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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Laikwan Pang This article explores the meanings of the arts produced in the 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, using a reinterpretation of Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy. It examines how these arts struggle with the tensions between politics and aesthetics. These arts are not only politically...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 190–201.
Published: 01 July 2016
... which he realized liberation was immanent, the French resistance poet René Char wrote that he and his colleagues had been left an “inheritance without testimony.” Hannah Arendt, in her commentary on Char, suggests these words refer to a “precarious freedom” that emerges in war and revolution, just...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... looking to nonpolitical means to oppose totalitarianism by reasserting this ideal. While Marcuse’s position is distinctive and derives from specific literary examples, Hannah Arendt and Ernst Bloch also refer to the pursuit of happiness and, in different ways, include aesthetics in a philosophical refusal...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... repression or negation. Our current skills in “multitasking” are not a development but a regression. What we are losing are the skills of contemplation and listening. Not the vita activa that Hannah Arendt argues we are lacking, but instead—more and more—it is the vita contemplativa that is lost to us...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... dialogue in a consumer- digital world. Yet even here, Bauman permits his old hopefulness to pry wider some cracks that might admit light. He returns to some of his oldest jousting companions, such as Hannah Arendt, whose work suggests to him that sociology and the art of dialogue are the bridge between...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... 2. Golub quoted in conversation with the author, Deborah Frizzell: 2001. “Interview with Leon Golub.” New York Art Magazine , 6(7/8) (July/August): 31. 3. Kristeva, Julia. 2001. Hannah Arendt . Trans. Ross Guberman, pp. 71–81. New York: Columbia University Press. See Kristeva’s discussion...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2012
... largely “traditional” Marxist and romantic understandings of oppression that Hands mobilizes via theorists like Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, as well as Hannah Arendt and John Holloway, are not themselves hopelessly out of date. Either way, Hands's idea about the centrality of the QARN to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of drone warfare. If various twentieth-century cultural critics, from Günther Anders to Hannah Arendt, were extremely worried that the growing technologization of society would lead to the gradual reduction of moral action to functional responsibility, then this process appears to have reached its...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... issues and people public, assembled and interrelated by means of a confrontation following transnational and intercultural dynamics. The spatial quality of the public sphere and the plurality of perspectives are stressed in the work of Hannah Arendt. As Christian Geulen argues, in Arendt's approach...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... area bombing of cities, the Holocaust, against which break the post- war welfare settlement was, in part, a reaction — but in more ordinary or everyday ways. These are days darkened by the mantra that there is no alternative, by media lies, and by the triumph of money. Hannah Arendt writes...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
... kind of alternative, but as a supplement to thinking (and, of course, there could be many other possibilities of such redirection). One way to think of encounter might be in terms of what Hannah Arendt says of the transformative force of astonishment, puzzlement, perplexity, surprise, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... female-oriented, open, one was already made in Eurotaoismus . There, Heidegger’s implicit negation of life – “being-toward-death” – is overruled by Hannah Arendt’s “natality”: A coming-into-world ( zur-Welt-kommen ) (ET: 205) that includes both bi-unity and creativity. Within Sloterdijk’s general...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that is banal yet evil, to evoke Hannah Arendt’s infamous analysis, in its ability to manufacture living death as a social category. In this regard, Europe’s deathscape produces bare life not simply through the ban in Agamben’s sense but more thoroughly through various forms of abandonment that link...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
... dissatisfaction that is, so to speak, pre-political, which makes the satisfaction of new needs a preliminary for free and fully responsible political behavior. Taking up Hannah Arendt's analysis at this point, we might say we have to take the view that “we are free because equal,” not that our equality will...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 100–122.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Todtnauberg is of a series of singular whens, each new and never fully capable of being anticipated. It would be a matter of “experience” in the sense Hannah Arendt will describe in her “What is Freedom?” (1993[1961]: 371). She affirms that irreducible element of passivity or the “given” in all human...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... issues and ideas. This move is not as far-fetched as it might at first appear. Indeed, scholars from Friedrich Schiller (1982) to Hannah Arendt (1982) to Joseph Chytry (1989) have linked Kant’s description of aesthetic judgments with some form of participatory democracy. For instance, Arendt argues...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... reflection on the aforementioned thoughtlessness, which, following Hannah Arendt’s arguments, was constitutive of the Holocaust itself. After Auschwitz, a time marked by a distinction between “facts” and “truths,” between “verification and comprehension” ( Agamben 1999 : 12), Metzger confronts the viewer...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... by prophetic discourse, performance, and rituals. As Rousseau put it, to establish the validity of manmade laws, one actually would need gods ( Arendt 1963: 184 ). On the other hand, it is reflective and creative of new meanings. According to Hannah Arendt, “the limitations of the law are never...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... after a set time regardless of merit or desire, laws that allow dissent the honor of debate – suggest themselves as a brake on the paranoid fantasies that Canetti sees as inseparable from the structure of rule. For Canetti, as with his contemporary, Hannah Arendt (1976) , totalitarian rule appears as...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Something is being played out that the great Hannah Arendt did not deal with. “Globalitarism” goes much further than the totalitarianism that she analyzed to perfection. I am announcing the dawn of globalitarism, in other words, this nihilism, this sur-nihilism that no longer believes in any god or hero...