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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 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 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 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 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 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 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): 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Mark Poster Hardt and Negri’s Empire contains dystopian gestures toward information technology. In this essay I examine these aspects of their important work, without ignoring their more positive understandings of the topic. I hope to sustain three arguments about networked digital information...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... heritage business has become increasingly interested in exploiting public curiosity towards the remains of recent conflict. This article positions current work about bunkers within the context of postwar debates surrounding modernist aesthetics – minimalism in art, brutalism in architecture – and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clare Birchall While the choice between secrecy and transparency has political and cultural salience, this paper questions the logic of such an opposition. Through a consideration of the different attitudes towards secrecy embedded in the Bush and Obama administrations, this paper argues that both...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Gregory Clancey This article is one step toward an urban history of the United States that foregrounds “emergency” as a clearing device. American cities were strategically targeted during the sustained mid-twentieth century depression and war by a complex of groups – the Federal government...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
... forms an internally consistent system involving people as both agents and subjects of development, and each system tends towards a stifling completeness at its height. Each successive system represents a more primitive need: to communicate, to be at one with the world, to sustain life. As such, each is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... transformations. Taken together, these arguments point toward a broader transformation in the history of thought that is developed across Deleuze’s work, but also raise a number of problems. This essay will critique and rearticulate the terms of Deleuze’s media philosophy in relation to work by Paul Virilio on...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Max Haiven Walmart is not only the world's single largest retailer and private employer, it is also a crystallization and an agent of a broader paradigm shift toward “securitization”: the convergence of financial and security-oriented logics of risk management. This paper examines the way Walmart...
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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 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...