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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 “the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (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 criticism of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 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 from globalization and imperialism ( Colás 2005 ; Radice 2005 ), as a “project for the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 the new ways...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
... 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 whose face “is that of Islamic resistance” (p. 159). This response may be to unprecedented conditions of misery...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 115–126.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., heightened states of alertness and preparedness, in such a way as to generate a state of extreme readiness for both conflict and libidinous consumption. It blends combat and commodity, and functions as a link between war and consumerism. What has helped to give rise to this new modality? How can we...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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 of some...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
... industrial 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 of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of the mass was in fact conditioned to suppress our individual instincts. Simply changing our governments was not enough; people needed to be set free from their psychoanalytical cell. The Marxist critique of consumerism also shifted from economic imperatives to a more damning contempt for the entire...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 by spontaneous...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 is precisely...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... this lifestyle different from Bauman's topic and even if it is, how can it be related to the avowedly anti-materialistic 1960s? While Perkins sees no such connection, he does at least offer a useful initial description of the specific nature of yuppie consumerism: 12 “Expensive cars, clothes and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
... ‘State’) holds on its subjects” and (2) “how to obviate the effects of imposed consumerism and media-driven propaganda in the service of the transnational corporate economy” (146), one can begin to appreciate why the two final chapters of Spatial Ecologies should focus on Bruno Latour (chapter 7) and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 98–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... develop it. For the past twelve years I’ve been utilizing two- and three-dimensional media to produce installations that incorporate faux paneling, molding, and furniture, while addressing subjects such as global warming, banking, foreign relations, and militarism, as well as consumerism, gentrification...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... importantly, such shots would allow us to identify with the hoarders” (34). To be sure, much of the argumentation presented is not really original, as writings on the multiple ills of consumerism have become widely available for intellectual consumption, yet Foster’s reading of Hoarders , presented as a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and the New Left came into prominence. Globalization’s soft policing through the news-media-entertainment sector is a means to a totalitarian consumerism that Marcuse foresaw, but much of the art to which he looked for opposition is absorbed by the market. The opposition of capitalism and state...