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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 (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 (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... cooperative, and to bend willingly, like nature, to whatever law we may impose, thus violating all legislation. When I refer to the object, and to its fundamental duplicity, I am referring to all of us and to our social and political order. The whole problem of voluntary servitude is to be reexamined...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... He begins by rehearsing Baudrillard's powerful critique of the transmission model of communication, and particularly the phatic (contact) function in Jakobson's model. On Genosko's reading, Baudrillard compresses Jakobson's model into the “fatal formula” of sender–message–receiver. Once separated...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
...” ( Baudrillard 2008 : 127–28). Can illusion resist the overly obvious? Cell phones, 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...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... toward communism, Benjamin did not accept theories of social progress. From this point of view his thought is once more comparable to those anti-Enlightenment followers of Nietzsche, such as Heidegger, Schmitt, and Jünger, who sought to argue that history is not about smooth progress, but rather radical...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., INTERNATIONALISATION-MODELLING will lead fatally to the kind of political transe once staged by the scenographers of Nazism – at the Nuremburg stadium or the Berlin sports arena in 1943 … This is to say nothing of the stadium shenanigans of the East – as far as Asia. After the ecstatic communication of brandname...
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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's Global Indigenous Movement,” in Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop , edited by Chang Jeff , 278 – 90 ( New York : Basic Civitas Books, 2006 ). It is perhaps reductive to substitute one set of social conditions or one kind of music for another, to suggest, as I am...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... . Bieberstein Alice von Evren Erdem . 2016 . “ From Aggressive Humanism to Improper Mourning: Burying the Victims of Europe’s Border Regime in Berlin .” In “ Borders and the Politics of Mourning ,” special issue, Social Research 83 ( 2 ): 453 – 79 . Briese Olaf . 2011 . The Different...
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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
... the discourse of automobility, they also are shaped by other cultural dynamics, most notably contemporary discourses of landscape, affect, and necropolitics. W. J. T. Mitchell argues that understanding landscape means thinking of landscape as “a dynamic medium”—“as a process by which social and subjective...
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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
... at which each girl wears a different color of lipstick and performs oral sex on each of the boys. The rainbow, I gather, is what the boys end up with. I’m not sure what the girls end up with. There is some debate about whether these parties exist anywhere apart from this book. How much social reality...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... could be loosely labeled as “Canon-Mocking Literature” (Da Hua Wen Xue), which is in turn part of the new “Canon-Mocking Culture.” 4 In this essay, I will first outline the social, historical, and cultural background of the rise of Canon-Mocking Literature, with special focus on the changing cultural...
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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. The posts essentially maintain that, in two days, the US military, in conjunction with the National Guard, would arrest Hillary Clinton for some unspecified crime...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and social relations, rendering hypervisible enforcement practices and homogenizing discourse while “invisibilizing” the violence incurred by offshore enforcement. With intensified enforcement and detention on islands through securitization and militarization, public attention is diverted from quieter daily...
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