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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
...). Terror in the Air 's stimulating descriptions of the irruption of the monstrous into our lifeworlds is but one aspect of Sloterdijk's greater project of creating a “plural spherology” that allows us to think the emergence of new ways of being-together after the implosion of the classic metaphysical...
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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
.... 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 embodies the era...
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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): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... (London: Verso, 1998) [Trans.]. 4. Baudrillard published the short text L'effet Beaubourg: Implosion et dissuasion (Paris: Galilée) in September 1983 [Trans.]. ...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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). Baudrillard's challenging theory is that this affects...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... absurd. As Andrew Gibson comments in his article in this issue, “Cold War politics reveals itself in the form of the Möbius strip, taint spreads everywhere.” But as his article suggests (and others confirm), what is involved in that taint is a convergence (“implosion” is his term) which answers one...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
...—as the North African Arab uprisings, European movements against global capital, and the Occupy movements demonstrated on a global scale in 2011 (see Kellner 2012a ). The epoch of neoliberalism in which media spectacle triumphed exhibited the rise of infotainment, with the implosion of news...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Schillers Literaturpolitik ( Our Commercium: The Literary Politics of Schiller and Goethe ), ed. Wilfried Barner, Eberhard Lämmert, and Norbert Oellers (Stuttgart: Cotta, 1984), 241–73. For a short English introduction, see Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, “Implosion and Intoxication: Kittler, a German Classic...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... they disapproved. In his sketching of “an implosion of the social in the masses,” and assertion that, when the message disappears the medium disappears, Baudrillard offers neo-McLuhanism and theoretical nihilism ( Baudrillard 1983: 100 ). In such a world, there are no longer media, because real and media have...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2020
... legitimation. 10 As exponents of this turn, Baudrillard and Lyotard rendered immanent critiques of what they considered to be the underlying linguistic structures of the postmodern condition, seeking to ground new forms of political agency for displaced persons and groups that the implosion of modern forms...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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: grab what you can, look after number one, and find respite from the pressures...
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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
... of speed like Indymedia, then the situation indeed looks grim and complex in the extreme. French philosopher Jean Baudrillard hits on the head the serious challenge that left-wing activism finds itself in, when he argues in “The Implosion of Meaning in the Media” that the increase of information...