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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 301–314.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... When he transposed this Japanese experience into the theoretical fiction published as L’Empire des signes ( Empire of Signs ) in 1970, Barthes seemed to find a kind of liberation in the encounter with a seductive surface of signifiers that appeared to have no transcendental underpinning. As Edmund...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... connection, anticapitalist struggles are reduced to liberal reforms that end up reinforcing and deepening capitalist production relations. To break out of this trap, we block together several political, philosophical, and aesthetic theories that might otherwise be thought of as mutually exclusive. In...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... politics is actually just another form of the liberalism of Habermas and Rawls that she positions her theory against. The article then explores the potential digital media hold for making affirmative, affective, hyperpolitical interventions in specific contents and singular situations. In particular it...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 337–350.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., Merril’s protagonist, as liberated by her experiences, it argues that the text shows how she remains compromised by the domestic culture that has produced her. Indeed, the scenario of atomic attack is a device that exposes the effects of prevailing domestic ideologies and their origins in the geopolitics...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and representational art, to experiments with site-specific, inter-medial installations. This turn is placed in the context of the rise of cultural majoritarianism and religious fundamentalism in India, and the coincidence of these ideologies with policies of economic liberalization. In its...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Mike Gane Neoliberalism involves significant state interventions in the economic, social, and cultural spheres—but not in the way embraced by classic liberals and socialists (external planning and administration); neoliberalism instead bases its legitimation on the myth that institutions that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the shops. This speaks loudly of the current condition of subjectivity in a postpolitical era dominated by neoliberalism and liberal postmodernism. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 urban riots consumer culture postpolitics libidinal drive subjectivity In August 2011 “riots” erupted...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Democrats, or those who identified themselves as liberal and progressive, were increasingly turning their backs on democracy. Taranto was apprehensive that still more democrats would begin turning against democracy, spurred on by those on the American political left and by popular political movements like...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... found in Friedrich Schiller. If an autonomous subject possesses something exaggeratedly, superfluously, or irrationally elaborate, and if that subject further experiences ownership as liberation from the forceful demands of goal-oriented rationality and utilitarian thinking, then that something is...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... disciplinary power; the second on biopower, security, and liberalism; and the third on the government of the self and others. Foucault in 1976–79 altered his earlier frame by introducing the concept of governmentality and security dispositif and identified a missing, fourth type of power-governmentality called...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Maurice Tuchman’s Art & Technology program (A&T), respectively. This examination argues that the loss of a radical vision that preceded the 1960s labs rendered them untenable and explores how the art and technology labs furthered a larger shift from progressive liberalism to neoliberalism. While...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
...David I. Backer; Tyson E. Lewis It is not uncommon to hear criticisms of the university today. From the right, the university is seen as nothing more than a mere liberal bastion or hotbed for leftist ideological indoctrination. And from the left, the university is considered nothing more than a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Wars of Liberation, respectively, the plays by Schiller and Kleist engage in the discursive construction of an emphatic sense of heimat (home), either by way of creating the new sentiment of homesickness (originally called nostalgia ) or by advocating the complete destruction of the very home territory...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Benjamin's work. In this respect I seek to follow Žižek's own strategy of philosophical buggery to redeem the profane materialism, or real, of Benjamin's thought from those who would seek to relate his work to current liberal theories of delay and deferral. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 Slavoj...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... violence, will be assessed. It will be argued that, rather than the self-inflicted death of the global liberal order by means of irrational destructive terrorism, or the imminent collapse of Islamic fundamentalism, the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the subsequent war on terror exhibit...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... proliferation of this new breed of expert arises out of a particular set of historic conditions, namely the rise of and recent challenges to neo-liberalism. Specifically, it explores the role of the celebrity expert as cultural intermediary at a time when objective and subjective class positions do not...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... cultural revolutionaries in that they proposed that some changes in norms or values were the key to liberating society. So, in the realm of education, Illich was arguing that we needed to radically rethink what education was for and even whether, with regard to formal schooling, some of us needed an...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and nose-counting procedures, will yield to pollstergeists – the culture-mind readers” (1980: 33). In liberal-democratic theory, these developments represent the fulfilment of a long-standing desire for more direct, responsive, nondeferred democracy. For Paul Virilio, the acceleration of public...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... traditional conservatism and the conservative establishment, which is often dismissed as “cuckservatives” (2017: 12). Yet how odd that Friedrich Hayek and Ayn Rand—as one news headline put it, “Ayn Rand is dead. Liberals are going to miss her” ( Burns 2017 )—have been replaced by Trump, a man who reeks of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 381–384.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and communication technologies empower and liberate humanity, uncritically embracing the technologies in their own struggles for liberation. The activists then recycle the ideological discourse embedded in the technology, preaching “connection, liberation, multiplicity, and overcoming boundaries” (12...