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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., two generations, he was not always able to keep his arguments entirely consistent. For example, Bauman spent a large part of his last decade and a half telling his followers about the pitfalls and even some of the pleasures of liquid modernity. How does this idea fit into the rest of his writing...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sean Cubitt © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Seventeen years later, I took down from the shelf Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Modernity (2000), a book suddenly without a living author, which I had first read the year we moved to New Zealand. Esther Leslie’s book Liquid Crystals (2016) doesn’t...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... normative discourse of modernity in crisis, as “liquid modernity” or “liquid times”—and the articles by Sean Cubitt and Dennis Smith in this special section clarify these cultural patterns of control and identity in more detail. In both these crucial areas, Bauman’s (2001a , 2001b ) work on...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... problem of the violent disembedding of the social self produced by this move. Against Giddens (1993) , who celebrated the transformation of intimacy and a situation where human relationships were provisional and rooted in the vicissitudes of fleeting desire, Bauman (2003) wrote of the horror of liquid...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... for a social rather than liquid economy—no doubt with a guaranteed income system in place—but it speaks clearly of an alternative to retrotopia. He touches on Ulrich Beck’s comments on the incongruity of an existing cosmopolitan condition without a corresponding cosmopolitan awareness, but he...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 63–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... The final chapter of the day, The afterword and epilogue, The hard, bloody, liquid labour, Where no foot can stand And the ground begins to melt and Gag on its super-sized feed Of bone and blood, and the corporals Hoarsely reiterate, will we ever be done? ...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 376–379.
Published: 01 November 2016
... developed in collaboration with photographer Toby Smith charts the unmaking of these objects of technology, reversing their journeys from container ships and ports, through wholesalers and factory floors, all the way back to the banks of the barely liquid radioactive lake in Inner Mongolia that is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 November 2007
... discovered as the “leading element.” This discovery of water means that the conquest of the globe takes place over water, resulting in the modern shift from shoreland-thought to ocean-thought (p. 71). The maritime age dawns, and the liquid element is homologous to the flows of global capital which stream...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2010
... marketing constitutes a colossal historic regression, which en genders the irresponsibility and infantilization of adults on a massive scale through the liquidation of the circuits of primary identification with their forebears and the confusion of generations, demanded by the constant increase in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
... grounded in the modern world. Indeed, his key concept of “liquid modernity” highlights the tentativeness and provisionality of his analyses. Bauman quested for the elusive grail of the postmodern, catching glimpses of it, offering provisional reports of his sightings and some tentative proposals of how we...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 306–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . 2000 . Liquid Modernity . Cambridge : Polity . Bauman Zygmunt Kubicki Roman Zeidler-Janiszewska Anna . 2009 . Życie w kontekstach . Warsaw : Wydawnictwa Akademickie I Profesjonalne . Bauman Zygmunt Tester Keith . 2001 . Conversations with Zygmunt Bauman...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 190–201.
Published: 01 July 2016
... a palette of grays. From the lightest delicate wash to the densest black: more like a paste than a liquid. It sits on top of a wash of water and dries into a flat matte surface. This deep black takes the light away. To begin with, the ink is applied with a tiny delicate brush to make intense...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., the liquidation of left politics, and the disaster of urbanization have all contributed to arresting modern secular development. In this context, al Qaeda has “transformed itself from a vanguard organization into something like a mass movement with a nearly unlimited pool of potential operatives” (p...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 139–143.
Published: 01 March 2015
... with them, to work them out: sifting through and separating material phenomena, feelings, gestures, and images as they meld and remeld in his thoughts. For all his abjection, Athey is somehow glorious here: a monarch lying in state. A delicate vein of translucent liquid is trailing down the handle of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., an interstellar emptiness. So here history comes to a close. Humankind, which emerged from the oceans through evolution, stepping out from the great liquid world, the great aquatic world, is now flocking back. Lands are not exactly being abandoned, but they are not really civilized either. People are...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2006
... urbanism” has been, and remains, entirely justified. Zygmunt Bauman picks up from where Farish ends by considering how senses of vulnerability and uncertainty – particularly in urban contexts – appear to afford state power a new legitimacy. In an era in which “liquid power respects few if any obstacles...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... marginalized collective agents that seek to mobilize the transformative possibilities of these very same technologies in search for alternative exits to the posthuman future. Therefore, technological posthumanism could be defined as “that site where the algorithms of virtual power and the liquid flows of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 219–226.
Published: 01 July 2013
... physical presence: “Colour itself, liquid-thin or paste-thick…dances” ( 2009c : 179). He asserts that contemporary painters are not lighting technicians like the impressionists, who were attempting to borrow from nature or simulate natural light. Rather, for a painter such as Appel, it is the “chromatic...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Philippines, and Sudan, the figures show that this limit has been reached. The productive accumulation of productive capital is in constant regression. In the United States, the 500 companies listed on the Standard and Poor's index have $631 billion in liquid reserves; half the profits of American companies...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... center above. Ore is transported to a furnace and heated to several thousand degrees Fahrenheit until it melts into a fiery orange liquid. After it is drawn into a thin wire, pulses of electricity channel through the line. Cables enter a data center, where air conditioners pump cool air through the...