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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... undertake an approach that is critical of corporate forms and hegemonic uses of the Internet, we advocate for new software developments such as blogs and trace the oppositional deployments of the Internet made by a wide variety of groups in the cause of progressive cultural and political struggle. In this...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Johanna Drucker In our image-saturated culture, can works of imaginative art have any impact? If so, then what is the critical concept within which their effect can be understood? This article makes use of a systems-theory approach in relation to a longer history of modernist criticism, proposing...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Paul Stacey This article examines two different approaches to the political significance of networked technologies like the Internet. It considers Richard Kahn and Douglas Kellner’s “critical/reconstructive” methodology and Jodi Dean’s account of “communicative capitalism,” and shows how the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of differentiating between feminist and antifeminist themes amid the implosive forces of a virtualized significatory and political economy. To map what a feminist-Baudrillardian approach to postfeminist media images might look like, this essay engages with current feminist theorizing about the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... on theology, but rather on philosophical anthropology and idealist epistemology. Hegel’s approach to history as the result of human actions that are never irrational but in principle always rational helps us to understand the historical process. This theory is specifically useful in understanding the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
... perspective. It explores the compression of time through the acceleration of movement and measures the velocity of a counterculture that has “hopped up” the machinery of repression as it approaches final impact. This essay discusses the film in the context of issues surrounding individual liberty and national...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... distinct in the first place. The rise of the computer game as an emergent cultural form calls for an approach to cultural theory that might emerge organically out of the experience of game play. In an era in which many aspects of everyday life seem increasingly game-like, one might well ask what relation...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Bob Hanke This essay develops a technocultural studies approach to political elections and polling. First, I shift our attention from polling as a cultural form to developments in polling technology that are transfiguring this form. I then examine the production and circulation of political opinion...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Jodi Dean This article draws from Slavoj Žižek’s approach to ideology to theorize neoliberalism as an ideological formation. I focus on neoliberalism’s fantasy of free trade and on its displacement of symbolic identities by imaginary ones. The fantasy of free trade organizes enjoyment through the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... state power. Paranoia remains a political phenomenon that calls for analysis at the level of the structure of rule. The essay explores one approach to paranoia as a political category through an ideal-typical model drawn from Elias Canetti's classic 1960 text Crowds and Power . It concludes with a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Bruce Bennett; Bülent Diken The article approaches The Hurt Locker , an enthusiastically received “critical” film, as a symptom of today's prevailing cultural and political codes. First we dwell on the homologies between the state of exception and the narrative logic of the film, including its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... documents. Each is paradigmatic of Innis’s methodological, conceptual, and discursive contributions, respectively, and through them, he speaks very differently than we are used to hearing. Infrastructural approaches to contemporary media networks and environments are a recursion of Innis’s earlier...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... approaches the topics from the angle of media studies and argues for new ways to understand media culture as read through a materials focus: from waste to building materials and from temperature control to more conceptual developments concerning new materialism. The introduction discusses these ideas as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... materials targeting Indigenous people in Canada largely confirms this approach, it also gives us clues as to what another, better financial literacy might look like. The article concludes by asking what financial literacy education for the radical imagination might look like and what the further...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Elisabeth Schimpfössl This article investigates philanthropic practices among Russia’s hyper-rich. It ponders whether and to what extent philanthrocapitalist concepts are compatible with traditional Russian approaches to elite philanthropy, which have been shaped and controlled by the country’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... fiction generally in relation to Baudrillardian approaches to the object and seduction before looking at two very different examples of detective fiction, but which turn out to explore the opposition between production and seduction in similar ways: the parodic detective dramas of the contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Elspeth Probyn This article reframes fisheries sustainability as a matter of production and consumption. It argues that only a more-than-human approach that takes seriously the entanglement of all oceanic entities—fish, fishers, water—can tackle the sustainability of fish. In order to bring this to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 111–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
... further that the future of the HE sector is local rather than global, experiential rather than informational, and that therefore a continued informational approach to the future of HE risks undermining the sector. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 experience economy John Dewey higher education...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler; Christoph Weinberger The following interview with Friedrich Kittler, conducted by Christoph Weinberger in July 2007, is a passionate and instructive tour de force of pithy sound bites in which Kittler looks back on his work and criticizes alternate approaches to media. © 2012...