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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 (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 (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 (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in what is the essence of the current cultural-political landscape: the entire absence of anything else that could possibly win our hearts. The true horror at the system's core is that, standing alongside the corpse of suffocated politics, advanced consumer-capitalism is, underneath its seductive attire...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
.... It becomes an aporetic case of “listening with a third ear” ( Lyotard 1991a [1988]: 56 ). The absence, felt as a gap, of something of which we cannot fully take stock, the feeling of the body rendered impotent, signals the beyond of sound. Yet what cannot be heard causes strain, anguish, and deprivation...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 matter does the value...
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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
... measures, was absolutely essential to implement 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...
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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
... the philosophical ideal of human happiness and the offerings of modern leisure; she writes in The Human Condition of the false allure of leisure in modern society, which cannot deliver “the universal demand for happiness” and becomes merely an absence of pain (1958: 133–34). Adhering to “the right to the pursuit...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of Stig Brøgger ) (1997) . There he argues that reference and meaning have not just disappeared from Western painting but that their absence was inherent to painting itself. Against an “address” that the work mediates between an addressor and an addressee, painting instantiates a gesture , the way...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
... official, sometimes organizational, sometimes habitual. Bletchley Park is a site formed through absences and evasions . . . and thus perfectly suited to be a new kind of battlefield monument. Current preoccupations with cyber attack, computer warfare, botnets, and so on remind us that the warfare...
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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 (2019) 15 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... Jungnickel analyzes the social and material reality of contesting and conforming to an ideologically rigid gendered public/private divide and the explosion of patents for women’s cycling garments, novelties, and accessories that occurred in the 1890s. In part 2, in the absence of any material evidence...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., published in German in 1974) begins by admitting that a concern for aesthetics is justified by an absence of real political change. Art recovers a latent sense of joy—which Marcuse first intuited from a reading of French literature in the 1940s—thereby shattering the seemingly seamless dominant reality...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and social theorists have had a significant role in sidelining economics. In Chapter 1, Robotham 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...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the totalitarian semiotic sphere will be doing nothing but “constantly re-inhaling their own lies-cum-public-opinion and freely chosen absence of freedom, moving around in an opportunistic trance” (p. 104). In this regard, Sloterdijk suggests that if Benjamin could investigate the nineteenth century “dwelling...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2009
... anti-immigration website, all of which may appear together in the results. Hence, original contexts are rendered unclear or less obvious. It's as though by engaging the images retinally with the absence of context, we absorb them without any conventionally designated hierarchies. With this in mind, I...