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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... secrecy and passive aggression of the Cold War. As such, the bunker as a site of power in much of the work discussed is approached not merely as an historical artifact but as a deeply ambivalent structure that speaks to contemporary anxieties regarding the location and accountability of the systems of...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
... adopting Asian culturalist positions that redrew conflict positions from that of capitalism versus communism to that of Asians versus Westerners. The two categories of transnationalism and sexuality are queried, and they demonstrate the pastiche and ambivalence inherent in the films, confronting Western...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jennifer Smith Maguire The article offers a distinctive account of how the nouveaux riches serve as an anchor for a range of upper- middle- class ambivalences and anxieties associated with transformations of capitalism and shifting global hierarchies. Reflecting the long- term association of middle...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... portrays the cultural politics of that apology as both fraught and ambivalent. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 national allegory political apology indigenous politics Australian film Jindabyne All Nation-States are born and found themselves in violence…This foundational violence is...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... vital to our understanding of contemporary cultural and political studies. If we want to retain a sense of why Bauman continues to be significant and of the influence he has had on cultural politics, we might be well advised to hold in mind simultaneously two of his many important concepts: ambivalence...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
... (1987 (1988) tended to see postmodernity negatively as a condition of loss (e.g., of certainty, order, and self-confidence) and took pluralism, contingency, and ambivalence as indicative of the postmodern turn, he continued to develop substantive and detailed analyses of postmodernity and produced a...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... human communication that transparency can know nothing of. He addresses what Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg could not yet see: with optimization and operationality comes a compulsion to accelerate, and to strip ourselves of all ambivalence and ambiguity, of all humanity. The society of...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-modernity and ambivalence, his influence on me is, I imagine, at least as profound as that of Michel Foucault, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jean Baudrillard was on him. I first met Bauman in October 1979 when I began work on my BA (Hons) in sociology under his tutelage. Bauman had recently published Hermeneutics...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 July 2006
... fetishism (quoted by Hutnyk, p. 194). Tool making is what good Marxism is about, tools to combat social exploitation. The ambivalent use of “bad Marxism” makes one wonder whether Hutnyk's thesis is that it is good to be bad or whether good Marxism is even worse. In other words, is Hutnyk criticizing or...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... these models. Ireland's accelerated modernization and its ambivalent effects – the growth of both affluence and inequality, individuation and social disintegration, secularization and anomie- are fed in more or less equal measure by foreign direct investment by American global corporations, and by...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and feeling at the center of his political economy. In Virno's terms, what is essential is grasping the ambivalence that circulates around a feeling like job fear and its attendant mutability: “We need to understand, beyond the ubiquity of their manifestations, the ambivalence of these modes of...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... individual” (p. 60). The authors recognize that citizens of consumer societies, in the reproduction of their lives, regard society as one big playground, where ambivalence rather than political antagonism is their new weapon of dissent. Today, magazines such as Adbusters and popular films like Fight...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 300–302.
Published: 01 November 2017
... New” (2008), you again draw on your own experience of having been a stranger. The Jews of Europe, you maintain, “were the first to experience the harrowing dilemmas, ineradicable ambivalence and indeed awesome aporias of modern life” (6). Here you confront a dimension of being, and of existential...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Historically, the repeated impacts of war, migration, and market fluctuations have surely meant that liquid modernity, with its uncertainty, anxiety, ambivalence, fear of strangers, restless flight from betrayal, and ardent pursuit of temporary delights, has been the prevalent or default condition for large...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 413–415.
Published: 01 November 2018
... exploration of the shared, ambivalent emotions that austerity and anti-immigration discourses produce. In distinguishing her text from Berlant’s, Forkert states: “Rather than analyse cultural texts, I will discuss a range of examples within popular culture, policy and social movements” (10). She accomplishes...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
...” because they are duel [ sic .], both a paragon of integral reality – an absolute fetish, a totally virtualized and mediated world from which the human has truly disappeared – and, as with all games, a form of ambivalence, seduction, undecidability, and reversibility, always already undoing integral...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 233–242.
Published: 01 July 2005
.... Being drawn to something as deeply offensive, immoral and dangerous as the dark curves of a Hunter-Killer submarine is uncomfortable. I kept going because the ambivalence of attraction and repulsion is fascinating and difficult to define. It is a kind of hovering between states of perception, at a cusp...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
...! In this way, Schmitt and Joyce represent two seemingly antithetical moments of modernism, the Apollonian and the Dionysian. But whereas Joyce acknowledges the paradox and ambivalence of his position and thereby manages a delicate balance between the two, Schmitt does not, and in the name of...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 133–138.
Published: 01 March 2009
... irreverence. The book provides a useful discussion of the Australian “policy turn” and Wark’s “media republicanism” and even manages to make a case for the rehabilitation of Fiske and Hartley. Yet if the antidogmatism of “antipodean theory” helps to explain Gibson’s approach, the book remains ambivalent...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... requirements of political economy as a result. (It is also suspect from a Derridean perspective since it increasingly understands the pharmakon of the new technologies in ambivalent, rather than aporetic terms, but I leave this appraisal to a deconstructionist.) As is well-known, classical political economy...