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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 July 2013
... terms of the foundation of sense experience in the given. He opposes Karl-Otto Apel's attempt to resolve the crisis through a metapragmatics that would ground reason according to the rules of argumentation of a community of rational agents. The crisis of foundations, he argues, is rather one of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Geoffrey Bennington This essay reads Lyotard's “Argumentation and Presentation” as a transitional text that clarifies the passage from the phrase-based analysis of The Differend to the late work on infancy and affect. It is argued that in it Lyotard continues to develop very general questions about...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... respective approaches are insufficient to elucidate the genuinely radical possibilities we may harbor for the Internet. The case study of “hypertextual databases” or “wikis” is used, both to contextualize the limitations of the above arguments and to present a more radical overture for thinking about network...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... part of what Miranda Fricker described as the “collective hermeneutical resource.” I then investigate how the power of this hermeneutic circulation has encouraged the recent association of philanthropy with a particular argument for how logics order society, which in turn reinforces Fricker’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 November 2018
... rendered other through this promotion of the figure of the hacker, suggesting that practices of care, watching and waiting, thinking and reflecting, and sitting with are all valuable aspects of citizenship that are elided in contemporary accounts. The argument has implications for the maker movement, wider...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Bernhard J. Dotzler Each “new technology” inflicts “new violence” on its subjects. Following Marshall McLuhan's argument, this article outlines a theoretical frame for thinking about the relationship between violence and the media. Focusing on Stanley Milgram's experiment mentioned by McLuhan in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Mark Poster Hardt and Negri’s Empire contains dystopian gestures toward information technology. In this essay I examine these aspects of their important work, without ignoring their more positive understandings of the topic. I hope to sustain three arguments about networked digital information...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Jodi Dean What is the political impact of networked communications technologies? I argue that as communicative capitalism they are profoundly depoliticizing. The argument, first, conceptualizes the current political-economic formation as one of communicative capitalism. It then moves to emphasize...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Bernard Stiegler The text we publish here is the first chapter of Bernard Stiegler's La Télécratie contre la Démocratie . The broad argument of Stiegler's book (and of this introductory chapter) is that what he terms “telecracy” is ruining democracy by short-circuiting the normal mechanisms of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... era of immersive virtual worlds, Baudrillard retains a critical cultural currency. Expanding upon Baudrillard's identification of virtual reality as a key exemplar of integral reality, this is applied to an analysis of Second Life in the context of the argument that it constitutes a virtual space that...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in the New Left vision of participatory democracy? These arguments develop through an exploration of the relationship between TPG, founded in 1967 by performance studies architect Richard Schechner and others, and SDS. The members of SDS believed that the heightened emotional sensitivity and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 111–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the recent rush to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other mass online informational offerings. We base our argument on current developments in music education and music technology that we see as being preemptive of wider trends. We use examples from a three-year study of online and offline...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... transformations. Taken together, these arguments point toward a broader transformation in the history of thought that is developed across Deleuze’s work, but also raise a number of problems. This essay will critique and rearticulate the terms of Deleuze’s media philosophy in relation to work by Paul Virilio on...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
...-writing Modernity” and “Argumentation and Presentation: The Foundation Crisis,” it enlists topology as a horizontal spatial structure that enables us to rethink space, time, and modernity outside the limits of the “squared horizon,” where the “squared horizon” is viewed as a spatial and textual metaphor...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 384–390.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler The essay traces the intertwined martial and theatrical histories of searchlights, floodlights, stage lamps, and laterna magica . Inspired in part by Paul Virilio’s emphasis on the close link between war and illumination, the argument centers on the ability of the searchlight to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... happiness in periods when political change is blocked. It examines the 1945 essay, puts it in context of Marcuse’s work for the US intelligence services in the 1940s, and looks at the similarities between the 1945 essay and Marcuse’s later writing. Finally, it asks whether Marcuse’s arguments matter today...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contemporary Internet language elicits a subversive operation as it layers, allowing its graphical components to exceed acts of political censorship. The authors forward this argument in an economic context as well, examining how the graphical dimensions of contemporary Internet language are both delimited by...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... arguments made in his late work Music and Mathematics . His work is seen as determined by two movements of excursion, going out to the exotic, whether North American or Mediterranean, and recursion, meaning the closure of mathematical or logical systems. Yet recursion, in Kittler, turns out to be more a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... arguments is that a cohort of liberals, mostly self-described as on the left, long for or believe in a sort of prelapsarian (circa early 1960s) notion of America free of identity politics. In such a view political struggle is a battle for a common identity somehow already inscribed as American and simply...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 July 2007
... academic standpoint, can sometimes leave the reader thirsting for details about “history” and “sounds” which would only support and enrich the arguments that are being made. For instance, there is a tantalizing mention of the “notorious publicity shot” featuring the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher...