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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of catastrophes,” which calls for a “time of the project” that informs the future of possible catastrophes by looping it back to past catastrophes, at the same time paradoxically escaping its apparent fatalism with the hope that that future, even though calculated to be inevitable, will not take place (see Dupuy...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Alexander J. Means; Graham B. Slater Abstract Who can imagine a future today? Any sense of progress, or belief in the future, appears as merely another exclusive privilege of the ultrarich. Time seems to be accelerating faster than catastrophic trajectories can be metabolized. Meanwhile...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of descent and ascent considered in this article, suggests a structural relationship between utopia and catastrophe produced out of the new conditions of global threat inaugurated by atomic weapons. While the prospect of impending global catastrophe would appear to lead to a dystopian or even fatalistic...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... connaissance , etc.) with its attendant economic contradictions and a series of accompanying “postmodern” ideological effects that are, in Gorz's view, catastrophic in their “post-human” implications. The essay which follows is concerned most closely with the implications of the new capitalism's reliance...
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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 (2021) 17 (1): 135–144.
Published: 01 March 2021
... is about a certain kind of anxious passivity in the face of incomprehensible catastrophe, but it is also a narrative about work and idleness. As such, the idea of being “on the beach” invites consideration of the shore as a liminal space where often conflicting social and existential issues of meaning...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... accident, a catastrophic incident that is experienced simultaneously and universally. While Virilio is supported for drawing attention to the technologically mediated accidents that threaten hyperconnected societies, his method and focus are found wanting. His preference for suggestion over qualification...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 357–382.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., and in contrast to nearly all circulating discourses, nobody ever lived in the demolished buildings - what at one level becomes a humanitarian catastrophe, at another becomes a “ghost village.” Drawing on recent reflections on global ethnography, this article seeks to follow “zones of friction” and connections...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... nihilism of the virus and the catastrophic Prometheanism of global capitalism in both its Chinese (1) and American (2) forms with a stable, spiritual model of human community concerned with taking care (sorge) of self, other, and world, the existential choice is not his to make but, rather, a decision...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... : Seven Stories Press . Lilley Sasha . 2012 . “ Great Chaos under Heaven: Catastrophism and the Left .” In Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth , edited by Lilley Sasha McNally David Yuen Eddie Davis James . Foreword by Doug Henwood , 44 – 77...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... ) is an extreme sense of loss and negativity; of catastrophe, deception, and dread; of living at a forbiddingly pivotal time for the future of a humanity beset on all sides by the unknown, by panic, by accidents, and by disasters ( Featherstone 2015 ; McCaffrey 2015 ). This sense developed originally out...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and the continued threat of catastrophe ( 2010 ). By turning their back on the recent historical past and palming off any troubling doubts about the project of endless expansive progress onto troublesome figures like the delinquent, those invested in the future-as-progress could sleep well at night. Their scapegoat...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 249–251.
Published: 01 July 2021
...] is where [FIC] meets the mode of existence of politics [POL]: through the opening of a new space of sharable emotions, a painful but salutary embrasure in the routine march of the catastrophe of modern times” (172). Although these are the standout chapters, the book offers a range of insights that enhance...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 412–414.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and distributed among various agents, which enables the military-state-corporate apparatus to disavow responsibility for the differentiated impacts of climate change, effectively obscuring the accountability behind the mounting eco-catastrophe and inadvertently making us all complicit in its destructive project...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... power and replace it with something else? In the high modernist age this was the normal way for all political dissenters, no matter where they were located in the intersectional social structure, to think about politics. Now, however, in the wake of the catastrophism (see Hall 2012 ) that has...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of catastrophe, including their function in our increasingly technologized everyday life and moods. But for whom has the contemporary city been devised? The typical modern city of Paris, for example, was that imagined in and realized through the application of the plans of a number of extremely powerful...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the ecosphere to initial conditions, in which horseshoe bats in Wuhan caves (if the current origin story holds) triggered a globe-spanning catastrophe. To be sure, COVID-19 found a perfect host in the person and position of Donald Trump as president of the United States, but largely because of preexisting...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., becoming seems to have lost its gerundive character. While the outcome of becoming is never known, constructing epic tales of final ecological or economic catastrophes is equally futile ( Žižek 2010) . Better that we ask what discourses of less apocalyptic tenor can be crafted to search for novel ways...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in Foucault's treatment of racism as the force that makes biopolitics compatible with the state-led organization of mass killing ( Foucault 2003: 255 ). Like Canetti, who sees paranoia as inextricable from the structure of rule, Foucault finds the potential for a catastrophically convulsive combination...