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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Johanna Drucker In our image-saturated culture, can works of imaginative art have any impact? If so, then what is the critical concept within which their effect can be understood? This article makes use of a systems-theory approach in relation to a longer history of modernist criticism, proposing...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... and compromise. © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 canon-mocking literature carnival cynicism post-totalitarianism “Making fun of the canon” has become one of the most intriguing cultural spectacles in contemporary China. Parodies of the canon mushroom on the Internet, flood the book market...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 265–268.
Published: 01 July 2007
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 July 2016
... model of art for art’s sake to make sense of these political arts? I will endeavor to answer these questions with the help of the work of Hannah Arendt, who has said a lot more about politics than she has about the arts. Arendt was one of the most celebrated political thinkers of the twentieth...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the distinction between the state and society, state ideology and the individual, so as to make the concept of citizen and individual the mere filler of ideology. 11. See www.xueersi.org . Xueersi (2011) was listed for trading at securities exchanges on October 20, 2010; its stock code is XRS. Though...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Andrea Pavoni This article explores the making and tasting of wine through the anonymous processes of nonhuman consumption that participate in the production of its relational ontology (the terroir) and shape its visceral encounter with the human tongue (taste). First, the author defines a notion...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 265–280.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Simon During This essay is a contribution to the debate around cultural studies’ relation to disciplinarity. It makes the case that that debate has failed fully to take into account global shifts in university management which have meant that the health and reproduction of disciplines is no longer...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Josef Nguyen This analysis of Make , a US parenting magazine, focuses on how the periodical attempts to democratize science and technology through do-it-yourself (DIY) politics by rendering it a problem of child-rearing. Positioning the magazine within a broader context of contemporary interest...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of Live 8, but traces this back through Make Poverty History, Jubilee 2000, and Live Aid; and it makes contrasts with another example of music’s use for political ends: Rock Against Racism. What we are concerned to show is how Geldof’s role was constituted both by the political and aesthetic ideology...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Harald Wydra Modern politics dogmatically separates politics from religion, the state from promises of salvation. This article makes a case for the fundamentally political nature of transcendence. It argues that the changing relationships between authority and salvation depend on culturally crafted...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the art-making process that are exceedingly relevant to cultures grappling with the effects of war: the direct experience of war knowable only by living through it and the empathetic response to war gathered and “known” through the media. In less capable hands, the distinct responses would polarize...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
... potential or threat. In any case, all viral cultures make us sick; if not, we make one another sick. And when a vaccine is not available, rest is all we have at our disposal. We also tend to forget or belittle this rest. To break from viral cultures, then, this intervention calls for a general pause...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
... that makes it possible to construct a somewhat more hesitant account, not least, or so I argue, because hesitant accounts are closer to the way the world is. The overall point I want to make is that modern cities may not be in a twilight zone at all. They may be rather more efficacious than Virilio seems...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... theorists it is a characteristic of the most overwhelming experiences that they are not experienced directly, but rather outstrip the capacity of the subject to apprehend and assimilate them as they occur. As Paul Virilio's analysis of twentieth-century warfare makes clear, such events were produced...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
... is based on a rendering of a place, almost always viewed from the air, which has been targeted by US bombers. I choose to make these drawings by hand rather than to employ photographic or other mechanical means in the hope that people will take their time with them. This project is an attempt to provide...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... politics is actually just another form of the liberalism of Habermas and Rawls that she positions her theory against. The article then explores the potential digital media hold for making affirmative, affective, hyperpolitical interventions in specific contents and singular situations. In particular...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of postcolonial critiques, which makes the presence of independent anthropologists possible but problematic amid projects of interventionist aid, rescue and military action. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 My main concern in this essay is with the identity of the anthropologist and the standing (or even...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... to the work of 1960s artists Robert Smithson, Jan Dibbets, and Douglas Huebler, the essay posits the existence of a tradition of “anti-anti-utopian” thinking and art making. Inspired by Fredric Jameson’s recent analyses of science fiction, the identification of this tradition constitutes a means to keep alive...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... this practice exposes how consumption of luxury lines of material goods—particularly those goods produced by companies that make a claim to benevolence—has involved a false sense of accord narrated by tales of community-producing luxury that purport to be practicing regard for others in the practice...