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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
... indicate, Sloterdijk’s belief in “living hot, thinking coldly” is also considered by Alliez alongside Sloterdijk’s contribution to cultural and political theory. © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 Regeln für den Menschenpark Nietzsche Sphere Theory immunization ecology anthropotechnics...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and of thinking. The process of cybernetization initiated around 1900—and the process of computerization since 1950 in particular—culminating in the becoming-environmental of computation, is to be understood as a time of environmentalization, that forces us into the new power/knowledge complex of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 301–314.
Published: 01 November 2015
... White put it, Japan, for Barthes, had been “a test, a challenge to think the unthinkable, a place where meaning is finally banished. Paradise, in deed, for the great student of signs.” As the American writer saw it, Barthes’s notional (“fictive”) Japan provided a cure for the author’s “repulsion for the...
Published: 01 March 2015
Figure 7 A young man thinks, alone on top of a bombed building in Sudaniyeh, Beit Lahia. Figure 7. A young man thinks, alone on top of a bombed building in Sudaniyeh, Beit Lahia. More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 100–122.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Timothy Clark This review article engages with the architect Adam Sharr’s Heidegger’s Hut (2006), a study of Martin Heidegger’s work hut at Todtnauberg, and also with Heidegger’s own “essay” on thought at the hut, “From Out of the Experience of Thinking” (written 1947). The article traces a tension...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Ian James This paper examines Bernard Stiegler's thinking about technics as developed in the first two volumes of his Technics and Time trilogy. It does so against the backdrop of Francis Fukuyama's highly influential thinking about technologically driven historical progress in The End of History...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... respective approaches are insufficient to elucidate the genuinely radical possibilities we may harbor for the Internet. The case study of “hypertextual databases” or “wikis” is used, both to contextualize the limitations of the above arguments and to present a more radical overture for thinking about network...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the earth in real time. Because these systems provide extensions of human senses and are also autonomous, they simultaneously extend and delimit the power and imaginary of the human subject as actor and political agent. By thinking through these multiple large-scale interrelated remote-sensing systems...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the absence of human subjects allows the filmmaker to articulate a broader discourse on space, so that the films can be described as “spatial fictions.” Keiller, by aligning his work with various strands of utopian thinking on space—from the surrealists to Henri Lefebvre and the situationists—forces...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... we think about inequality. Luxury also forces us to think beyond luxury brands, goods, and commodified experiences, pushing us toward more fundamental questions about what constitutes a good life, morality, and social order. The ethnographic case presented here, which reveals how structural violence...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... possibility. The concepts of political culture and cultural politics are discussed as valuable for thinking through the relationship between ethical cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitan democracy and there is preliminary investigation of three different types of “jurisgenerative politics,” considered as sites of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... consumption by acceleration, we argue, both occludes the lack of substantive change actually occurring while simultaneously delimiting possibilities of thinking of and enacting the truly radical. We also consider how this setup is maintained, thus attempting to shed some light on why we are seemingly running...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Leonie Ansems De Vries Thinking back on the globally televised images of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in which two airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, one aircraft hit the Pentagon in Washington, and another one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, the questions “whose...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Bernhard J. Dotzler Each “new technology” inflicts “new violence” on its subjects. Following Marshall McLuhan's argument, this article outlines a theoretical frame for thinking about the relationship between violence and the media. Focusing on Stanley Milgram's experiment mentioned by McLuhan in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Rob Wilson This essay aims to think through the worldly presence of two important and culturally influential American writers in the cultural contact zones of Tangier and North Africa: Paul Bowles and Jack Kerouac. It contrasts their differing attitudes toward “conversion” and toward the implicit...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Kevin Robins In this present discussion, I am concerned with the recent demolition and devastation of Sulukule, a predominantly Roma district located in the historical peninsula (Sultanahmet) of Istanbul. In order to address key issues, I think that it is necessary to explore the wider cultural...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Alex Houen This article explores ways in which the poems Allen Ginsberg wrote against the Vietnam War entailed resisting what he viewed to be effects of “coldwar subjectivity” – in particular, the automation of thinking and feeling. Many of these poems are what Ginsberg called “auto poems”: lyrical...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
... others. The article is critical of many attempts to deal with the vital political issues by mainstream social sciences. The key issue, it is argued, concerns how we might elaborate upon actually existing discourses of cosmopolitanism. European cosmopolitan thinking has a long history and provides both...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 263–279.
Published: 01 November 2013
... dynamics that have traditionally structured public space. It analyzes the different ways in which masks create transformative in-between spaces that signify the presence of a deliberately unspecified absence and therefore facilitate the possibility of thinking differently. It concludes that this strategic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Matthew Mendez This article sketches the development of Jean-François Lyotard's musical thinking through the lens of the composer with whom he was most often associated, John Cage. I contend that the affinity Lyotard felt for Cage's work came about on the basis of two shared concerns: first, an...