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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... contributions. Integrating Innis into these debates allows us, the author argues, to move beyond the limits of his mid-twentieth-century work, and to expand the horizons of what John Durham Peters calls “infrastructuralism.” Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 infrastructure media theory media...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as extensions of material media theory and addresses how they can complement already existing ideas in the field. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Anthropocene media theory environmental humanities media studies Cultural politics of geology sounds rather oxymoronic, considering...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Rosi Braidotti This article situates the geological turn in media theory within the critical posthumanities, defining them in both quantitative and qualitative terms. They can be assessed quantitatively by reviewing the proliferation of interdisciplinary “studies” areas—such as media and gender...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cultural techniques Friedrich Kittler media theory Bernhard Siegert Words strain and crack, the poet laments; they slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place. What poets deplore, theorists have come to exploit. Indeed, what has inspired the last five decades of theorizing more...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., which she pits against Jürgen Habermas’s dialogical conception of communication. But Krämer’s “media philosophy” emerges just as crucially from a critique of what has come to be known—in the anglophone world at least—as “German media theory.” This book’s most striking goal is to displace...
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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 (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 (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 (2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the present, archive the past, and organize the future. This is, then, a work of media theory, but one that emphatically rejects the Anglo-American field’s tendency to privilege narrative and spectacle at the expense of the operational. The book makes a valuable contribution to an emergent logistical...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... with seeming comfort across cultural studies, post-colonial theory, media arts, and film studies. This kind of disciplinary curiosity is also on display in Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies , a book that as much as anything is an exercise in transdisciplinary experimentation...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... , anticipate the contemporary public recalibration of ideas of intimacy as associated with social media, tally with contested ideas of the sexualization of female empowerment as associated with contested elements of third wave feminism, and can be read as a contemporary phase of Antonio Negri’s theory of art...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
...: based on the polling data of 1,368 US adults, the September 2020 Civiqs poll reported that 33 percent of Republicans believe that the QAnon conspiracy theory is mostly true, while another 23 percent say that some parts of the QAnon theory are true (Civiqs 2020 ). Despite the historical and media...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tao Dongfeng This essay provides an introduction to the ways in which Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman has been applied to Chinese cultural studies, and especially to media studies. It argues that the emerging phenomenon of “amusing ourselves to death” in China is fundamentally different...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to be hopelessly out of date for their reticence toward taking political action ( Leslie 1999 ). In dwelling on aesthetic and political theories derived from the political events of the 1930s and 1940s, along with the then new development, spread, and application of photographic media, Slavick appears...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... optically implemented. © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 digital media early film Fourier transform media theory sound analysis time axis manipulation Real Time Analysis, Time Axis Manipulation” first appeared in 1990. The German original already came with its English title, which...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... with the exploration of Sloterdijk’s politico-aesthetic strategy in the strict sense: in his writing. After having analyzed its rhetorical aspects I contextualize his claim of abundance in political economy, anthropology, media theory, and ontology. Then I return to aesthetics and politics. I specify in my own terms...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of an account of the spaces that insulate its possibility. Before I discuss the broader ontological implications of this theory, it is important to note how modern media technologies rely on spherological feeling derived from this universality. Sloterdijk ( 2011 : 629) argues that “average socialization...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Computing Have a Silver Lining? ” Media Culture and Society 33 , no. 1 : 149 – 58 Damisch Hubert . 2002 . A Theory of /Cloud/: Toward a History of Painting . Translated by Janet Lloyd . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press Deleuze Gilles . 1995 . Negotiations...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and Derrida's work ( Roberts 2005 , 2006 ). Working from the terrain of film and media studies, Roberts considers, for instance, Stiegler's interventions in the theorization of cinematic technics for their potential to reinvigorate both contemporary philosophy and film theory. Mark Hansen mobilizes Stiegler...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
.... Sadie Plant's prologue, which convincingly presents the Dutch tulip mania of the seventeenth century as a social and technical predecessor to the digital anomaly, is followed by an introduction by the editors which examines the concept of the anomaly in media theory and philosophy. These opening...