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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... current critical discussions of luxury and inequality. Since the 1990s, anthropology has seen a boom in consumption and material culture studies coterminous with the rise of identity politics and its celebration of diversity. In anthropological theory, as well, linking consumption to identity has stolen...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., these two moments demonstrate the historical continuity of a core imperative to exhaustively capitalize space. This historicization also foregrounds the racialized inequalities coded within these informatic logics. Against the bright innovation narratives of technology, this article stresses a longer...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of how the accumulation of wealth is perpetuated and excused through discourses of legitimation, structural dynamics, and lived identities. These are much-needed critical interventions at a time of escalating inequality. Studies of the discursive dimensions of the super-rich have explored the ways...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
...; but where luxury unites community and advances human endeavor, it can be defended on moral grounds. However, in the contemporary period, growing economic inequality is increasingly overshadowing any positive moral impact of luxury. The relationship between the fields of law and morality is considered...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 17–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... preexisting forms of inequality and as a powerful solvent of the unexamined presumptions of the dominant discourse of globalization. We see all around us the emergence of radically enhanced forms of inequality in many spheres. Some people have increasingly wider menus of choice available to them in respect...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 37–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and materially impossible. At the same time, it is insufficient to fall back on narratives about the ontological inevitability of entanglement with nonhumans because the harms—for humans and other species—that are posed by particular relations are tightly bound with socioeconomic inequalities and asymmetries...
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Published: 01 March 2013
worsening ubiquitous corruption and inequality. Patriotic TV programs depicting the founding of the “New China” have not lost their attraction. (Photos top to bottom: Yunnan Province and Hunan Province) Figures 3 and 4 . Portraits of late Communist Party leaders are still common decorations in the homes More
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Published: 01 November 2007
of normalcy to its psychotic limits. The work questions the gay movements’s insistence on legalized marriage as the only answer to social inequities caused by homophobia and patriarchy. Dyke Action Machine!, “Gay Marriage: You Might As Well Be Straight.” 1997. Offset poster. 18 × 24 inches. 5,000 posters More
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 252–255.
Published: 01 July 2019
... escalating wealth inequalities, stalling social mobility, and almost one decade of punishing austerity measures, the cultural pull of meritocracy has not waned. For scholars concerned with the persistent structural inequalities and injustices that block upward social mobility, the insistence on individual...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 346–366.
Published: 01 November 2020
...-income countries, particularly the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Socioeconomically marginalized groups bear the political and economic inequities of the “neoliberal diet” of energy-dense, nutrient poor, processed edibles ( Otero et al. 2015 ) most heavily, for reasons that include...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... importantly for this discussion, several such elements have proved essential for the rapid growth of the super-rich class. Arguably, it is financialization rather than neoliberalism that has done most to create extreme inequalities and the rising number of global billionaires. Clearly, big business...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 72–87.
Published: 01 March 2019
... not alter the inescapable conclusion that since the beginning of the global financial crisis patterns of global inequality have not just widened, they have done so on such a scale that some commentators have come to view it as a symptom of a fundamental structural fault in neoliberal capitalism ( Streeck...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2020
... a rearticulation of the 1990s science wars, in which critique in general, work from a poststructuralist tradition in particular, and—more specifically still—theoretical perspectives concerned with gender and racial inequality have been seen as contributing to a relativization of facts and expert knowledge. 1...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., we suggest, that not only have significance particularly to British ways of life but also contribute and perpetuate social inequalities. The genre of do-it-yourself (DIY) programs has always been popular on British television. How ever, of specific interest here is both the shift in style...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... : Princeton University Press . Robertson Graeme B. 2009 . “ Managing Society: Protest, Civil Society, and Regime in Putin’s Russia .” Slavic Review 68 , no. 3 : 528 – 47 . Scheidel Walter . 2017 . The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... that Williams’s statement shares insight with Foucault’s ([1972] 2010 : 44) work on discursive formations, which are “made possible by a group of relations established between authorities of emergence, delimitation, and specification.” Philanthropy today is certainly “bound up with” wealth and inequality...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 372–386.
Published: 01 November 2019
... individual actions are restricted merely by formal rules rather than guided by their known effects” (147). Equality before the law was the only egalitarianism he recognized. Because people differed in their capacities, an inequality of outcomes was inevitable. © 2019 Duke University Press 2019...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... migrant or nonperson never registered under the one-child policy, struggling to make ends meet on the very edge of society. Of course, these are precisely the inequalities and the imbalances that the CCP is concerned to address through its utopian politics of harmony and dreaming, and these are absolutely...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of luxury directly. Here, two decades after the Paris Commune and France’s defeat by Prussia, he finds he has two criticisms to answer: first, that luxury increases inequality and intensifies class differences and, second, that it “softens” the population and hence exposes the state to danger. To the first...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 410–412.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Prestigious Places — that the pursuit of luxury transforms our cities — is timely given recent revisions to “creative city” literature forwarded by Richard Florida. The urban renaissance of recent decades is in crisis: gentrification fueled by a creative class of professionals also increased inequality...