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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 (2016) 12 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2016
... a renewed perspective by extending the discussion toward the effacement of the face. She uses the different cases of facelessness to prove that the possibility of a different politics is not a utopia. To her, facelessness “profoundly unsettles notions of the individual subject as separate, distinct...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., not because he has become ‘faceless’ but because he has assumed a shape that no longer has a head” (2007: 479). This is true for both states and terrorists. The former are confronted with decentralized terror networks operating like swarms or infections, the latter are up against decentralized governmental...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 285–287.
Published: 01 July 2018
... reformulates questions of subjectivity, agency, and intentionality, but as a political metaphor, it can be used for good or ill. Connolly’s use of the biological analogy is a far cry from historical invocations of the disciplined and faceless swarm as a legitimation of autocracy and fascism. It is equally...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and “potential terrorists,” thus rendering their individual circumstances obsolete. Such a means of erasure works in accordance with Judith Butler’s twofold notion of effacement, whereby certain people remain faceless in the sense of both being unseen and being seen only as “symbols of evil” (2004: xvii...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 214–232.
Published: 01 July 2020
... users as a single voice that is nevertheless a multiplicity consuming itself through its own incidental enunciation. In the mid-2000s, 4chan users indeed came to cultivate a festive disposition toward the collective, authorless, and in that sense nameless and faceless character of online interaction...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... an already crowded domestic goods market, which extends from food processors to food ranges to instructional manuals in print and on DVD. On a crowded shelf any other saucepan is faceless: a celebrity pan comes with a personality. We buy such merchandise for we are “buying into a lifestyle narrative...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., and those who are afraid and in doing so renders these unidentifiable, reduced to faceless, pixelated flesh. It is a process that captures the docile body along with the criminal body and subjects this body to the same processes of normalization and, moreover, securitization. Yet despite the increased...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 263–279.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., for their power partly resides in identifying, stamping, cataloguing—in knowing who you are. The wearing of a mask symbolises the rejection of the cult of personality so crucial to consumer capitalism. While the elite gangs of state and capital become ever more faceless their fear of the faces of everyday...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... important because they tended to counteract the National Socialists' intentions to dehumanize all inmates equally, to level and in so doing destroy all differences in social status. It is therefore possible to see, not only the reality of a faceless, name less mass of decrepit creatures, robbed...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 July 2023
... in that moment. His memory of the event reflects his affective state of avoidance and fear, as Ah Hock recalls years later of his victim: “His face remains a blank, even though it should be the one thing I remember from that night” (Aw 2019 : 22). The man remains yet another faceless worker who embodies...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Wing and The Wire before it, House of Cards is imbued with both fact and fiction. As Ari Melber (2013) points out, the opening sequence of every episode paints a picture of Washington through time-lapse photography that, depending on how one views it, pits the mad rush of faceless, expendable...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and the banlieusard who is a nobody but somebody is perfectly captured by Van Gogh's abandoned figures. Apart from their poorly defined identity, these faceless figures, who are not really there and seem about to collapse into their environment, are also caught somewhere in between movement and stasis. Where...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... memories of the colonial war as adventures of proud soldiers clashing, maturing, and struggling to do the right thing; the vast setting of mountainous wilderness adds more danger and unpredictability to their venture and sudden deadly encounters with a faceless, invisible, and cruel enemy. Figure 2...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., and the colonial and postcolonial condition. Valty’s faceless nude body appears in numerous contemporaneous photographs. In a 1929 photomontage dedicated to the building of El Capitolio, she is curvaceous and flowing. Hard to believe that this is the same body ossified by the erect and quasi-masculine República...
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