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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... environment we inhabit that such a situation entails. After Bubbles and Globes , Terror in the Air , which forms part of the third and last book of the Sphere Trilogy, Foams ( Schäume , 2003), thus focuses on an essential climatic dimension of our being-in-the world, paving the way for a new attitude...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Mike Gane This review article considers two lecture courses by Michel Foucault (1972–73, 1979–80) and two books relating to the whole series of lectures (1970–84) by Stuart Elden. Foucault’s lecture courses can be divided into three phases, the first focused on the difference between sovereign and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Nigel Thrift This article is a synoptic review of the recent work of Paul Virilio, conducted through the book, City of Panic . I point to the problems with the increasingly apocalyptic content and tone of Virilio's work on modernity by referring to recent social science research on the city that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
...G. Roger Denson Susanne Slavick's Out of Rubble is an exhibition in a book that boldly epitomizes the new, globally nomadic curation of art representative of current concerns of the world's vital cultures, both ancient and modern. Although the motif of rubble is chosen by Slavick to index the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Adam Piette This article considers Nabokov’s Lolita as an allegory of the Cold War’s obsession with uranium, correlating the uranium rush of the 1950s with the choice of some of the key locations in the book. The incursion into United States space by the foreign agent and corrupter of youth Humbert...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Bernard Stiegler The text we publish here is the first chapter of Bernard Stiegler's La Télécratie contre la Démocratie . The broad argument of Stiegler's book (and of this introductory chapter) is that what he terms “telecracy” is ruining democracy by short-circuiting the normal mechanisms of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 212–218.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Jean-François Lyotard In this interview, originally given in 1988, Jean-François Lyotard discusses his then recently published book, Que Peindre? Adami, Arakawa, Buren ( What to Paint?: Adami, Arakawa, Buren ), situating it in the context of his broader interest in art and in terms of his...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Stefan Skrimshire The subject of utopianism in contemporary political life has experienced a revival of interest in the last few years. One of the most polemical contributions is John Gray’s Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia . One of the greatest benefits of this book is to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... social and economic criticism to the Marx of the Grundrisse, a book to which Jean-Marie Vincent introduced him in 1959. 1 In the words of Finn Bowring, his works of the 1980s and 1990s present “an understanding of capitalism as a system of hetero-regulation which aggressively de-civilized human beings...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Yale Center for British Art. In 1994, Galembo received a Senior Fulbright Research Award to photograph “Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power, Nigeria,” and has authored several other books. Her most recent monograph, Phyllis Galembo: Maske (London: Chris...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Agamben’s notion of profanation as it was elaborated in his book Profanations . The article does so by discussing the ways Zionist subjectivities and divides are interconnected and expressed in Israeli society. To be practiced as a process of becoming, profanation, I argue, needs to be understood as a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... less about balancing the books and more about the production of excess that eventually dissolves into what Bataille calls “continuous being”—the universal state of luxury. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Nero Seneca Freud Bataille Thanatos In this article, I propose to develop an aneconomic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... book Global Hollywood, Toby Miller et al. argue that movies are “the newest component of sovereignty, a twentieth-century cultural addition to ideas of patrimony and rights” ( 2001 : 15). Scholars in cultural studies, film studies and international relations have analyzed how popular film reinforces...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... content can reach audiences. James Wilsdon notes another aspect of the materiality of IP distribution, again involving business-to-business (B2B) trade: Back in July [2000], Amazon.com teamed up with Federal Express to deliver 250,000 copies of the new Harry Potter book to eager US fans. True to the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... panique: Ailleurs commence ici , Virilio Paul , Paris , Galilée , 2004 , 145 pages, 24€ PB 2-7186-0591-X . © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 Paul Virilio continues to vituperate about the state of the world. Since 1975, at the rate of one or two books a year, Virilio has been chronicling what...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., describes the literary award as “a posh form of bingo” ( Burn 1987 : 38). Or as the writer and television presenter Melvyn Bragg commented: “It is clearly barking mad to attempt final judgments on paintings, songs, books or anything artistic that moves” ( The Times , October 13, 1997). The widespread...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 233–242.
Published: 01 July 2005
... discussed element of the landscape. In the British Library I came across a book entitled An Essay on the Credibility of the Existence of the Kraken, Sea Serpent and other Sea Monsters published in 1849. It attempted to give reasoned explanations for enigmatic observations at sea such as the following...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 243–246.
Published: 01 July 2005
... political theories and practices. The book's subtitle, however, ignores an array of other personages important to Vidal's deceptively thin book (e.g. Franklin and Hamilton), while also, more importantly, obscuring his main argument: that the flower of US executive power present, no matter how heady or...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 July 2005
... and redundancy (both locally, in the paragraph, and globally, across the book). The Globalization of Sexuality draws upon a great many published sources, affording a valuable starting point for various kinds of further work. The founding question, in Binnie's book, is still the extent to which the...