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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of education conducive to the expansion of democratic social relations. The author argues that the struggle for critical public education could not be more necessary and worthwhile at the present moment. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Public education is under siege like at no other time...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... identifies some of the limits of this “cyber-libertarian 2.0” discourse. It does so first by drawing upon post-Marxist discourse theory to outline the central elements of the discourse, and second by contrasting the cyber-libertarian understanding of “the situation” with a critical political economy reading...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of the digital – the shift to the electronic format of zeros and ones or the on/off switch. It is pointless to bemoan or to celebrate the new conditions; one must instead work to comprehend critically its limits and affordances. To translate these cultural conditions into an understanding of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Richard Kahn; Douglas Kellner We argue that the continued growth of the Internet, both as a form of mainstream media and as a tool for organizing democratic social interactions, requires that Internet politics be retheorized from a standpoint that is both critical and reconstructive. While we...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Paul Graham; Allan Luke This article uses critical discourse analysis to analyze material shifts in the political economy of communications. It examines texts of major corporations to describe four key changes in political economy: (1) the separation of ownership from control; (2) the separation of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... cut back on the criticism of corporate abuses that were expanding from the 1970s to the present. The tabloidization of news and the intense competition between various media meant that the corporate media ignored social problems and focused on scandal and tabloid entertainment rather than on issues of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... accidents remains underdeveloped. Leading figures within the field criticize work on accidents for being piecemeal, for ignoring questions of power, and for being isolated from mainstream social theory ( Tierney 2007 , 2010 ; Vaughan 1999 ). According to Kathleen Tierney (2010: 660) , it is in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Rosi Braidotti This article situates the geological turn in media theory within the critical posthumanities, defining them in both quantitative and qualitative terms. They can be assessed quantitatively by reviewing the proliferation of interdisciplinary “studies” areas—such as media and gender...
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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
...Richard Beardsworth This paper considers Bernard Stiegler's contribution to contemporary critical theory. Stiegler's singular understanding of technology widens critical debate on the specificity of contemporary society and prolongs, in a novel manner, remaining commitments of recent French...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Sjoerd Van Tuinen This essay serves as an introduction both to this special issue and to the works of Peter Sloterdijk. It starts out from the opposition between the critical and the affirmative projects in modern philosophy. It is my intent to demonstrate how Sloterdijk displaces this opposition...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... miserabilist and affirmative critique? This distinction is all but self-evident, because every new mediological explicitation eventually reproduces scarcity through forgetfulness. It depends on the critical difference between mediocrity and inter-esse, between plain comfortable life and self-reflective radical...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... era of immersive virtual worlds, Baudrillard retains a critical cultural currency. Expanding upon Baudrillard's identification of virtual reality as a key exemplar of integral reality, this is applied to an analysis of Second Life in the context of the argument that it constitutes a virtual space that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Verena Andermatt Conley “Virilio's Electronic Dérive ” provides a summary of Ville panique . It shows that the culture critic joins a contemporary debate on the city, democracy, and citizenship. It argues that by writing at the limit of a shift in style and mode of communication, the critic takes...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Johanna Drucker In our image-saturated culture, can works of imaginative art have any impact? If so, then what is the critical concept within which their effect can be understood? This article makes use of a systems-theory approach in relation to a longer history of modernist criticism, proposing...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Gary Hall This article begins by analyzing critically the usefulness of the recent political philosophy of Chantal Mouffe for reconceptualizing ideas of peace and conflict. It takes as its focus for doing so the situation of the Middle East. It proceeds to show how Mouffe’s radical democratic...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... social and economic criticism to the Marx of the Grundrisse, a book to which Jean-Marie Vincent introduced him in 1959. 1 In the words of Finn Bowring, his works of the 1980s and 1990s present “an understanding of capitalism as a system of hetero-regulation which aggressively de-civilized human beings...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Bruce Bennett; Bülent Diken The article approaches The Hurt Locker , an enthusiastically received “critical” film, as a symptom of today's prevailing cultural and political codes. First we dwell on the homologies between the state of exception and the narrative logic of the film, including its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Nicholas Gamso This essay considers the political efficacy of hip-hop, as genre and as lifestyle, three decades after it emerged from the South Bronx and as its artists and cultural critics variously mourn, endure, and embrace its institutionalization. I look at three recent critical works on hip...