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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This article offers an introduction to the German concept of Kulturtechniken (cultural techniques), with a special focus on the term’s multilayered semantic career, as well as on the way old notions of Kultur are at play in the concept. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... modernity that players desire and produce but that is everywhere complicated by the very conditions of its production. Drawing on the work of Bernhard Siegert, Svetlana Boym, Raymond Williams, James C. Scott, and Chandra Mukerji, we consider the block-, grid-, and code-level cultural techniques associated...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in forms as diverse as Washington's country-club suburbs and the Pentagon's techniques for urban assault. © BERG 2006 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 I couldn't get over how much the scene was like a replay of Vietnam. Or the Vietnam I'd seen in movies and photo books. The tall grass. The green fields. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
...John W. P. Phillips Taking as a starting point the challenge in finding ways of treating autoimmune disorders, this article constructs a hypothetical frame for enquiry that explores the connections between bioscience and, in a different register, the techniques of cultural memory. Putting the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Sophie Fuggle The pixel and the technique of pixelating faces belong to a politics of fear and a digital aesthetics of truth that shapes public perceptions of criminality and the threat of otherness. This article draws on Paul Virilio’s account of the pixel in The Lost Dimension to analyze its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
... advocated by Jussi Parikka, in English, or Wolfgang Ernst, in translation, or the concept of “cultural techniques” developed by theorists like Bernhard Siegert and Krämer herself. What unites these distinct, recently translated works is that they don’t conform to our usual (mis)conceptions of German media...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Liam Cole Young, listing is shown to have been “a part of every new media ecology and its corresponding ‘flood’ of information” (14). Young, currently a lecturer in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, Ottawa, argues that the cultural technique of listing is ancient and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... creating a sort of political suffering. This is why political representatives are tempted to detach themselves from their organizations, short-circuit them in their turn and speak directly to that suffering, using the same techniques as those employed by the media to short-circuit political and social...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... technology but also a focus on software as technique. Indeed, in this book, software is understood as both something a little bit less and a little bit more than a “medium”: it enables the existence of media as experience and content (the words, the visuals, and the aesthetic choices that often remediate...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Predator Empire joins the expanding body of literature that analyzes the proliferating use of drones in US military strategy, but shifts focus onto US surveillance techniques. Its aim is to discover what it means for humans to exist in an “era of dronified state violence” (5), as Shaw argues that the use...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
... profound and difficult work Du mode d'existence des objets techniques, but whose thought in general, as Gilles Deleuze was the first to understand - in other words, both his ontology and his theory of knowledge, and not merely his thinking on technology - was ground-breaking. Now, since we are concerned...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2016
... contemporary securitized state is a sensorium of surveillance, with technologies that aim to capture various forms of sensory data that then become legible or recognizable through various visual techniques. With military sensor technologies rendering the battlefield as a totality, the physical environment is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 November 2017
... politicized reading of these aesthetic concerns. We are introduced to the concept of ambient subjectivation, grounded in the theories of Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault (specifically Foucault’s notions of techniques of the self and governmentality), to investigate how the neoliberal self might use...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... definitive of the shift from discipline to control (xi). Where 2 Live Crew's record is understood as a whole and unmodifiable object in 1990, and therefore legally defined as unacceptable for audiences of a certain age due to its content, Eminem's is subject to digital editing techniques to remove...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... such as Montesquieu and Ellsworth Huntington. Little has been written on the multitude of thermal practices that entangle forms of mediation with heat, even as these are both challenged by and contribute to global climate change. 1 This article tracks one set of thermal practices: the techniques...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
... techniques of action on things and techniques of action on people. In the best cases, techniques acting on human beings merely replace the role previously devolved to language (political struggle) or religion (psychoanalysis). Technology would have the opportunity to prime a non-sigmoid process of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... recognized that those who cannot pay for the freedom of self-invention through consumption are subject to modern techniques of suppression, today’s deeper levels of change and endless modification entail the “freedom” to self-invent through no-wage internships, zero-hour contracts for workers, and the mass...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... financial capitalism’s ability to generate power and wealth for some while making most of us more precarious. Tracing the historical development of the credit score, Ascher shows that Moneybags has created techniques that enable her to assess other people’s credibility and predict their risk of default...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... been determined by an indeterminate object that senses as a subject, communicates as a subject, and yet does not and cannot enact its own will: it is merely a node in a network, shuttling data. Smart dust will have become us: the political subject without agency. Technique has become autonomous; it...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... philosopher's suspicion of the sophistic manipulation of techniques of oratory and writing, banishes techniques and technical artifactuality to the inessential realm of appearance and the “accidental” ( Stiegler 1998: 1 ). The technical conditions of human existence find themselves on the impermanent and...