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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., and the heritage business has become increasingly interested in exploiting public curiosity towards the remains of recent conflict. This article positions current work about bunkers within the context of postwar debates surrounding modernist aesthetics – minimalism in art, brutalism in architecture...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to control every aspect of life, American disaster capitalism that accepts the brutality of the state of nature, and finally Žižek's utopian spirit of communism based on a recognition of human and planetary finitude. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Given the historical connection...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the social relation in the name of the critique of the kind of brutal individualism that has taken over capitalist society, certainly since the 1970s when the postwar consensus between business and labor broke down. Reading Bauman’s work, one cannot escape the conclusion that his project is deeply political...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 111–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
... inextricably embedded in a large-scale picture plane of viscous oil paint, her tortured figures on sheets of Japanese paper are brutally hurled outward, bodiless, into an intimate encounter with the viewer who must get close to see details of the thirty-six-by-twenty-four-inch image. Themes of the violence...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to Amfortas; Parsifal cures him by touching his wound with the holy spear. Having cured Amfortas, Parsifal releases the grail, and it becomes the property of humanity. What Žižek suggests is an updating, a complete rewrite of this story, a “brutal” transposition into today's world. Imagine, he says...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
... positions whites as injured and victimized. The unique status attributed to Nazi brutality by Arendt, Agamben, and others is a traumatic reaction to learning that colonial habit-forming procedures and violence once reserved for Arabs, Indians, and Africans could be applied without reservation to “the white...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 412–414.
Published: 01 November 2020
... violence in all its brutality, such as Richard Misrach and Kate Orff’s project Petrochemical America . Demos argues that the project “rejects the Anthropocene’s terminological obfuscations and disavowals of culpability. It shows its on-the-ground environmental and human costs” (71). Misrach’s photo...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Barbershops have historically barred non-cis men and have even made some queer cis men feel uncomfortable about entering. Barbershop masculinity is part of the same ideological consumer culture ideology that informs and emboldens brutality and murder against those who exist outside rigidly articulated binary...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
... and Conspiratorial Secret Agents: Conspiracy, Theory, and Fantasies of Control .” Symplokē 28 , nos. 1–2 : 49 – 61 . Sandoval Chela . 2000 . Methodology of the Oppressed . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Sassen Saskia . 2014 . Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... ideology adds is insight into the way the imaginary criminal is the site of displaced anxieties around the brutality of the neoliberal economy. Criminals thus seem particularly horrifying figures precisely because they are figures for the Real of loss. The more anxious and desperate economic conditions...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 28–36.
Published: 01 March 2021
... States has been plagued since its inception by the original sin of racism, and the murder of African American George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers on May 26, 2020, triggered unparalleled resistance movements against police brutality and racism in the United States. The Floyd police murder...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 148–158.
Published: 01 March 2023
.... So, two types of hell are involved in the meta framing of the book. One is of the brutalism of systems of animal confinement, killing, and meat production. The other is of trying to speak this violence in an environment uninterested in hearing about it. Forms of hell accumulate but do...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the great images in Cold War narrative captures exactly what I mean by implosion. At the end of Noel Behn’s The Kremlin Letter , the cheerfully, casually brutal Western agent Ward reveals himself to be the truly chilling, formerly Western, now Soviet agent Sturdevant (a revelation peculiarly compelling...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... not by Eros, but by Thanatos . . . one of brutal fascistic pleasure, a culture at home with genocide, pain, death, torture and the destruction of the planet and all forms of life” (5). Given the (rather puzzling) absence of an introduction, the first of the book’s five thematic chapters, titled...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... systematic use of torture. Viewers see his demeanor and his attitude toward Algerians change dramatically. With the brutality of war, attacks and counterattacks between French soldiers and Algerian “insurgents” escalating in 1959, the discovery of mutilated bodies, and the specter of more and more haunting...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 383–388.
Published: 01 November 2010
... civilizations pain is constant and systemic; our analgesic imperative relegates it to the “realm of chance” (2). At the same time, however, the growth of industry and technology, the massification of society, and the mechanical brutalization of war and exploitation are installing global regimes of pain which...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... public debt, and shoddy workmanship. Cubans grew increasingly disillusioned with US financial dominance and the government’s brutal use of force to maintain the status quo. Riots and protests broke out across the nation, peaking in the summer of 1933. On August 7 frustrated police shot and clubbed...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... became bankrupt ( Harvey 2007 : 45–47). As Naomi Klein (2017 : 142) puts it, this crisis was used to push through a “shock doctrine” expanding corporate power: “Under cover of crisis came a wave of brutal austerity, sweetheart deals to the rich, and privatizations.” Dramatic underfunding...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 March 2022
... this is often just as productive and can also be joyful as a means of resisting oppression. Thus, although I won't defend rap and hip-hop, I do want to look at an example of a music video that seems to openly engage the very criticisms launched against rap and offer a response to these that feels brutally...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the historical avant-garde. The very identity of aesthetic images was in part linked to capacity for making strange (Shklovsky 1917) . 2 In our current, profoundly disturbed, cultural condition, no effect of documentation can register upon our numbed and brutalized sensibility. The “real” and the “symbolic...
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