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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the promise that everyone will win, uses losses to reconfirm the necessity of strengthening the system so that everyone will win, and perpetually displaces the thieves of enjoyment throughout the system as warnings, exceptions, and contingencies. In addition to relying on the fantasy of free trade, neoliberal...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young Taking issue with many official accounts, the essay traces the origins of the German autobahn back to the Battle of Verdun (1916). The military necessity to organize rigidly enforced, intersection-free two-way traffic becomes the model for the construction...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... recent publishing and public activities proceed from his account of the necessity to invent a viable cultural program for inter-generational reengagement with the technical milieu beyond the widespread disenchantment with social and political processes. BS: It's another series, yes. ( Laughter...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 202–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
... an examination of the cultural politics of current discussions of uninhabitability in the Anthropocene, this article argues against the logic of un/inhabitability—demonstrating its necessity to imagine itself against a subhuman other that was embodied, at least in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... the medial willingness to perceive or “figure” the air becomes a critical, everyday necessity. When Sloterdijk attributes the spread of “affective epidemics” to mass-media technologies, he draws attention to how airborne transmission is a symptom of breathing the same air, which, by affecting and altering...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 July 2020
... is an object, a commodity. In this respect, the luxurious enables us to experience our humanity and represents our existential freedom from the nightmare of necessity, through the extreme, excessive, and transgressive commodity form. There is no doubt that the first part of Wiesing’s book develops...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 July 2015
... in the “phenomena” of the mystery of humanly experienced reality at the same time that they see the disturbing necessities of our technological situation. In sum, Van Vleet’s book has everything a good introductory exposition of Ellul needs—solid scholarship of the entire major corpus, clarity and accuracy...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Press . Meillassoux Quentin . 2009 . After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency . London : Continuum . Mumford Lewis . 1968 . The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects . New York : Harcourt . Murphy Cullen . 2008 . Are We...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and geographically different creeds, “and just as many different religious books,” which “can therefore contain nothing but the vehicle of religion, what is contingent” (Kant 1996a: 336) . While religion is thus eternally inscribed in transcendental necessity, creeds are inscribed in spatiotemporally contingent...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that preserve the ascetics of author production in order to preserve the necessity of affiliation upon which the power of the relationship between institutions, knowledge, and governing depends ( Nickel 2011 ). This “affiliation function” further embeds Foucault's “author function” ( 1998 [1969...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 November 2007
... an age in which one must of necessity look ever further, in accordance with the motto with which Charles V sailed the oceans: plus ultra (ever further). The discoveries of space, water, and risk thus lead to a new form of subjectivity. Because of this new configuration of space and place that has...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and luxury. La Grande Révolution is an extreme form of fashion; terror, itself, submits to aesthetic dictates.—Trans. 4 Under these circumstances it becomes increasingly difficult to identify the exact boundary between nature and culture, necessity and artifice. Bertuch is on his way...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to figure how a robot can be good for them. “Here, AIBO…offers an alternative, one that sidesteps the necessity of death.…With robot pets, children can give enough to feel attached, but then they can turn away” (60). Similarly, companionship and caretaking have been transmogrified by the use of robots...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... immediate necessity (for example, education) are similarly worn out by laboring in a situation in which the apparent significance of their work has been undermined by the pandemic's destruction of a collective, social sense of the future. In this respect, education is a particularly good example, since...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... it to oblivion. This unwillingness to name (despite its necessity) derives from an awareness of the inadequacy of language to convey the overwhelming incomprehensibility of the traumatic event, resulting thus in a set of representational aporias that can only be approximated through multiple catachrestic detours...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... into the circumstances in which others involuntarily find themselves. The app ascetic and the associated reward of luxury lines is fundamentally consistent with previously valorized ascetics that sought order through alignment of the production of selves with contemporary narratives of necessity...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 July 2013
... to be envisaged (problematical judgment), as a truth (assertoric), or, lastly, as an inescapable necessity (apodictic judgment)? We are looking here at modalities that affect not the content of the judgment (the relation between the subject and the predicate of the proposition) but its illocutionary position...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 175–192.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of the essay, I will offer an overview of the debate on post-work to contextualize the necessity of a move toward figuration, and then explore the specific import of the anti-work figures that I have invoked here for the construction of a materialist and feminist public sphere. If we were to imagine...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2016
... for luxury singularly increase humanity’s productive power, even with regard to necessities. Luxury has been responsible for the introduction of all progress in the home and furnishings, in the arts, and in flowers and fruit. The entirely legitimate embellishment of human life gives men a sense...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 July 2022
... duty, a refusal of work as the necessary center of social life and means to access to the rights and claims of citizenship, and a refusal of the necessity of capitalist control of production” (97). The refusal of work that the Autonomists pioneered is based on a refusal of the asceticism...