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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Irving Goh After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes , by Nancy Jean-Luc , translated by Mandell Charlotte , New York : Fordham University Press , 2014 , 72 pp, $16.00 , ISBN 978-0-82326-339-4 © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Jean-Luc Nancy is one of today’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... descent and ascent considered in this article, suggests a structural relationship between utopia and catastrophe produced out of the new conditions of global threat inaugurated by atomic weapons. While the prospect of impending global catastrophe would appear to lead to a dystopian or even fatalistic...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
...John Beck Richard C. Sarafian's Vanishing Point (1971) is the apotheosis of the Vietnam-era exploitation/arthouse existentialist road movies produced in the wake of Easy Rider. Vanishing Point is about speed and technology, surveillance and control, acceleration and catastrophe, roads, deserts, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., société de la connaissance , etc.) with its attendant economic contradictions and a series of accompanying “postmodern” ideological effects that are, in Gorz's view, catastrophic in their “post-human” implications. The essay which follows is concerned most closely with the implications of the new...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 357–382.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., and in contrast to nearly all circulating discourses, nobody ever lived in the demolished buildings - what at one level becomes a humanitarian catastrophe, at another becomes a “ghost village.” Drawing on recent reflections on global ethnography, this article seeks to follow “zones of friction” and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... escape the rigors of the market and competition induce a new serfdom. This article examines, through the writings of Jean Baudrillard on the cultural logics of neoliberalism as implosion, transpoliticization, and catastrophe, the thesis that neoliberalism marks not the high point of capitalism but the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... accident, a catastrophic incident that is experienced simultaneously and universally. While Virilio is supported for drawing attention to the technologically mediated accidents that threaten hyperconnected societies, his method and focus are found wanting. His preference for suggestion over qualification...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... uncompromising brief book, professor of English Gwendolyn Audrey Foster does not mince words: humanity is definitely doomed, and it’s a good thing. The currently unfolding ecological catastrophe is bound to eventually wipe us off the face of the planet, and Foster, a self-described radical environmentalist...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... , 2007a , 2007b , 2010b ) is an extreme sense of loss and negativity; of catastrophe, deception, and dread; of living at a forbiddingly pivotal time for the future of a humanity beset on all sides by the unknown, by panic, by accidents, and by disasters ( Featherstone 2015 ; McCaffrey 2015 ). This...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... architectural reconstruction of Britain was built by veiling the anxiety of war and the continued threat of catastrophe ( 2010 ). By turning their back on the recent historical past and palming off any troubling doubts about the project of endless expansive progress onto troublesome figures like the delinquent...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... catastrophic type where, as I said before, the system, in trying to solve its problems, rushes further and further into the mire. And does so in all fields … You can see this, for example, in the area of information. We're aware there's a problem here. Images and messages have proliferated to such an extent...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... ], Sloterdijk recognizes the “undeniably indicative force” of these terms and gives them a characteristic therapeutic inflexion: The word Gegend [dwelling] … registers the therapeutic dimension of the art of space-building after the catastrophes through which explication was advanced. After all, in what does...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
... invisible by allowing itself to be thoroughly exposed to the field of vision” (22). For sure, Beck fuses with ease and efficiency ideas drawn from Michel Foucault's ruminations on biopower, Tom Vanderbilt's Survival City , the more catastrophic styling of Virilio, and several others to help him formulate...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 306–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . Cambridge : Polity . Tester Keith . 2016 . “ Sociology: The Active Catastrophe .” Revue Internationale de Philosophie 70 ( 277 ): 399 – 412 . ...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... catastrophe, including their function in our increasingly technologized everyday life and moods. But for whom has the contemporary city been devised? The typical modern city of Paris, for example, was that imagined in and realized through the application of the plans of a number of extremely powerful...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
... (or indeed taking off into) the sky and of the featureless planes of endless suburbs, stirred by cataclysm and catastrophe, a landscape of perpetual accident. Sometimes it seems to me a bit like the view from The Daily Planet of a Metropolis-like comic-strip city: all it needs is some superheroes to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... how the dynamics of paranoia lead to excessive state power and catastrophe. Because the worst-case implications of delusionary politics haunt contemporary critiques of the excesses of state power – here the Nazi case remains paradigmatic – paranoia remains a political phenomenon that calls for...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 March 2005
... tending to disappear, like that between private and public. Hence the advent of a third type of conflict, after “civil war” and “war between nations”: namely, war on civilians ; hence, also, the major political importance of the consequences of the (natural or industrial) catastrophic accident and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... image of the cancer – is itself reversible, since it designates at once the out-of-control spread of value, of meaning, of reality, of desire, and at the same time the catastrophe that interrupts that proliferation. The image of the virus appears with uncommon frequency, too, in the work of Maurice...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 139–143.
Published: 01 March 2015
... artist has even described his body (and his relationship to it) as a “living corpse,” another theme the book explores, limning these ideas in relation not only to his early biographical experiences as a Pentecostal prophet-in-training but to the equally catastrophic and formative experience of being an...