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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... lineage, of “utopian globalism” in the visual arts, traceable back to the time of the Russian Revolution and active, in mutating form, across the world in the period from 1917 up until the late capitalist 1990s. In a discussion linking artworks by Vladimir Tatlin, Pablo Picasso, and Joseph Beuys to the...
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Published: 01 March 2014
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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 2014) 10 (1): 63–69.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Figure 4 Utopians portraits (selections) Figure 4. Utopians portraits (selections) ...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... place Chan’s novel in the context of contemporary Chinese communism, and in particular the utopian dimensions of Hu Jintao’s concept of the Harmonious Society and Xi Jinping’s idea of the Chinese Dream. My objective in this section of the article is to show that Chan’s novel may be understood as a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... computer games have to this agon of the everyday. Perhaps computer games present the ethos of the digital world in its pure form, as a place where the “playing field” really is level, where the rules really seem to be fair. Perhaps the computer game is the almost-utopian double to a world made over as a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... acceptance of the limits of human life on Earth, the most devastating assessments of humanity’s future have also produced utopian proposals for the reimagining of human potentiality below and above the surface of the planet. In a real sense, then, catastrophe has become the precondition for the establishment...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the absence of human subjects allows the filmmaker to articulate a broader discourse on space, so that the films can be described as “spatial fictions.” Keiller, by aligning his work with various strands of utopian thinking on space—from the surrealists to Henri Lefebvre and the situationists—forces...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., are in danger of succumbing to the same techno-utopianism as their 1960s iterations, and the same military-industrial allegiances that tainted the earlier projects continue to underpin twenty-first-century collaborations. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 art and technology labs US avant...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... oedipalization and normalization. Expanding this work in the second section of the article, I seek to locate it in a discussion of the banlieue and the abandoned spaces of Paris, which become zones of otherness that simultaneously contain and resist the utopian tendency to construct self-identical cities. Here I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “civilization.” The utopianism that motivates many time-capsule projects, whether it is articulated through a belief in the power to communicate with a distant future or with some cosmically remote intelligence, is also a manifestation, this article argues, of progressive modernity’s commitment to timekeeping...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... imagination into reality, repression results. All the trains to the Promised Land end up at Auschwitz. To this he adds a structuralist understanding of identity, within which “us” is all too often premised upon “them.” Put these two together and you get a nice psychoanalysis of utopianism. The commitment to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... these parameters, after the demise of state socialism in the 1990s, is what might be called an uncharted terrain. But this can also be called an experimental, utopian terrain. Utopia has been progressively demonized over the course of the liberal period because of its association with totalitarian...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... teach, humanize, and critically engage in the world in the name of the good or the utopian possibility rooted in the human ability to make the world better. It is also for this reason that Bauman’s passing represents a serious ethical and political challenge to sociology, and to the wider humanities and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Bauman relies mainly on Max Weber here and argues that the whole process of the extermination of the Jews was part of a systematic utopian industrial and bureaucratic process like any other. Auschwitz, for example, took European Jews from February 1942 to 1944, the last some 430,000 from Hungary from May...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... ). The three figures stand: a gesture, a dialectical enactment; before them there is a splash of brightness as the banner is reflected on the water’s blue-gray surface: a glimpse of hope, or a resurgence of a latent utopian memory? But this is my interpretation and may seem too fancy. Protest...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 404–406.
Published: 01 November 2018
... technologically utopian futures (e.g., corporate-sponsored “smart cities” and probabilistic forms of algorithmic governance) and of seductive “green” futures (which all too often end up being technocratic “solutions” to exclusively middle-class anxieties). Yet in contrast to other scholars who therefore distance...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2005
... anarchist and syndicalist programs. I would therefore hope that the discourse could be broadened, lest we completely move away from the more utopian and inventive thinking that has characterized earlier phases in the understanding of new media. ...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 381–392.
Published: 01 November 2007
... contemporary painting, on the other hand, uses graphic design as a kind of foil to push at the parameters of the medium. For whether design refers to the expediency of mass production, Pop Art, or the utopian ideals of the Bauhaus, it can only be folded into the experience of the painting at hand as well as...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
... as a progressive, in some ways utopian, movement, coherent but encapsulated in history. This view is deceptive in two ways: first, because international modernism contained several positions and some contradictions (which are easier to analyze looking back) and, second, because it was never the only...