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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... promises of meritocracy. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 luxury inequality social fatalism structural violence sacrifice “Unless we know why people need luxuries and how they use them we are nowhere near taking the problems of inequality seriously.” —Mary Douglas, In the Active Voice...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... symbolic (experienced as an inner castrating force), and partly psychotheological (Bourguiba may have found in Abraham’s averted sacrifice of his son a legitimization of serial filicide rather than a commandment against human sacrifice). Throughout the 1990s, Bouzid collaborated with some of Tunisian...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 42–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... spirit of self-sacrifice, without which no society can continue to exist; it undermines at once the power of any lively impulse towards good, and of any determined resistance of evil. Men live for the sake of pleasure; public spirit ceases to have any motive power. Historians and moralists are unanimous...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., Christianity was a numerically insignificant cult within the Roman Empire. Despite its low public profile, the authorities perceived Christianity as a threat to the social and religious foundations of the empire. On the one hand, Christians did not openly defy the emperor but refused to sacrifice. On the other...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... underdeveloped. By demanding an acceleration of the process, accelerationists, Noys argues, are in fact advocating a kind of masochism. In the time of austerity, when politicians demand that the people “tighten their belts” and make present sacrifices for future generations to pay back the public debt that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Before they graduate, students and their families sense the pressure of debt at every turn: which classes to take, books to buy, and food to eat. In our ontological reading, learning sacrifices impotentiality (ability not to be) so that potentiality can pass seamlessly into actualization—one can “realize...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... fantastical credit bubble. For a while, the super-rich continued to get richer, the middle classes were pumped up on credit, and the rest were excluded in a form of society organized around the principle of sacrifice. In global terms, the West consumed on the basis of the production of the rest, who were...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... sense of longing for a homeland lost even before it is abandoned, just as the world in his final film, The Sacrifice , can only be saved as it is lost – “saved” in this case from a threatened or imagined nuclear Armageddon by an act which the world interprets as a retreat into madness (the film thus...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... the fight to terrorists in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, it seemed that Americans at home were also prepared to make sacrifices. Ceding their own democratic rights and freedoms to an administration that progressively rationalized its executive overreaching in the name of security and democracy...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... paths in them. But to look to the future, and to create, even anti-genealogically, is still to accept code and sacrifice. Like Faust, Sloterdijk’s bastards still submit and sacrifice, to future and to creation. The Luciferians, with aspirations of absolute sovereignty burning in the void of their vacant...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... (trans.). Diacritics , 14 ( 2 ): 20 – 31 . Erikson T.H. 2001 . Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age . London : Pluto Press . Featherstone M. 2000–2001 . “ Speed and Violence: Sacrifice in Virilio, Derrida, and Girard .” Anthropoetics , 6 ( 2...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... structure that has seized hold of late poststructuralism to the point of making it unreliable as a recorder and analytic of observations makes us sacrifice facts for the self-important flourish of their expression. Slavick, who has an excellent command of the poststructuralist lexicon, too often falls into...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... tensions and anxieties associated with our failure to enjoy. 7 Neoliberal ideology’s fantasy of free trade also accounts for the lack of jouissance in terms of excess, that is as the sacrifice or expenditure of “too much.” The one who fails to enjoy fails because he has overdone something; there...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
... weeps for victims of the war regardless of their ethnicity or religion. Equally sympathetic, though for different reasons, is Godard’s portrayal of Olga, a Jewish-Russian-French “suicide bomber,” who sacrifices herself to sniper fire rather than kill innocents. Her bag, we are told, was full of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... adventurer, but I have no regrets: there are sublime objects that it would be a thousand times more disgraceful to buy than to steal. Among others, you will see a miniature ladder by which God descends onto the altars at the moment of the sacrifice, and a human figure with upraised arms, in a gesture...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 375–390.
Published: 01 November 2008
... reasoning to be flawed but unable to specify quite why. To think about starting a nuclear war before it becomes unwinnable clearly involves contemplating sacrifices – “no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops … depending on the breaks” as Turgidson memorably describes “get-ting our hair mussed” in Dr...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 2001: 28). Writing thus involves the sacrifice of the self, a necessary confrontation with one's own death: Dantec insists, with a distinct echo of the ideas of Maurice Blanchot, “One cannot write without traversing the experience of death” (Dantec 2001: 348). Thus, writing, as a character in Villa...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... potent ways. The spark that started the Arab Spring was the protest suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor the police forced out of business for insufficient bribery. His sacrifice sparked a conflagration. Social media played an important role in shaping the understandings (the fuel...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... suit. Figure 7. James in the protective bomb suit. James's paradoxical logic builds upon turning risk and sacrifice into a drug, renunciation of enjoyment into enjoyment. Concomitantly, pain and suffering are necessary to him in order to maintain his subjectivity. As such, he is a perfect...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... intolerable for them to bear; images that produce stuttering enunciations, failed political gestures, acts of violence, or self-sacrifice. In every case there is an overt political context to these encounters with the intolerable. For Mishima's characters are always vanquished subjects attempting to deal with...