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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to subsume them into the existing hierarchical control paradigms. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. information war information technologies affordances protocols...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 155–160.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., Coltishall. These were painted for a “welcome home” ball after the first Gulf War of 1991. Exhausted cartoon aircraft chase moustachioed missiles across rusting steel doors. This was an institution which, so we were informed, was of great, even vital importance to the defences of our country; but it...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the worst thing about this is that here we have a parody of violence, a parody of war itself, pornography becoming the ultimate form of abjection of a war that is incapable of being merely war, of merely killing, and that is being drawn out into an infantile, Ubuesque “reality show,” a desperate...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... myth of war as ennobling to humanity. But considering that a number of the artists in her survey clearly make work that is largely or wholly informed indirectly through the media, she leaves us perplexed, and a trifle troubled, as to why she invokes the myth of wartime ennoblement to begin with...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... heart of its own societies (Reid 2004: 66–7) . The war on terror is informed by a variety of interests and concerns. Tangled up with the effort to spread freedom and democracy are political power and global economic interests. While the extension of the area of democracy and peace is not the Western...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... unprecedentedly massive scale during the Second World War. I argue that in Atonement these conditions are most effectively evoked when the text relinquishes its aspirations to pure, contemporaneous presence and instead employs tactics of evasion, elision, and belatedness. I conclude by suggesting that, under...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Leong Yew Little has been written about Asian spy films and their relationship with Cold War cultural studies. While their Anglo-American counterparts could be discursively analyzed for the way they portrayed Western anxieties about communism, constructed own identities as opposed to the alterity...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of the war against terror, its depoliticizing effects. It is a depoliticized picture, in which the lack of antagonistic politics and subjectivities in today's democratic materialist constellation is countered with the inherent excess of the system, the protagonist's (self-)destructive passion for the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... begun campaigning against in 1964. For example, his unpublished “Vietnam War / 1972 Election” notebook shows extensive research into Igloo White’s weaponry and automation, some of which informs the lengthy unpublished poetic “Public Statement” that he distributed and performed at election protests: Is...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Vietnam War. The crucial question centered around the proper role of the audience, or citizenry: Should members sit quietly and watch the drama unfold, confident in the decisions of those elected to perform certain roles? Or should they raise their voices and demand to be a part of the action, as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Rocket is its soul. —Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow This special section of Cultural Politics contains four hitherto untranslated essays by Friedrich Kittler: “ Auto Bahnen ,” “A Short History of the Searchlight,” “Animals of War,” and “ De Nostalgia .” They are of differing lengths...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... At stake are the agons, polemos (strife, struggle, war), or luti-jahel-darvish , “Karbala paradigm,” and jumhuri-ye moral struggles (see below) in Iran and the West over creating and protecting robust public spheres and civil societies. I probe these questions and their complications from four...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Ben Highmore This essay argues that bombsites in Britain were a vivid component of a social imaginary that informed the postwar social settlement. Postwar reconstruction, which often involved additional demolition, also produced ruined landscapes that were complexly associated with war damage. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 375–390.
Published: 01 November 2008
... film was informed throughout the period of its creation by the differences in political and cultural attitudes toward the nuclear threat that existed between the US and the UK during the Cold War. This allowed the film to act as a reflection of the shift in the general understanding of the nuclear...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press . Kittler Friedrich . 1997 . “ War and Drugs in Pynchon’s Second World War .” In Literature Media Information Systems , edited by Johnston John , 101 – 16 . Amsterdam : OPA . Kleist Heinrich von . 2008 . The Battle of Herrmann...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... specific role and operation in relation to contemporary representations of incarceration. In particular, the article considers the figure of the incarcerated informant. The incarcerated criminal or informant plays a complex role as both subversive other and purveyor of truth and as such constitutes an...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 337–350.
Published: 01 November 2008
... capable of lurching into tyranny. Discrepancies between the Mitchells’ lived experience and information given out about the war on the radio reveal the duplicity of government and its inability to guarantee the security of US citizens. More worrying still is the imposition of martial law: Jon, finally...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Andrew Ross In China, the legacy of Mao Zedong is selectively remembered; the “late Mao,” in particular is officially considered to have made a “mistake” in launching the Cultural Revolution. In the West, we remember the romantic impact of Mao’s ideas on the Cold War left and on the generation of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
...John Beck The defensive systems of fortified bunkers built during the twentieth century have become, especially since the end of the Cold War, objects of troubled fascination for artists, architects, and archaeologists. Images of bunkers proliferate in contemporary art and photography, and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
... information, because they never knew we bombed so many places. This project is an attempt to provide: a comprehensive and more humane acknowledgement of war; a revelation and analysis of our own complicity and passive acceptance of things as they are; different and multiple ways to access, interpret, and act...