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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Ryan Bishop Remote sensing using nanosensors continue a long trajectory of multisensory teletechnologies devised by the military for surveillance and weapons verification at a distance. These remote-sensing systems form the basis of current military and corporate plans to monitor all elements of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Johanna Drucker In our image-saturated culture, can works of imaginative art have any impact? If so, then what is the critical concept within which their effect can be understood? This article makes use of a systems-theory approach in relation to a longer history of modernist criticism, proposing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... the possibility of systemic social transformation and an end to destructive and self-destructive Cold War legacies. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 utopian globalism spectacular capitalism anti-anti-utopianism globalization If Euroasian modernisms in visual art in the second half of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens; Willem Schinkel Im Weltinnenraum des Kapitals. Für eine Philosophische Theorie der Globalisierung , Sloterdijk Peter , Frankfurt a.M. : Suhrkamp , 2005 , 415 pages, 25.50€ , HB ISBN 3–518–41676–6 © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 Im Weltinnenraum des...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... reading of Web 2.0 in relation to democracy, within a discourse theoretic framework, as a contrast to the cyber-libertarian discourse. For post-Marxist discourse theory, discourse refers to a socially contingent and taken-for-granted system of meaning defining a set of concepts, objects, and practices...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... contributions. Integrating Innis into these debates allows us, the author argues, to move beyond the limits of his mid-twentieth-century work, and to expand the horizons of what John Durham Peters calls “infrastructuralism.” Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 infrastructure media theory media...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
... from the phenomenon of “amusing ourselves to death” in the United States and that this difference has been masked by the decontextualized mechanical application of Western cultural theories, an increasingly common practice in Chinese cultural studies. In fact, Chinese-style “amusing ourselves to death...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... security kicks in further efforts at cleansing, and totalitarianism is the result. Utopia becomes dystopia. The virus is hence the very idea of utopia as a perfectible social and political system that could be designed and controlled. Alexis de Tocqueville used this metaphor in 1858 to write about the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Matthew Flisfeder In the following, I argue against cognitivist film scholars, such as David Bordwell and Noël Carroll, for the relevance of Slavoj Žižek in the field of film criticism and theory. I argue that Žižek's work presents a wholly new mode of criticism which focuses on the ideological...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... opportunity for queuers to be monetized. The intellectual origins of these queuing systems in cybernetics theory are considered here, and the economics of queue-jumping are addressed. A case study examines Stansted Airport in London, designed by the well-known architectural firm Foster Associates and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... rhetorical figure than a function. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 recursivity rhetoric media theory Niklas Luhmann systems theory Theodor W. Adorno Homer The Odyssey music anti-Americanism Stanley Kubrick orality mathematics functionalism “In the Wake of the Odyssey ,” a rhapsodic pendant...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... promise that everyone will win, uses losses to reconfirm the necessity of strengthening the system so that everyone will win, and perpetually displaces the thieves of enjoyment throughout the system as warnings, exceptions, and contingencies. In addition to relying on the fantasy of free trade, neoliberal...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Tom Rockmore The aim of this article is threefold. To begin with, I sketch in outline form some main aspects of Hegel’s theory of history. Second, I will consider in some detail its relation to theology, which is an important theme for his position in general, including his view of history. Finally...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Warburg . Kurz R. 2005 . Das Weltkapital. Globalisierung und innere Schranken des modernen warenproduzierenden Systems . Berlin : Tiamat . Postone M. 1993 . Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Re interpretation of Marx's Critical Theory . Cambridge : Cambridge University...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... conclude by making a case for political identification with the Romanian Roma, a “defense of their right to city,” and opposition to what I call the anal-sadistic system. Here I rely on Alain Badiou's recent reading of Sarkozy as an anal sadist to suggest that “super Sarko” was in some respects...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that underpin assumptions about and representations of wealth; institutional and political-economic dynamics, in relation to international financial systems and property markets; and experiences and attitudes, examined via elites’ professional identities and cultural practices. The authors suggest that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Felicity J. Colman Paul Virilio’s work on dromology provides a model of a political economy. Called the “dromoeconomic” system, it incorporates aspects of temporality, consumption, and technology, arguably three of the core factors for consideration of the future organization of human societies...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler This lecture, presented by Friedrich Kittler in 2002 as part of the Mosse Lecture Series at Humboldt University (Berlin), explores in a sequence of short historical vignettes the thesis that power systems such as the old British and the new American empires produce their own...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... material politics. This article explores a number of issues surrounding entanglements of media and plastics, including the formation of vast oceanic plastic garbage patches, the treatment of highly toxic electronics waste, the usage of thermal papers that disrupt the human endocrine system, and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... decentralized social movements is clear when military, social-movement, and network theories and practices are compared. These differences are manifested in asymmetrical relationships to “veillance,” alternative modes of producing social technologies (especially protocols), contrasting theories of power, and...