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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Eric Goodfield For most contemporary theorists, the death of postmodern thought as a theoretical impulse and critical divide has become a given. Yet, since the end of the 1990s a variety of important strands of social and political thought—queer theory, feminism, and postcolonialism to name...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... 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, société de la...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... but to 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 (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and 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 (2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., anticipating results and problems in the pursuit of continual development for its own sake. Technoscience, as he puts it in “What Is the Postmodern?,” is “the massive subordination of cognitive statements to the finality of the best possible performance, which is the technological criterion” ( Lyotard 1984...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
... . “ Envisioning Cyborg Bodies: Notes From Current Research. ” In Gray C.H. (ed.), The Cyborg Handbook , pp. 267 – 80 . New York and London : Routledge . Gray C.H. (ed.). 1995 . The Cyborg Handbook . New York and London : Routledge . Gray C.H. 1997 . Postmodern War: The New...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of the multitude see also Montag 1999 I am indebted to Sean Hill for bibliographic suggestions on this question. 11. In a recent defense of the concept of multitude, Negri continues to characterize it as “postmodern” ( Negri 2002 ). For a critique of the concept of multitude in relation to the question...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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 : 8–9) wrote “Re-writing...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
... . New York : Routledge .. Derrida Jacques . 2002 . “ Typewriter Ribbon: Limited Ink (2) .” In Without Alibi , edited and translated by Peggy Kamuf . 71 – 160 . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press .. Jameson Fredric . 1984 . Foreword to The Postmodern Condition: A Report...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Antonio Gramsci, 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...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... written an 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...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
... as a problem that emerges in part within a moment of historical transition, an interval, or gap, between a fractured neoliberal order associated with postmodernity and globalization, and the restless unfolding of a present that is accelerating on a catastrophic trajectory. Yet as a sociohistorical problem...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 considered superior to Bauman’s later...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 July 2009
... methodology” (p. 15), Martens intersperses references to the work of film and cultural studies theorists such as Stuart Hall, Richard Dyer, and Bill Nichols throughout all three parts of the book. Martens thus delivers a so-called cultural studies analysis that follows in the “postmodern tradition...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that the late Steve Jobs and Apple have confronted the contemporary postmodern subject with the negative abyss through the invention of the iPad, the total screen: the screen that is no longer in the living room, the space of the family, but rather possesses the technoself in privacy. Under these conditions...