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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Jodi Dean What is the political impact of networked communications technologies? I argue that as communicative capitalism they are profoundly depoliticizing. The argument, first, conceptualizes the current political-economic formation as one of communicative capitalism. It then moves to emphasize...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Richard Kahn; Douglas Kellner We argue that the continued growth of the Internet, both as a form of mainstream media and as a tool for organizing democratic social interactions, requires that Internet politics be retheorized from a standpoint that is both critical and reconstructive. While we...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 267–276.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Armitage; Ryan Bishop; Mark Featherstone; Douglas Kellner Although neither a cultural philosophy nor a political theory, the concept of cultural politics emerged, as we conceive it, decades ago in a time when it was often argued that the study of culture and the academic discipline of cultural...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jenny Stümer The escalating death tolls of migrants seeking to enter Europe are a dramatic testimony to the cynical, dehumanizing, and violent fortification of the European Union, whereby refugees and asylum seekers have become the emblematic figures of contemporary political exclusion. Rather than...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
...John Armitage © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 While the term cultural politics of luxury may be employed, generally, to denote all cultural and political features of the study of luxury, and as such may be taken to include the varied cultural and political ways in which luxury...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... even as it focuses on the conceptual question of how to think media environmentally and the political problem of how to live with the consequences of mediation predicated on resource extraction. Three decades of media-theoretical research and art practice on technologically constituted worlds have...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that ephemeral political acts in Chile’s capital, Santiago, not only transformed the city into a fraught political landscape during Allende’s government but also became important markers of resistance and political association during the Pinochet dictatorship. Trumper couples spatial analysis...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., on the face of it, but over the course of time, and as more and more has been learned about the extent and modes of killing, the Madres' simple request that their children be returned alive has become “queer,” 5 part of a politics of calling up the past, of conjuring with specters. 6 The mothers make...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 July 2009
... representations of Māori are highly politicized. Due to a complex range of social, political, economic, and historical factors, Māori have had limited access to modes of cultural production in Aotearoa (it would take eight years for another Māori-made film to emerge after the film version of Once Were Warriors...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clare Birchall While the choice between secrecy and transparency has political and cultural salience, this paper questions the logic of such an opposition. Through a consideration of the different attitudes towards secrecy embedded in the Bush and Obama administrations, this paper argues that both...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Geofrey Craig This article explores the increasing politicization of “lifestyles” and outlines an understanding of the concept of “lifestyle politics.” This is conducted through a case-study discussion of protest actions against the upgrading of the electricity grid on the north island of New...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and contingent political contexts. The book's title is derived from the chorus of the classic 1982 rap track “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (“Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge / I'm trying not to lose my head / It's like a jungle sometimes / It makes me wonder how I keep...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Nicholas Gamso This essay considers the political efficacy of hip-hop, as genre and as lifestyle, three decades after it emerged from the South Bronx and as its artists and cultural critics variously mourn, endure, and embrace its institutionalization. I look at three recent critical works on hip...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2005
...John Armitage; Ryan Bishop; Douglas Kellner © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 Welcome to the first issue of Cultural Politics, a new international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, co-edited by the authors of this editorial and assisted in its aims and scope both...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of 1968, but we have little understanding of their often subterranean influence on the shape of cultural politics since the 1970s. This essay examines the historical case, and then tries to chart the path of Mao’s influence on educational reform, cultural and community activism, and legislative change...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of sustainable consumption Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea! —Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” In public and academic debate, the cultural politics of food continues to be a powerful if conflicting site where forms of state policy, as well...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to political schism and sensual temptation, Pandolfo’s Impasse of the Angels: Scenes from a Moroccan Space of Memory (1997) draws on Derridean deconstruction and the Moroccan oral tradition in order to introduce fitna as a rhetorical figure designating “the danger [in] the fictional/illusionary play...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... forms. It has allowed him most recently to develop an embryonic critique of political economy, focused on technological and libidinal practices of consumerism. His technological analysis of contemporary reality, buttressed by “technological” readings of Marx and Freud, are important in this context. I...
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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 (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... political change is unlikely to occur. The article revisits Marcuse’s 1945 essay and his reading of the poetry of Charles Baudelaire and Paul Eluard. It begins by relating Marcuse’s interest in love poetry to the work of other critical theorists who see a radical role for aesthetics and the pursuit...