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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the shops. This speaks loudly of the current condition of subjectivity in a postpolitical era dominated by neoliberalism and liberal postmodernism. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 urban riots consumer culture postpolitics libidinal drive subjectivity In August 2011 “riots” erupted...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Ann Brooks; Lionel Wee In this article, we identify two models of consumer culture: the more familiar appeasement model where the “customer is king,” as well as a less established and recently emergent achievement model where the consumer’s efforts in consummating the act of consumption are lauded...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... practices originate—come to be rehabilitated as charity, in a cycle that mirrors the circulation of consumer goods upon which they depend for funding. I draw on critical theories of philanthropy, consumer culture, the welfare state, and time, as they contribute to our understanding of the inculcation of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... popular culture. Orthodox Marxist and Frankfurt School critiques of mass consumerism and manipulation were rejected in favor of a nuanced understanding of the contradictions and pleasures of consuming practices. Birmingham scholars discovered that consumption under capitalism was not too bad after all...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
... mobilizes and manipulates risk to cultivate profit and power and to transform the social and cultural politics within its orbit. Walmart emblematizes and advances capitalist securitization and offers a “risk-free” consumer space as a refuge in an uncertain world, yet it ultimately contributes to a world of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
...: “What is retro, after all, but history re-consumed?” (79). Examples such as these cannot be read in isolation. They are connected through a hard economic logic. Fredric Jameson in his Postmodernism or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism made a similar observation regarding a culture of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Leong Yew Little has been written about Asian spy films and their relationship with Cold War cultural studies. While their Anglo-American counterparts could be discursively analyzed for the way they portrayed Western anxieties about communism, constructed own identities as opposed to the alterity...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 July 2007
... engage with the problematics of identity politics missing from the STD texts. How the cultural and the medical literature parallel and differentiate themselves is a central aspect of this contrast. © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 Sexually Transmitted Diseases popular culture (novels) HIV...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... like Barker are there, we suggest, to facilitate the decision-making process. In turn, they reduce the anxiety that, in a consumer driven culture, might come with seemingly limitless choice. She provides reassurance and practical guidance but ultimately her function is one of cultural intermediary and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 267–276.
Published: 01 November 2017
... agenda increasingly narrowed, and it did so, most pointedly, through the elevation of the individual, the consumer, and the subjects who end up making and remaking their own identity. This thesis suggested that the individual can appropriate power in myriad ways through the use of cultural resources. Now...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the designer kept preaching equality of opportunity. Every workshop had a television, intended as a source of motivation and inspiration, a stimulant of new material desires and consumer culture, and a medium of naturalization of capitalist culture that encouraged identification with the master-desire...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... characteristic of advanced consumerized cultures? Baudrillard's response seems to have changed over the course of his writings. In the early writings there is a strong appeal to the idea that consumer culture was constructed on a perverse model and a destructive cultural logic. If the idea of normality and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... representative of the sadistic neoliberal capitalist system that voraciously consumes value and violently others abjection. Despite the fall of Sarkozy and the election of the socialist François Hollande, I argue that this identification with the Romanian Roma remains central to cultural politics today. This is...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... interpretation of Mao’s own assessment of Stalin). Producers of a rap song tried to connect his message with youth. In today’s culture of pell-mell consumerism, this was a tough call, especially since the song preached the lesson of Mao’s Two Musts, originally intended “to preserve modesty and prudence and to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
... ourselves to death,” but rather a new culture that combines totalitarianism and consumerism and that calls for theoretical innovations and reconstructions in cultural studies. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Amusing Ourselves to Death Big Brother Brave New World In recent years, the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... capitalist consumer culture and attempts to individualize cultural production. At the time when the emergence of the modern mass media was being felt, the cultural critics of the Frankfurt School argued that the production of celebrity worked to efface the standardized and alienated mode of production in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... n th power—in that ascension to extremes related to the absence of rules for the game” ( Baudrillard 1990a : 34). Neoliberal society does not arise out of the ashes of consumer society; it emerges with its sudden implosion. 6 The society and culture that opened up with Reagan and Thatcher...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
... fruition, an affective oceanic habitus needs to be mobilized. Drawing on cultural references to the entanglement of humans and oceans, this article attempts to model what such affective habitus might entail. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 more-than-human oceanic affective habitus practices of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... consumers, but also as the readers’ taken- for- granted criteria for legitimate, discerning consumption. The legitimation of nouveau riche economic capital was thus restricted to its transformation into the established group’s forms of civilized conduct and cultural capital. The central narrative trope...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...John Armitage © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 While the term cultural politics of luxury may be employed, generally, to denote all cultural and political features of the study of luxury, and as such may be taken to include the varied cultural and political ways in which luxury is...