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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Douglas Kellner © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Zygmunt Bauman can be viewed as an exemplary public intellectual engaging key theoretical, ethical, and political issues of the epoch. In particular, in a series of articles and books that sketch out a postmodern turn in society, theory, culture...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., L'Immatériel. Connaissance, valeur et capital (2003) , which will be published next year in English translation by Seagull Press. That work constitutes a long meditation on the implications of a postmodern capitalism presenting itself as a “knowledge economy” or “knowledge society” ( Wissensgesellschaft...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Matthew Flisfeder This article examines the rise of the alt-right and Donald Trump’s successful campaign for president of the United States in the context of three overlapping contradictions: that of subversion in postmodern culture and politics, that between the democratic and commercial logics of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Robert Hassan This article argues that “evolution” in the production of mass cultural forms has become stalled in our postmodern, networked, and neoliberalized society. Popular cultural forms have historically developed and evolved in dialectical relationship with capitalism. This produced forms...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Jean-François Lyotard In this essay, Jean-François Lyotard revisits the question of the postmodern in relation to the “foundation crisis” in the mathematical sciences, arguing that this crisis should be conceived not in terms of the establishment of the foundations of scientific discourses but in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the shops. This speaks loudly of the current condition of subjectivity in a postpolitical era dominated by neoliberalism and liberal postmodernism. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 urban riots consumer culture postpolitics libidinal drive subjectivity In August 2011 “riots” erupted across...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... postmodernity (see Bauman 1987 , 1991 , 1992a , 1992b , 1993 , 1995 , 1997 ). For many, Bauman remains the world’s foremost advocate of the idea of ambivalence, and his work on post-modernity has been one of the single most influential examinations of that cultural and political phenomenon. Anybody...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
...-Sarriera (1999) , two long-time collaborators (Gray, Mentor, and Figueroa-Sarriera 1995) , and his single-authored books Postmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict (1997) and Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age ( 2002 ). Through these works and related critical essays on anarchism and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
... spite of the general decline of the “postmodernism” to which Lyotard's name is so often—and so problematically—attached. Far from dating itself with the passage of supposed scholarly fads, the richness and variety of Lyotard's thinking is perhaps only coming more fully into view now that some common...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... identities, flexible hierarchies, and plural exchanges through modulating networks of command” (ibid.: xiii). Empire is then postmodern but it is also, as they argue, virtual. For Hardt and Negri, empire “appears in the form of a very high tech machine: it is virtual” (ibid.: 39). They metaphorically...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... intellectual history that runs from Aristotle to Žižek, with most of the big beards being nodded at along the way. The argument rotates around the question of utopia, and broadly adopts what might now be called the standard “postmodern” diagnosis. That is to say, as soon as we attempt to bring imagination into...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... your spread of vision at the optician’s office. Bauman’s spread of vision is undeniably vast, and the liquid modernity franchise has enabled him to cruise across his transoceanic realm at will, rather in the spirit of the flaneur in his earlier manifestation as a postmodern wanderer. However, is liquid...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
... only apparent opposition to “discourse” is already an attempt to negotiate this “Parmenidean” issue. These questions far exceed the scope of any historical account, as indeed did those raised by The Postmodern Condition , the dominant reception of which (guided, perhaps, by Fredric Jameson's...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
... capsule, in its individualised atmosphere is integrated in the now self-organising micro-units of capital. —Scott Lash, “Deforming the Figure: Topology and the Social Imaginary” Nearly ten years after the publication of The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge ([1979] 1984), 7 Lyotard (1987...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and a determination to care for others when times are hard and it would be easier to walk away. This is, I think, how Bauman’s project focused on the transformation of solid into liquid modernity emerged from his earlier books, including Postmodern Ethics (1993). While these earlier books are often...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 July 2009
... “postmodern tradition” that “generally assumes that reality is essentially pluralistic by nature, arguing that everybody interprets reality in his own way and that everybody creates his own hybrid analysis” (p. 15). Before considering the limitations of such a “cultural studies/postmodern” approach I would...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 381–384.
Published: 01 November 2013
... find a pure “outside” to a postmodern capitalism marked by its pervasiveness. However, they suggest that the ethos of postmodern capitalism is becoming turned on itself, for in stirring up notions of unbounded freedom, the capitalist class (Hoofd's speed-elite) places itself in an increasingly...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... First we call in at the nearest town – a strange collection of postmodern office blocks with mirror glass façades, slightly resembling the kind of urban vision that a child might have if given glitzy building blocks to play with instead of traditional painted wooden blocks. We are taken past a lake with...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... fixated on a handful of concepts – most notably “postmodernism,” “simulation,” and “hyperreality” – which are more often than not deployed in a somewhat gestural manner that is both allusive and elusive; and it is invariably presented as a “closed” reading, attributed to a cadre of devotees who are, for...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., Leon Trotsky, and Vladimir Lenin, or the Frankfurt School) or the cultural critique of postmodernism, or a combination of the two, as can be found in the work of Fredric Jameson (see Kellner 1989 ). Anderson admitted his difficulty with neoliberalism and with Baudrillard (whom he found was the major...