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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...- class symbolic boundaries with notions of refinement and respectability, it examines how the discourse of civility shapes how the nouveaux riches are represented to the upper middle class, identifying a number of recurrent media frames and narrative tropes related to vulgarity, civility, and order...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...” phenomena that the authors believe exist in contemporary Chinese culture. The authors maintain that this kind of one-dimensional entertainment, which is generally vulgar and meaningless, strips culture of its spiritual and intellectual depths, along with any sense of its authenticity and historicity. Wu...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on vulgar yachts or tacky hotels, but when they start stealing the art, I’m liable to start rocking back and forth while muttering ‘Full communism!’ under my breath.” The piece makes manifest a range of recurrent anxieties and objections that characterize writings on the super-rich, including the division...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
... into primitivism, into vulgarity, which we feel at the passage from religion to technology, the Ancients felt watching the most perfect monuments of language abandoned in favor of a religious upsurge which they judged vulgar, destructive and filled with the seeds of barbarism. Certainly this is a very delicate...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
... continues in a longer statement: In an intense erotic interplay, one wrong word, one vulgar gesture suffices, and a violent de-sublimation occurs, we fall out of erotic tension, into vulgar copulation. Imagine that in the thrall of erotic passion, one takes a close look at the vagina of the beloved woman...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and deviancy, suspicious behavior consisted not in adopting threatening practices but in avoiding convenient ones. Just as the hideouts of Bram Stoker's (2008: 378) culturally backward Count Dracula are tracked down by his hunters because he, in conspicuously “vulgar” fashion, chooses to pay for his real...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
... field. However, the danger and scandal of this kind of enterprise—its audacity—has turned out to be not that the academy would deign to reflect on the vulgarities of hip-hop but that those very vulgarities are in jeopardy. Look no further than the editors' organization of articles into sections—about...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... ignore the issue altogether, or to get mired in the abstractions of Buchananite ideological “culture wars,” which is another issue altogether ( Buchanan 1992 ). Another tendency is to denigrate mass culture, à la Gissing and Arnold, as vulgar and lowbrow and as evidence of the decline of standards...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... be tempting to apply Herbert Marcuse’s (2002) famous notion of repressive desublimation to characterize and critique the cultural tactics employed by decolonial activists. In the resort to vulgar, one-dimensional acts and the invocation of raw, unchanneled, instantaneous affects (disgust, anger, rage, etc...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... not by the technical capacities of each application but, rather, the discourses that shape them as distinct cultural forms, discourses that are accentuated by the advent of smartphones. In contemporary Indonesia, however, SMS is infused with a decidedly lowly flavor—as the realm of the rough, the vulgar, the direct...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 135–144.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and even reprehensible, but it is rarely unmotivated. Writing about the place of leisure in medieval life, Chris Rojek ( 2014 : 27) recognized that the “lewdness and vulgarity of carnival were directly related to the low degree of control that people had over natural forces and their own emotions...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... as impure, bastardized, vulgar, illegitimate, and banal. 3 As White shrewdly observes of the characters and plots that are seduced by the desert sublime as some antithesis to the European cultural glut and the allure of tourist flight in The Sheltering Sky , “‘Purity’ is the quality Bowles's characters...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 301–314.
Published: 01 November 2015
... recuperated by the superficial sociality of discourse, communication or vulgarity” ( Barthes 1982 : 6). I think this text perfectly illustrates the basic desire of Roland Barthes or, rather, the frisson felt by someone who finds themselves on the fringes of this “white” writing, this “no man’s land...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Guelph Florence, reads the inscription above the door to hell as if he himself had not invented it. Only in Vulgar Latin were syllables no longer measured but rather divided between accented and unaccented. Thus since late antiquity, instead of metric feet there are rhymes, because otherwise we...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... on one level Braudel is merely restating one of the central claims of so-called vulgar Marxist philosophical anthropology: that the human is, essentially, homo faber (man the tool user). However, on reflection Braudel’s claim is somewhat different and also much more contemporary and more interesting...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
... ( Kellner 2016) . Similar to what occurred in Germany and Italy in the 1930s, it appeared that the two-party system in the United States collapsed in the 2016 presidential election, with the Republican Party taken over by a vulgar outsider who was contemptuous of their party apparatus, traditions...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... feeble because of its aggressive vulgarity. In point of fact it was a prophetic commercial, full of intimations of the future shape of social relationships, because it operated, precisely, in terms of disgust, avidity and rape” (1993c: 73). And in one of his last texts, Baudrillard again refers...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
...: 640). But when he notices that “the mediocre, medial, and vulgar effaced the horizon” (SI: 642), it is evident that for Dasein to be “a passion in the face of the monstrous” (NG: 223) reflectivity has to be part of our “medio-crity.” This is acknowledged at the end of part III: “Actually reflectivity...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in documents from women's concentration camps: Polish woman are vulgar and dirty, French women are vain, Greek women are cunning thieves, Belgian women are naive, Ukranian gentile women are cruel, Czech women are energetic, etc. (see Herzog and Efrat 2005: 98f ; as well as diverse articles in Moller, Rürup...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... its equivalent in so-called “scientific” periodizations of history as claimed by Hegel, Comte, or Marx. As Norman Cohn argued, vulgarized variations of sources such as the book of Daniel, the book of Revelation, the Sibylline Oracles, or the speculations of Joachim of Fiore were crucial...