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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 July 2015
... or the thinker interested in contemporary French scholars influenced by Ellul will far better understand Ellul’s classic texts. This sort of appreciation will open those interested in the philosophy of technology to the importance of dialectical theology in the work of Ellul and in the work of...
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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 March 2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... DSK affair is doubly contextualized in relation to its reception on both sides of the Atlantic: in (academic) North American feminists’ critique of French cultural exceptionalism and in French (real-time) resolutely nonhermeneutic coverage of “the already told story.” Both readings of the affair are...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
...John Armitage This illustrated article is a brief psychological and geographical narrative of a visit the author and his partner made to the grave of the well-known French cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard in Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. However, it is simultaneously an attempt to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... for revolutionary purposes but also to remind Tunisians of the disturbing legacy of bastardy (instituted by a long history of colonial rape from the Romans to the French) to which they had been and continue to be heirs, and with which they have to reckon. Studying the rhetoric of bastardy in Bouzid’s...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Mark Featherstone In this article I explore the situation of the Eastern European, and specifically Romanian, Roma in contemporary Paris. Building upon ethnographic work in the suburbs of the city, I consider the sociospatial marginalization of the Romanian Roma and the ways the French state sought...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Richard Beardsworth This paper considers Bernard Stiegler's contribution to contemporary critical theory. Stiegler's singular understanding of technology widens critical debate on the specificity of contemporary society and prolongs, in a novel manner, remaining commitments of recent French...
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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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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Malcolm Miles In an essay on French literature in the period of Nazi occupation, Herbert Marcuse argues that a literature of intimacy—love poems and romantic novels—is the last resort of freedom in totalitarian conditions. Written in 1945 and revised in the 1970s, Marcuse’s essay argues that in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... the French Revolution, secular forms of territorial power are grounded in an engagement between the spiritual and the temporal. In a second part, I show how ultimate ends influenced the emergence of secular forms of power. Although they lack tangible immediate effects and appear impracticable...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
... relationship with the translator Elias Sanbar, who also translated Darwish’s work from Arabic into French. It argues that both filmmaker and poet in Notre musique (2004) are engaged in autoquotation in that Godard is alluding to his earlier films, particularly to Ici et ailleurs (1976) , his extensive...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... as American “global strategy” ( Greene 1980: 97 ). French historian Jacques Dalloz sees this moment as beginning in January–February 1950. It is the moment, he asserts, at which the logic of the Indo-China War became that of the Cold War ( Dalloz 1990: 129 ). In other words Greene grasps the onset of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 March 2016
... earlier work on revolution in the French capital, The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune and May ’68 and Its Afterlives , through an exploration of “communal luxury” in the city of light. The history of the Commune is well known. This popular revolutionary moment, which continues...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 426–429.
Published: 01 November 2015
... English of French film director Claire Denis since the ground breaking monographs of Martine Beugnet (2004) and Judith Mayne (2005) , this collection of original essays is most welcome. Between then and now, not only has Denis added to her impressive oeuvre with such significant films deserving of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2010
... segueing smoothly into the consideration of an advertisement for the French children's TV channel, Canal Jimmy. Kant's “Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?” speaks of humanity's aspiration to mature adulthood ( Mündigkeit , la majorité ): Canal Jimmy's advertisers attempt to subvert this through a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... architects and town planners. The most well-known and powerful of these was the French town planner, Baron George-Eugène Haussmann (1809–91). Haussmann drew up guidelines and was responsible for envisaging, developing, and achieving the extensive rebuilding of the modern city of Paris under Napoléon III...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Marcel Mauss. He came to know Marcel Griaule, a young pilot in the French Air Force who now devoted himself to anthropology and had obtained diplomas in two Abyssinian languages. In 1931 Griaule organized a twenty-one-month expedition traversing Africa from Dakar to Djibouti. Leiris joined the expedition...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
... sends an automobile-equipped lieutenant-colonel, Richard Hentsch, to the Marne. Hentsch, head of the intelligence section at Supreme Headquarters, communicates reports of wide-open fronts and French attacks. Yes, only a thin cavalry line (whose heavy radio equipment is under the command of none other...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... most important, prolific, and celebrated French thinkers. With a duly acknowledged debt to Derridean deconstruction, Nancy has gone further to give us postdeconstructive perspectives on community, freedom, existence, sense, touch, the world, and religion. In After Fukushima: The Equivalence of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
... confusion, struggle, scrimmage, mimesis, business, and spectacle. As a consequence, if there is a Sloterdijk Affair in the German media and in the French newspapers, with epicenters in Israel and Brazil (bastions of a globalized Habermasianism), and if it’s given rise to a broad and relatively agitated...