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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Adam Piette This article considers Nabokov’s Lolita as an allegory of the Cold War’s obsession with uranium, correlating the uranium rush of the 1950s with the choice of some of the key locations in the book. The incursion into United States space by the foreign agent and corrupter of youth Humbert...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Ian Buchanan This essay argues that the 2006 Ray Lawrence film Jindabyne can be read as a national allegory (in Fredric Jameson's sense of the word) for the cultural politics of the national apology to the indigenous people of Australia made by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. It argues that the film...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with playing the game as allegories for our increasingly complex relationship to digital culture. Minecraft is not the apotheosis of cultural domination by code as much as it is a playable parable about its complications. References Aarseth Espen . 1997 . Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... für geistige Überlieferung (Yearbook of Spiritual Tradition) 2 : 154 – 200 Friedrich Lars . 2006 . “ Die Rhetorik der Programmierung: Kittler, de Man und die Allegorie der Zahl” (“The Rhetoric of Programming: Kittler, de Man, and the Allegory of Number”) . Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 426–429.
Published: 01 November 2015
... for foreigners can be” (141). If one approach to the problem of discerning the politics of Denis’s films is to focus on their most social-realist moments, another is to find in even the most sensory and immersive of her movies a sociopolitical allegory, as Florence Martin does when she reads Trouble Every Day...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... book, The Origin of German Tragic Drama (1928/1998). In this work Benjamin's thesis turns off the concept of allegory. His suggestion is that when the world becomes totally profane and completely meaningless, redemption occurs. He explains that “the bleak confusion of Golgotha … is not just a symbol...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., “Bourguiba’s Sons: Melancholy Manhood in Modern Tunisian Cinema” (2010). 12 Celtia is the name of the most popular Tunisian beer, presumably a local version of Heineken . 13 Jarrod Hayes (2000) conceives of the brothel scene in the film as an allegory of the colonial experience of Tunisia. I...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... needful is “a new justice! And a new watchword!” ( Nietzsche 1974 : §337). Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” likely has the most appearances in philosophy anthologies. A brief thought experiment from his Republic , the allegory portrays prisoners who can only stare ahead while the fire behind...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a macabre version of a stretch limo. The angels floating above are similar to those in an illustration for Nizâmî's Tale of the Turquoise Pavilion , where they struggle with a seven-headed dragon in an allegory of the soul's journey through the lower world. In my image, the bullet-ridden, incinerated...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 November 2020
...). MF: We have spoken about political art in Iran, but I wonder if you could tell me how your work differs from your contemporaries in Iran and in Turkey. MS: To answer this question, I want to use an allegory about traditional Persian music and melodies that are more or less repeated in Arabic...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... in the outside world can be found. Whether gamespace is more real or not than some other world is not the question. That even in its unreality it may have real effects on other worlds – is. Games are not representations of this world. They are more like allegories of a world made over as gamespace...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is purely hermeneutic, with each film playing out allegories of theoretical doctrines” ( Bordwell 2005 ). A quick glance at any of Žižek's texts can surely back up this claim. For example, Žižek often refers to David Lynch's film, Lost Highway (1997) in order to explain the paradox of desire and drive...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... .” Diario de la Juventud Rebelde, Edición Digital , January 17 , www.juventudrebelde.cu/cuba/2007-01-17/fueron-dos-las-mujeres-que-posaron-para-la-estatua-del-capitolio-de-la-habana/ . Fraunhar Alison . 2005 . “ Mulata cubana: The Problematics of National Allegory .” In Latin American...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and Västerbotten in Sweden are good examples of destinations of the Nordic rush. Anchoring the fluid-commodified digital technoid world back into a geography thus consisted of stripping away its complacent use of metaphors and allegories that idealize and fetishize its technology as entirely dematerialized...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and national governance (Naficy forthcoming) . The luti or darvish is the cultural ideal, the jahel the corrupt present reality. The luti-jahel pair are lower-class figures, and thus could be used safely as emotional allegories for the state and its leadership. In contemporary diasporic music videos...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 297–311.
Published: 01 November 2022
... allegory of the cave, which regards all artistic representations as mere images attempting to copy some higher truth of reality (37 – 71). In a less pejorative sense, Aristotle saw mimesis as the “imitation of nature,” yet also acknowledged that representations also depicted things that could occur...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to the attack, but even here “America is here merely the allegory or universal figure of any power incapable of bearing the spectre of opposition” (2003a: 63). References Adorno T. 1986 . Aesthetic Theory . London : Routledge and Kegan Paul . Apter E. Pietz W. 1993 . Fetishism...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the symbolic order, guaranteeing the truth of the world and intersubjective or ideological consistency. As noted above, though, this is a matter of belief. Without belief the sublimation does not work and the miniaturization of the President becomes an allegory for the failures of George W. Bush, for his lack...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
..., a senior human resources consultant and current vice secretary-general of the Asia-Pacific Human Resources Association (APHRA). In these two works, Cheng composes humorous allegories of the contemporary business world and demonstrates various management strategies by borrowing legendary figures from Water...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 212–227.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to escape the mechanized labor process so that they can cope with it again” (52). The Disney figure of Donald Duck, who in the cartoons is the victim of repeated beatings, is just an allegory of real life that the studio cynically reproduces so that the spectators can accustom themselves to theirs...