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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shannon Mattern For millennia, mud and its geologic analogues have bound together our media, urban, architectural, and environmental histories. Some of the first writing surfaces, clay and stone, were the same materials used to construct ancient city walls and buildings, whose facades also...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 148–158.
Published: 01 March 2023
... in ways that hold onto an ambitious claim—to think of narrative cuts and silences as interruptive forces in the operation of writing and the imaginative rendering of the abattoir. Working with outtakes helps the author approach, in a new way, questions the author has been exploring for a while now: How...
Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 2 Daniel Cid, drawing of Freud's writing desk, inspired by Engelman's photograph taken in 1938. The desk was in a space adjacent to the couch room. More
Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 3 Daniel Cid, drawing of Breton's writing desk, inspired by Gracq's photograph taken in 1966. More
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 175–192.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Valeria Graziano Abstract The hypothesis of a post-work society has provoked a newfound interest in the role of imagination in political thinking, made explicit by many authors who turned to the literary genres of utopian and sci-fi writing to sketch possible scenarios of a jobless future...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Ethan Stoneman This article positions Peter Sloterdijk’s spheres project against Carl Schmitt’s spatial writings, showing that Sloterdijk’s anthropo-philosophical approach to spatial analysis implies a theoretical strategy for thinking beyond Schmitt’s fatalistic view of the deep contingencies...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... This article seeks to unsettle Bazin's reputation as the patron saint of analogue recording by exploring the ontological implications of the concept of sense in Bazin's writings on neorealism. Placing Bazin's writings into dialogue with a selection of critiques that find the digital image to be lacking...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and epistemological uncertainty, another part consists in its exploitation of a technologically enabled mode of rhetorical hermeneutics. This article focuses on the latter, arguing that there exists a tendency among QAnon followers to read and write esoterically, primarily in relation to President Trump, and to do so...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Five Car Stud , suggesting that attention to this aspect of Lyotard's writings might allow us to avoid some of the impasses created by the emphasis upon the sublime aspect of aesthetic experience. Reading Pacific Wall in terms of the problems set out in Lyotard's Libidinal Economy , I contend that one...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Anna-Verena Nosthoff This essay explores the works of German artist Gustav Metzger as a potential response to Theodor W. Adorno’s dictum “Nach Auschwitz ein Gedicht zu schreiben, ist barbarisch” (“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric”). It argues that culture, as understood in the Adornian...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Verena Andermatt Conley “Virilio's Electronic Dérive ” provides a summary of Ville panique . It shows that the culture critic joins a contemporary debate on the city, democracy, and citizenship. It argues that by writing at the limit of a shift in style and mode of communication, the critic takes...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., which principally employs the writings of the American philosopher Alphonso Lingis. Finally, the concluding paragraphs are reserved for a range of criticisms of Baudrillard’s work and the author’s appraisal of its likely future influence. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Jean Baudrillard...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... and Social Domination ) and the value criticism of Robert Kurz, whose writings – particularly Das Weltkapital (2005) – Gorz was eager to see translated into French. References Bowring F. 2008 . “ The Writer's Malady: André Gorz 1923–2007 .” Radical Philosophy 148 (March–April): 53 – 55...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... articulates therein his contribution to the philosophical consideration of technics in relation to key influences such as Gilbert Simondon, André Leroi-Gourhan, Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, and Immanuel Kant. It then examines the activist dimension of Stiegler's later writing projects...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Carlo Milani Drawing on the work of Gilbert Simondon, this article explores the creative, subversive potential of organized autonomous networks through an examination of the possibilities and pitfalls of a collective, net-based practice of writing. References Ballard J.G. 1962...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that escape the rigors of the market and competition induce a new serfdom. This article examines, through the writings of Jean Baudrillard on the cultural logics of neoliberalism as implosion, transpoliticization, and catastrophe, the thesis that neoliberalism marks not the high point of capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
...-writing Modernity” and “Argumentation and Presentation: The Foundation Crisis,” it enlists topology as a horizontal spatial structure that enables us to rethink space, time, and modernity outside the limits of the “squared horizon,” where the “squared horizon” is viewed as a spatial and textual metaphor...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 331–342.
Published: 01 November 2019
... feminism, Firestone’s text also strongly resonates with the critical utopian interventions of queer-feminist science fiction writing in the early 1970s. This critique of The Dialectic of Sex seeks to rearticulate some of Firestone’s key concepts within a critical utopian framework and to reconceptualize...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and by writing a 10 percent buffer into slave-ship contracts they internalized contingency. This codification of risk pressured captains and established a logic for the violence enacted on the ship’s human “cargo.” The Black-Scholes formula of option pricing sought to codify the ocean of risk represented...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
... much time discussing art, his brief remarks are used as an entry point to move to Lyotard’s writings on music and art, where the author fleshes out an aesthetic dimension to the general intellect and the project of exodus. The argument focuses on the artistic gesture (the “art” in/of the artwork...