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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... impossibly remote. In either case, what is highlighted 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... a state of “weightlessness” (44), “voyeurs” and “victims” at the same time. Advancing no position other than that of confusion, the “squared horizon” looks to redefine democratic opinion based on the immediacy of the emotive—the “tele-affect.” The “squared horizon” is a way of envisioning the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 227–232.
Published: 01 July 2013
... on painting that [Lyotard] 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 by...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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 (1 March 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 it...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Geoffrey Bennington This essay reads Lyotard's “Argumentation and Presentation” as a transitional text that clarifies the passage from the phrase-based analysis of The Differend to the late work on infancy and affect. It is argued that in it Lyotard continues to develop very general questions about...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
... dwindling material resources. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 care event posthumanism new materialisms affect new media geology diagram sensor possibility A cry of the earth, a cry of the poor! Assailing the myopic greed of the rich and powerful in his encyclical of May 24, 2015...
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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 9   “Man will triumph over nature” was a motto of the Communist Party during the Cultural Revolution and, even today, still informs central-government planning. Zealous industrialization and megaprojects like the Three Gorges Dam have greatly affected the environment and destroyed or torn More
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Published: 01 November 2013
of goods and commodities as part of the global economic narrative of a wider cultural exchange. Many of the works found at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale reference and are informed by ideas and theories of the city, of social and public space, and of broader socioeconomic issues affecting modernization More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 413–415.
Published: 01 November 2018
... social anxieties constitute a particular atmosphere that influences individuals’ daily lives. The book is informed by Lauren Berlant’s (2011 : 10) assessment of “cruel optimism,” which contends that “affect is not only individual, it is social ,” an argument that Forkert builds on in her own...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 281–284.
Published: 01 July 2018
... simple distinctions between affect, emotion, and feeling (cf. Shouse 2005 ), Highmore immediately makes clear that mood and feeling—the two core operating concepts—are not merely subjective or biographical but, as their use in ordinary parlance suggests, “often relate to collective and social experience...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... discussions of literary and affective politics. Modalities of mourning in these works are shown to operate in terms of three major narrative tropes, with each relating to a particular affective response to the experience of loss: prosopopoeia is accordingly the figure of mourning, catachresis the figure of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... paranoid tendencies, relevant to Lyotard's own stay at UCSD? How, precisely, are the affects of each level—the installation, Vachez's musings, and Lyotard's quest—transferred to the reader? Why, ultimately, does the text remain so fascinating and so moving? It is without question that Pacific Wall is...