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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
... potential or threat. In any case, all viral cultures make us sick; if not, we make one another sick. And when a vaccine is not available, rest is all we have at our disposal. We also tend to forget or belittle this rest. To break from viral cultures, then, this intervention calls for a general pause...
Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... In particular, we return to Immanuel Kant and his theory of the beautiful and the sublime to make a case that connections between capitalism and democracy rest on an unexamined aesthetic of the beautiful. To sever this link, and thus to push democratic struggles for equality toward a communist horizon, we...
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. This is not even...
Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 6 Ace Lehner, Barbershop: The Art of Queer Failure (2019). Screen print, 30 × 40 in., edition of 30. The poster is for sale. Part of the proceeds go to the Transgender Law Center, and the rest goes to helping fund the continuation of the project. More
Published: 01 July 2006
into the 20th century, including giving women equal rights. The US, however, poured billions of dollars into waging a terrible war against this government, simply because it was supported by the Soviet Union. In the end, the US and the Taliban ‘won,’ and the women and the rest of Afghanistan, lost: More than More
Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 July 2022
... expressions of material reality. In this film, he revisits his interest in the unproductive to explore the aesthetic implications of living a leisurely life. Winckelmann's description of the Belvedere Torso as a Hercules in repose reminds us that even the hardest workers need to rest. This figure embodies...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that may have perfected the critique of humanism but not necessarily relinquished anthropocentrism. Take, for instance, the continuing reliance of so many studies areas on the social constructivist methodology, which rests on the oppositional logic of the nature vs. culture mode and on uncritical...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
...). Here, Ascher sketches the terms of portfolio society’s class division— between financier and the rest—which becomes the focus of rest of the book. Pursuing this trajectory, Ascher appropriates Marx’s account of primitive accumulation in order to understand how we came, for the most part...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... no wider application. Herein resides the origin of the neoliberal capitalist global utopia — a global ideological form without opposition — which, it is possible to argue, we have lived with since the late 1980s. We know the rest. In what we might see as a paradigmatic case of the Hegelian cunning...
Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to the classed, racialized, and gendered protocols of accumulation are readily formed in the mold of the enlightenment subject, the free and possessive individual, while the rest are subjected to various degrees of abjection and deprivation that “dispose” them between this idealized subject and a state of total...
Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 July 2007
..., which is conceived within a language of systematic and objectifi ed rules. Political anthropology, on the contrary, should make the case that non-repeatable historical facts can nevertheless be studied comparatively. The equivalence of otherwise unique local contexts, for instance, rests upon how human...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the deepening chasm between the very wealthy and “the rest,” expressed and reproduced through their seeming monopolization of the good life (and good art). The super-rich appear increasingly isolated in a foreign land in which different tax regimes and life expectancy outcomes apply. And yet, our capacity...
Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., final revolution, the ultimate revolution that renders all future revolutions obsolete, a revolution such as the one that plays out at the end of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung , one that burns worlds, kills its own children, and puts all gods to rest. Given that we are dealing with Wagner...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... That fate does not mean humans are simply equivalent to primates or the rest of nonhuman creatures, nor does it deny the weight of mortality in human thought and culture. After all, as far as we can tell, nonhuman creatures neither engage in debates or seminars about mortality, nor do they create temples...
Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2006
... that cities provide conditions in which different(iated) people may come into conflict rather than forging cosmopolitan connections? Coward's case appears to rest on a specific and selective understanding of the “urban.” The case for treating urbicide as “a conceptual problem in its own right” (as Coward...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 72–87.
Published: 01 March 2019
... who live there in historically unprecedented ways. The concept of “super- gentrification,” the authors argue, does not adequately frame these circumstances. 11 It sometimes seems as if the super- rich cannot bear to be on the same ground as the rest of us: if they are not in their penthouses...
Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 117–118.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Dilworth, Amy Walter, Heather Hensley, and the rest of the fantastic team at Duke University Press. The retirement of John Armitage from academic life, and thus from this journal, creates a scenario hard to imagine: Cultural Politics without John Armitage. But imagine it, we must. Starting around...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 263–272.
Published: 01 November 2019
... presidency, the ascendency of finance capitalism, and the revival of white ethnonationalism. Thus current right-wing campaigns rest on once again burying the 1960s to assert their hegemonic authority. Witness the media response to the physical attack on Silvio Berlusconi in 2009 when Il giornale attempted...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
...; our sense of the ground is internal to our postural sense and our sense of being mobile and our sense of abandon when we relax and rest. In Being and Time (1978) Heidegger argued that all perception is intrinsically practical; we look about in order to get somewhere and do something; we perceive...
Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... contribute” ( Deleuze 1989: 217 ). In Deleuze's time, political critique of a radical kind was indeed defined largely by a preoccupation with resistance to the mythologies of national unanimity on which the institutions of European state sovereignty still rested. Here and now, however, the nostalgia...