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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Matthew Flisfeder In the following, I argue against cognitivist film scholars, such as David Bordwell and Noël Carroll, for the relevance of Slavoj Žižek in the field of film criticism and theory. I argue that Žižek's work presents a wholly new mode of criticism which focuses on the ideological...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Mark Featherstone In this paper I consider Walter Benjamin's final essay, “On the Concept of History,” and Slavoj Žižek's recent essay on political messianism, The Puppet and the Dwarf , in order to emphasize the import of revolutionary politics to both writers. I critique Žižek's implicit...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... notions of sovereignty altogether: its production, signification and reception deconstruct simple notions of “America” and “the world” in favor of what Hardt and Negri call “Empire,” what Zizek calls “post-politics,” and what we refer to as “meta-sovereignty.” © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 In their...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... communist bloc and how the protagonists' fantasies of the West are sustained by ideology even in the face of the harsh realities of contemporary capitalism. Slavoj Žižek's Lacanian model of ideology is applied to the film texts in order to highlight these issues, particularly his notion of “traversing...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Jodi Dean This article draws from Slavoj Žižek’s approach to ideology to theorize neoliberalism as an ideological formation. I focus on neoliberalism’s fantasy of free trade and on its displacement of symbolic identities by imaginary ones. The fantasy of free trade organizes enjoyment through the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Uros Cvoro This essay discusses the music style of turbo-folk as the vanishing mediator between two kinds of nationalism in Serbia: anti-Yugoslav nationalism and pan-Balkan regionalist nationalism. Using Slavoj Žižek's account of the concept of the vanishing mediator, I suggest that the nationalism...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... can only be fully understood if it is viewed alongside a consideration of the ideological function of fantasy, especially as it is set out in the work of Slavoj Žižek. The article focuses on one particular piece of mimesis, namely the “Elite Force Aviator: George W. Bush 12-inch Action Figure” to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 420–423.
Published: 01 November 2014
... figure in the contemporary European left who rose to prominence through his work at the Birkbeck Law School. He is now in debate with Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou, David Graeber, Franco Berardi, and others concerning the future of capitalism in the wake of the economic crash of 2007–8. In this, his most...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... economy, politics, philosophy, culture, and society. Caught in this period of interval, when the dominant ideas seem bankrupt and new ideas concerning social organization have yet to emerge, thinkers such as Alain Badiou (2012a) and Slavoj Žižek (2010) have championed a return to communism. While...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... today’s problems. Culture, rather than the political economy of capitalism, is for the alt-right the real problem. Both the rise of Trump and the alt-right share populist and chauvinistic dimensions in common with an older European fascism, which, to paraphrase Slavoj Žižek, is in a sense a “conservative...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... with Slavoj Zizek’s emphasis on post-politics. And, even as it shares the description of communication as capitalist production with Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, it differs from their assessment of the possibilities for political change. More specifically, Agamben notes that “in the old regime...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... alternative political space beyond formal parliamentary democracy itself. The electorate is offered the appearance of change so that nothing has to change ( Žižek 2002 ). Contemporary liberal democracy necessarily involves a “making do.” Britain's electoral system means that fringe votes are wasted, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
... maintains that “Baudrillard never developed the ecological dimension implied in his writings” (61). When Žižek (1994: 1) alludes to Jameson's reference to the end of the world, he takes it to mean that “nobody seriously considers possible alternatives to capitalism any longer,” indicating a widespread...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... intellectual history that runs from Aristotle to Žižek, with most of the big beards being nodded at along the way. The argument rotates around the question of utopia, and broadly adopts what might now be called the standard “postmodern” diagnosis. That is to say, as soon as we attempt to bring imagination into...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 November 2017
... self-effacing relationship with its own historicity. In particular, Fisher’s (2009 : 14) discussion (pace Louis Althusser and Slavoj Žižek) of dangers of capitalist realism is brought to mind: the numbing approach to political engagement that creates “a pervasive atmosphere, conditioning not only the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that prides itself on free choice. It is within this context that Dean’s intervention is not only welcome but necessary. She mobilizes forms of Marxist theory that have been quietly coming to the fore over the past decade—think Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek—and brings them to bear on the very specific...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... internationally, by some such as Slavoj Žižek who made the journey to see Buste de femme in Ramallah, as an instance of art’s ability to transcend—for a moment—international and local political realities; or, in other words, “the paintbrush” is indeed “mightier than the M16” ( C. S. 2011) . What emerged through...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... humanist neo-Marxism constructed from ideas of early Lukács, Sartre, and the Frankfurt School (which critically incorporated psychoanalytic notions of fetishism): this conception found a place in a general theory of capitalist alienation and reification. Later Žižek used the idea to critique the fetishism...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... entertainment complex. To them it doesn’t matter what happens “on the ground.” The ground – the old-fashioned battlefield itself – is just a necessary externality to the game. Zizek: “It is thus not the fantasy of a purely aseptic war run as a video game behind computer screens that protects us from the reality...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and Lynch critics (Michel Foucault, Todd McGowan, Michel Chion, Slavoj Žižek) to focus on moments in which characters—as opposed to the actors portraying them—perform within Lynch’s diegesis, thus creating theatrical moments within the theatricality of the film itself. Martin claims that these moments...