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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 July 2023
... texts delineate part of a framework for narrating endurance under capitalism, contributing to an archive of detachment from neoliberal narrativity. Capitalism's modes of violence are embedded in ordinary life and legitimized through a pervasive neoliberal ideology that espouses heroic individualism...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 241–260.
Published: 01 July 2023
... as a complicated and gory representation of the neoliberal work ethos. In hip-hop, Escobar became an instrument for creating a connected subaltern narrative of the war on drugs, and an antiestablishment neoliberal superhero. These images also reveal the Colombian elites’ discursive attempts at controlling...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... cultural means of legitimation for contemporary capitalism—a neoliberal narrative that promises opportunity while creating new forms of social division ( Littler 2018 ). Such narratives of neoliberal meritocracy are implicitly at work here, in the affective registers; they look surprised and ecstatic...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 28–43.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Both forms of self-construction are appropriated by consumer culture and are perceived as authentic, reinforcing individualistic agency in a neoliberal context. But what happens when a fitness influencer accidently leaks the information that she underwent a liposuction procedure? Or when a “body...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 253–256.
Published: 01 July 2008
... under global capitalism, which to many are already familiar. However, Rofel argues that far from adopting a prepackaged set of neoliberal practices and cosmopolitan identities, China is engaged in an uncharted and experimental search for a post-Maoist narrative of national coherence. Examining...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of Postmodernism’s Grand Narratives .” Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics 19 , no. 3 : 31 – 78 . Gane Mike . 2015 . “ The Cultural Logics of Neoliberalism: Baudrillard’s Account .” Cultural Politics 11 , no. 1 : 1 – 17 . Gane Nicholas . 2014 . “ The Emergence...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 263–272.
Published: 01 November 2019
... complicate this narrative by addressing the ways its epistemological and tactical impulses have been exhausted, distorted, and co-opted by reactionary forces in the neoliberal era. Taking up the complicated legacies of 1968, then, and the ways it continues to shape contemporary cultural life...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 430–433.
Published: 01 November 2015
...). And although there may be a political necessity to “name neoliberalism,” ostensibly critical accounts that offer grand narratives of hegemony, ideology, class interests, and the imposition of monolithic neoliberalism—as politically effective and important as such accounts may be—only go so far toward...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 252–255.
Published: 01 July 2019
...—has been reappropriated “in the service of a reinvigorated neoliberal settlement” (13). One of the most fruitful concepts the book offers is that of the “neoliberal justice narrative.” This captures how, rather than disavowing the existence of inequalities of gender, class, and “race...
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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. Absorption into the surrogate social world of consumer symbols can never be total, but the subject's identification with consumerism's sumptuary symbolic life...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 381–384.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., it embraces the liberalist-humanist notion (recharged by neoliberalism) that human mismanagement can be overcome by the creative human subject-agent who through effective action can produce positive change. She notes that the climate-change narrative has become represented as a hyperreal apocalyptic melodrama...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of financialization, thus reaffirming a neoliberal trend to privatize social problems. I explore how this financial illiteracy dovetails with the production of “white ignorance” and the erasure of the racialized injustices of contemporary global capitalism. While the case study of financial literacy educational...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... narrative is currently influential; and then there is a more empirical take-up, which is interested in using the Foucault toolbox, which has always been strongly represented, but now this is focused on the lectures on biopower and neoliberal and alternative governmentalities. Foucault’s detour...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 139–161.
Published: 01 July 2019
... has become the hegemonic narrative of white, middle-class society. According to Stuart Hall (2011) , Reagan-Thatcher neoliberal discourse of the 1980s was characterized by the libertarian fantasy of the private citizen who needed to be protected from what the right would come to call “big...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 372–386.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., given that many observers have described the Alt Right—and rightwing populism more generally—as a backlash against the excesses of neoliberalism ( Birch 2017 : 180; Klein 2016 ; Streeck 2017 ). The Alt Right has adopted the narrative itself, claiming the mantle of “the only true opposition...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Ingrid M. Hoofd This article suggests that the humanist aporia, which is productively at work in the Indymedia project, has become a main ingredient of technological acceleration under neoliberalism. The article draws out Indymedia's response and relation to what it will call “speed-elitism...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . Cruel Optimism . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Brown Wendy . 2006 . “ American Nightmare: Neoliberalism, Neoconservatism, and De-democratization .” Political Theory 34 , no. 6 : 690 – 714 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0090591706293016 . Cabanas Edgar , and Illouz Eva...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 2022
... is discursively constructed by the neoliberal project and the intersecting politics of race and gender in postapartheid South Africa. One of the narrative modes through which the “good life” is constructed is the celebrity (Driessens 2012 ; J. Evans and Hesmondhalgh 2005 ; Holmes and Redmond 2006...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 427–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
... within the coordinates of neoliberal capitalism. The first chapter, by Mark Neocleous, offers an excellent starting point by problematizing the in/security dialectics in neoliberalism. He offers a provocative critique of the security-insecurity binary as it is deployed in everyday discourse...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., but it is to this psycho-political place that people may be drawn, simply because the current model of neoliberal, consumer capitalist globalization appears fatally flawed as well as intrinsically unjust. Perhaps, then, the present, which had, since the 1970s, seemed permanently oriented toward consumerism, represents...