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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the sense of rejecting a rational orientation toward expenditure, is nothing “superfluous” for feudal rulers, but rather one of the means of social self-assertion) ( [1921] 1980 : 651). Adorno is truly shocked by this thinking. He finds it repellent and horrible. The attempt to depict the whole...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
... surrounding field, and Heidegger’s account would describe its shape as a dynamic force in movement toward objectives ahead of it. But we have an intense sense of the inner space of life in that giraffe. From the first clouds, the trunks of the sequoias are not surfaces; we perceive the spaces they occupy and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the fact ( Tatsache ) that one dies constitutes “evasive concealment” ( verhüllendes Ausweichen ) towards Dasein 's being-towards-the-end. It obliterates the fact ( Faktum ) “that each person's Dasein has effectively always been dying.” Dasein 's feeing from the encounter with itself, with its most...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... manufacturing and preservation, and thermal infrared imaging, thermal control is shown to be essential to the conversion of geological matter into circulations of media on a mass scale. In each of these cases, cultural assumptions and imperatives—the drive toward purity, the development of standardization, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Christine Berberich; Neil Campbell; Robert Hudson This essay examines, in Ben Highmore's words, the implications of “a materialist turn towards the immaterial, towards affect, towards thinglyness, the senses” and how this might be determined by “the social world that produced them.” In viewing the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Henry A. Giroux This article argues that while the United States has been drifting toward the ideological right since the 1980s, the election of George W. Bush marks a qualitative turn toward authoritarianism. This authoritarian turn is traced through the rise of four antidemocratic tendencies in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Sas Mays The overall remit of this article concerns a philosophical contextualization of Badiou’s antipathy toward the capitalist status quo, as it is played out in the denigration of the “encyclopaedia.” The article argues that this object marks an extension of the phonocentric idealism of Western...
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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 November 2008) 4 (3): 375–390.
Published: 01 November 2008
... film was informed throughout the period of its creation by the differences in political and cultural attitudes toward the nuclear threat that existed between the US and the UK during the Cold War. This allowed the film to act as a reflection of the shift in the general understanding of the nuclear...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... emancipation of Western civilization from “the dogmatic opportunism of the real as power-of-the-base-from-below” toward “a free-moving position intermediate between the heavy and antigravitational tendencies.” Economically, the ending of scarcity ( Entknappung ) and, technologically, the exoneration...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
... directed toward the production of hybridity. Further, and despite the continuing presence of an official policy of multiculturalism, these developments have highlighted the highly provisionalized forms of national belonging now available to Australian citizens in certain immigrant communities, particularly...
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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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... speed of circulation and feedback of information have increased dramatically. These tendencies have given rise to an effect I term vortextuality, whereby major news stories have the power to dominate the news media to such an extent that all attention appears, temporarily, to be directed towards them...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the empiricist mode that characterizes contemporary media studies. It reevaluates the belief that selfies are narcissistic, suggesting that narcissism should be understood through an intertwined dialectic of aesthetic and anesthetic relations that either unveil or close off the body toward another...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... particular, we return to Immanuel Kant and his theory of the beautiful and the sublime to make a case that connections between capitalism and democracy rest on an unexamined aesthetic of the beautiful. To sever this link, and thus to push democratic struggles for equality toward a communist horizon, we...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., first of all of the environmentalitarian Capital-Form, and to break through toward a speculative thinking of the environment and a new environmental image of thought. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 cybernetization environmentality techno-ecology Capital-Form worlding What [can...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on a ladder but in an express lift symbolizes the attempted velocity of this phase of corporate meritocracy. In the process the analysis provides a multilayered contribution toward understanding how these normcore plutocrats in gold elevators have achieved and extended their power. © 2019 Duke...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... funneling of capital away from the real economy and ordinary employees, and upward toward the super-rich. The article is based on thirty interviews with top UK business leaders, including twenty Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 CEOs, as well as other demographic and qualitative data. © 2019 Duke...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the positioning of subjects toward, as well as by, the media and the epistemological question of what the object of media studies is. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 violence media studies McLuhan film media education Above all, the mental and physical health of those pupils was...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Daniel Vukovich This essay addresses the “demand for humanism, with a nod toward Asia” within current theory and global intellectual political culture. I argue that using humanism as a way to understand China (a habit inside and especially outside the PRC) keeps us within the orientalist tradition...