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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2016
... The text translated here, the full title of which is “Luxury, The Function of Wealth. Part I: The Character and Variety of Wealth, Its Economic Role,” is the fifth and final section (94–100) of the first part of a study of luxury published in La Revue des deux mondes ( The Review of the Two [“Old...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that underpin assumptions about and representations of wealth; institutional and political-economic dynamics, in relation to international financial systems and property markets; and experiences and attitudes, examined via elites’ professional identities and cultural practices. The authors suggest that...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
...George E. Marcus Personal design of one’s emplacement in the world has been a luxury of elite as well as achieved middle-class privilege and wealth. Such enclosure leaks especially on its visual horizons and is explored by mimetic relation to difference, defining eccentricities and contradictions...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... means that he eschews empirical elaboration, and his fixation on the political economy of speed proceeds without reference to a political economy of wealth. This asymmetry results in grand theorizing about general conditions that do not exist, and it overlooks the ways in which accidents, crises, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 2019
... textures. Presented and scaled as grand-manner, historic narratives of the super-rich, this series features Ojih Odutola’s imaginative fictions. The artist is conceptually and aesthetically experimenting, stretching the boundaries of representing blackness, and questioning the contemporary mania of wealth...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... levels of inequality due to the adoption of policies that worked to redistribute income and wealth, and to promote social mobility in these countries, led to a growing demand for luxuries. When economies are expanding, individuals may share the benefits arising from wealth creation through improved...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... representing status anxiety and/or an alibi for the “modest” wealth of the professional middle class (cf. Jaworksi and Thurlow 2017 ), the article offers a distinctive account of the role of representations of the nouveaux riches as anchors for a range of upper- middle- class ambivalences and anxieties...
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Published: 01 November 2013
the colonial presence of the Dutch, Portuguese, and English traders who settled here. Their stake in the city is memorialized through the identity and cultural capital of their buildings, established from the wealth gained through international trade. The dockside warehouses of Pepper House; the David More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 72–87.
Published: 01 March 2019
... interrogate a decade of change in the form and functioning of London, the global city most impacted by the actions of contemporary transnational wealth elites ( Atkinson 2017; Atkinson, Parker, and Burrows 2017; Minton 2017) . The history of London has long been entwined with expansions of financial capital...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... society where, not so long ago, wealth was considered a crime and where today the gap between rich and poor has grown to become one of the widest in the world. Second, philanthrocapitalism is, by design, the antithesis to Russia’s history of philanthropy, which has always existed within the control of a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... University Press 2019 corpocracy meritocracy neoliberalism Trump Brexit In November 12, 2016, Donald Trump—whose estimated wealth was at that time around $3.7 billion dollars—was photographed standing in his own glittering, gold-plated elevator after winning the US election on behalf of, he...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 98–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... arabesques speak to a former era of grandeur and are instantly understood as shorthand for wealth. And as with many of the markers of luxury and wealth, they have filtered down to the masses as mass-produced objects, marketed to those for whom such wealth is merely an aspiration. This method worked for...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 42–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... everything to do with luxury concerning the wealth of nations, questions of justice, the state, and various types of government. In the initial chapters of Luxury , Laveleye examines luxury as excess but also draws attention to how luxury is of growing import to the modern state and economy. This last...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
... edge. Yet the phenomena that financialization seeks to describe are real. Financialization refers to (a) profound expansion of the magnitude of wealth and economic power wielded by the so-called FIRE (finance, insurance, and real estate) sector; (b) the way this wealth and power influences and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 399–402.
Published: 01 November 2006
... environment of today’s journalists and the medium they are operating within. The only thing I sadly miss, and which would make it more valuable from a scholarly point of view, is a bibliography. Considering, however, the wealth of information and the many arguments the book establishes, such a request becomes...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 376–379.
Published: 01 November 2016
... valuable Ming dynasty porcelain Tongping or “sleeve” vases. Vases are traditionally objects of value that hold objects of value and display wealth, vessels for meaning and for transporting goods. Ming vases are particularly iconic objects of high value, as well as being artifacts of international trade...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 88–104.
Published: 01 March 2019
... such economies while also profiting hugely from them. However, in today’s gilded age the economic system, and therefore the basis of extreme wealth and inequality, is different. Instead of big industrial companies producing energy, commodities, and transport, an increasing proportion of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
... condemning both the idea of luxury and luxurious things. In fact, for Marx ([1867] 1976) : 1045), luxury goods are only “absolutely necessary for a mode of production which creates wealth for the non-producer” rather than for the poor producer, and which consequently must deliver that wealth in forms that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “environmentalism of the poor” 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... makers and meanings. Anyone can make a song or a story, but getting songs and stories out to the public is a specialist, strategic exercise. Keeping information and ideas out of public circulation is equally a function of distribution. Both promoting and denying circulation confer wealth and power...