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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Patricia Mooney Nickel This essay inquires into the institutionalization of the author as a governing practice. I observe the experience of two authors—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and “Mr. Perestroika”—in relationship to two institutions—the Soviet Writers' Union and the American Political Science...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
... (2005) , 2 regards the breakdown of the bonds between culture and politics as at the root of the failures en countered by many socialist communities, including and especially in the Soviet Union. In contrast, he argues that, in Latin America, the national traditions upheld the yearning for a culture...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
.... The US, however, poured billions of dollars into waging a terrible war against this government, simply because it was supported by the Soviet Union. In the end, the US and the Taliban ‘won,’ and the women and the rest of Afghanistan, lost: More than a million dead, three million disabled, five million...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... change. A red banner conjures images of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, but to carry an orange-red banner in 2008—nineteen years after the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, seventeen after the implosion of the Soviet Union—requires explanation. As it happens, part of the explanation is quite ordinary...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 265–268.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... The sense of victimhood and isolation felt by Cuba (due to the US embargo and the collapse of the Soviet Union) has often led to a defensive stance as regards evaluating its own cultural policies, and in this book Moore sets out to discover the truths surrounding cultural life in socialist Cuba. He states...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 337–350.
Published: 01 November 2008
... War. Although the country’s atomic enemy (unnamed but, by implication, the Soviet Union) is depicted as a threat, what becomes most startlingly apparent is the alienation of United States citizens, particularly women, within and from their own society. This is partly about the overt suppression...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... [of Sweden] rose well above those of greater powers such as the Soviet Union, Great Britain, France and the United States” (194). For the past decades, historians have been unpacking this nationalistic narrative, revealing darker underlying military and industrial motivations. Sweden also followed...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 202–216.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., by the time the FBI removed Ellington from their surveillance list, he had traveled the world as an ambassador for the United States and as an exemplar of American racial equality, embodying a counter-discourse to the one used by the Soviet Union in the so-called third world. While much of Ellington’s FBI...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
... and a colleague pinpoint a probable new government bunker in Washington, DC, just by using images from the Internet: “things the Soviets would have paid dearly for are a mouse click away” ( Vanderbilt 2005: 35 ). The second example is catastrophe itself. It has become increasingly clear that cities...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., punctuated by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the collapse of Eastern European socialism. These events were, in part, produced by a limited consumerism within the Eastern bloc, which could not deliver the dreams conjured by the more aggressive media consumerism of the West...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to that not exercised since the early 1960s, a time when the world political theater was dominated by Charles de Gaulle in France, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy in the United States, Juan Perón in Argentina, Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt, Nikita Khrushchev in the Soviet Union, Mao Tse-tung in China, Chiang Kai...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of the postpolitical nightmare that has come to define the West since the rise of neoliberalism, but more centrally since the fall of the Soviet Union, which had provided a counterweight to the neoconservative economic liberalism introduced by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in the late 1970s and early 1980s...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., as myth, as a primitive aroma, as pseudo-religious commotion, as the movement of “masses” lead by “immortal” leaders. For us it is still what Lenin ironically defined as “the electrification of the country, plus soviets.” Revolutionary alignment must not take place on the most disinherited category...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
... such words as soviet (“a council of representation based on labor organizations”), privileged class (those “exempt from danger, from blame”), and intellectual groups (“those who exercise “the power and faculty of knowing, as opposed to feeling'”). On the other hand, this daughter of an Irish-American...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
... (Wilson 2020 ). Such low-stakes censorship (low-stakes, that is, when compared to the life-and-death implications of forbidden speech in ancient Greece or Soviet Russia) understandably motivates the search for some form of communicative concealment that could allow conservatively like-minded...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... in contemporary China in the light of political theories of post-totalitarianism. After the disintegration of totalitarian regimes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the late 1980s, research in this area has attracted wide attention in the West. In Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees. 6. A physician trained in the Soviet Union, with an MBA from Stanford, and founder and President of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC), he is more recently a cofounder and Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and capacity outside of countries to more profitable investment sites). The former Soviet Union likewise underwent “shock treatments” as its state-owned and controlled economy was rapidly privatized. By the end of the twentieth century, neoliberalism had replaced Keynesianism as the reigning approach...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of life to submit their personal stories of one particular, randomly chosen day: May 21, 1936. The experiment was again repeated in the Soviet Union in the 1960s. All three of these projects use “mini–life stories,” and they all rely on the notion of simultaneity to reinforce a sense of belonging...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... represented the views of a revisionist current in the party during the 1980s, inspired very much by Hall, which eventually broke with communism and, some would argue, Marxism tout court . In fact, Marxism Today closed down when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, as much for financial as political reasons...