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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... trajectory in the work of his followers. There is a discernible homology and, indeed, to an extent, a convergence between consumerist Cultural Studies and the neoliberal ideology of consumer sovereignty, named here as “cool capitalism.” The genealogy of “cool” is traced and its incorporation into capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... and economic criticism to the Marx of the Grundrisse, a book to which Jean-Marie Vincent introduced him in 1959. 1 In the words of Finn Bowring, his works of the 1980s and 1990s present “an understanding of capitalism as a system of hetero-regulation which aggressively de-civilized human beings, undermining...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 271–273.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Henry Powell References Jameson Fredric . 1991 . Postmodernism; or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Kaczynski Theodore John . 2010 . Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. “The Unabomber...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Josh Bowsher Joshua.Bowsher@brunel.ac.uk The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value , by Seb Franklin , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2021 , 280 pages, $108 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-5179-0714-3 , $27 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-5179...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 July 2023
... texts delineate part of a framework for narrating endurance under capitalism, contributing to an archive of detachment from neoliberal narrativity. Capitalism's modes of violence are embedded in ordinary life and legitimized through a pervasive neoliberal ideology that espouses heroic individualism...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to informational capitalism. If, as Terranova argues, free labor is characterized by exhaustion—due to the lack of means by which this labor can sustain itself—why are millions of people still sustaining a commitment to such pervasive modes of unremunerated work? To formulate an answer to this question, I first...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Luke Munn Rather than being unprecedented, contemporary technologies are the most sophisticated instances of a long-standing dream: if space could be more comprehensively captured and coded, it could be more intensively capitalized. Two moments within this lineage are explored: maritime insurance...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Erich Hörl; Nils F. Schott This contribution outlines several modes of becoming-environmental that characterize the development thanks to which environmentality [ Umweltlichkeit ] has become our condition today: the becoming-environmental of media, of power, of subjectivity, of world, of capital...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Robert Hassan This article argues that “evolution” in the production of mass cultural forms has become stalled in our postmodern, networked, and neoliberalized society. Popular cultural forms have historically developed and evolved in dialectical relationship with capitalism. This produced forms...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., hypermodern capitalism is eroding its own conditions of possibility, intensifying historical injuries and societal fractures, and destabilizing modern assumptions regarding space, time, and security. The supposed end of history that characterized the neoliberal era has morphed into a reckoning with the end...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the spirit of capitalism and a recognition of the difference between human work, which contributes to a meaningful world, and bestial labor that dehumanizes and means nothing. Thus, the article shows how Žižek thinks about the pandemic in terms of a crisis of late capitalism and the possibility of a new...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Sarah Hamblin This essay argues that the conditions of contemporary finance capitalism have exhausted the revolutionary potential of political modernist aesthetics. The global ’68 conjuncture generated many of the fundamental concepts that continue to underscore how contemporary radical film...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
...)communicative communist pedagogy that is oriented against communicative capitalism. We show that there is a taut connection between capitalism and democracy that consists of a shared logic, pedagogy, and aesthetic that revolves around communication, inclusion, and transparency. Without grasping this aesthetic...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that escape the rigors of the market and competition induce a new serfdom. This article examines, through the writings of Jean Baudrillard on the cultural logics of neoliberalism as implosion, transpoliticization, and catastrophe, the thesis that neoliberalism marks not the high point of capitalism...
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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 (2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... We continue through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by means of a discussion of the philosophical, political, and economic writings of David Hume, Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, Émile Louis Victor de Laveleye, and Werner Sombart. Employing Sombart’s sociological work on the spirit of capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of luxus, which is beyond the relative luxury we might associate with the possession of this or that object, in the contemporary context of global capitalism. I explore neoliberal capitalism, where consumption is endless, through reference to Georges Bataille’s The Accursed Share , where economy is less...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2024
... and material conditions of capital as a means of leverage over oneself and others to maintain a status quo. Attendantly, this article draws attention to the centrality of liquidity/discipline to the conditions of indebtedness within financial capital, highlighting three foundational developments...