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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 120-123.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of economic theory led by Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman and others to forge a mode of intervention that sees big state planning as a harbinger of new threats to individual independence and freedom—the road to a new serfdom. What should not be underestimated is the vast intellectual labor of...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95-108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that! Jodi Dean, who first theorized communicative capitalism, notes that rather than “leading to more equitable distributions of wealth and influence, instead of enabling the emergence of a richer variety in modes of living and practices of freedom,” networked communication “coincides with extreme...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97-114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... are being regulated. We are made as if citizens of it. The figure of the citizen today, less than being a figure of the future of the human or of future freedom of the human, is more a figure of citizen-as-target. How does one begin to assert “a right to disappear” against this subjectivity then? This...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391-408.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., ethnic and gender exclusion, and the high “churn” rate of users), and points to the complexities and problems of uncritically accepting the apparent freedoms immersive virtual spaces ostensibly offer, factors which also raise critical issues for Baudrillard's notion of integral reality. © BERG 2011...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431-444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... reality and that of personal freedom. Baudrillard's perfect crime becomes, for Dantec, the alibi for an absolute crime: the invisible and perfectly integrated acts of numerous serial killers operating with impunity. However, it is not so much individual acts such as murder that constitute evil , but...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182-193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... such as Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We , George Orwell’s 1984 , and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World . Here, I compare and contrast notions of narcotization, state control, and freedom across Chan’s work and the Western dystopias, noting key cultural differences in the process. Beyond this work, I move on to...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 177-193.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Nouri Gana This article examines the cultural politics of bastardy in the films of Tunisian filmmaker Nouri Bouzid at a time when questions of national and cultural identity have come to the fore in Tunisia in the wake of the Revolution of Freedom and Dignity. Nouri Bouzid is the doyen of Tunisian...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34-47.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Malcolm Miles In an essay on French literature in the period of Nazi occupation, Herbert Marcuse argues that a literature of intimacy—love poems and romantic novels—is the last resort of freedom in totalitarian conditions. Written in 1945 and revised in the 1970s, Marcuse’s essay argues that in the...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210-221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... infinite depth and a sense of absolute freedom obscures the truth of solipsistic self-reflection and enclosure. It explores this idea through reference to Virilio’s concept of the “squared horizon” and a short history of screen culture that commences with Plato’s myth of the cave, where perceptions of...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 184-201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... economy voluntary servitude freedom Despite its past centrality as a significant concept of political thought, today “despotism” seems to have become a redundant concept that designates an exceptional, archaic form of government. Paradoxically, however, nothing is easier today, in an increasingly...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315-328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... practices and race for racist whites. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 World War II Holocaust whiteness racism Paper Clips Freedom Writers Jewish American groups, such as the Anti-Defamation League, have expressed dismay over how references to the Holocaust of World War II have increased...
Published: 01 November 2014
Figure 4 The check-in and baggage-drop area at Stansted Airport, before refurbishment in 2006, showing glass, as a symbol of the idea of transparency, imagined as lending the image of openness, democracy, and freedom. Courtesy Adam Sharr Figure 4. The check-in and baggage-drop area at Stansted More
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295-316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... its conclusion, the final point where ruination becomes complete and cancels itself. It is this moment, when the appearance of freedom cancels through the process of ruination, that represents the event in Benjamin's philosophy of destruction (1931/1999). The event marks the shift to a new symbolic...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 430-433.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the antipolitical dynamics of neoliberalization (113). Turning to the rhetoric of press freedom in journalistic criticisms of proposals for press regulation following the Leveson Inquiry in the United Kingdom, Phelan focuses on the representation of the state as a threat to (press) freedom, on the...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 190-201.
Published: 01 July 2016
... her commentary on Char, suggests these words refer to a “precarious freedom” that emerges in war and revolution, just briefly. A moment “between past and future,” its meaning is not decided until afterward. Its outcome not decided at the time of its presence. A fleeting “treasure”: held, savored, and...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 277-280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... writing in English over the past fifty years. He had an astonishing span of analysis, which took in everyone and everything from Michel Foucault, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jean Baudrillard to class (1972), culture (1973), socialism (1976), hermeneutics (1978), freedom (1988), and sociology (1990 (2013a). This...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 399-402.
Published: 01 November 2006
... different audiences that they are pitching to, particularly when it comes to questions concerning freedom of the press. Second, Miles states that Al-Jazeera has “broken the hegemony of the Western networks and, for the first time in hundreds of years, reversed the flow of information, historically from West...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 281-298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Aristotle’s early approach to a theory of human action, Hegel argues that individuals seek freedom, arguably the modern form of happiness, in the modern state. The approach to the modern state, hence to history, through the actions of ordinary men and women, is the basis of Hegel’s famous claim for reason...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331-356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... extensive online sites of user driven interaction, expression, collaboration, production, and consumption. These Web 2.0 sites are seen as providing a realm of individual freedom and creativity. This individual freedom and creativity is equated with democracy. As such, Web 2.0 is celebrated as an important...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 36-52.
Published: 01 March 2015
... moved to Gainesville, Florida. Mesches’s political activism has defined his work for over half a century. In 1999, under the Freedom of Information Act, Mesches obtained his dossier from the FBI. It was a massive file of 786 pages that had been compiled from 1945 to 1972. While he wasn’t surprised...