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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...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 corporatization, financialization, and privatization across the globe” (2009: 23). Increased participation...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Ashjan Ajour Abstract This article explores the body as a site of subjectivity production during a hunger strike in Occupied Palestine. It further explores the former political prisoners’ theory of subjectivity as it emerges through their praxis and philosophy of freedom. Although the body...
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 (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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 article argues...
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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...
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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 place Chan’s...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of 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...
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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...
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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 (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
...” also come back ( Deleuze 1995 : 182). The high-tech servitude, which The Circle skillfully describes by pushing the economic element to the foreground, is especially interesting in this regard. © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 despotism use economy voluntary servitude freedom...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... to the sphere of ideal knowledge, the destructive character follows the field of objects through to 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...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... and at greater length in his theory of the modern state. Aristotle, who is an early action theorist, treats human action as tending toward happiness, hence as goal-directed, in his theory of ethics. In updating Aristotle’s early approach to a theory of human action, Hegel argues that individuals seek freedom...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., repressing individual freedom and creativity ( The Reality Club 2006 ). For instance, in 2006 the libertarian online publication Edge gathered multiple Net-libertarians together to comment on an article by cyber-libertarian Jaron Lanier that read digital collaborative networking (Wikipedia in particular...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 July 2020
... is an object, a commodity. In this respect, the luxurious enables us to experience our humanity and represents our existential freedom from the nightmare of necessity, through the extreme, excessive, and transgressive commodity form. There is no doubt that the first part of Wiesing’s book develops...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
... contact tracing not only delineates Singapore's biopolitical strategies whereby information-era promises of freedom, choice, mobility, and agency belie technologies of containment and control; it also lays bare the social and architectural faults in Singapore's landscape by locating the failures...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 430–433.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 development of an antipolitics...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... vital democratic and left-wing imaginations that have sadly come to precisely underlie and sustain the machinery that eventually privileges those whom I will call “the speed-elite”: fantasies of speed, freedom, mobility, connectivity, progress, technological redemption, and a particular type...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... comprehension and application of Holocaust memorialization to the contemporary moment by emphasizing the individual exercise of the right of freedom of speech as the primary condition for racism’s emergence and duration. With footage of Holocaust survivors giving speeches to the local community, the trauma...