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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 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 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 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 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the positioning of subjects toward, as well as by, the media and the epistemological question of what the object of media studies is. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 violence media studies McLuhan film media education Above all, the mental and physical health of those pupils was...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Cathy Hannabach In this article I analyze the gender, racial, sexual, and national ideologies at play in the incarceration and forced sterilization of HIV-positive Haitian refugees at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in the 1990s. Focusing on legal and medical technologies—specifically asylum law and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Mark Poster Hardt and Negri’s Empire contains dystopian gestures toward information technology. In this essay I examine these aspects of their important work, without ignoring their more positive understandings of the topic. I hope to sustain three arguments about networked digital information...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
... surveyed – the expert, the reporter and the witness – with the third focused upon since it has increasingly become an expressed self-identity or ideology of anthropological research within scenes of intervention. Witnessing offers a return to a position of a kind of disinterestedness following on the binds...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... heritage business has become increasingly interested in exploiting public curiosity towards the remains of recent conflict. This article positions current work about bunkers within the context of postwar debates surrounding modernist aesthetics – minimalism in art, brutalism in architecture – and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... positions fail to understand their own relation not only to secrecy itself, but also to each other. They are caught, that is, within the same commonsensical idea of the secret: one that assumes the secret is secreted away, waiting to be exposed. By introducing a third term – Jacques Derrida's “unconditional...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... positions House/boat within the artist's sustained experimentation with discourses of memorialization and monumentality as established through nationalist historiography, it emphasizes House/boat 's specific address to the nation in the wake of the traumatic events that marked 1992–3; during which the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... problematization of the conventional spectrum of left and right political positions. Referring to the work of Marx, Max Weber, Michel Foucault, and Gilbert Simondon, Stiegler characterizes his account of cultural capitalism in relation to his critique of the philosophy of technology. He talks about how his more...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
... positions. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 Enlightenment humanism technology Simondon genetic encyclopaedism We all know what the expression “(The) Enlightenment” refers to. On the one hand, it conjures up those French philosophers and scientists who penned the first Encyclopedia. On...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., a middle ground is sought. To this end I introduce the mediating models perspective. Further, Baudrillard's example of how his position on modeling may be applied is directed at models of communication, specifically Roman Jakobson's poetic model and, in particular, my interest is in how Baudrillard...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 111–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
... music pedagogies and outline a four-year experiment in developing a pedagogical experience economy to illustrate a theoretical position informed by John Dewey’s theory of experience, Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of habitus and capital, and recent work in economic geography on epistemic communities. We argue...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Phillip Roberts In Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 , Gilles Deleuze posits a huge change in the nature of cinematic time in the postwar years. In “Postscript on the Societies of Control,” he also claims to identify a change in power relations and control strategies that takes in a number of other media...
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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...