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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 480–483.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Jacob Lipton; Emily Wettstein jacobedwardlipton@gmail.com yaq7tp@virginia.edu Material Witness: Media, Forensics, Evidence , by Susan Schuppli , Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 2020 , 392 pages, $40 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-262-04357-1 . Copyright © 2022 by Duke...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
...): the study of cultural techniques continues, in a technologically more informed fashion, a philosophical line of ontic-ontological questioning opened up by Martin Heidegger. If German media theory in the Kittlerian vein focused on the materialities of communication, the study of cultural techniques takes aim...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-antiquities-in-isiss-cross-hairs.html . Forty Adrian . 2000 . Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture . New York : Thames and Hudson . Forty Adrian . 2012 . Concrete and Culture: A Material History . London : Reaktion Books . Goody Jack . 1986 . The Logic...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in a historical moment that combined the precepts of multinational capital with aggressive cultural essentialism and resurgent nationalism, and which has been normalized as the form of the political Right. It is in this context that Sundaram's own manipulation of material culture within the gallery space, his...
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Cultural Politics (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 struggling...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 November 2020
.../trump-real-bond-we-the-fat-people/ . Boivin Nicole . 2008 . Material Cultures, Material Minds: The Impact of Things on Human Thought, Society, and Evolution . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Bokhari Allum . 2016 . “ Paul Ryan Sucks Up to Anti-Trump Fat Cats in Silicon...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... own cultural and political moment. After all, Picasso did offer a critique in that it attempted to reveal what politics conceals by highlighting Israel’s divisive spatial politics that constrains Palestinians to certain geographies that reinforce material boundaries as well as psychological ones...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 2022
... ; Marshall 1997 , 2006 ). Fame is an important component of the global happiness industry (Cabanas and Illouz 2019 : 19): celebrities actively role-model what life looks like with access to all that consumer culture promises will make us joyful: wealth, renown, and endless material pleasure...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... a material basis, frequently expressed in culturally defend behavior, while other aspects – such as Antisemitism – were based more on some inmates' belief in the “otherness” of their fellow prisoners. In the concluding summary, I formulate some basic ideas about the existence and nature of “society...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... inappropriate elements” (36). While Douglas’s study focuses on a radically different source material—religion and rituals in primitive cultures—beliefs about purity and pollution circulate within the electronics and mining industries and shape the design of thermal technologies. They are deliberately crafted...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Bart Simon; Darren Wershler This article considers Minecraft , one of the most widely played and popular video games of all time, with over 100 million copies sold. Minecraft is an open-ended strategy game about material logistics, governance, and world building. It is also about a nostalgic...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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 focusing...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... . Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses . New York : Peter Lang . Parikka Jussi . 2012 . “ New Materialism as Media Theory: Medianatures and Dirty Matter .” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 9 , no. 1 : 95 – 100 . Parikka Jussi . 2013 . “ Insects...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 327–344.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Susanne Lundin The increasing demand for human egg cells has led to reproductive tourism and a transnational egg trade. The activity flourishes due to poverty and criminality, as well as medical needs (infertility) and cultural needs (the dream of parenthood). Other factors are fundamental concepts...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 85–92.
Published: 01 March 2010
... submissions in every field of cultural endeavor. After ten years of collecting discarded unsolicited submissions, Levine intends to take the amassed material, compost it into a sculptural entity, and erect it as a public monument to cultural aspiration, preferably in new York or Los Angeles. All images appear...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Bruce Bennett; Bülent Diken The article approaches The Hurt Locker , an enthusiastically received “critical” film, as a symptom of today's prevailing cultural and political codes. First we dwell on the homologies between the state of exception and the narrative logic of the film, including its...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in the contractor repaying the workers and, as was later revealed in 2017, Trump being forced to pay out $1.375 million ( Bagli 2017 ). Analyzing the material context of the lift itself tells us more about the cultural politics of this moment. It is situated in Trump Tower, which was constructed by Donald Trump...
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