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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the reader to stay alert for the sometimes problematic past of some concepts. Especially, the reader must remain wary of unintended political recuperation, of which queer theory’s appropriation in homonationalist discourse is a striking example. Overall, Critical Theory at a Crossroads leaves its readers...
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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
... : Secker and Warburg . Kurz R. 2005 . Das 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...
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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
... on the widest front. With it, the 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...
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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 8. Here a further remark helps to clarify the theory: the fetish is “the perfect sex object since it substitutes for any real sex, just...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and hegemony. Like the liberals she criticizes, Mouffe too, it seems, cannot envisage political conflict, antagonism, and pluralism within democratic society. Ironically, Mouffe’s political philosophy thus turns out to be another form of the liberalism she positions her theory against. This brings me...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., Blanchot, and Agamben . Albany : State University of New York Press . Clemens Justin . 2010 . “ The Abandonment of Sex: Giorgio Agamben, Psychoanalysis, and Melancholia .” Theory and Event 13 ( 1 ). De la Durantaye Leland . 2009 . Giorgio Agamben: A Critical Introduction...
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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
... studies, sexuality studies, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, critical whiteness theory, fat studies, sociology, and educational philosophy” that (allegedly) reflect “radically skeptical and standpoint epistemologies rooted in postmodernism, feminist and critical race epistemology” ( Lindsay...
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Cultural Politics (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...