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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 340–345.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Anna Lavis; Emma-Jayne Abbots ..... Collectively, thus, these three articles demonstrate the mutual production and consumption of bodies and worlds and the myriad textures and ambivalences to their fraught encounters. In diverse ways that speak to metaphor, materiality, and their many...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., making, and tasting that constitute the movement, he finds the lineament of a strategic materialism that aims to make visible and is open toward the agency of the nonhuman matter, and which does so by addressing simultaneously wine’s terroir and taste, by means of profanating their taken-for-granted...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... Critical infrastructure studies participate in the broader material turn taken in the humanities over the last thirty years. This turn takes many forms in different geographic and intellectual contexts. Beyond a sometimes vague emphasis on materiality, it is difficult to find connective tissue between...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in favor of the content and the social effect of the messages communicated. The so-called German and Canadian media theories responded by stressing the materialities rather than the hermeneutics of communication. But in contrast to McLuhan’s anthropocentrism, theorists like Kittler refused to view media...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Patricia Mooney Nickel In its materialization of regard and disregard, the 2015 introduction of the Starbucks luxury line prompts new questions about the impact of an emergent app ascetic on the everyday practice of order. In this article, I build on previous studies of time and power, while...
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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 (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shannon Mattern For millennia, mud and its geologic analogues have bound together our media, urban, architectural, and environmental histories. Some of the first writing surfaces, clay and stone, were the same materials used to construct ancient city walls and buildings, whose facades also...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christopher E. Forth Materially as well as metaphorically, fat is seemingly ubiquitous in Donald Trump’s America. Rather than simply a rude comment to make about someone’s appearance or capacity for self-control, the word refers to a form of matter and style of metaphor that helps structure...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... condemnation of Benjamin's futuristic messianism by showing how the author of “On the Concept of History” was already materialistic prior to the Slovene's psychoanalytic correction. Apart from this critique of The Puppet and the Dwarf , I also rely on Žižek's thesis to uncover the revolutionary materialism...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., it cannot be examined from a social point of view. In my paper, I will first discuss the features indicating that concentration camp prisoners did indeed comprise societies, and will thereupon present in greater detail the evidence of such societies found in the empirical material. Through a detailed...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... means negotiating a material field created by the speeds of the global objects of communication. This article focuses on one aspect of the dromoeconomy, the users and producers of this system, the “dromospheric generation.” It explores the generation of the 2000s, users of screen-based digital...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nicole Starosielski This article documents how thermal manipulation is critical to the transformation of the earth’s raw materials into media and to maintaining those materials as media. Through an examination of thermal practices, including mineral extraction, the use of air-conditioning in media...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Verena Andermatt Conley In ecological thinking, the term care is of shifting valence. In philosophical and literary history, care is inflected as worrisome, burdensome, while, at the same time, uplifting and given to life. It has functional virtue in material practices based on what can be called...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... material politics. This article explores a number of issues surrounding entanglements of media and plastics, including the formation of vast oceanic plastic garbage patches, the treatment of highly toxic electronics waste, the usage of thermal papers that disrupt the human endocrine system...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 37–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Eva Haifa Giraud Abstract This essay delineates the material and conceptual limitations of two prominent ways of figuring the relationship between humans and harmful beings: narratives of eradication and entanglement. Ecological concern about the legacies of twentieth-century attempts to eradicate...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... materials targeting Indigenous people in Canada largely confirms this approach, it also gives us clues as to what another, better financial literacy might look like. The article concludes by asking what financial literacy education for the radical imagination might look like and what the further...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... discussion. Part of the work of the museum is to materialize race, to move race and white supremacy to the center of the American national narrative. This article points to the way the museum creates what Jacques Rancière calls “dissensus,” and thus becomes a site of possibility for politics. The museum...
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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 (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 (2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Paul Graham; Allan Luke This article uses critical discourse analysis to analyze material shifts in the political economy of communications. It examines texts of major corporations to describe four key changes in political economy: (1) the separation of ownership from control; (2) the separation...