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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . Paris : Flammarion . There are elements of Goh’s theory of the auto-reject that recall François Laruelle’s recent thinking of the “immanental subject” in works such as Introduction aux sciences génériques (2008). Laruelle’s immanental subject is not, in fact, a subject at all insofar...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 202–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and of the relationship between cultural formations and dwelling—and abandons its problematic underpinnings. In this way, the embrace of in/hospitability recommends not a rejection of the logic of un/inhabitability but its development through productive critique. 10 Alfredo Jocelyn-Holt is not alone: the Open City...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 289–302.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Michael E. Gardiner In The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968 , Katsiaficas suggests the first genuine revolution against “boredom”—a rejection of social conformity, stultifying work, and facile consumerism—occurred in Paris during May ’68. Yet, this event was only the most...
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...
Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 395–398.
Published: 01 November 2006
...’ perspective, is to reject the emphases countercultures place on liberation and self-realization, and to begin realigning social incentives. Part One begins by outlining the possibilities for social realignment. The twentieth century saw the rise of Fascism and Soviet Communism, both imbued...
Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of the material hardships suffered by the adults in her life and their longing to escape these, their rejection of Lilya is portrayed in such a way that it appears to go beyond material necessity. For example we are given no indication of tension between Lilya and her mother at the start of the film; in fact...
Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
...-utopianism relied almost entirely on graphic accounts of the Soviet Union and Stalin’s “utopian” schemes. Those that didn’t amount to such an imperialist strategy were rejected as merely ridiculous (Gray 2007b) . The central premise for Gray’s anti-utopianism is, one suspects, really another version of his...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... general antipathy to feminism. “Eight Theses on the Universal” rejects the idea of different experiences of the universal for the sexes as “hermeneutic perspectivalism” connected to an endlessly “equivocal plurality of meaning” (Badiou 2004f: 148, 150) . The opposition of truth and truthfulness...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... with each other. The first is the direct rejection of the idea that the Holocaust is so horrific that it should not be studied at all or, if it is, it cannot be encompassed within a study of civilization. There is also a rejection of the idea that it can be accounted for by some presocial drive to do evil...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... confrontation with the barbarous happenings of the past—which, being the present’s own condition of possibility, continues—and thus also to not respond to the ACI (252). As Jacques Derrida argues, there can be no “no” without a former “yes,” no outside of discourse or reality, no rejection without a former...
Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of strength and the amount of weakness that lie in man.” 25 Similarly, Heideggerian consciousness is at the opposite pole from a simple-presence of the self to itself: the rejection of the Cartesian res cogitans represents one of the basic premises on which Being and Time is constructed. For Heidegger...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
... on technology, will for this very reason be one of Simondon's prime targets in Du mode d'existence des objets techniques . Now, it is important to understand here how Heidegger, even if he also rejects as “anthropological” the reduction of technology to a set of means, nonetheless remains...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 85–92.
Published: 01 March 2010
... handling of the simple human impulse of hope. And the artist – or maybe their rejected artwork will stride through the burning gym; unblinking, triumphant, and covered in gore. But just as it's wrong to view this hopefulness as somehow alien – who doesn't want in that way? – it is also a mistake...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2022
... for many of us. Queer failure enables the rejection of dominant ideologies in favor of failing and thus creating alternatives. As much as I find the notion of queer failure extremely productive in some ways, it may reinforce binary structures; that is, in de-seating norms, via resisting normativity...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
... the term repeat when dealing with what to do with Hegel, Vladimir Lenin, and Mao: not reproduce their practices but “repeat” them (but not their mistakes). Žižek is one of the last dinosaurs of the student milieux not of Prague but of Paris 1968, a “living dead”—yet careful to reject a lot of the 1968...
Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 November 2018
... argues, for the media, government officials, and mainstream culture, Siloists and hippies were collapsed into the same category of “other.” “The Siloist movement also rejected party politics, labor unionism, and any other structures of the ruling generation, including matters most sacred to the Right...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Just saying.” The work of rejecting, belittling, explaining, and lambasting the image is simultaneously but one, and one significant, part of an oppositional and alternative politics. The photographs in the elevator at Trump Tower propose flamboyant material wealth of corporate plutocrats...
Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... is hugely destructive and represents an act of rejection, contemporary Islamic violence is not an altogether destructive form of nihilism, but also comprises a constructive dimension, as is visible in its strengthening of processes of globalization. In addition, for a system based on the fostering...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., Marxist or otherwise, that underwrites his rejection of modernist universalism in favor of “paralogy.” Here “the point is not to reach agreement but to undermine from within the very framework in which the previous ‘normal science’ had been conducted” (xxi). Paralogy subverts reason traditionally...
Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 175–192.
Published: 01 July 2021
... intellectuality as a mode of social reproduction and, contiguously, by recoding social reproduction as a practice of public intellectuality. The premise underpinning my proposed method of figuration is that the refusal of work has to take into account the perils implicated in the rejection of a subjectivity...