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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Harald Wydra Modern politics dogmatically separates politics from religion, the state from promises of salvation. This article makes a case for the fundamentally political nature of transcendence. It argues that the changing relationships between authority and salvation depend on culturally crafted...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 296–312.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Robert E. D'Souza The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the most recent global art biennale, was launched in Kochi in the state of Kerala, India, in 2012. This essay considers the “biennale effect,” locating it within India's recent history of radical political modernization and in the context of the state's...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Malcolm Miles Metabolism was an important Japanese movement in architecture in the postwar period, drawing on both international modernism and elements of Japanese vernacular building. Like international modernism, Metabolism addressed both building design and urban planning; it used new...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... communicatively fluent societies. They represent the modernization of political culture guided by communicative rationality, paralleling the accelerated modernization of globalization. This view is elaborated and modified by an interpretation based on a philosophy of history as recurrence or “metempsychosis...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Michael M.J. Fischer Three forms of narrative heuristics are identified and explored in the search for political inclusiveness, robustness, and legitimacy: (1) environmental topics: toxics and the need for second-order or reflexive institutions of modernization; water and the need for getting...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Julian Reid What are the politics of Gilles Deleuze's study of cinematic modernity? In film studies, the discipline that formally assumes cinema as its object, Deleuze's concepts have been used to explore the processes by which national identities have been historically constructed and...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of the conditions that gave rise to the term in the first place, for “political theology” is specifically associated with the legal/political theorist Carl Schmitt, who says that “all significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts not only because of their...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... individual reduces politics to a matter of subjectivity. In his discussion of modernity and literary form, Sauri (2010 : 411) unpacks this logic: Insofar as what the reader/beholder sees is determined entirely by his or her standpoint (the position, that is, from which he or she is able to view the object...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the same token, it becomes possible to distinguish religion and faith. Not all faith is religion and not all religion is faithful. The article draws on Foucault, discussing the possibility of a “political spirituality” outside the religious domain, as a profane, modern political gesture that cannot be...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... In writing on singularity one is condemned to polyvocity ( Sloterdijk 1993b: 62 ). That is why for Lyotard the essay is a micropolitical tactic. Given its hyperbolic quality and Sloterdijk’s characterization of politics after modernity as hyperpolitics, the essay is a hyperpolitical genre...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... more general conception of politics as a subsection in the technique of climatology. Shaking to its core the metaphysical and ultimately fascist grounding of the notion of the human – think of the Blut und Boden , “Blood and Soil” ideology – Sloterdijk adds another chapter to his seminal Spheres...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Marx's own notions of political economy, see Schivelbusch 1986 : 132–33.) In “Weird and Wonderful Tales of Modern Social Decadence,” the Italian communist Amadeo Bordiga (1956) had already identified many of Virilio's core concerns: a misplaced faith in technology and a fetishistic relationship to...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... democratic political community that has been most strongly associated with modernity, in the South as well as in the North. People have been prepared to die for the nation and in the twentieth century it has functioned as the basis for the social relations that have sustained regulation and redistribution by...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 265–280.
Published: 01 November 2006
... regarded as a key mission for academic administrators outside the circle of elite research universities, most centered in the US. It also provides a summary longue duree genealogy for cultural studies and argues that the project we now name cultural studies developed on terrain upon which the politics of...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Paul Graham; Allan Luke This article uses critical discourse analysis to analyze material shifts in the political economy of communications. It examines texts of major corporations to describe four key changes in political economy: (1) the separation of ownership from control; (2) the separation of...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Mike Gane Abstract Two very substantial new books by Slavoj Žižek were published in early 2020; they are at two different ends of the spectrum that runs from obscure Hegelian-Lacanian philosophical reflections ( Sex and the Failed Absolute ) to uninhibited short Maoist-Leninist political...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 343–357.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the internal colony foregrounded alliances with struggles for national liberation abroad, articulated through an internationalist and Third Worldist position. This essay is a critical evaluation of the theory of the internal colony as a political perspective, its use and circulation within militant...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 346–366.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and outside the body, and explores how bodies labeled “obese” consume their political, economic, and material environments. This approach is termed affective political ecology . The authors’ aim is to draw attention to how the entanglements between the physiological and social aspects of eating tend...
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Published: 01 November 2012
Figure 3   “Cloud Perspective: Rectilinear,” 1894. John Ruskin, Modern Painters , vol. 5, plate 64 Figure 3 . “Cloud Perspective: Rectilinear,” 1894. John Ruskin, Modern Painters, vol. 5, plate 64 More
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Sjoerd Van Tuinen This essay serves as an introduction both to this special issue and to the works of Peter Sloterdijk. It starts out from the opposition between the critical and the affirmative projects in modern philosophy. It is my intent to demonstrate how Sloterdijk displaces this opposition...