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Published: 01 November 2007
Carrie Moyer, “The Great Leap Forward,” 2002. Acrylic, glitter on canvas. 58 × 68 inches. Carrie Moyer, “The Great Leap Forward,” 2002. Acrylic, glitter on canvas. 58 × 68 inches. More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2009
... revolution should not obscure” (p. 4). The following five chapters survey the evolution of Russian art – and life – reaching back to the 1860s while focusing on the period between 1914 and 1917. Cohen reacts to the fact that, as the art historian Paul Wood observed in the catalogue of the Great Utopia...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Peter Sloterdijk Peter Sloterdijk first presented the following text as his inaugural lecture for the Chaire Emmanuel Levinas, March 4, 2005 at the University of Strasbourg. To a certain extent, it bears homage to that great thinker of the complex Other. However, other than taking a political...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 244–262.
Published: 01 July 2018
... normale supérieure (Jacques-Alain Miller, François Régnault, Alain Grosrichard and Jean-Claude Milner), with the participation of Alain Badiou in its later stages, the journal accorded great importance to Jacques Lacan and to psychoanalysis in general. But it also played a role in Althusser’s political...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Rob Coley The formerly dissident status of the essay film has, in recent years, been exchanged for a great deal of favorable attention both inside and outside academia. In the more overly moralistic commentary on the form, the contemporary essay film is submitted as a tactical response to a surfeit...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Baudrillard developed the notion of fetishism to great critical effect, he did not theorize it or apply it systematically. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 fetishism sign object symbolic exchange 9/11 fatal theory If it was possible, in the past, to speak of the fetishism of the commodity...
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figures 3 and 4   Portraits of late Communist Party leaders are still common decorations in the homes of many peasants. In spite of their sufferings during the Great Chinese Famine (1958–1961) and the Cultural Revolution, many elderly peasants consider the past a better time and complain about More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Braudel and the Annales school's notion of world history but also challenges the event-based history that we know through great events, such as May 1968, 1914–18.…History is accidental now, instantaneous, it cancels out—and this is an event without reference or equivalent—the tripartite division of past...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2016
... sumptuousness and even to humiliate them. . .. The luxury of mere ostentation, such as a great display of useless valets, deserves to incur the wrath of public opinion.” However, the modern practice of luxury, which is not intended for the public sphere but is discreet and reserved and “does not create division...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to be a mahatma (great soul). However, his defense might be found in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s assertion in “Self-Reliance” (1841): “With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.” References Bauman Zygmunt . 2004 . Europe: An Unfinished Adventure . Cambridge : Polity...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 216–224.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... Pancreatic cancer is an agonizing march of destruction through the digestive system. Victims starve to death in great pain. As I write, television ads and social media postings are informing the New York region of a class action lawsuit seeking federal funds to cover as many as forty thousand people who...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., explicated . As Sloterdijk states, “The discovery of the ‘environment’ took place in the trenches of World War I” (p. 18). In the same vein, describing in great detail this shift from classical warfare to chemical war, he produces a preliminary definition of terrorism as “the maximal explication of the other...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., both fuel the creation of concepts and feed the great inclusive cultural melting pot. A misunderstanding at Primm between a silver-tongued tourist, whom they are trying to present as a millenarian prophet, and young interlocutors, of whose ways he knows nothing, themselves shooting from the hip with...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Mark Featherstone © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 The coincidence of the passing of the great European sociologist Zygmunt Bauman with the British decision on Brexit, the American election to president of Donald Trump, the rise of fake news, and the normalization of what would have...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Holocaust. Here most readers are concerned to question Bauman’s account of the cooperation of the Jewish communities themselves in the process. But there is another aspect: Bauman’s consideration of studies of those who did resist the Nazis and aid Jews at great risk to themselves. He suggests that...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2018
... became a significant influence on Italian fascist theory and strategy after they were endorsed at fascist congresses and ultimately addressed as ways to redefine fascism more decisively as a great mystical movement. One of Marinetti’s many key contributions to cultural and political theory is his...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Neil Leach © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 The site for the new town is about an hour north of Beijing, very close to the mountains and the Great Wall. We drive there in a cavalcade of black Audis led by the government minister who commissioned the project. All government cars are in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., the theme was of great personal importance to Kittler, given that Homer's work and its recursions through history were a significant part of his Musik und Mathematik project. We indicated above that lectures tend to present difficult subject matter in a more accessible way. Here, too, Kittler...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 63–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... his army had been defeated by the Romans, something most historians don’t feel the need to discuss at great length. But it moves on to consider the relation between poetry and historical knowledge, in particular issues of individual and collective heroism. Unlike Byron at the beginning of Don Juan...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and writes of how he rejected his father’s tips on saving money in construction, instead taking after his mother’s sense of showmanship, her “flair for the dramatic and grand” (55–56, 182, 79–80). His continual framing of the tower as “awesome” and as a “great success” for him is childlike and...