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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Michiel Rys Critical Theory at a Crossroads: Conversations on Resistance in Times of Crisis , edited by de Cauwer Stijn , New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 , 256 pages, $35 (paperback), ISBN 9780231186797 © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 The inflationary use...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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 (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 (2021) 17 (2): 212–227.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Amelie Berger Soraruff Abstract French philosopher Bernard Stiegler inscribes himself in the tradition of critical theory. In this respect, the influence of Adorno and Horkheimer has been crucial to the development of his own understanding of cinema. Yet Stiegler reproaches his predecessors...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 206–225.
Published: 01 July 2014
...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 relevance of his thought to the emancipatory...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... these 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...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Weltkapital. Globalisierung und innere Schranken des modernen warenproduzierenden Systems . Berlin : Tiamat . Postone M. 1993 . Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Re interpretation of Marx's Critical Theory . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . 3. It is clear from other...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Eric Goodfield For most contemporary theorists, the death of postmodern thought as a theoretical impulse and critical divide has become a given. Yet, since the end of the 1990s a variety of important strands of social and political thought—queer theory, feminism, and postcolonialism to name...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... 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 origins of this current...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2019) 15 (3): 343–357.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the internal colony foregrounded alliances with struggles for national liberation abroad, articulated through an internationalist and Third Worldist position. This essay is a critical evaluation of the theory of the internal colony as a political perspective, its use and circulation within militant movements...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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 (2024) 20 (1): 166–179.
Published: 01 March 2024
... on how the changes in urban space and atmosphere can be understood, but also why 5G is a perfect case for techno-criticism and conspiracy theories alike. The waves of wireless networks are spreading to reach even the smallest niches, driven by mobile telephony and wireless Internet. In the future...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . “ The Abandonment of Sex: Giorgio Agamben, Psychoanalysis, and Melancholia .” Theory and Event 13 ( 1 ). De la Durantaye Leland . 2009 . Giorgio Agamben: A Critical Introduction . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Deleuze Gilles Guattari Félix . 2004 . Anti-Oedipus...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
... suggestions of human presence. As the article’s title suggests, the concept of pursuit is dominant. However, it must be emphasized that the article is not a Baudrillardian interpretation of his particular contributions to contemporary cultural theory and visual culture but a phenomenological explanation...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Latour’s work instead needs to be situated as part of a longer series of arguments against other theoretical perspectives—not just within STS but cultural theory more broadly—that have offered critical appraisals of knowledge production. In light of Latour’s long-standing critique of critique, we argue...