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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 November 2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... with critical theory has gradually transformed from an aesthesis of the event, through a Nietzschean “transvaluation of all values” – generosity instead of resentment as motivating force of critique – or “retuning” of Heidegger’s concept of the Lichtung , into a “poetical” and “global” constructivism...
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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 July 2014) 10 (2): 206–225.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Thierry Bardini; Thierry Bardini; Thierry Bardini; Thierry Bardini With questions addressing ideas central to Virno’s thinking as they relate to prominent trends in critical theories over the past decades, this interview helps illuminate Virno’s position as an engaged intellectual and the continued...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... practices originate—come to be rehabilitated as charity, in a cycle that mirrors the circulation of consumer goods upon which they depend for funding. I draw on critical theories of philanthropy, consumer culture, the welfare state, and time, as they contribute to our understanding of the inculcation of...
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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 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Matthew Flisfeder In the following, I argue against cognitivist film scholars, such as David Bordwell and Noël Carroll, for the relevance of Slavoj Žižek in the field of film criticism and theory. I argue that Žižek's work presents a wholly new mode of criticism which focuses on the ideological...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... information machine in a manner that disrupts the subject/object binary and calls for new categories of thought. These must be developed before critique may be elaborated. 6 The critical theory of empire does, it must be acknowledged, heed the integration of humans with machines in the condition of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... mediate the global, inflect global forces to diverse ends and conditions and produce unique configurations of the local and the global as the matrix for thought and action in everyday life ( Luke and Luke 2000 ). Globalization is thus necessarily complex and challenging to both critical theories and...
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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 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 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 November 2017) 13 (3): 267–276.
Published: 01 November 2017
... like now , and how might that terrain be shifting? How can we theorize culture as a political issue and politics as a cultural field? © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 cultural politics cultural studies critical theory knowledge production geopolitics disciplines institutions cultural...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 November 2007
... intersection of philosophical and materialist processes through which the globe comes into view, the book continues a philosophical style that radically differs from continental hermeneutics, critical theory, or Deconstruction. Instead, it offers a self-proclaimed metanarrative that seeks to overcome the flaw...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
... becoming one of the major catchphrases used by critics of China’s contemporary popular culture. 1 But since Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death was built upon observations and analyses specific to US popular culture, it is problematic to deploy the book’s theories directly in China, and doing so...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... contributions. Integrating Innis into these debates allows us, the author argues, to move beyond the limits of his mid-twentieth-century work, and to expand the horizons of what John Durham Peters calls “infrastructuralism.” Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 infrastructure media theory media...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... triumphal march of the realisms became a public, political fact, despite all neo-idealist restorations. Out of this came the moment of “critical theory,” the productive period of which runs from 1831 to 1969 (if we take the deaths of Hegel and Adorno as limiting dates). If we wished to examine the earlier...
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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 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Baudrillard developed the notion of fetishism to great critical effect, he did not theorize it or apply it systematically. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 fetishism sign object symbolic exchange 9/11 fatal theory If it was possible, in the past, to speak of the fetishism of the commodity...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Systems . Berlin : Tiamat . Postone M. 1993 . Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Re interpretation of Marx's Critical Theory . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . ...