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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and distinguishing forms of “bare life,” as they regulate forms of life, death, and living death. At the same time, these “necropolitics” remain hidden by the necrogeography of the borderscape. The author argues that this deathscape escalates bare life into bare death as a form of nonrelational death enabled...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... for the adrenaline and partly for the fame they get from posting death-defying selfies on social media. Developing Stephen Lyng’s (2004) notion of “edgework,” or the voluntary pursuit of peril, some sociologists argue that rooftopping is an inevitable response to the tamed, gridlike cities of today—a point...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to biological viruses and resilient against digital ones (surviving well beyond any hacking incident, not to mention largely indifferent and barely unapologetic when individual accounts are hacked). But to go back to “virus is other people” in this viral culture: it is very often other people who come up...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
... to contemplate, in light of Baudrillard’s death in March 2007, the posthumous meaning of his cultural and theoretical endeavors and his efforts to enhance our understanding and appreciation of visual culture. Attention is paid to the central theme of the sign, both literally and theoretically...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 63–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... violence out of his lips, his eye, Unimaginable, god-like, To scholars, poets, and other men Who retreat, cower and wait for death, Instantaneous vaporization, And can barely understand The common soldier’s unbroken line, Their willingness to face the fire. At Saguntum, for example, They pushed...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and transparency. References Agamben G. 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Agamben G. 2009 . What Is an Apparatus? Trans. Kishik D. and Pedatella S. Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Arendt H...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., noble status of death, or the belief that his death might serve a greater purpose. For Sanborn, like Eldridge, fighting in this war is a matter of barely staying alive: “I ain't ready to die, James … Another two inches, shrapnel zings by, slices my throat. I bleed out like a pig in the sand. Nobody'll...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... articulates the baroque power of Louis Quatorze; and Poe’s tale lays bare the limits unto death of empirical rationality. Each, in its way, has become a time capsule containing the message that the end, for some, has already come and gone. In late 2012 a communications satellite called EchoStar XVI...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
... sacrifices itself: the specter of death haunts the gesture of sacrifice not just because sacrifice always initiates another sacrifice like a sepulchral concatenation constitutive of the munus , as Esposito ( 2010 : 43) intimates, but also because the logic of sacrifice will always presuppose death...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 135–144.
Published: 01 March 2021
... like Dwight, for whom, as Schwenger ( 1986 : 44) writes, death “becomes a duty to be performed . . . with no more and no less a sense of ritual than has attended all the duties of [his life].” As a response to Cold War nuclear dread, this is disconcerting, to say the least. What On the Beach does...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... his opinion and saying very directly what is on his mind. But he is not only frank; his opinion is also his truth. Thus he risks his life, for in every “parrhesiastic game in which your own life is exposed, you are taking up a specific relationship to yourself: you risk death to tell the truth instead...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 45–49.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... What I didn’t discover until many years later was that while my grandfather was forging new paradigms in Arabic poetry he led a parallel life in beekeeping. It took me a while to figure this out, since the criticism and chapters on modern Arabic poetry barely mentioned his work as a bee scientist...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... References Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Translated by Daniel Heller-Roazen . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Appadurai Arjun . 1996 . Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... They observe none of the expected “rites” that we are supposed to perform in the face of death. Not only do they not report the death to the authorities as we expect them to, but they also continue to enjoy their day, indeed their weekend, as though death had not touched them in any way. Indeed...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
...) racism as an extreme occurrence that pursues the deaths of white bodies and is made possible by leaders and government programs aimed at benefiting historically disenfranchised populations. No longer promoting the biological well-being of white people, the government under the Obama administration...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime (1922–43). Marinetti founded the cult of speed and the “new man,” which, determined to halt the affectation and debauchery of the dominant aesthetic styles, he led from 1909 until his death by cardiac arrest in Bellagio on December 2, 1944. Yet it was Marinetti’s...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2012
... characteristic baring of the canine teeth (memorably described by Klaus Theweleit), which signified that Kittler had gone into bad-boy mode. On the other hand, there was a hesitant, almost awkward raising with which he managed to turn inflammatory statements into innocent queries. This upward lilt—when his voice...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... there was a jolt of déjà vu, a psychic stutter-step like the glitch in the Matrix that signals something serious is about to go down ( The Matrix , 1999 ). On her shirt front was a meme that looped from World War II to The Walking Dead to what would soon be the eternal now of life and death in the time...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and layering of the conflict through the dynamics and rhythms of his scenes on multiple screens. The confusion is amplified by Frost’s soundscape of buzzing insects, electric whirring, and walkie-talkie static, at first barely audible but soon ramped-up to an eerie, high-pitched din. A cacophony of shouts...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... fāydā?”), and so on. In all these utterances, there is an insistence on life and happiness being something that is “outside,” while the television has come to stand for the “inside,” like a trap, signifying fake life and misery, or even death. Here we can observe a peculiar structural reversal...