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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Matthew Flisfeder This article examines the rise of the alt-right and Donald Trump’s successful campaign for president of the United States in the context of three overlapping contradictions: that of subversion in postmodern culture and politics, that between the democratic and commercial logics of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Irving Goh As the title suggests, this article takes its motivation from Blanchot's phrase of “a right to disappear.” For Blanchot then, it was a question of a right of disappearing from biopolitics or the subjectivity of the human to a spatial regulation. That question cannot be more urgent for us...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Kenneth J. Saltman This article discusses how neoliberal and neoconservative ideologies, policies, and political projects inform the changing nature of educational privatization efforts by the right wing. It contends that these projects, which are global in nature, threaten the development of forms...
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Published: 01 July 2016
Figure 2 The Hong Kong Lennon Wall right before its dismantling, December 14, 2014. Photo by Ray Lai, provided by Ray Lai Figure 2. The Hong Kong Lennon Wall right before its dismantling, December 14, 2014. Photo by Ray Lai, provided by Ray Lai More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Kate Nash Sociological theories of cosmopolitanism address its development at different geographical scales, raising questions of the global demos and the global political community. This article considers international human rights as a resource for building global solidarity, and argues that the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Henry A. Giroux This article argues that while the United States has been drifting toward the ideological right since the 1980s, the election of George W. Bush marks a qualitative turn toward authoritarianism. This authoritarian turn is traced through the rise of four antidemocratic tendencies in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... reason is defined by its vassalage, apostolate, and mediality in relation to a commanding and disinhibiting reality. Its forerunners are champions of “good crime” such as Marquis de Sade and the young Hegelians; its exemplary twentieth-century cases are Lenin and Mao. Alain Badiou is right to note that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
... “life politics” ( Giddens 1991 ) and “individualization” ( Beck and Beck-Gernsheim 2002 ). The article argues that the concept of lifestyle extends beyond the pursuit of leisure and consumption practices and that lifestyle politics involves the expression of individual rights, the management of risk in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... problematization of the conventional spectrum of left and right political positions. Referring to the work of Marx, Max Weber, Michel Foucault, and Gilbert Simondon, Stiegler characterizes his account of cultural capitalism in relation to his critique of the philosophy of technology. He talks about how his more...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Douglas Kellner In this essay, I document shifts in the political mediascape of the United States during the past fifteen years, focusing on the rise of partisan television networks and radio shows of the Left and the Right and the rise of alternative media and social networking that provided a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... reconfigured through the blurring of on- and offshore sites and migrations. Amid security “crises,” states use geography creatively to undermine access to legal representation, human rights, and avenues to asylum. Enforcement operations reach offshore, moving the border to the locations of asylum seekers and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
...David I. Backer; Tyson E. Lewis It is not uncommon to hear criticisms of the university today. From the right, the university is seen as nothing more than a mere liberal bastion or hotbed for leftist ideological indoctrination. And from the left, the university is considered nothing more than a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 357–382.
Published: 01 November 2010
...-bedouin villages is a contested issue, enacting multiple and contradictory realities. The tents and shacks of el-Shams, for instance, have been demolished nearly ten times in one year by the Israeli police, but each time they have been reconstructed with the help of human rights activists. Surprisingly...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... conclude by making a case for political identification with the Romanian Roma, a “defense of their right to city,” and opposition to what I call the anal-sadistic system. Here I rely on Alain Badiou's recent reading of Sarkozy as an anal sadist to suggest that “super Sarko” was in some respects...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... blood medicine—as sites of biopolitical contestation, I examine the process by which these Haitian refugees' blood became the site of international anxieties over legal sovereignty, biopolitics, citizenship, and reproductive rights. This article places the asylum process and the HIV antibody blood test...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of Law, professor of political science, director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University, and human rights lawyer, Bernard Harcourt maintains a scholarly interest that lies at the intersection between social and political theory, the sociology of punishment, as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 November 2018
... coalition of Allende sparked numerous publications on ideological differences among and between the Left and Right, worker and trade union militancy, and agrarian reform and land questions, as well as on women and the politics of the family. Although such scholarship has been fundamental for our...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... institutions and the infrastructures of capitalism but more importantly to understand these infrastructures as “fixed capital,” that is, the investment of money in buildings and machineries as well as softwares, apps, patents, and intellectual property rights. These can be put forward with crowd-sourcing...
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Published: 01 July 2006
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 a More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 315–325.
Published: 01 November 2017
... has given right-wing extremists in our own and other nations a sense of confidence in their appeal to xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny, and bigotry. After the presidential election, thousands of people assembled in streets around the world to protest his presidency. Strategies of organizing and...