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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Andrew Ross In China, the legacy of Mao Zedong is selectively remembered; the “late Mao,” in particular is officially considered to have made a “mistake” in launching the Cultural Revolution. In the West, we remember the romantic impact of Mao’s ideas on the Cold War left and on the generation of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... reason is defined by its vassalage, apostolate, and mediality in relation to a commanding and disinhibiting reality. Its forerunners are champions of “good crime” such as Marquis de Sade and the young Hegelians; its exemplary twentieth-century cases are Lenin and Mao. Alain Badiou is right to note that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of biopolitics or biopower, the reduction to “bare life,” and so on. For all their differences these terms show an at least implicit concern with the status of “the human” and humanism within the global scene. Even the Schmittian notion of depoliticization, recently deployed to rethink post-Mao China...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 253–256.
Published: 01 July 2008
... their own lives (p. 41). She finds contested notions of national and personal value in heated debates over which protagonist was best qualified to represent the post-Mao nation. These competing narratives were alike, however, in fostering a particular art of longing that was only nascent at the time...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 July 2006
... (these last two mentioned only briefly), as well as the Holy Trinity of Marx–Lenin–Mao “in a mode of inquiry that should not be parochially defined.” The main task Hutnyk sets out to fulfil is “to ask if the theoreticians that cultural studies draws upon, as well as those in anthropology and related...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2005
... imagery and electronic or “e-democracy.” Hence, in the first contribution of this collection, “Mao Zedong’s Impact on Cultural Politics in the West,” Andrew Ross argues that whereas the heritage of Maoism is selectively recalled in China, in the West there remains an inadequate comprehension of the effect...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... revision. “Model Work” is a school of drama that dominated the Chinese stage during the decade of the Cultural Revolution. The concept of model work as an effective medium for revolutionary propaganda was first put forth by Jiang Qing (Madame Mao) in 1966. By the end of the Cultural Revolution there were...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2012
... accumulation of wealth. But the drawbacks are also too great to ignore, such as the breakdown of the onetime social balance at the general level and the waning of fairness and justice. Contemporary nationalism is the subjective dimension of the concept of development and is different from that of Mao's time...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... billboards ( Spillius 2010 : 12); a month later, a billboard in Missouri juxtaposed Obama with Hitler and Mao Zedong ( Wing 2010 ); billionaire Stephen Schwartzman equated Obama’s proposal to close a tax loophole to the Nazi invasion of Poland ( Krugman 2010 : 9); Stephen Broden, the 2010 Republican...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 381–392.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... I still have my copy of Mao’s “Little Red Book,” given to me at the local film co-op by some creepy, stringy man who distributed them like candy to all the young girls. As a painter, graphic designer and all-around purveyor of agitprop, I know full well that the best way to connect with a viewer is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... from here. There are, of course, historical models that can educate us about our contemporary predicament, and Badiou (2012b) provides examples of these in his discussions of the Paris Commune and Mao’s Cultural Revolution, but we cannot rely on these case studies today. Instead, we must seek to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 101–105.
Published: 01 March 2013
...,” “Lack and Destruction,” and “One Divides into Two,” the book focuses on Badiou's earliest works and their mixture of themes from Louis Althusser, Lacan, and Mao Tse-tung. It is in these chapters that Bosteels lays out the nature of Badiou's vision of dialectics. Then Bosteels shifts into discussing the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., Mao Tse-tung in China, Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan, and Fidel Castro in Cuba—all of these men championed to lead their nations during peacetime on the basis of their wartime achievements. There is another, more pressing reason to review the military model. One look at Slavick's roster of artists informs...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... in order to survive. Starvation has always been a very real possibility in China, which has experienced eighteen hundred famines from 100 AD to 1911, as well as the greatest famine in human history, the result of Mao’s Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s. The question that emerges from this...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... home of warriors, whose strategy is symbolized not by Mao’s fish navigating the waters but by the giant Antaeus grounded in his mother Earth. The finale of the Battle of Hermann makes everything clear. Varus is not defeated in a pitched battle but by a heimat that, in stark contrast to Old European...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... navigate the waters of partisan warfare with all the alacrity of Mao Tse-tung's fish because they had adapted their lifeworld to satellite cities and highway systems. They invariably drove high-speed BMWs to make full use of passing lanes, and they rented whitewashed high-rise apartments, where nobody...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 244–262.
Published: 01 July 2018
... , and these translations will be used here when appropriate.—Trans.] 9 As Frédéric Chateigner (2010) reminds us in “D’Althusser à Mao.” 10 Other examples of this are to be found in Raisons politiques 3 (67), August 2017. 11 For the contemporary sociology of these groups (e.g., by Edgar Morin or by...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... geopolitical sphere, Southeast Asia. The basic facts support this view. Mao Tse-Tung proclaimed the People’s Republic of China in 1949. On January 16, 1950, China recognized Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh as the legitimate government of Indochina. On January 30, the Soviet Union followed suit. On February 7, the US...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... since utopia went out of fashion. For it implies that utopia always means successful, victorious utopia. In his earlier studies, Jacoby described an emerging culture of defeat that followed the death of credibility of the “orthodox” Marxism of Stalin and Mao. This obsession with a certain vision of...