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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
... and may serve as a base for developing auspicious, decentralized, multicultural global networks. These theses are mutually related, sustainable only together. The critical theory of empire does, it must be acknowledged, heed the integration of humans with machines in the condition of postmodernity...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... therefore a mistake to reject a focus on one side in favor of an exclusive concern with the other ( Cvetkovich and Kellner 1997 ; Castells 1999: 37–64 ). Hence, an important challenge for developing a critical theory of globalization, from the perspective of contemporary technopolitics, is to think through...
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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
..., political theory, migration studies, feminist and queer theory, technoculture, history, ecocriticism, security studies, media theory, anthropology, aesthetics, artistic practice, sociology, critical military studies, film studies, literary studies, and varied emergent disciplines—render it a field that is...
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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 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... dynamic change. John Durham Peters argues that the ablative case has always been central to media theory in the civilizational tradition of the Toronto school, and he reminds us that McLuhan was in fact the first to describe media theory in this way ( Peters 2015 : 21). The ablative character of media...
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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 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... “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 origins of this current of thought, it would be sufficient initially to go back to Lenin’s well-known reference to the “Three Sources...
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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 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... found itself captured by the rise of the digital game, which responds to the boredom of the player with endless games of repetition, level after level of difference as more of the same. Play no longer functions as a fulcrum for a critical theory. The utopian dream of liberating play from the game, of a...