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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 139–161.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Deena Varner Beginning in the late 1960s a series of reforms saw the emergence of vast numbers of bureaucratic instruments meant to standardize the care, custody, and control of inmates. Grievance and disciplinary procedures were largely homogenized to ensure inmates’ protection from the abuses...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Bauman relies mainly on Max Weber here and argues that the whole process of the extermination of the Jews was part of a systematic utopian industrial and bureaucratic process like any other. Auschwitz, for example, took European Jews from February 1942 to 1944, the last some 430,000 from Hungary from May...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... museum loan traditions that normally deal only with sovereign countries; the bureaucratic measures defining so-called peace agreements, checkpoints, airports, international insurance requirements; and, finally, the inability to fulfill—at least at first—the environmental conditions (humidity...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and the humiliating Peace Treaty of Tilsit (July 1807), the Prussian state archive—usually a hyperproductive writing machine—produced a paltry twenty-one files ( Vismann 2008 : 120). Catastrophes in mundo cause atrophies in actis . Vismann’s reference to bureaucratic procedures must be read against one...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 63–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the most women destitute? Who captained the most diverse Rainbow array of corpses? Go to Lucian, if you must, And compare how the Kings of carnage Dispute their culls like bureaucrats, Putting spin on productivity, The delivery of deliverables. Go to Lucian, if you must, And despair, and then tell...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and bureaucratic needs of state departments of transportation, who are not. However, although mourners take an adversarial relationship to law or policy, private roadside memorials themselves are politically relatively mute. They assert an authority to grieve but are rarely attached to some explicit political...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and write about pain. Notably, Veena Das has argued that a key task of the analyst is to put pain into words so as to make clear how suffering may be perpetuated through bureaucratic, medical, and nationalist languages which tend to make pain into an abstraction. Yet I regard this approach as too narrow...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... he has stuck to. They can be summarized as follows. Human beings in complex societies face the challenge of endemic uncertainty. This is best managed through rational dialogue among the major interests. However, efforts to impose bureaucratic order are chronically liable to generate more ambiguity...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... between the idea and its expression, between the notion of the real and its presentation to us in spectacular images. That space, the room for play in a bureaucratically managed universe (or for indeterminacy in a quantum one), is the space made by art in an Xtreme state. Because when alignment absorbs...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of the historical context. Mao’s gradual “Sinification” of Marxism, summarily reflected in his break with Moscow in the early 1960s, was saluted in many parts of the world as a fresh opportunity to redeem the communist ideal from the bureaucratic torpor it had suffered under Stalinism. His appetite for grassroots...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., the Iraq war (“Operation Freedom”), and biopower. The state’s shift away from welfare is not a complete abandonment but a move toward making dependency both a judgment of individual failure and procedurally bureaucratic (here called hyperlegalism). Winfrey’s reading practices, her television show, and her...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 85–92.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... This experience is repeated perhaps daily, over and over again, to the point where it comes as a relief to see the “professionally-written” letter: just two or three lines. Somewhere in that process of self-hardening comes the “Wall of Shame,” a spontaneous bureaucratic excrescence that occurs in almost every...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 July 2007
... for Nigeria, where clientelistic networks and system of co-ethnic friendship prevented the rise of formalized bureaucratic organization. Similarly, practices of representation require a cultural understanding from the inside of interpreted meaning rather than from a value-based view of Western-style...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... objective culture will quickly strip us of our ability to think ethically, politically, and critically. When we lose sight of our shared humanity and no longer care for the weak, the miserable, and the homeless, because we have vanished into the kind of bureaucratic calculus Weber associated...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... dialectic that replicates itself in the incessant and Sisyphus-like efforts of rationalists and totalitarians, bureaucrats, capitalists, and, he paused, quite a few Marxist theorists and revolutionaries. That was enough class war and antifascism for one day. I should mention that some...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 265–280.
Published: 01 November 2006
... as suggestions. Cultural studies need not accept the norms of formal disciplinarity nor the disciplinary ideal, as supported by the elite US system, although the flexible, energetic informal disciplinarity in which it has flourished may need to generate more bureaucratic institutions so as, for instance, to help...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... that the modern liberal state, epitomized by Weimar, had become a headless, formless empty shell operating only by the blind automatism of its own bureaucratic instrumental-rational legalistic processes, much as juridified technocratic administrative procedures today substitute for politics and leave both nation...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 244–251.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in processing charges, to be sure. She follows bureaucratic regulations and details the reasons for her transaction each time. Accordingly, she enters 108 characters from Marx’s Das Kapital on the bank form. Given the 1,696,500 characters in that book, she estimates it will take her until 2052 to finish...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... over public resources should be shifted out of the hands of the necessarily bureaucratic state and into the hands of the necessarily efficient private sector. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War were seized upon by neoliberals to claim that there could be no alternative...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
... online without meeting in real life. Work online can be extremely inefficient and slow. It requires great patience and listening skills. 2 Moreover, organized autonomous networks, unlike networked organizations, which can count on a solid, existing entrée into the techno-bureaucratic world, have...