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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 495–497.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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, chapter 4 links the concept...
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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 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... distinct in the first place. The rise of the computer game as an emergent cultural form calls for an approach to cultural theory that might emerge organically out of the experience of game play. In an era in which many aspects of everyday life seem increasingly game-like, one might well ask what relation...
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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 thing is...
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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
... for playful exploration and creative learning. It was a lesson Apple learned. As Michael Noer points out, Jobs’s iPad is “a powerful computer that an illiterate six-year-old can use without instruction” (quoted in Isaacson 2011 : 498); it really is a computer “for children of all ages” to play with...
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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 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This article offers an introduction to the German concept of Kulturtechniken (cultural techniques), with a special focus on the term’s multilayered semantic career, as well as on the way old notions of Kultur are at play in the concept. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... specific role and operation in relation to contemporary representations of incarceration. In particular, the article considers the figure of the incarcerated informant. The incarcerated criminal or informant plays a complex role as both subversive other and purveyor of truth and as such constitutes an...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... .” Fibreculture Journal , no. 5 , five.fibreculturejournal.org/fcj-024-a-playful-multitude-mobilising-and-counter-mobilising-immaterial-game-labour . de Peuter Greig Dyer-Witheford Nick . 2009 . “ Empire@Play: Virtual Games and Global Capitalism .” ctheory.net , May 13 , www.ctheory.net...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., respectively, the plays by Schiller and Kleist engage in the discursive construction of an emphatic sense of heimat (home), either by way of creating the new sentiment of homesickness (originally called nostalgia ) or by advocating the complete destruction of the very home territory you are trying to defend...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Patricia Mooney Nickel Although the charity thrift shop is typically treated as an apolitical nonprofit entity, it plays a significant cultural and political role in the contemporary practice of governing. In this article, I am concerned with how well-being is distributed through the governance of...
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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 2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
... profit; posthumanism that recognizes universal entanglements; attention to the role technology plays in all spheres of inquiry; and, increasingly, sensors that produce a surplus of sensibility. This article argues that open-endedness, or possibility, has to be coupled with a palliative care brought to...
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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...