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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... But Baudrillard's thesis is that this process of disappearance is never complete and that power can never completely abolish reality. This is the core thesis of The Agony of Power , which explains that global power is fatally compromised by the essential duality or reversibility of the real, and that the hell...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
...; they prefer to “luxuriate” rather than indulge in luxury goods. However, this perception of luxury is connected to hierarchical inequality and a sense of social fatalism that has been reinvigorated through new experiences with competitive inequality, neoliberal pollution, and the false promises of meritocracy...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 48–54.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Sean Cubitt Abstract COVID-19 is now part of the resources out of which any future must be made. The temptation is to curl back into private misery and fatalism. The opportunity is to further the design of neonationalist, neoliberal returns to pre-1917 norms of extreme wealth, extreme poverty...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... is to be reexamined in this light, not to resolve it, but to anticipate the enigma; obedience is, in effect, a banal strategy, which need not be explained, for it secretly contains, every obedience secretly contains, a disobedience fatal to the symbolic order. Baudrillard, “Fatal Strategies” By way...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Stratégies Fatales . Paris : Grasset . Baudrillard J. 1990a . Seduction . London : MacMillan . Baudrillard J. 1990b . Fatal Strategies . London : Pluto . Baudrillard J. 1993 . Symbolic Exchange and Death . London : Sage . Baudrillard J. 1994...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Magic of Cinema .” Film-Philosophy , 14 ( 2 ): 21 – 40 . Clarke D.B. 2011 (forthcoming). “ Utopologies .” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space , 29 ( 5 ). Clarke D.B. , Doel M.A. , Merrin W. , and Smith R.G. , eds. 2009 . Jean Baudrillard: Fatal...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Follow Me, ” trans. Foss Paul . Art and Text , 23 ( 4 ) March–May: 3 – 47 . Baudrillard J. 1988 . “ On Seduction, ” trans. Mourrain Jacques . In Selected Writings , ed. Poster Mark . Cambridge : Polity Press . Baudrillard J. 1990 . Fatal Strategies , trans...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... terrain, that of séduction , doubling that term’s misunderstandings and psychic investments. Seduction’s destiny—as “cool” or “fatal” seduction—anticipated the radicalization of the American political sex scandal from the Clintonian “perfect crime” to Strauss-Kahnian (or Anthony Weinerian) “integral...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... portends the fatal confusion between “terrorist attack” and “accident” – of the kind involved in the explosion at the fertilizer factory in Toulouse – uncertainty then becoming a feature of the accident in knowledge and no longer solely in the incriminated substance. To create an accident rather...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., the colonized body of RoboCop/Murphy, fatally flawed by its own original accidents, would be as false as clinging to the homo technologicus, fatally flawed by original sin. In an interview with John Armitage (1999 : 51), Virilio declared fiercely: “I want to be neither a God nor a cyborg! I want to be a man...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... around like the Prague Golem, at once apparently free to act, but also totally unaware of the effects of our actions. In much the same way that the Golem, the mythology of the actor who blunders around, can be seen to represent the bond between freedom and fatality, Benjamin's own Moscow Diary (1986...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... is that, for Baudrillard, this is a new locus of the symbolic processes, and the relation to one’s identity is a new formation of obligation, and a fatal strategy—but, he adds, a derisory one. In this sense, and against the trend, Baudrillard warns against an easy and uncritical use of the ideas of a personal cultural...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
... within the naturalized discourse of the news story, which further naturalizes the discourse itself. 2. For example, the Texas Department of Transportation has a Memorial Sign Program that allows survivors of victims of “impaired driving” fatalities to pay $300 to have an official “Please Don't...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and is not, as Émile Durkheim suggested, constructed in an empty space. Here he says, in my view wrongly, that no sociological lessons can be drawn. Today there are still ongoing strenuous efforts to apply the fatal arguments against Bauman’s whole thesis. The latest is Ali Rattansi’s discussion in Bauman...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
... fatalism how illusory such a return might be. “The counter-cultural voice of black Atlantic popular music has faded out,” he says. “If any oppositional spirit endures, it is a residual trace of what that historic formation accomplished when music was more central to the everyday lives of people, when...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., bios and zoe , life and death, are conjoined in the topology of the border, warranting extraordinary and often fatal distinctions concerned with the disposability of life. In fact, borders work as playgrounds for the military-industrial complex, offering laboratories for unprecedented measures...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and conceptual recourse of the great feminist academics. And, to close the loop, though his passage “from leftism to fatalism” is duly noted, his Cool Memories series is, in the end, equated with Adorno's Minima Moralia , even if the exegete's enthusiasm is tempered by his humanistic, rationalistic regret...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... as the war on terror, Gray underappreciates the varieties of utopian thought that exist as a permanent undercurrent and antidote to the political fatalism that attends them. Gray’s timing in delivering Black Mass has been shrewd. For never have current affairs (and those in the Middle East more than...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of catastrophes,” which calls for a “time of the project” that informs the future of possible catastrophes by looping it back to past catastrophes, at the same time paradoxically escaping its apparent fatalism with the hope that that future, even though calculated to be inevitable, will not take place (see Dupuy...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 July 2007
... the world of the (perceived) new, fatal epidemic of syphilis in the sixteenth century ( Allen 2000 ). It was and remained a disease with its “shame” written in its symptoms. Indeed in 1916 the British Royal Commission Report on Venereal Disease targeted the “fear of disgrace and the consequent desire...