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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... material for media theory to mine. Innis cared as little for disciplinary boundaries as he did for artificial distinctions between nature and culture, technology and environment, science and humanities, or human and non. The scope of his thinking invites the analysis of problems beyond the here and now...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., meaning of cultural techniques: Media are extracted from their social dimension (e.g., ownership, manipulation effects, emancipatory potential) to achieve a focus on the specific materialities of storage and communication technologies. This apparent technological focus is, in part, offset by considerably...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... current critical discussions of luxury and inequality. Since the 1990s, anthropology has seen a boom in consumption and material culture studies coterminous with the rise of identity politics and its celebration of diversity. In anthropological theory, as well, linking consumption to identity has stolen...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cultural politics of queuing tape are analyzed and discussed. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 space architecture queuing systems cultural studies material culture The queue presents a powerful image of democratic fairness, despite the immediate frustrations of people who wait there. It seems to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... #blacklivesmatter movement and by the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC, not far from the White House. This article tracks the resurgence of race in the US cultural landscape against the racially depoliticized myth of the “postracial” by...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Clive W. Kronenberg The triumphs and continuity of the Cuban revolution in large measure can be attributed to the close bond that exists between political and cultural practice on the island. Emblematic of Cuban politics, key aspects of Ernesto Che Guevara's revolutionary thought find expression in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... “material cultures, practices, and workshop conditions” of design; they examine its historical “technologies, materialities, codes, and visualization strategies”—the means by which they make the material aesthetic and political. Drawing, in particular—in graphite or ink on parchment or paper or screen—is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... approaches the topics from the angle of media studies and argues for new ways to understand media culture as read through a materials focus: from waste to building materials and from temperature control to more conceptual developments concerning new materialism. The introduction discusses these ideas as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that “studying everyday forms of mobilization and unpacking the visual and material culture of political debate in public space points us to the ways in which Left and Right political strategies and discourse developed not in contradistinction but in relation to each other” (197). A gender, class, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and opposed to the restrictions of communicative capitalism. Taking the cultural battle between Universal Pictures’ Minions and Pepe the Frog as their primary example, the authors argue that some forms of graphical representation and display produce an anticapitalist concept of rarity when they...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Catherine Parsonage Circular Breathing: The Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain , McKay George , Durham and London : Duke University Press , 2005 , 376 pages, $22.95 / 14.95 , PB ISBN 0–82233560–3 © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 Academic and public interest in the phenomenon of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... — then, by the late 1950s, a new and distinct formation became discernible. This lineage, which I have dubbed “utopian globalist,” can be traced back to Vladimir Tatlin’s ecumenical symbolism materialized in his tower design, the Model for a Monument to the Third International (1919), and forward to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... understand the current technological application culture. An earlier version was available much earlier online and is now published in printed form in Bloomsbury’s International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics series. As a nod toward material and media history, the book borrows its name from the famous...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 344–353.
Published: 01 November 2018
... casino culture looms terrifyingly ascendant—economically, environmentally, and politically. The twenty first century’s diminishing resources and despoiled environment have triggered seismic global shifts that privilege the bare-knuckles strongman paradigm of the winner takes all created by a self...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... termed “cultural materialism.” This was to locate his understanding of culture within the material world, and was thus an extension of Marx's “historical materialism,” and what he (Marx) saw as “the ground of history” ( Marx and Engels 1991: 58 ). Before the industrial revolution, cultural change drew...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... bring some central features of the general problem of the political culture of globalization into view. Metempsychosis is the Ancient Greek idea of the transmigration of souls, by which is meant that the soul, the sublime substance that transcends the material individual body, is an individual portion...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 359–380.
Published: 01 November 2006
... economic benefits through productivity and exploitation of human and natural resources. The debates around both immigration and GM reflect and refract instincts grounded variously in pragmatic, cultural, and material grounds. The economic argument in favor of immigration, offered by population experts and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
... to others. There are many other examples of the cultural, social, and political strategies used to set Australian citizens of Muslim back grounds outside the boundaries of the national community; indeed, there is enough material to justify a special issue of the journal, Media International...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... private–public boundaries, ceased to be a Muslim–Muslim concern, and became a concern for “all,” namely a public issue for Europeans. Furthermore, controversies over gender, body, and space bring materiality of culture and visual difference to the public eye. The domain of art and in particular of visual...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 337–350.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., perhaps more insidiously, about a domestic culture trumpeted as a triumphant symbol of the benefits of capitalism. The home is meant to contain, in the sense of hold within it, even embody, the materially rich life available to mid-twentieth-century Americans, and to impart a sense of fulfilment. But it...