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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... veiled fictional attack on contemporary Chinese capitalism, which it accuses of creating a kind of fake utopia, where poverty, misery, and despair are hidden behind the fantasy life of the new Chinese consumer society. In Chan’s work, the brutal truth of neoliberal capitalism, which has overtaken Chinese...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
... integral reality is ironically represented by the very moment of its apparent completion. It is this paradox, the paradox at the heart of power, which ensures that integral reality, a world of satisfaction and self-identity, is never a utopia where we want for nothing, but rather a dystopia of despair...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Mark Featherstone; Malcolm Miles © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. The focus of this special issue of Cultural Politics is the politics of utopia and dystopia in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... vertical escape from the surface of the planet a matter worthy of serious consideration among engineers, planners, military strategists, and countercultural futurologists. The shift in the conception of utopia, from the lateral displacements typical of its classical formations to the vertical modes of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Stefan Skrimshire The subject of utopianism in contemporary political life has experienced a revival of interest in the last few years. One of the most polemical contributions is John Gray’s Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia . One of the greatest benefits of this book is to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to other the new immigrants from Eastern Europe because of their inability to conform to the norms of the neoliberal capitalist utopia advanced by Nicolas Sarkozy in the early years of the twenty-first century. In the first section of the article, I discuss the situation of the Romanian Roma in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... idea of luxus in the Roman context through a discussion of the relationship between the emperor Nero, who pushed luxury toward its psychopathic limits, and the Stoic philosopher Seneca, who championed mos maiorum , the moral life of moderation, and a utopia of balance and proportion. In order to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Martin Parker Tocqueville's Virus: Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought , by Featherstone Mark , Abingdon : Routledge , 2008 , 332 pages, £65, HB ISBN 978-0-415-33961-2 © BERG 2009 PRINTED IN THE UK 2009 This is an ambitious book. Mark Featherstone has...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... ambitions; there could be no better place to start. Two books helped give a timely perspective: the Retort group's Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War ( 2005 ) and John Gray's Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia ( 2007 ). But it was America's last...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... glimmers of hope in Bauman’s work. Some of my most abiding memories of Zygmunt are of discussions (in the late 1970s and early 1980s) about hope, which is a recurring—and fluctuating—theme in his work. 1 In his early arguments about utopia, which could be read in relation to mid-twentieth-century...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2009
... revolution should not obscure” (p. 4). The following five chapters survey the evolution of Russian art – and life – reaching back to the 1860s while focusing on the period between 1914 and 1917. Cohen reacts to the fact that, as the art historian Paul Wood observed in the catalogue of the Great Utopia...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... planning. It was not as a theorist of ambivalence that Bauman first came to fame; his early major works were concerned with elites and praxis, with utopia, and with the epistemological problems of the social sciences. Yet his radical understanding of cultural change and political life derived from and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 63–69.
Published: 01 March 2014
... last moment, looking out, unable to reconcile her vision of utopia with the wilderness of the American shore. Figure 1 Woman with Ecstatic Hair , 2012, pen, ink, and pencil on paper, 22 × 30 inches Figure 1. Woman with Ecstatic Hair, 2012, pen, ink, and pencil on paper, 22 × 30 inches...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2016
... extending the discussion toward the effacement of the face. She uses the different cases of facelessness to prove that the possibility of a different politics is not a utopia. To her, facelessness “profoundly unsettles notions of the individual subject as separate, distinct and whole” (171). More...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... variants. Radical political and imaginative thinking about futures in the West, as a result of the Cold War standoff, was rendered mostly impossible. Utopia , as Fredric Jameson and others have argued, by the mid-twentieth century had become an ideological equivalent for Stalinist communism in the Soviet...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-Antoine de Bougainville titled Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique ( The Savages of the Pacific ). Fifteen years after the French Revolution and half a century after Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert began work on the Encyclopédie , Charvet’s wallpaper is a rationalist’s utopia, an arcadia of bare...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... situation, the importance of Bauman’s history and place within a tradition of thought sensitive to the madness of inhuman utopia is founded upon the extremism of the present. In Modernity and the Holocaust (1991) Bauman outlines this madness, and it is possible to identify comparable tendencies in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... something that is greater than anyone of us can fully comprehend. — F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom The global liberal order clearly presents itself as the best of all possible worlds; its modest rejection of utopia ends with the imposition of its own market-liberal utopia which will supposedly become...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 March 2016
... form of a kind of socialist utopia through this period until the regular army retook the city toward the end of May. The massacres of the “bloody week” began on May 21. However, the focus of Ross’s Communal Luxury is on the “centrifugal forces” of the Commune. Indeed, her real interest lies with...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., technological redemption, and a particular type of humanism in the service of a utopia of empowerment for a happy few. My suggestion is therefore not that one can or should thrust the activist use of these technologies aside – far from it. In fact, such a suggestion would be counter to my “hopeful” use of these...