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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 March 2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
... contrast to today's privileging of the private sector under neoliberalism. Metabolism is worth reconsidering, then, both because it adds a chapter to the history of international modernism and because it extends the field of modernism through an architecture not only of international harmony but also of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2006
...: Towards An Urban Geopolitics shows how the urban nodes of capitalist modernity that have long been implicated in the destruction of distant people and places appear to be generating new forces for their own annihilation. The book consists of seventeen chapters divided into three main sections, each...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 410–412.
Published: 01 November 2018
... definition, and it is not captured in any one chapter, but some strong working definitions are established. Readers unfamiliar with the rich philosophical, historical, and theoretical depth to luxury will benefit from John Armitage and Joanne Roberts’ chapter, which summarizes the genealogy of luxury and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 495–497.
Published: 01 November 2012
... with, and taking this approach would no doubt broaden the appeal and range of the book to a wider audience. Chapter 1 offers a general history of military simulation and the emergence of the relationship between vision and anticipation that military technology has enabled. The book then moves on to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... development in Eraserhead 1 —Martin finds a trend of familiar environs reshaped to sinister, uncanny effect. His first chapter, “Town and City,” takes a decidedly ideological tack as it challenges the well-engrained maxim, popularized by Sarah Palin’s insipid 2008 campaign speeches, that rural and small...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... thinkers in the understanding of fashion. The book begins with an effective and clear presentation of the theoretical origins and recent dérive of the field that the editors identify in “the linguistic turn,” “the politics of post-structuralism,” and the “new materialism.” The following chapters are...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Anthropology at City University of New York, argues that economic issues are being overlooked in studies of contemporary culture and society. Moreover, he suggests that a number of key cultural and social theorists have had a significant role in sidelining economics. In Chapter 1, Robotham elaborates on the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
... major reassessment of the “spatial turn” in critical and cultural theory, the book advances a broadly ecological argument by tracing the spatial thought of ten key French theorists across eight main chapters: 1. Henri Lefebvre (“Lived Spaces”); 2. Michel de Certeau (and Azouz Begag: “Anthropological...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 404–406.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the conventional politics of the Left, which they contend is suspicious of extrastate efforts to improve the lot of the poor and creative possibilities for collective action in general. An extended preface and an introductory chapter detailing the overall intent of the book are followed by its five...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a subject to which Young frequently returns throughout the various chapters. However, the book’s broader contribution to the field of cultural politics lies in its analysis of an important tension immanent to the list form. On the one hand, lists circumscribe, define borders or boundaries (as per...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Jacques Lacan and others have previously employed in a similar fashion. Chapter 1 is titled “The Purloined Landscape,” a reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's The Purloined Letter , for the landscape, like the letter, “remains hidden,” because it “is not taken away but rendered invisible by allowing itself to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2016
... chapters, Edkins presents examples from the arts, neurosciences, and surveillance technology in order to pose ethical and political questions about our condition as subjects within the contemporary regime of self-awareness, separation, and individualism. She takes us through the process of “dismantling the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 399–402.
Published: 01 November 2006
... impact of the Qatari television station Al-Jazeera (meaning “the island” in Arabic). After a personal introduction, in which the British journalist Hugh Miles explains his motivations and desires to write the book, he offers eleven voluminous and wide-ranging chapters. The first two chapters describe the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., representation and governance. The edited collection is split into three themed sections: “How Democratic is Cyberspace?”; “Global Developments”; and “News and Information in the Digital Age.” These sections comprising some twenty-two individually authored chapters reflect the format of the “Media in Transition...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 July 2013
... constellations. Art and theory are set on equal footing and in resonance with each other. Each chapter of the book spirals from theory to art, from art to theory, pointing to the complex interrelations and oppositions between the two. The book as a whole manages to cross disciplinary boundaries and responds to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
... military neo-liberalism under conditions of spectacle” (p. 15), rests on the premise that the state is vulnerable because control over the image is never total. In their neo-Debordian first chapter, 9/11 is understood as a violent, spectacular riposte to a US state that depends upon an investment in images...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... chiasmus the figure of trauma. It is to such “poetics of narrative mourning” that Gana devotes the six chapters of Signifying Loss after a short but incisive preface on the stakes involved in the poetics of narrative mourning he elaborates throughout the book. In the introductory chapter (“Thresholds of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2018
... two easily separable directions, this dichotomy between creeping commercialization and emergent forms of participation and collaboration forms the basis of the three case studies that the book hinges on. A chapter called “Googling the City” continues McQuire’s interest in the imaging of urban space...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
...” pervasive in the American(ized) culture that is morbidly, tellingly fascinated with death, suffering, and its own impending demise. Given the (rather puzzling) absence of an introduction, the first of the book’s five thematic chapters, titled “Disposable Bodies,” begins by briefly explaining that the...