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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... movement and by the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC, not far from the White House. This article tracks the resurgence of race in the US cultural landscape against the racially depoliticized myth of the “postracial” by focusing...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... expresses remorse for saying racist remarks to his African American college roommate, but this is the only mention of contemporary racism’s conventional occurrence. The rest of the accounts and dramatic content focus on ensuring generational transference and national appreciation. In remembering...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Culture 14 , no. 2 : 161 – 75 . Varoufakis Yanis . 2015 . “ Documenta in Athens Is like Rich Americans Taking a Tour in a Poor African Country .” Interview by Kahane Leon . Spike Art Magazine , October 7 . www.spikeartmagazine.com/en/articles/doing-documenta-athens-rich...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 111–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... The Vietnam War was raging and the civil rights movement was rapidly gaining momentum, while the Black Panther Party emerged as a younger generation that sought to challenge police brutality and to protect the African American community from attack. The disillusionment with democratic institutions...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of African objects in museums engender a commercial market for African “art,” pillaging the sources and replacing them with tourist versions of them. The mission was not only to collect objects; it was also anthropological field research. Griaule’s conception is unlike the dominant Anglo-American...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to distinguish the cultural features specific to American and European culture. One should recall that during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the notion of “Western civilization” was synonymous with the idea of “Universal” claim to embrace different cultures, nations, and religions of the world...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... . 2016 . This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Piketty Thomas . 2014 . Capital in the Twenty-First Century . Cambridge, MA : Belknap . Reuters . 2015 . “ American Referendum...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
... current American reality, of “certain magical values, mythologies, the history of the continent,” and thus the definition of people and culture born through “amalgamation and syncretism” ( Rodriguez 2008: 10 ). These are among the fundamental concepts revolutionary Cuban writers inherited from him...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... authorities,” like state organizations and NGOs (25). Manuscripts have proven similarly central to the cultural identity of Timbuktu, in Mali ( Gwin 2011 , 2013 ; Hammer 2006 , 2014 ; Harding 2013) . These vellum and parchment documents—primarily in Arabic, but also in a few African languages—were...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and culture. Either by emphasizing an “Otherness” in African conflicts or by succumbing to anodyne “Family of Man” universality, Mosse would have assumed the position of the outsider drifting as a tourist through the stage set of the Congo. 18 In examining Mosse’s Infra photographs, the literary scholar...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 319–338.
Published: 01 November 2006
... clues so as to let one’s audience know what (and who) one is “doing.” Audiences knew Grey Owl’s facial expression was “Indian” because of his costume, long hair, and verbal intonation. Similarly, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, an African American who, a few years earlier than Grey Owl, also won fame...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... contributions arising from the demand for luxury go beyond individual consumption and become lasting resources for humanity, inspiring creativity and civility. National museums like the British Museum or France’s Louvre are full of cultural artifacts that were once the luxuries consumed by past generations...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., the utopian globalists produced their greatest works. By the mid-1950s, West German artist Joseph Beuys—linchpin in the lineage—had broken with Soviet Marxist socialism as well as refused the US capitalist-democratic rhetoric that had helped power the rise, since 1947, of American abstract painting...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Fragmenting? ” Annual Review of Sociology 35 : 435 – 55 . Fluck Winfried . 2003 . “ What Is So Bad about Being Rich? The Representation of Wealth in American Culture .” Comparative American Studies 1 , no. 1 : 53 – 79 . Frank Robert . 2007 . Falling Behind: How Rising...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Balasubramanian, as the performance/poetry duo Dark Matter. Together they performed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre, the Brooklyn Museum, Nuyorican Poets Café, and the Asian American Writer's Workshop. See ALOK's website, www.alokvmenon.com/about (accessed December 10, 2020). Also see Vaid-Menon 2015...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 241–260.
Published: 01 July 2023
... of African American political platforms for those generations born after the civil rights movement, particularly the changing regard for the residual modern social ideal of an aspiring ‘mass’ social formation as a meaningful referent and basis for an activist-oriented black public sphere.” In the context...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the nation. As Anderson put it, The idea of a sociological organism moving calendrically through homogeneous, empty time is a precise analogue of the idea of the nation, which also is conceived as a solid community moving steadily down (or up) history. An American will never meet, or even know the names...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... of immigration (first generation speaks broken English but insists second generation Americanize, and third generation feels nostalgia for the culture that the second generation disparaged and failed to pass on). Instead, the 1960s autobiographies were ones of finding identity through hybridizing mixed...