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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
...John Armitage Paul Virilio, who passed away in 2018, was a significant figure in the study of cultural politics, as both pioneer and guide. This article prepares first-time readers for an encounter with Virilio’s critical thinking and essential writings and offers a personal remembrance by John...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... against the unexpected, which occurs out of the blue, so to speak. —Paul Virilio, Unknown Quantity While social theorists have always been attuned to accidental events—interest in the unintended consequences of social action is as old as social theory itself ( Merton 1936 : 894)—the study...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... The two campaign films studied by Kracauer are Baptism of Fire ( Feuertaufe , 1940 ) and Victory in the West ( Sieg im Westen , 1941 ). See Kracauer 2004 : 275–307; Welch 2001 : 172–83. 11 To be fair to Deleuze, the implications of Virilio’s work were not entirely clear at the time...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... to one of how all societies attempt to control the speed at which things circulate ( Redhead 2004 ). 8 Thus in the standard view Virilio’s work is typically seen as an attempt to study social regimes of speed, a discipline that Virilio terms dromology , from the Latin dromos (race). Overall...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... (2005) , Manuel De Landa (1991) , James Der Derian (1992 , 2001 ), and Michael J. Shapiro (1997) . Speed and Politics can also now be seen to have announced the emergence of speed and acceleration as essential categories for the study of more localized, class-based struggles. Just as, for Virilio...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
... through the “technicity, technical prostheses and objects” (239) invested in the domiciliary, the sedentary, and other states of permanence. We have seen how Virilio is not often given to historical exegesis ( Matthewman 2013 ), and certainly not in this work under current study. His writing style...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Enda McCaffrey © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. It is time to find an ecology of the media. —Paul Virilio, Desert Screen: War at the Speed of Light...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Verena Andermatt Conley “Virilio's Electronic Dérive ” provides a summary of Ville panique . It shows that the culture critic joins a contemporary debate on the city, democracy, and citizenship. It argues that by writing at the limit of a shift in style and mode of communication, the critic takes...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
... surely have to backtrack. Almost everything he says about the modern city would have to be seriously qualified or reconstructed or just plain retracted. Take information technology to begin with. Here detailed studies show that Virilio's idea that we are moving into a machinic age needs qualification...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Brian Sudlow José Padilha’s new RoboCop (2014) film can be read in the light of Paul Virilio’s theoretical work, notably Desert Screen . RoboCop serves as the city’s warrior but also as a munition in the hands of global media forces. Still, even if the film presents the fallibility of robotic...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Mark Featherstone This article explores what one might call the dystopia of contemporary screen-based culture through a discussion of the work of Paul Virilio and Bernard Stiegler. Centrally, it explains that the screen might be seen as a negative abyss, where absolute surface creates the effect...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Sophie Fuggle The pixel and the technique of pixelating faces belong to a politics of fear and a digital aesthetics of truth that shapes public perceptions of criminality and the threat of otherness. This article draws on Paul Virilio’s account of the pixel in The Lost Dimension to analyze its...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Felicity J. Colman Paul Virilio’s work on dromology provides a model of a political economy. Called the “dromoeconomic” system, it incorporates aspects of temporality, consumption, and technology, arguably three of the core factors for consideration of the future organization of human societies...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Eftychia Mikelli My article explores the implications of rapid movement in Jack Kerouac's On the Road both on a literary and a political level, while drawing on Paul Virilio's work on speed and acceleration. The article examines the nature of the main characters' impetus for perpetual motion...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... . Frow John 1991 . “ Tourism and the Semiotics of Nostalgia .” October 57 : 123 – 51 . Gane Mike 2000 . “ Paul Virilio's Bunker Theorizing .” In Armitage John (ed.), Paul Virilio: From Modernism to Hypermodernism and Beyond , pp. 85 – 102 . London : Sage . Goin Peter...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... theorists it is a characteristic of the most overwhelming experiences that they are not experienced directly, but rather outstrip the capacity of the subject to apprehend and assimilate them as they occur. As Paul Virilio's analysis of twentieth-century warfare makes clear, such events were produced...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 367–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
...://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/how-a-course-about-violence-changed-the-way-students-are-taught-and-assessed . Sina Adrien . 1996 . L'urbanite’ virtuelle, l'être-au-monde au temps réel: Entretien avec Paul Virilio . Les Éditions Intervention. Stiegler Bernard . 2006 . “ From the Libidinal Economy...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the whole country. The subsequent coalescing of Cold War infrastructure with information technology engages our analysis with the material and geographical considerations that led to the selection of Nordic geographies as ideal underground spaces for data, secrecy, and flux. In Paul Virilio’s analysis...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... The castle shoots cannons farther and farther away until the last one reaches around the earth and destroys the castle itself. In our piece, drawn upside down and accompanied with the Virilio-esque phrase “Globalization is the speed of light,” the castle became a metaphor for the subjective relativism...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... . London : Constable . Seymour-Ure C. 1974 . The Political Impact of Mass Media . London : Constable . Travis A. 2000 . Bound and Gagged: A Secret History of Obscenity in Britain . London : Profile . Virilio P. 1986 . Speed and Politics . New York : Semiotext(e...