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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Republic , a colossal gold and bronze woman nearly fifty feet tall and weighing forty-nine tons. Telescoping back to the colonial plantation and forecasting ahead to Cuba’s revolutionary future in 2018, the article argues that La República embodied a tension between ethical consensus and political...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... way in which international human rights are made and enforced primarily by national states must be taken seriously if they are to be considered as such. “Ethical cosmopolitanism” (Benhabib 2002) must be forged among the citizens of national territories for global social democracy to be a real...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
... doses of monistic ethics of affirmation ( Braidotti 2006) . There is no question that the generic figure of the human—“we”—is in trouble and that this is a serious matter. Such a sense of urgency, however, does not warrant generic reconstructions of humanity and a tacit new consensus about something we...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
.../7 global capitalism, asking pertinent questions about how we conceptualize contemporary ethical and biopolitical issues surrounding humans and other living systems. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 plastic geology of media media ecology Anthropocene ecocriticism My fingers strike plastic keys...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... been extremist political views raises profound ethical questions and political challenges for not only Bauman’s home discipline, sociology, but also the wider humanities and social sciences. Although Bauman was a sociologist, he was not a social scientist in the Durkheimian mold of those who want to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 426–429.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with male, or the like) (181). Here McMahon is more specific than Elavia about the kinds of ethical cues that Denis’s somatic cinema may provide to viewers. Seeking to define the originality of Denis’s editing practice, Sam Ishii-Gonzales differentiates it from standard “montage” leading to “consensus...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the vocabulary of queuing tape treats all queuers in a similar way, as though their behavior will be objectively and scientifically predictable in any culture and at any time. Yet, as any traveler knows, queuing habits and queuing ethics are culturally specific and much difference remains. Even in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... collapse as a consequence of media technology overriding diplomacy, consensus, and negotiation in matters of war (specifically the first Gulf War). Characterizing war waged virtually rather than on the ground, Desert Screen highlights the growing significance of speed in warfare and also the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., differently phrased, are often posed: “How might the kind of analysis you have undertaken in your work – one which might be described as destabilizing the entrenched certainties of polar oppositions and endeavoring to develop an ethical response to the irreducible otherness of the other as well as to one’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... basic premises of the social order, and to ignore their irrationality and injustice” (ibid.). To read Hollywood cinema as ideology, then, requires an identification of how specific films reify unequal social relations, secure consensus to this inequality, depict this consensus as universal, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
... book I suggested that somewhere between shrimp and an oyster seems as good a place to draw the line as any” ( 1990 : 174). For many, pescetarianism makes sense, although reasons vary: for some, the decision involves the ethics of not hurting something that could cry out to human ears; for some, the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... a noticeable consensus among commentators on the secrecy of Bush – but political affiliation divides opinion on whether or not the secrecy was warranted. Though Max Weber described secrecy as “the specific invention of bureaucracy” (1991 [1914]: 233), transparency has perhaps taken its place...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., consensual goal. The attention of the metapragmatic critic is directed, rather, to the status of that criticism itself. If it is to disclose the foundations of all criticism, how do things stand in respect of its own foundations? Wittgensteinian immanentism in this regard—a position also shared by Apel...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... highest spiritual and cultural values. Where this cultural tendency is most fully developed … the pursuit of wealth, stripped of its religious and ethical meaning, tends to become associated with purely mundane passions, which often actually give it the character of sport … a nullity that imagines that it...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Pekka Himanen’s The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of the Information Age (2001) extol what they see as hacker values, tying these to freedom of information and, to quote Himanen, “passionate and free-rhythmed activity” (56) dictated by enjoyment and self-determination rather than external duties or...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... disconnecting it from the broader political, ethical, and cultural struggles informing interpretations and claims to truth while denying differential material power to make meanings. Concomitant with neoliberal ideology, business metaphors, logic, and language have come to dominate policy discourse. For example...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
... circulation of “arguments”), the very definition of politics (in its excess over the production of “consensus”) … Now, that excess is for Habermas the exclusive and necessary mark of a lack, of a lapsing from democracy synonymous with neoconservatism. With the Sloterdijk Affair, it’s even argued that a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Rwanda. After extensive documentation, he found himself unable to look at the photographs he had produced, overwhelmed by an ethical dilemma and a collapse of faith. A kind of traumatic blindness set in. The images showed too much, but they also seemed complicit with the exploitative tactics of media...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... status quo” represented, for example, by public involvement in telecommunications (Badiou 2007: 9, 106) . Yet Badiou’s analysis is, of course, articulated in fundamental antipathy to deconstruction. As Hallward writes in his introduction to Badiou’s short book Ethics (1998): “Whereas the...