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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... transatlantic world edge where Christian and Islamic mores interact, fuse, and clash. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 orientalism conversion contact zones Beat literature Paul Bowles Jack Kerouac Not all the ravages caused by our merciless age are tangible ones. The subtler forms of destruction, those...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
... he evolved and by the processes that legitimated him as a representative of, and expert on, the cause he espoused. We set this analysis against the background of the specific literature on music’s role in social movements; the general literature on post-democracy; and the rise of celebrity politics...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
... also for literature. The relevance of Virilio's thought in a discussion of Beat literature is further illustrated by his comment, “Let's make no mistake: whether it's the drop-outs, the beat generation, automobile drivers…the military-industrial democracies have made every social category, without...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
... EI … EDUCATE THY NEIGHBOOR BOUT ATTROCITY THEY BULLDOZE AS IF YOU CAN BUY THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY … DIASPORA ROCKERS VAMOS A MATAR CE PASA POR LA CALLE POLICIA MILITAR … MY BEAT IS // BEAT OF THE BARRIOS MY BEAT IS // BEAT OF THE SOWETTO MY BEAT IS // OF THE SULUKULE MY BEAT IS // OF...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and as event. This kinedramatic digital world ( Virilio 1995 ) produces affective modalities for subjectivity to inhabit and at the same time seeds knowledge of the potential of a state of unreadiness to hand in the desire to beat the algorithmic pathway. Virilio’s theory of the spectatorial behavior...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 202–216.
Published: 01 July 2016
... attributed “the recent wave of sex crimes to the current ‘hot’ jazz vogue” ( Down Beat 1937 ). Ellington and his band were located at the center of this moral crisis, with Ellington himself arguing in an interview in the New York Evening Graphic that “you only have to watch a dance floor full of dancing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... interfaced technology, his various Technic KN series keyboards autoplaying “rock beats” overtop of what would best be described as succinctly articulated rants about fast food, beating up superheroes, bestiality, and devotions to his friends and loved ones. But there is something in his music that rises...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... stomach exposed, or its skull split, or its chest gaping open” (167). It turns out that the clinic is a research institute, in which the cruelest animal experiments are conducted. Hence one sees “thin steel wires” and “round wooden pegs”; “naked heart[s] beating”; “lungs, with the veins of the bronchial...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... I too end up saying that ‘these Negroes are all the same’? And that the only way to make them behave is with a good beating?” (270). Wherever the mission stops, they set out collecting. “So far we haven’t yet bought all their clothes right off a man or woman and left them naked on the road, but it...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., certainly not now. Yet, rebellious young men have, indeed, been strongly attracted to cool. There are innumerable subcultural manifestations since the Second World War, such as the Parisian existentialists of the 1940s, the New York beats of the 1950s, the San Francisco hippies of the 1960s, the London...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... misogynistic in its equating of consumerism with femininity. In the fight club, a prototypical men’s rights association (MRA) if ever there was one, the men literally beat each other up, metaphorically beating the consumerism and femininity out of themselves. No wonder your President has to be an actor, he’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
... his admirers as Germany's—or even the world's—best policeman. What sparked Enzensberger's horror elicits Kittler's praise. The greatness of Herold is that he took full measure of the new medial conditions. He beat the terrorists because he understood what it means to be a bit too human in a digital...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... information (images + text + sound) in different ways. In play, the aim is to inhabit and simultaneously seed knowledge of the potential of a state of unreadiness to hand ( Heidegger [1927] 1962 ) in the desire to beat the algorithmic pathway. The digi-child’s consciousness accesses different modeling...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, Elon Musk’s company that in 2015 beat Lockheed and Boeing to win its first defense contract (an Air Force GPS satellite) ( Isidore 2015) . SpaceX is another LACMA sponsor. Hyundai, the major sponsor of the Art + Technology program, includes the Hyundai WIA...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... road trips around the US. With Peter driving, Ginsberg experimented with dictating into the tape recorder, which he described to fellow Beat poet Gregory Corso as “a new ax for composition” (quoted in Miles 1989: 374 ). So began Ginsberg’s foray into what he called “auto poetry” – flashes of lyrical...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Rodney King beating in 1991 showed the medium's potential as a weapon against authority, but at the time she was writing this too was only a limited possibility. Within a few years, however, all this would change. Sony's 1960s portapak revolution was extended with the launch of commercial “camcorders...