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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Liam Cole Young The work of Harold Adams Innis offers important contributions to the recent “infrastructural” turn in media, communication, and cultural studies. While Innis’s late communication studies texts are widely read, few outside Canada engage with his earlier economic histories...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that provide the infrastructural background to human society, mediating our knowledge of the world. For Young, “quotidian forms like the list are heuristics for understanding such ‘civilizational’ questions of order, knowledge, and being” (49). This is a book that compels us to subject the superficially...
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Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 3 Athabasca oil sands mining infrastructure, 2011. Photograph: Jennifer Grant, Pembina Institute. Figure 3. Athabasca oil sands mining infrastructure, 2011. Photograph: Jennifer Grant, Pembina Institute. More
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... for critical forms of belonging within a neoliberal communicative environment–especially Jodi Dean’s writings on communicative capitalism. It examines the vulnerabilities and possibilities of lower-class performances and solidarities and brings to light the broader media infrastructures that enable them...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that is both political and epistemological, one in which sensemaking can no longer claim to take place at a distance from the infrastructure that mediates such processes but is instead thoroughly and inescapably immanent to it, a situation that prevents contact with the outside. His films are about what he...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... beyond zero-sum games; urban public goods and infrastructures; medical services and distributed care; animals and biodiversity and the need to pay attention to feedback that signals our inability to achieve perfect control and hence dependence on one another; (2) perspectival topoi: single-eyed stories...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 17–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... particular attention to the continuing importance of transport infrastructures. The key concerns are with the politics of differential power over—and access to—mobility, in both its actual and virtual modalities. The COVID-19 crisis is argued to have functioned both as a mode of amplification of many...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the super-rich provides an avenue for the study of power in society, how it is reproduced, and how global hierarchies may be shifting. To that end, the articles attempt to make visible the brute force of the infrastructures (politics and policy, cultural and occupational conventions, financial devices...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to traditional infrastructural and geological analyses, one oriented less toward the excavation of elements from deep time and the depths of the earth and more toward the conditions in which geologic matter’s potentials are actualized as media. It also opens up a new set of genealogies for investigation...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 315–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., including the first Black studies courses, at SF State. The EC offers inspiration for creating infrastructures of radical imagination and study. The EC appropriated resources—including spaces, money, teachers, credits, and technologies—for studying within, against, and beyond the normal university. The EC...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... a retro-futurist time loop, in which echoes of the past haunt the emerging futures of new forms of radical capitalist practices. It also signals the pertinence of military infrastructures to host new manifestations of capitalism in its stream of violence, wealth, and secrecy. The bunker entangles several...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 274–276.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., proprietary infrastructures increasingly elude state governance. Similarly, Bishop argues that distributed infrastructural systems—his example is the planetary-scale sensor array—effect the reorganization of space, sovereignty, and, consequently, political subjectivity. Benjamin Bratton’s essay on voice...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as an infrastructure for communicating territorial claims and codifying beliefs. While places like the mosque of al-Hakim also featured prominent Arabic writing inside —writing intended for the worshipping community—art historian Irene Bierman (1998 : 4) contends that “the act of putting writing in Arabic...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 362–364.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This book wants to view photography as part of the expanded field of image technologies, operating at a planetary scale where data and the algorithm play an increasingly infrastructural hand. The book proposes that the exponential increase in the quantity...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... Interestingly, Antonio Negri (2014 : 373–77) notes that the manifesto in fact provides a new form to the movement not in terms of an alternative to the state form but as the “reappropriation of fixed capital.” This move is a call not only to work through the institutions and the infrastructures of capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... computing both as an industrial infrastructure and as a conceptual reframing of computer technology, these questions foreground a critical contradiction through which a political analysis of informatic culture might be possible. This particular contradiction—between the specific material possibilities...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... entered its “informational” stage. It is within the framework of the above-mentioned developments, in particular capitalism’s close imbrications with digital networks of communication and computation, that this essay sets out to examine how contemporary infrastructures and imaginaries of the “social...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... into the focus in new ways, as many of the articles in this section do. Such an emphasis hints at the rather different sort of politics that goes on in infrastructural arrangements and governance, a politics that is not merely at the level of ideology. In other words, the articles also respond to the question...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., stretching from the ocean floor to terrestrial domains (including products), to the air, and on into space. Hewlett-Packard plans, according to its own public relations information, to provide sensory capacities to extant information technology infrastructure, so that it will no longer be inert material...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of crises that deal in contagion. The network, for all its discursive traction, stalls where social infrastructure eludes the reach of this extensive topology. TraceTogether's contact-tracing network, which is enunciated in the rhetoric of emancipation, agency, and mobility, is shown to fail...
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