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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Mario Perniola © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 One of the essential achievements of Being and Time is the setting-aside of the metaphysical conception of death. Within that conception lie not merely the theological idea of death, understood as entry into another life, but also its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tao Dongfeng This essay provides an introduction to the ways in which Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman has been applied to Chinese cultural studies, and especially to media studies. It argues that the emerging phenomenon of “amusing ourselves to death” in China is fundamentally different...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 216–224.
Published: 01 July 2018
... destruction through the digestive system. Victims starve to death in great pain. As I write, television ads and social media postings are informing the New York region of a class action lawsuit seeking federal funds to cover as many as forty thousand people who were regularly exposed to the deadly toxins...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jenny Stümer The escalating death tolls of migrants seeking to enter Europe are a dramatic testimony to the cynical, dehumanizing, and violent fortification of the European Union, whereby refugees and asylum seekers have become the emblematic figures of contemporary political exclusion. Rather than...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... suicide?” and “the collapse of what?” appear unmistakably straightforward. Nineteen Islamic suicide bombers turned their deaths into weapons, causing the collapse of the World Trade Center. However, taking a broader perspective, it is much less clear who committed suicide and what collapsed on September...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... ( Entlastung ) of the burdens of human life by the intrusion of new motive forces into human propulsive arrangements have led to the death throes (“ Agonie ”) of the belief in the base/superstructure division and the radicalism or fundamentalism derived from it. If the twentieth century can still inspire us...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
... contemplate, in light of Baudrillard’s death in March 2007, the posthumous meaning of his cultural and theoretical endeavors and his efforts to enhance our understanding and appreciation of visual culture. Attention is paid to the central theme of the sign, both literally and theoretically, and to the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Stefan Skrimshire The subject of utopianism in contemporary political life has experienced a revival of interest in the last few years. One of the most polemical contributions is John Gray’s Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia . One of the greatest benefits of this book is to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...André Gorz Introduction to Gorz Chris Turner Though hailed at his death by Nicolas Sarkozy (of all people) as “a major intellectual figure of the French and European Left,” André Gorz was often treated rather less kindly during his lifetime by those who might easily have been his friends and allies...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Humbert is read through the lens of Cold War anxieties about radiation, missile attack through the DEW Line and a “mapping” of America by subversive aliens. Lolita herself is the Uranium Girl, radiant child of nuclear America under threat from the death ray of the bomb’s fallout. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Douglas Morrey The french crime and science fiction novelist Maurice G. Dantec shares with Jean Baudrillard a profound Nietzschean inspiration and a postulation that the death of God has brought about a consequent murder of the real and the installation of twin illusions: that of an integral...
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Published: 01 July 2006
and removing tens of thousands of corpses … About 100,000 people (95,000 of them civilians) were killed instantly. Another 100,000, most of these civilians as well, died long, drawn-out deaths from the effects of radiation” ( Lindqvist 2000 : 234). Plate 6:. Hypocenter in Hiroshima, August 6, 1945 More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... strategy and politics, to the humiliation of 9/11 and an attempt to respond to it by a humiliation that is worse, much worse, than death. Not even counting the hoods, which are in themselves a form of beheading (to which the beheading of the Americans obscurely corresponds), and not counting the piled-up...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “apocotainment” pervasive in the American(ized) culture that is morbidly, tellingly fascinated with death, suffering, and its own impending demise. Given the (rather puzzling) absence of an introduction, the first of the book’s five thematic chapters, titled “Disposable Bodies,” begins by briefly explaining...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 63–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... weather, Spreading violence out of his lips, his eye, Unimaginable, god-like, To scholars, poets, and other men Who retreat, cower and wait for death, Instantaneous vaporization, And can barely understand The common soldier’s unbroken line, Their willingness to face the fire. At Saguntum, for...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... remarkably consistent over the course of his career. With this in mind, the opening article, by Mario Perniola, relates to a work originally published in 1976: Baudrillard's (1993a) Symbolic Exchange and Death – the first of Baudrillard's texts to explicate the notion of “reversibility.” Perniola's essay...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
... control, where subjects compete with each other to assert the power to control the spaces they share. This is particularly the case for sites of traumatic death, where different stakeholders must negotiate among one another to shape which memories are materialized and how. As Kenneth Foote (2003) argues...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... variant luxuria , which has the same English significance, because I want to explain the concepts of luxury and luxuriousness in terms of decline, decay, and eventually the death of phallic austerity. In this respect, my use of the male term luxus relates to the Oedipal, or rather anti-Oedipal, story I...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2018
... life to the power of death” ( 2003 : 39), because bio, “life,” is not the overarching narrative. This concept is examined by Grégoire Chamayou in relation to drone strikes, and he emphasizes that drone warfare reinforces a necro-ethics of “killing well,” by manipulating the principles of war to make a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., I glimpsed the borderline defining her space and Leon’s old painting space, which had remained empty since his death in August 2004, except for the looming presence of his mural-scale painting, Gigantomachy II (1965). Nailed into the brick wall, the scarred raw linen surface of Gigantomachy II...