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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 17–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... preexisting forms of inequality and as a powerful solvent of the unexamined presumptions of the dominant discourse of globalization. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 mobilities inequalities instabilities boundaries Toward the end of 2019 our increasingly mobile world (as we...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the neoliberal subject. Now resembling the pattern hunters of speculative finance, the active spectator of political modernist cinema is today compromised by the new conditions of volatility, instability, hyperindividualism, and privatization that demand the same cognitive labor. In exploring how neoliberal...
Published: 01 March 2013
of the people,” as Karl Marx asserted, but it still, in some cases, sees it as a potential source of instability. (Photo: Hainan Province) More
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Deng’s capitalist utopia has now descended into a nightmarish society of social instability, fear, and anxiety. Whereas Chan’s dystopia of the fat years represents a counterfeit utopia maintained by compulsory narcotization, Lemos writes of the end of the Chinese utopia and its collapse into a dystopian...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
... state of things come to surface” ( Virno 2005b : 12). With the instability of post-Fordism, its precarity and ever-changing contours, we are what the sociologists despair us as: “eternal students” (12). We’re always learning again and again, but within the contours of the capitalist state. Virno...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 42–52.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the people,” as Karl Marx asserted, but it still, in some cases, sees it as a potential source of instability. (Photo: Hainan Province) ...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 36–52.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the sense of utter instability and sheer insanity that I feel has so often permeated my years. Instead of, as in my salad days, veering toward the overt, I have, for some years now, found myself depicting our time with a sense of unreality bordering on the more unsettling absurd. When one insists upon...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” painting, which played between unity and diversity and suggested organic movement, instability, and change. I was interested in bringing images of cellular and cosmic life into dialogue with questions of installation, the shaped canvas, the mechanical and the handmade, and uniqueness and appropriation...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... conflicts, and systematic tactics of violence that mark our era. But the question remains: Is Mosse running too great a risk of eliding content with his seductive color palette? The critical theorist A. B. Huber argues: Mosse’s Congo photographs [ Infra ] also expose something of the instability...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 48–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... reality. DF: You reveal the instability of history and memory as constructed from competing stories and representations in which shifting perspectives, absences, and traces reign. The past is never past but always alive with contradictions and ambiguities that echo into the present. In this light...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 302–313.
Published: 01 November 2021
... dynasty brought a long period of political instability to a conclusion. During this Qajar regime Iran escaped from Europe's colonial domination but was influenced by its diplomacy, intimidated by its armies, and affected by its commercial, cultural, and ideological lure. It began as a tribal society ruled...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
...” organized network form misunderstands the way in which agonistic struggle would actually redraw the parameters of the organized network itself and force it to confront its own instability. I therefore suggest another way of looking at the organized network. I propose the model of “emergent plateaus...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
... their opposition to the project of the eradication of lack. This struggle between the empire of the good, which seeks to eliminate uncertainty, lack, and as a result possibility, and the other, which fractures this project by introducing instability into the smooth space of integral reality, comprises what...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... a reading experience that, in its precipitous shifts and disjunctions, mirrors, as it unfolds, both the frenzied rhythms of mechanized warfare, and the temporal instabilities of war's traumatic aftermath. Locating this narrative of the Second World War within a cultural context still shadowed...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., which are precisely the fantasies that the hegemony of the speed-elite requires in order to manage its continuing instability and proliferation of crises. This fantasy of Indymedia being the ultimate liberating tool is also echoed by Henshaw-Plath in Beckerman's “Emerging Alternatives,” when he...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., or standardization—might be directly accelerated by the physical characteristic of certain materials is telling. It reveals the possibility that such a trend might directly stem from a deep-seated fear of instability of form and matter relations, an instability most embodied in a material that has both liquid...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... like the coq-à-l'âne of a Renaissance satirist (a historical and humorous form of crossing the wires of signification). 13 It is thus not surprising, given the built-in instability of a basal short circuit, that “allegory can only compulsively repeat that which is indecidable [i.e., a paradox—LP...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
.../Murphy’s hybridity comes about precisely through his hominization (or rehominization). Perhaps the most important of original accidents in the RoboCop technology is that cyborg equilibrium and reliability are prone to instability as the human substructure reasserts its own freedom. For example, using his...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... it slightly more succinctly: the social and political instabilities within the mood of the postwar settlement were used in a particular way to legitimate the late 1970s conjuncture that we call neoliberalism. Virno's sense of the importance of ambivalence is crucial for understanding this—though I'm less...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... the ideology of the horizontal and the vertical, with the inclined plane of the interior floors of the church forcing one’s body to move and to adapt to instability. Figure 4 John Armitage (seated) and another visitor contemplate the inclined plane of the interior floors of the church of Saint...
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