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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... are harboring their own little dreams and hopes, their own little utopias. The meaning systems may succeed in capturing and overcoding some of the energy and potential in those little worlds, and the little utopianists may, once in a while, choose to live in the system’s atmosphere, but the bulk of their human...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 7 An anonymous Weibo user adapts the Tank Man meme using the popular and familiar graphic iconography of the characters in the Angry Birds game. Using popular images increases the shareability among users and potentially children. Attributed to Weibo Figure 7. An anonymous Weibo user More
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Published: 01 March 2013
of the people,” as Karl Marx asserted, but it still, in some cases, sees it as a potential source of instability. (Photo: Hainan Province) Figure 6 . In many ways, searching for the vestiges of traditional Chinese society is still easier in rural areas than in big cities, where life is increasingly modernized More
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Sarah Hamblin This essay argues that the conditions of contemporary finance capitalism have exhausted the revolutionary potential of political modernist aesthetics. The global ’68 conjuncture generated many of the fundamental concepts that continue to underscore how contemporary radical film...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in historicity, negativity, and presence, and flag its potentially authoritarian impulses, this essay seeks to reframe Bazin's ontological project as a question of cinema's sense (rather than its essence) to mobilize a different set of conclusions that may in fact prove to restore faith in the digital image...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ontological analysis of study as a state of educational potentiality, we explore its political and economic dimensions through a psychoanalytic-Marxist framework. In particular, we draw upon Marxist notions of reification to understand how learning and debt are lived by the student, and in turn, how Jacques...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... flights of autobiography dictated while traveling in automated transport. I argue that in an auto poem like “Wichita Vortex Sutra,” Ginsberg develops a poetic “potentialism” whereby lyric language is made a vehicle for new possibilities and powers of individual feeling and dissent. Combating...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., the reality is that it was always so. In the context of the new articulations of complexity, however, it becomes crucial to develop more imaginative and resonant forms of understanding and dealing with cultural change. Certain possibilities are put forward—though only as possibilities among many potential...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and in the governmental economy of the church. Crucially, love is originally a universal, immanent impulse, which is captured by religion. But if religion is an apparatus of capture, then the profanation of this universal core is possible. Religion cannot fully appropriate or exhaust the virtual potentiality of faith...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Anna-Verena Nosthoff This essay explores the works of German artist Gustav Metzger as a potential response to Theodor W. Adorno’s dictum “Nach Auschwitz ein Gedicht zu schreiben, ist barbarisch” (“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric”). It argues that culture, as understood in the Adornian...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to traditional infrastructural and geological analyses, one oriented less toward the excavation of elements from deep time and the depths of the earth and more toward the conditions in which geologic matter’s potentials are actualized as media. It also opens up a new set of genealogies for investigation...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Aggregating these often separate historical lineages has the potential to enrich the disparate disciplinary knowledges that are bound together here, but there’s more at stake than historiography. These public squares, city walls, building facades, urban archives, and sandy stores where earthen materials...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the “social,” or “sociocultural,” as always affective, and in viewing the significance of landscape in terms of how people define themselves and their relations to the world, this essay explores affect's key role in countering entrenched, predefined systems of thought and feeling and its potential...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 315–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... analysis of archival materials and interviews with organizers of the EC and Black Student Union, I found that the EC organizers’ potentials for supporting revolutionary study were limited by their romanticizing of education, which was coconstituted with subscriptions to modernist imaginaries. Rejecting...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 50–69.
Published: 01 March 2020
... around creativity were driven not only by humanist intents of self-actualization but also by the aim of rendering individual creative potentials productive for both society and economy. Creativity was thus defined in terms of not mere novelty and originality but utility and productivity...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
...) and especially timbre as witnesses and eruptions of the potentiality of the general intellect that can never be properly actualized. By analyzing timbre as a fugitive force that desubjectifies those gathered around music, the author argues that it provides an example of the opening necessary for the subjective...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... saw the film as wholly anti-Semitic and suggested that it identifies the Jew—all Jews—with money. While the author acknowledges the complexity of the subject, he revisits the debate and the film to unpack its ethical/aesthetic intricacy and propose a pathway that can potentially enable us to think...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to understand the phenomenon of human togetherness not in terms of determinate political or territorial forms but as a function of shared spaces (spheres) set up and stretched out through shared living in them. By affirming and potentially informing the ever-renewable possibility of lived extendedness in local...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 212–227.
Published: 01 July 2021
... medium per se, he does express clear reservations on the potential of commercial cinema, the pharmacological critique of which remains to be thought. The challenge of Stiegler's empirical account of consciousness is to avoid falling into the trap of hopeless technical determinism in which a politics...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... at large, efforts to keep it under control became discursively a “war against SARS”; epidemic is a “disease” that invades potentially all the bodies of the entire nation and the state is the only organization that is capable of defeating it. Strategically, the government placed exposed individuals under...