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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... stance, Sloterdijk prefers the perspective of a curator who is concerned about conserving the past century’s critical impulse, which today’s consumerism and the collapse of Left-wing traditions tend to render ghostly. In the first two parts of his essay, Sloterdijk argues that if in contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 289–302.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Michael E. Gardiner In The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968 , Katsiaficas suggests the first genuine revolution against “boredom”—a rejection of social conformity, stultifying work, and facile consumerism—occurred in Paris during May ’68. Yet, this event was only the most...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Jim Mcguigan This article traces various trajectories of development in the field of Cultural Studies, identifying five in particular: theoreticism, methodism, pragmatism, subjectivism, and consumerism. The article concentrates on the consumerist trajectory as it emerged in Britain. While...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...,” 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 criticism of Chinese...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... forms. It has allowed him most recently to develop an embryonic critique of political economy, focused on technological and libidinal practices of consumerism. His technological analysis of contemporary reality, buttressed by “technological” readings of Marx and Freud, are important in this context. I...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
...” but a contemporary late-capitalist culture of depressive hedonia, vapid consumerism, and deep cynicism set against a background of postpolitical torpor. For the past two centuries, many of the “great thunderstorms” ( Mészáros 1995 ) of economic retrenchment proper to capitalism have been accompanied...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 2020
... use of myth and religion in Love’s Body (1966), as too mystical and hence depoliticized. Again, a revolution of awareness is prerequisite to ending consumerism and, by implication, capitalism as we know it. The problem is how this is achieved. Engaged in student protest, speaking at the Sorbonne...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
... into something like a mass movement with a nearly unlimited pool of potential operatives” (p. 138). It has absorbed the West’s ideas of revolution and fed on the image of US-inflicted horrors and rapid consumerism. What is new here is the power of Internet-enabled image-politics to constitute a new multitude...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... (1993), Life in Fragments: Essays in Postmodern Morality (1995), Postmodernity and Its Discontents (1997), Work, Consumerism, and the New Poor (1998a), and Globalization: The Human Consequences (1998b), all powerful elaborations of an ambivalent cultural criticism of the contemporary state...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., but it is to this psycho-political place that people may be drawn, simply because the current model of neoliberal, consumer capitalist globalization appears fatally flawed as well as intrinsically unjust. Perhaps, then, the present, which had, since the 1970s, seemed permanently oriented toward consumerism, represents...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of consumerism as totalitarianism (1964), seeing its global successor as commandeering all aspects of life. Isobel Lorey writes, noting the primacy of the knowledge and service economies today, “What these performative cognitive activities have in common is that in them the entire person, with their knowledge...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 115–126.
Published: 01 March 2006
... between war and consumerism. What has helped to give rise to this new modality? How can we understand its material effects? We can begin with an apparatus of engagement that has emerged out of the mid-century political economy of warfare: a tracking and targeting assemblage that has gradually become...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... these choices. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Neoliberalism capitalism consumerism psychoanalysis fantasy criminal imaginary In recent years, scholars have produced significant analyses of neoliberalism as a set of policy assumptions favoring corporations (Pollin 2005) , as inseparable...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... revolution was, I am suggesting, profligate consumerism in Western society as a whole and, in academia, students who treated the very idea of a suggestion from teachers that more might be needed besides opinions and personal desires as arbitrary interference. 14 As the bitter experience of hind sight has...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 July 2019
... consumerism as a key strategy of social and economic mobility for suburban middle- and lower-class women could have been much more fully explored, particularly the way this reinforced existing status hierarchies but also revealed cleavages within and between old and new social groupings. The bicycle boom...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2007
... life and that any cultural and social theory which aspires to effectiveness must therefore re-connect with the economic” (p. 12). Robotham reminds us that present-day individualism and consumerism rest on the social foundation of a global economic production system. Through a critique of the work...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of consumerism also shifted from economic imperatives to a more damning contempt for the entire social machine of capital. Situationists such as Debord and critical theorists like Marcuse set the standard, claiming people had been molded into passive spectators who no longer sought a world beyond representations...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Indonesia media change digital technologies communicative capitalism consumerism In the 2014 Indonesian presidential elections, popular music played an important role in the campaign of the victorious candidate, Djoko Widodo (Djokowi), revealing...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
... era, only the atomized fluidity of disjointed molecules caught up in the one spate. The nuclear family falls apart: why stay with a partner who doesn’t give me what I want? The nuclear family, invented for consumerism and consolidated in the era of suburbanization, collapsed under the strain...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and action. He worries that the Internet facilitates moral blindness and deafness, especially through its emphasis on performance, which is in turn prompted by consumerism. He doubts whether Facebook friends could ever be “friends indeed”—and here, one suspects, is an area due for debate—but his point...