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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and the House Un-American Activities Committee, he was shocked to discover the minutiae of his daily life represented with such detail and accuracy: the kind of car he drove, the dates of birth of his children, the subjects he taught, and the fact that he showed a Czech film in one of his art classes. He came...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... movement and by the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC, not far from the White House. This article tracks the resurgence of race in the US cultural landscape against the racially depoliticized myth of the “postracial” by focusing...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Gregory Clancey This article is one step toward an urban history of the United States that foregrounds “emergency” as a clearing device. American cities were strategically targeted during the sustained mid-twentieth century depression and war by a complex of groups – the Federal government...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 319–338.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 To mimic an “American Indian” is more than a matter of dress, voice, complexion, or physique. It contains an intriguing fifth dimension: to look like somebody can also involve adopting their expression, their look. To adopt “the face of the Indian” is an act...
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Published: 01 July 2018
Figure 2 Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Figure 2. Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture More
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Published: 01 March 2014
Figure 2 Native Americans recite an English translation of Darwish’s “The Speech of the Red Indian.” Notre musique , 2004 . Screen shot Figure 2. Native Americans recite an English translation of Darwish’s “The Speech of the Red Indian.” Notre musique, 2004. Screen shot More
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Published: 01 November 2007
Dyke Action Machine!, “Lesbian Americans: Don’t Sell Out!” 1998. Offset poster. 36 × 24 inches. 5,000 posters wheatpasted in Lower Manhattan. Combining the earnest tone and formal elements of 1940’s war effort posters with the opportunistic use of nationalism and patriotism by marketers More
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 November 2020
... divisions between America and the world, as well as among Americans themselves. To support this claim, this article outlines a broad cultural imagination relating to fat—a fat imaginary—that structures common global perceptions of Americans and America, as well as assessments of Trump himself. With sources...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... on the US collective memory of the Holocaust, and popular culture’s use of the Holocaust for racial instruction. The Americanization and de-Judification of the Holocaust shows how fascist racism is constructed through institutional discourses and practices and functions as an archetype for understanding...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 333–346.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Daniel Adleman Abstract This article positions David Milch's Deadwood (2004–6) as a narrative universe that merits serious theoretical scrutiny on account of its far-reaching account of the dawn of American technocapitalism. While Kittlerian media-archaeological wisdom situates media modernity's...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Mark Chou In late 2011, the Wall Street Journal published a curiously titled editorial, “Democrats against Democracy.” Written by James Taranto, one of the Journal ’s conservative columnists, the piece documented a disturbing trend besetting democracy in America. Taranto claimed that American...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... The DSK affair is doubly contextualized in relation to its reception on both sides of the Atlantic: in (academic) North American feminists’ critique of French cultural exceptionalism and in French (real-time) resolutely nonhermeneutic coverage of “the already told story.” Both readings of the affair...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Figure 2 Native Americans recite an English translation of Darwish’s “The Speech of the Red Indian.” Notre musique , 2004 . Screen shot Figure 2. Native Americans recite an English translation of Darwish’s “The Speech of the Red Indian.” Notre musique, 2004. Screen shot ...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of performing artists could break through the powerlessness many Americans felt in the face of the Vietnam War. They explicitly understood their goal of participatory democracy in terms of turning audience members into performers. In turn, Schechner drew on both the performative nature of antiwar protests...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 202–216.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Bryce Peake This article revolves around a deceptively simple question: Why did the FBI investigate bandleader Duke Ellington, the African American capitalist, political conservative, and pronounced Christian, as a communist threat in the 1930s through the Cold War? Answering this question involves...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler This lecture, presented by Friedrich Kittler in 2002 as part of the Mosse Lecture Series at Humboldt University (Berlin), explores in a sequence of short historical vignettes the thesis that power systems such as the old British and the new American empires produce their own...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... arguments made in his late work Music and Mathematics . His work is seen as determined by two movements of excursion, going out to the exotic, whether North American or Mediterranean, and recursion, meaning the closure of mathematical or logical systems. Yet recursion, in Kittler, turns out to be more...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Patricia Mooney Nickel This essay inquires into the institutionalization of the author as a governing practice. I observe the experience of two authors—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and “Mr. Perestroika”—in relationship to two institutions—the Soviet Writers' Union and the American Political Science...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Joseph J. Tanke This essay is a critical examination of Jean-François Lyotard's little-known text on the American artist Edward Kienholz, Pacific Wall ( Le mur du pacifique ). It argues in favor of the experimental methodology that Lyotard developed in his encounter with Kienholz's installation...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 343–357.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., drawing on the critiques of imperialism and finance, first developed by Lenin, that inspired movements for Third World emancipation through dependency theory from Latin American scholars and the theory of neocolonialism developed by Kwame Nkrumah in the 1960s, the author argues for a reevaluation...