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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 407-409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... forms 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...
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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 and the...
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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 (2018) 14 (3): 304-326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... provoke a crisis 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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202-226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 (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 (2019) 15 (1): 1-14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... questioning 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...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293-309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... alternative 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...
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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 (2015) 11 (2): 296-300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... move is a call not only to work through the institutions and the infrastructures of capitalism but more importantly to understand these infrastructures as “fixed capital,” that is, the investment of money in buildings and machineries as well as softwares, apps, patents, and intellectual property rights...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 127-132.
Published: 01 March 2006
... problem in its own right” (as Coward puts it) is made more forcefully in the two subsequent chapters, both of which concern the Palestinian–Israeli conflict. Focusing on the Israeli State's mobilization of urban planning and infrastructural development strategies, Eyal Weizman elaborates the conflict as...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 132-134.
Published: 01 March 2018
... argues that the use of drones has transformed the geographies and infrastructures that construct us as human beings within society. To begin, Shaw argues, after the American Revolution the United States shunned imperialism, the spatial expression of empires, and decided to set up trade markets...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 404-406.
Published: 01 November 2018
... followed by its five main chapters. These take the reader from a survey of macrolevel “scenarios” and trends (demographic, economic, ideological, infrastructural, technological, and ecological), across microlevel examination of how urban futures are negotiated and (re)made, to consideration of ways in...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 344-353.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to our lives, virtually as well as IRL (in real life.). I zoom out to high vantage points to focus on overviews, where the tangled superstructures and infrastructures of city streets, throughways, fun parks, and casinos’ labyrinths reveal the overlapping vortex of systems haphazardly intersecting...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310-331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...” histories of mud and mark-making demonstrate that calculation, coding, and embedded technologies have long been integral to our cities’ infrastructures (see Mattern 2015a) . But there’s more at stake than historiography. These public squares, city walls, building facades, urban archives, and sandy...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279-292.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... It does not mean discarding the political aspects of the given situation, however nonhuman it is, but incorporating them 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...
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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 and...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 255-258.
Published: 01 July 2006
.... Some analytical tools are coarse, such as “infrastructure” and “superstructure”; others are better and more resistant, like “surplus value,” “alienation,” or “mode of production.” If Hutnyk's point was “to show how theory reading is an ongoing lived critical political practice, warts and all, and to...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 100-110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... infrastructure, so that it will no longer be inert material but active media and sensing devices. So that this infrastructure can see, feel, hear, and smell, Hewlett-Packard will deploy a trillion sensors the size of a grain of sand in the next few years that will operate under the label “Central Nervous System...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 389-403.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., 2009). Geoff Vigar helped with ideas and references about planning, transport, and infrastructure; Steve Graham contributed with his thinking on “ubiquitous borders”; and conversations with Samuel Austin about his analysis of “lounge space” were extremely helpful. I’m grateful, too, to dissertation...