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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
... . Featherstone Mark . 2015 . “ 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...
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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
... the impossibility of ever escaping the abyss of the self in the image of the other who is always too close. Although the existentialists Sartre and Cioran never thought about the ways this hatred of the other mapped onto space, and even Simmel's attempt to understand the impact of pathological social relations upon...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 119–129.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of the conjunction of desire and knowledge, and the irreducibility of the tendency for these to be undermined by what he will call the negative pharmacological side of technics. In Pharmacologie du Front national , he draws attention to a third dimension of the pharmakon : its tendency to lead to the designation...
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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
... Lenin as the father of twentieth-century extremism and Mao as his most excessive inheritor (2006: 231, 261ff.). And though far less dangerous, today’s “extremist” automobilizations and “holy” accelerations still count on what Hegel called “the monstrous power of the negative” to turn history...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... into the abyss ( Kavanagh and O'Leary 2004 ). However, despite our fears we know that the world is always changing and we also know that precluding the possibility of change suggests an equally unacceptable utopian stasis. For the journey to the abyss is also choreographed by the promise of a final solution...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of absolute exception. There are no opening credits. 5 Instead, the film begins with a quotation from the book, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning ( Hedges 2002 ), which reflects upon how the abyss of war can become a fatal attraction: “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., and terrestrial globalization from its second volume. The final section of this paper will apply Sloterdijk's nobjective theory of “negative gynecology” from Bubbles , to argue that questioning objective logic may allow us to think, in the airborne era, the difference inherent to General Immunology, a difference...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., the entire absence of culture and politics at the end of history. Consumer culture's libidinal drive is activated as a reaction to the primal fear of staring down this dark abyss of total negativity: no past, no future, no narrative, the lack of everything that has been cancelled by the omnipotent...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... in the service of transparency. Rather than a positive form, the secret is negative knowledge, or not known knowledge. Someone promises not to tell, to reveal, to speak of the secret. And because a secret does not declare itself in the fashion of more positive statements, it denies this very negativity...
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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
..., no renunciation is required in collective individuation. There is, in fact, a pre-individual common core that is realized more completely in the collective. In philosophical terms, Castoriadis refers to this common core as chaos : “humanity emerges from the Chaos, the Abyss, the Unfathomable. It emerges...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 the capability to not be, to remain im-potential. It is this paradoxical...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... is reflected in Nietzsche’s dictum on Greek tragedy that it is the charm of these battles that whoever sees them must himself also 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...