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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2020
... entanglements of postmodern and liberal thought. Through this investigation the article illuminates the way these authors’ works on the political potencies of language raise important questions for the relevancy of poststructuralist political thought for contemporary critical thinking in the context...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
...John Armitage Paul Virilio, who passed away in 2018, was a significant figure in the study of cultural politics, as both pioneer and guide. This article prepares first-time readers for an encounter with Virilio’s critical thinking and essential writings and offers a personal remembrance by John...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the limelight. In the process, questions of production, inequality, and reproduction of social structures have been overshadowed. Critical reappraisal of luxury in anthropological theory can paradoxically show us a way out of this identity trap, since luxury, unlike other consumer goods, demands that we think...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... in a specific (though paradoxically quite “nonspecific” or general) “liberatory” way and to criticize those – by and large “mainstream media” ( Kahn and Kellner 2005: 93 ) – practices and institutions which do not. It is at this point that I think Jodi Dean’s proposition of communicative capitalism carries...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 148–158.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to detail. Detail is also part of their commitment to exploring a form of representative thinking that is openly, radically incomplete, a wavering, momentary suffering shared between subject, writer, and reader. Critically, it is shared at a distance , does not pretend to collapse the distance between...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ephemeral, more evanescent, than any that preceded it. In this essay, we subject this assumption to some critical scrutiny, utilizing a range of empirical detail. In the face of this assay we find the assumption to be considerably wanting. We suggest that what we are actually witnessing is mere acceleration...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
... others. The article is critical of many attempts to deal with the vital political issues by mainstream social sciences. The key issue, it is argued, concerns how we might elaborate upon actually existing discourses of cosmopolitanism. European cosmopolitan thinking has a long history and provides both...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and world—that, indeed, foster the creation of existential territories. In other words, we need to think in terms of attention to humans and nonhumans and, politically and existentially, of entering into a relation with them. As one way of doing so, I propose here a critical reading or “mesh” of recent...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... saw the film as wholly anti-Semitic and suggested that it identifies the Jew—all Jews—with money. While the author acknowledges the complexity of the subject, he revisits the debate and the film to unpack its ethical/aesthetic intricacy and propose a pathway that can potentially enable us to think...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
...James Dutton Abstract This article takes up German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk's attention to air and atmospheres to argue for the influential part “objective” thinking plays in disseminating viral pandemics. It follows Sloterdijk's broad approach to “air-conditioning” to interpret the way modern...
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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 (2017) 13 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marco Pecorari Rather than simply show the importance of critical theory for fashion, Thinking through Fashion stimulates new and more urgent questions on the state of the field like, for example, How do we “do” theory about fashion? Thus, the idea of “thinking through fashion” that this book...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
... if we take the view that it refers to an action taking place within a particular framework, with a beginning and an end, the whole “holding together” to cast a specific light on a particular moment. That moment here is the period of transition between the critical thinking of the 1960s and 1970s, when...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 161–182.
Published: 01 July 2008
... these are methods that cultural studies borrows from other disciplines, and bends and adapts to the particular purposes at hand. This has been an entirely visible history. I don’t see that any of this need deprive cultural studies of its critical effects. A lot, I think, depend on how you see the role...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 60–74.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., it falls below the horizon of critical thinking on culture as an implicitly adult domain, and when studied as children's culture it appears often as an object of concern and suspicion: either an ideological message to the child from the adult world, particularly of gender roles, or an ever more...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
...), art’s remaining task is to “confront complicity.” Speaking the unspeakable is demanded here in the sense of an immanent criticism—that is, as “determinate negation” ( Adorno and Horkheimer 2002 : 18). The latter entails constant, nonideological thinking that attempts to discover the causes...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... ; Svirsky 2012 ). As a consequence, the ambition to establish a shared life between Jews and Palestinians, the prospect of a demilitarized society, the capability for critical thinking and complex action, the passion for democracy, the readiness to share history, the universal understanding of suffering—all...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 279–301.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... In other words, they can use the same triggers of memory and symbols, the same Proustian madeleine pastry, but tell different stories about it” (50). While restorative nostalgia thinks only in terms of the preservation of truth and tradition, reflective nostalgia critically engages with the meaning...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2022
... articles included in this special issue help push forward critical thinking about the complexities of joy in relation to power and empowerment. Further, I show how these are of particular relevance to gender, as it intersects with multiple other identity categories. Joyful subjects are conditioned...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to be responsibly recalibrated into a geological paternalism (i.e., the urge to take care of our common Earth) in the face of current environmental crises. Yet, with a more critical gaze it has confirmed what critical thinking in humanities has been preaching for some time: agency can no longer be localized...