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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Sean Cubitt Technology has in general been seen as opposed to humanity: its object, even its enemy. The Grundrisse suggests, however, that technology can be understood as the actualized form of accumulated social knowledge. This actual form can then be understood from the standpoint of a dialectic...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... articulations are nonbarbaric ruptures, in that they challenge our living on irresponsibly within the condition of barbarism via a constant confrontation with complicity. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Theodor W. Adorno Gustav Metzger negative dialectics art after Auschwitz ethics Cultural criticism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Robert Hassan This article argues that “evolution” in the production of mass cultural forms has become stalled in our postmodern, networked, and neoliberalized society. Popular cultural forms have historically developed and evolved in dialectical relationship with capitalism. This produced forms...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to modern times is reviewed. Based on an elaboration of the significant positive and negative consequences of the production and consumption of luxuries, the moral standing of contemporary luxury and the questions it raises for the super-rich are discussed. The author argues that the moral standing...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... radical cultural politics in terms of philistinism. For this purpose, it articulates a more positive, critical, and dialectical notion of philistinism and the destruction and hatred of art. It does so by looking into essential work done by Fredric Jameson in the early 1990s regarding the crucial presence...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... regard, we describe how the Internet has facilitated the worldwide emergence of the anti-globalization, anti-war and anti-capitalism movements, even as it has coalesced local communities and groups, and so we conclude that the future of Internet politics must be thought dialectically as both global and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... organization by neoliberal market forces. In an era of multimedia screens and hypercommunication, Han speaks on behalf of the secret, of shadows and opacity, of the inaction of contemplation, the Other, and—perhaps his foremost concern—negativity. Especially today, negativity is seldom upheld as scrupulously...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that by unconditionally embracing technology surrealists might overheat the machines and lead them off the rails (90). He argues that disruption, friction, interruption, and destruction should not be understood in purely negative terms but dialectically, as the resources for production itself against...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... is a distinct difference between contingent and dialectic. In understanding the political implications of the institutional logics perspective for the practice of philanthropy and culture, it may be instructive to briefly introduce Adorno’s ([1965–66] 2008 : 26–27) lectures on negative dialectics...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... References Adorno Theodor W. 1997a . “ Fragment über Musik und Sprache” (“Fragment on Music and Language”) . In Gesammelte Schriften (Collected Works) , vol. 16 . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp Adorno Theodor W. 1997b . Negative Dialektik (Negative Dialectics) . In Gesammelte...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 disrupts the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... audiences. Figure 6   Interior view of Fort Sumter showing ruins, taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864, Charleston, South Carolina. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-116996 (black-and-white film copy negative) Figure 6 . Interior view of Fort Sumter showing ruins...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
... (negatively) the stability of the presentation but also proposes (positively) an open notion of form as a linear variation of desire. Further, in Degas, danse, dessin ( Degas, Dance, Drawing ), Valéry discusses the dialectics of the eye and the hand in the act of drawing. When I perceive a correlate, I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
...). As for Bacon, Martin’s contends that “[Lynch’s] cinema is structured, like Bacon’s work, around erotically charged encounters within a single room” (82) and that both artists are fascinated by human flesh and its relation to dialectics of eroticism and trauma. The chapter finishes with a surprisingly...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
...” (SI: 78). For him, writing a history of “the sphere as a form” means constructing a genealogy of the sphere insofar as it informed and formatted collective consciousness and culture from the beginnings of Western civilization. Instead of reproducing a historical approach based on negativity (Hegel...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
... (recent) nationalist animosities but erases its own part in the history of those animosities. In studies of Serbia under Milošević, turbo-folk is commonly used as a negative label that suggests nationalism, backwardness, rural primitivism, and kitsch culture. Rather than understand turbo-folk as simply...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... figures stand: a gesture, a dialectical enactment; before them there is a splash of brightness as the banner is reflected on the water’s blue-gray surface: a glimpse of hope, or a resurgence of a latent utopian memory? But this is my interpretation and may seem too fancy. Protest Drives History has a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., and the origins of Western educational ideals in Plato's transmission of the Socratic dialectic (the chapter is hyperbolically entitled “What is philosophy?”), he produces a paean to that “care” that is effected by the activities of attention formation and teaching within the institutions of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
... many, and one major factor was perhaps Clinton fatigue and the unpopularity of Hillary Clinton, who was surpassed only by Donald Trump in terms of political negatives. Indeed, the ubiquitous polls and poll-obsessed media pundits always mentioned Clinton’s negatives, which obviously helped define her...