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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Marcia C. Inhorn As India becomes the center for global commercial surrogacy, infertile Indians themselves may be forced to seek assisted reproductive technology (ART) services elsewhere. The inability of Indian couples to access affordable, high-quality services in their home country may force...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... humachines that counter the dystopian thesis: (1) They are an evolving, unavoidable and central aspect of globalization; (2) they contain countless dangers and afford considerable resources for highly dangerous prevailing agglomerations of power; (3) they offer serious points of resistance to those powers...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... opposing conceptions of morality and efficacy. The differences are more than a matter of how the affordances of information technologies match with the different technocultures. Horizontalist social movements incorporate new information technologies into their praxis as self-control, while militaries seek...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 November 2017
... recent therapeutic emphasis on healing and relaxation in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These studies are used to question the accepted discourse of cultural objects as commercially driven tools for the pacification of the masses, instead showing some of the ways in which ambient media affords the...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... industrial force that afforded rock with fresh circulatory routes: advertising-funded television. At the turn of the century, in the wake of the fall of the authoritarian New Order regime, television expanded further. Between 2000 and 2002, a further five advertising-funded television stations were...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2006
... urbanism” has been, and remains, entirely justified. Zygmunt Bauman picks up from where Farish ends by considering how senses of vulnerability and uncertainty – particularly in urban contexts – appear to afford state power a new legitimacy. In an era in which “liquid power respects few if any obstacles...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 July 2005
... repetition and redundancy (both locally, in the paragraph, and globally, across the book). The Globalization of Sexuality draws upon a great many published sources, affording a valuable starting point for various kinds of further work. The founding question, in Binnie's book, is still the extent to...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 285–287.
Published: 01 July 2018
... example, the way in which childhood memories of vultures as harbingers of death in Western movies might adversely affect efforts to conserve the species today (171). Most pertinent to the text’s development of its argument, the opportunities afforded by a swarming approach are stressed at the expense of...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 404–406.
Published: 01 November 2018
...” (185) and deploy a variety of devices and concepts within their own story lines. Two key concepts, however, are afforded particular prominence: “re-description” and secretion. The former, elaborated and exemplified in chapter 3, refers to the process through which it may be possible to discern...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 265–268.
Published: 01 July 2007
... noncooperation with US researchers sooner rather than later. As a musician who has interviewed Cuban musicians, I appreciate the in-depth background that Moore’s book affords researchers such as myself. The thirteen musical transcriptions included serve to illustrate some styles and rhythms, and show evidence of...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 July 2019
... gendered and economic access to cycling. The introduction of the diamond frame followed by the removal of the crossbar to target an expanding female market allowed greater scope for clothing that was both fashionable and functional, but just as important, acceptable and affordable. Cycling for women was...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... brand and discover that it donates 50 percent of its profits to British firefighting charities, a convincing example of sustainable and ethical production, which, with bags priced between £200 and £300 (approximately US$300–$450), places them in the “affordable luxury” category. Whether Elvis and Kresse...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... plastics, I now move toward considering the ways that plastics are implicated in contemporary ecological issues surrounding pollution and toxicity. One of the most notorious affordances of synthetic plastics is that they are not biodegradable or will only degrade over prolonged durations, which means that...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
... imaginative mobility, affords flexibility of perspective. Initiatives of mind depend upon the capacity to compare, to associate, to correlate, to translate, to distinguish, to discriminate. And, far from being taken as problematical, cultural multiplicity and complexity serve as an indispensable and...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... afford ready- to- wear so why is she at couture?” In the loos at the Plaza Athénée hotel’s restaurant, a favourite with the couture set: a young Indian woman shakes her wrists, each freighted with a giant jewel- encrusted cuff that wouldn’t look out of place in the Tower of London. “From my mother- in...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... critical focus toward the mournee as a quintessential, but often occluded, subject in such a dialectic. “An ethics of narrative mourning,” Gana argues, “can no longer afford to be oblivious to the wishes of the mournee—a concept that remains almost completely overlooked and unaccounted for in the ensemble...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
... watch is no longer in production, and its rarity is what contributes to the grail status. In other cases, the watch may be quite new but, given the collector’s income, will require an extensive period of careful saving before it becomes financially affordable. In yet other cases, the watch may be...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... limitations afforded by computer technologies and the way these technologies are culturally framed as immaterial sources of boundless possibility—is in fact doubly useful for critical engagement with informatic culture. First, it is the analysis of contradiction in general that, for Fredric Jameson (1983: 1...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
... famous theory of affordance, a term he coined as early as the 1950s, which thereby traverses the entire formative period of environmental psychology. As it takes ecology beyond natural ecology and marks a becoming-environmental of perception and psyche, a kind of general environmental orientation of...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
... essay concludes as well. To foreshadow: not with elite luxury enclosure, of the major exemplary cases explored below, but in the proliferation of media technologies that have made, and will make further, such enclosure a luxury that mass consumers already are, and will be able to afford, as these...