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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
...” dominated twentieth-century thought. Taking this as a point of departure he proceeds with his indictment of democratic materialism and its assumptions. Democratic materialism means: There are bodies and languages; there are individuals and communities – and nothing else. Thus, the world is its...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “ethics of difference” is nothing more than an expression of the logic of late capitalism, of a widespread cultural and historical relativism, a “democratic materialism” in which “ there are only bodies and languages ” ( Badiou 2009 : 1). If there is a potential to violence in the militant Pauline subject...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... be cashed in for jobs rather than thinking of knowledge in relation to broader social concerns and material and symbolic power struggles, the recognition of which would be necessary for the development of genuinely democratic forms of education. Contemporary initiatives to privatize public schools...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., however, laments the loss of this gatekeeping, a historically central function of professionals, who regulate the boundaries of their professions through various social, legal, and material structures. Against the impulse to equate all efforts described as democratization as desirable, Keen (2007 : 15...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... this “political” reading has for the way in which we understand the multiple situations of nascent forms of democratic politics. politics Internet wiki hypertextual organization postrepresentative The political landscape of networked technologies (ICTs) like the Internet is becoming increasingly...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 332–338.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Revital Cohen; Tuur Van Balen © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen ( www.cohenvanbalen.com ) have investigated the multiple materialities, modes of production, and long networks of contemporary technological culture in many of their installation and film works...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2012
... those other countries. But more important, there is a problematic discourse as well as a material and formal logic of these new technologies at work—a way in which these technologies come to stand in for the democratic and liberatory promise—that especially requires deeper critique, dissection...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of these 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...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christopher E. Forth Materially as well as metaphorically, fat is seemingly ubiquitous in Donald Trump’s America. Rather than simply a rude comment to make about someone’s appearance or capacity for self-control, the word refers to a form of matter and style of metaphor that helps structure...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... specific features of communicative capitalism in light of the fantasies animating them. The fantasy of abundance leads to a shift in the basic unit of communication from the message to the contribution. The fantasy of activity or participation is materialized through technology fetishism. The fantasy...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of ancient Roman calendars to contemporary techniques for data visualization in order to respond to this critical lack. While primarily focused on how knowledge is visualized, Moretti and Drucker are fundamentally concerned with parsing the visual scope of human communication as its material conditions...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 November 2018
... element of citizenship ( Bickerstaff et al 2010 ; Mejlgaard 2009) . Interwoven with this work is a second, more normative line of research, which has argued for the promotion of particular versions of scientific citizenship. In STS this has particularly been expressed as a call for the “democratization...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
...; the demonstrations at the August 1968 Democrats’ Convention; and the demonstrations at the August 1972 Republicans’ Convention. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 With the likelihood of Hoffman’s “Festival of Light” turning into an incandescent standoff, Ginsberg, for one, was getting cold feet over...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... In 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...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 237–264.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of subjectivity. Such practices are processes of translation, of translating the work of self-organization, but often remain within a nonrepresentational logic of relations; they do not always complete the work of organization and are therefore rarely acknowledged as elements of a democratic process from within...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... democratic politics has been constructed “through a primary opposition between what is hidden and what is revealed” – through the twin goals of a citizen's right to personal privacy and his/her “right to know” as a prerequisite to participate in the public sphere. Consequently, the secret is the “limit point...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... in 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...