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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2020
... condemnation of critique. Building on work within feminist science studies, the article elucidates how, in the contemporary context, this renewed “critique of critique” marginalizes precisely the perspectives that are most under attack in the current political moment. The article ultimately argues...
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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 (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... today, this is because its reprogramming of the pitch of existence ( Daseinsstimmung ) paves the way for a “critique of extremist reason,” a “post-Marxist theory of enrichment,” a “new interpretation of dreams,” and a “general economy” of energy resources based on excess and dissipation...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., entailing an absolute critique of the model in its difference from symbolic exchange. However, my task is to delicately separate these concepts by inserting Baudrillard's discussion of modeling into a philosophy of science context in which modeling appears aligned but not reducible to simulation. In short...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... alignment of the spectator with the film's desensitized, alienated protagonist. Nevertheless, The Hurt Locker also attests to the fact that critique can be domesticated and accommodated by power by offering a depoliticized account that effectively hides the fundamental antagonisms in the war against...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... Virilio’s humanist style of critique also had its point of origin in this kind of Christian Neo-platonic anthropology, specifically in Cusanus’s conception of humans as the closing point of the wonder of God, the “light from light” that is still a central plank of the Christian creed. Here we need...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 430–433.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Simon Dawes Neoliberalism, Media and the Political , by Phelan Sean , Hampshire, UK : Palgrave Macmillan , 2014 , 256 pages, £60.00 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-137-30835-1 © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 The trouble with many critiques of the neoliberalization of the media...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 202–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and of the relationship between cultural formations and dwelling—and abandons its problematic underpinnings. In this way, the embrace of in/hospitability recommends not a rejection of the logic of un/inhabitability but its development through productive critique. 10 Alfredo Jocelyn-Holt is not alone: the Open City...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
...William Merrin This critical reflection on the work of the Raindance Corporation and Michael Shamberg and their manifesto, Guerrilla Television (1971), considers their video activism as a precursor to both YouTube and contemporary “participatory culture” and offers an important critique...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... cybernetics critique Rise, my sisters, Clouds eternal, Shining bright with morning dew, From the roaring Ocean's bosom To the sky, the world to view.  —Aristophanes, The Clouds What can a cloud do for us? What can a cloud do to us? In the light of the current ubiquity of cloud...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Mark Featherstone In this paper I consider Walter Benjamin's final essay, “On the Concept of History,” and Slavoj Žižek's recent essay on political messianism, The Puppet and the Dwarf , in order to emphasize the import of revolutionary politics to both writers. I critique Žižek's implicit...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
...: a psychoanalytic theory of film. However, rather than focus on film spectatorship, I claim that Žižek's work is useful in critiquing the content of films. The focus, here, begins with an examination of early film theory and the critique thereof by cognitivist film scholars. Žižek's exegetic use of films...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... transformations. Taken together, these arguments point toward a broader transformation in the history of thought that is developed across Deleuze’s work, but also raise a number of problems. This essay will critique and rearticulate the terms of Deleuze’s media philosophy in relation to work by Paul Virilio...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Cera Y. J. Tan Abstract Taking as a starting point the challenge of containing the spread of epidemics, this article provides an oblique critique of the connections between biopolitics and contact tracing. Aligning the question of biopolitical strategies with epidemiology, the article follows...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... commitment to critique in the public interest and in a multi dimensional framework of analysis. © BERG 2006 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 There is little doubt that Cultural Studies is a product of its times, reflecting shifts in culture and society over the past forty or fifty years. However, its task...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... miserabilist and affirmative critique? This distinction is all but self-evident, because every new mediological explicitation eventually reproduces scarcity through forgetfulness. It depends on the critical difference between mediocrity and inter-esse, between plain comfortable life and self-reflective radical...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... 11, 2001. This article addresses the question of whether the attacks were a sign of strength, or rather a symptom of ultimate despair. The article first engages with and develops a critique of Baudrillard’s contention that the dominant Western order, which is based on the extrapolation of Good...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... in, among other places, nonviolent movements of political resistance. As a means of critiquing Gray’s pessimism, I refer to two recent works that attempt to tease out this complexity within utopian thought itself: Russell Jacoby’s Future Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age (2005) and Frederic...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of postcolonial critiques, which makes the presence of independent anthropologists possible but problematic amid projects of interventionist aid, rescue and military action. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 My main concern in this essay is with the identity of the anthropologist and the standing (or even...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... selected artists, practices, and products, and nascent spectacular global capitalism (including some of spectacle’s “technical means of production,” such as perspectival representations). Drawing on elements of the well-known critique of spectacle developed by Guy Debord, the essay posits a tradition...