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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... thinking that Muhammad is God, and not his messenger. 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... 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 (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 March 2015) 11 (1): 111–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
... further 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. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 experience economy John Dewey higher education...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 July 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 (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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, is the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 359–380.
Published: 01 November 2006
... shaped during times of social and environmental flux in New Zealand. Anxieties around identity triggered by Asian immigrants and GM organisms feed into discourses of risk that mark societies – settler societies in particular – being transformed by the forces of global capitalism. The article explores the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... discourse of danger never anticipated by Ulrich Beck (1992) in the shape of the “risk assessment form” used in British universities to systematize student activities, to consider what could go wrong, to decide on suitable control measures, to prevent loss, damage, or injury, and to eliminate, reduce, or...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... low-risk profits. In effect, FTSE 100 CEOs had adopted a series of strategies designed to manage financier and super-rich capital investments to gain short-term returns without taking on longer-term risks and liabilities. The first strategy involves maintaining what Peter Folkman et al. (2007...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
... subject , another concept, another ‘who’” (6). The ambition of this work, then, is very great, as indeed are the risks that such an ambitious and single-minded elaboration of a successor figure to the subject of metaphysics entails. For the focus on the theorization of a single figure might always run the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 November 2007
... totalization, the contraction of the earth by means of money in all its appearances” (p. 17). In the first part of the book, Sloterdijk pays attention to what one might call three discoveries and one invention: the discoveries of space, water, risk, and the ensuing invention of the modern subject...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 285–287.
Published: 01 July 2018
... considering its fragility and the risk of conceptual capture, particularly that of its being co-opted by the neoliberal requirement of continuous activity. Perhaps the greatest risk run by the book, then, is its most valuable attribute: its optimism. Connolly acknowledges that the success of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... elites. In reality, the same 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... the catastrophe, we also seem 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... have been displaced by cities such as Los Angeles, immense libidinal dispositifs that scramble and diffuse authority and the mechanisms of control. As a result, Lyotard suggests, traditional forms of thought, such as those elaborated in the idiom of “critique,” risk reinforcing the imperial skin...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... variously as “reckless,” a “rowdy boy,” and a “real wild man” by colleagues, his incautious behavior suggests he is motivated by a death drive or a desire to break through numbness or narcosis in search of intense experience – the “rush” referred to in the opening quotation. He takes risks, drinks, smokes...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 July 2007
... that oral sex is hardly even sex, at least if we are dealing with fellatio. 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...