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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... the fostering of life, cannot survive an attack by radicals who utilize death as a weapon and turn Western globalization against itself. Secondly, the idea that the September 11 attacks are, conversely, a desperate attempt to escape structural crisis, signaling the prelude of Islamic neofundamentalist...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Kieran Keohane Carl Schmitt and James Joyce, contemporaries, responding to the crisis of European civilization of the interwar years, are brought into conversation with one another through the mediation of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy , Schmitt as representative and advocate of Apollonian...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 150–155.
Published: 01 July 2017
... ever-greater dependency on his or her torturer. We have to distinguish between informed and deliberate conversion of a detainee’s political convictions, through a kind of hard bargaining that appeals to the detainee’s rationality; inducing a detainee to betray his or her convictions and his or her...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Rob Wilson This essay aims to think through the worldly presence of two important and culturally influential American writers in the cultural contact zones of Tangier and North Africa: Paul Bowles and Jack Kerouac. It contrasts their differing attitudes toward “conversion” and toward the implicit...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... stage. The Fourier transform enables the conversion of sound events into periodicities with numerical values that can then be manipulated and converted back into sound events, even if there was no original source involved. The media access frequencies and operate at speeds beyond all human thresholds...
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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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... formation of technical fossils whose lack of biodegradability forms one strand of evidence within discourses of the Anthropocene. The material politics of plastics places into conversation temporal scales ranging from geological rhythms, which are measured in millions of years, to the hyperconsumption of 24...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 306–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... conversations that were not conversations at all, and the contemporaneous work) is to enter a labyrinth in which we have to work it out for ourselves. What we do with the work says as much about our expectations and choices as it says about the texts themselves. Like Borges and Buñuel, Bauman’s texts are about...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Pavilion in Venice. I was reminded of a conversation with Golub about his and Nancy’s divergent working methods and approaches to some of the same themes to which they both were profoundly committed during their fifty-three years together: witness and commentary on the historical pervasiveness of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Jacques Donzelot © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 The history I am writing about here takes place in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It lasts less than ten years. “History” is perhaps too strong a term, in that what is involved is merely a conversation between two sociologists...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... latter term), the temptation to seek strong men and women as political leaders, the long history of migration as a basic human—but now global—condition, the poor record of actually welcoming today’s “strangers,” and what at first appears as a fairly gloomy look at the prospects for conversation and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 277–280.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Zygmunt . 2001b . Community: Seeking Safety in an Insecure World . Cambridge : Polity . Bauman Zygmunt . 2004a . Identity: Conversations with Benedetto Vecchi . Cambridge : Polity . Bauman Zygmunt . 2004b . Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts . Cambridge : Polity...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
... liquidation of the family is now being followed by the liquidation of the individual, from the crystallized family through liquid individuation to the free ions of behaviors. Identity, Stuart Hall once said, is “an endless, ever-unfinished conversation” (in Akomfrah 2012) . Today identity is increasingly...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 410–412.
Published: 01 November 2018
... case studies from Europe, North and South America, Asia, and the Middle East that demonstrate the globalized nature of luxury-driven urban transformation while advancing the conversation beyond its homogenizing effects. Contributors have backgrounds in architecture, art history, cultural studies, urban...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
... interviewer and interviewee—and, by extension, between Israel and Palestine—was severely limited ( Morceaux de conversation [ Bits of Conversation ], 2010 ). Despite Godard’s preference for an unsubtitled interview scene, Darwish’s poetry in Notre musique , far from being drowned out or interpreted by a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 63–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the dead converse with the dead, Continue to contest, Weigh their pugilistic body weights, Flipping the coin on butchery. Who made most rivers bleed With blood? Who caused the most smoke? Who stripped the most women destitute? Who captained the most diverse Rainbow array of corpses? Go to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 63–69.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the spot to evangelical Christianity. Believers who are slain in the spirit fall to the floor in a blinding moment of conversion likened to that of Saint Paul on the road to Damascus. My father went from a secular Jewish history major to a seminary student in the American Baptist Church and was later...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... principles but following structures of thought derived from religious practice, such as conversion experiences, rituals, cults of hero worship, and messianic expectations. At “weak points of the social,” ultimate ends such as identification with the “eternal” or “universal” appear superior and more dynamic...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 300–302.
Published: 01 November 2017
... revisioning, life experiences? Yes, it was the experience of Europeanness, whatever that might mean, that was your central concern. And that, inevitably, and valuably, I believe, made for divergences and conversions of thought and perspective. In 2004 Europe: An Unfinished Adventure was published. It...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 2018
... dedication of the biennial team, including hundreds of volunteers, is believed by some to be the key to success of the young Indian biennale. This part is marked by formally diverse personal accounts of the production process, including Hattie Bowering’s documentary stills, conversation with the curator...