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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... part of what Miranda Fricker described as the “collective hermeneutical resource.” I then investigate how the power of this hermeneutic circulation has encouraged the recent association of philanthropy with a particular argument for how logics order society, which in turn reinforces Fricker’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... escape the rigors of the market and competition induce a new serfdom. This article examines, through the writings of Jean Baudrillard on the cultural logics of neoliberalism as implosion, transpoliticization, and catastrophe, the thesis that neoliberalism marks not the high point of capitalism but the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
... technical logic of programming is a logic of automation, indeed, a logic of self-automation or even recursive automation. This article suggests that a syntactic feature common to all programming languages used today serves as a register of this logic of automation, leaving traces in code that are legible if...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... factory, part and parcel of the military-industrial complex, or a mere puppet of corporate control. The centrality of corporate, neoliberal logics, ideologies of managerialism and excellence, and the universalization of individualist policies over and above public purposes all seem to indicate that the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... completed in 1991. It was famous at the time it was built for its transparent ethos and its clear, easy access from landside to airside. Stansted’s architecture has subsequently been transformed by the logic of queuing tape, not just at check-in and security, but throughout the building. Foster’s Stansted...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clare Birchall While the choice between secrecy and transparency has political and cultural salience, this paper questions the logic of such an opposition. Through a consideration of the different attitudes towards secrecy embedded in the Bush and Obama administrations, this paper argues that both...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
... setting and resonances of this aggressive action of urban–global “upgrading” in the city. The contemporary, general logic of metropolitan globalization should be situated in the specific and distinctive context of Istanbul's evolving urban identity. There are three principal objectives. The first is to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... through inclusion, management and flexibility. Drawing on recent theoretical debates over this new logic of rule, this article illustrates how Black Hawk Down invokes much more diffuse, complex and deterritorialized categories than national sovereignty. In effect, Scott's film goes beyond traditional...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
... logic of maximum efficiency internalized by the film's protagonist. As such the film questions the libertarian rhetoric of the open road and instead proposes that American fictions of free mobility mask the fact of containment by military-industrial imperatives. © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 road...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Matthew Flisfeder This article examines the rise of the alt-right and Donald Trump’s successful campaign for president of the United States in the context of three overlapping contradictions: that of subversion in postmodern culture and politics, that between the democratic and commercial logics of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
...)communicative communist pedagogy that is oriented against communicative capitalism. We show that there is a taut connection between capitalism and democracy that consists of a shared logic, pedagogy, and aesthetic that revolves around communication, inclusion, and transparency. Without grasping this aesthetic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... focusing first on the HBO television series Westworld , which epitomizes that logic. The museum, which opened its doors against the backdrop of the presidential campaign, lodges a scathing critique of the very notion of the postracial; in fact, it signals the return of race as an urgent topic of national...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and the Last Man (1992) . The paper argues that Stiegler's account of an originary supplemental logic structuring the relation of the human to the technical offers an understanding of technological development which is radically different from that of Fukuyama. It shows how Stiegler's philosophy of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... between the forms Baudrillard termed “production” and “seduction” – can nonetheless illuminate how it works and enable us to reassess how far classic nineteenth-century detective fiction adhered to the principles of scientific logic, panopticism, and positivism. The essay begins by exploring detective...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... turn to the neoliberal theory of human capital, which offers a more fruitful avenue for the analysis of digitally mediated “living labor” than the Autonomist Marxist theory that inspired Terranova’s analysis, by elucidating how a logic based on competition, entrepreneurialism, and speculation has...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... arguments made in his late work Music and Mathematics . His work is seen as determined by two movements of excursion, going out to the exotic, whether North American or Mediterranean, and recursion, meaning the closure of mathematical or logical systems. Yet recursion, in Kittler, turns out to be more a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Seb Franklin Cloud computing is an increasingly commonplace term today, used to describe the relocation of hardware resources, programs, and data from individual, local machines to a network accessible from a variety of platforms and devices. In unpicking the complex cultural logic that cloud...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Max Haiven Walmart is not only the world's single largest retailer and private employer, it is also a crystallization and an agent of a broader paradigm shift toward “securitization”: the convergence of financial and security-oriented logics of risk management. This paper examines the way Walmart...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... practice is founded upon a series of logical paradoxes. However, it can be argued that Lyotard's revision of Cage's aesthetic theories in post-Freudian terms more openly faces up to these paradoxes than Cage's own sunny Jungianism does. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Lyotard Cage music indifference...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the logical clarity of such philosophical polarizations maintains a tendency toward collapse. Introducing its key concerns through Badiou, the article provides a schematic outline of the history of philosophy’s gendered relation to the state legal archive through Plato, Kant, and Hegel and ends by...