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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... . For a New Critique of Political Economy . Cambridge : Polity Stiegler Bernard . 2011 . “ Pharmacology of Desire: Drive-Based Capitalism and the Libidinal Dis-economy .” New Formations , no. 72 : 150 – 61 Topping Alexandra Bawdon Fiona . 2011 . “ ‘It Was like Christmas...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... founded upon indifference “in one swoop clears away libidinal economy, political economy and the economy of sound” (1984 [1970–72]: 102) .Of course, Libidinal Economy nowise gives up the project to liberate the death drive, even if this endeavor is necessarily consigned to co-option through...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
...), that expansive westward drive to conquer, subordinate, and purify geographical, political, and libidinal territories ( Lyotard 1989: 7, translation modified ; 1979: 17 ). There are two primary libidinal dynamics that interest Vachez: the desire of empire to subordinate all those who would threaten its racial...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 July 2013
... as Bamford explains, “The figural [is a] desire powered by the non-signifying ‘unbound’ forces of the death drive” (47) and is thus related to the “polymorphic perversity” of infantile sexuality, libidinal setups that allow for a channeling of desire through binding and signification. Bamford insists...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the structural discontinuity characterizing discourses and the libidinal relation that drives a subject to the desired object and that motivated its visual presentation. There is an irreconcilable difference between the space of the text and the one of the Figure ( Lyotard 1971: 211 ). The textual space...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... capitalism attempts “to control the id” (2008a: 25) and “displace primary identifications with our ascendants” (2008a: 25, 31, 83) towards a new libidinal economy of commodity fetishism. For Stiegler, cognitive capitalism increasingly reduces desire to its constituent drives. Stiegler calls...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 115–126.
Published: 01 March 2006
... engagements and continuous, heightened states of alertness and preparedness, in such a way as to generate a state of extreme readiness for both conflict and libidinous consumption. It blends combat and commodity, and functions as a link between war and consumerism. What has helped to give rise to this new...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... for such and such types of knowledge; wholly to rethink forms of economic and political organizations as libidinal economies, but by way of technologies – which are always technologies of the mind – and which, being technologies of the mind, enable sublimation to be produced, and drives to be transformed into desire...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
... into you. —Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future For a long time Slavoj Žižek has worried about the libidinal crisis in sexual relations, as it arises acutely in relation to Kant's view that extramarital sex is fornication, since each partner treats...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Libidinal Economy (1974), and Jean Baudrillard’s Symbolic Exchange and Death (1976). For Noys, in these texts the French philosophers argue in different ways that in the aftermath of 1968, to bring capitalism to an end the political strategy to adopt is to intensify capital, to “deterritorialize...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 145–162.
Published: 01 July 2021
... but to the finite and very short-term objects proliferated by consumer society, ultimately desublimating and disenchanting desire, depleting libidinal energy in favor of a cycle of addiction based on the drives unbound. Such techniques strive to, as far as possible, eliminate the incalculability associated...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 175–192.
Published: 01 July 2021
... occurrence to be dealt with after the advent of a post-work society, or as a natural drive to which humanity might somehow return to. In other words, the utopian vision of a luxurious, accelerated communism fails to provide a convincing blueprint for a politics of libidinal economy able to ask what...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... in Morocco's folk culture: its music” (2006 [1961]: 91). For Kerouac in Desolation Angels , Tangiers, in his own Catholic-drenched Beat writing project, comes to stand in for some kind of limit case to world amplification and border crossing into subliminal, libidinal, transgressive, or subterranean spaces...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 202–216.
Published: 01 July 2016
... does signify a type of libidinal and sexual desire in a way that often articulates race and sexuality when deployed by jazz promoters and by the FBI agents that monitored them. This intersectional emphasis on queerness and heteronationalism marks the contribution to be made by historicizing...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... this irreducible antagonism, as this lack of acknowledgement leads to negative forms of conflict in the arenas of both domestic and international politics. Mouffe explains by referring to the various affective forces, which she calls “‘passions’”: i.e. those drives, desires, and fantasies which make people want...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... ghost, in the process of being consumed by the relentless drive of economic production, by the positive, creative side of the capitalist metabolism. This remains true in contemporary China, where for every “little emperor” who lives off burgers and fries and grows up obese, there is a starving rural...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... or a brassiere … (1996 [1968]: 99–100) In these early essays, Baudrillard restricted the scope of the concept, briefly noting for example very crudely, that “any object has something of the gizmo about it, for in proportion as its practical instrumentality fades it becomes susceptible of cathexis by a libidinal...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... target today is not a fugitive from justice, but you might say he’s a fugitive from, well, friendship” (452). Acknowledging the laughter, she goes on: “This is Mercer Medeiros. I haven’t seen him in a few months, and would love to see him again” (452). In less than ten minutes, Mercer is located driving...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... and brokerage in Irish political culture in terms of a politico-libidinal economy wherein “strokes” (favors/tricks) are performed by “cute hoors” (wily politicians), who receive legitimation from “sneaking regarders” (admiring punters). Ambivalence toward the trickster is the basis of the “sneaking regard...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of legitimacy no longer holds the semblance of reality. From the anxieties of becoming men to the urgencies of becoming bastards, Bouzid’s protagonists proffer a new mode of social intelligibility, a new form of rearranging filial and libidinal relations—in short, a politics of bastardy. From the beach...
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