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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... version of this article. 1 “Once, out of some obscure need to classify, I proposed a tripartite account of value…. Let me introduce a new particle into the microphysics of simulacra. For after the natural, commodity and structural stages of value comes the fractal stage” ( Baudrillard 1993c : 5). Two...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
... makes it possible to construct a somewhat more hesitant account, not least, or so I argue, because hesitant accounts are closer to the way the world is. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 We're here to go. That's what we're here for. We're here to go … ( Burroughs 1990 ) Remorse, predictably, was the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... problematization of the conventional spectrum of left and right political positions. Referring to the work of Marx, Max Weber, Michel Foucault, and Gilbert Simondon, Stiegler characterizes his account of cultural capitalism in relation to his critique of the philosophy of technology. He talks about how his more...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... political potential of his works requires analyzing the importance of his account of the rupture between classical and modern cinema for his political concept of “a people.” The concepts of peoples, nations, and minorities are not the same, and it is to the detriment of film studies that its understanding...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 265–280.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Simon During This essay is a contribution to the debate around cultural studies’ relation to disciplinarity. It makes the case that that debate has failed fully to take into account global shifts in university management which have meant that the health and reproduction of disciplines is no longer...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 November 2018
... rendered other through this promotion of the figure of the hacker, suggesting that practices of care, watching and waiting, thinking and reflecting, and sitting with are all valuable aspects of citizenship that are elided in contemporary accounts. The argument has implications for the maker movement, wider...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
... business from industry; (3) the separation of accountability from responsibility; and (4) the subjugation of “going concerns” by overriding concerns. The authors argue that this amounts to a political economic shift from traditional concepts of “capitalism” to a new “corporatism” in which the relationships...
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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 November 2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... interpretation of works by Sundaram in this period, the paper outlines the centrality, as both form and motif, of the boat . Cited, improvised, and elaborated upon repeatedly, Sundaram's boat-works advance an alternative account of cultural origins that unfolds around incidents of violent rupture and survival...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and the Last Man (1992) . The paper argues that Stiegler's account of an originary supplemental logic structuring the relation of the human to the technical offers an understanding of technological development which is radically different from that of Fukuyama. It shows how Stiegler's philosophy of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Lee Barron Employing Jean Baudrillard's concept of integral reality, as articulated within The intelligence of evil or the Lucidity Pact , and linking it with Tim Guest's journalistic/anthropological account of his experiences within Second Life , the article assesses the extent to which, in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Sophie Fuggle The pixel and the technique of pixelating faces belong to a politics of fear and a digital aesthetics of truth that shapes public perceptions of criminality and the threat of otherness. This article draws on Paul Virilio’s account of the pixel in The Lost Dimension to analyze its...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler Taking issue with many official accounts, the essay traces the origins of the German autobahn back to the Battle of Verdun (1916). The military necessity to organize rigidly enforced, intersection-free two-way traffic becomes the model for the construction of the autobahn. Kittler...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... documents have always been central to our cities’ operation: their trade, accountancy, governance, and culture. In examining the place of mud in the Kulturetechniken of city-making and record-keeping, we see that urban and administrative culture are both utterly dependent on geological resources...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 319–338.
Published: 01 November 2006
... the stern yet fierce “Indian look” is discussed in the context of the employment and deployment of the “noble savage” within European primitivism and racism. The article concludes with an account of Grey Owl’s capacity to look “more Indian than an Indian” and his redemption as a hero of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Paul Stacey This article examines two different approaches to the political significance of networked technologies like the Internet. It considers Richard Kahn and Douglas Kellner’s “critical/reconstructive” methodology and Jodi Dean’s account of “communicative capitalism,” and shows how the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., while acknowledging that this depends on the effective management of individual media profiles, the article proposes a critical reappraisal of the place of the celebrity personae in political communication in order to account for the possibility of constructive modes of media performance. © BERG 2010...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... identifies a range of factors limiting the extension of democracy through Web 2.0, factors that are not taken into account by the cyber-libertarian discourse. Identifying such factors provides a starting point for a critical exploration of how democracy can be extended through the Internet. In conclusion...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Uros Cvoro This essay discusses the music style of turbo-folk as the vanishing mediator between two kinds of nationalism in Serbia: anti-Yugoslav nationalism and pan-Balkan regionalist nationalism. Using Slavoj Žižek's account of the concept of the vanishing mediator, I suggest that the nationalism...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... wholeness relies on and produces a global both imaginary and Real. This fantasy prevents the emergence of a clear division between friend and enemy, resulting instead in the more dangerous and profound figuring of the other as a threat to be destroyed. My goal in providing this account of communicative...