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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and social relations, rendering hypervisible enforcement practices and homogenizing discourse while “invisibilizing” the violence incurred by offshore enforcement. With intensified enforcement and detention on islands through securitization and militarization, public attention is diverted from quieter...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Daniele Rugo A recurring feature of Patrick Keiller’s work is the lack of human presence and activity. Throughout his films, Keiller delivers a vision of England as a desert island, depopulated and unoccupied. Scrutinizing Keiller’s early shorts and feature-length films, this article argues that...
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 8: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico (Detail). On April 19, 1999 an errant 500 lb US bomb kills David Sares Rodriguez, a 35-year-old security guard, and seriously injures four others. Over 267 depleted uranium-tipped bombs have been fired on this island. The US has been dropping bombs and More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Clive W. Kronenberg The triumphs and continuity of the Cuban revolution in large measure can be attributed to the close bond that exists between political and cultural practice on the island. Emblematic of Cuban politics, key aspects of Ernesto Che Guevara's revolutionary thought find expression in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Geofrey Craig This article explores the increasing politicization of “lifestyles” and outlines an understanding of the concept of “lifestyle politics.” This is conducted through a case-study discussion of protest actions against the upgrading of the electricity grid on the north island of New...
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Published: 01 March 2010
being stuck in the mud we'll fry in the sun community owned turbines nationalize land and power at one and the same time neo-capitalist wind farm V eco-windvillage an age of carbon offsets shouldn't consider itself superior to an age of papal indulgences someday each island will be undersail More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 15–22.
Published: 01 March 2010
...being stuck in the mud we'll fry in the sun community owned turbines nationalize land and power at one and the same time neo-capitalist wind farm V eco-windvillage an age of carbon offsets shouldn't consider itself superior to an age of papal indulgences someday each island will be undersail...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 194–201.
Published: 01 July 2017
... indigeneity, and the oceanic circulations that connect islands to islands, continents to continents, and cultures to cultures. I attempt to capture memory, affect, smell, social imaginary—intangible undercurrents whose pervasive interconnectivity threads our humanity. This essay delves into the thought...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
... island to the distant Spanish west, where he encounters his dead mother and numerous warriors' widows. Returning from Hades, he rejoins Circe in her bed until she—but only upon the begging of his comrades—points him farther in the direction of the Sirens and the Lipari and through the Strait of Messina...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... destruction. In Triumph , a wealthy industrialist manages to squirrel his houseguests and a passing electricity meter-reader away in the vast elaborate bunker he has built beneath his modernist hilltop mansion on Long Island, while in Heinlein’s novel, Hugh Farnham is less well-off but no less prepared. In...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Repeating Island” The Cuban author and theorist Antonio Benítez-Rojo evoked the image of the machine to describe the Caribbean archipelago as a machine of machines, flowing out of the plantation system and interrupting history at once. Benítez-Rojo reminded us that the concept of Cuba, like other...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Plate 8: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico (Detail). On April 19, 1999 an errant 500 lb US bomb kills David Sares Rodriguez, a 35-year-old security guard, and seriously injures four others. Over 267 depleted uranium-tipped bombs have been fired on this island. The US has been dropping bombs and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... medico-military surveillance to begin with. The turn of the twentieth century brought two intertwined global developments: the rise of US empire and a global, Euro-American-led disease surveillance network. Medical screening practices installed at threshold spaces (ports, islands) were intended as an...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 399–402.
Published: 01 November 2006
... development and impact of the Qatari television station Al-Jazeera (meaning “the island” in Arabic). After a personal introduction, in which the British journalist Hugh Miles explains his motivations and desires to write the book, he offers eleven voluminous and wide-ranging chapters. The first two chapters...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... buildings in downtown Oslo and then went on a shooting rampage on an island close to the capital, killing scores at a Labor Party youth camp. The spectacle shocked the world and generated debates on what could have created such horror in normally placid Norway. In August 2011, spectacles of youth...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 359–380.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., the policy moves to lift the moratorium on GM field trials appeared to shatter the “natural” identity of the nation articulated by some interviewees: “we’re an island and we want to keep the island pure. I mean we have so many conservation programmes about recovery of native species, about islands...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 300–302.
Published: 01 November 2017
... mode of the wanderer’s existence” (2008: 5–6). I am presently on the Greek island of Leros, which has become one of the temporary, always temporary, places of shelter for countless Syrian refugees that have arrived in Europe. Patrick Kingsley (2016) writes of “the new Odyssey” across the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 306–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in response to questions about cultural texts he especially valued. His “desert island” book? Jorge Luis Borges’s short story “The Garden of Forking Paths.” An important film? Luis Buñuel’s The Phantom of Liberty ( Bauman and Tester 2001 : 24; Bauman, Kubicki, and Zeidler-Janiszewska 2009 : 175...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 296–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
... indifference. The voice he offers is that of Pope Francis, in words uttered during his visit to Lampedusa—his first papal visit outside Rome—in July 2013. At the time, the Italian island south of Sicily was in the news not for its tourist magnetism but for ignoring Italian immigration laws to welcome boatloads...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the military, there was to be a “Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere,” whose success was to rest upon granting all the former colonies from Vietnam to the island nations of Indonesia and the Philippines the right to self-determination and ownership over their own oil resources. When the student...