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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Sjoerd Van Tuinen This essay serves as an introduction both to this special issue and to the works of Peter Sloterdijk. It starts out from the opposition between the critical and the affirmative projects in modern philosophy. It is my intent to demonstrate how Sloterdijk displaces this opposition...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... a new problematic vis-à-vis the nature of contemporary technics and the character of the modern as such. More specifically, in what follows I will claim that we need today to reflect with a more heightened seriousness on the canonical status of Virilio’s work. In this vein I will argue that Virilio...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Enda McCaffrey This article rereads Paul Virilio, drawing on the distinction between topography and topology to argue a case for Virilio as a rewriter of modernity. Invoking Jean-François Lyotard’s notion of rewriting modernity as an unbroken process of accumulation founded on affective life in “Re...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 333–346.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Daniel Adleman Abstract This article positions David Milch's Deadwood (2004–6) as a narrative universe that merits serious theoretical scrutiny on account of its far-reaching account of the dawn of American technocapitalism. While Kittlerian media-archaeological wisdom situates media modernity's...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., two generations, he was not always able to keep his arguments entirely consistent. For example, Bauman spent a large part of his last decade and a half telling his followers about the pitfalls and even some of the pleasures of liquid modernity. How does this idea fit into the rest of his writing...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Nick Cullather In the 1950s and 1960s, the term village served as a cardinal construct in modernization theory and counterinsurgency doctrine, signifying local resistance to the global power of the United States. Nation builders devised two strategies – community development and strategic hamlets...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... to become the second nature of citizens of posthistorical foam city. It sensitizes them to their current mode of existence: generosity and abundance. According to Nietzsche, Sloterdijk’s other main inspiration, 7 every second nature over time becomes first. Modern generosity – and, for that matter...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... as the foundation of modern genetics, this technological cluster has thus far remained largely in the laboratories and has only recently shown signs of diffusing into the mass market. Genetic engineering technology is extremely controversial and certainly shows no sign of being embraced with the enthusiasm...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 259–261.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Maria Alina Asavei Art and Politics under Modern Dictatorships: A Comparison of Chile and Romania , by Preda Caterina , Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan , 2017 , 319 pages, $139 (hardcover), ISBN 978-3-319-57269-7 , $109 (e-book), ISBN 978-3-319-57270-3 © 2019 Duke...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Douglas Kellner Whereas modern knowledge was an order of universality, the typically postmodern view of the world, from Bauman’s perspective, postulates unlimited numbers of models of order, “each one generated by a relatively autonomous set of practices” (1987: 3), and thus perceives knowledge...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... modernity that players desire and produce but that is everywhere complicated by the very conditions of its production. Drawing on the work of Bernhard Siegert, Svetlana Boym, Raymond Williams, James C. Scott, and Chandra Mukerji, we consider the block-, grid-, and code-level cultural techniques associated...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Malcolm Miles Metabolism was an important Japanese movement in architecture in the postwar period, drawing on both international modernism and elements of Japanese vernacular building. Like international modernism, Metabolism addressed both building design and urban planning; it used new...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Kathleen Ditzig; Fang-Tze Hsu cnmhf@nus.edu.sg Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Art Histories of a Forever War is an exploration of modern art in postwar Taiwan and its enduring resonances. To understand this historical milieu, the exhibition unpacks...
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Published: 01 November 2012
Figure 3   “Cloud Perspective: Rectilinear,” 1894. John Ruskin, Modern Painters , vol. 5, plate 64 More
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Harald Wydra Modern politics dogmatically separates politics from religion, the state from promises of salvation. This article makes a case for the fundamentally political nature of transcendence. It argues that the changing relationships between authority and salvation depend on culturally crafted...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... a political imperative of the absolute deniability of covert actions. It thereby ushered in a specifically modern form of innocence. Greene’s novel is about an early version of that innocence. Modern innocence conceals the “principle of implosion” according to which ferocious opposites reverse into one...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... and communicatively fluent societies. They represent the modernization of political culture guided by communicative rationality, paralleling the accelerated modernization of globalization. This view is elaborated and modified by an interpretation based on a philosophy of history as recurrence or “metempsychosis...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
... shaping human social existence. Schmitt’s spatial pessimism is particularly noticeable in Land and Sea , in which he recounts the unfolding of world history as a succession of spatial epochs, arguing that the modern era can best be understood as the achievement of a centuries-long path toward a unified...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
...James Dutton Abstract This article takes up German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk's attention to air and atmospheres to argue for the influential part “objective” thinking plays in disseminating viral pandemics. It follows Sloterdijk's broad approach to “air-conditioning” to interpret the way modern...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Julian Reid What are the politics of Gilles Deleuze's study of cinematic modernity? In film studies, the discipline that formally assumes cinema as its object, Deleuze's concepts have been used to explore the processes by which national identities have been historically constructed...