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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... based on the immediacy of the emotive—the “tele-affect.” The “squared horizon” is a way of envisioning the function of the screen, including multiple screens, in matters of war, conflict, and everyday life. The contributions to this special section 5 invite us to think of the “squared horizon...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... is the incapacity of mere signifiers to channel anything like an authentic sense of the affective and somatic character of combat to today's reader. As I have noted, however, McEwan has long taken the view that the power of linguistic representation in this regard is, nevertheless, substantial. Accordingly...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Robert M. Bednar This article explores affect and memory at roadside car crash memorials within the context of what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics”: the performance of power to determine who legitimately can kill both persons and the memory of persons. By analyzing the ritualized performance...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 July 2023
... with affect theory to complicate the current understandings on the relationships between animality, affect, and nationalism. A focus on affect, the author argues, can open up a line of inquiry that is invisible to our current accounts on the relationships between animality and nationalism by demonstrating how...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 346–366.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Emma-Jayne Abbots; Karin Eli; Stanley Ulijaszek This article argues for an affective approach to obesity that destabilizes the conceptual boundaries between the biological and the social aspects of food, eating, and fatness. Its approach foregrounds visceral experience, attends to food both inside...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Christine Berberich; Neil Campbell; Robert Hudson This essay examines, in Ben Highmore's words, the implications of “a materialist turn towards the immaterial, towards affect, towards thinglyness, the senses” and how this might be determined by “the social world that produced them.” In viewing...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 227–232.
Published: 01 July 2013
...] would approach a certain ‘philosophy of art’” ( Lyotard 2009 : 15). Thus as singular and personal as Lyotard's responses are—and it is this that makes them such affecting testaments to a lifelong engagement with art, and such effective testaments to the capacity of painting to affect us...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and immaterial labor in their evidencing of the affective labor on the part of the photographer himself. This critical commentary, the first such academic writing on Richardson, explores his work in these contexts and considers Richardson’s return to the figure (over abstraction) as evidencing and exploring...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., from materials extraction and industrial production to energy use and recycling, these advances in ecocriticism have begun to address the differential experiences of affected populations. This essay looks at the “environmentalism of the poor” with specific reference to indigenous peoples affected...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
... this to fruition, an affective oceanic habitus needs to be mobilized. Drawing on cultural references to the entanglement of humans and oceans, this article attempts to model what such affective habitus might entail. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 more-than-human oceanic affective habitus practices...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Niels van Doorn In this essay, I introduce the figure of the “neoliberal subject of value” to explore the affective ambiguities of what Tiziana Terranova has termed “free labor,” or the voluntary, unwaged, and exploited activities that generate the digital data, content, and connections central...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... the medial willingness to perceive or “figure” the air becomes a critical, everyday necessity. When Sloterdijk attributes the spread of “affective epidemics” to mass-media technologies, he draws attention to how airborne transmission is a symptom of breathing the same air, which, by affecting and altering...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 March 2022
... but also through visual, embodied, and affective means and through an emphasis on developing new social practices—from holding one's body differently, to keeping gratitude journals, to cultivating a new virtual persona for online work meetings. The article highlights a profound paradox: in times...
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Published: 01 November 2022
Figures 8–10 Chinese School Lessons , first exhibited at Chan Hampe Galleries (Singapore) in 2012, is a series that takes as its focus the Chinese school students’ activism and the educational reforms affecting Chinese medium schools in Singapore during the 1950s and 1960s. Courtesy More
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., personal responsibility, and free-market dynamics. The politics of everyday worlds interpreted through neoliberal storytelling fail to show the contested entanglements of affect and exhaustion that make up endurance under capitalism. The texts analyzed here present their subjects as nonsovereign...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Enda McCaffrey This article rereads Paul Virilio, drawing on the distinction between topography and topology to argue a case for Virilio as a rewriter of modernity. Invoking Jean-François Lyotard’s notion of rewriting modernity as an unbroken process of accumulation founded on affective life in “Re...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 162–183.
Published: 01 July 2019
... to replenish the cognitive, affective, and/or communicative energies strained by the current crisis of social reproduction. © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 music social reproduction historical materialism music streaming In June 2014 the digital streaming service Songza was purchased...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
... defection that inaugurates exodus. In this way, the aesthetic dimension added to the general intellect is the generic capacity to be affected and disindividuated. References Backer David I. Lewis Tyson E. 2015 . “ The Studious University: A Marxist-Psychoanalytic Groundwork .” Cultural...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... that politicians get elected not just because of what they say, or how they say it, but when they say it. Within the accelerated serial mix of public opinion, stories, commentary, and events, political support and momentum were articulated with the politicization of affect to shape the outcome. While preelection...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... politics is actually just another form of the liberalism of Habermas and Rawls that she positions her theory against. The article then explores the potential digital media hold for making affirmative, affective, hyperpolitical interventions in specific contents and singular situations. In particular...