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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 315–325.
Published: 01 November 2017
... poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” ([1883] 2002). While there were a few printed posters designed by Shepard Fairey, most art, costumes, and banners were individually made and focused on positions in solidarity. As the group gained critical mass, we had nowhere to go except outside...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... paint for us an accurate picture of what a contemporary anti-utopian looks like. For Gray’s position, it appears, is that utopian beliefs lead to ridicule at best and totalitarian violence at worst. In this essay I shall argue that this position ignores many nuances of utopian thought that operate today...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... selected artists, practices, and products, and nascent spectacular global capitalism (including some of spectacle’s “technical means of production,” such as perspectival representations). Drawing on elements of the well-known critique of spectacle developed by Guy Debord, the essay posits a tradition, or...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to modern times is reviewed. Based on an elaboration of the significant positive and negative consequences of the production and consumption of luxuries, the moral standing of contemporary luxury and the questions it raises for the super-rich are discussed. The author argues that the moral standing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
... adopting Asian culturalist positions that redrew conflict positions from that of capitalism versus communism to that of Asians versus Westerners. The two categories of transnationalism and sexuality are queried, and they demonstrate the pastiche and ambivalence inherent in the films, confronting Western...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... fantasy.” The article concludes by examining the position of the audience in relation to this process. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 The populations of affluent Western European countries are quick to assume that those outside the West are driven by a desire to gain entry to it and that, once...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 317–328.
Published: 01 November 2005
... investigates personalized postcolonial identity through reference to colonialism, geographies, histories, political positions, and cultural affiliations. Artwork is used as a space within which to interrogate personal and collective relationships to South African British colonial history and its current...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Tom Rockmore The aim of this article is threefold. To begin with, I sketch in outline form some main aspects of Hegel’s theory of history. Second, I will consider in some detail its relation to theology, which is an important theme for his position in general, including his view of history. Finally...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... emancipation of Western civilization from “the dogmatic opportunism of the real as power-of-the-base-from-below” toward “a free-moving position intermediate between the heavy and antigravitational tendencies.” Economically, the ending of scarcity ( Entknappung ) and, technologically, the exoneration...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... neoliberalism is the production of subject positions available for redeployment. The disciplined worker and consumer-citizen of the social welfare state are reformatted under neoliberal ideology as the shopaholic and incorrigible criminal. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Neoliberalism capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 161–182.
Published: 01 July 2008
... reshaped especially by Williams, Gramsci, Bourdieu, and Foucault. Taking the concept of governmentality, he distinguishes his position sharply from the dualistic tendency of traditional cultural studies. His revisionist project is to bring our attention to the relations between culture and governmental...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... politics is actually just another form of the liberalism of Habermas and Rawls that she positions her theory against. The article then explores the potential digital media hold for making affirmative, affective, hyperpolitical interventions in specific contents and singular situations. In particular it...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . To this phobic object are contrasted the masculine virtues of totality, universality, and the absolute. On the other hand, then, in its immateriality or its accumulative finitude, philosophy also imagines a positive knowledge. Yet the archive needs be recognized as a site at, through, or around which...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... proliferation of this new breed of expert arises out of a particular set of historic conditions, namely the rise of and recent challenges to neo-liberalism. Specifically, it explores the role of the celebrity expert as cultural intermediary at a time when objective and subjective class positions do not...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., typical 1960s' phenomena as examples of unproductive expenditure, the question of the eventual fate of the cultural revolution is explored. The article analyzes 1980s' and 1990s' phenomena as the unintended results of what the 1960s initiated. Finally, we suggest some positive lessons that can be utilized...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... minorities that find themselves precariously positioned at the peripheries of national cultures. In both cases, the understanding of the political in Deleuze's studies has been reduced to the struggles between nations and their minorities. This paper argues in contrast that understanding and fulfilling the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 206–225.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Thierry Bardini; Thierry Bardini; Thierry Bardini; Thierry Bardini With questions addressing ideas central to Virno’s thinking as they relate to prominent trends in critical theories over the past decades, this interview helps illuminate Virno’s position as an engaged intellectual and the continued...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... radical cultural politics in terms of philistinism. For this purpose, it articulates a more positive, critical, and dialectical notion of philistinism and the destruction and hatred of art. It does so by looking into essential work done by Fredric Jameson in the early 1990s regarding the crucial presence...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Luciferian aspiration achieved hegemonic dominance to occupy the core of cultural life. We are now in a position to look back on Rothko’s Chapel and ask ourselves if, in this newly dawned Age of Light, there still is, as the painter seems to have suggested, a dark side, a zone of inner, hidden depth, and if...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
... necessary mediator, and its very nationalist “excess” established the “normal” popular music today. As the “new” Serbia attempts to purge the nationalist and criminal elements of the nineties, turbo-folk “vanishes” and is positioned into the nationalist pathology of Serbia in the nineties. I argue that this...