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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2011
... deconstructed through aesthetic means as well as the political stances of particular films to the narratives through which particular national identities are still being written. Alternatively they have been used to explore how cinema invents discourses that function as the basis for collective enunciations of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... article treats Curtis’s recent body of work diagnostically. It argues that, quite apart from any promise of escape or deliverance, the aesthetic form of his work actively inhabits the rhythms and vectors of contemporary media. For Curtis, the media-technological conditions of the twenty-first century...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Vlad Ionescu Jean-François Lyotard's figural is read in relation to discourse . The figural introduces in aesthetics a sense of cultivating those moments of intensity that resist and escape all regulating power, be it linguistic discourse or the order of the conscious or political constraints. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
... in which the actual is capable of action only if it can convert its actuality into virtuality, that is to free itself for a future other than its actual present. Critical to this political project is work at the aesthetic level of media and communications technologies. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... his own media as “radical mediocrity” and argue that this has become our first nature. But then, what is the political potential of Sloterdijk’s merger of aesthetics with politics as based on the Bataillan principle of excess rather than lack and scarcity? Should we not differentiate between...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... dissensus in a much broader history of cultural politics, race, and gender in Cuba. With the face of a white Cuban aristocrat and a body based on a mixed-race mulata model, the statue activated—and still galvanizes—a range of memories, myths, and meanings related to aesthetic constructs of the nation. Those...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... very act of writing. Metzger’s works are discussed as aesthetic responses to the “new categorical imperative” of Adorno, who addresses art’s failure in light of Auschwitz by pointing to aporias that constitute the inescapable condition of “barbarism.” This essay suggests that Metzger’s aesthetic...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Tania Roy This paper examines the installation work of Vivan Sundaram, one of India's foremost contemporary artists, as an aesthetic response to the rapid political and cultural transformations that marked the 1990s. At this time, Sundaram turned definitively from an established body of figurative...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... protests and the theory of participatory democracy to develop an aesthetic that blurred the lines between performer and audience. Ultimately this relationship between New Left thought and experimental theater contributed to the emergence of performance studies as an academic discipline. This article thus...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
... aesthetic, as a register that does not (wish to) articulate its demands on law in the latter's terms, nevertheless critiques and calls on law insofar as these sites (re)mark the present against (im)possible Justice. In the relations between the absent bodies of the disappeared, the desires of the “social...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the others or enemies of art in Theodor Adorno’s work on aesthetics, as well as Jameson’s redemptive reading of Adorno and Max Horkheimer’s analysis of the anti-Semite qua philistine. It uses the latter to argue that philistine acts committed by contemporary decolonial cultural activists are not...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
... author argues that these representations play a central role in the reproduction of the Western professional middle class, and in the cultural constitution of a global middle class — professional, affluent, urban, and affiliated by an aesthetic regime of civility that transcends national borders. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Benjamin Halligan Photographer Terry Richardson works in a digital aesthetic vernacular that looks more to underground hard-core pornography of yesteryear than traditions associated with the institutionalization of erotica, as associated with Playboy . And yet his images, in Kibosh and Terryworld...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... heritage business has become increasingly interested in exploiting public curiosity towards the remains of recent conflict. This article positions current work about bunkers within the context of postwar debates surrounding modernist aesthetics – minimalism in art, brutalism in architecture – and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... that binds the epistemic to the ethic—it becomes instead the aesthetic that annexes the grand narrative. D/G, in their analysis of l'art brut (1987: 316), position the subject as one that returns to the object it is terrified of in the renouncement of fear, and subsists precisely within it, inserting...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... writing intersect are the humble city sites where politics play out at myriad scales—where the entanglement of global and local political-economic forces enter people’s lives through the material, the geological, and the aesthetic. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 architecture geology...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Five Car Stud , suggesting that attention to this aspect of Lyotard's writings might allow us to avoid some of the impasses created by the emphasis upon the sublime aspect of aesthetic experience. Reading Pacific Wall in terms of the problems set out in Lyotard's Libidinal Economy , I contend that one...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Nilüfer Göle This article focuses on the ways in which the European aesthetic realm becomes a battleground of intercultural and intercivilizational conflicts as well as a domain of borrowings and mixings between “native” and “Islamic” values, thereby creating a transnational public sphere. Through...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 357–370.
Published: 01 November 2013
... principles of postwar council estate planning and the later negative social and aesthetic stereotyping of these estates. Next, it discusses how Shaw's paintings appear to cope with this struggle by “spectrally wavering” between a visualization of Tile Hill as remembered from his childhood and as it is in its...