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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2020
... affection and entails embracing pain, risk, and vulnerability, amid overwhelming violence faced by humans and nonhumans alike. Here, in the chaos of annihilation, new social relations, such as becoming semiwild ourselves, emerge. Within this contingent interspecies nexus, Parreñas argues that present...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Toby Miller This essay examines risk society and moral panic as tools for analyzing the irrationality of the contemporary US, and applies them to the construction of young people as a social problem. Although today’s risk society and moral panic are closely tied to the current economic crisis, I...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Of course, one may argue, as Sufis often do (at risk of their lives among fundamentalists) that God is in all human beings and it is our task to find that divine trace within us (“ anal ul-haq ” as al-Hallaj famously and ecstatically declared, for which he was executed). As in Christianity there have been...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Max Haiven Walmart is not only the world's single largest retailer and private employer, it is also a crystallization and an agent of a broader paradigm shift toward “securitization”: the convergence of financial and security-oriented logics of risk management. This paper examines the way Walmart...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... in making and DIY practices, I argue that Make magazine deploys constructions of creative children to naturalize risk-taking as integral to future innovations, as a response to tensions between risks and responsibility underlying DIY modes of science and technology. Make magazine’s content performs what I...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and by writing a 10 percent buffer into slave-ship contracts they internalized contingency. This codification of risk pressured captains and established a logic for the violence enacted on the ship’s human “cargo.” The Black-Scholes formula of option pricing sought to codify the ocean of risk represented...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 111–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that the future of the HE sector is local rather than global, experiential rather than informational, and that therefore a continued informational approach to the future of HE risks undermining the sector. experience economy John Dewey higher education music Indie 100 The rapid rise of Massive Open...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 212–227.
Published: 01 July 2021
... or destructive, depending on how it is acted on. As the article concludes, Stiegler's pharmacology of cinema invites us to take part in our cinematic cultural becoming through the revival of the figure of the amateur. But it does so at the risk of cultural snobbery. While Stiegler does not condemn the cinematic...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... what is a tendency for truth. Virilio's apocalyptic style refuses any kind of nuancing. He argues for general disaster under the impact of technologies. Thus, he does not bring out economic injustices, on the one hand, and, on the other, risks losing credibility by being seen as technophobic. Ville...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... of identity, ownership, interest, and mastery; double-voiced stories of mutual recognition, sub-versions, and alternative realities; and triangulated stories of polyvocal, interactive, risk-taking experimentalism; (3) processual narratives of structural transformation: political economies (agrarian...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
... of “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...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... an interpandemic response to the novel coronavirus that cuts across borders and against the grain. The first is transnational , to identify from the parallax view of Sydney and Los Angeles emergent risks that defy single-state fixes. The second is transhistorical , to counter efforts by China and the United States...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... is that, as the imperative of calibrating one’s financial portfolio has come to dominate financial markets, securities now have a “hedging value,” insofar as they can be hedged against one another to mitigate the risks of an investor’s portfolio and ensure its profitability. The source of this value, Ascher contends...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 359–380.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., for example. In each instance, the concept invokes the crossing of boundaries, indeed the transgression of categories, and the destabilization of hegemonies ( Pieterse 2001 ). References Adam B. van Loon J. 2000 . “ Introduction: Repositioning Risk; The Challenge of Social Theory...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... neoliberal policies that have hamstrung governments have, as Ulrich Beck (2009) , among others, has noted, also shifted the burden of social risk onto the individual as the social safety net and welfare state have been eroded ( Hacker 2006) . As health, education, and housing cease to be seen as public...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... “the same things better,” “more cheaply,” or with minor variations, rather than developing risky new products. Very often, the aim was to “protect margins” or “offer more to the same customer base.” Three-fifths of interviewees talked about such cautious, low-risk strategies: Alan Parker: We went...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... profit, finance capitalism measures and commodifies risk, which is to say it requires the opposite of standardization and stable growth—instability, volatility, and change, in short, difference. As LiPuma and Lee explain it, “financial derivatives do not simply exploit price fluctuations around the mean...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... And yet some sexologists understand fellatio as a risk taking behavior. In the last major study of human sexuality undertaken in the United States during the age of HIV/AIDS in 1992, the University of Chicago sociologist Edward O. Laumann released a study of circumcision based on a sample of 1,410 men...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... to be witnessing its banalization, as it is increasingly being regarded as but part of the order of a nuclear-powered world. It is in that regard that Nancy argues that Fukushima risks being rendered homogeneous to every catastrophe from Auschwitz, Hiroshima, and Bhopal, to Chernobyl—even though, Nancy insists...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of discourse – from “selling” the idea of compulsory national savings plans in the form of pensions and sovereign wealth funds; to implementing them politically and economically; to publicly accounting for the risk, gains, and losses from these plans to members, shareholders, and other nominal “owners...