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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Elspeth Probyn This article reframes fisheries sustainability as a matter of production and consumption. It argues that only a more-than-human approach that takes seriously the entanglement of all oceanic entities—fish, fishers, water—can tackle the sustainability of fish. In order to bring this to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Ann Brooks; Lionel Wee In this article, we identify two models of consumer culture: the more familiar appeasement model where the “customer is king,” as well as a less established and recently emergent achievement model where the consumer’s efforts in consummating the act of consumption are lauded...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Jonathan Faiers Disruptive luxury is a recent addition to the lexicon of luxury. Understood as both a practical and philosophical antidote to luxury’s entrenched patterns of production and consumption, the term disruptive is proving to be as indeterminate as the word luxury itself, with its complex...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... informational capitalism. If, as Terranova argues, free labor is characterized by exhaustion—due to the lack of means by which this labor can sustain itself—why are millions of people still sustaining a commitment to such pervasive modes of unremunerated work? To formulate an answer to this question, I first...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... current critical discussions of luxury and inequality. Since the 1990s, anthropology has seen a boom in consumption and material culture studies coterminous with the rise of identity politics and its celebration of diversity. In anthropological theory, as well, linking consumption to identity has stolen...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Clive W. Kronenberg The triumphs and continuity of the Cuban revolution in large measure can be attributed to the close bond that exists between political and cultural practice on the island. Emblematic of Cuban politics, key aspects of Ernesto Che Guevara's revolutionary thought find expression in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of luxus, which is beyond the relative luxury we might associate with the possession of this or that object, in the contemporary context of global capitalism. I explore neoliberal capitalism, where consumption is endless, through reference to Georges Bataille’s The Accursed Share , where economy is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... practices are funded, charity circulates in a system of value. As Jean Baudrillard (1981 : 112) recognized: “In consumption generally, economic exchange value (money) is converted into sign exchange value (prestige, etc.); but this operation is still sustained by the alibi of use value.” The used commodity...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... impact on the environment and sustainability that is likely, in time, to provide the strongest case for a return to a morally prohibitive view of luxury. Immoral behavior already arises from the wealth required to sustain luxury consumption. Francesca Gino and Lamar Pierce’s (2009 : 142...
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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 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...-hop: Paul Gilroy's 2011 Darker than Blue , which sees in the genre empty posturing and codes of conspicuous consumption; the 2012 edition of Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal's anthology That's the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader , which with a wide array of essays and interviews seeks to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... levels of responsiveness and loftier heights of sophistication, producing better, more diverse cultural commodities for us to pick and choose from. But it is even better than that. For Postrel the marketplace democratizes culture and allows us all to become, in our consumption practices, almost like...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Dovidio 2017) . Attention has also been directed at the representational practices of the super-rich. These are also marked by continuities and changes over time. If the conspicuous consumption and performances of affluence identified by Veblen ([1899] 1994) have transformed in an era of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Gregory Clancey This article is one step toward an urban history of the United States that foregrounds “emergency” as a clearing device. American cities were strategically targeted during the sustained mid-twentieth century depression and war by a complex of groups – the Federal government...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... forms. It has allowed him most recently to develop an embryonic critique of political economy, focused on technological and libidinal practices of consumerism. His technological analysis of contemporary reality, buttressed by “technological” readings of Marx and Freud, are important in this context. I...
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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 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... about the rising costs of health care, housing, education, and transportation on the one hand, and the collapse of pension funds and increases in layoffs and unemployment on the other. How they conceptualize consumption, in other words, has less to do with actual practices than it does with a specific...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
...-hand and already present in the depths. (To allude at this stage to the Medusan dynamic of the neo-realist practice of disclosure [ Enthüllung ], which becomes manifest only later, we shall permit ourselves the remark that where prophets and apostles of the real begin to speak, the martyrs of the real...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... ; Doctorow 2008 ; Griffith 2012b) . For example, Cory Doctorow (2010 : 10) imagines a bleak world where society “treats humans as objects to be scanned, managed, and regimented,” which results from uncritical technological consumption. As an antidote, Make contributors champion practices of making in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... authoritarianism, the author calls for the primacy of a cultural politics in which learning is linked to social change and pedagogy is embraced as a moral and political practice that takes place in a wide range of cultural sites. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a...