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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 123–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the use of documents – images, texts, objects, bodies, and physical structures – to project and claim visions of the future in a time of war on terror. Much of our recent work is based on a year spent living and working in Damascus, Syria. We are currently in post-production on a film, We don't like...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
... intellectual and imaginative resources for the present conjuncture. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 cosmopolitanism European culture complexity cultural diversity More than ever before, there are things in the world that would like to be said. —Elias Canetti, The Human Province In...
Published: 01 November 2009
Paul Chan, “Initial drawing for what it might look like” (2006). Pencil and charcoal on paper, 9 × 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York. Paul Chan, “Initial drawing for what it might look like” (2006). Pencil and charcoal on paper, 9 × 11 inches. Courtesy of the More
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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 November 2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... materials targeting Indigenous people in Canada largely confirms this approach, it also gives us clues as to what another, better financial literacy might look like. The article concludes by asking what financial literacy education for the radical imagination might look like and what the further...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
...McKenzie Wark If game theory was objective, rational, abstract; gamer theory is subjective, intuitive, particular. If game theory starts with the self-contained agent, like a prisoner in a cell, looking out at the world; gamer theory wonders how the agency of the gamer comes into being as something...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 267–276.
Published: 01 November 2017
... like now , and how might that terrain be shifting? How can we theorize culture as a political issue and politics as a cultural field? Neither a cultural philosophy nor a political theory, the concept of cultural politics emerged, as we conceive it, largely in the 1980s, a time when it was often...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 162–183.
Published: 01 July 2019
... has come to assume in late neoliberalism. In particular, new modalities of digital distribution like streaming, by simultaneously driving down the cost of music and normalizing its therapeutic, prosthetic, and self-regulatory uses, increasingly cast it as a cheap resource that can be harnessed to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sean Cubitt Glitches, formally artifacts of errors in electronic transmission like CD stutters or dead pixels, interrupt communication and distract audiences without wrecking the systems they occur in. Permanent irritants, they operate as irruptions of difference into the indifferent flux of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... can go hand-in-hand with paradoxical luxuries facilitated by fatalist attitudes, points to what such an anthropology of luxury might look like. In a village near Lucknow, women embroider luxury pieces for fashion ramps and celebrities, while being fed meritocratic dreams of individual progress and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Paul Stacey This article examines two different approaches to the political significance of networked technologies like the Internet. It considers Richard Kahn and Douglas Kellner’s “critical/reconstructive” methodology and Jodi Dean’s account of “communicative capitalism,” and shows how the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., which principally employs the writings of the American philosopher Alphonso Lingis. Finally, the concluding paragraphs are reserved for a range of criticisms of Baudrillard’s work and the author’s appraisal of its likely future influence. We were continuing with the captivating idea that both the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... paint for us an accurate picture of what a contemporary anti-utopian looks like. For Gray’s position, it appears, is that utopian beliefs lead to ridicule at best and totalitarian violence at worst. In this essay I shall argue that this position ignores many nuances of utopian thought that operate today...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... advocates using the wiki medium – hence the piece’s Wikipedia -like form – to experiment with new ways of organizing institutions, cultures, communities, and countries which do not uncritically repeat the reductive adherence to democracy, hegemony, and Western, bourgeois, liberal humanism identified in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., Bobby Suarez, and explore how a global cinematic circularity shapes the creative and industrial aspects of Asian spy films. While Suarez made these films explicitly for a Western/regional audience, they also imported cinematic styles like blaxploitation and the Hong Kong kung fu genre, while also...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of differentiating between feminist and antifeminist themes amid the implosive forces of a virtualized significatory and political economy. To map what a feminist-Baudrillardian approach to postfeminist media images might look like, this essay engages with current feminist theorizing about the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Malcolm Miles Metabolism was an important Japanese movement in architecture in the postwar period, drawing on both international modernism and elements of Japanese vernacular building. Like international modernism, Metabolism addressed both building design and urban planning; it used new...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... a period dominated by the high-profile campaigns of the Culture Wars. It argues that Maoist precepts like self-criticism, youth revolt and consciousness-raising have had a longer and more successful career in the West than in China itself. The continuing left debate between proponents of cultural...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... between lesser and greater democracy, both are in fact beholden to democracy's enemy: totalitarianism. This article ends by asking what a post-secret politics might look like. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 Below, I will explore the secret and transparent positions as mobilized by Bush and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... flights of autobiography dictated while traveling in automated transport. I argue that in an auto poem like “Wichita Vortex Sutra,” Ginsberg develops a poetic “potentialism” whereby lyric language is made a vehicle for new possibilities and powers of individual feeling and dissent. Combating the...