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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2016
... The text translated here, the full title of which is “Luxury, The Function of Wealth. Part I: The Character and Variety of Wealth, Its Economic Role,” is the fifth and final section (94–100) of the first part of a study of luxury published in La Revue des deux mondes ( The Review of the Two [“Old...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... define as the workshop-function, which distributes protocols through mass media for inaugurating spaces of scientific work outside of professional laboratories run by amateur scientific and technologic subjects. Make magazine highlights how DIY science and making intersects the politics of social...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 162–183.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., exemplified by Tia DeNora’s studies of music as a “technology of the self.” By taking seriously the proposition that under certain conditions music may itself function as a technology, and by reframing this proposition along materialist lines, this article aims to shed light on the changing functions music...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... ideology also functions through the production of imaginary rather than symbolic identities. These identities serve not as means of internalized discipline but of external control. Thus I argue that a key difference between Keynesianism (the economic theory and practice of the welfare state) and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 161–182.
Published: 01 July 2008
... functioning of distinctive kinds of culture/power complexes, from which a new paradigm of cultural studies may be expected to emerge. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Gramsci Foucault cultural policy studies Birmingham School discipline formation governmentality Chiefly noted for his work...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... “celebrity.” It is concerned with how television, print, and advertising contribute to the construction of media stars whose function is to transfer knowledge of particular lifestyles to the lived experience of ordinary people. It looks at systems that direct the flow of such information and why the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... analysis of ethnic differentiations made by the prisoners themselves, as well as of Antisemitism and Antiziganism within concentration camp society, I will then explain in detail how social distinctions functioned in this context. The analysis reveals that many of the criteria of social distinction had a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... deconstructed through aesthetic means as well as the political stances of particular films to the narratives through which particular national identities are still being written. Alternatively they have been used to explore how cinema invents discourses that function as the basis for collective enunciations of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the cinematic apparatus. By withdrawing from the production of the image, Keiller suggests that the absence of a sign always functions as the sign of an absence. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Patrick Keiller spatial fiction Henri Lefebvre absence cinematic space The works of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Lambert Wiesing The aim of this article is to introduce the idea of a phenomenology of luxury. The thesis is that luxury cannot be a characteristic of things or of actions, but that it arises through a private aesthetic experience, which can be identified as a functional equivalent to play as it is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... are about what he calls “destabilized perception,” but importantly they are also a function of this condition, one that in turn demands a shift in how we conceive the essay film in the twenty-first century. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 aesthetics Adam Curtis essay film infrastructure...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... can only be fully understood if it is viewed alongside a consideration of the ideological function of fantasy, especially as it is set out in the work of Slavoj Žižek. The article focuses on one particular piece of mimesis, namely the “Elite Force Aviator: George W. Bush 12-inch Action Figure” to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
... examined before considering the concept of the Real in psychoanalysis. After considering the function of the Real in political analysis, I conclude by looking at the displacement of class struggle as the social Real in films. © BERG 2009 PRINTED IN THE UK 2009 class struggle displacement film...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... capital has also created immense “virtual” spatio-temporalities based on the Internet that are almost wholly commodified. Moreover, these spatio-temporalities, both virtual and real-world, function at accelerated speeds, a “network speed” to produce forms of culture-production and consumption that no...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
... isolates the phatic function in a way that turns communication into simulation. I conclude with the need for a strategy of reading Baudrillard on modeling that detotalizes simulation and allows for something of the symbolic to persist in communication. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 modeling...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Bülent Diken The article thematizes the difference between superstition and faith through an allegorical double reading of social theory and Ken Russell’s film The Devils . It discusses the political implications of this difference, contrasting the function of “love of God” in mysticism and in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
... question of the long development and inheritance of immune functions (phylogenesis) in touch with that of cultural inheritance (epiphylogenesis), the article questions lines of continuity between somatic mutation, consciousness, technics, time, and media. For instance, drawing on a tradition that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... transformed how work is understood and valued. Second, I discuss the central role of commensuration within capitalist value production, arguing that human capital functions as a “commensurating machine” that allows neoliberal governmentality to permeate areas of life previously impervious to market...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... important example of the ways pixelation functions as a visible signifier of a dangerous truth while blurring, erasing, and ultimately dehumanizing those “speaking” this truth. The discussion forms part of a larger analysis of the production, framing, and circulation of images of otherness, identifying...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... US collective memory of the Holocaust, and popular culture’s use of the Holocaust for racial instruction. The Americanization and de-Judification of the Holocaust shows how fascist racism is constructed through institutional discourses and practices and functions as an archetype for understanding...