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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Marcelo Svirsky In Giorgio Agamben’s call to profane the sacred in the most desacralized forms, the specific mechanics through which the sacred and the profane connect and become indistinctive remains undertheorized. This article, then, aims at adding a further layer of practical articulation...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... that the university is undergoing a major identity crisis. What many of these analyses fail to recognize is the underlying educational logic at work in higher education—a logic that informs both conservative and progressive analyses of the university. Building on the work of Giorgio Agamben, we present a critical...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... against an Arab Muslim threat manifested in the appearance of migrants, to name but one example of this process. European sovereignty is thus maintained (and to a large extent contrived) through exclusion and bordering. Agamben (1998) reminds us that such political territorialization...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., philosophy is an attempt at bringing together “a love of knowledge and a knowledge of love” (Agamben 2017 : 75). Let us recall that, for Plato's Socrates, wisdom has no image; it is invisible in itself, but it can become visible in beauty. Similarly, the Clouds appear as beautiful women to Strepsiades...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... First, I interrogate how contemporary Western scholars such as Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben have turned to theorizations about fascism to make sense of how agency is possible in an increasingly biopolitical regime. I show that this turn to fascism as a means to explain the institution of racism...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., through a reading of Agamben's The Man Without Content , that such a potentiality – near impossible but nonetheless necessary – lies in life itself, when one re-cognizes living as poiesis. © BERG 2006 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Around the last decade of the previous century, Virilio, at several places...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... to homo sacer , to bare life, which is excluded from both the sphere of the profane and the religious at once ( Agamben 1998 : 82). Bare life belongs to the domain of (bio)politics; that is, it can be killed but not sacrificed (111–15). In other words, homo sacer and the sovereign are two symmetrical...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... is someone who is banned from politics. Aristotle justifies the logic of this abandonment with reference to an interesting concept, the “use of the body” ( Agamben 2015 : 5; see also Aristotle 1995 : 1254b.17–20). Just as the soul makes use of the body as an instrument, the master uses the (body...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and dormitory COVID-19 cases in Singapore. Screenshot from ChannelNewsAsia (CNA 2020). References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer . Translated by Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Agamben Giorgio . 2004 . The Open . Translated by Attell...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2021
... be differentiated from other cultural and political theorists who cover similar ground. The theory of the “state of exception” developed by Giorgio Agamben ( 2020 ), for example, although arguing the point that the coronavirus epidemic has to a certain extent been “invented,” integrates “frenetic” cultural...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... shielding the paranoid state from its critics. Feedback can also cause distortion. Further complicating the image of democracy as a counter to paranoia's totalitarianism is the nature of power within the structure of rule itself. As Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben have shown throughout their works...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 333–352.
Published: 01 November 2023
... attention away from human judgment and toward the alterity of the planet itself. Care for what Giorgio Agamben ([ 1990 ] 1993: 87) calls “whatever-singularities” emerges as a vital component of Galloway's politics of uncomputability: “Whatever singularity, which wants to appropriate belonging itself...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the message across? Doesn’t it require raising the money, buying the television time, registering the domain name, building the website and making the links? My account of communicative capitalism is affiliated with Georgio Agamben’s discussion of the alienation of language in the society of the spectacle...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... portrays the cultural politics of that apology as both fraught and ambivalent. References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Translated by Daniel Heller-Roazen . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Barthes Roland . 1972 . Mythologies...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 420–423.
Published: 01 November 2014
... is, of course, the concept made famous by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben (1998) that describes the situation of the Roman person who exists outside of the law and can be killed with impunity. In many respects, the story Douzinas tells is one of the conversion of large sections of the Greek population...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Muselmänner (even on p. 1) without explanation. Rattansi could well have directed the reader to discussions of this term and particularly to Agamben 2002 . 2 A reply to the charge can be found in Israel Academia Monitor 2013 . References Agamben Giorgio . 2002 . Remnants of Auschwitz...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... a safety net; it is a visualization writ large of Giorgio Agamben’s “state of exception” (2005). This is the zone of the outcast: the refugee, the immigrant, the disappeared. But it is also the state of existing without rights and protection to which not just the few but the many fear they might...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in human activity, which must include thinking, and which, if ever possible, would take place in common among all humans. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 COVID-19 racism affects rest reparation References Agamben Giorgio . 2020 . “ The Invention of an Epidemic...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., and transformed into what Agamben (1998) calls bare life by the neoliberal machine that can only recognize economic value, therefore reflects Cioran's core thesis: we must learn to accept the miserable truth of existence and not try to hide from our own limitations in utopian constructions, because...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Agamben, among others, Pollock and Silverman suggest that the concentrationary mindset is something that defines modernity and cannot be restricted to what took place between 1933 and 1945. The key aspects of the concentrationary outlook are the structures that impede humans’ capacity for socialization...