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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 495–497.
Published: 01 November 2012
... book then moves on to examine the relationship between video game theory and practice, arguing that one should pay attention to the specific materialities involved in video game play. Chapter 3 examines how space is constructed as a form of logistics in flight simulators. Following this discussion...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... becomes play. Work demands not just one's mind and body but also one's soul. You have to be a team player . Your work has to be creative, inventive, playful – ludic, but not ludicrous. Work becomes a gamespace, but no games are freely chosen any more. Not least for children, who, if they are to be the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... bombsite–demolition site as an accidental or purposeful playground for children added to the vacillating meanings of these ruined landscapes, as they signaled both the destructive power of modern industrial violence and the resilient and resourceful power of children and play to reconstitute and repair...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Bart Simon; Darren Wershler This article considers Minecraft , one of the most widely played and popular video games of all time, with over 100 million copies sold. Minecraft is an open-ended strategy game about material logistics, governance, and world building. It is also about a nostalgic...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... ongoing Tribunal of Inquiry into Payments to Politicians in Ireland shows how tribunals are theaters in which the politician appears as a recurrence of a Trickster archetype adept at negotiating and playing this liminal and changing context. Tribunals struggle not so much to eradicate and replace...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 July 2005
... and other factors play their part. This conclusion is reached through the detailed study of three UK arts prizes. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 Reporting on the dinner given for the winner of the UK's Booker Prize for literature, the journalist David Robson wrote: Of course, the whole...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... globalization – that prevent the death of either one – present a conflict that is of, against, within, and eluding the grasp of the dominant order in a continuous play of antagonism, destruction, mixture, tension, translation, and fissure. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Baudrillard terrorism...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... perspectives are probed: cultural politics ; cultural media histories ; the emotional excess ( jouissance, petit à ) of cultural politics; and the deep play mode of aesthetic judgement formed between the practical and ethical, between political economy and expressive art (including political drama), and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Sas Mays The overall remit of this article concerns a philosophical contextualization of Badiou’s antipathy toward the capitalist status quo, as it is played out in the denigration of the “encyclopaedia.” The article argues that this object marks an extension of the phonocentric idealism of Western...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... necessarily coincide. The social anxieties that arise as a con sequence sees the domination of the market as an economic and cultural space in which such anxieties are increasingly played out. This allows questions to be posed that consider the proliferation of the celebrity expert, their role as tastemakers...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and perseverance. At a time when the postrevolutionary public sphere is saturated with heated debates around Tunisian national identity, propelled by fantasies of purity and virile filiation, Bouzid’s bastard characters serve, the author argues, not only to warp and reclaim the political playing field...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... “A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages” (1972) opens with a picture of two children playing with their connected Dynabooks and emphasizes throughout the idea of a tablet for playful exploration and creative learning. It was a lesson Apple learned. As Michael Noer points out, Jobs’s iPad is “a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Lambert Wiesing The aim of this article is to introduce the idea of a phenomenology of luxury. The thesis is that luxury cannot be a characteristic of things or of actions, but that it arises through a private aesthetic experience, which can be identified as a functional equivalent to play as it is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 244–262.
Published: 01 July 2018
... normale supérieure (Jacques-Alain Miller, François Régnault, Alain Grosrichard and Jean-Claude Milner), with the participation of Alain Badiou in its later stages, the journal accorded great importance to Jacques Lacan and to psychoanalysis in general. But it also played a role in Althusser’s political...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... political analysis of the plutocrats who are playing at being ordinary “winners,” or what it calls normcore plutocrats. Analyzing the symbolic and material contexts of these two images, it considers the physical context of the lift within Trump Tower; the tangled web of relationships uniting the men in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... author argues that these representations play a central role in the reproduction of the Western professional middle class, and in the cultural constitution of a global middle class — professional, affluent, urban, and affiliated by an aesthetic regime of civility that transcends national borders. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Aeron Davis This piece takes a close look at top CEOs in the United Kingdom. CEOs are not only among the ranks of today’s super-rich, they have played a vital part in the evolution of an economic system that supports the super-rich generally. As the article argues, they have done this in two key...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Cathy Hannabach In this article I analyze the gender, racial, sexual, and national ideologies at play in the incarceration and forced sterilization of HIV-positive Haitian refugees at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in the 1990s. Focusing on legal and medical technologies—specifically asylum law and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Vikki Bell; Mario di Paolantonio The article considers the role that contemporary visual art and activist-artists have played in transitional Argentina, beginning from the premise that they might be understood as involved in the staging of a wide-ranging shift implied by the term transition. We...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... rationality. Third, I show how such practices of market commensuration depend on a range of evaluative devices that create environments of equivalence and hierarchical difference, explicating how these devices have come to play an increasingly important role in contemporary digital culture. I then discuss a...