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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... but to the 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...
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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 (2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
... 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 notions of the Cold War...
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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. References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Translated by Daniel Heller-Roazen . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Barthes Roland . 1972 . Mythologies...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 60–74.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., and their ambivalent articulation of relationships of control, training, care, violence, and love—a protopolitics evident in imaginative play. And, in postnatural media culture, the toy animal has migrated to digital habitats, offering an alternative animal perspective on questions of artificial intelligence...
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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
... 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 rich corpus of forms...
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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 (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... . The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism . London : Verso . Bauman Z. 1990 . Modernity and Ambivalence . Cambridge : Polity . Bauman Z. 2000 . Globalization: the Human Consequences . Cambridge : Polity . Beck V. 2000 . What is Globalization? Cambridge : Polity...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... 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 being and feeling, to discern in them a ‘degree zero...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... a system” (2–3). Han shows that there is a sensitivity to 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...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 July 2006
.... 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 advocating bad Marxism...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of the sovereign: an autochthonous “son of the soil,” the primal father, ruler of his own particular cave; the primordial One, possessing a singular vision unclouded by the ambivalent complexities of civilization, whose word is law and whose decisive action fixes the chaotic flux of the political in terms...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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 reality's reliance on equivalence, production...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 206–225.
Published: 01 July 2014
... the preindividual reality in themselves, to capture it, to reduce it to themselves. We have here two sources of anxiety. The preindividual that captures the individuated or vice versa. TB: In fact, Simondon seems ambivalent about anxiety, since he says, on the one hand, that it is the edge of being...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... technologies in ambivalent, rather than aporetic terms, but I leave this appraisal to a deconstructionist.) As is well-known, classical political economy emerges as an autonomous object of study with the separation of the economy from the social whole under processes of modernization. Land, labor, and capital...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 233–242.
Published: 01 July 2005
... but not understood; potentially extraordinary until proven to be banal. For me the ambivalence holds a similar, hovering fascination, through partial knowledge and projection, to that elicited by the submarine. The glimpse of some suppressed, atavistic animal within a modern construction is part of the unsettling...
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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): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
...-space” of networked terminals (Minitel, television, Internet …) at the ends of which classical assumptions about “inter-individual logic” no longer make sense. Ambivalence makes the model collapse because there is no code for it: “the entire formulation exists only to avert this catastrophe...
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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...