9780826475244

The Ethics of Cultural Studies

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    9780826475244

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    0826475248

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-05-01
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Ethical questions feature prominently on today's cultural and political agendas. The Ethics of Cultural Studies presents an ethical manifesto for Cultural Studies, an exploration of its current ethical and political concerns, and of its future challenges. The book is concerned with ethics in the material world, and draws on examples as diverse as cloning and genetics, asylum and immigration, experiments in plastic surgery and in electronic and digital art, memories of the Holocaust, September 11th, and media representations of violence and crime. The Ethics of Cultural Studies is a groundbreaking intervention that sets the debate on ethics in cultural study, and offers an invaluable source of ideas for students of contemporary culture.

Author Biography

Joanna Zylinska is Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Preface ix
A User's Guide to Culture, Ethics and Politics
1(25)
Welcome to the culture club
1(2)
Description v normativity
3(2)
Performativity
5(1)
Deconstruction
6(3)
Identity
9(1)
`Turn to Levinas'
9(2)
Levinas's ethics
11(3)
Ethics and responsibility
14(1)
Power struggle
15(1)
Decision
16(3)
Articulation
19(1)
Antagonism in the plural
20(1)
Ethics before politics
21(5)
Ethics and Cultural Studies
26(15)
Idle students and tabloid princesses
26(2)
Cultural studies and ethics
28(3)
The cultural studies of difference
31(4)
What is cultural studies?
35(3)
Cultural studies as a promise
38(3)
Ethics and `Moral Panics'
41(22)
Guns, youths and hip-hop
41(2)
Cultural studies and `moral panics'
43(2)
Beware the folk devils!
45(3)
Cultural studies' ethical blind spot
48(1)
Policing the (racial) crisis
49(2)
Cultural studies before the law
51(3)
Hegemony and ethical strategy
54(5)
Permanent vigilance
59(2)
A postscript
61(2)
Ethics, Violence and the Media
63(20)
Introduction
63(3)
The sublime
66(2)
The secular sacred
68(2)
Mastering the sublime
70(2)
Whose trauma is it anyway?
72(2)
Good and bad violence
74(2)
An(other) ethics of the sublime
76(3)
Responsibility and the gift of death
79(4)
Ethics and the Body
83(20)
The people you never see
83(1)
The universal acts and the biopolitics of immigration
84(1)
Performativity of the public sphere
85(4)
On the state's threshold
89(2)
The politics of blindness
91(3)
An ethics of bodies that matter
94(9)
Ethics and National Identity
103(19)
The nation at war (with itself)
103(1)
`They're all anti-Semitic there'
104(3)
Unveiling the truth
107(3)
Is there such a thing as collective responsibility?
110(3)
National memory and national forgetting
113(3)
Narcissism, alterity and national identity
116(6)
Ethics and Technology
122(16)
Prosthetics and ethics
122(2)
Welcoming the alien
124(2)
Ethical confusion and `good scandal'
126(1)
`I is an other'
127(4)
`The information is the prosthesis'
131(4)
`A species for which we do not yet have a name'
135(3)
Bioethics and cyberfeminism
138(21)
(Yet more) questions of cultural identity
138(1)
Softening the cyborg
139(2)
Bioethics between corporal and corporate obligations
141(2)
Do soft cyborgs have bodies?
143(7)
Mice experiments
150(5)
A modest proposal for feminist cyberbioethics
155(4)
Bibliography 159(12)
Index 171

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