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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and designers 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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
...) as a site for attending to that authority. The author argues that these developments in public culture can be linked to changes to the media environment since the end of the Cold War, which include but are not limited to widespread digital uptake. The article engages work investigating prospects...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... The findings underline the significance of representations of the new super- rich as devices through which the media accomplish the global circulation of an upper- middle- class repertoire of cultural capital, which is used both to police shifting class boundaries and to establish a legitimate preserve...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and the horror of contemporary media culture. Finally, the article reflects on Virilio’s work on technodesertification and disappearance and Stiegler’s theory of the destruction of the delay of desire in the immediacy of drive through attention capture to show how screen culture annihilates the thickness...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jussi Parikka This introduction to the special section on mediated geologies contextualizes the articles that follow within recent discussions concerning cultural politics of the environment, ecological contexts of contemporary media, and debates concerning the Anthropocene. The special section...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Garry Whannel This paper examines the transformation of news as a cultural commodity and a social process by the expansion in the range, volume, and circulation speed of media production. It introduces the concept of vortextuality and illustrates the vortextual effect with reference to the coverage...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in contemporary culture and how viewers appropriate, or not, the particular lifestyles that are communicated across popular media forms. If we trace the DFS furniture campaign from 2003 to the present (2009), a series of “designers” reinforce the idea that taste is important for the ordinary homemaker...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and are only comprehensible when that embedding is taken into account.” This article is influenced by this tradition, returning to its core structural method of picking apart the cultural politics of a media image while at the same time parlaying more recent work on digital image flows, and relating both...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... (accessed July 2, 2016). Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 photography phenomenology digital culture aesthetics narcissism The default setting of contemporary media studies is empiricism—an empiricism deferred through theory necessarily supported by “practice,” or theory...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... manufacturing and preservation, and thermal infrared imaging, thermal control is shown to be essential to the conversion of geological matter into circulations of media on a mass scale. In each of these cases, cultural assumptions and imperatives—the drive toward purity, the development of standardization...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... 2002 . Publicity's Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy . Ithaca : Cornell University Press . Dean J. 2005 . “ Communicative Capitalism: Circulation and the Foreclosure of Politics .” Cultural Politics , 1 ( 1 ): 51 – 74 . Debray R. 1996 . Media Manifestos...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and local. We end by noting the relevance of the ideas of Guy Debord, with his focus on the construction of situations, the use of technology, media of communication and cultural forms to promote a revolution of everyday life. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 23. While we agree with Jodi Dean’s...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 214–232.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., in a way that can be seen to undermine the new “face culture” of social media platforms like Facebook. The practices that characterize this “deep vernacular web” are anti- and impersonal rather than personal, ephemeral and aleatory rather than persistent and predictable, collective rather than individual...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Hables Gray; Ángel J. Gordo There are important differences in how information technology is used in military and social-movement cultures. Militaries use social media in the Human Terrain model and security-police mode for quantifying and controlling social space, in order to meet low...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the media, and that of the failure of the Left in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The article looks at the rise of “Trumpism” and the new brand of white nationalist and misogynistic culture of the so-called alt-right in its historical context to show how it is consistent with but also distinguished...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: cultural politics ; cultural media histories ; the emotional excess ( jouissance, petit à ) of cultural politics; and the deep play mode of aesthetic judgement formed between the practical and ethical, between political economy and expressive art (including political drama), and between individual self...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... in his essay “The Violence of the Media,” it argues that violence not only is conveyed or represented by that medium but resides in the medium itself. Media add violence to our already violent culture not only by their content but by the very fact of their facticity. This raises the political question...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on media and warfare. This critique is organized around a study of the recent films of Jean-Luc Godard, which focus on the recurrence of the images of the mainstream culture industry and their transformation in wartime Sarajevo. It argues that Godard’s work is concerned with a cinema of cliché, following...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Sean Cubitt While production, text and audience have been extensively covered by media and cultural studies scholars, the study of distribution is in its infancy. This essay argues that the distributive moment of the media cycle – incorporating delivery to audiences, business-to-business...
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