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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to 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...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., for Foster, such “family friendly torture porn” or “apocotainment” is nothing but “televisual excrement” produced by and for a culture obsessed with death, not life, “dominated not by Eros, but by Thanatos . . . one of brutal fascistic pleasure, a culture at home with genocide, pain, death, torture...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... instinct. As intimated below, the mechanical repetition of factory discipline and its organization of labor as abstract simple labor power as exchange value align with repetition as symptom of Thanatos. The arithmetic model of the universe in technological rationality is then structurally homologous...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
....” Random violence and hooliganism, however, are arguably driven by excessive rage and a nihilistic lust for destruction, theorized by Freud and Marcuse as Thanatos , thus fueling asocial behavior with strong impulses of both naked greed and aggression. 33 As with Breivik, the rioting young British...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... struggles of Eros and Thanatos (creative and destructive instincts), reason and passion, id and superego, civilized man and subhuman brute are still played out and unresolved. Trickster is “the mythic embodiment of ambiguity and ambivalence, doubleness and duplicity, contradiction and paradox” ( Hyde 1998...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as congenial but also to raise questions concerning luxus and other kinds of sociocultural primacy associated with Thanatos, or the death drive. Drawing on the psychoanalytical and philosophical writings of Sigmund Freud ([1920] 2001 ) and Georges Bataille ([1967] 1991 ), Mark Featherstone (2016...