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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 2022
... communication in relation to luxury in Africa. The author uses three magazine covers featuring beloved Black South African women celebrities to illustrate three aesthetics of Black feminine success: glitter, shine, and glow. Visually, the three patinas are linked and on the surface might seem indistinguishable...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... objects, through to its incorporation of electronics and its contemporary success. Building upon Jean Baudrillard’s analysis, the article explores how digital technology has changed the gadget’s nature and capacities. It argues that the digital gadget’s success lies in its hyperfunctionality, hyperludic...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... strict quarantine and introduced new regulations for personal hygiene for all. The public had to be mobilized to assist in tracing the exposed, help the quarantined, and to observe the personal hygiene procedures voluntarily. Success of the government's strategies was absolutely dependent...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
...—to the successful capture and command, interpretation and anticipation, of past and future times. Paglen’s project is considered here as a retort to the repressions and exclusions that underwrite the optimism of the conventional capsule; The Last Pictures is the futureless call of the Anthropocene. © 2014 Duke...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
... shaping human social existence. Schmitt’s spatial pessimism is particularly noticeable in Land and Sea , in which he recounts the unfolding of world history as a succession of spatial epochs, arguing that the modern era can best be understood as the achievement of a centuries-long path toward a unified...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 28–43.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Beatriz Polivanov; Fernanda Carrera Abstract The quest for the so-called perfect body has been an issue in Brazilian society for a long time, especially for women. A number of “digital influencers” perform a fitness lifestyle, producing subjectivities entangled with an idea of success and “well...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... This is the central, animating idea behind QAnon, a right-wing populist conspiracy theory that has achieved a level of saturation in American and global politics (in)commensurate with its peculiarity. Although part of the reason for QAnon's enormous success must reside in widespread conditions of political distrust...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
... forms an internally consistent system involving people as both agents and subjects of development, and each system tends towards a stifling completeness at its height. Each successive system represents a more primitive need: to communicate, to be at one with the world, to sustain life. As such, each...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., system-specific enemies. In each case the technological environment provides the basis for the struggle between “states” and their “terrorists,” and the success of either party will depend on the degree to which they are able to adapt to and/or mobilize that environment. In addition, Kittler offers...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... in a period dominated by the high-profile campaigns of the Culture Wars. It argues that Maoist precepts like self-criticism, youth revolt and consciousness-raising have had a longer and more successful career in the West than in China itself. The continuing left debate between proponents of cultural justice...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Matthew Flisfeder This article examines the rise of the alt-right and Donald Trump’s successful campaign for president of the United States in the context of three overlapping contradictions: that of subversion in postmodern culture and politics, that between the democratic and commercial logics...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
...-in-hand with paradoxical luxuries facilitated by fatalist attitudes, points to what such an anthropology of luxury might look like. In a village near Lucknow, women embroider luxury pieces for fashion ramps and celebrities, while being fed meritocratic dreams of individual progress and success by fashion...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2024
...; and the successful push to enact bankruptcy reforms to protect the viability of Sallie Mae from the early 1970s on. The establishment of liquidity/discipline at the industry's inception has allowed student loan indebtedness to flourish into the present and highlights the optimistic cruelty of concluding the federal...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... through instituting a sense of history’s narrative. But it is clear that cyclical views of history of the Near East and Babylonian cultures did not simply die with the imperial success of the Judaeo-Christian tradition. Mircea Eliade, one of foremost historians of religion in the mid-twentieth century...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of success” ( Cohen 2003: 393 ). Bill Clinton and Al Gore embraced and extended neoliberal ideology. As became ever clearer during Clinton’s first term, government was like any purchased good, a product offered to satisfy customers even as its production and provision demanded a mindful eye toward...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Ana . 2021 . Joy: Using Strategic Communication to Improve Well-Being and Organizational Success . Bingley, UK : Emerald . Vaid-Menon Alok . 2015 . “ You Don't Need to Be a Boy or a Girl/Get Real .” Refinery29 , October 7 . YouTube video, 1:40. www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYpvamUfpis...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... But we must also account for the firm's popularity and success as an exercise of cultural politics that goes beyond the “heavy artillery of cheap prices” and transparent propaganda. Walmart is an articulation of capitalist exploitation that both creates and preys upon a culture of insecurity...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... I've referenced each part separately. YouTube video activism user-generated content alternative media Growing up in America on television is like learning how to read but being denied the chance to write. —Shamberg and Raindance Corporation, Guerrilla Television YouTube's success...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of consumption as being largely driven by consumer desire that is sometimes whimsical and never fully satisfied ( Bauman 2005 : 26); the role of the successful producer qua entrepreneur, then, becomes one of trying to, as far as possible, anticipate and cater to this desire. At times, the injunction may even...