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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
... “life politics” ( Giddens 1991 ) and “individualization” ( Beck and Beck-Gernsheim 2002 ). The article argues that the concept of lifestyle extends beyond the pursuit of leisure and consumption practices and that lifestyle politics involves the expression of individual rights, the management of risk in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
...John Beck; Paul Crosthwaite © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 The fairground injunction to “scream if you want to go faster” has become one of the defining imperatives of advanced capitalism, the ambivalence of that scream both calling forth acceleration and announcing a terror at its...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
...John Beck Richard C. Sarafian's Vanishing Point (1971) is the apotheosis of the Vietnam-era exploitation/arthouse existentialist road movies produced in the wake of Easy Rider. Vanishing Point is about speed and technology, surveillance and control, acceleration and catastrophe, roads, deserts, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
...John Beck; Mark Dorrian Space colonization and subterranean dwelling have been staples of speculative fiction since at least the nineteenth century, but the invention of nuclear weapons and the prospect of global environmental collapse have, certainly since the Cold War, made proposals offering...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
...John Beck; Ryan Bishop In North America, there are over one hundred programs and labs committed to collaborative experimentation in art and technology. This article examines the current prominence of art and technology labs in the context of the resurgence of collaborative practice in the arts, not...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
...John Beck The defensive systems of fortified bunkers built during the twentieth century have become, especially since the end of the Cold War, objects of troubled fascination for artists, architects, and archaeologists. Images of bunkers proliferate in contemporary art and photography, and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
...John Beck In late 2012 a communications satellite called EchoStar XVI launched into space from Kazakhstan where it remains in a geostationary orbit around Earth. The satellite contains artist and geographer Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures , a collection of one hundred images, sourced from...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Rob Bullard Dirty Wars: Landscape, Power, and Waste in Western American Literature , by Beck John , Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2009 , 378 pages , $55.00 (hardcover) , ISBN 978-0-8032-2631-9 © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 John Beck, in this craftily spun...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
... 2004 : 12; Žižek 2005 ). According to Ulrich Beck (1999 , 2001 , 2002 ), society is characterized by “institutions of monitoring and protection” that seek to protect people from “social, political, economic and individual risks,” servicing the time-discipline required by capitalism. Risk...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 359–380.
Published: 01 November 2006
... with their networked environments and from that point onwards scientists and engineers have inescapably lost control over the effects of their creations” ( Adam and van Loon 2000 : 6). Termed “manufactured uncertainty” ( Beck 1999 ; Giddens 1994 ), this phenomenon spreads its hazards over space and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Ulrich Beck’s (1992: 21) risk society thesis, risk is “a systematic way of dealing with hazards and insecurities induced and introduced by modernization itself,” such as those produced through technological innovations (see also Giddens 1990 ; Beck 1999 ; Beck and Levy 2013) . Risk societies function...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... discourse of danger never anticipated by Ulrich Beck (1992) in the shape of the “risk assessment form” used in British universities to systematize student activities, to consider what could go wrong, to decide on suitable control measures, to prevent loss, damage, or injury, and to eliminate, reduce, or...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Norbert Elias and Ulrich Beck, Bauman saw liquidity as the state of humans without a commons, freed from everything except responsibility for their individual affairs. Like Brown, he saw individuals damned to look after themselves and to take the consequences if they don’t. There is no we , as there was...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... critical moment in order to imagine possible worlds that are very different from those prescribed for us by capital. In the first article of the collection, John Beck and Mark Dorrian develop the idea of the imagined geography of utopia and dystopia through a discussion of Cold War narratives of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... for a social rather than liquid economy—no doubt with a guaranteed income system in place—but it speaks clearly of an alternative to retrotopia. He touches on Ulrich Beck’s comments on the incongruity of an existing cosmopolitan condition without a corresponding cosmopolitan awareness, but he...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 147–174.
Published: 01 July 2007
... overwhelming reality in the life of all those living in the continent, and their significance needs to be urgently addressed, rather than disavowed. Following Ulrich Beck (2003) , we might say that diversity and complexity are integral to “the real Europe”; they are a crucial resource for the continuing...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... friends, Max and Beck, who are trying to make it big as salesmen in post-communist Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan. They have the sharp suits, they have the sales patter, they have holdalls full of plastic gizmos allegedly indispensable to modern living, and, most importantly, they have the belief that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... just of Ireland, but also in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and in America, are usually seen as exemplifying the auto-correcting, self-reflexive capacity of institutions in information-rich and communicatively fluent societies ( Giddens 1990 ; Beck, Giddens, & Lash 1995 ). However...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
...” (Beck and Beck-Gernsheim 2002 ) in contemporary society, a trend that dovetails so neatly with neoliberal “consumer sovereignty.” It should be recalled that, in some dim and distant past, the proponents of Cultural Studies saw themselves as contributing to progressive social transformation, reformist...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... der zweiten industriellen Revolution (The Antiquatedness of Man. Vol. I: On the Soul in the Era of the Second Industrial Revolution) . Munich : C. H. Beck . Kroker Arthur . 1984 . Technology and the Canadian Mind: Innis/McLuhan/Grant . Montreal : New World Perspectives . Leroi...