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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 November 2017
... tradition 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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. But...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... this “libidinal displaceability” in the death drive. Freeing the primary processes from the negativity of lack would enable us to experience events in all their unique haeccity, without making them objects for knowledge: forestalling the re-presentation of presence. Yet despite the absence of an...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 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 (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 July 2013
... desiring forces come to be bound, still leaves the figure and its nonsignifying quality 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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. For...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 190–201.
Published: 01 July 2016
... on paper has a kind of dryness. The brush is repeatedly recharged with ink and water. The marks are built and maintained. Out of mark-making, there is motion toward a new representative schema. Images find composition in the infinity between black and white. In the absence of color, there is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... been living through a historical phase in which such perceptions and judgments have become much more difficult. Liquid modernity is defined by absences: no ethical banister on life’s staircase, no feeling of solid ground, no clarity of distinctions between, or clear ranking of, diverse options for...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 November 2018
... meanderings and ironic interventions. Equally audacious is his having this work placed along with others in Reaktion’s series, for as of 2017 there was no biography anywhere of Lyotard — “an absence that singles him out from other figures in this series of Critical Lives.” And yet, one cannot but be taken by...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... contact are examined within the dynamics of family life, professional obligations, and the meaning of friendship. Yet Turkle does not address the popularity of social media as a by-product of the absence or increasing commercialization of public spaces in American cities. The book's focus on the American...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2009
... government website, or a right-wing 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... individuals living beneath 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 July 2019
... public spaces. 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... electorate now knows what our political leaders must have known for years: that our economic system is inherently unstable and corrupt and cannot be controlled by the weak regulatory systems that exist in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the euro zone. In the absence of a genuine political and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 March 2005
...) – to a war of movement and, lastly, to that Blitzkrieg, in which weapons of destruction supplanted urban and other entrenchements, to the point where the strategy of deterrence appeared. This strategy was one in which, in the absence of actual battle, the (relative) inertia of the balance of terror...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... interrogating the potential absence of the very element he has already established as intrinsic to Lynch’s cinema. If there is a negative critique to be made, it is that some of Martin’s readings—if only because there are so many of them—are underdeveloped or too quickly abandoned. For instance, in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
... 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 of myth...