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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... between the forms Baudrillard termed “production” and “seduction” – can nonetheless illuminate how it works and enable us to reassess how far classic nineteenth-century detective fiction adhered to the principles of scientific logic, panopticism, and positivism. The essay begins by exploring detective...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and American feminisms, questions of national and sexual difference turned on quite Baudrillardian terrain, that of séduction , doubling that term’s misunderstandings and psychic investments. Seduction’s destiny—as “cool” or “fatal” seduction—anticipated the radicalization of the American political...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... thinking about – or, better, thinking through and alongside – such displaced or disavowed elements: symbolic exchange, seduction, reversibility, catastrophe, fatality, absolute evil, impossible exchange, the irreducible, and the singular to mention just a few (see Bishop 2009 ; Butler 1999 ; Clarke et...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... seductions or to alter the coerciveness and control implicit in the world in which we live. Bauman’s analysis of ambivalence has been enormously influential in numerous fields of cultural and political philosophy and has had a specific impact in sociology, cultural, and political studies; fuller definitions...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
... difference, the “social,” and politics. Our respective formulations very quickly came to conform to a simple rule: I dealt with the birth of each of these phenomena and Jean dealt with their death. When I spoke about “the birth of the modern family,” he announced “the dissolution of seduction” or a title of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 404–406.
Published: 01 November 2018
...., corporate-sponsored “smart cities” and probabilistic forms of algorithmic governance) and of seductive “green” futures (which all too often end up being technocratic “solutions” to exclusively middle-class anxieties). Yet in contrast to other scholars who therefore distance themselves from technocratic...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
... environment. Machines on wheels can be seen variously as benign or malignant, as emblems, enforcers, or enemies of “freedom.” They may indulge our sense of leisure and luxury or function simply as conveyors. They protect us but also terrorize us during wartime. Alternately seductive and destructive, the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 March 2018
... appropriation and references to both living bodies and seductive objects, I hope to provoke reflection on both art and society in an increasingly anxious, addicted, and divided moment. It is only by examining how we diagnostically view and medicate ourselves that we may see our way past the most pressing...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Baudrillard's writings a decade later, for example on part objects in Seduction , we find a theoretical shift further towards the anthropology of Mauss and away from Freud (see remarks in Gane 1993: 58 ). He repeats the idea taken in For A Critique : “seduction lies in the aura of secrecy produced by...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
... seduction of Hollywood with its perceived lifestyle of glamour and creativity is certainly the carrot on the “learn-3D-and-make-it-big-in-the-entertainment-industry” stick, it was the assembly-line production model of education that I believed was destructive for my students. I began to think that it...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... discipline: its pleasures were seductive, but a total critique of contemporary societies was what I was looking for back then, something fully loaded with conceptual weaponry that could transfer me out of the coercion inherent in control societies. At the time, for better or worse, the solution I saw to my...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2018
... fleshly abandonment, and creates in her a real lust for silks, velvets, and precious stones. Instead of differentiating women, this morbid mania, which, by apelike imitation, is overtaking all of them like an epidemic, makes them all equal and has a leveling effect on their seductive powers. Just take...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of language to represent the atrocities of the civil war, Pandolfo links fitna , defined here more specifically as disintegration and dispersal or shatᾱt (ﺖﺎﺗﺸ), to the dangerous seductive power of language itself, one that may draw the reader/listener into “a semiotic disorder, a mad...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... to unite the correct progressive impulses of Americans who will put aside differences to fulfil their exceptional destiny. So it is that Marcus’s beguiling work Invisible Republic , which offers it reader the key to Bob Dylan and The Band’s The Basement Tapes , in a seductive history of a lost...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2012
...) Habermas. The good ones are in turn assigned as being about “empathy, love, and care” (174)—a pattern that is simultaneously familiar and dangerously seductive for any academic serious about anticapitalist social change. Because saying one aspect is separate from the other does not simply make it so; just...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... rebellion against all figures of authority, usually gathered around a single one: the father. While it is undeniably true, as Silke-Maria Weineck argues in The Tragedy of Fatherhood , that “the only way to become a father would be to come to terms with the seduction of filicide” (2014: 193), it is not...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that integral reality is an oncoming state is granted some credence here. Guest is not hopelessly lost in the world of simulation, but he recognizes that the real is receding in his daily life post- Second Life , that, through the immersive power and seductions of Second Life , the real can...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
... speaks since it dictates the unidirectional passage of information and guarantees the legibility, univocality (or multivocality, for it hardly matters for Baudrillard who dismisses ambiguity and polysemy), and “autonomous value” of the message, conceived as information. Elsewhere, in Seduction...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... operator, the living coin—follows this, and is no longer the old (Weberian) puritanical capital: now it is gambling, speculating, betting, playing the casino with a new logic, one that is now vertiginous, in games of ilinx . Casino gambling, as he pointed out in his discussion of seduction, is not...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
... as a given and not as a possibility or a hypothesis but as an imperative. (Lingis 1998: 64) Here, to see things has nothing whatever to do with Baudrillard’s (1991) concept of seduction or with presenting oneself as another’s reflection. Rather, it has everything to do with observing how we have...