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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of 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 (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... that suggests an older tradition of Chinese utopianism linked to wilderness poetry and natural order. If Chan’s dystopia is a reflection of the CCP’s psychopolitical failure to convince people about the reality of the Chinese communist utopia to come, it is also a representation of the party’s biopolitical...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the 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...
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 1 Cao Fei, My Future Is Not a Dream 05 , 2006. Inkjet print, 120 × 150 cm. Video still from Whose Utopia , 2006. Projected color video with stereo sound, 20 min. Courtesy of the artist. More
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 331–342.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Duke University Press 2019 radical feminism critical utopia dystopia antiutopianism post-1960s Since its publication in 1970, Shulamith Firestone’s Dialectic of Sex has been deemed misguided or prophetic, irrelevant or dangerous, at various instances of disappearance and recirculation...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... . Goldberg Jonah . 2001 . “ Civilization Envy: On Muslims, Israel, and McDonald's .” National Review , September 28 , article.nationalreview.com/267187/civilization-envy/jonah-goldberg . Gray John . 2007 . Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia . New York : Farrar...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2009) 5 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 exhibition, “one...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 244–251.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Figure 1 Cao Fei, My Future Is Not a Dream 05 , 2006. Inkjet print, 120 × 150 cm. Video still from Whose Utopia , 2006. Projected color video with stereo sound, 20 min. Courtesy of the artist. ...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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-breasted...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... 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 Union, although this equation, closing down real consideration of a genuinely noncapitalist...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and destruction of the biosphere than the West. Even if he could swallow his moral objections to Chinese authoritarianism, this Prometheanism means that turning toward a new politics of social control would never work for Žižek, simply because his communist utopia (based on the spiritual intimacy of noli me...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... 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 almost always related...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., 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 populist politics...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of gendered, classed, and raced oppressions and its paradoxical complicity in the democratic ideals and techniques of emancipation. New media activisms are thus quite productive – in the humanist and capitalist senses of the word – through working toward a certain eternally deferred humanist utopia, also...