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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... unchanging. He contrasts the structure of fetishism with that of symbolic exchange, a cultural formation which resolves fetishism. His analysis of 9/11 is shown to be a complex combination of elements of the theory of fetishism (without being named as such) with that of symbolic exchange. Although...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., entailing an absolute critique of the model in its difference from symbolic exchange. However, my task is to delicately separate these concepts by inserting Baudrillard's discussion of modeling into a philosophy of science context in which modeling appears aligned but not reducible to simulation. In short...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... political analysis of the plutocrats who are playing at being ordinary “winners,” or what it calls normcore plutocrats. Analyzing the symbolic and material contexts of these two images, it considers the physical context of the lift within Trump Tower; the tangled web of relationships uniting the men in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Jodi Dean This article draws from Slavoj Žižek’s approach to ideology to theorize neoliberalism as an ideological formation. I focus on neoliberalism’s fantasy of free trade and on its displacement of symbolic identities by imaginary ones. The fantasy of free trade organizes enjoyment through the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
... displacement of class struggle in cinema. Class struggle, according to Žižek, represents the social Real, in the Lacanian sense. By focusing on the Lacanian Real, as opposed to the Imaginary or the Symbolic, Žižek accomplishes what early film theorists were only too eager (but unable) to develop: a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... manipulate, control, and reprogram everyday spaces. The queue, formerly a symbol of democratic consent, has instead become managed: contained and controlled by tape within which people are assumed to behave as predictable pinballs. Moreover, queuing time has come to be seen as productive marketing time, an...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... symbolism necessary to turn objectless dissatisfaction into articulate political demands. Rather, the consumer-oriented subjects who inhabit the socioeconomic margins of late capitalism were unable to make this political move and ultimately found themselves with nowhere to take their dissatisfaction but to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... such landscapes. The image of children playing among ruins joined these two meanings together, making the bombsite into a habitat for “feral” youth—the imagined threat that haunts the welfare state. By attending to the material and symbolic landscapes of postwar ruins, we can see a cultural politics...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...- class symbolic boundaries with notions of refinement and respectability, it examines how the discourse of civility shapes how the nouveaux riches are represented to the upper middle class, identifying a number of recurrent media frames and narrative tropes related to vulgarity, civility, and order. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... commodity exchange. They reveal the exclusions, notably of noise, that enable rational communication, and the underpinning dependence of ostensibly unique items in semantic chains on their mutual indifference. Glitches are symbols whose nonhuman labor reveals the limits of humanism. © 2017 Duke University...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Friedrich Kittler; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This essay traces the advances in time axis manipulation brought about by the media switches from symbolic mediation (alphabet) to analogue recording (phonography and cinematography) and digital processing (computers). Special emphasis is on the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... structure our experience and our understanding of cultural representation. Thus Mosse’s work highlights the limitations of photojournalism and photography by mixing the contingent and abstract, the symbolic and political, evoking the precariousness of life as experienced in the continuing cycles of war...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 319–338.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Alastair Bonnett Drawing on examples of white imitation, this article discusses the racialization of facial expression. Taking the white imitator Grey Owl as my principal example, I argue that the employment of facial expressions as racial symbols is beset by a tenacious ambiguity. The genesis of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... between individual self-fashioning on the one hand, and on the other hand changing symbolic and social orders. © BERG 2009 PRINTED IN THE UK 2009 cartoons transnational circuitry public spheres civil societies media Europeans have used tolerance as an excuse for not confronting...
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Published: 01 March 2010
“I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be taken for a token of a covenant between me and the earth” (Genesis) windmill turbines are the only monumental sculptures suited to symbolize the era of climate change “I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be taken for a token of a covenant More
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Published: 01 November 2014
Figure 4 The check-in and baggage-drop area at Stansted Airport, before refurbishment in 2006, showing glass, as a symbol of the idea of transparency, imagined as lending the image of openness, democracy, and freedom. Courtesy Adam Sharr Figure 4. The check-in and baggage-drop area at Stansted More
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Published: 01 November 2013
traditional Keralan fishing boat has been filled with cooking pots, chairs, bicycles, and quilts, lashed together with chains, and suspended from a girder in this former shipbuilding yard, serving both as a local symbol and as a globally recognized symbol of economic migration, denoting the physical movement More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... possibility of the primal scene. In other words, they suggest that when we discover the thing that sits at the root of the Law it is possible to begin renegotiation of the symbolic structures of the Law itself. Given that Benjamin understood the role of ex-timacy, and possessed a certain obsession for...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 15–22.
Published: 01 March 2010
...“I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be taken for a token of a covenant between me and the earth” (Genesis) windmill turbines are the only monumental sculptures suited to symbolize the era of climate change “I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be taken for a token of a covenant...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... electoral marketing that systematically bring logics of dissociation into play, creating dissociated milieus. This is a point I began to develop in my book Réenchanter le monde. La valeur esprit contre le populisme industriel. Dissociated milieus are symbolic milieus that have been industrially...