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Force and Economy

Carl A. Raschke

in Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Increasingly, market economies run on credit as well as on credulity. They are gift economies that genealogically reveal themselves as impossible political economies. The liberal democratic order ... More


We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Steve Redhead

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is it possible that various disciplines, theorists and cultural commentators have been hurtling down a blind alley in the last thirty years, searching for the holy grail of the postmodern? What if, ... More


Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Catherine Constable

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, thinking through ways in which it challenges the aesthetic paradigms currently dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. The first chapter explores ... More


Crisis, critical perspectives, and fin de millénaire prose fiction

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This integrated overview of political, social, theoretical, and literary aspects of crisis establishes the critical framework for analysing the fin de millénaire French cultural field and the four ... More


Rerouting: Ça n’existe pas l’Amérique

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses a major shift in French novelists’ attitudes toward the United States. While the social critique remains very much in place, there is a new willingness to explore the American ... More


Art and permeable moments

Jared Pappas-Kelley

in Solvent Form: Art and destruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129246
eISBN:
9781526141927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129246.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Chapter two endeavours to define art amid a portmanteau—starting with Jean-Luc Nancy’s understanding of art and the image in The Ground of the Image, Bataille’s ideas concerning art as a rupture or ... More


Kaufman’s Dissensus

James Harvey

in Jacques Rancière and the Politics of Art Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474423786
eISBN:
9781474453585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423786.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Exploring the tensions between the themes and visual style, Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is an exemplary manifestation of dissensus: ‘the presence of two worlds in one’ (Rancière, 2010: ... More


Newspaper Article: The Gulf War in Real Time and Virtual Space: Approach: Hyperreality

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The literary, however identified, may be said to include many examples of non-fiction, including works of journalism. Given the reporter’s quasi-objective relationship to history, the journalistic ... More


Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Jennifer Friedlander

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through a study of recent trends within contemporary media and art, this book considers how political transformation might be facilitated from within the much maligned aesthetic category of realism. ... More


. The Gigantic

Marc Redfield

in The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231232
eISBN:
9780823241118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The co-implication of aesthetic and tele-techno-mediatic problems and practices becomes visible as the twin (and twinned) problem of the aesthetic rendering of catastrophe (“after Auschwitz to write ... More


Power without Politics: Domination Theory and the Crises of Capitalism

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Around 1996, the review re-orientated its political critique to examine how the globalisation of financial capitalism had hamstrung the progressive left. Michel Surya’s De la domination described ... More


We Have Never Been Postmodern: Reading Jean Baudrillard

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers other readings by and on Baudrillard which are not collected in the Reader itself. There is a critical editorial introduction to these readings provided in this chapter.


The Simulacrum of Hypermasculinity in Comic Book Cinema

Daniel J. Connell

in Toxic Masculinity: Mapping the Monstrous in Our Heroes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828934
eISBN:
9781496828989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828934.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the intensification of hypermasculinity’s physical aspect through the character of Wolverine as portrayed by Hugh Jackman. Delving into Baudrillard’s concept of the simulacrum ... More


Introduction: Eyewitnesses, Conspiracies and Baudrillard

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the impact of the events of 9/11 on the present day. It identifies the various responses to terrorist attacks, which include eyewitness reports that gave ... More


Interface as Utopia

Michael F. Leruth

in Fred Forest's Utopia: Media Art and Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036498
eISBN:
9780262339926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036498.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The Conclusion looks more closely at the utopian thread that runs through Forest’s artistic practice beginning with an overview of his lifelong preoccupation with immaterial forms of territoriality ... More


Defiant life: the seductions of Terror amid the tyranny of the human

Julian Reid

in The Biopolitics of the War on Terror: Life Struggles, Liberal Modernity and the Defence of Logistical Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074059
eISBN:
9781781701676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074059.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the strategies with which Terror is seeking to refuse the impositions of biopolitical order through the development of Jean Baudrillard's account of Terror as defiant life. ... More


Approaches to a Concept of Simulation

Inge Hinterwaldner

in The Systemic Image: A New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035040
eISBN:
9780262335546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035040.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

It can be shown that the different conceptions of ‘simulation’ (the one of culture critique on the one hand and the denomination of technical applications on the other) that seem to be incompatible ... More


Introduction The Cybernetic Vampire of Consumer Youth Culture

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents an examination of what vampires and cyborgs have to say about consumption generally, and then proceeds to their mobilization specifically within contemporary youth culture. The ... More


Youth Fetishism: The Lost Boys Cruise Mallworld

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a more detailed critique of the monolithically negative view of consumption characteristic of Jean Baudrillard. It also explores the popular Fordist construction of “consuming ... More


Nihilistic Postmodernisms

Catherine Constable

in Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter two addresses the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, specifically Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in order to set up the key differences between nihilism and affirmation that underpin the rest of the ... More


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