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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110-129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... over working; 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...
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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 that...
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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...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65-84.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Garry Whannel This paper examines the transformation of news as a cultural commodity and a social process by the expansion in the range, volume, and circulation speed of media production. It introduces the concept of vortextuality and illustrates the vortextual effect with reference to the coverage...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391-408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... offers to individuals a means by which they can “escape” from their given realities by creating their own. However, the article also draws critical attention to the economic dimension of Second Life , and the disruptive, divisive and unstable nature of the virtual world (scamming, terrorism, social...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239-262.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Jean and John Comaroff (2000) point out, mutually reinforcing: the neoliberal assault on economic and social security breeds new forms of social conservatism and reactionary politics, as well as new forms of religiosity and fatalism. While servant leadership may seem like just one more example of...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 58-80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... , anticipate the contemporary public recalibration of ideas of intimacy as associated with social media, tally with contested ideas of the sexualization of female empowerment as associated with contested elements of third wave feminism, and can be read as a contemporary phase of Antonio Negri’s theory of art...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97-114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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, on which the universal dissemination and...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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 (2005) 1 (3): 295-316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... fate ( Buck-Morss 1989 ). While Marx may have missed the irrational necessity of disruption, so that he was able to argue for historical progress toward communism, Benjamin did not accept theories of social progress. From this point of view his thought is once more comparable to those anti...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 125-131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... 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 (2017) 13 (3): 288-292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sociological analysis 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...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40-61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... public sphere (since his death in March 2007) has left a resounding void. Despite a plethora of incitements—from the unimaginable use of homeless people as wireless hot spots ( Wortham 2012 ) to the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street social movements (not to mention the Republican primaries)—we have not...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 265-280.
Published: 01 November 2006
... between academic work and external formations whether these latter be, for instance, the larger purposes and legitimations of the university, or structures of professionalization, or expectations of students undergoing training toward a nondisciplinary career, or the social benefits supposed to derive...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 345-357.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and a cosmopolitan ethos that reduces the rehearsed racial parataxis of American politics—white and black, West and rest—to the very fiction it is, but he observes with near fatalism how illusory such a return might be. “The counter-cultural voice of black Atlantic popular music has faded out,” he...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 234-245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... RoboCop/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...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 29-48.
Published: 01 March 2006
... authority, creating, in Dean Acheson's phrase, “an unknown world” (1969: 4–5). US officials were disturbed most by their powerlessness in Asia to steer or even anticipate social processes that had troubling implications for security. James F. Byrnes, the first postwar secretary of state, saw “Asia as a...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339-352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... that device in the soul wars and the wars 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...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137-158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS), led by Stuart Hall in the 1970s, a school of thought that sought to critique prevailing social and cultural arrangements, and to inform action in cultural politics. Like any tradition, it changed over the years. Commitments were modified, realistic adaptations were made...