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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Tereza Kuldova This article, grounded in long-term ethnographic research among producers of contemporary luxurious embroideries and fashions in Lucknow, a North Indian city famous for its golden age as a powerful cultural center of opulence and excess, shows how anthropological knowledge can enrich...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Joanne Roberts This article investigates the moral acceptability of contemporary luxury. The meaning of luxury and its manifestations in today’s economically developed countries are explored. The nature of morality is considered, and the evolving moral standing of luxury from the classical period...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...John Armitage © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 While the term cultural politics of luxury may be employed, generally, to denote all cultural and political features of the study of luxury, and as such may be taken to include the varied cultural and political ways in which luxury is comprehended...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Lambert Wiesing The aim of this article is to introduce the idea of a phenomenology of luxury. The thesis is that luxury cannot be a characteristic of things or of actions, but that it arises through a private aesthetic experience, which can be identified as a functional equivalent to play as it is...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Feminine Luxury,” which, written in 1920, Cultural Politics publishes here for the first time in English translation by Chris Turner. Marinetti, the prosecutor at the trial of feminine luxury, echoes his previous opposition to existing sexual institutions when he terms them contemptibly stupid in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 410–412.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Riley Kucheran Making Prestigious Places: How Luxury Influences the Transformation of Cities , edited by Paris Mario , New York : Routledge , 2017 , 192 pages, $125.50 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1138232525 © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 The basic premise of Making Prestigious Places...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
...John Armitage; Joanne Roberts The aim of this article is to introduce and examine the concept of the “spirit of luxury.” Accordingly, we commence by delineating the philosophical idea of luxury, emphasizing its discursive meaning, and contemplating its earliest historical and etymological origins...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Friedrich Justin Bertuch; Georg Melchior Kraus © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 The Journal des Luxus und der Moden ( Journal of Luxury and Fashion ) appeared from 1786 to 1827. It lived through the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, almost a decade of French occupation, a dozen years of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2016
... text translated here, the full title of which is “Luxury, The Function of Wealth. Part I: The Character and Variety of Wealth, Its Economic Role,” is the fifth and final section (94–100) of the first part of a study of luxury published in La Revue des deux mondes ( The Review of the Two [“Old” and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 42–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Belgian political economist in a twenty-first-century special issue of a journal devoted to the global cultural politics of luxury. However, rare among political economists, Laveleye always displayed a keen interest in the relations between culture—understood in the philosophical sense of morality—and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 49–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Giulia Zaniol © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 The online debate and art exhibition Brand Art Sensation was launched in 2015 in the United Kingdom, in London’s Fitzrovia, alongside a number of advertising billboards that questioned the connections between luxury branding, artist-celebrities...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Patricia Mooney Nickel In its materialization of regard and disregard, the 2015 introduction of the Starbucks luxury line prompts new questions about the impact of an emergent app ascetic on the everyday practice of order. In this article, I build on previous studies of time and power, while...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Jonathan Faiers Disruptive luxury is a recent addition to the lexicon of luxury. Understood as both a practical and philosophical antidote to luxury’s entrenched patterns of production and consumption, the term disruptive is proving to be as indeterminate as the word luxury itself, with its complex...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Mark Featherstone In this article, I seek to explore the psychopolitical significance of the contemporary idea of luxury through reference to the Roman concept of luxus , which means excess, extravagance, indulgence, and debauchery. In the first section of the article, I examine the politics of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Adam George Dunn Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune , by Ross Kristin , London : Verso , 2015 , 148 pages, £16.99 (hardcover only) ISBN 9781781688397 © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Kristin Ross’s new book on the Paris Commune extends her earlier work on...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
...George E. Marcus Personal design of one’s emplacement in the world has been a luxury of elite as well as achieved middle-class privilege and wealth. Such enclosure leaks especially on its visual horizons and is explored by mimetic relation to difference, defining eccentricities and contradictions...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and representations; mechanisms and structures; experiences and identities. The empirical and conceptual insights of the contents are then highlighted, with regard to the significance of discourses of legitimacy, namely, those of meritocracy, civility, and luxury; the intersections of race and class...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... lift; and the first photograph’s later life as a social media meme. Asking how a depiction of glittering luxury can be presented as populist revolt, it discusses how elites draw on discourses of meritocracy, of “traveling up the social ladder,” to validate their actions. That Trump and friends are not...
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Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 2 Spice Route Series , August 2016, installation of digital prints on silk, each 54 × 54 in. These silk prints depict the social history of plants, while borrowing from the aesthetics and history of mantones de Manila, which were silk shawls introduced as Asian luxury goods to the More
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Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 3 Spice Route Series , August 2016, installation of digital prints on silk, each 54 × 54 in. These silk prints depict the social history of plants, while borrowing from the aesthetics and history of mantones de Manila, which were silk shawls introduced as Asian luxury goods to the More