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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Elspeth Probyn This article reframes fisheries sustainability as a matter of production and consumption. It argues that only a more-than-human approach that takes seriously the entanglement of all oceanic entities—fish, fishers, water—can tackle the sustainability of fish. In order to bring this to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 273–282.
Published: 01 July 2012
... most important thing is to engineer human reproduction” ( 2004: 254 ). In the traffic between care and engineering, reproductive labor comes to characterize global reproductive care by also featuring engineering or “doing.” Viewing reproduction as a form of doing means privileging the work that goes...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Gilbert Simondon Human progress cannot be measured by what people produce but by the stages of production. The shift from the development of language in the classical period to religion in the medieval and technical progress after the Renaissance does not tell the whole story. Each of these domains...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... turn to the neoliberal theory of human capital, which offers a more fruitful avenue for the analysis of digitally mediated “living labor” than the Autonomist Marxist theory that inspired Terranova’s analysis, by elucidating how a logic based on competition, entrepreneurialism, and speculation has...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sociological analysis cannot help at all. There are no sociological correlates of the pattern of resistance. The lesson is that there is something presocial to the deeper humanity revealed in the “animal pity” of resistance. Morality is a social invention imposed on something preexisting and innate in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2017
... meaning, thoughts, and feelings are essential to living a fully human life, and today more information is shared than at any other time in history, often in the form of a “digital exhaust” of which we may be only dimly aware. Might this communication be damaging to our physical, mental, and social lives...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Jean-Hugues Barthélémy Jean-Hugues Barthélémy argues for a reading of humanism and Enlightenment that strips them of their scientistic and Eurocentric implications and makes the values of both available for contemporary appropriation. Drawing on the work of Gilbert Simondon and mobilizing his...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... acceptance of the limits of human life on Earth, the most devastating assessments of humanity’s future have also produced utopian proposals for the reimagining of human potentiality below and above the surface of the planet. In a real sense, then, catastrophe has become the precondition for the establishment...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Brian Lennon Computer programming can be understood as both a kind of writing and a special class of human labor activity facilitating the automation of other human labor activities, not excluding itself. From the very beginning of the history of computer programming, it was recognized that the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Daniel Vukovich This essay addresses the “demand for humanism, with a nod toward Asia” within current theory and global intellectual political culture. I argue that using humanism as a way to understand China (a habit inside and especially outside the PRC) keeps us within the orientalist tradition...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Irving Goh As the title suggests, this article takes its motivation from Blanchot's phrase of “a right to disappear.” For Blanchot then, it was a question of a right of disappearing from biopolitics or the subjectivity of the human to a spatial regulation. That question cannot be more urgent for us...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... This is followed by the unraveling of three layers that have constituted the 1999 scandal following Sloterdijk’s reply to Heidegger’s letter On Humanism : Sloterdijk’s actual text on humanism and Bildung in the age of genetic engineering; the scandal and the mass-medialization of philosophical critique...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... ( Entlastung ) of the burdens of human life by the intrusion of new motive forces into human propulsive arrangements have led to the death throes (“ Agonie ”) of the belief in the base/superstructure division and the radicalism or fundamentalism derived from it. If the twentieth century can still inspire us...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Kate Nash Sociological theories of cosmopolitanism address its development at different geographical scales, raising questions of the global demos and the global political community. This article considers international human rights as a resource for building global solidarity, and argues that the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... social and economic criticism to the Marx of the Grundrisse, a book to which Jean-Marie Vincent introduced him in 1959. 1 In the words of Finn Bowring, his works of the 1980s and 1990s present “an understanding of capitalism as a system of hetero-regulation which aggressively de-civilized human beings...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Daniele Rugo A recurring feature of Patrick Keiller’s work is the lack of human presence and activity. Throughout his films, Keiller delivers a vision of England as a desert island, depopulated and unoccupied. Scrutinizing Keiller’s early shorts and feature-length films, this article argues that...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the earth in real time. Because these systems provide extensions of human senses and are also autonomous, they simultaneously extend and delimit the power and imaginary of the human subject as actor and political agent. By thinking through these multiple large-scale interrelated remote-sensing systems...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... surface and depth clash and contrast in the underworld. It then turns to Friedrich Nietzsche’s use of the idea of the abyss. This work on Plato and Nietzsche brings together the ideas of the screen and the abyss. The article next takes up Edmund Husserl’s notion of the horizon, which structures the human...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... stage. The Fourier transform enables the conversion of sound events into periodicities with numerical values that can then be manipulated and converted back into sound events, even if there was no original source involved. The media access frequencies and operate at speeds beyond all human thresholds...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... material politics. This article explores a number of issues surrounding entanglements of media and plastics, including the formation of vast oceanic plastic garbage patches, the treatment of highly toxic electronics waste, the usage of thermal papers that disrupt the human endocrine system, and the...