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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
...James Dutton Abstract This article takes up German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk's attention to air and atmospheres to argue for the influential part “objective” thinking plays in disseminating viral pandemics. It follows Sloterdijk's broad approach to “air-conditioning” to interpret the way modern...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 318–332.
Published: 01 November 2023
... their society's ideas about nature when they talk about “nature” and any appeals to nature are highly ideological. In the first part, the essay discusses the excessive use of tear gas to weaponize the atmosphere functions as a medium and message that articulates a communicative politics connecting the protesters...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
... for framing perspectives on the past, present, and future. The analysis deconstructs the topography of the “squared horizon” as a relationality in an unfolding continuum, where spaces exist ontologically and where the immaterial forces of the dromospheric and the atmospheric generate a relational...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 177–199.
Published: 01 July 2023
... by Frédérique Aït-Touati, Alexandra Arènes, and Axelle Grégoire and a discussion of the Royal College of Art's architecture program's studio “Something in the Air: Politics of the Atmosphere,” the article focuses on framing of “problem spaces” (Celia Lury's term) through studio briefs as well as experimental...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 166–179.
Published: 01 March 2024
... on how the changes in urban space and atmosphere can be understood, but also why 5G is a perfect case for techno-criticism and conspiracy theories alike. The waves of wireless networks are spreading to reach even the smallest niches, driven by mobile telephony and wireless Internet. In the future...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 279–301.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to diversity and difference in the city. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Istanbul urban regeneration conquest cosmopolitanism memory atmosphere Compagnons pathétiques qui murmurez à peine, allez la lampe éteinte et rendez les bijoux. Un mystère nouveau chante dans vos os...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 281–284.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to photography and literature, coupled with archival material and his own personal experience, Highmore’s aim is to map both conceptually and historically how mood, feeling, and atmosphere can help us describe various periods, moments, and spaces of the British social and cultural past. Eschewing any simple...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Toby Young Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self , by Roquet Paul , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2016 , 256 pages, $94.50 (cloth), $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9244-6 , 978-0-8166-9246-0 © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Paul Roquet...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2024
...-day geoengineering proposal and leads it into often hallucinatory territory. The first, “Petrified Carbon,” focuses on plans to extract carbon dioxide from the free atmosphere and sequester it in the deep ocean or in rock. By the end, Design Earth has led us into a fantastic underground city where...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the Air – originally published in 2002 in German under the title Luftbeben , or “Airquake” – constitutes a turning point in Sloterdijk's attempt to understand human cultures as atmospheric systems and his more general conception of politics as a subsection in the technique of climatology. Shaking to its...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2023) 19 (1): 128–147.
Published: 01 March 2023
... facts: trees provide us with sustenance, and their photosynthetic activity creates an atmosphere that enables our survival. Or, as anthropologist Natasha Myers ( 2020 ) colorfully puts it, trees “breathed us into being.” Without trees (and marine phytoplankton), the earth would be uninhabitable...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 459–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
... deep time to mark late-capitalist human civilization: a sudden increase in the concentration of atmospheric CO 2 , novel nuclear isotopes, a preponderance of chicken bones, or the petrified remains of our subterranean urban infrastructures? As Katherine Yusoff ( 2013 ) points out, the rise...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... the planetary surface to some extra-atmospheric or subcutaneous redoubt has been periodically revisited as among the most likely long-term solutions to the question of how to preserve life in the face of disaster. While the emancipatory implications of release from gravity have lent spaceflight something...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., as is Sloterdijk’s ([2005] 2014 : 13) argument that the distance-destroying revolution of terrestrial globalization reaches its completion with the installation of an electronic atmosphere and the replacement of the curved earth with an almost extensionless point—“a network of intersection points and lines...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Often the figuring of waste-ground offered an assemblage of mixed moods. The human figures that populated this ruined landscape were cast so as to perform an atmospheric orchestration: they were the youthful hordes that could be framed as a cause for concern (potential or actual), or, more threateningly...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 353–373.
Published: 01 November 2023
... sensors in the forest. Deployment concerns attunement as being attentive to the geological, atmospheric, and vegetal specificities of the forest—investing in technological modulations that best acclimatize or adapt to the tropical forest's conditions. Second, detection considers how sensors pick up...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 137–138.
Published: 01 July 2019
... . As the unavoidable interface between hydrosphere and atmosphere, the seashore seems a necessary part of a transparency I find infinitely satisfying. Against the blue and white sky of Paris, in which the Orly planes trace out their vapor trails, right in front of the window, I inscribe on the white sheet of paper...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
... the light, always questing towards the sun. It is info-tropic. . . . Bletchley Park has roughly the same situation in the info world as the sun does in the solar system [ fig. 6 ]. ( Stephenson 1999 : 143) Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon mines the atmospherics of Bletchley for its grounding...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 388–406.
Published: 01 November 2022
... buildings came to be designed around the atmospheric management of particular kinds of human bodies (see Murphy 2006 ). I am not going to dwell too much on these intellectual histories in what follows—other than in spatial cognition and the history of urban forestry, both of which bear strongly on my...