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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... sense, is inextricably barbaric as a result of simply being after Auschwitz. Culture must acknowledge the finitude in its own ability to live up to an ethical demand in response to justice, whose arrival is infinitely deferred. In spite of this, culture, and art in particular, must not refrain from...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... involved in this negation” (212). Suffering is resolved in its beautiful depiction, so that it may be acceptable; in The Aesthetic Dimension he says, after citing Auschwitz and the massacre of civilians at My Lai in the Vietnam war, “Art draws away from this reality, because it cannot represent...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... is to be understood as “sublimated business envy and unconscious collective guilt felt in the aftermath of Auschwitz.” Far more complicated in the play is the portrayal of the Rich Jew. He is presented as an unscrupulous businessman who collaborates with the authorities and the police to carry out the unpopular...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: cultural politics ; cultural media histories ; the emotional excess ( jouissance, petit à ) of cultural politics; and the deep play mode of aesthetic judgement formed between the practical and ethical, between political economy and expressive art (including political drama), and between individual self...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
...? This is a question at the brink of nihilism, but it also stems from the times. When Kafka effaced himself, Europe was about to enter its most tragic period, the period of the Shoah, the time of extermination. Europe was to extinguish its greatness. Some have said that there can be no writing after Auschwitz...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
.... 5 Proof, if proof were needed after Auschwitz and Hiroshima, of the birth of philofolly and of the aesthetics of disappearance that has marked the whole of the past century. And so, the crisis in the “work in clarity” and the return, the eternal return, of the work in black , 6 usher...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 November 2020
... not in the Parthenon. In this respect it is not important for me who pushes it toward a state of ruination. I simply try to produce poetry and preserve some kind of meaning. I prefer to read texts about existence than a philosophy book full of names we consume like so many products, even after Auschwitz. MF...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 111–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
... this period wrote, “Auschwitz and Hiroshima were fresh in people’s minds.” 4 For both Spero and her future husband, Leon Golub (1922–2004), a fellow artist and returning GI studying at the SAIC, these ontological questions-of-being in the modern world and the quest for social justice would be their shared...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
... a new ontology of objects. Žižek reviews the options. The figure of the Deleuzian “assemblage” has to be reworked from this point of view (361). And once again Žižek (2020a: 361) goes to Auschwitz. What is the correct, the inhuman point of view? It is, he repeats, “precisely as a pure subject...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... . Didi-Huberman Georges . 2008 . Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Elahi Hasan . 2014 . Tracking Transience , trackingtransience.net . Accessed June 14 . Gibb Susan . 2014 . “ An Ongoing State of Conflict...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
...-watching mind in general: the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Thus Vera Schwarcz (1996) and Tu Wei-ming (1996) draw a straight line from Hitler, the Storm Troopers, and Auschwitz to the decades of Maoist rule and the Cultural Revolution in particular. Here the link is not argued so much...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to accuse Kittler of subscribing to Speer’s technologized top-down vision because it moves the analysis of the Third Reich firmly into the media-technological domain and thus away from questions related to politics, ideology, guilt, and the “Auschwitz-theoretical” aspects of the war that Kittler...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... victims of the century’s madness, the murdered Jews of Europe: the definition of the twentieth century as the age of that great collapse of civilization symbolized in such names as Auschwitz and Treblinka. Even were one empirically to bring to light the whole truth about the Shoah and entirely penetrate...