoming) identify, the fourth, minor tradition is where influences from Canadian media studies (Marshall McLuhan...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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 that strategy successful in the end? J.B. : I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 383–388.
Published: 01 November 2010
... 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 of all-inclusive liberal education to an elitist edifice that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... are constructed in media. The product of production is thus an object, physically constituted in space and time, an essential element of the process of creating commodities. This mediation is then further mediated in distribution. McLuhan (for example 1964 ), like apparatus theory (see Heath and de...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
...: 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 ventures...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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 absolute connectivity creates the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... 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 Gadget Lover” in Understanding Media (1994 : 41–47) but, in his inimitable way...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... heavily from thermodynamics, and Marshall McLuhan (1964) famously divided media into “hot” and “cool” forms. A number of scholars have tracked the way that heating and cooling has shaped the built environment, including its thermal delights ( Heschong 1979) , the architectural aesthetics of heat ( Ong...