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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Mark Featherstone In this paper I consider Walter Benjamin's final essay, “On the Concept of History,” and Slavoj Žižek's recent essay on political messianism, The Puppet and the Dwarf , in order to emphasize the import of revolutionary politics to both writers. I critique Žižek's implicit...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
...” (Nietzsche, Vico, Joyce) and the mythic figure of Trickster as formulated in anthropology and psychoanalysis (Radin, Hyde, Jung). Specifically, the political culture of globalization is cast in terms of the reconfiguration of the archaic and an intensification of myth (Benjamin). An examination of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Benjamin Halligan Photographer Terry Richardson works in a digital aesthetic vernacular that looks more to underground hard-core pornography of yesteryear than traditions associated with the institutionalization of erotica, as associated with Playboy . And yet his images, in Kibosh and Terryworld...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Benoît Dillet Malign Velocities: Accelerationism and Capitalism , by Noys Benjamin , Winchester, UK : Zero Books , 2014 , 130 pages, $14.95/£9.99 , ISBN 978-1-78279-300-7 © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 This book is not an introduction to the emerging debate on...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 219–226.
Published: 01 July 2013
... acknowledges the importance of chance in his work as it relates to color: in a 1986 interview with Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Richter (2009 : 29) describes chance as “an unconscious strategy that I can use to outwit myself.” Richter (2009 : 29) agrees with Buchloh that the arbitrariness of his colors never...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... opportunism and cynicism that directed market expansion; and experiences of teleology and belonging that had become bereft of content. In a way that continues the tradition of analysis associated with Walter Benjamin and Raymond Williams (with a dash of Jean-François Lyotard thrown in), Virno puts experience...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Guccis, Louis Vuittons, and Chanels, for example, that loom large in today’s luxury fashion “brandscape.” As Walter Benjamin (1999 : 79) so incisively informed us from a pre-“branded” era, one consumer’s fashion is another’s “antiaphrodisiac,” no longer desirable or even recognized as fashionable...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2009
... where analyzing the writings of, among other scholars, Kenneth Silver and Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, who link the changes undergone by art around World War I to the concept of appearance and disappearance of the avant-garde, could be helpful. 4 Still, as it fits into a relatively empty academic...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... a chimp. These books represent the crowns of Ivy League universities and, along with them, the crown of Al-Azhar University of Cairo. The chimp is a morphed version of the University of Cambridge's crown. The central phrase (from Walter Benjamin ) reads, “The dialectical thinking is the organ of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2013
... situated in the broader relations of production ( Benjamin 1970 ) but also, as Foucault recognized, in the broader relations of governing. Walter Benjamin notes in his analysis of the author as producer that the determination of the quality of an author's product is bound to its political tendency. “We can...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... Echoing Aristotle’s hexis , Walter Benjamin’s “aura” of history, and Pierre Bourdieu’s “habitus” of nondiscursive knowledge that “goes without saying” and including the insistence of Virilio’s inert “inhabitation,” modernity is seen to persist as resistance in Virilio’s imagination/writing through the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Clinton) and Benjamin Barber (author of Jihad vs. McWorld). Magaziner’s arguments for a market-oriented neo-liberal approach to Internet regulation and development are convincingly rebuked in a counterstatement by Barber, who argues that giving control over knowledge to the market, as the policies...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... individuals living beneath the totalitarian semiotic sphere will be doing nothing but “constantly re-inhaling their own lies-cum-public-opinion and freely chosen absence of freedom, moving around in an opportunistic trance” (p. 104). In this regard, Sloterdijk suggests that if Benjamin could investigate...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... vector for their disappearances in spite of their remaining presences, be for us, empirically, today? One may think of Benjamin's flâneur , who “on the one side, the man who feels himself viewed by all and sundry as a true suspect and, on the other side, the man who is utterly undiscoverable” ( Benjamin...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
... thirteen themes which are elegantly assembled with a wide range of writings. Although it is not always apparent how the three parts are conceived, the themes traverse similar grounds with slightly altered angles – from those of Benjamin and Adorno to Bataille and Kristeva – to bring a sense of richness...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... time. Benjamin Bratton (2015) argues that the governance of planetary infrastructures as multi-scalar interlocked realities is what defines this particular geopolitical situation. The definitions of the elemental are situations of computational, visual, and other technical media; the earth and its...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reference to Walter Benjamin’s comments on Paul Klee’s drawing of the Angel of History, which, he says, is being blown by a storm from Paradise—the storm of “progress.” Bauman’s insight is that the angel is now caught in a U-turn. The future hell prompts a turnaround to a “Paradise of the past” (2017: 2...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., is dedicated to Judith Butler’s legacy in explaining the performativity of fashion as both a force of disciplinization and disruption of bodies and gender in society. Particularly worthy of mention are the chapter on Walter Benjamin by Adam Geczy and Vicky Karaminas, who explain the bound between...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... ). Influenced by Walter Benjamin (2002) , Virilio's major hypotheses in City of Panic 's “ Tabula rasa ,” for example, arise from his affection for particular areas of Paris like Clichy and its recurrent popular protest marches, and the Beaujon Hospital, where he first stumbled upon modern architecture...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... political history of Machado, see Aguilar 1972 ; Benjamin 1975 : 66–91; Pérez 1986 : 257–332; Pérez 1988 : 97–237; and Whitney 2001 ; see also the contemporaneous polemic text written by leftist US journalist Carleton Beals (1933) , which featured photographs by Walker Evans. For anti-Machado sources...