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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 8   Until the early 1950s, in spite of domestic turbulence, people in the countryside lived as their ancestors had done for centuries: while life revolved around farmwork, free time was enriched by occasional local festivals, folk handicrafts or arts, card games, and evening social More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
... of legitimate struggles and specifically that the activity of people involved in such protests can be captured in an understanding of “lifestyle politics.” Such a classification seeks to rescue particular forms of political activity from condemnations of mere self-interest and highlights the paradox...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
... fire” in which “a huge mass of humanity, the majority of the people of this earth,” were combusting “from the middle ages into the era of atomic energy” ( Byrnes 1947: 204 ). While the Soviets had a program of action for Asia that enjoyed wide popular appeal, the Americans had no safe answers to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
... question, not typically addressed by either side, is about how musicians emerge as authoritative voices of the “people.” In their book, Music and Social Movements , Eyerman and Jamison suggest that musicians become “truth bearers” for the movements that they represent. This suggestion derives from two...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... political potential of his works requires analyzing the importance of his account of the rupture between classical and modern cinema for his political concept of “a people.” The concepts of peoples, nations, and minorities are not the same, and it is to the detriment of film studies that its understanding...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Gilbert Simondon Human progress cannot be measured by what people produce but by the stages of production. The shift from the development of language in the classical period to religion in the medieval and technical progress after the Renaissance does not tell the whole story. Each of these domains...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Adam Sharr Queuing systems—the fields of posts and tapes in railway stations, shops, theme parks, and museums where people line up to queue—are an increasingly dominant spatial phenomenon, familiar across the globe. However, little attention has been paid to the ways in which these queuing systems...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Toby Miller This essay examines risk society and moral panic as tools for analyzing the irrationality of the contemporary US, and applies them to the construction of young people as a social problem. Although today’s risk society and moral panic are closely tied to the current economic crisis, I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... materials targeting Indigenous people in Canada largely confirms this approach, it also gives us clues as to what another, better financial literacy might look like. The article concludes by asking what financial literacy education for the radical imagination might look like and what the further...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., from materials extraction and industrial production to energy use and recycling, these advances in ecocriticism have begun to address the differential experiences of affected populations. This essay looks at the “environmentalism of the poor” with specific reference to indigenous peoples affected by...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... informational capitalism. If, as Terranova argues, free labor is characterized by exhaustion—due to the lack of means by which this labor can sustain itself—why are millions of people still sustaining a commitment to such pervasive modes of unremunerated work? To formulate an answer to this question, I first...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 135–154.
Published: 01 July 2016
...AbdouMaliq Simone The extent to which certain kinds of people are inundated with toxins, pollutants, bacteria, viruses, violence, and disaster is well documented. The various ways in which the extension of urbanization as a planetary phenomenon has refigured geographies of sustenance is also well...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... writing intersect are the humble city sites where politics play out at myriad scales—where the entanglement of global and local political-economic forces enter people’s lives through the material, the geological, and the aesthetic. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 architecture geology materiality...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
... “social,” or “sociocultural,” as always affective, and in viewing the significance of landscape in terms of how people define themselves and their relations to the world, this essay explores affect's key role in countering entrenched, predefined systems of thought and feeling and its potential for, in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
... is based on a rendering of a place, almost always viewed from the air, which has been targeted by US bombers. I choose to make these drawings by hand rather than to employ photographic or other mechanical means in the hope that people will take their time with them. This project is an attempt to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 359–380.
Published: 01 November 2006
... the contested culture-driven politics of identity. On the other hand, they grapple with the economic realities of a globalized world and the ways in which economic wedges are driven between people on cultural lines. Studied together, the discourses of immigration and GM reveal how boundaries are...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... “celebrity.” It is concerned with how television, print, and advertising contribute to the construction of media stars whose function is to transfer knowledge of particular lifestyles to the lived experience of ordinary people. It looks at systems that direct the flow of such information and why the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...André Gorz Introduction to Gorz Chris Turner Though hailed at his death by Nicolas Sarkozy (of all people) as “a major intellectual figure of the French and European Left,” André Gorz was often treated rather less kindly during his lifetime by those who might easily have been his friends and allies...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michael Higgins This article looks at the development and utility of celebrity among high-profile political interviewers. Offering the revised description “public inquisitor,” the article presents an overview of the rise of the political interviewer as a celebrity form of the “tribune of the people...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 357–382.
Published: 01 November 2010
... connections among people, money, discourses, and emotions that developed around this specific case: relations that range from solidarity activities to the discursive practices of journalists and dislocated officials of international organizations. On a more abstract level, the emerging contradictions between...