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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... sovereign power as expressed through the nation state is proliferating, mutating and transforming rather than disappearing. The nation state now makes use of these interconnected cultural, political, social, military and economic networks to rejuvenate itself in the face of increasing forces...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2009
... on the Face of the Earth. The landscapes in this suite capture a paranoiac's perspective - a fractured platform coupled with an aestheticization of destruction that ameliorates the flow of disturbing imagery. They depict scenes that are US-centric in a timeframe that is post-Cold War. Whether leading up...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 319–338.
Published: 01 November 2006
... forms of affinity with American culture at a national level. Indian “wild faces” would have been familiar to Archie Belaney as a boy in Hastings, largely through their prominent part in the spectacle and advertising associated with his favorite entertainment, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 2 Extracted detail from Terry Richardson’s Kibosh (2004) . Face rephotographed, cropped, and rendered in black and white More
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Published: 01 July 2008
Figure 7 41 Squadron hangar, facing west. More
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Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 19 Film screen facing the painting above. More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 1 Extracted details from Terry Richardson’s Kibosh images (2004) . Faces rephotographed, cropped, and rendered in black and white More
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 112–135.
Published: 01 March 2024
... in which “the human” is often hardly visible at all. bkmp2@cam.ac.uk Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 drones humanitarianism borders visuality migration face The “politics of the faceless” is a phrase used in an interview with the Danish photojournalist Rasmus Degnbol...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... communist bloc and how the protagonists' fantasies of the West are sustained by ideology even in the face of the harsh realities of contemporary capitalism. Slavoj Žižek's Lacanian model of ideology is applied to the film texts in order to highlight these issues, particularly his notion of “traversing...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ephemeral, more evanescent, than any that preceded it. In this essay, we subject this assumption to some critical scrutiny, utilizing a range of empirical detail. In the face of this assay we find the assumption to be considerably wanting. We suggest that what we are actually witnessing is mere acceleration...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Sophie Fuggle The pixel and the technique of pixelating faces belong to a politics of fear and a digital aesthetics of truth that shapes public perceptions of criminality and the threat of otherness. This article draws on Paul Virilio’s account of the pixel in The Lost Dimension to analyze its...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of performing artists could break through the powerlessness many Americans felt in the face of the Vietnam War. They explicitly understood their goal of participatory democracy in terms of turning audience members into performers. In turn, Schechner drew on both the performative nature of antiwar protests...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and relationships through which they share life with wider assemblages of human and other-than-human beings. It is the threat faced by these large communities of life that was invoked by Indigenous organizations when they succeeded in including the territory as a victim in the transitional justice framework...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... work simplifies complex modern society and ends up in an unmediated politics of education. The article expounds thereby the Janus-faced nature of Stiegler's engagements: an excellent philosophical reflection on contemporary technology, on the one hand, a technologically determinist (and rather...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that in the face of totalitarianism, a literature of intimacy opens a realm of human experience that is outside the control of the regime. Because it carries a memory of joy, it is radically other to the ethos of the regime. Later, in The Aesthetic Dimension (1978), Marcuse returns to the role of aesthetics when...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... practice is founded upon a series of logical paradoxes. However, it can be argued that Lyotard's revision of Cage's aesthetic theories in post-Freudian terms more openly faces up to these paradoxes than Cage's own sunny Jungianism does. © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 Lyotard Cage music...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Mickey Vallee Jean-François Lyotard argued repeatedly that the biggest challenge a musician or composer faces is emancipating sound from the tyranny of grand narratives. They labor not in the service of expression but in the exploration of radical methods that constitute what Lyotard terms...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... secret,” a structuring secrecy beyond the logic of revelation – this article questions transparency's link with democracy and its cultural place today as a force of good. Through Derrida's work we must face the proposition that although the choice between secrecy and transparency is presented as one...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... dissensus in a much broader history of cultural politics, race, and gender in Cuba. With the face of a white Cuban aristocrat and a body based on a mixed-race mulata model, the statue activated—and still galvanizes—a range of memories, myths, and meanings related to aesthetic constructs of the nation. Those...
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