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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... what I call the fractious form, in which a tense encounter between different class actors under the regime of precarity becomes the genesis for a volatile cultural practice. © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 protest suicide aesthetics precarity China Ten construction workers cling...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
... discourse of software craftspersonship is actively hostile, yet to which so-called literate programming practice is indifferent, program comments are traces of a mode of technical labor whose privilege and precarity both rest on its obscurity, an obscurity in no way resistant to reading. Casual...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2017
... with the precarity spreading to all social classes through the expansion of “cognitive labor.” This work producing and managing information underpins the rest of the discussion, which looks at its role in creating stress, overworked attention, and social anxiety. The themes are brought together through an assertion...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2017
... continued fidelity (to use a Badiouesque simile), the party changes and is changed in turn by the revolutionary subjectivities of its membership. This is a long way from E. P. Thompson and the Old Left, but it may be just what the organized Left needs in the age of precarity. The book does have its...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 420–423.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and the prevailing capitalist norm toward worker precarity. In order to support this system, Douzinas explains, debt is transformed into a moral issue and, under neoliberal capital, into a moral concern that impacts the poor and the weak in ways that never touch the elites. While the excesses and immorality...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., as the following essays demonstrate, hopes, dreams, moods, memories, longing, love, vulnerability, precarity, hauntings, and pain). In David Crouch's words, this expanded, affective sense of the sociocultural will always be “breaking through continuing meta-thinking to attend to people's living in the world...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the present state of things come to surface” ( Virno 2005b : 12). With the instability of post-Fordism, its precarity and ever-changing contours, we are what the sociologists despair us as: “eternal students” (12). We’re always learning again and again, but within the contours of the capitalist state. Virno...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... for their insightful suggestions and continued support. The CPB’s burials open the grounds for such an acknowledgment. These “proper burials” confront Europe with the deaths sustaining its (border) sovereignty. They also suggest that the precarity of these lives is marked by difference...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of its increased appreciation in the future, thereby introducing precarity into the heart of enterprise society. In contrast to the utilitarian subject postulated by rational choice theory, who seeks to maximize her satisfaction in a sovereign and self-enclosed fashion, contemporary neoliberal...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
... factories to developing-world countries where wages were lower and there was less regulation. Globalization had proved enormously disruptive—like Trump—and had placed workers in industrial regions in a situation of precarity. While Sanders had correctly indicated the problem for workers as an issue...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 347–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., or ‘negotiation’ of the self in relation to the shifting demands of everyday life.” The precarities of neoliberalism, both in material terms and in terms of negotiation of subjectivity, create a strain on the neoliberal subject. It is an example of David Harvey's ( 2005 : 69) contradiction “between a seductive...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 320–332.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the station so that she can take a picture; she approaches a few steps closer and takes one more picture. She goes up the stairs, profoundly marked, thinking to herself, “there but for the grace of God go I.” Current economic precarity makes the subway figure’s situation seem to the woman artist like...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 263–272.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., in the decades since, colonialism has given way to neoimperialism, actually existing communism has been replaced by an even more pervasive and pernicious capitalism, and globalization and neoliberalism have strengthened free market logic to intensify inequality and increase precarity on a global scale. Despite...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 192–213.
Published: 01 July 2020
... ). This “you” is not coextensive with the much larger group of workers deemed replaceable by machines, those for whom the automation of jobs promises only poverty and the kind of precarity that kills. Even confining our attention to the global West, the most low-paid and unprivileged jobs still demand...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
...: the resolution of one crisis is the genesis of the next. Our GFC is the result of the crisis of the 1970s, which was resolved through offshoring, precarization, and automation, and by the vast investment in what Bifo ( Berardi 2009 ) calls semiocapitalism. In semiocapitalism, the major form of production...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 331–342.
Published: 01 November 2019
... distinctions are destroyed, we will no longer need the sexual repression that maintains these unequal classes, uncovering for the first time natural sexual freedom” (1970: 187). Disturbing this vision is not so much the irrecoverability of a theory of gender so much as the precarity of these invocations...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... this they have used racism, xenophobia, and sexism to “say the unsayable,” to appear that they are breaking the smooth surface of party politics and offering a radical change and actual power. Voting for them parlayed desires from people left behind through years of neoliberal economic precarity; areas...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
.... Inspired by iconic events like the Zapatista insurrection in Chiapas, Mexico, utopian expressions of the new left utilize a conscious mix of traditional Marxist critique with more overtly utopian rhetoric of world without borders, exploitation, or precarity (Marcos and de Leon 2000) . Under the banners...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... by the chaotic gyrations of capital while disproportionately impacting people of color and essential workers living in economic precarity—in many cases one and the same—exposed the pernicious displacement of financial risk to social insecurity. The asymmetries of wealth and welfare revealed during COVID-19...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that obscures the human insecurity they so often cause (see Koh 1994 , for example). Recurring calls for stricter border enforcement too ignore and obscure evidence that enforcement intensifies precarity ( Nevins and Aizeki 2008 ; Médecins sans Frontières 2011 ). Still, the shrill discourse of threat...
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