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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 (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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2012
... at the complexity, hierarchy, and multi-elemental interaction of the society/ideology formation and make our analysis closer to reality. Having clarified and articulated the concept of ideology, we return to examining the Chinese phenomenon. Since there are practical and total conceptions of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... 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, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 265–268.
Published: 01 July 2007
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 July 2016
... equally reductionist 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 July 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 in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 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 that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... artworks reconciles two threads 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
... 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. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 We're here to go. That's what we're here for. We're here to go … ( Burroughs 1990 ) Remorse, predictably...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 on an...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 it...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... such landscapes. The image of children playing among ruins joined these two meanings together, making the bombsite into a habitat for “feral” youth—the imagined threat that haunts the welfare state. By attending to the material and symbolic landscapes of postwar ruins, we can see a cultural politics...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... 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 (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... defines a figure as distinct from a background. In the process, this produces whatever can be thought to be a “self,” with the background receding from awareness. In using phenomenology to examine the selfie, this essay makes a larger methodological claim for the study of digital media, one that refuses...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... particular, we return to Immanuel Kant and his theory of the beautiful and the sublime to make a case that connections between capitalism and democracy rest on an unexamined aesthetic of the beautiful. To sever this link, and thus to push democratic struggles for equality toward a communist horizon, we...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of audiovisual media, to an era in which most of us have become both consumers and producers of a digital deluge. The work of Adam Curtis is notably absent from these ongoing debates. Yet Curtis is far from an underground figure—he has been making essayistic films for the BBC for more than twenty...