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Cultural politics now

Cultural politics now
Cultural politics now
Although neither a cultural philosophy nor a political theory, the concept of cultural politics emerged, as we conceive it, decades ago in a time when it was often argued that the study of culture and the academic discipline of cultural studies were unavoidably political because of questions of value, ideology, and power this study entails. This article by the editors of the journal Cultural Politics provides a short survey of the field, its emergence, issues of interest, and its relationship to cultural studies. To do so within an era of full-blown globalization, with all its attendant laudatory dimensions and many burdens and discontents, because of the unavoidable intercultural tensions and stresses around identity, belonging, and power these processes produce, we address several pressing questions about politics, culture, and textual engagement. How can we theorize cultural politics and the political goals of cultural theory and analysis in the English-speaking world and beyond when uncertainty around identity is the driving force of the project itself? What do a contemporary politics of culture and a cultural politics look like now, and how might that terrain be shifting? How can we theorize culture as a political issue and politics as a cultural field?
cultural politics, cultural studies, critical theory, knowledge production, geopolitics, disciplines, institutions, cultural texts
1743-2197
267-176
Armitage, John
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Bishop, Ryan
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Featherstone, Mark
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Kellner, Douglas
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Bishop, Ryan
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Armitage, John, Bishop, Ryan, Featherstone, Mark and Kellner, Douglas (2017) Cultural politics now Cultural Politics, 13, (3), pp. 267-176. (doi:10.1215/17432197-4211193).

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Although neither a cultural philosophy nor a political theory, the concept of cultural politics emerged, as we conceive it, decades ago in a time when it was often argued that the study of culture and the academic discipline of cultural studies were unavoidably political because of questions of value, ideology, and power this study entails. This article by the editors of the journal Cultural Politics provides a short survey of the field, its emergence, issues of interest, and its relationship to cultural studies. To do so within an era of full-blown globalization, with all its attendant laudatory dimensions and many burdens and discontents, because of the unavoidable intercultural tensions and stresses around identity, belonging, and power these processes produce, we address several pressing questions about politics, culture, and textual engagement. How can we theorize cultural politics and the political goals of cultural theory and analysis in the English-speaking world and beyond when uncertainty around identity is the driving force of the project itself? What do a contemporary politics of culture and a cultural politics look like now, and how might that terrain be shifting? How can we theorize culture as a political issue and politics as a cultural field?

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 May 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 November 2017
Published date: 1 November 2017
Keywords: cultural politics, cultural studies, critical theory, knowledge production, geopolitics, disciplines, institutions, cultural texts
Organisations: Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 408729
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/408729
ISSN: 1743-2197
PURE UUID: 96fa2af2-d032-47d4-95a8-3e0f6fad8cc9

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Author: John Armitage
Author: Ryan Bishop
Author: Mark Featherstone
Author: Douglas Kellner

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