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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Sarah Hamblin This essay argues that the conditions of contemporary finance capitalism have exhausted the revolutionary potential of political modernist aesthetics. The global ’68 conjuncture generated many of the fundamental concepts that continue to underscore how contemporary radical film...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... amount of the accumulated capital, an increasing part of that capital remains in the form of finance capital. This leads to the formation of a finance industry that is constantly refining the art of making money by buying and selling nothing but various forms of money. Money itself is the only...
Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... superprofits in the finance and services complex lead to hypermobility of capital and the devalorization of manufacturing but financial markets themselves acquire the capacity to discipline national governments. In the US, moreover, the proliferation of media has been accompanied by a shift in political...
Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... trajectory in the work of his followers. There is a discernible homology and, indeed, to an extent, a convergence between consumerist Cultural Studies and the neoliberal ideology of consumer sovereignty, named here as “cool capitalism.” The genealogy of “cool” is traced and its incorporation into capitalism...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
... over a decade—only to burst once more. Finance seeps through space on a variety of levels. “Since the mid-1970s,” note LiPuma and Lee (2004 : 141), the quantification of risk has driven the rapid rise of speculative capital—and this financial culture has significant consequences “for the great...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... traditional utilitarian framework in which investments in human capital should be analyzed and judged in terms of the returns they produce or the income that can be expected. However, the current neoliberal world of global finance capital proposes a rather different model, one in which corporations are...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Robert Hassan This article argues that “evolution” in the production of mass cultural forms has become stalled in our postmodern, networked, and neoliberalized society. Popular cultural forms have historically developed and evolved in dialectical relationship with capitalism. This produced forms...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 343–357.
Published: 01 November 2019
... finance in the United States today? To begin, one need only look at the geography of the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis to locate the racialized dimensions of the extractive logic of financial capitalism, in which banks disproportionately targeted communities of color with predatory loans. Take for example...
Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., conviction, knowledge, conscience, etc.—when everything, in short, passed into commerce. It is a time of general corruption, of universal venality” ( Marx 1963 : 34). This logic is extended by Baudrillard to the emergence of “the virtual international autonomy of finance capital, in the uncontrollable play...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jennifer Smith Maguire The article offers a distinctive account of how the nouveaux riches serve as an anchor for a range of upper- middle- class ambivalences and anxieties associated with transformations of capitalism and shifting global hierarchies. Reflecting the long- term association of middle...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of capitalism in Europe. Indeed, for Sombart, it was the use of securities and credit systems, moneylending to heads of states, proficiency in luxury trading, and overseas financing of colonial ventures that allowed Judaism to introduce “the rational and calculating spirit of capitalism” into England...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... funneling of capital away from the real economy and ordinary employees, and upward toward the super-rich. The article is based on thirty interviews with top UK business leaders, including twenty Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 CEOs, as well as other demographic and qualitative data. Alan Parker: We...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 2010 ; Roy 2010 ; Soederberg 2013) On the surface, there is nothing outwardly objectionable about such initiatives: in a world dominated by debt and finance capital, the capacities they aim to cultivate have indeed become basic survival skills. However, both the form and content of financial...
Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
... business from industry; (3) the separation of accountability from responsibility; and (4) the subjugation of “going concerns” by overriding concerns. The authors argue that this amounts to a political economic shift from traditional concepts of “capitalism” to a new “corporatism” in which the relationships...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... philosophy to the Marxist analysis of capitalism, underpinned by Freudian libidinal economy. I argue that the originality of Stiegler's work lies in his understanding of retentional finitude: what he calls “tertiary memory.” This understanding provides him with critical purchase on contemporary capitalist...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Mark Featherstone In this article, I explore the significance of Chan Koonchung’s recent dystopia, The Fat Years , in the context of contemporary Chinese capitalism. In the first section of the article, I outline the plot of Chan’s novel before situating it in relation to classic Western dystopias...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... selected artists, practices, and products, and nascent spectacular global capitalism (including some of spectacle’s “technical means of production,” such as perspectival representations). Drawing on elements of the well-known critique of spectacle developed by Guy Debord, the essay posits a tradition, or...
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. Having outlined the entangled genealogies of media and plastics, I now move toward considering the ways that plastics are implicated...
Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... symbolism necessary to turn objectless dissatisfaction into articulate political demands. Rather, the consumer-oriented subjects who inhabit the socioeconomic margins of late capitalism were unable to make this political move and ultimately found themselves with nowhere to take their dissatisfaction but to...
Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2007
... monopoly and finance capitalism proposed by the anti-globalization, or global justice, movement. He argues that the alternatives to globalization considered are “unworkable economically and politically, and where they are workable they are undesirable, from the point of view of many of the people who...