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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 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 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... claim, I focus on neoliberalism’s fantasy of free trade and on its displacement of symbolic identities by imaginary ones, specifically, those of the consumer and the criminal. Most generally, neoliberalism is a philosophy viewing market exchange as a guide for all human action. Redefining social...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Friedrich Kittler 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 mathematical dimension of the final...
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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 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 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... concepts suited to thinking about – or, better, thinking through and alongside – such displaced or disavowed elements: symbolic exchange, seduction, reversibility, catastrophe, fatality, absolute evil, impossible exchange, the irreducible, and the singular to mention just a few (see Bishop 2009 ; Butler...
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Published: 01 November 2013
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... behavior – comes into a de facto contradiction with symbolic life, which is genuinely symbolic only insofar as it produces singularities through the series of exchanges in which it consists. Language is the prime example of how a symbolic milieu is, by its structure, an associated milieu, such that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
... establishment of a symbolic exchange between life and death. The essential consequence of this perspective is that death is regarded as a starting point : it is not the impending potentiality for Dasein, but its past, its foundation, its past reality. Given this, by its essential nullity, social existence is...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... was, Baudrillard suggested, necessary to step out of Marxism, into the theory of symbolic exchange and sacrificial economy, to find such a resource. Yet indeed Baudrillard also found a resource within Marx’s The Poverty of Philosophy , and he plays “with Marx, and against him” ([1973] 1975: 119), and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... overcome the split subject, but always fails. As mentioned above, the symbolic order “fills up” the subject by inscribing it within a series of exchangeable signifiers. The only way to escape this bad infinity is “to ascribe to one signifier the function of representing the subject (the place of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
... insights about the state of contemporary feminism when feminism itself has become a self-referring sign. His theoretical approach draws attention to what is at stake for women and feminism in a postfeminist economy generated by the accumulation and acceleration of signs—an economy of sign exchange with...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... accepted criteria of what relations of power and resistance are allowed to be: move the struggle into the sphere of the symbolic by presenting a sacrificial and in-exchangeable gift. To this, the system has no response but its own death. Modern political engagement is typically understood to be rational...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... suppress or to eliminate seduction. Where production brings things forward, manufactures them, gives them a value, seduction is a process “of diverting them from that value, and hence from their identity, their reality, to destine them for the play of appearances, for their symbolic exchange” (Baudrillard...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... interest in cultural revolution has waned, a typical example would be Symbolic Exchange and Death. ( Baudrillard 1993 ). Kellner (1989) does an excellent job of tracing the various stages of Baudrillard's thought until the late 1980s. 6. For useful descriptive accounts, see Marwick (1998: 455...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Lyotard’s Libidinal Economy (1974), and Jean Baudrillard’s Symbolic Exchange and Death (1976). For Noys, in these texts the French philosophers argue in different ways that in the aftermath of 1968, to bring capitalism to an end the political strategy to adopt is to intensify capital, to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2005
... cultural politics, in the quest for newly globalized forms of cultural and political production, education, exchange, debate and action. Accordingly, in this inaugural issue of Cultural Politics, we present nine original contributions, by ten interdisciplinary authors, among them cultural critics and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
... alternative to this interminable liberation isn't that freedom or the law supposed to underpin it, which always give rise to the need to liberate oneself from it, but the rule, the set of rules, the “rules of the game” of symbolic exchange, in which one plays only by committing oneself, by committing one's...