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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 135–154.
Published: 01 July 2016
... urbanization collective life politics of habitation Global South Many African and Asian cities and urban regions are considered bastions of the uninhabitable. They are the homes of marginalized black and brown bodies, but they cannot really be homes because their environments are incompatible with what...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-sourced visual diaries such as 2010’s Life in a Day are often celebrated as a means to relativize time and social homogeneity through individual narrative perspectives. To challenge this view, I show how the notion of simultaneity itself can be appropriated for purposes of legitimation and how Life in a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... the maw of transitions toward modernity) (1979) ; and Fuad Ajami's biography of Imam Musa Sadr (the Shi’ite leader of Lebanon who disappeared in Libya) (1986) . Each author sees his own life in that of his subject yet plays a quite different if also influential social role. These are double-voiced...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the virtual reality technology of Second Life . This was achieved through the creation of a collective avatar named Wilde Cunningham, an online “collective self” who served to “liberate” the residents from their real lives, but more significantly granted them a range of abilities, from the acts of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... distinguishing forms of “bare life,” as they regulate forms of life, death, and living death. At the same time, these “necropolitics” remain hidden by the necrogeography of the borderscape. The author argues that this deathscape escalates bare life into bare death as a form of nonrelational death enabled by the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... that Dean’s work on communicative capitalism glosses over. First, social media rarely serves as a stand-alone expressive media for emerging forms of collective life—it inhabits broader assemblages, often only discernable through ethnographic research. An investigation of these assemblages can reveal...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., undermining their ability to look after themselves and meaningfully navigate through the social, economic and technological environments in a life-enhancing, self-determining way” ( Bowring 2008: 53 ). It is this understanding that he was still developing in his last major work of socio-economic theory...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 317–328.
Published: 01 November 2005
... investigates personalized postcolonial identity through reference to colonialism, geographies, histories, political positions, and cultural affiliations. Artwork is used as a space within which to interrogate personal and collective relationships to South African British colonial history and its current...
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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 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... idea of luxus in the Roman context through a discussion of the relationship between the emperor Nero, who pushed luxury toward its psychopathic limits, and the Stoic philosopher Seneca, who championed mos maiorum , the moral life of moderation, and a utopia of balance and proportion. In order to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., since it is capable of modifying the code of society. The risk of collective online authorship being carried out in a welter of very superficial interactions is dramatically real. Time, as Michel de Certeau has clearly explained, is the only resource available for the invention of daily life from below...
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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 November 2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a historical event, one of the effects of this Americanization of Holocaust collective memory, as Peter Novick suggests in his study of the Holocaust Museum, is that “Americans of all sorts came to see themselves as victims—oppressed by various aspects of modern life” (1999: 235). In her analysis of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... deconstructed through aesthetic means as well as the political stances of particular films to the narratives through which particular national identities are still being written. Alternatively they have been used to explore how cinema invents discourses that function as the basis for collective enunciations of...
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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 July 2012) 8 (2): 327–344.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., culturally embedded use of reproductive technology is put into practice. The material, collected from Sweden, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, consists of observations, in-depth interviews, reports from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and authorities in these countries, and global media reporting. I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Verena Andermatt Conley In ecological thinking, the term care is of shifting valence. In philosophical and literary history, care is inflected as worrisome, burdensome, while, at the same time, uplifting and given to life. It has functional virtue in material practices based on what can be called...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-intensity, counterinsurgency, and regime-maintenance goals (or for recruitment and public relations). For social-movement cultures, such as secular Egyptian revolutionaries, 15M (Los Indignados), and Idle No More, social media is an integral part of life; it is context. Unlike these horizontalist movements...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... miserabilist and affirmative critique? This distinction is all but self-evident, because every new mediological explicitation eventually reproduces scarcity through forgetfulness. It depends on the critical difference between mediocrity and inter-esse, between plain comfortable life and self-reflective radical...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... acceptance of the limits of human life on Earth, the most devastating assessments of humanity’s future have also produced utopian proposals for the reimagining of human potentiality below and above the surface of the planet. In a real sense, then, catastrophe has become the precondition for the establishment...