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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
...John Armitage; Joanne Roberts The aim of this article is to introduce and examine the concept of the “spirit of luxury.” Accordingly, we commence by delineating the philosophical idea of luxury, emphasizing its discursive meaning, and contemplating its earliest historical and etymological origins...
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Published: 01 November 2007
corporations, this campaign ironically positions the butch lesbian as the embodiment of the truly revolutionary American spirit. Dyke Action Machine!, “Lesbian Americans: Don’t Sell Out!” 1998. Offset poster. 36 × 24 inches. 5,000 posters wheatpasted in Lower Manhattan. Combining the earnest tone and formal More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 300–302.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “European spirit.” The history of Europe, Bauman argued, is that of a “ transgressive civilisation,” one that has always regarded itself as “an in-principle-unfinished object, an object of scrutiny, critique, and possibly remedial action” (7). Let us all who are thinking about Europe now, in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 63–69.
Published: 01 March 2014
... were Pentecostal. But enthusiasms—especially enthusiasms for the experiential and the mystical—were a primary force in my family. Early in my parents’ dating relationship, my father, who was raised Jewish, was dragged by my mother to a tent meeting, where he was “slain in the spirit” and converted on...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... supernatural forces and the realm of the mundane. I will argue that understanding Ireland's political culture entails seeing how the spirits of the past, particularly the spirit of the Trickster, metempsychotically recurs in the present mythic age of globalization. Specifically, I will formulate the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
... that flies from our frothing mouth and that gave rise to “spirit,” but it was this very spirit that hunters received from their animal prey. 2 Berserks were possessed by the spirits of bears; werewolves, by those of wolves—otherwise it would have been difficult to overcome the bite inhibition that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... heads and not of faces. There is a big difference between the two. For the face is a structured spatial organization which covers the head, while the head is an adjunct of the body, even though it is its top. It is not that it lacks a spirit, but it is a spirit which is body, corporeal and vital breath...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 42–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... studied the circumstances that contributed to, for instance, the spirit of luxury as a depraved, unfair, and unfeeling spirit. His argument is that luxury is not only produced by people with immense natural gifts or those who possess enormous wealth and power and who endeavor to disseminate the taste for...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... They stopped two months to study the Dogon of Sanga, six weeks to study the Kirdi of northwestern Cameroon, and five months to study zar spirit possession in Gondar in Abyssinia. Ethnographers were enjoined to keep a daily journal in the field; Leiris was to do this for the expedition. He...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 July 2016
... thrift shops were frequented out of necessity by those priced out of the firsthand market—either in the spirit of resistance, by those who opposed the practices of the firsthand economy, or out of curiosity, by those who possessed a cultural knowledge that allowed them to navigate these nonstandardized...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... used to test your spread of vision at the optician’s office. Bauman’s spread of vision is undeniably vast, and the liquid modernity franchise has enabled him to cruise across his transoceanic realm at will, rather in the spirit of the flaneur in his earlier manifestation as a postmodern wanderer...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 November 2018
... be clearer: “To open up some of the lesser-known aspects of Lyotard’s work through a discussion of his central ideas placed within the wider historical, political and cultural contexts of the second half of the twentieth century” (10). Yet, faithful to the spirit of his subject’s politics of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
... his thesis, but the paradoxical metaphor adapted from Poe is the memorable highlight of chapter 1, and the “open secret” and “hidden spectacle” are replayed in form and spirit throughout Dirty Wars . Beck uses the critical lens established in “The Purloined Landscape” to explore a variety of literary...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
.../Condition.” In this chapter, architectural as well as therapeutic considerations mesh with dazzling remarks about the media, “respiratory economies” (p. 99), and air design . If, as Sloterdijk says, “life in the media state resembles a stay in a gas palace of high-spirited adventures” (p. 102), then...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... than spend our time caught up in endless debate. We must act, rather than remain rooted in apathy. Capturing the spirit of the times, and similarly suggesting that our primary problem is a lack of energy, the French thinker Bernard Stiegler (2012) argues that contemporary capitalism has lost its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... interdisciplinary spirit animating 1960s art and tech certainly borrowed something from the shared project that galvanized American science and industry during World War II and which was formalized and generously funded during the Cold War, but this security-driven model was itself an adaptation of the collective...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the “well-off society,” and it is sustained by the belief that socialism does not have to equate to scarcity and poverty. Nothing could be further removed in spirit from the political initiatives that inspired the formation of the student Red Guards or indeed the worker rebel organizations that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... a movement of “spirit.” 2 Monotheism represents, for example, the religious-political adoption of non-orthographic writing, and the theory and practice of the social contract presents a political incorporation of the printed, alphabetical word. For Stiegler, the hyperindustrial support requires...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
... resurgent use of “humanism” to interpret Maoist and post-Mao China. But at the outset let me further index the context of this essay's intervention via a few quick examples: within China, the Olympic slogan “One World One Dream” (common humanity and the “spirit” represented by the Games); a Harvard...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 85–92.
Published: 01 March 2010
... falling into a canyon of not-fame. And just as Wile E. Coyote's spirit rises from his mangled body on the canyon foor, so too does the headshot stare up at us from the depths of the recycling bin – still soliciting, still smiling, still resolute. It will never stop hoping at you. You can relate to...