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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
... Left and both French 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... concepts suited to 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... political 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
... “the dissolution of seduction” or a title of that kind. Similarly, “the invention of the social” had its counterpart in “the death of the social.” It was the same with politics: while I went in search of “a new public spirit,” he announced “the end of politics.” Actually, these three themes – the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 404–406.
Published: 01 November 2018
... technologically utopian futures (e.g., 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 March 2018
... abstraction and pop art, and reconfiguring them through strategies of 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... [1968]: 82). If we examine 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... seductive history of a lost America, relies on a “toothless racial universalism” that more often than not elides divisions in appeals to abstractions (p. 19). Lott also argues that some of these intellectuals have extended the Frankfurt School critique of the culture industry to the point that their...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
... high-end consumer products but one that is without any particularly edifying aspirations. While the 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sociology as a 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2018
... has a leveling effect on their seductive powers. Just take a good look, in this brightest of surprisingly precocious springs, at the women of all countries who pass along the Via Vittorio Veneto in Rome at midday. Though all extremely elegant, they are all identical. They are each of them copies of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2012
... “minor” (good) 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... narrative” (89). While Gana understands chiasmus in Khouri’s novel as a symptom of the failure 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... through a quasi-oedipal 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., through the immersive power and seductions of Second Life , the real can potentially become less distinct and more distant. As he observes within his daily routine: “often, the virtual world was the more interesting one; my real apartment, which I saw mainly on trips to the kitchen for coffee, began to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the message, conceived as information. Elsewhere, in Seduction , Baudrillard has had much to say about the phatic function as it hypertrophies in the cold universe of information systems. The zero degree of contact in the tele-dimension: tele-phasis. By the time Jakobson revisited the concept, he...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... gambling, as he pointed out in his discussion of seduction, is not undertaken to win—the ideology of neoliberal theory and the rational calculation of risk; it is undertaken to dissolve the rationality of calculation, to abolish chance, “to explore its secret connections and concatenations” ( Baudrillard...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
... exploratory manipulations. A thing is there not 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...