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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... a political imperative of the absolute deniability of covert actions. It thereby ushered in a specifically modern form of innocence. Greene’s novel is about an early version of that innocence. Modern innocence conceals the “principle of implosion” according to which ferocious opposites reverse into one...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that escape the rigors of the market and competition induce a new serfdom. This article examines, through the writings of Jean Baudrillard on the cultural logics of neoliberalism as implosion, transpoliticization, and catastrophe, the thesis that neoliberalism marks not the high point of capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of differentiating between feminist and antifeminist themes amid the implosive forces of a virtualized significatory and political economy. To map what a feminist-Baudrillardian approach to postfeminist media images might look like, this essay engages with current feminist theorizing about the postfeminist condition...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... to think the emergence of new ways of being-together after the implosion of the classic metaphysical monosphere. As he joyfully announces at the beginning of Foams , “the One sphere has imploded. But well, foams live” ( Sloterdijk 2005: 20 ). Sloterdijk's uncompromising post-metaphysical way...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Gesamtkunstwerk  or total work of art have in mind. 1 In the case of Wagner (and Nietzsche sensed this, he just didn't have Kittler around to put it into words), the aesthetic replacement is always already a technological implosion of sensory data. Ultimately, Wagner came to believe in the revolutionary...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... science fiction. In an age that witnesses a “haemorrhaging of reality,” suggests Baudrillard, science fiction can only “evolve implosively” ( Baudrillard 1994 : 124). But it is precisely this movement that Villa Vortex reproduces or performs in its collapsing structure: if the Power-Station Killer...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Jean-François Paillard © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 Jean-François Paillard: How does one become a major French intellectual? 4. Baudrillard published the short text L'effet Beaubourg: Implosion et dissuasion (Paris: Galilée) in September 1983 [Trans.]. 3. Jean...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... will mutate into communism. Accelerationists join the project of capital accumulation until the point of implosion while at the same time actively seeking a kind of perverse jouissance in their misery, precariousness, and burnouts, like drug addicts. The objective of Noys in this book is to provide...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... based on the principle of utility where production and reproduction arise from an original hand crafted object. This gives way with the implosive advent of the consumer society to the emergence of the “system of objects” – a society dominated by computerized mass media images (Genosko: sign...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... is a convergence (“implosion” is his term) which answers one of the questions above, in which the apparent antinomies of East and West increasingly cohere. Recent criticism on the literature and culture of the Cold War has stressed its variety and reach: its global status as, for many, a “hot” war; the way...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... exhibited the rise of infotainment, with the implosion of news and entertainment (e.g., the O. J. Simpson trial, Clinton sex scandals, celebrity scandals, and the like; see Kellner 2003b ). Fierce competition for ratings and advertising led information and news to become more visual and engaging, bringing...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... For a short English introduction, see Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, “Implosion and Intoxication: Kittler, a German Classic, and Pink Floyd,” Theory, Culture and Society 23, nos. 7–8 (2006): 75–78. FK: The stuff people come up with…I believe the impact of Discourse Networks had to do with my pitiless use...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., in the context of a dynamic relation between form and content. In the essay “Implosion of Meaning in the Media,” Baudrillard asserts that “We are in a universe where there is more and more information and less and less meaning” (1983: 95) and argues that “Just when we think information is producing meaning...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2020
...: “The work of history is over” (48). In the midst of the cynical tide washing over Baudrillard’s thought, a problem for its sweeping claims arises from within. Despite the implosion of history, of universals, of meaning, and despite our postmodern apparatus of simulation and technological networks...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... margins as the human detritus that litters the autotomic spaces of the postindustrial city after the implosion of the social democratic settlement and the arrival of a new “winner takes all” neoliberal orthodoxy, the rioters seemed not to resist but to be driven by the core ethos of the ruling ideology...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... considering that the context and content of war is, by comparison, focused narrowly on relatively few motifs: the aftermath of the explosion/implosion, the ubiquitous and universal rubble, the survivors, the empathy felt for them, the location of the self amid the devastation, the question of “what next...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
...? They are masses, it must be admitted, but masses only in the sense that that is all they are and wish to be: an inertia, a deadweight, the product of an implosion. They say nothing, think nothing, want nothing. Or they want all that others want for them – to the point of absurdity. They thwart the political...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... These critical studies areas have provided a range of new methods and innovative concepts that have contributed to a rigorous revision of the often implicit assumptions about humanism and Eurocentrism, as well as to the implosion of anthropocentrism. They caused both internal fractures and the dislocation...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... change. A red banner conjures images of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, but to carry an orange-red banner in 2008—nineteen years after the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, seventeen after the implosion of the Soviet Union—requires explanation. As it happens, part of the explanation is quite ordinary...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... . “ The Implosion of Meaning in the Media .” In Simulacra and Simulation . Michigan : University of Michigan Press . Beckerman Gal . 2003 . “ Emerging Alternatives: Edging Away from Anarchy .” Columbia Journalism Review , Issue 5 , September. Available at http://www.cjr.org/issues/2003/5...