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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 November 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. © BERG 2007...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... critique within the global entertainment complex ( Corliss 2008 ). The Hurt Locker recounts the story of a three-man team of US army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians based in Baghdad, centering on, the reckless and obsessive team leader Sergeant James. 4 James and his men apparently live...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of the divine itself, and the humanist search for self-knowledge is the search for its source in the divine that illuminates all things. 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 March 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 of these...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 is then...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 on...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 In the academy, Cultural Studies used to be regarded as politically suspect, as too political by half and decidedly left wing in its politics. Is that still so? To seek...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 July 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 and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Jonathan Bach This essay concerns paranoia's apocalyptic implications when harnessed by the state. It argues that current characterizations of paranoia as either resistance to globalization or a lay critique of Enlightenment ideals do not obviate paranoia's destructive dynamics in the service of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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, or...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... interruptive politics (most recently in Occupy), and critiques of modernist art. It suggests that, although protest does not really drive history, nonetheless an art that protests also interrupts and fractures the status quo (which, today, entails the assertion that there is no alternative to neoliberalism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Max Haiven This article is a contribution to critiques of the mainstream trends in financial literacy education and argues that they typically produce a profound financial illiteracy by obfuscating the systemic and structural dimensions of debt, financial hardship, and the patterns of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
... [ Environmentalität ] and that obliges us, as a line of flight, to rethink environmentality as such beyond its restricted actual forms. Accordingly, the key challenge for a general ecology of media and technology is to advance the critique of Environmentalization by developing an analysis of its restricted forms...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... focusing first on the HBO television series Westworld , which epitomizes that logic. The museum, which opened its doors against the backdrop of the presidential campaign, lodges a scathing critique of the very notion of the postracial; in fact, it signals the return of race as an urgent topic of national...