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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 (2021) 17 (2): 246–248.
Published: 01 July 2021
... the historical avant-garde, while also leading a charge to dismantle the state in terms that its new ideologues like Steve Bannon claim to borrow from Vladimir Lenin. In this context, earnest artworks speaking truth to power are brushed aside by post-truth cynicism, while satirical interventions also fall flat...
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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 (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... downturn of the system as it reaches the objective limit to its growth. What remains of the Left no longer seems capable of articulating a clear and compelling narrative of social justice that can break through the lethargy and cynicism of our postpolitical times to create a new universality. While...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... humanist subject has disappeared in favor of an increasingly “hardened” or “steeled” subjectivity. Even now that the arms race of the Cold War is no longer an issue, the secret services, those specialists in cynical reasoning and the most mobile offshoot of the military, are still the best safeguard...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
...: Is There No Alternative? Herein lies the difficulty with the alt-right: they are fetishist in both the cynical and the fascistic sense. In their cynical form, they distance themselves from their position via rational discourse and critical interpretation—when one listens to speeches given by Richard Spencer...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... than cynicism, to be responsible to themselves and others rather than surrender their sense of agency to either corporations or authoritarian despots, to take an essential step toward self-representation rather than mimicking the dictates of a consumer culture, to act from a position of critical agency...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
...) and resentment (Spengler), Sloterdijk adopts an affirmative approach (Nietzsche). He turned his back on reactive nihilism and its implied cynicism earlier in Critique of Cynical Reason (1987; first published in German: 1983). This shift from cynicism to “kynicism” rehabilitated the hero of antiphilosophy...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... . Myers Tony . 2003 . Slavoj Žižek . London : Routledge . Parker Ian . 2004 . Slavoj Žižek: A Critical Introduction . London : Pluto . Sloterdijk Peter . 1987 . Critique of Cynical Reason , trans. Eldred Michael . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... 1987 . “ Adjustment Team. ” In Second Variety: Volume Two of the Collected Stories , pp. 269 – 89 . London : Gollancz . Hardt M. Negri A. 2000 . Empire . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Sloterdijk P. 1988 . Critique of Cynical Reason . Minneapolis...
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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
... gift from Trickster. Georg Simmel identifies cynicism and the blasé outlook as characteristic psychological consequences of the expansion of the money economy. Cynicism and the blasé outlook are both “the results of the reduction of the concrete values of life to the mediating value of money...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of these crimes, Nero’s luxus, his transgressive behavior, was reflective of his essential cynicism, which was concerned with the destruction of political rivals and the aristocratic class and his personal alignment with the masses who he thought could prop up his rule. Champlin suggests that, in this way, Nero...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Machine . Durham, NC and London : Duke University Press . Schrader P. 2004 . Schrader on Schrader & Other Writings . London and New York : Faber and Faber . Sloterdijk P. 1987 . Critique of Cynical Reason . London : University of Minneapolis Press . Von Trier L...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... candidates, accurate polls make it possible to manipulate what the public thinks. “Far from helping democracy progress towards the ideal it claims to incarnate, polls have become the instrument of political cynicism par excellence ” (ibid.). However, as Gaonkar and Povinelli (2003) remind us...
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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 (2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-interest, cynically exploiting images of altruism. What emerges in this analysis is a reevaluation of the image of the patriarchal family, for conservative neoliberalism is a kind of nostalgic fundamentalism. Ventura provides case studies: Las Vegas, Oprah Winfrey’s book club and Walmart, welfare...