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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 285–287.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Press 2018 Environmental action is plagued by an underlying fear. This fear, which often remains unspoken, is that we have already gone past a point of no return, that even the most stringent action could not prevent irreversible changes in climate that would make our planet uninhabitable for...
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Published: 01 November 2007
Dyke Action Machine!, “Meet the Muffiosi.” 1998. 2,000 postcards. Dyke Action Machine!, “Meet the Muffiosi.” 1998. 2,000 postcards. More
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Published: 01 November 2007
Dyke Action Machine!, “Gay Marriage: You Might As Well Be Straight.” 1997. Offset poster. 18 × 24 inches. 5,000 posters wheatpasted in Lower Manhattan. German-Language version of campaign installed in the Munich subway system, September 2000. In this campaign, DAM! brings a Martha Stewart fantasy More
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Published: 01 November 2007
Dyke Action Machine!, “Lesbian Americans: Don’t Sell Out!” 1998. Offset poster. 36 × 24 inches. 5,000 posters wheatpasted in Lower Manhattan. Combining the earnest tone and formal elements of 1940’s war effort posters with the opportunistic use of nationalism and patriotism by marketers and More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 237–264.
Published: 01 July 2009
...) production of (political) subjectivity. Because such efforts necessarily attend to the status of a principle of the actionable, this essay suggests that the question of a “beyond” as it relates to a politics of the actionable calls for a conceptual elaboration of “organized networks.” The essay argues that a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
... connection with modes of investigating thought, action, and sensation that were integral to Cold War strategy and technology. We argue that duration and the historical closures of the period inevitably fail to capture intrinsic factors of the Cold War that are consistently manifested in discourses as wide...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... on theology, but rather on philosophical anthropology and idealist epistemology. Hegel’s approach to history as the result of human actions that are never irrational but in principle always rational helps us to understand the historical process. This theory is specifically useful in understanding the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Donncha Kavanagh; Geoff Lightfoot; Simon Lilley That we live in a time of unprecedented and ever-increasing change is both a shibboleth of our age and the more-or-less explicit justification for all manner of “strategic” actions. The seldom, if ever, questioned assumption is that our now is more...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
... in which the actual is capable of action only if it can convert its actuality into virtuality, that is to free itself for a future other than its actual present. Critical to this political project is work at the aesthetic level of media and communications technologies. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... nearly every market transaction and community activity—from buying shoes to wearing them to a charity gala at the local donor-funded museum. These practices activate action through vocabulary, or through a productive relationship to what Raymond Williams ([1976] 1985) described as keywords. In this...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Lambert Wiesing The aim of this article is to introduce the idea of a phenomenology of luxury. The thesis is that luxury cannot be a characteristic of things or of actions, but that it arises through a private aesthetic experience, which can be identified as a functional equivalent to play as it is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Douglas Kellner Donald Trump can best be understood in the context of the rise of authoritarian populist, nationalist, and antiglobalist movements throughout the world. In this article, I focus on the assault on globalization in the Trump campaign, look at his administration and actions as...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... lift; and the first photograph’s later life as a social media meme. Asking how a depiction of glittering luxury can be presented as populist revolt, it discusses how elites draw on discourses of meritocracy, of “traveling up the social ladder,” to validate their actions. That Trump and friends are not...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 72–87.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Roger Burrows; Caroline Knowles In the decade between 2007 and 2017 London changed fundamentally. This article is about how the actions of the transnational über- wealthy — the “have yachts” — impinged on the life- worlds of the “merely wealthy” — “the haves.” As the authors explore the conceptual...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of postcolonial critiques, which makes the presence of independent anthropologists possible but problematic amid projects of interventionist aid, rescue and military action. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 My main concern in this essay is with the identity of the anthropologist and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... can only be fully understood if it is viewed alongside a consideration of the ideological function of fantasy, especially as it is set out in the work of Slavoj Žižek. The article focuses on one particular piece of mimesis, namely the “Elite Force Aviator: George W. Bush 12-inch Action Figure” to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
... setting and resonances of this aggressive action of urban–global “upgrading” in the city. The contemporary, general logic of metropolitan globalization should be situated in the specific and distinctive context of Istanbul's evolving urban identity. There are three principal objectives. The first is to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Geofrey Craig This article explores the increasing politicization of “lifestyles” and outlines an understanding of the concept of “lifestyle politics.” This is conducted through a case-study discussion of protest actions against the upgrading of the electricity grid on the north island of New...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... a political imperative of the absolute deniability of covert actions. It thereby ushered in a specifically modern form of innocence. Greene’s novel is about an early version of that innocence. Modern innocence conceals the “principle of implosion” according to which ferocious opposites reverse into...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Vietnam War. The crucial question centered around the proper role of the audience, or citizenry: Should members sit quietly and watch the drama unfold, confident in the decisions of those elected to perform certain roles? Or should they raise their voices and demand to be a part of the action, as...