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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... 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 and...
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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 to a...
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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...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... collectively refer to its proponents as social justice warriors or SJWs. What makes the alt-right such an oddly fascinating (yet no less 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...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... . 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 Abrüstung. Ästhetischer Versuch . Frankfurt a.M. : Suhrkamp Verlag...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
...-archive.com/nettime-l@bbs.thing.net/msg02523.html ; http://www.constantvzw.com/news_archive/001009.html . Pine II B. Joseph Gilmore James H. 1999 . The Experience Economy . Boston : Harvard Business School Press . Sloterdijk Peter . 1987 . Critique of Cynical Reason...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... can break through the lethargy and cynicism of our postpolitical times to create a new universality. While there appears to be a surfeit of rage and dissatisfaction, this cannot be harnessed to provide the energy to drive forward a genuine political alternative to the present. All the localized...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Bauman tackles the supposed “migrant crisis” along with the cynical “refugee tragedy fatigue” in one of his most topical books ever, Strangers at Our Door . He connects this, appropriately, with the rise of chauvinistic, xenophobic, and racist movements and political parties that allow anger to be...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... contrary, the media largely serves to target audiences for advertising, to pander to the antiliberal ideologies of the political elite, to function in large part to reinforce the conventional wisdom of corporate interests, and to help produce a populace absorbed in cynical withdrawal and adrift in a sea of...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
... rely on cynicism to turn consumption, fragmentation, saturation, congestion, and homogeneity – conditions which otherwise indicate a loss of knowledge – into new sites of imagination. In this sense, Neil Leach’s Camouflage is an exceptional work which offers architects a chance to overcome these...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
... criminal, and by virtue of this has absolutely no problem talking about its own criminality. In this situation what Peter Sloterdijk (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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., weakness, or vulnerability. Although Bauman was never naive and understood the real violence of both the neoliberal European Union and processes of globalization, he also recognized the destructive power of cynicism, despair, and hopelessness. As a result, he held onto the utopian possibility of humanity...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... ideas and forms. Either way, 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...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 98–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... kitsch, and the wide employment of cynicism and satire, often mislabeled as “irony.” My response to these phenomena was mostly negative and visceral. In my work, I was struggling to find a way to engage the problem, as I saw it, without didacticism. I realized that although I could not offer...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... instrumentality, an ironic parting 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...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... . 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 . Travis Alan . 2004 . “ Flow of Jobseekers from Eastern Europe...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... doors to criticism of political 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...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
... changes to one of self-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...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... … participating in a collective, realistically attuned way of seeing things” ( 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...