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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2020
... doesn’t even entail trying to stop it, Parreñas provocatively argues. Parreñas reasons that, ultimately, to decolonize extinction is to enable a critical form of care work, a type of labor that transcends affection and entails embracing pain, risk, and vulnerability, amid overwhelming violence faced...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and immaterial labor in their evidencing of the affective labor on the part of the photographer himself. This critical commentary, the first such academic writing on Richardson, explores his work in these contexts and considers Richardson’s return to the figure (over abstraction) as evidencing and exploring...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Brian Lennon Computer programming can be understood as both a kind of writing and a special class of human labor activity facilitating the automation of other human labor activities, not excluding itself. From the very beginning of the history of computer programming, it was recognized...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Niels van Doorn In this essay, I introduce the figure of the “neoliberal subject of value” to explore the affective ambiguities of what Tiziana Terranova has termed “free labor,” or the voluntary, unwaged, and exploited activities that generate the digital data, content, and connections central...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 175–192.
Published: 01 July 2021
... is the collective figure of African American “othermothers”; and finally the third is Amy, the girl who gave flesh to Carol Gilligan's “ethics of care” proposition. Departing from these specific figures, the article tackles the problem of reimagining the labors (and pleasures) of social reproduction and creative...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 347–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the importance of Middle-earth to New Zealand's national identity in the twenty-first century. This hybrid identity was then articulated as something that stood against labor actions by film industry workers, culminating in citizen marches against local labor. It closes by exploring ways that the importance...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... Their choice to use ARTs to produce a child is voluntary, but their travel abroad is not. Furthermore, the term exile takes on additional meanings in the South Asian context. South Asian laborers, both poor and middle-class, may feel forced to leave home in order to secure a living wage, send home remittances...
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Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 1 A scene from a virtual factor, referencing Michael Grieves's digital factory diagram. Digital twins for industrial manufacturing are known to include both equipment and proxy laborers in their simulation interfaces. Produced by Madaleine Ackerman and Amelyn Ng. More
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., shortly also to be published in English by Seagull. It is the second of two articles Gorz published in 2007, both of which bear the imprint of theoretical currents that he felt in later years to be convergent with his own: namely, the work of Moishe Postone (particularly in his magnum opus Time, Labor...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of commodity exchange. They reveal the exclusions, notably of noise, that enable rational communication, and the underpinning dependence of ostensibly unique items in semantic chains on their mutual indifference. Glitches are symbols whose nonhuman labor reveals the limits of humanism. © 2017 Duke University...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the neoliberal subject. Now resembling the pattern hunters of speculative finance, the active spectator of political modernist cinema is today compromised by the new conditions of volatility, instability, hyperindividualism, and privatization that demand the same cognitive labor. In exploring how neoliberal...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the spirit of capitalism and a recognition of the difference between human work, which contributes to a meaningful world, and bestial labor that dehumanizes and means nothing. Thus, the article shows how Žižek thinks about the pandemic in terms of a crisis of late capitalism and the possibility of a new...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., the work of spotlighting presence, legitimacy, and excellence as a role model for a broader feminine community. Glow is linked to a narrative of feminine enlightenment and inner peace, in which beauty comes from within and radiates outward from the skin, and feminine aesthetic labor is harnessed...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Juan C. Velásquez Abstract This article examines the relationship between work, capitalist productivity, and the filmmaking practice of Pier Paolo Pasolini. This article examines how Pasolini's La ricotta and Teorema represent an interruption of labor and a contestation of the disciplining...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... reproduction, since the creation of amateur workshops and their operation become integral functions of the home, tying citizenship and political legitimacy to domestic labor in support of scientific and technological innovation. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 making do-it-yourself (DIY) science...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Mickey Vallee Jean-François Lyotard argued repeatedly that the biggest challenge a musician or composer faces is emancipating sound from the tyranny of grand narratives. They labor not in the service of expression but in the exploration of radical methods that constitute what Lyotard terms...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of time and labor as it intersects with the circulation of the thrift shop commodities that fund the welfare mix. I am simultaneously concerned with how these practices of power—which are frequently degrading for those who have few options other than to interface with the institutions within which...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... labor unrest in China, and thus have mostly been read through a political science prism. But these displays, precisely in their dramatic dimension, also open themselves up to a culturalist, even aesthetic analysis: they braid together mixed threads, from the Chinese tradition of suicide as righteous...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
... association with the collector’s own childhood, it becomes desirable for reasons of personal nostalgia. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 consumption enterprise culture technologies of government labor neoliberalism Neoliberalism asserts that individuals perform their best within...
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Published: 01 November 2013
Figure 12   Multichannel video installation by CAMP (Collaboration around Micro Politics), an artists' collective from Mumbai, at Pepper House. The videos record the imports and exports at the local port harbor in Kochi, documenting the work cycles and repetitive labor of one of the main historic More