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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... thesis that the twentieth century was marked by a “passion for the real” into the context of his own project of spherology. The twentieth century consists primarily of the activation of the real in a passion for technological and economic antigravitation. The result is the slow but unavoidable...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of the war against terror, its depoliticizing effects. It is a depoliticized picture, in which the lack of antagonistic politics and subjectivities in today's democratic materialist constellation is countered with the inherent excess of the system, the protagonist's (self-)destructive passion for the Real...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
...; and the hypermorality of the last, but still all too dominant generation of Frankfurt School theorists. Finally, I draw some political conclusions by opposing another source of inspiration for Sloterdijk’s “joviality,” the Luhmannian theory of complexity, to the bivalent “passion for the real” that, despite all...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 237–264.
Published: 01 July 2009
...-Leninism and “modern algebra and general topology” (2003: 116; 2007). For Badiou, the “movement of radical formalisation” held a “relation of complementarity” with the twentieth century's “passion of the real” (2003: 116). Perhaps this is no less the case today, only the conditions within which labor...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of capitalism, such as sex therapy, pornography, and gadget consumption. Following this recognition, it is possible to see that the key difference between Bataille's sense of the conflation of narrative and sex and contemporary capitalism's passion for the real is that the latter opens into the channels...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that no longer holds on traditional grounds. Badiou doesn’t quarrel with the values held by either camp, but takes issue with their methods. Badiou says that a “passion for the real” dominated twentieth-century thought. Taking this as a point of departure he proceeds with his indictment of democratic...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... could lead to a bizarre outcome if humans resembled jellyfish, the most transparent creature on the planet. Our conventional modes of secrecy or deception would be ruined in formal and intimate environments. We would find it difficult to hold hands or engage in passionate kisses while at the same time...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 357–370.
Published: 01 November 2013
... is perhaps his best-known work, Scenes from the Passion: The Blossomiest Blossom (2001; see fig. 1 ), and by comparing this to a few lines taken from a newspaper article on Shaw: The grey, pebble dashed frontages of 1950s council houses are not improved by rain.…In Coventry, as elsewhere, the mistakes...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the status quo and de politicization there is a repoliticization of not only everyday life but also the public sphere and intellectual culture? If Alain Badiou (2007) is correct that the twentieth century was in part defined by a passion of, and for, the Real, then at least two things emerge from...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... efficiency, it pointed toward real developments in domestic automation and the gadgetry of food preparation. Ivor Jepson’s “Sunbeam Mixmaster,” first appearing on the shelves in 1930, for example, would become one of the most famous appliances of the century, helping establish the kitchen as the home...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., there is a higher fetishism – the passion for money, connected with a new integral fetishism that has passed through all the stages of hyperreality far beyond its role in the reproduction of capital: So, initially the real object becomes a sign: this is the stage of simulation. But in a subsequent stage...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2007
... argues that Gilroy has no appreciation “that contemporary racism is based in the very real, material, economic and political oppression of entire peoples and groups of peoples by real existing imperialism” (p. 46). After considering the work of these two prominent cultural theorists, Robotham turns...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... provided this information in a telephone interview with the author in April 2003. During the interview the same official agreed with the hypothesis that the real benefit of the tribunals should not be measured financially, but in terms of political legitimation. 9. Tir na nOg , the Land of Eternal...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in art calls for this response. Art perceived strictly aesthetically is art aesthetically misperceived. —Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory Since March 2015, South Africa has witnessed a resurgence of passionate decolonial struggles spearheaded by students at tertiary institutions of learning...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... . Cambridge : Polity . Butler R. 1999 . Jean Baudrillard: The Defence of the Real . London : Sage . Clarke D.B. 2008 . “ The Ruins of the Future: on Urban Transience and Durability .” In Cronin A. Hetherington K. (eds.), Consuming the Entrepreneurial City: Image, Memory...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler; Christoph Weinberger The following interview with Friedrich Kittler, conducted by Christoph Weinberger in July 2007, is a passionate and instructive tour de force of pithy sound bites in which Kittler looks back on his work and criticizes alternate approaches to media. FK...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 July 2005
... in the process, and who are keen to invest the prize with a different rhetoric. Here the story is one of a passionate engagement that defies the rational, the random and the corrupt. Simon Frith, chair of the Mercury Music Prize panel, remarked: “… once you get in that [jury] room and start fighting it out, you...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 July 2022
... for his power” (Cooper 2008 : 122–23). What is crucial here is that Plato, through Alcibiades, describes Socrates as a “monster” (Plato 2011 : 219b). That is, the Symposium begins to tell the story of Socrates as a real, historical character but “ends up making Socrates a being who is no longer human...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 98–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... by Los Angeles Police Department officers and the real-time television broadcast of the O. J. Simpson trial. Topped by the seemingly endless investigation of the Clinton administration by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, the era became notable for sexual scandals on both sides of the aisle...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... choose to forget has a tendency to come back and haunt us in ‘history’” (1983: 71). One of Nandy’s great insights into the colonial subject formation is that while it oppresses the colonized, in the manner so passionately captured in Frantz Fanon, it represses the colonist, the key example of whom...