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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
...; they prefer to “luxuriate” rather than indulge in luxury goods. However, this perception of luxury is connected to hierarchical inequality and a sense of social fatalism that has been reinvigorated through new experiences with competitive inequality, neoliberal pollution, and the false promises of meritocracy...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 48–54.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Sean Cubitt Abstract COVID-19 is now part of the resources out of which any future must be made. The temptation is to curl back into private misery and fatalism. The opportunity is to further the design of neonationalist, neoliberal returns to pre-1917 norms of extreme wealth, extreme poverty...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of wherever he or she is. In a perverse way, we ought not to shy away from that photographable fact therefore. That is but the strange ethic and logic of an (automatic) citizen of this twenty-first-century cosmo(s)politan world, the “socially responsible” citizen who seeks international peace and security...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Baudrillard developed the notion of fetishism to great critical effect, he did not theorize it or apply it systematically. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 fetishism sign object symbolic exchange 9/11 fatal theory If it was possible, in the past, to speak of the fetishism of the commodity...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... – 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 al. 2009 ; Gane...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., social media, and Internet websites are central to these 2011 scandals. Both the DSK and Clinton-Lewinsky affairs can be read as “pseudo” or “non” events, as opposed to fatal ones, but there are key differences, illustrative of the radicalization of virtuality as integral reality. The Clinton-Lewinsky...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... already guilty of something we could not help. The social unconscious, which distorts our actions, means that we are always responsible for our movements, but not the outcome of the events that follow. In this respect the act continues to slip away. Like language, the meaning of our actions is always...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of state currently being waged. Whatever the fit, it is certain that now public life is calibrated in advance as a series of potentially disastrous events regardless of any actual outcome. Have we not just witnessed the biggest “social” event in history, in which 200 heads of state and up to 4 million...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
.../Murphy risks having a psychotic crisis after the upload of massive amounts of data to his mind, Norten reduces his dopamine levels to such an extent that Murphy’s human self cedes to his cyborg alter ego, who then ignores all social niceties at his own public unveiling. In the first scene just mentioned...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Mike Gane Neoliberalism involves significant state interventions in the economic, social, and cultural spheres—but not in the way embraced by classic liberals and socialists (external planning and administration); neoliberalism instead bases its legitimation on the myth that institutions...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... cannot help at all. There are no sociological correlates of the pattern of resistance. The lesson is that there is something presocial to the deeper humanity revealed in the “animal pity” of resistance. Morality is a social invention imposed on something preexisting and innate in the individual...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...-hop, the “official communicative idiom” of today's global youth culture, stands in stark opposition to earlier eras and to the music of artists like Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix, which “intimated utopian possibilities” and was “charged with political and moral radicalism, social responsibility...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... imaginary that is maintained by an obsession with the erecting, cementing, securing, and defending of walls—whether they be physical, political, social, or psychological. In fact, the intimate relation between spatialization and politics, on the one hand, and the regulation of death and sovereignty...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... golden age). Soviet socialism’s ostensible collapse might well have signaled the end of a systematic and orthodox belief in a secular utopia. But sounding the death knell for utopian isms was clearly premature. A resurgence is now to be found in the search for the outside of the once more shaky...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
...: Theorizing the Social , edited by Clough Patricia Ticineto , 1 – 33 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Collins Charles , and Rhine Charles 2003 . “ Roadside Memorials .” Omega 47 : 221 – 44 . Cvetkovich Ann 2007 . “ Public Feelings .” South Atlantic...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... in the contemporary world, where motivated social change no longer seems possible, or is at least remote. Capital’s overwhelming imperative to consume renders hope of radical or wide-scale social, economic, and political change seemingly impossible, so that the legacy of Francis Fukuyama’s (1992) end of history...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... Green D. 1995 . “ Attitudes towards People with HIV: Are they as Stigmatizing as People with HIV perceive them to be .” Social Science Medicine 41 : 557 – 68 . Haberman M. 2005 . “ Mike Caught In Row Over Rabbi’s Herpes .” Daily News (New York), August 12: 28 . Herek G.M...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... class” (1990: 157). It must also be noted that for several reasons mass cynicism and the Canon-Mocking Culture have received tacit consent and even cooperation from the state’s authority. First, because all social classes share a common cynical pragmatism, the authorities do not really believe...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
... on a communicative strategy of encoding and decoding that bears strong resemblance to an esoteric hermeneutic, but one played out across social media. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 conspiracism fan studies esotericism produsage QAnon Hillary Clinton and Katy Perry drink the blood...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of Henri Lefebvre or the early Tel Quel group into the field of social semiology, an atypical Habermasian or a “fatalistic” postmodernist, successor in the field of commercial signs to the projects of Derrida or the Nouvelle Critique on the “self-referentiality of language,” and by turns prime target...