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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... reflection on the banalization of exception. This is followed by a parallel between the biopolitical optic of the film and today's dominant ideology, which Badiou calls “democratic materialism.” We emphasize that, despite its critical credentials, The Hurt Locker is totally silent on the most crucial aspect...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... brought minorities to despair and have forced them to make an appeal to material force” ( Tocqueville 2000 : 249). Despite analyzing very different democratic configurations—one an example of participatory democracy and the other a model of representative democracy—both Plato and Tocqueville...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Kulturwissenschaften , incidentally, owes a debt of gratitude to the defunct German Democratic Republic, since the stale hothouses of official Marxism often displayed a more expansive understanding of culture than their Western liberal or neo-Marxist counterparts. The second factor is the German reception of the many...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... wide diversity of opinion and critique of the dominant political and corporate order. I argue that this shift in the US mediascape helped elect Barack Obama, which in turn intensified contestation for and against Obama and the Democrats within contemporary US politics. I then indicate how Barack Obama...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... approaches the topics from the angle of media studies and argues for new ways to understand media culture as read through a materials focus: from waste to building materials and from temperature control to more conceptual developments concerning new materialism. The introduction discusses these ideas as...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Patricia Mooney Nickel In its materialization of regard and disregard, the 2015 introduction of the Starbucks luxury line prompts new questions about the impact of an emergent app ascetic on the everyday practice of order. In this article, I build on previous studies of time and power, while...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... condemnation of Benjamin's futuristic messianism by showing how the author of “On the Concept of History” was already materialistic prior to the Slovene's psychoanalytic correction. Apart from this critique of The Puppet and the Dwarf , I also rely on Žižek's thesis to uncover the revolutionary materialism of...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Josef Nguyen This analysis of Make , a US parenting magazine, focuses on how the periodical attempts to democratize science and technology through do-it-yourself (DIY) politics by rendering it a problem of child-rearing. Positioning the magazine within a broader context of contemporary interest in...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of education conducive to the expansion of democratic social relations. The author argues that the struggle for critical public education could not be more necessary and worthwhile at the present moment. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Public education is under siege like at no other time...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cultural politics of queuing tape are analyzed and discussed. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 space architecture queuing systems cultural studies material culture The queue presents a powerful image of democratic fairness, despite the immediate frustrations of people who wait there. It...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... later forms. The essay traces the history of the Raindance Corporation and then considers Shamberg's media-ecological critique of broadcasting and defense of democratized video making, his later attempts at mainstream production, and his contemporary views on the rise of YouTube. It argues for the...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Richard Kahn; Douglas Kellner We argue that the continued growth of the Internet, both as a form of mainstream media and as a tool for organizing democratic social interactions, requires that Internet politics be retheorized from a standpoint that is both critical and reconstructive. While we...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... demonstrations at the August 1968 Democrats’ Convention; and the demonstrations at the August 1972 Republicans’ Convention. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Allen Ginsberg Vietnam avant-garde counterculture media possibility Watergate In May 1963 the poet Allen Ginsberg began an extensive...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... “political” reading has for the way in which we understand the multiple situations of nascent forms of democratic politics. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 politics Internet wiki hypertextual organization postrepresentative The political landscape of networked technologies (ICTs) like...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Matthew Flisfeder This article examines the rise of the alt-right and Donald Trump’s successful campaign for president of the United States in the context of three overlapping contradictions: that of subversion in postmodern culture and politics, that between the democratic and commercial logics of...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... particular, we return to Immanuel Kant and his theory of the beautiful and the sublime to make a case that connections between capitalism and democracy rest on an unexamined aesthetic of the beautiful. To sever this link, and thus to push democratic struggles for equality toward a communist horizon, we...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Gary Hall This article begins by analyzing critically the usefulness of the recent political philosophy of Chantal Mouffe for reconceptualizing ideas of peace and conflict. It takes as its focus for doing so the situation of the Middle East. It proceeds to show how Mouffe’s radical democratic...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... American society: neoliberalism, religious fundamentalism, militarism and educational conformism. All these fundamentalisms will be accentuated with the reelection of George W. Bush, and most of the democratic gains of the last century will be rolled back. In opposition to this rising tide of...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Christina Larocco This article argues that late 1960s debates about the role of the citizen and the role of the audience were not only connected but also mutually constitutive. As President Richard Nixon praised the silent majority, and as the New Left group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Lincoln Dahlberg Cyber-libertarian discourse has recently made a “come-back” in popular technology and academic discussions about the democratic potential of “Web 2.0.” here, becoming a digital citizen means becoming an autonomous and creative “do-it-yourself citizen-consumer.” This paper...