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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... show how the unflinchingly detailed depictions of mutilated bodies that feature in the novel's re-creation of the German Blitzkrieg go some way toward evoking a traumatic encounter with the realm of pure, volatile materiality that Jacques Lacan terms the “real.” I note, though, that for Lacan and other...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...André Gorz Introduction to Gorz Chris Turner Though hailed at his death by Nicolas Sarkozy (of all people) as “a major intellectual figure of the French and European Left,” André Gorz was often treated rather less kindly during his lifetime by those who might easily have been his friends and allies...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Sheldon Wolin and Henry Giroux, I demonstrate how standard it has become for democrats, broadly conceived, to use democracy as a means of producing antidemocratic and inequitable outcomes. I argue that Taranto’s analysis, though important, is tainted by his conservative outlook and, as such, misses the...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
...William Merrin Though digital “gadgets” have become one of the most important sectors of consumer electronics, the concept itself has been largely overlooked. This article traces the history of the gadget from its nineteenth-century origins as a placeholding name to its use for a class of technical...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Alison Landsberg A seismic shift in the racial landscape of the United States occurred in 2016. The prevailing discourse about a “postracial America,” though always, in the words of Catherine Squires a “mystique,” was firmly and finally extinguished with the election of Donald J. Trump. Race, in...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
... one knows where to look. That feature is the comment: natural-language text within a computer program that is written exclusively for human readers of the program and is separated from executable code, though it stands alongside it. At their most interesting, in patterns of use to which a managerial...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
... reality is that it was always so. In the context of the new articulations of complexity, however, it becomes crucial to develop more imaginative and resonant forms of understanding and dealing with cultural change. Certain possibilities are put forward—though only as possibilities among many potential...
Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 5 Some observers have noted that the spread of Christianity is more vigorous today than at the peak of Protestant evangelism by Western missionaries in the 1920s. Even though the Communist Party has created an array of state-run organizations to control and manage religion, everywhere in More
Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... discourse; there isn't even any political representation any longer: there's nothing at all. As though the masses had become an object and were now taking their revenge on the world of objects. J-F.P. : Refusing, that being the case, to be manipulated … J.B. : Manipulation, cooptation – I'm wary...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 2012
... grand terms like “metaphysics” and “the end of reality,” as though they were the keys of access to real life. A misunderstanding between campus leftists and trendy techno-libertarians, the latter celebrating and the former denouncing the magic of the commodity with the same Baudrillardian turns of...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 139–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
... are worthwhile questions; they are basically what Jonathan Beller in his new book proposes to address. Significant though the issues are, however, Beller’s approach falls short of its promise. Judging by his book, which is adapted from his mid-1990s Ph.D. thesis, the author came of age...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., genealogical approach to media history. In the past few years, though, a series of newly translated collections and monographs have exposed anglophone readers to the alternate theoretical positions that have been brewing in Germany since its canonical works of media theory were first translated. These include...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 413–415.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-immigration discourses and sentiments, a topic that, unfortunately, seems likely to only become more prominent post-Brexit and during Trump’s presidency. The book, therefore, makes both a significant conceptual and political contribution, though the theoretical stakes could have been flagged up more...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2009
... government website, or a right-wing anti-immigration website, all of which may appear together in the results. Hence, original contexts are rendered unclear or less obvious. It's as though by engaging the images retinally with the absence of context, we absorb them without any conventionally designated...
Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., constituted a totality of global domination under the intermeshed rule of state and capital. Though the US and Soviet power blocs might present themselves “officially” as “irreconcilable antagonisms,” beneath this surface of conflict they reflected, he claimed, “that system’s fundamental unity, both...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 375–390.
Published: 01 November 2008
... the subject in quite so direct a way as Two Hours to Doom . The book did have some noteworthy admirers, though: Herman Kahn and Thomas Schelling, strategic analysts with the RAND Corporation in the United States; Alastair Buchan at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London – itself...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... perfectibility of human beings within as opposed to beyond history (see de Voltaire 1963 ). Though Hegel is often interpreted from a theological perspective, I believe his theory of history and his position in general are both independent of, hence, neutral to, theology. Kant, who takes a secular approach...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... between these baby boomers seeking a workable accommodation with American life and The Vital Center , the late Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.’s 1949 rallying point for Cold War liberals. Lott’s is a short fast-paced work that oft reads like an indictment. There is little doubt though in Lott’s work and the...
Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 42–52.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Figure 5 Some observers have noted that the spread of Christianity is more vigorous today than at the peak of Protestant evangelism by Western missionaries in the 1920s. Even though the Communist Party has created an array of state-run organizations to control and manage religion, everywhere in...
Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 301–314.
Published: 01 November 2015
... had been his host in that city, to try to find him a university post there for two or three years ( Samoyault 2015 : 415–17). Though nothing came of that, he quickly made two further trips to Japan, from March 4 to April 5, 1967, and from December 17, 1967, to January 10, 1968. Visiting Pinguet in...