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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
... is a rigorous and markedly ambitious counterhistory. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Dirty Wars: Landscape, Power, and Waste in Western American Literature , by Beck John , Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2009 , 378 pages , $55.00 (hardcover) , ISBN 978-0-8032-2631-9...
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 2 The finished vases are sized in relation to the amount of waste created in the production of three items of technology that use rare earth: a smartphone, a featherweight laptop, and the cell of a smart-car battery. More
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... designers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) who try to convince them to work ever harder in the name of empowerment. But the women laugh at luxury goods, designers, and middle-class activists and, instead, insist on an antiwork ethic and a valorization of leisure—on wasting time over working...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... material politics. This article explores a number of issues surrounding entanglements of media and plastics, including the formation of vast oceanic plastic garbage patches, the treatment of highly toxic electronics waste, the usage of thermal papers that disrupt the human endocrine system...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... approaches the topics from the angle of media studies and argues for new ways to understand media culture as read through a materials focus: from waste to building materials and from temperature control to more conceptual developments concerning new materialism. The introduction discusses these ideas...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 459–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
... technofossil of my molten smartphone to the selective smelting of e-waste recycling: these thermo-critical processes are all powered either by the “high-temperature internal heat source of the planet,” or by the cheap, widespread availability of geologically fossilized sources of fuel (Haff, 2012 : 149). Even...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
...” movement that, since the 1980s, has contested the idea that environmentalism is a benefit that can only be addressed once abundant wealth has been achieved. On the contrary, activists in the movement argue, the cheap materials and zero-cost dumping of waste are “not a sign of abundance but a result...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 85–92.
Published: 01 March 2010
... courtesy of the artist and Galerie Feinkost, Berlin. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 unsolicited submission cultural waste headshot cover letter acting industry The convention of pitching yourself via your work (or is it the other way around?) to a cultural...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
...-collapsed walls. Huddling around a fire, kids holding pieces of wood, ready to throw them on the fire or turn them into weapons. A group of children on a patch of waste-ground, staring out at the camera, staring at us, the viewers: they scowl, or look disdainful, or simply carry on indifferent...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 376–379.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Figure 2 The finished vases are sized in relation to the amount of waste created in the production of three items of technology that use rare earth: a smartphone, a featherweight laptop, and the cell of a smart-car battery. ...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 303–318.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that these earlier theorists only focus on our pursuit of the useful in which we produce and conserve goods. But there is more to our lives and our faculties than this. He points to our interest in not producing and saving but actually losing, losing through wasteful expenditure. Initially he mentions the gratuitous...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
...., Earth), but this thus-created universe works according to a law that, as all laws, cannot but stifle, indeed, wastefully destroy, the infinite potential of possibilities that, originally, primordially, was Lucifer’s to keep and safeguard. Law is wasteful. All law is. It draws its energy from the open...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... conditions and composition of media extend from its elemental components through its disintegration in piles of e-waste around the world. Rather than unearthing particular geological elements, such as coltan or copper, this article’s focus on thermal environments directs attention to the processes through...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 420–423.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the financial elites is explained away by a theory of the naturalism of economic turbulence, the behavior of the poor is scrutinized and transformed into immorality. For example, the poor are called lazy, feckless, and wasteful. Under these conditions, neoliberalism becomes a kind of a moral economy, a social...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 107–127.
Published: 01 March 2023
... tested, shipping traffic crisscrossed, waste dumped, bedrock drilled, fossil fuels extracted. In short “the ocean is instrumentalised as quarry, pantry, sink and sump” (Reid 2020 ). While this compels ocean justice responses, this is not to overcome mastery's ideological stronghold. As Juliette Singh...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 March 2024
... for the gift of an “alterlife” (Murphy 2017 )? An icon of English-language modernism, T. S. Eliot's 1922 poem The Waste Land is full of sounds: voices and languages, snatches of song, church bells, a nightingale, wind, motor horns, and a throbbing taxi (Eliot 1963 : 51 – 76). A bored typist plays...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of the world themselves say just this, in resignedly informing us that even the great empires collapse and the most arrogant towers are leveled by invincible nature within a few generations. Agrarian conservatism expressed the ecological-moral consequences of this in a categorical prohibition of waste. Because...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... waste water reprocessing and reuse. 34 One-eyed stories that (correctly) point out that well over half of Israeli water use goes to agriculture (contributing only 2 percent of GDP) often fail to acknowledge (two-eyed) that across the region 80 percent of water goes to agriculture and contributes some...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... In this essay Adorno’s key point is that Veblen’s thesis prohibits the existence of real luxury. This is because in Veblen’s account luxury is always a necessity in a class system in which it is important to show one’s ability to consume luxury and waste money and other valuable resources. In this context...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., it will also ward off the unwarranted objection raised by zealots (regardless of creed or color) that we seek to promote and disseminate harmful luxury. Far from advocating and paving a way for the spirit of concupiscence, weakness, and waste, we hope that our journal and related contributions will not only...