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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... saw the film as wholly anti-Semitic and suggested that it identifies the Jew—all Jews—with money. While the author acknowledges the complexity of the subject, he revisits the debate and the film to unpack its ethical/aesthetic intricacy and propose a pathway that can potentially enable us to think...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 175–192.
Published: 01 July 2021
... is the collective figure of African American “othermothers”; and finally the third is Amy, the girl who gave flesh to Carol Gilligan's “ethics of care” proposition. Departing from these specific figures, the article tackles the problem of reimagining the labors (and pleasures) of social reproduction and creative...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... designers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) who try to convince them to work ever harder in the name of empowerment. But the women laugh at luxury goods, designers, and middle-class activists and, instead, insist on an antiwork ethic and a valorization of leisure—on wasting time over working...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... that the 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 (2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of the 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 (2021) 17 (1): 69–79.
Published: 01 March 2021
... kinds of material that have been electronically cut up and pasted together. A particular focus of the discussion concerns ethical support and solidarity among citizens of Wuhan at this time of acute disruption. In this context, the article suggests a significant, and maybe surprising, affinity between...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 37–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
... life deemed dangerous to humans (such as the damage fostered by DDT and the overuse of antibiotics), coupled with declines in the efficacy of some major medical and chemical techniques for eradicating harmful beings, means that exterminism is increasingly seen as both ethically undesirable...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
... antihumanist ethical and political orientations) to the politics of “the impossible” act or event. With the large and indigestible Sex and the Failed Absolute , it certainly appears—dialectically—that more is less, and the whole is less than the totality of its parts as Žižek contemplates the first...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: cultural politics ; cultural media histories ; the emotional excess ( jouissance, petit à ) of cultural politics; and the deep play mode of aesthetic judgement formed between the practical and ethical, between political economy and expressive art (including political drama), and between individual self...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... sense, is inextricably barbaric as a result of simply being after Auschwitz. Culture must acknowledge the finitude in its own ability to live up to an ethical demand in response to justice, whose arrival is infinitely deferred. In spite of this, culture, and art in particular, must not refrain from...
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Cultural Politics (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. By contrast, plastics frequently play relatively unglamorous roles within microelectronic assemblages. Plastics are commonly used...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Gallery, New York. Shot with infrared Kodak Aerochrome film, Mosse’s Enclave became a locus for debates about contemporary aesthetic strategies, especially within photography, and the ethics of deploying the shock of the sublime to elicit both empathy and questioning, exposing the viewer/participant...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... They not only support the idea of a nature-culture continuum but also provide the philosophical grounding for technological mediation to be defined not as a form of representation but as the expression of “medianaturecultural” ethical relations and forces. 1 Donna Haraway (1990 , 2003 ) is a pioneer...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... can detect an ethics of thought and commentary at work in these early writings, one according to which the thinker must somehow find a way to imbue his text with a libidinal intensity equal to or greater than the work of art in question. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Kienholz libidinal...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and asserting identity. In particular, this essay takes up a charge issued by Gilroy in several works, that reductive racial politics are promoted by black Atlantic popular culture and by members of the academy. I argue on the contrary that the proliferation of hip-hop's technologies, language, and ethic...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... previously 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...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., whereas when the four fishermen decide not to act we automatically judge them to be morally and ethically culpable. But on what grounds do we make this judgment? Why does it matter so much that they fail to contact the police? To put it another way, what is the nature of the obligation on them to act...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 246–248.
Published: 01 July 2021
... is hopeful that activists and artists can change the museum and university from the inside out, while also framing those changes as continuous with larger political movements. He uses the term ethical aesthetics to describe interventions that hold art institutions and their boards accountable...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Douglas Kellner © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Zygmunt Bauman can be viewed as an exemplary public intellectual engaging key theoretical, ethical, and political issues of the epoch. In particular, in a series of articles and books that sketch out a postmodern turn in society, theory...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... hinges, a narrative that seeks to name that which defies naming and yet keeps demanding it (105). A narrative that stages its own failure at signifying loss and consequently its inability to fulfill the function of therapeutic mourning is at the heart of what Gana calls the “ethics of impossible...