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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Leong Yew Little has been written about Asian spy films and their relationship with Cold War cultural studies. While their Anglo-American counterparts could be discursively analyzed for the way they portrayed Western anxieties about communism, constructed own identities as opposed to the alterity...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... the possibility of systemic social transformation and an end to destructive and self-destructive Cold War legacies. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 utopian globalism spectacular capitalism anti-anti-utopianism globalization If Euroasian modernisms in visual art in the second half...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Ryan Bishop; John Phillips In an attempt to rethink the boundaries that conventionally determine the Cold War period and its fiction, we examine theoretical, historical, and aesthetic spheres that both precede and exceed the Cold War years. We focus on works by H.G. Wells and Richard Powers...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 337–350.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Daniel Cordle Taking its critical cue from notions of a United States “containment culture,” developed by Alan Nadel and Elaine Tyler May, this article locates Judith Merril’s atomic war novel, Shadow on the Hearth (1950) , in early Cold War political contexts. Contrary to readings that see Gladys...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
...John Beck The defensive systems of fortified bunkers built during the twentieth century have become, especially since the end of the Cold War, objects of troubled fascination for artists, architects, and archaeologists. Images of bunkers proliferate in contemporary art and photography...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Andrew Gibson Graham Greene’s The Quiet American is an “epochal novel.” It announces the inception of a new epoch at a decisive historical moment: on March 15, 1954, US National Security Council Directive 5412 came into force. NSC 5412 more or less coincided with the onset of the Cold War and made...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Adam Piette This article considers Nabokov’s Lolita as an allegory of the Cold War’s obsession with uranium, correlating the uranium rush of the 1950s with the choice of some of the key locations in the book. The incursion into United States space by the foreign agent and corrupter of youth Humbert...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Andrew Ross In China, the legacy of Mao Zedong is selectively remembered; the “late Mao,” in particular is officially considered to have made a “mistake” in launching the Cultural Revolution. In the West, we remember the romantic impact of Mao’s ideas on the Cold War left and on the generation...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 375–390.
Published: 01 November 2008
... film was informed throughout the period of its creation by the differences in political and cultural attitudes toward the nuclear threat that existed between the US and the UK during the Cold War. This allowed the film to act as a reflection of the shift in the general understanding of the nuclear...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 202–216.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Bryce Peake This article revolves around a deceptively simple question: Why did the FBI investigate bandleader Duke Ellington, the African American capitalist, political conservative, and pronounced Christian, as a communist threat in the 1930s through the Cold War? Answering this question involves...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to subsume a human security crisis into the narrative of an eternal Cold War. The third is transmedial , to acquire new political and cultural perspectives on the pandemic through the zombie cinematic genre, including our documentary film, Project Z : The Final Global Event . A zombie inquiry can help us...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and discusses the ambiguity of their desire for speedy driving. Considering the significance of mobility within the cultural context of Cold War America, I investigate the influence of speed on identity formation in the novel. I subsequently look at the impact of both accelerated and decelerated movement...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... poetics and politics of converting the writing subject into a medium of worlded multicultural otherness and/or the consolidation of selfhood and cultural-political belief in such settings. In Cold War contexts threatened with the allure and bad faith of orientalism and the romantic sublime, the stylistic...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
...John Beck; Mark Dorrian Space colonization and subterranean dwelling have been staples of speculative fiction since at least the nineteenth century, but the invention of nuclear weapons and the prospect of global environmental collapse have, certainly since the Cold War, made proposals offering...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
...) as a site for attending to that authority. The author argues that these developments in public culture can be linked to changes to the media environment since the end of the Cold War, which include but are not limited to widespread digital uptake. The article engages work investigating prospects...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... the country – include “oddly rendered rocks” which return as disturbing blobs in Humphrey’s artwork. We might think of the legacy of the Cold War in terms of such rocks, cold and hot. The former include the moon rocks, trophies of the space race doled out to Western museums by NASA; or alternatively...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 July 2023
... and contextualizes Taiwan's modern art as part of a Cold War convergence of art, design, and technology. 1 On a global scale, and in relation to the American military-industrial complex and its attendant neo-imperialism (Immerwahr 2020 : 13–144), the post–World War II and early Cold War period of the 1940s–60s...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and insecurities, telescoped fragments of literary readings from Lewis Carroll’s Alice to Plato’s cave and Lascaux’s grotto. Penetrating the bowels of the hidden architecture offered a temporal journey permeated with images of the Cold War and, simultaneously, a spectacle of James Bond–esque grotesque. It took...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to the same techno-utopianism as their 1960s iterations, and the same military-industrial allegiances that tainted the earlier projects continue to underpin twenty-first-century collaborations. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 art and technology labs US avant-garde Cold War MIT LACMA Experiments...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
... the organizing rationale for whole types of war, such as the Cold War Balance of Terror involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The attempt to differentiate between war and terror, usually on the basis of nation-state participation but also around such issues as targeting, is purely rhetorical...