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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 (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 (2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... half a century of successful expansion. How well does this example cohere with Bauman’s analysis of liquid modernity? © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Like a good soldier, Zygmunt Bauman died with his boots on, fighting for what he believed. As is well known, young Major Bauman...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of departure for all forms of philosophizing in the premodern world. 22 In the context of modernity, engagement with the world revealed by technology through screens and other optical interfaces has become the modern equivalent of piety and holiness. 23 For Virilio, it is Oppenheimer, the architect...
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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 (2019) 15 (2): 259–261.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Maria Alina Asavei Reference Glaser Barney G. Strauss Anselm L. 1967 . The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research . New York : Aldine . While other studies on modern dictatorships look at formal institutions, political systems, and state...
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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 (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
... . Baudrillard Jean . 1983 . Fatal Strategies . New York : Semiotext(e) . Benjamin Walter . 1935 . The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction . See http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/modern/The-Work-of-Art-in-the-Age-of-Mechanical-Reproduction.html (accessed 12/5/06...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Mendel's discoveries in the 1860s on the breeding of peas are normally identified 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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the modern and the postmodern and developing sketches of fundamental social and cultural changes of our time and the ways that theory and politics must be transformed to creatively map and democratically respond to these challenges. After some early works on culture ( Bauman 1973) , Bauman undertook...
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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...
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 (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 (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 (2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Michael M.J. Fischer Three forms of narrative heuristics are identified and explored in the search for political inclusiveness, robustness, and legitimacy: (1) environmental topics: toxics and the need for second-order or reflexive institutions of modernization; water and the need for getting...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
...G. Roger Denson Susanne Slavick's Out of Rubble is an exhibition in a book that boldly epitomizes the new, globally nomadic curation of art representative of current concerns of the world's vital cultures, both ancient and modern. Although the motif of rubble is chosen by Slavick to index...