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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... poetics and politics of converting the writing subject into a medium of worlded multicultural otherness and/or the consolidation of selfhood and cultural-political belief in such settings. In Cold War contexts threatened with the allure and bad faith of orientalism and the romantic sublime, the stylistic...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and the “dirt research” (fieldwork) that produced them. The early texts offer the clearest presentation of Innis’s infrastructural orientation. The author traces the development of this orientation by focusing on three aspects of his work often remarked upon but infrequently explored: dirt, beavers...
Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... symbolism necessary to turn objectless dissatisfaction into articulate political demands. Rather, the consumer-oriented subjects who inhabit the socioeconomic margins of late capitalism were unable to make this political move and ultimately found themselves with nowhere to take their dissatisfaction...
Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Max Haiven Walmart is not only the world's single largest retailer and private employer, it is also a crystallization and an agent of a broader paradigm shift toward “securitization”: the convergence of financial and security-oriented logics of risk management. This paper examines the way Walmart...
Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as it is found in Friedrich Schiller. If an autonomous subject possesses something exaggeratedly, superfluously, or irrationally elaborate, and if that subject further experiences ownership as liberation from the forceful demands of goal-oriented rationality and utilitarian thinking, then that something...
Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
...)communicative communist pedagogy that is oriented against communicative capitalism. We show that there is a taut connection between capitalism and democracy that consists of a shared logic, pedagogy, and aesthetic that revolves around communication, inclusion, and transparency. Without grasping this aesthetic...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to traditional infrastructural and geological analyses, one oriented less toward the excavation of elements from deep time and the depths of the earth and more toward the conditions in which geologic matter’s potentials are actualized as media. It also opens up a new set of genealogies for investigation...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as a common concern that can orient knowledge production and political action. This stance has gained purchase in both academic and wider popular commentaries. The article argues, however, that Latour’s stance does not mark a break from his previous arguments but is instead a continuation of his long-standing...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
...: a normative territoriality premised on spatio-legal frameworks, and a consumer-oriented marketing approach. Third, the author introduces the natural wine movement , an umbrella term loosely gathering different wine makers who share a common reaction against those ideologies. In the constellation of thinking...
Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
... antihumanist ethical and political orientations) to the politics of “the impossible” act or event. With the large and indigestible Sex and the Failed Absolute , it certainly appears—dialectically—that more is less, and the whole is less than the totality of its parts as Žižek contemplates the first pillar...
Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of catastrophic precarity in the hypermodern era, the article tracks collective disorientation and catastrophic precarity across four registers—accumulation, time, space, and agency—before ending with a discussion of implications of the analysis for alternative orientations. The collective disorientation...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 50–69.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Claudia Mareis; Burke Barrett This article discusses a particular strand in the history of creativity in the mid-twentieth century shaped by an instrumental, production-oriented understanding of the term. When the field of creativity research emerged in the United States after World War II, debates...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 214–232.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., stranger-rather than friend-oriented, and radically public and contagious rather than privatized, filtered, and contained. Characterized by its ephemerality and anonymity, and preoccupied with dissimulative identity play, memes, and trolling, the set of subcultural attitudes that characterizes this part...
Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
... in China as well as with an older Maoist or revolutionary discourse. The resurgence or “demand” for humanism is rendered as part of an intellectual and political backlash or depoliticization. orientalism China humanism Maoism theory 3. For discussion of early post-Mao humanists, see Misra...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., schools, politics, and daily life. The notion of civilization enters present-day European politics where time lag and geographical separation between people and civilizations no longer apply. Theories of Orientalism and post-colonialism have helped us to frame the question of difference between...
Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., even demanded, by citizens of national states. What Seyla Benhabib calls “ethical cosmopolitanism” is necessary: the adjustment of orientations on the part of citizens of national territories toward global reform, and the adjustment of practices insofar as cosmopolitan democracy requires changes in how...
Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 399–402.
Published: 01 November 2006
...” (p. 278). Edward Said wrote in Orientalism ( 1978 ) of the misconceptions that Westerners have had about the Orient, which entail “Arabs” as prototypical, having intrinsic traits like dishonesty, and anti-Western views. This depiction, Said argued, has served the West well...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of, especially, Alan Kay. Manovich does not refer to Casey Alt’s (2011) work on object-oriented programming and on the shift that occurred as computers became media machines, but he offers a similar argument, discussing the implementation of media as part of computers, as well as the shift from Turing-land...
Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of students enrolled in computer graphics programs at Pratt and all the other engineering and vocationally oriented schools where I later taught. Students now flocked to the vocational training schools connected to art schools, community colleges, and polytechnic universities to learn 3D animation techniques...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... on non-commercial peer-to-peer networks and open source software and Web platforms (like Wikipedia and Peercast), for supporting counter-hegemonic politics, as Stacey (2008) and Hall (2009) show in the case of wikis. However, research also needs to explore if and how commercially oriented corporate...