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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ephemeral, more evanescent, than any that preceded it. In this essay, we subject this assumption to some critical scrutiny, utilizing a range of empirical detail. In the face of this assay we find the assumption to be considerably wanting. We suggest that what we are actually witnessing is mere acceleration...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Ingrid M. Hoofd This article suggests that the humanist aporia, which is productively at work in the Indymedia project, has become a main ingredient of technological acceleration under neoliberalism. The article draws out Indymedia's response and relation to what it will call “speed-elitism” by...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... politicians get elected not just because of what they say, or how they say it, but when they say it. Within the accelerated serial mix of public opinion, stories, commentary, and events, political support and momentum were articulated with the politicization of affect to shape the outcome. While preelection...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
...John Beck Richard C. Sarafian's Vanishing Point (1971) is the apotheosis of the Vietnam-era exploitation/arthouse existentialist road movies produced in the wake of Easy Rider. Vanishing Point is about speed and technology, surveillance and control, acceleration and catastrophe, roads, deserts, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... capital has also created immense “virtual” spatio-temporalities based on the Internet that are almost wholly commodified. Moreover, these spatio-temporalities, both virtual and real-world, function at accelerated speeds, a “network speed” to produce forms of culture-production and consumption that no...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Eftychia Mikelli My article explores the implications of rapid movement in Jack Kerouac's On the Road both on a literary and a political level, while drawing on Paul Virilio's work on speed and acceleration. The article examines the nature of the main characters' impetus for perpetual motion and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... communicatively fluent societies. They represent the modernization of political culture guided by communicative rationality, paralleling the accelerated modernization of globalization. This view is elaborated and modified by an interpretation based on a philosophy of history as recurrence or “metempsychosis...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Paul Crosthwaite Through an analysis of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement (2001) , this essay considers the potentialities and limitations of narrative, and of representation more generally, as means of capturing and conveying the accelerated and intensely traumatic character of mechanized warfare. I...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... today. This is so when one takes into account the technics of the global “War on Terror” as directed by the American political-economic-military complex. Through that, the world is seeing but the accelerated intensification and dissemination of military and civilian surveillance technologies. Everything...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
...John Beck; Paul Crosthwaite © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 The fairground injunction to “scream if you want to go faster” has become one of the defining imperatives of advanced capitalism, the ambivalence of that scream both calling forth acceleration and announcing a terror at its prospect...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... the debate on the Left in terms of process (acceleration, deceleration), and second, it recasts a “fragmented” story of the last hundred years of the Left in Europe. I qualify it as “fragmented,” since it is Benjaminian in spirit and modernist in form ( montage ). Accelerationism is in fact a term...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Simply put, since the nineteenth century and especially the twentieth, we have entered upon the acceleration of history. As everyone knows, Daniel Halévy revealed this in his book of 1947. 1 Celebrity itself is entering a process of acceleration with the acceleration of history, and so celebrity is also...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... unbridled American technological imperative and a nostalgic European lament for that which has been suppressed by the technological will to power, Kroker focuses his own research effort on rearticulating a Canadian critical theory of technology that takes full account of the accelerating pace of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 381–384.
Published: 01 November 2013
... agenda to promote the capitalist system. Nevertheless, Hoofd attempts to deconstruct alter-globalist discourse to demonstrate that well-meaning alter-globalists are unwitting accomplices in the accelerating production and reproduction of the neoliberal order. For Hoofd, it is only by slowing down and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... an evacuation of depth, of nuance, and of lingering, and of all the beauty that emerges only with patience, he says. Han contrasts the cadence of narration to the unimpeded acceleration of information. Where narration is ritualistic and ceremonial, information is additive and productive. In contrast...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... he perceives to be the demise of the planet under the impact of speed and technologies. Ville panique is delivered as one more item in an accelerating production of reflections on the deleterious effects of speed in contemporary life. Mimicking the acceleration of reality by the very pace he sets...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Marc Bloch's observation that modern society is distinguished from its predecessors by its increased speed. This distances us from past social formations. Consequently any attempt to reckon with our times must analyze acceleration “as a major political phenomenon” (quoted in Armitage 2000 : 35...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... life. Thrift's reading of City of Panic accordingly critically evaluates Virilio's mania with catastrophic urbanism, with acceleration, sensation, and politics, and, by this means, reasons that, on the evidence of his latest book, Virilio is perhaps no longer the inspirational critic he once was...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... scientific metaphor rooted in a natural effect, is a profoundly social concept, a phenomenon produced by the practical social activity of humans. It has its roots in the acceleration of social processes that began with industrialization. The industrial revolution, and subsequent rapid developments in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... with the transport revolutions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—that is disruptive of traditional spatial and temporary processes. In the standard view Virilio’s thought is also judged to be empirically grounded in his claim that the technological acceleration of modernity...