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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Elspeth Probyn This article reframes fisheries sustainability as a matter of production and consumption. It argues that only a more-than-human approach that takes seriously the entanglement of all oceanic entities—fish, fishers, water—can tackle the sustainability of fish. In order to bring this to...
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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 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Jonathan Faiers Disruptive luxury is a recent addition to the lexicon of luxury. Understood as both a practical and philosophical antidote to luxury’s entrenched patterns of production and consumption, the term disruptive is proving to be as indeterminate as the word luxury itself, with its complex...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... current critical discussions of luxury and inequality. Since the 1990s, anthropology has seen a boom in consumption and material culture studies coterminous with the rise of identity politics and its celebration of diversity. In anthropological theory, as well, linking consumption to identity has stolen...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Felicity J. Colman Paul Virilio’s work on dromology provides a model of a political economy. Called the “dromoeconomic” system, it incorporates aspects of temporality, consumption, and technology, arguably three of the core factors for consideration of the future organization of human societies...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... consumption by acceleration, we argue, both occludes the lack of substantive change actually occurring while simultaneously delimiting possibilities of thinking of and enacting the truly radical. We also consider how this setup is maintained, thus attempting to shed some light on why we are seemingly running...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... or at least decode. Mosse engages the critical points at which given sign systems break down, become porous or malleable, and where glitches and short circuits upset our blasé habits and routines of consumption. His installations pose questions about how we read meaning in the texts and images that...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to modern times is reviewed. Based on an elaboration of the significant positive and negative consequences of the production and consumption of luxuries, the moral standing of contemporary luxury and the questions it raises for the super-rich are discussed. The author argues that the moral standing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...-hop: Paul Gilroy's 2011 Darker than Blue , which sees in the genre empty posturing and codes of conspicuous consumption; the 2012 edition of Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal's anthology That's the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader , which with a wide array of essays and interviews seeks to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... practice exposes how consumption of luxury lines of material goods—particularly those goods produced by companies that make a claim to benevolence—has involved a false sense of accord narrated by tales of community-producing luxury that purport to be practicing regard for others in the practice of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of luxus, which is beyond the relative luxury we might associate with the possession of this or that object, in the contemporary context of global capitalism. I explore neoliberal capitalism, where consumption is endless, through reference to Georges Bataille’s The Accursed Share , where economy is...
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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 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... capital has also created immense “virtual” spatio-temporalities based on the Internet that are almost wholly commodified. Moreover, these spatio-temporalities, both virtual and real-world, function at accelerated speeds, a “network speed” to produce forms of culture-production and consumption that no...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in contemporary culture and how viewers appropriate, or not, the particular lifestyles that are communicated across popular media forms. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 celebrity lifestyle consumption taste television We made sauce mornay endlessly at catering college, as we...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... luxury. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 luxury aesthetic experience conspicuous consumption autonomy The purpose of this article is to introduce the idea of a phenomenology of luxury. 1 To do this, I am going to turn to Friedrich Schiller. Although Schiller is not especially noted...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of fashion, this book solidifies a preliminary canon for fashion theory and, more specifically, for those theorists—philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, and psychoanalysts—who have been seminal in the study of the mechanisms of production and consumption of fashion or have been adopted by...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... often with scant justification. There is a professional dynamic to all this upon which academic careers are built. That is particularly so of the journal Theory, Culture & Society , which promotes mainly European continental theorists for consumption by anglophone Cultural Studies and Sociology...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and women drinking homemade wine. For while considering the fact that contemporary societies depend more on the consumption of goods and services than on their production is perfectly acceptable, actually socializing through the consumption of homemade wine produces the now all too familiar normative...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... society. Postmodernity is the sociocultural structure or, to Bauman, the contemporary period of consumption in which a large amount of increasingly luxurious goods and services are currently being produced, distributed, and consumed ( Armitage and Roberts 2016) . Bauman’s application of the language of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that can be reasonably studied separately from, for instance, the colonial, place-bound, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts of their production and consumption, advocates of a critical luxury studies seek to position luxury products unequivocally with respect to other cultural practices and...