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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... with actual practices than it does with a specific image of the consumer. Moreover, even as they criticize the consumption of “experiences,” that is of travel, leisure, culture, and spirituality, they too often neglect the fact of the broader commodification and marketization of ever more aspects of daily...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... society and sustainable economy. Nevertheless, luxury consumption continues to expand as it extends from exclusive items for the super-rich to mass luxury for the aspiring middle classes. A blind eye continues to be turned to the injustices of inequality, while the super-rich ease their consciences...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 253–256.
Published: 01 July 2008
... to the production of cosmopolitanism – a term she uses to refer not to a deterritorialized force that is universalizing “the place of no place,” but to particular “ways of ‘worlding’ China, of placing China in a re-imagined world” (p. 112). If consumption is a practice of embodying new identities, Rofel finds...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... species.” Existing tools or tools currently in development, which are generally comparable to computer peripherals, point towards a future in which it will be possible to produce practically all that is necessary and desirable in cooperative or communal workshops; 3 in which it will be possible...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Parker-style wine perfectly matches the requirement of comfortable consumption that characterizes capitalist aesthetics ( Gravina 2012; Grahm 2006 ) and that, in the context of wine making, takes the form of a series of practices aimed at tuning wine into a market-friendly consistency ( Carolan 2011...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of interval , defined by desperate attempts to reboot the global economy and to transform the neoliberal ideological landscape by seeking to blame the masses for their exorbitant consumption while excusing the social irresponsibility of a model of government organized around individualism and the production...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... short-term speculation (on financial, property, and product innovation markets). The production of consumption to sustain this short-term gain cycle via the program industries substitutes marketing-designed desires for new products and services for the processes of the formation of cultural affiliations...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., rendered urgent by the efficiency with which simulacral images and rhetoric serve to produce and sustain a political administration whose terrifying power is effected through visual regimes (i.e. established patterns of production, distribution, and consumption). The workings of simulacral culture...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 135–154.
Published: 01 July 2016
... positioning. The ethical implications and efficacy of the latter are not necessarily more advanced or clearer than those of the former. As thick social fabrics are torn asunder or coaxed into more individualistic pursuits of consumption and well-being, there are no clear visions or practices for how residents...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 175–192.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of capital with living labor that finds in private property and the private sphere the necessary complements to the deprivations of work. Their practices of unwork can be the means for imagining, instead, the modes of labor that could sustain a materialist and feminist public sphere for and of the general...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 informationalization when “even billionaires dress casually” ( Fluck 2003: 65...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and productively been associated with key concepts like conspicuous consumption, status rivalry, distinction, sumptuary goods, and specialized markets that all concern the complex relations of social classes, of elites to nonelites, within nation-states, or transnationally. Here I am concerned, rather, with one...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 271–273.
Published: 01 July 2022
... the individual to live at their social and economic limit, where “accepting life's risks,” “maximising human capital,” and “competing in the market” (5) become the only identified way to sustain a normal way of life. Alphin's book aims to make visible those ubiquitous practices which involve burnout...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... : 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 is rehabilitated in the interest of higher sign value so that it might be more...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
... a flurry of theorization in architecture in the ensuing decades, eager to provoke an architectural mainstream which is deeply conservative. This architectural conservatism is protected by institutions, and at the heart of these institutions is a body of architectural knowledge – sustained by a grand...