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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 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 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 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
... history and contemporary pop culture with my own desire to created social 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...
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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 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 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 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 147–174.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Kevin Robins This article is concerned with cultural policy for diversity in contemporary European societies. What it argues for is the need now to move beyond the national frame within which diversity policy has been hitherto conceived. A key development comes from the global migrations that have...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Robert Hassan This article argues that “evolution” in the production of mass cultural forms has become stalled in our postmodern, networked, and neoliberalized society. Popular cultural forms have historically developed and evolved in dialectical relationship with capitalism. This produced forms...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... politics and destroying the foundations of citizenship, as understood since the Greeks. As a result, television and the wider “televisual” program industries have become the central political issue within our societies. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 democracy telecracy citizenship media...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Mike Gane Baudrillard's theories developed dramatically over his intellectual career of forty years, and throughout these years he contributed considerably to the thematic of cultural fetishism. Consistent with his conception of the consumer society, he developed the notion of sign-fetishism, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Gary Genosko This article focuses on two phases of Baudrillard's theorizing about models; the first from his early analyses of consumer society and its array of objects, and the second from his concern with simulation. Baudrillard often used the concepts of model and simulation interchangeably...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... rather the world itself in its contingent unfolding and its radical absence of meaning. It is to this more enigmatic evil that Kernal, the hero of Dantec's 2003 novel Villa Vortex devotes himself, ironically entering the police force in order to hasten our society's collapse into chaos and Total War. But...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., military institutions are based on a hierarchical structure that precludes social media from becoming part of their organizational and decision-making culture. For them, social media constitute part of civil society, a commons both virtual and physical. The synergy between computer networks and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Christina Larocco This article argues that late 1960s debates about the role of the citizen and the role of the audience were not only connected but also mutually constitutive. As President Richard Nixon praised the silent majority, and as the New Left group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Phillip Roberts In Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 , Gilles Deleuze posits a huge change in the nature of cinematic time in the postwar years. In “Postscript on the Societies of Control,” he also claims to identify a change in power relations and control strategies that takes in a number of other media...