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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... the relationship between the rise of Canon-Mocking Literature and the spread of cynicism in the sociohistorical context of contemporary China. It concludes that Canon-Mocking Literature is a means of cultural resistance and escape in a post-totalitarian society and possesses the dual character of both critique...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jenny Stümer The escalating death tolls of migrants seeking to enter Europe are a dramatic testimony to the cynical, dehumanizing, and violent fortification of the European Union, whereby refugees and asylum seekers have become the emblematic figures of contemporary political exclusion. Rather than...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 281–284.
Published: 01 July 2018
...-up to the plebiscite as well as its aftermath witnessed a cacophony of feelings and emotions ranging from the most extreme expressions of hate to the most generous eruptions of camaraderie. The dominant mood, however, that seems to prevail is one of cynicism, a “cultural form that is most suited...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 246–248.
Published: 01 July 2021
... kaput ” (56). This case is one example of what Foster calls a “cynical knowingness” that extends well beyond the art world and to the cynical reasoning of Trump supporters. Foster quotes a mantra that has been attributed to journalist Salena Zito and to Trump's aides, that “critics take Trump literally...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and is therefore worth exploring in detail. An air of conformity pervaded the English “riots” in August 2011. Amid the brief flurries of lawlessness, violence, and destruction it was also possible to catch sight of the depressing drudge of neocapitalist cynical realism and ideological uniformity...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... . Frankfurt a.M. : Suhrkamp Verlag . Sloterdijk Peter . 1987a . Critique of Cynical Reason . Trans. Eldred Michael with a foreword by Huyssen Andreas . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Sloterdijk Peter . 1987b . Kopernikanische Mobilmachung und ptolemaïsche...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... concerning) movement is that it seems to use cynicism and irony in staging and borrowing language and tactics from the New Left of the 1960s. At a very formal level, it seems to promote itself as a radical alternative movement against what it positions as the dominant ruling ideology. It is a reactionary...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... difficult in a cynical age as this, when a deep and pervasive corruption has settled upon the republic.” Of course, too much is at stake for educators and others to ignore this battle over making education a central foundation for a substantive democracy. Rather than retreating into either cynicism...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Strategies (1983) by Jean Baudrillard, published in the same year as Critique of Cynical Reason . The latter criticizes dialectical thinking too and replaces sublation with excess. At the very beginning of this text, the end of dialectics is proclaimed and the advent of an era envisaged, the dynamics...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... . 2004 . Slavoj Žižek: A Critical Introduction . London : Pluto . Sloterdijk Peter . 1987 . Critique of Cynical Reason , trans. Eldred Michael . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Travis Alan . 2004 . “ Flow of Jobseekers from Eastern Europe Dwindles...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
... (1988) calls cynical reason reigns – we know that criminality is normal, indeed total, and that everybody is on the take, but behave with mock outrage when this is revealed in situations where we really need to appear moral. This is precisely what Baudrillard means when he talks about the ritual couple...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... multitude ( Virno 2004 : 84). In addition to optimism, aspiration, and anxiety, the ambivalent structure of feeling shared by the two obversely related figures is characterized by cynicism and opportunism. Cynicism, because the “chronic instability” of the Klout score “places in full view … the naked rules...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... at Birzeit University in Ramallah, has cynically queried this need to imagine Palestine as a universal human condition through art ( Anani 2013 ; Anani, pers. comm., 2013). This logic, according to Anani, “support[s] the equivocal postcolonial ideology of post-Oslo state-building and the right...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... political life. If he were to be successfully eradicated then future prospects may not be a magic purse or a crock of gold, but Weber's iron cage of instrumentality, an ironic parting gift from Trickster. Georg Simmel identifies cynicism and the blasé outlook as characteristic psychological consequences...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., when reading The Satyricon , or watching Federico Fellini’s surreal 1969 cinematic version of the book, it is difficult to understand this vision of luxurious Rome in terms of Nero’s realpolitik. Beyond the cynicism of political manipulation and the intentional construction of a kind of base political...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
...” ( Sloterdijk 1987: 5 )? Undoubtedly there is much akin between Deleuze's seer and Peter Sloterdijk's cynic. The latter type, which in its ancient origins was as exceptional as Diogenes in Athens, now describes a diffuse form of subjectivity; that borderline melancholic who functions by keeping his symptoms...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... to incarnate, polls have become the instrument of political cynicism par excellence ” (ibid.). However, as Gaonkar and Povinelli (2003) remind us, the rational subject of the public sphere emerged out of a particular matrix of circulating cultural forms. Contra Habermas, Dean argues that the capitalist...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... against other gamers. A new historical persona stalks the earth. Virno: “At the base of contemporary cynicism is the fact that men and women learn by experiencing rules rather than ‘facts’ … Learning the rules, however, also means recognizing their un found ed ness and conventionality. We are no longer...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
... with this contradiction in two ways: confine themselves to paper until their works become accepted as “mainstream,” or hope to rely on cynicism to turn consumption, fragmentation, saturation, congestion, and homogeneity – conditions which otherwise indicate a loss of knowledge – into new sites of imagination...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., as for Michel Foucault, tends to be seen as the Roman Catholic Church, because the figure of hope is Pope Francis, whose work Bauman praises in both books. Bauman tackles the supposed “migrant crisis” along with the cynical “refugee tragedy fatigue” in one of his most topical books ever, Strangers at Our...