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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Uroš Čvoro; Chrisoula Lionis This article examines the use of humor in contemporary art from two nations understood as “peripheral” states within Europe: Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Focusing on the concepts of “locality” and “visibility,” this article makes clear the way artists from...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 244–251.
Published: 01 July 2019
... tilted left with varying degrees of admonition, satire, hopefulness, and humor. Taken as a whole, the show makes plain the need for Marxist cultural critique, perhaps now more than ever. Figure 1 Cao Fei, My Future Is Not a Dream 05 , 2006. Inkjet print, 120 × 150 cm. Video still from Whose...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the US, and in the transnational public sphere. Would that all wars were cartoon wars. Would that sensitivities could be easily relieved with humor, but humor too is infected by the relations of trust, understanding, and protection of relatively safe spaces for the humor to work. I hope to have...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 117–118.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... With intellectual integrity, well-honed editorial acumen, and self-deprecating humor, John helped realize his initial concept for the journal in its pages. Primarily known as a leading scholar on the work of Paul Virilio, John allowed the adventurous theoretical and extravagantly interdisciplinary peregrinations...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., the dichotomy only increases when one is seduced by the richness of the painting’s surface and the enticing vividness of color; beauty as an art language to complement the darkness and humor. This is the core of my recent work. When one insists upon taking social commentary and making it one’s source...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
..., a senior human resources consultant and current vice secretary-general of the Asia-Pacific Human Resources Association (APHRA). In these two works, Cheng composes humorous allegories of the contemporary business world and demonstrates various management strategies by borrowing legendary figures from Water...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 14–23.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Abstract expressionism, which actually had turned me on initially, had become rather bombastic. There was a kind of exhaustion—people were going through the motions of huge expressionism. Pop art was quite ironic, humorous—very different attitude—abstract expressionism had no humor. Minimalism was very...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ) demonstrate, “the road makes possible particularly strong associations between space and narrative” (113). He finds that Wild at Heart “is disrupted and disjointed, as if each individual scene is a small world in itself, crammed with tension, violence or humor” (113), while The Straight Story acutely...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... locales of the 2012 collection Terrywood ), and even, revealingly and unapologetically, elements of Richardson merchandise. On the latter, it is possible to purchase, presumably as a humorous gift, the “Terry Richardson Plastic Camera” set: the plastic camera itself, a black T-shirt, and Richardson-style...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., emotional richness, or resolution” (7). The deaths they depict are exploited for “sick kicks,” a form of “gallows humor” that Foster clearly disapproves of (though she admits at one point that 1000 Ways to Die is so absurd and over-the-top that it might be “a self-reflexive parody”). Ultimately...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 222–230.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., and a social critique, the work blurs portraiture with self-portraiture and public with private in a visual subversion, disrupting traditional representational painting through its combination of pop stylization, image and text, performative process, and the use of humor and collage. It deconstructs...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 98–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... when I heard it coming from the other side. The radio network’s run was brief, only lasting six years before shutting down in 2010, but the stories they dug into were usually only minimally covered by mainstream media, and the humor, belligerence, and depth with which Air America investigated them had...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
...; a digression may be as relevant to the question as a more consequential argument. While Theodor W. Adorno's paratactic constructions were in the severely constructive high modernist tradition of Stéphane Mallarmé's constellation, Kittler's digressiveness has something of the rollicking humor of the picaresque...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and exchange. By contrast, Pepe the Frog first appeared on Myspace in 2005 as a protagonist in the Boy’s Club comic series by Matt Furie (“Pepe the Frog”). In an interview with Alysa Lechner, Furie claims that the idea for Boy’s Club originated from childhood memories and juvenile humor—a kind...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., like so many other affective responses in women, is deemed ugly, problematic, and damaging for women's success. The denial of “negative” feelings in women is further reinforced by Gosia's humorous and cheerful self-presentation across her coaching activities: from a video in which she sings...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
...) ( Molina 2011 ). 2 Gallows humor prevails when caraqueños —citizens of Caracas—joke that their city is more dangerous than Baghdad or Kabul, a matter that is statistically true. Even though Guerrilla Seca's track invokes only representational violence, taunting those who, Fernandes writes, “barricaded...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 July 2022
...’ perfect freedom.” But this claim is neither interesting nor convincing. Aristophanes assaults and ridicules Dionysus, the guardian of comedy, in the Frogs , and this does that mean that he is envious of Dionysus. What if Aristophanes trusted Socrates's sense of humor? And what if they had, at least...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 214–232.
Published: 01 July 2020
... to the axioms of the DVW, such playful forms of speech might by that logic exclude expressions of alt-right ideology, even when hiding under a scrim of irony and transgressive humor. Those forms of harassment seemingly pioneered by the alt-right would thus amount to a strategic misuse of the DVW’s playful...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
... towards an imagined encounter” (1989: 15). The poem does indeed evoke a series of nonvisible yet actual positions, before, behind, beyond, beneath the immediate zone of engagement to come and presents with an increasingly severe humor (or is it an increasingly humorous severity?) the simultaneous...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
... specific dignity and often humorous gravitas, a whole dimension that, reading this piece, one is reminded is lacking in so much of what has come from France since in the name of “philosophy”), this unpresentable and ungraspable archaic dimension functions as a kind of element or milieu (what he himself...