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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 6   In many ways, searching for the vestiges of traditional Chinese society is still easier in rural areas than in big cities, where life is increasingly modernized. This situation also holds for religious revival. One could say that the government no longer considers religion the “opium More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Toby Miller This essay examines risk society and moral panic as tools for analyzing the irrationality of the contemporary US, and applies them to the construction of young people as a social problem. Although today’s risk society and moral panic are closely tied to the current economic crisis, I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 381–392.
Published: 01 November 2007
... change. Like the many, many other artists who have been down this well-worn path, I’m always vacillating between skepticism and conviction. Is visual art even up to the task of transforming a fundamentally inequitable society? Doubtful. Then I remember how images have profoundly influenced and even...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... cannot be examined from a social point of view. In my paper, I will first discuss the features indicating that concentration camp prisoners did indeed comprise societies, and will thereupon present in greater detail the evidence of such societies found in the empirical material. Through a detailed...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Josh Bowsher Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction , by Ascher Ivan , Cambridge, MA : Zone Books , 2016 , 192 pages, £20.95 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-935408-74-1 © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Ivan Ascher is a social theorist whose current project is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... relationship between the rise of Canon-Mocking Literature and the spread of cynicism in the sociohistorical context of contemporary China. It concludes that Canon-Mocking Literature is a means of cultural resistance and escape in a post-totalitarian society and possesses the dual character of both critique and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Circular Breathing: The Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain, a publication that makes a signifi cant contribution to jazz studies, which has established a reputation as a rich interdisciplinary field, and more specifically to the study of cultural politics in British society. McKay states two aims...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., industrial, and postindustrial), second-order modernization and biopolitical forms of governance from societies of discipline to societies of control or regulation (by codes, flows, distributed feedback, desubjugated knowledges, and capillaries of micropower); ecological feedback systems ; and new grammars...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Richard Beardsworth This paper considers Bernard Stiegler's contribution to contemporary critical theory. Stiegler's singular understanding of technology widens critical debate on the specificity of contemporary society and prolongs, in a novel manner, remaining commitments of recent French...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... American society: neoliberalism, religious fundamentalism, militarism and educational conformism. All these fundamentalisms will be accentuated with the reelection of George W. Bush, and most of the democratic gains of the last century will be rolled back. In opposition to this rising tide of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... communicatively fluent societies. They represent the modernization of political culture guided by communicative rationality, paralleling the accelerated modernization of globalization. This view is elaborated and modified by an interpretation based on a philosophy of history as recurrence or “metempsychosis...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Graeme Turner This article argues that the political success of the economic discourses of globalization within Australia over the last two decades has been accompanied by a compensatory and regressive revival of an exclusivist model of cultural nationalism. Within a society that once prided itself...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in the transnational circuitry. At stake are the agons, polemos (Greek terms of reference), or luti-jahel-darvish , “Karbala paradigm,” and jumhuri-ye moral struggles (Persian terms of reference) in Iran and the West over creating and protecting robust public spheres and civil societies. Four...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., L'Immatériel. Connaissance, valeur et capital (2003) , which will be published next year in English translation by Seagull Press. That work constitutes a long meditation on the implications of a postmodern capitalism presenting itself as a “knowledge economy” or “knowledge society” ( Wissensgesellschaft...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... place Chan’s novel in the context of contemporary Chinese communism, and in particular the utopian dimensions of Hu Jintao’s concept of the Harmonious Society and Xi Jinping’s idea of the Chinese Dream. My objective in this section of the article is to show that Chan’s novel may be understood as a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... entirely incomprehensible, illegitimate, or self-defeating but manifest a certain truth—albeit a partial one—regarding the structural guilt, complicity, and inconsequentiality of art and culture in a racially divided society such as South Africa. © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 radical cultural...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... part of what Miranda Fricker described as the “collective hermeneutical resource.” I then investigate how the power of this hermeneutic circulation has encouraged the recent association of philanthropy with a particular argument for how logics order society, which in turn reinforces Fricker’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... questioning the super-rich provides an avenue for the study of power in society, how it is reproduced, and how global hierarchies may be shifting. To that end, the articles attempt to make visible the brute force of the infrastructures (politics and policy, cultural and occupational conventions, financial...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Huang Zhuoyue With the transformation and development of Chinese society, it has become increasingly difficult to draw a clear picture of the political affiliation of the contemporary Chinese government. This thesis is intended, through detailed theoretical tracing, to develop the concept of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Philipp Von Hilgers The “black box” has become a common term for diverse kinds of opacities of modern society often at odds with values of enlightenment and transparency. Investigating the history of the black box one discovers that at a time when cybernetics was seen as the leading science, an...