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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
... the 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...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
... points of the interview are Sloterdijk’s core cultural conception of Nietzschean-inflected thought and his own Sphere Theory, his ideas on immunization, notions of ecology, “anthropotechnics,” and the question of Being. As these central themes of Sloterdijk’s current work and the title of this interview...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... institutions form immune systems, where in lack is transformed into a productive force, as happened with asceticism based on resentment. Ascetics, enjoying excessive discipline, transform the reactive element of lack affirmatively into a value in itself. Gehlen regards the lack of means ( Mittellosigkeit...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
... because sacrifice always initiates another sacrifice like a sepulchral concatenation constitutive of the munus , as Esposito ( 2010 : 43) intimates, but also because the logic of sacrifice will always presuppose death. As Esposito and Agamben note, immunization from the expropriative effects...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 November 2007
...: not by complete global inclusion, as is often claimed, but by local exclusion. Local “immunities” are created to cope with globalization. Before Sloterdijk begins with the description of the “global inside,” he pays attention to the change in human social relations. As distance disappears, or at least shrinks...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and TikTok, all viral mutations of the social-networking Facebook apparatus. And when these platforms exploded on the social media scene in the years just before the pandemic, “virus is other people” was an enviable condition. It remains so even today, in fact, as these platforms continue to live on, immune...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and especially that of surrealism, against those “inner aborigines, regionalists and the voluntary curators of their own untimeliness” (p. 70) who wished to maintain the immunizing benefits of their cherished unconsciousness against the juggernaut of modernity. His readings of Dali, Duchamp, and Malevitch...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
...” that serve as “practicing immune systems”; that is, they comprise symbiotic figures between container and thing contained that offer mutual protection (152). Such morpho-immunological edifices, he argues, range from very small microspheres like the uterus to very large macrospheres such as ancient walled...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Antonio Negri, Tariq Ali, Saskia Sassen, Maurizio Lazzarato, Angela McRobbie, and Jean-Luc Nancy. The book concludes with a letter exchange between Zygmunt Bauman and Roberto Esposito on the latter’s theorem of immunity. In a thought-provoking and engaging introduction, Stijn de Cauwer, the editor...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 408–411.
Published: 01 November 2020
... operations for the right price. Indeed, unlike elsewhere, in Venice intelligence gathering “assumed a transactional character” (221). Informers, saboteurs, and cryptographers could expect gifts, pensions, immunity from prosecution, forgiveness for past crimes, or even just cold hard cash for their efforts...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... concept of the desiring-machine (2004: 687, n. 577)). In the rituals through which cultures less object-oriented than ours have dealt with the loss of the “original companion,” such as those surrounding the placenta, one can recognize “immune strategies” that serve to preserve some kind of membrane-like...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of abstraction that supervene on media’s outside—that is, on history, experience, or culture. Krämer’s approach isn’t immune to criticism. She’s unafraid to use the relationship between appearing and disappearing to conceive of mediation in logical—abstract or, more troublingly, transhistorical—terms. In her...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... The latter provided this martial link-up of rider, horse, armor, and lance with a kinetic energy unmatched until the arrival of modern firearms. Nobody and nothing is immune to firearms, neither knights nor castles, neither squires nor animals. The “impersonal death from gunpowder,” to quote Hegel...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
...) to the spongiform encephalopathy of the political elite. What interested him was whether the chain ran in both directions (its reversibility) and the question of the politician’s immunity. What kinds of immunity can the political class have from the news story? And if the earlier moment of mad cow led...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the capacities of a multitude of actors, those left unable to breathe or eat in order to sustain themselves because of ingesting bioaccumulative plastics or those whose reproductive, immune, and nervous systems are detrimentally affected by particular plasticizers. Plastics thus becomes problematic not because...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... discerns a new biopolitics that regulates or manages people by dramatizing catastrophes. As such, this biopolitics, in order to evade catastrophes, also seeks some form of immunity from people and things it deems as having the potential to lead to those imagined future catastrophes. Against such “immuno...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 320–332.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the chthonic space, of the “dream,” expands without limitations. The “dream” is not immune to pressure from “reality.” It is almost easier to live in “reality”; its demands and its sense of importance are such that it erases the individual’s dream, which goes underground. The “dream,” inactivated, may...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
...-perpetuation, his violence is as hyper-real as the society that produces it (see Baudrillard 2002: 92 ). Indeed, it is as if the culture of passive nihilism which James hates, its zeal for “over-protection,” leads to the loss of immunity; like redundant “anti-bodies” that turn against the organism in which...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... are, in fact, used up and hence need to be replaced, not because they are defunct but because they are unfashionably behind the times. This involves a discursive (re)construction of novelty immune to charges of superficiality and fickleness. Here, anthropology comes to the rescue. Bertuch’s racist reference...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 92–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... Viruses need interconnection to survive . This is not always a symbiotic relationship. When human civilization destroys wild nature, unleashing novel zootropic viruses on Homo sapien immune systems, it is an act of mutually assured destruction, with one exploitive relationship fostering another...