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Bulent Diken
Lancaster University
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    Arendt’s Political Theology—From Political Religion to Profanation.Bulent Diken & Carsten Bagge Laustsen - 2019 - Arendt Studies 3:111-131.
    The article elaborates on Arendt’s take on the religious and the political and on how they interact and merge in modernity, especially in totalitarianism. We start with framing the three different understandings of religion in Arendt: first, a classic understanding of religion, which is foreign to the logic of the political; second, a secularized political religion; and third, a weak messianism. Both the classic understanding of religion and the political religion deny human freedom in Arendt’s sense. Her transcendent alternative to (...)
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    Huxley'sBrave New World— and Ours.Bülent Diken - 2011 - Journal for Cultural Research 15 (2):153-172.
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    Terror as Potentiality – the Affective Rhythms of the Political.Bülent Diken & Carsten Bagge Laustsen - 2019 - Journal for Cultural Research 22 (4):412-426.
    ABSTRACTThe paper addresses the ways in which the cultural, the affective and the political intersect, counter and/or feed upon one another in the context of contemporary terror. Initially, buildin...
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    Becoming Abject: Rape as a Weapon of War.Bülent Diken & Carsten Bagge Laustsen - 2005 - Body and Society 11 (1):111-128.
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    Enjoy Your Fight! - Fight Club as a Symptom of the Network Society.Bülent Diken & Carsten Bagge Laustsen - 2002 - Cultural Values 6 (4):349-367.
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  6. Nihilism.Bulent Diken - 2009 - Routledge.
    Most significant problems of contemporary life have their origins in nihilism and its paradoxical logic, which is simultaneously destructive to and constitutive of society. Yet, in social theory, nihilism is a surprisingly under-researched topic. This book develops a systematic account of nihilism in its four main forms: escapism, radical nihilism, passive nihilism and 'perfect nihilism.' It focuses especially on the disjunctive synthesis between passive nihilism and radical nihilism, between the hedonism/disorientation that characterizes the contemporary post-political culture and the emerging forms (...)
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    Artworks’ Networks.Niels Albertsen & Bülent Diken - 2004 - Theory, Culture and Society 21 (3):35-58.
    Focusing on the connections between the artwork and its internal and external network, the article presents four different approaches to the sociology of art developed by Lyotard, Bourdieu, Luhmann, and Hennion and Latour. While Lyotard, from a phiosophical point of view, emphasizes the transcendence of the artwork in relation to its network, for Bourdieu the work of art is part of a network and the ‘social genesis’ grounds the artwork as an artwork. In contrast to Bourdieu, Luhmann conceives of art (...)
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    The Emancipated City: Notes on Gezi Revolts.Bülent Diken - 2014 - Journal for Cultural Research 18 (4):315-328.
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    Houellebecq, or, the Carnival of Spite.Bülent Diken - 2007 - Journal for Cultural Research 11 (1):57-73.
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    ‘Life is a State of Mind’ – on Fiction, Society and Trump.Bülent Diken & Carsten Bagge Laustsen - 2017 - Journal for Cultural Research 21 (3).
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    Profanation in Spinoza and Badiou: Religion and Truth.Bülent Diken - 2016 - Theory, Culture and Society 33 (3):27-50.
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    The Society of Spite.Bülent Diken - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (4):97-116.
    In the primordial scene, which Girard has described, society is constituted on the basis of the lynching mob, whose mimetic desire, envy and egotism culminate in sacrificing the scapegoat. With spite, though, we confront the opposite situation, in which the mimetic desire does not establish but rather destroys `society'. Here everybody, and not only the scapegoat, is threatened with destruction. Regarding the genealogy of spite, the article elaborates on radical nihilism and relates this to passive nihilism , arguing that these (...)
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    The Ghost of Auschwitz.Bülent Diken & Carsten Bagge Laustsen - 2005 - Journal for Cultural Research 9 (1):69-85.
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  14. Postal Economies of the Orient.Carsten Bagge Laustsen & Bülent Diken - 2001 - Millennium 30 (3):761-784.
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