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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... indefensible; 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. © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 luxury inequality...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... understanding 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. © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 This content is made freely available...
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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 More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 November 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 and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... supports the super-rich. They have done this in two ways: by publicly and privately promoting neoliberal market philosophies that facilitate financialization and extreme inequality, and by managing major corporations as financial assets and investment vehicles for wealthy investors rather than for the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 72–87.
Published: 01 March 2019
... magnitude, in error, it would 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... rise of neo-liberalism. Conditions, 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... everything Bauman (2011 , 2013b , 2016b , 2017 ) wrote on subjectivity, on our progressively momentary and loosening sociocultural ties, it is first and foremost the range of his work (e.g., new global discourses of inequality involving high levels of social injury) that sparks our interest in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 March 2016
... others. Against inequality and injustice, Ross explains that the communards sought to pursue socialist notions of equality and communal luxury through education (49) and the provision of free compulsory schooling to a wider range of Parisian children (40). What, then, is at stake in the idea of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... fashionable at a time of increasing social inequality, with the wealth of a tiny group of hyper-rich multiplying exponentially. Never before in history has social inequality widened as rapidly as it has in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union ( Scheidel 2017 : 222; Therborn 2013 : 8). In 2013 Credit...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... advancing neoliberal capitalism that undermines social bonds by unleashing largely unrestrained economic competition. The problem of the CCP resides in the need to ensure social order in the context of a neoliberal society of ever-increasing inequality, as well as the need to ensure that the people continue...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., delimitation, and specification.” Philanthropy today is certainly “bound up with” wealth and inequality ( Nickel 2016a) , and its practice as a means to secure the well-being of others is made possible by a system of knowledge production that makes claims to the superiority of the nonprofit sector and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and the people could have but one and the same interest, so that all the movements of the machine always tended only to the common happiness” ( Rousseau 1987 : 26). Coming from a book titled Discourse on the Origin and Foundation of Inequality among Men and written before the French Revolution, this...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 42–52.
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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 July 2005
... military: the military is infiltrating gays. In fantasy, few of us are unaffected by these signatures of global power. Yet Binnie concludes a chapter on the politics of migration and tourism with this thought: “One should strive for the eradication of all power relations and inequalities between sexual...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2007
... to move to communalism or localization, he argues for an approach that recognizes the benefits of the international division of labor and global exchange, while also addressing the need for regulation to reduce current social inequalities and economic volatility. His suggestions include measures such...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., while encouraging credit-worthy behaviors, make use of already socially embedded data that amplify preexisting social patterning. The implications of this point for Ascher’s analysis of class are crucial: past inequities around race and class remain built into this system, even if conceived within the...