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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... trajectory in the work of his followers. There is a discernible homology and, indeed, to an extent, a convergence between consumerist Cultural Studies and the neoliberal ideology of consumer sovereignty, named here as “cool capitalism.” The genealogy of “cool” is traced and its incorporation into capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... center above. Ore is transported to a furnace and heated to several thousand degrees Fahrenheit until it melts into a fiery orange liquid. After it is drawn into a thin wire, pulses of electricity channel through the line. Cables enter a data center, where air conditioners pump cool air through the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
... at the G8 summit in Gleneagles. It is very easy to claim that “cool hunters” and “trendsetters” are helping to redefine capitalist dynamics, yet such claims fail to recognize that, at the same time, capitalism still breeds dissatisfaction and contempt. People may well strive to be individual, yet the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 126–133.
Published: 01 March 2015
... animals” involves hunting “using a lot of the same equipment [AR-15 air-cooled rifles, etc.] that our soldiers in the field are using.” Such New Hunting Groups’ night-vision equipment is “Generation III … not the 1st and 2nd Generation stuff that you’ve seen in catalogs.” Unlike many other New Hunting...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... within simulation toward integral reality. © 2014 Diane Rubenstein 2014 seduction integral reality Baudrillard feminism sex scandal Dominique Strauss-Kahn Current events are an incurable illness. —Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories IV Baudrillard’s inability to intervene in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... in theoretical discourse, Diana Coole and Samantha Frost explain that in “new materialist writing…forces, energies, and intensities (rather than substances) and complex, even random, processes (rather than simple, predictable states) have become the new currency” ( 2010: 13 ). Coole and Frost operate...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2019
... include Kerry James Marshall, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and the late Barkley Hendricks, the master of the depiction of cool. But for Ojih Odutola, the written word, her fictional trilogy, is an impetus to her visual image making. She has created an epic story about two Nigerian families, the UmuEze Amara and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... controls on its reproduction (22)—and, as this develops, “we enter a cool era when the medium becomes the message…. Once a certain phase of disconnection has been reached, money is no longer a medium or a means to circulate commodities, it is circulation itself” (23). 8 Indeed, it is clear, he says...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... us suffers and dies, so that reason can pursue its own self-development. Each of us must feel our passions set aflame so that cool reason can motor calmly into its future. We individuals will be consumed, and the future will not come back to rescue or justify our sad existence, save as necessary...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 2012
... commercial signs to the projects of Derrida or the Nouvelle Critique on the “self-referentiality of language,” and by turns prime target and conceptual recourse of the great feminist academics. And, to close the loop, though his passage “from leftism to fatalism” is duly noted, his Cool Memories series...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Tim Armstrong © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. David Humphrey’s notes for this issue point out that Ike’s amateur paintings – done to cool down after running the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or she carries on as normal in the everyday role of worker-consumer, safe in the knowledge that because he or she sees and understands the reality of capitalism he or she is no longer complicit in its destructive logic. Yet this cool, skeptical, knowledgeable postmodern subject still suffers from...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
...-banking collapse (the effects of which were only beginning to be apparent) but the longer- term dismantling of the postwar welfare state and its assumption of a movement toward a better, fairer society. In 1997, New Labour co-opted art to economic development in Cool Britannia; then, after futile mass...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... our sense of cultural identities – what we think of as glamorous, for instance, or fashionable, or cool, or sexy. In the media there exists a popular, but academically contested, media effects discourse about the “influence” of celebrities upon the public, especially upon children. An example was...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... vocabulary of media materialism: the text reminds us to be critically aware of the specifically masculine connotations of geology while also suggesting alternatives; how about the gendered histories of thermacultural practices that have been left out of “technological histories of heating and cooling,” the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... fitful this achieved stance in the body of his work in fiction, memoir, and travel writing. Bowles, this outer-national author, made no converts, I would claim, or at least expected to make none through his writing, lifestyle, or music, however hip, cool, or subterranean it came to seem to world...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... world are vital facets of the contemporary moment. “The world is a game” ( Baudrillard 1993b: 46 ). Indeed, game-play amounts to a form of reversibility against the political-economic principle of production: whether in games of chance at a casino or the electronic gamer's cool passion for the intensity...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to say, “enables the expression of sympathies and emotions associated with close-knit communities while simultaneously promoting the cool distancing associated with encounters with strangers or action-at-a-distance.” Being European now is said to be “about adopting a particular stance toward the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2012
... populated Kittler pantheon: he was the only living writer whom Kittler accorded the veneration he usually reserved for dead engineers. And Pynchon was to blame for the only time I saw Kittler lose his cool. To shore up my finances I had started freelancing for the Südwestfunk, the Southwest German...