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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Mark Featherstone This article explores what one might call the dystopia of contemporary screen-based culture through a discussion of the work of Paul Virilio and Bernard Stiegler. Centrally, it explains that the screen might be seen as a negative abyss, where absolute surface creates the effect...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., in the manipulation and control of public taste and opinion, in the collapse of subjectivity face-to-face with the “negative abyss” of the screen, in the ever-increasing self- vacancy of social media platforms, and in the concomitant creation of new problematic forms of “subjectivity” in the “digi-child.” Some...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... . “ The Negative Abyss: Surface, Depth, and Violence in Virilio and Stiegler .” Cultural Politics 11 , no. 2 : 210 – 21 . Federici Silvia Caffentzis George . 1987 . “ A Review Play on Paul Virilio/Sylvere Lotringer, Pure War .” Social Text , no. 17 : 97 – 105 . Hables Gray Chris...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., then the whole new rich domain of affect and infancy opens up. 2 Such transitional texts also have the further virtue that, in sloughing off to some extent the earlier framework of inquiry and facing anew the abyss of thinking, they typically confront some of the biggest and hardest questions of philosophy...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 July 2020
... itself balanced over the abyss of nothingness. Wiesing explains that it is possible to find similar moments of clarity, in which the human becomes aware of their own humanity, in Martin Heidegger (anxiety, dread) and Ernst Jünger (adventure, the battle). Although these moments seem to represent opposed...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the meaningless reality of existence would plunge us into existential crises where we have to confront the truth of otherness. In this context, the problem for those addicted to meaningfulness who cannot adjust to the abyss of meaning represented by the other is that suicide starts to look like the only act...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... It thereby reveals “the shock” carrying the “relationship between the two worlds . . . the one being the positive negation of the other” ( [1945] 1998 : 207). Dealing with double negatives tends toward producing double binds, however, although this may need to be admitted as an occupational hazard...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... relations between selves, rather than reflexive relations of the self. Under the banner of a “negative gynecology” he deals with the metaphysical, mystical, psychoanalytic, and messianic-evangelistic ways of thinking an ecstatic and total “inside.” It is not a positive gynecology because it must do...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the possibility of the virtual, while representation constrains it in the actual in which it is doomed to simply replay. The distinctions between representation and repetition are respectively rendered by Deleuze (2004 : 27) thus: “One is negative… the other affirmative… One is static, the other dynamic… One...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... to passive nihilism (soma). Thus, on the one hand, the film seems to lament the loss of passion and courage, passing a negative judgment on the passive nihilism of contemporary culture. Yet, on the other hand, it elevates James's radical nihilism to the level of an alternative. In other words, the logic...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... ideology operates in Churchillian mode, in strictly negative “least-worst” terms; the Good is replaced by a perceived and relative absence of Evil, the “avoidance of mistreatment” calculated on a baseline of minimal social security and human rights. So we know very well that neoliberal restructuring...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... & London : Cornell University Press . Derrida J. 1987 . “ How to Avoid Speaking: Denials .” Trans. Friden K. . In Budick S. Iser W. (eds.), Languages of the Unsayable: The Play of Negativity in Literature and Literary Theory . Stanford, California : Stanford University Press...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the individual means helping Democracy as well. ( Paneth 1944 : 120) But, and here is the difficulty, the repurposing of bombsites brings with it no guarantee of efficacy; indeed, the power of the bombsite as a disordering of value was such that its negative force would always be in competition...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... each other across a real-time physical abyss. My focus is the recently emerged ritual of the so-called suicide show, or tiaolou xiu 跳楼秀, in which aggrieved precarious workers, mostly employed in the construction industry, threaten to jump from a high-rise building—sometimes one they have built...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... .” The Guardian , 8 July. Žižek Slavoj . 1989 . The Sublime Object of Ideology . London : Verso . —— 1993 . Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology . Durham : Duke University Press . —— 1997 . The Plague of Fantasies . London : Verso . —— 2001a . Enjoy...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that is “out there”? 7 It is no accident that these institutions are gradually adopting a networked model, transforming themselves into those networked organizations to which we referred at the beginning of this article. In this way, they unload the negative externalities on to the weak points...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... that is the experience of freedom. Agamben writes: “Here it is possible to see how the root of freedom is to be found in the abyss of potentiality. . .. To be free is, in the sense we have seen, to be capable of one’s own impotentiality ” (1999: 183). What makes us human, according to Agamben, is precisely...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... fight. In the propositions of the classics is expressed, as in Badiou’s synthesis, the abyssal insight, that between understanding and fighting there is a convergence that is not easily avoidable and may even be inevitable. According to Plato, to think is necessarily to take sides in the logical civil...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of an abyss,” she recites Darwish’s lines dealing with unofficial history and the “bleed[ing]” present: “Winds will recite our beginning and our end / though our present bleeds / and our days are buried in the ashes of legend” ( Darwish 2000 [1992] ; Notre musique , 2004 ). The reference to conflicting...
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