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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of colonization, defying earlier French governments’ oppressive forms of censorship, and addressing the history of colonial barbarity in Algeria, many French documentarians and filmmakers have skillfully used moving images to critique and expose colonial transgressions. In their efforts to reimagine the horrors...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that although increasingly reflecting the prime dynamics of industrialization, were also authentically “new” and “diverse” in that they could gestate in spaces and times not already colonized and commodified by capital. Since at least the late 1970s, these spaces and times have been capitalized; indeed capital...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
...John Beck; Mark Dorrian Space colonization and subterranean dwelling have been staples of speculative fiction since at least the nineteenth century, but the invention of nuclear weapons and the prospect of global environmental collapse have, certainly since the Cold War, made proposals offering...
Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of technology like the gods. Nevertheless, our Virilian analysis of RoboCop also suggests that the RoboCop/ Murphy solution is not one that Virilio could embrace in either of its mythic forms. As a solution to the displacement of humans, the colonized body of RoboCop/Murphy, fatally flawed by its own...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 343–357.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in such a way that bolstered a Third Worldist perspective in the heart of empire. The internal colony thesis asserted, at its core, that people of color living in the United States are colonized peoples, and that forms of colonial and neocolonial power in the Third World are also deployed against colonized...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of a given distribution of property rights, power and income” ( Martinez-Alier 2002 : 3). At the same time, as Aníbal Quijano argues, mind-sets intrinsic to modernity/coloniality must also be opened and contested: We have also to do with a colonization of the other cultures, albeit in differing intensities...
Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 359–380.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Gibbons (2002 : 15) has powerfully argued, “National identity is just one of the many masks that colonists wear.” Thus, “the construction by Pakeha of a New Zealand national identity was not a sign that the colonization phase of history was over, but an important part of the on-going (and still...
Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., would be “a kind of lunacy” (p. 127) since “consumer choice is a choice without power” (p. 131). Indeed the entreaty to keep the roles of citizen and consumer separate, or what could be characterized as a critique of the colonization thesis, namely that the market, via technology, is colonizing...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... economy of the Internet concurs with cyber-libertarians that the interactive and collaborative networking practices of Web 2.0 support an extension of participatory freedom and democracy, particularly in relation to the state and corporate colonized mass media. However, critical political economy analyses...
Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 July 2021
... and methodologically in colonial conditions. In the case of the hunger strikers, the process of subjectivation is historical and situated within the material conditions of colonization. The case study introduces a unique form of the technology of the resistant self. This article draws on eighty-five in-depth...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 July 2009
... and constructive text that lifts the lid on the myth of bicultural harmony between Māori and Pākehā (the descendants of European colonizers) and as a dangerous text that reiterates negative stereotypes about Māori, as a cultural event Once Were Warriors reveals a postcolonial milieu where representations...
Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of therapeutic transference by calling on the native intellectuals to mobilize the aggressive impulses of the (colonized) masses for the purposes of decolonization and political independence (96). In the colonial context, Fanon, as Gana reads him, contends that “the compulsive reenactment of aggression must...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... should recall that during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the notion of “Western civilization” was synonymous with the idea of “Universal” claim to embrace different cultures, nations, and religions of the world. This assertion had a particular impact on non-Western histories. Colonization...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 194–201.
Published: 01 July 2017
...” boasted of “eau de Colón” (Cologne), which is a play on the Spanish pronunciation of Columbus ; “Blanc Le Colonial” (Colonial White), which was nauseatingly sugary; “El Picante” (The Spicy), which references “El Dorado” and was shocked with sharp notes of nutmegs and cloves; and “Oro Negro” (Black Gold...
Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
.... Discerning elements as objects rather than processes makes possible the ownership of specific elements or combinations as intellectual property in conformity with the colonization of creativity by capital. Actualization in the form of objects reduces the autonomous virtuality of techné, its ability...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... back and haunt us in ‘history’” (1983: 71). One of Nandy’s great insights into the colonial subject formation is that while it oppresses the colonized, in the manner so passionately captured in Frantz Fanon, it represses the colonist, the key example of whom in Nandy’s account is Rudyard Kipling...
Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., psychoanalysis, and surrealism. When the Institut d’Ethnologie in Paris was founded in 1925, its explicit purpose was not simply to study societies and cultures but to do so in view of providing colonial administrators with an understanding of their colonized subjects. At every move of the expedition...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 63–69.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the Holy Spirit led many believers to the health food store. Throughout my childhood my parents became ardent followers of extreme purification regimens: they installed a huge distilled-water tank in our kitchen, issued handfuls of mega vitamins, and took my sister and me—ages eight and ten—for colonics...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... The complete colonization of digital communication by corporate interests is, Hill claims, reshaping our interactions such that every utterance must be productive, which creates a kind of “disenchantment” and indifference toward the other. We are pushed into “non-stop interactivity” (48) through...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the (formerly) colonized. Yet in the final analysis, Parreñas mitigates this by insisting that the denial of humanity is predicated on colonial hierarchies that divide life from nonlife. Ultimately, Parreñas compels us to embrace risk, pain, and vulnerability to articulate the conditions of care that may...