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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 November 2017
... but as a response to the sociopolitical effects of a new postindustrial hypercapitalism and the need for self-disciplining that this internalized. At its core, then, this book is really a study in the tension played out through the dialectic space between immateriality and absence, between tranquility...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that the absence of human subjects allows the filmmaker to articulate a broader discourse on space, so that the films can be described as “spatial fictions.” Keiller, by aligning his work with various strands of utopian thinking on space—from the surrealists to Henri Lefebvre and the situationists—forces us...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... , but rather the world itself in its contingent unfolding and its radical absence of meaning. It is to this more enigmatic evil that Kernal, the hero of Dantec's 2003 novel Villa Vortex devotes himself, ironically entering the police force in order to hasten our society's collapse into chaos and Total War...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 263–279.
Published: 01 November 2013
... dynamics that have traditionally structured public space. It analyzes the different ways in which masks create transformative in-between spaces that signify the presence of a deliberately unspecified absence and therefore facilitate the possibility of thinking differently. It concludes that this strategic...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 333–352.
Published: 01 November 2023
... itself must now be imagined as a disarticulate user of postcinematic media, producing images that display a stunning indifference to the presence or absence of the human species. Close examination of Chatonsky's work will reveal a radical ecopolitics defined by a concern for what Alexander Galloway has...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... is more complete, durable, and incarcerating in the absence of a genuinely alternative meaning system and a political vision that can bring into clear relief a plausible way of both socially reorganizing the economy and reorienting subjectivity to transcendent ideals. Our research reveals that in locales...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., distinguishing Cage from Roland Barthes, puts it excellently: “Cage's solution was to throw out the baby with the bathwater. In the absence of a signifying subject, not only ‘modifications of discourse’ become untenable, but also the concept of an unconscious” ( 1999: 90 ). As such, she observes, there can...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
...—it is an inconvenience rather than an occasion for grief. This absence of grief is, as Judith Butler's recent work argues, ethically and politically significant, because, as she puts it, it is only when the loss of life matters that the value of life becomes apparent. “Only under conditions in which the loss would...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... cargo. Evoked in modes of absence, as fallen, displaced, or disappeared, it is bodily alienation – the distance between corporeality and reified notions of individuality, as in the monument's appeal to the heroic citizen-subject – that is reiterated and mourned in these works. However, despite...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and the responses to it that the role of the intellectual is to engage in just this sort of public stoush. On the other hand Collini leisurely reviews the perceived absence of intellectuals in Britain. The notion of an intellectual is, or was, altogether too French, too continental, for the British, or perhaps...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... those measures throughout the entire social space. On the other hand, the citizens in self-interested avoidance of infection and in the absence of individual efficacy to deal with the epidemic had severely reduced responsibilities in the battle against the disease: to obey and behave according...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 July 2013
... out of reach. Bamford very carefully underlines this remainder of absence, of negativity, as it is what distinguishes Lyotard from the notion of desire as a fundamental “yes” in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, despite their shared intention of giving an alternative to Jacques Lacan's determination...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in a last, free-standing line: “liberty.” As in “Les sept poèmes d’amour en guerre,” the terror is evoked in lines such as On my broken shelters On my darkened beacons On the walls of my ennui I write your name This shifts into a more personal, inner landscape: On absence without desire On naked...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
... it is precisely through the absence of speech that the limitations of language in accounting for the affect are connoted. While linguistic sense denotes, the silence or the tone of the voice connotes. While language transfers communicable sentences—translatable and paraphrasable—the grain of the voice...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., stunted modernity, the military roots of the information age, and relations to ruin and redevelopment ( fig. 1 ). There are a series of binaries at work in representations of Bletchley: revelation and coyness display and absence depth and surface Different approaches to a site...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 407–417.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of occupancy and domestic rituals. The intimacy was thus revealed in the absence of the dweller, through the traces of his former presence. Thanks to this photographic feature we note that one side of the dwelling contained the family apartment, where the decoration of the salons, dining room, and bedrooms...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the authoritarian tendencies of the digital by denouncing its quest for absolute mastery over vision. Flaxman contends that, given cinema's proclivity to affirm not just presence but absence, the antidote to film studies’ disciplinary maladies lies in the concept of “the out of frame,” from which he seeks to forge...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 July 2022
... 1980 : 64). Thus, Socrates's absence during the debate between the Superior and Inferior arguments marks him as a proponent of free use, positioning him at a distance to both arguments for the antagonism between them is a false one, a disjunctive relation in which they feed on and justify one another's...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 March 2024
... ) calls “survivance.” Noting that “theories of survivance are elusive and imprecise,” Vizenor focuses on practices that create “a sense of narrative resistance to absence, literary tragedy, nihility, and victimry. Native survivance is an active sense of presence over historical absence” (1). More than...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2007
... elaborates on the need to bring the economy back into analyses of contemporary society, arguing that the absence of convincing critiques of globalization results from the triumph of cultural and social theories that see culture and society as independent from what he regards as their economic foundation...