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Cultural Politics (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 (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...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 273–282.
Published: 01 July 2012
... – 328 . Shenfield, Françoise, Jacques de Mouzon, Guido Pennings, Anna Pia Ferraretti, A. Nyboe Andersen, Guido de Wert, and Veerle Goossens, and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Taskforce on Cross Border Reproductive Care. 2010. “Cross Border Reproductive Care...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 individual...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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 (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 (2020) 16 (1): 50–69.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . There was a strong interest, too, in methods and techniques that promised to systematically enhance human creativity. In this context, the article looks at the formation of brainstorming, a group-based creativity method that came into fashion in the United States around 1950. It discusses how this method had been...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
...” by emancipation and by setting its tensions to work for acceleration as if it were justice. Indymedia therefore is exemplary of the present-day conundrum that humanism finds itself in, where technological mediation increasingly intensifies politics rather than annuls it. This convergence of the humanist project...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to the outbreak of the virus, Žižek suggests a turn away from Prometheanism and the logic of domination toward a new posthuman humanitarianism based on a recognition of human weakness, vulnerability, and fragility. In Žižek's view, this turn toward a new form of humility would emerge from the final disenchantment...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2021) 17 (1): 37–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Eva Haifa Giraud Abstract This essay delineates the material and conceptual limitations of two prominent ways of figuring the relationship between humans and harmful beings: narratives of eradication and entanglement. Ecological concern about the legacies of twentieth-century attempts to eradicate...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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 (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...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
... shaping human social existence. Schmitt’s spatial pessimism is particularly noticeable in Land and Sea , in which he recounts the unfolding of world history as a succession of spatial epochs, arguing that the modern era can best be understood as the achievement of a centuries-long path toward a unified...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Andrea Pavoni This article explores the making and tasting of wine through the anonymous processes of nonhuman consumption that participate in the production of its relational ontology (the terroir) and shape its visceral encounter with the human tongue (taste). First, the author defines a notion...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in human activity, which must include thinking, and which, if ever possible, would take place in common among all humans. #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus or #IAmNotAVirus: those were the hashtags that went viral when the COVID-19 pandemic started to rage in early 2020, when it started to really go viral everywhere...
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Cultural Politics (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...