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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... . 2012 . The Luxury Strategy: Break the Rules of Marketing to Build Luxury Brands . London : Kogan Page . McNeil Peter Riello Giorgio . 2016 . Luxury: A Rich History . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Schiller Friedrich . 2016 . On the Aesthetic Education of Man . London...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... his own media as “radical mediocrity” and argue that this has become our first nature. But then, what is the political potential of Sloterdijk’s merger of aesthetics with politics as based on the Bataillan principle of excess rather than lack and scarcity? Should we not differentiate between...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
...)communicative communist pedagogy that is oriented against communicative capitalism. We show that there is a taut connection between capitalism and democracy that consists of a shared logic, pedagogy, and aesthetic that revolves around communication, inclusion, and transparency. Without grasping this aesthetic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and Postmodernity .” English translation by David Bennett . In Textes dispersés I: Esthétique et théorie de l'art/Miscellaneous Texts I: Aesthetics and Theory of Art . vol. 4, bk. 1, of Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists , edited by Parret Herman , 200 – 223 . Leuven : Leuven...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Vlad Ionescu Jean-François Lyotard's figural is read in relation to discourse . The figural introduces in aesthetics a sense of cultivating those moments of intensity that resist and escape all regulating power, be it linguistic discourse or the order of the conscious or political constraints. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... media is a quasi-spiritual and maybe even Hegelian investment in aesthetics as the substrate with which to think and experience a world as an event of history. The contours of aesthetics as sensation and perception are in dialectical struggle with the materiality of media whose elementary particles...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... article treats Curtis’s recent body of work diagnostically. It argues that, quite apart from any promise of escape or deliverance, the aesthetic form of his work actively inhabits the rhythms and vectors of contemporary media. For Curtis, the media-technological conditions of the twenty-first century...
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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. virtual actual dialectics...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... deconstructed through aesthetic means as well as the political stances of particular films to the narratives through which particular national identities are still being written. Alternatively they have been used to explore how cinema invents discourses that function as the basis for collective enunciations of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... face of totalitarianism, a literature of intimacy opens a realm of human experience that is outside the control of the regime. Because it carries a memory of joy, it is radically other to the ethos of the regime. Later, in The Aesthetic Dimension (1978), Marcuse returns to the role of aesthetics when...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... very act of writing. Metzger’s works are discussed as aesthetic responses to the “new categorical imperative” of Adorno, who addresses art’s failure in light of Auschwitz by pointing to aporias that constitute the inescapable condition of “barbarism.” This essay suggests that Metzger’s aesthetic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... aestheticization of politics under fascist regimes more generally, consider also Benjamin 1968 : 243: “The logical result of Fascism is the introduction of aesthetics into political life.” Benjamin’s theory rings true, especially when one considers the seduction and stagecraft of dictators like Adolf Hitler and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Ryan Bishop; John Phillips In an attempt to rethink the boundaries that conventionally determine the Cold War period and its fiction, we examine theoretical, historical, and aesthetic spheres that both precede and exceed the Cold War years. We focus on works by H.G. Wells and Richard Powers in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... protests and the theory of participatory democracy to develop an aesthetic that blurred the lines between performer and audience. Ultimately this relationship between New Left thought and experimental theater contributed to the emergence of performance studies as an academic discipline. This article thus...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 July 2013
... retreat of the forms of space and time. Rather than a crisis of reason or cognitive discourse pure and simple, Lyotard situates the crisis in terms of Kantian aesthetics, as the loss of the immediate community of feeling in the beautiful and the advent of an “anaesthetics” of formlessness in the sublime...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Five Car Stud , suggesting that attention to this aspect of Lyotard's writings might allow us to avoid some of the impasses created by the emphasis upon the sublime aspect of aesthetic experience. Reading Pacific Wall in terms of the problems set out in Lyotard's Libidinal Economy , I contend that one...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... practice is founded upon a series of logical paradoxes. However, it can be argued that Lyotard's revision of Cage's aesthetic theories in post-Freudian terms more openly faces up to these paradoxes than Cage's own sunny Jungianism does. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 For the early Lyotard...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... desubjectivation. Had Lyotard abandoned his own straw man of romantic expressionism and instead adopted a Deleuzean expressionist aesthetic, his prescriptions for the political/musical act might have spanned beyond the domain of the European composers who remained virtually his only musical reference point. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 357–370.
Published: 01 November 2013
... principles of postwar council estate planning and the later negative social and aesthetic stereotyping of these estates. Next, it discusses how Shaw's paintings appear to cope with this struggle by “spectrally wavering” between a visualization of Tile Hill as remembered from his childhood and as it is in its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Jonathan Harris This essay highlights post-1945 intertwined aesthetic and political radicalisms in the visual arts, drawing on key examples from the United States and Western Europe in the decades from the end of World War II to the present. It seeks to explore the complex relations between...