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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 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 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 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 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 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 in which pop performers and their fans...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 modernity and morals, labor, unproductive...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... 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 whose face “is that of Islamic resistance” (p. 159). This response may be to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 115–126.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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 understand its material effects? We can begin with an apparatus of engagement that has emerged out of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 July 2019
... compatriots. The complexities of fashionable 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... state tyranny: the hysteria 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...
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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. The political leader who can convince the majority of voters that his or her party is the most likely to defend individuals against the manifold insecurities...
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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
... least offer a useful initial description of the specific nature of yuppie consumerism: 12 “Expensive cars, clothes and personal accessories with appetites for the best foods gourmet restaurants and speciality stores can provide” ( Perkins 1991: 244 ). Excess and waste there no doubt are as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
... administrative state (as ‘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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the optimistic 1960s when Marcuse 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 98–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 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, displacement, and economic crises. For my source material, I look to artists and artisans from the...