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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 here: “The issue is not to deny the existence of some fixed element in thought. . . . But the fixed, positive point, just...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “negative” or “opposite,” or, personified, their others and enemies (151). 7 I am intrigued here by the way in which Jameson explicates the dialectical relations between art and its negations, especially since the latter are understood in a nonpejorative, dialectical sense. In the concluding section, I...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 Schriften...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... but to the shops. This speaks loudly of the current condition of subjectivity in a postpolitical era dominated by neoliberalism and liberal postmodernism. References Adorno Theodor W. 1997 . Negative Dialectics . Translated by E.B. Ashton . London : Continuum Agamben Giorgio . 1998...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 289–302.
Published: 01 November 2019
... capabilities, through which we vigorously address and make meaningful the inherent nullity of the world. Not surprisingly, this project is rendered problematic under capitalism, wherein the relentless pursuit of individual profit can only result in a “negative dialectic” tending toward the cul-de-sac...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 331–342.
Published: 01 November 2019
... [in] dystopia implies (or asserts) the need for change”—such that the negative, critical capacity of the dystopia is always already its utopian impulse. Reading The Dialectic of Sex against antiutopian ideologies, at this juncture, may require a more explicitly dystopian approach, maintaining the political...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., Drawing ), Valéry discusses the dialectics of the eye and the hand in the act of drawing. When I perceive a correlate, I visually draw it, and the transfer of the correlate on paper implies a transformation. While drawing, the eye receives a tactile function in a process that involves the entire body...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and transparency and its 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...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 November 2019
... event as fulcrum between the crisis of global Northern modernity and restoration of its political agency, and Lefebvre’s negative dialectics of crumbling and flood sketching out the totality whose mutating interstices they take shape around. Yet to these we should add a fourth, whose influence has been...
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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): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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 the smooth space of capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of micropolitical art practices. I will concentrate on one possible answer to the critical questions that must be asked: wherein lies the possibility of resistance in Sloterdijk’s recent analyses of capitalism? © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 Sloterdijk wants to break the nihilistic spell of negativity...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
... ) that not only ignores (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...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in historicity, negativity, and presence, and flag its potentially authoritarian impulses, this essay seeks to reframe Bazin's ontological project as a question of cinema's sense (rather than its essence) to mobilize a different set of conclusions that may in fact prove to restore faith in the digital image...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., rendering reality’s appearance evidently unreal. Furthermore, art offers an aesthetic order beyond the fracture of the real, which reveals freedom as what could be. The difficulty is that this can be subsumed as style rather than content, so that the avant-garde’s negation is not negative enough: “The form...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... ). The three 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...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and negative liberty. Central to this position is recognition of the synergy between current liberal and poststructuralist principles and the “mutual protection and cross-fertilization between these two discourses . . . in the sense that there are significant presuppositional affinities between classical...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... harshly, as it seems to be merely an inevitable symptom of the book’s imposing scope and enormous variety of insights. The Architecture of David Lynch is clearly an indispensable entry in a densely analyzed field of film and auteur studies. If there is a negative critique to be made, it is that some...