Category: 2018

Workers in Arms, Mural, Coit Tower, Sam Francisco, CA, USA, January 6, 2009 | © Courtesy of Thomas Hawk/Flickr.

Marx and Lacan’s Perspectives on Economic Factors, Collective Consciousness and Political Developments in the United States

The article by Claudia Leeb, entitled “Mystified Consciousness: Rethinking the Rise of the Far Right with Marx and Lacan” and published in Open Cultural Studies on November 10, 2018, uses the theory of psychoanalysis...

SALE at H&M Store, Broadway, Times Square, NYC, NY, USA, July 30, 2018 | © Courtesy of Will Buckner/Flickr.

New Article: Disposal and Reinvention: Citizenship in an Era of Electronic Capitalism

Néstor García Canclini Published Online: 2018-11-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0025. Abstract Ever since the expansion of video-politics, television canalises citizens’ criticism and demands regarding political authorities, conceiving of citizens as spectators. Social networks magnify this...

In the news, London, UK, February 13, 2016 | © Courtesy of Dun.can/Flickr.

New Article: Mystified Consciousness: Rethinking the Rise of the Far Right with Marx and Lacan

Claudia Leeb Published Online: 2018-11-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0022. Abstract This paper brings core concepts coined by Karl Marx in conversation with Jacques Lacan to analyse some of the mechanisms that have mystified subjects’ consciousness,...

HONK! Fest 2010: Parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, October 10, 2010 | © Courtesy of Chris Devers/Flickr.

New Article: Composing for Improvisers: Negotiating the Issue of Individual Voice

Anton Hunter Published Online: 2018-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0019. Abstract This paper addresses one aspect of my Practice as Research project exploring composing for large groups of improvising musicians. It looks at how my practice...

Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria, May 23, 2009 | © Courtesy of Arian Zwegers/Flickr.

New Article: “Qabbani versus Qur’an”: Arabism and the Umma in Robin Yassin-Kassab’s The Road from Damascus

Tasnim Qutait Published Online: 2018-05-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0008. Abstract In The Road from Damascus (2008), Syrian-British writer Robin Yassin-Kassab’s debut novel, the protagonist describes “the opposing camps of [his] childhood,” as narratives of “Qabbani...

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, November 2, 2009 | © Courtesy of Ingmar Zahorsky/Flickr.

New Article: Translation Zone(s): A Stuttering: An Experiential Approach to Linguistic Hospitality

Heather Connelly Published Online: 2018-08-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0015.   Abstract This essay outlines the potential of artistic research for engaging audiences in cultural literacy and linguistic hospitality, which according to Paul Ricoeur occurs “where...