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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Kevin Robins This article is concerned with contemporary developments in European culture, with particular respect to new forms of transnational and transcultural mobility and communication. There is a growing sense that Europe has become a space of complexity and diversity—although, of course, the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... promises. A heavily fortified town draws fire as an obviously valuable enemy asset; complex barricades prompt sensible officers to lead the advance elsewhere; and large defensive systems can take so long to build that they are outmoded before they are finished. The immediate context of Austerlitz's...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2016
... the battlefield and in the courts. The collection foregrounds the complexity of contemporary warfare, demonstrating the scope of control that states attempt to impose on the environment, as well as the difficulties contemporary warfare poses to the investigation and prosecution of human rights...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Peter Sloterdijk Peter Sloterdijk first presented the following text as his inaugural lecture for the Chaire Emmanuel Levinas, March 4, 2005 at the University of Strasbourg. To a certain extent, it bears homage to that great thinker of the complex Other. However, other than taking a political...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 147–174.
Published: 01 July 2007
... been occurring through the last twenty years, and which have brought a new cultural complexity to the European space. What this article suggests is that this complexity might actually be a productive resource for European culture generally. And what it maintains is that, in order to realize this...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... through inclusion, management and flexibility. Drawing on recent theoretical debates over this new logic of rule, this article illustrates how Black Hawk Down invokes much more diffuse, complex and deterritorialized categories than national sovereignty. In effect, Scott's film goes beyond traditional...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
...; and the hypermorality of the last, but still all too dominant generation of Frankfurt School theorists. Finally, I draw some political conclusions by opposing another source of inspiration for Sloterdijk’s “joviality,” the Luhmannian theory of complexity, to the bivalent “passion for the real” that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 161–182.
Published: 01 July 2008
... functioning of distinctive kinds of culture/power complexes, from which a new paradigm of cultural studies may be expected to emerge. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Gramsci Foucault cultural policy studies Birmingham School discipline formation governmentality Chiefly noted for his work...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... the tensions between a global order characterized by “destructive construction” and the “constructive destruction” that mark contemporary terrorist violence. Their mutual complex interrelations, their reciprocal fascination for one another and the intricate interconnections with processes of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... in, among other places, nonviolent movements of political resistance. As a means of critiquing Gray’s pessimism, I refer to two recent works that attempt to tease out this complexity within utopian thought itself: Russell Jacoby’s Future Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age (2005) and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... philosophy and its consequent abasement of material, technological, and institutional forms of memory. This abasement of mnemotechnics, consistently associated with endlessness and consistently articulated in patriarchal terms, produces a specific complex of terms: the femininity of the archival ad infinitum...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
... are legitimately allowed to memorialize their losses in public landscapes and others are not, and where anonymous drivers who drive by are supposed to feel a certain way about it all. Such a complex constellation of territorialized affect has significant consequences for understanding the politics of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Jonathan Harris This essay highlights post-1945 intertwined aesthetic and political radicalisms in the visual arts, drawing on key examples from the United States and Western Europe in the decades from the end of World War II to the present. It seeks to explore the complex relations between...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... The process of cybernetization initiated around 1900—and the process of computerization since 1950 in particular—culminating in the becoming-environmental of computation, is to be understood as a time of environmentalization, that forces us into the new power/knowledge complex of Environmentality...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with playing the game as allegories for our increasingly complex relationship to digital culture. Minecraft is not the apotheosis of cultural domination by code as much as it is a playable parable about its complications. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 digital culture cultural technique...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 273–282.
Published: 01 July 2012
... transnationalized reproduction. The authors conclude that reproductive movements and fragmentary bodies confront legal and administrative systems in interesting and often highly complex ways. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 fertility travel reproductive flows globalized reproduction assisted...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Jonathan Faiers Disruptive luxury is a recent addition to the lexicon of luxury. Understood as both a practical and philosophical antidote to luxury’s entrenched patterns of production and consumption, the term disruptive is proving to be as indeterminate as the word luxury itself, with its complex...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Neal Curtis This article explores the relationship between mimesis and fantasy. Taking as its starting point James DerDerian's claims regarding the changing face of the military-industrial complex and its increasing use of the entertainment and cultural industries, the article argues that this move...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Gregory Clancey This article is one step toward an urban history of the United States that foregrounds “emergency” as a clearing device. American cities were strategically targeted during the sustained mid-twentieth century depression and war by a complex of groups – the Federal government...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... today. This is so when one takes into account the technics of the global “War on Terror” as directed by the American political-economic-military complex. Through that, the world is seeing but the accelerated intensification and dissemination of military and civilian surveillance technologies. Everything...