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Cultural Politics (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 (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... are centered upon a key Baudrillardian term, seduction , either in its “hot” (Don Juan) form or in its “cold” ludic form. When viewed from the perspective of immersive, immediate, and immanent forms of distance-abolishing media (such as smartphones and GPS), the summer sex scandals of 2011 instantiate shifts...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to the analyses of fetishism that he offered in Symbolic Exchange and Death (1993a [1976]) and Seduction (1990 [1979]) , Baudrillard progressively extended his analysis of neo-fetishism within Western culture. In so arguing, Gane delivers two vital insights. First, Gane shows how the concept of the fetish...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... exchange (there is no general equivalent that makes semiotic exchanges possible), except in a situation of colonial contact (1996 [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...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 404–406.
Published: 01 November 2018
... “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 metrics, Simone...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... proposition 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 (2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and seductive stare into the camera, mussed-up bleached hair and a comfy jumper, in transit (her handbag’s strap over her shoulder), and the (presumably) hotel room number 69 leveled with her knowing eyes. The unmade-up lips reveal freckles; perhaps the lipstick was rubbed off after the call girl assignment...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as 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 destructive...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., 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 medicate ourselves that we may...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
... value” of 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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., 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 always the case that to become a son implies...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 undertaken to win—the ideology of neoliberal theory...
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Cultural Politics (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 America...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of 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 (2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 solution I saw to my...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 proliferation of signs” and thus generate “a sort of entropy that fissures the community and may lead to war” (91). Signifying...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 as Deleuze's (2004) notion...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
.... 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 everything to do...