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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Phillip Roberts In Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 , Gilles Deleuze posits a huge change in the nature of cinematic time in the postwar years. In “Postscript on the Societies of Control,” he also claims to identify a change in power relations and control strategies that takes in a number of other media...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... production and social control. As Jameson convincingly argues in The Geopolitical Aesthetic , these types of conspiracy narrative in fact serve to prevent one from engaging with the systemic character of late capitalism. For Jameson (1992: 9–66) , the conspiracy narrative insulates the subject from the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Seb Franklin Edited Clean Version: Technology and the Culture of Control , Guins Raiford , Minneapolis and London : University of Minnesota Press , 2009 , ISBN 978-0-8166-4815-3 The Spam Book: on Viruses, Porn and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture , ed...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Hables Gray; Ángel J. Gordo There are important differences in how information technology is used in military and social-movement cultures. Militaries use social media in the Human Terrain model and security-police mode for quantifying and controlling social space, in order to meet low...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... beyond zero-sum games; urban public goods and infrastructures; medical services and distributed care; animals and biodiversity and the need to pay attention to feedback that signals our inability to achieve perfect control and hence dependence on one another; (2) perspectival topoi: single-eyed stories...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Chua Beng Huat The 2003 epidemic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) tested the ability of several states in East Asia to keep it under control; this essay chronicles the steps taken by the Singapore government. Once the epidemic broke through confinement in hospitals into the community at...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... manipulate, control, and reprogram everyday spaces. The queue, formerly a symbol of democratic consent, has instead become managed: contained and controlled by tape within which people are assumed to behave as predictable pinballs. Moreover, queuing time has come to be seen as productive marketing time, an...
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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 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... ideology also functions through the production of imaginary rather than symbolic identities. These identities serve not as means of internalized discipline but of external control. Thus I argue that a key difference between Keynesianism (the economic theory and practice of the welfare state) and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... such as Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We , George Orwell’s 1984 , and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World . Here, I compare and contrast notions of narcotization, state control, and freedom across Chan’s work and the Western dystopias, noting key cultural differences in the process. Beyond this work, I move on to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 150–155.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Alphonso Lingis What is called physical torture comprises methods of producing severe pain. What is called psychological torture comprises methods to produce exhaustion, fear, anxiety, hopelessness, desperation, psychic disorganization, loss of control of mental states and acts, and extreme...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... approaches the topics from the angle of media studies and argues for new ways to understand media culture as read through a materials focus: from waste to building materials and from temperature control to more conceptual developments concerning new materialism. The introduction discusses these ideas as...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Elisabeth Schimpfössl This article investigates philanthropic practices among Russia’s hyper-rich. It ponders whether and to what extent philanthrocapitalist concepts are compatible with traditional Russian approaches to elite philanthropy, which have been shaped and controlled by the country’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... continuing relevance of Shamberg's ecological critique, suggesting that his concern for ecological diversity and grassroots control serve as an important warning against the uncritical valorization of sites such as YouTube. Guerrilla Television serves as a reminder that it is called YouTube, not YourTube...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... authority and control the bunker represents. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 bunker ambivalence militarism photography brutalism heritage Early in W. G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz (2002) , the architectural historian Jacques Austerlitz surmises that it is “often our mightiest projects...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Paul Graham; Allan Luke This article uses critical discourse analysis to analyze material shifts in the political economy of communications. It examines texts of major corporations to describe four key changes in political economy: (1) the separation of ownership from control; (2) the separation of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... technology, its true failure is in sustaining the progressivist myth of technology perfectly under human control. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 prosthetic bodies robotization hominization cyborg original accident colonization When José Padilha released his reboot of the Robo-Cop...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... Durational factors manifest in issues of health, education, governance, and data. Consumption facilitates the politics of resource and territorial management; technology controls communication and transmission of energy at its base forms into the complexities of every facet of life. Living in a dromoeconomy...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... factory, part and parcel of the military-industrial complex, or a mere puppet of corporate control. The centrality of corporate, neoliberal logics, ideologies of managerialism and excellence, and the universalization of individualist policies over and above public purposes all seem to indicate that the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... manufacturing and preservation, and thermal infrared imaging, thermal control is shown to be essential to the conversion of geological matter into circulations of media on a mass scale. In each of these cases, cultural assumptions and imperatives—the drive toward purity, the development of standardization, and...