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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... logocentrism and Joyce of Dionysian muthos . Parallels as well as differences in these authors' works are examined to illuminate the figure of the dictator and the theme of political theology, and to reveal the deep affinity between Schmitt and totalitarianism on the one hand and Joyce and radical and plural...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Mark Featherstone Abstract In the first part of this article on Žižek's recent book Pandemic! I show how he develops a political theology of the spirit through a discussion of social distancing. In this argument Žižek connects the idea of physical distance to the biblical story of the resurrection...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... ultimate ends rituals political theology Few would object that modern politics in capitalist democracies excludes religion. As a doctrine and a practice, religion is seen as one of many subfields in society that deal with private, not public concerns. Complex state machineries appear...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... manhunt not as a political art but as an activity circumscribed by the domain of the oikos within the despotic economy ( Aristotle 1995 : 20). In this sense, the Bible mobilizes the “economic” power of the Aristotelian despot under the sign of political theology. Chamayou, however, insists that a very...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., in order to pave the way for the consumption of his physical body and the final consummation of his political theology of luxury, which was always directed toward the escape from the thingness of the body. But in the interval between the fire and his suicide, Nero constructed his Golden House, which...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 July 2015
... technological society transcends what it is possible to think of in classical sociology. Thanks to some very fine work by contemporary theologians—John Milbank’s Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason (2005) being a game changer in the emergence of postsecular political theology—it is now...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
...) “economic theology,” itself a clarification and critique of Carl Schmitt’s (2005) “political theology.” For Agamben, modern forms of Western government are not based on the notion of a “lost” sovereign authority but rather rely on a perpetual deferral of ultimate authority and therefore responsibility...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... that the universalization of social space can only take place through identification with the real embodied by its current limit cases. For Žižek this process of universalization might be accomplished through reference to Christian politics. His argument is that this branch of theology relies on the rootless state...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... hypertechnological times ( James 2006 ). Such claims suggest that Virilio is merely attempting to apply familiar philosophical paradigms to a much changed historical situation and that other, more significant thinkers have done this both in more depth and with more political acuity. 1 Thus Virilio, it might seem...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... through them” (1953: 13). Hegel’s theory of history is idealist, teleological, based on philosophical anthropology, dialectical, and, despite the orientation of the Hegel discussion over many years, oriented more toward economics, or political economics, than toward theology. The key to his position...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Heidegger, Baudrillard brings out the basic solidarity between the theological and humanist viewpoints, their common concern being to keep life and death tidily separated: “Life is life, and death is always death.” 4 Theology and humanism both conceive life as an identity entirely unrelated to death...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
... object has been produced. Man is very rarely, as man, that on which the tech no logical operation is carried out. Most often, it is only in rare, serious and dangerous or destructive cases that man is the direct object of technical operations, as in surgery, war, or ethnic or political struggles...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to the experience of the war and the related “exhaustion of political ideologies” (1984: 224–26), but here I locate the origins of contemporary Luciferianism precisely in the experience of this worldwide calamity. In my reading it is at that particular moment in history that the first seed of our “age of disruption...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... God. Through this concept, Christianity has sought to reconcile a transcendent God that is inoperative in relation to the existing world, and a savior/redeemer as the ruler of the world. In this sense, Christian theology is not only political but also economic-managerial from the start ( Agamben 2011...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... a legacy that includes some of the most prescient, penetrating, and provocative commentary on the cultures and politics of our age. His oeuvre spans more than fifty books and hundreds of articles. Almost no aspect of Western culture, particularly those aspects contemporaneous with his own life, escaped...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
... simply to encourage an economy of lesser violence that would order the relations that make up community, politics, and religion in the postsecular world; the auto-reject also offers to thought a dynamic and mobile site of agency that rejects not only its positioning and predicates with respect...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Peter Sloterdijk Peter Sloterdijk first presented the following text as his inaugural lecture for the Chaire Emmanuel Levinas, March 4, 2005 at the University of Strasbourg. To a certain extent, it bears homage to that great thinker of the complex Other. However, other than taking a political...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of politics and destroying the foundations of citizenship, as understood since the Greeks. As a result, television and the wider “televisual” program industries have become the central political issue within our societies. 2. In the language of Simondon, sociation is the process of trans-individuation...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2021
... must not let theology distract from the political situation of the present. We must, therefore, understand the culture of the virus politically, and this is why endless lockdown and endless confinement is not an option. One cannot hide away forever. On the subject of confinement, Levy...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Techniques: Conceptual Inertia and the Parasitic Materialities of Ontologization .” Cultural Politics 10 ( 3 ): 373 – 88 . Wurst Karin , 2005 . Fabricating Pleasure: Fashion, Entertainment, and Cultural Consumption in Germany, 1780–1830 . Detroit : Wayne State University Press...