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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... on the voluntrism of the entire population. In this sense, during its course, the epidemic produced a “national” community that the long-ruling single-party state government had been skeptical to affirm. The end of the epidemic became a moment of affirmation of the nation as community. Nevertheless, once infected...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the last fifty years such that the radical potential of political modernist aesthetics needs to be reevaluated. To this end, this essay examines how the shift from industrial to finance capitalism transforms montage and its concomitant investment in spectatorial autonomy into a conservative affirmation...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to understand the phenomenon of human togetherness not in terms of determinate political or territorial forms but as a function of shared spaces (spheres) set up and stretched out through shared living in them. By affirming and potentially informing the ever-renewable possibility of lived extendedness in local...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Sjoerd Van Tuinen This essay serves as an introduction both to this special issue and to the works of Peter Sloterdijk. It starts out from the opposition between the critical and the affirmative projects in modern philosophy. It is my intent to demonstrate how Sloterdijk displaces this opposition...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... miserabilist and affirmative critique? This distinction is all but self-evident, because every new mediological explicitation eventually reproduces scarcity through forgetfulness. It depends on the critical difference between mediocrity and inter-esse, between plain comfortable life and self-reflective radical...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... politics is actually just another form of the liberalism of Habermas and Rawls that she positions her theory against. The article then explores the potential digital media hold for making affirmative, affective, hyperpolitical interventions in specific contents and singular situations. In particular...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., expressing intense anxiety about the future of our species ( Habermas 2003 ; Fukuyama 2002 ; Sloterdijk 2009 ; Borradori 2003) . I would respond to these anxious reactions with intense doses of monistic ethics of affirmation ( Braidotti 2006) . There is no question that the generic figure of the human...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 133–138.
Published: 01 March 2009
... is an undertheorization of power which explains the links between the debates and the sociocultural-political contexts in which they take place and which forms the political value attributed to cultural studies itself, both by those who affirm it and by those who attack or dismiss the whole enterprise. Power...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 55–68.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and twist between the invisible, insensible, and simulated, as well as the visible, sensible, and affirmed. While the viral agent and its impact, actual or projected, is often concretized in an image—a media representation, a scientific diagram, a data visualization, or a statistical graphic—it is only...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in such terms. This is also due to the difficulties inherent in accommodating the negative, even defeatist tone of Kant's work in this area to Cage's unbounded, bubbly affirmation. Frances Dyson, one of the rare critics to overcome this hurdle, poses the question of a Cagean sublime thus: “The problem...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... been traditionally structured by what Derrida describes as Western phonocentrism. Such structuration might be noted in the theoretical essays, where Badiou’s affirmation of Platonic thought is marked by a resistance to thinking mnemotechnics. As “an exemplary discipline of thought,” mathematics...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in The Aesthetic Dimension in 1978. I write elsewhere on Marcuse’s reading of Aragon’s Aurélien ( Miles 2011 : 80–85) and focus here on his remarks on Baudelaire and Eluard. Marcuse’s case for love poetry seems to diverge from his position in an essay on affirmative culture, that by displacing freedom...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... upon the theatrical and artistic legacy of oppressed groups who, symbolically and practically affirmed a “world turned upside down,” Bakhtin celebrated a very ordinary and everyday utopian impulse in the rejection of all forms of oppression, whether religious, state, or ideological. Of course...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to what arrives to thought and to itself, which arrive not only from the future but also from the past. Auto-rejection involves creative regeneration” (7). The ethical claims of this force of auto-rejection are those of the affirmation of multiplicity, the respect for difference, the active production...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on is possible even after the ultimate end. Any articulation after the event is thus an affirmation of the fact that there is an “after Auschwitz.” It becomes the tacit confirmation of the atrocity itself, as embedded in the sole fact of our living on . Absolute justice in the name of the victims, however...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 March 2022
... boasting their #PMA (positive mental attitude), to makeover shows that seek to generate “self-love” or to “spark joy,” to an expanding greetings card and gift industry exhorting us to “live love laugh” and “dance like nobody's watching,” messages promoting inspiration and affirmation have become ubiquitous...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... on this skin once again. In this respect, Lyotard's approach in Pacific Wall tends in the opposite direction of the works in which the sublime dominates the analytical framework. Informed by the affirmative philosophy of desire contained within Libidinal Economy , Lyotard weaves together a number...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... not to ask. All is for the best in the best – and only – possible world. There is – to give it a name – a military entertainment complex, and it rules . Its triumphs affirm the rule of the game and the rules of the game. 08. Everything the military entertainment complex touches with its gold-plated...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a state of network pessimism or what Lauren Berlant also characterizes as the “cruel optimism” of this present, where the affirmation of the essayistic form, aligned to a political project of connection through disjunction, is on the one hand what provides “temporary housing” (5) for survival at a time...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 263–272.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the major concepts of political and theoretical inquiry that have determined the course of radical thought ever since. Like Venn, we affirm the importance of this history at a time when the very ideas and institutions that such thinking engendered find themselves under attack by the ascendency of the New...