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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Robert M. Bednar This article explores affect and memory at roadside car crash memorials within the context of what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics”: the performance of power to determine who legitimately can kill both persons and the memory of persons. By analyzing the ritualized performance...
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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 1 From Chen Chenchen, The Mercy of Not Killing (2017) . An unconscionably cruel art practice? More
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Published: 01 March 2015
Figure 6 Women in the fields of Khouzaa, east of Khan Younis, where they work under the fire of Israeli snipers. Many peasants have been injured or killed working their land. During Operation Protective Edge (summer 2014), this entire area was obliterated by Israeli tanks, and tens of civilians More
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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 More
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Published: 01 July 2006
and removing tens of thousands of corpses … About 100,000 people (95,000 of them civilians) were killed instantly. Another 100,000, most of these civilians as well, died long, drawn-out deaths from the effects of radiation” ( Lindqvist 2000 : 234). More
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 89–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Figure 6 Women in the fields of Khouzaa, east of Khan Younis, where they work under the fire of Israeli snipers. Many peasants have been injured or killed working their land. During Operation Protective Edge (summer 2014), this entire area was obliterated by Israeli tanks, and tens of civilians...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... mediated world became caught up in a horrific spectacle of terror in Norway on July 22, 2011, when domestic terrorist Anders Behring Breivik set off a bomb outside government buildings in downtown Oslo and then went on a shooting rampage on an island close to the capital, killing scores at a Labor Party...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 111–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
...) gouache and ink-on-paper painting Kill Commies/Maypole (1967b) is one of nearly two hundred images that compose her War Series to which she dedicated herself from 1966 until 1970. Decisive red and blue brushstrokes invade the space of white paper bifurcated by the red maypole topped with the blood...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
... in the history of war. Of course, these things often serve other ends, inspiring the troops or killing the enemy, but their main goal is to terrify. How could there be war without terror? It is terrifying after all. Terror is integral to war. It isn’t just something that shapes uniforms, weapons, and tactics...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to July 1944. This one camp killed and cremated at least 1,100,000 people in two years, and the other camps accounted for 5,000,000 or more in the same period. It was to be the perfect crime in that its objective was to remain secret and its means destroyed after completion. The Jewish race would have...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2018
... mundane actions are a “strikable” offense. This transformation of strategies of war and control leads Shaw to build on existing theories of necropolitics. Targeted killings by drone strike have become a common technique of US warfare and counterterrorism measures since the early 2000s, a strategy...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... biopolitics compatible with the state-led organization of mass killing ( Foucault 2003: 255 ). Like Canetti, who sees paranoia as inextricable from the structure of rule, Foucault finds the potential for a catastrophically convulsive combination of “the sovereign right to kill and mechanisms of biopower...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... the process of killing the snipers. After Sanborn has shot the last of the visible gunmen, they stay in position silently watching, perhaps for hours (five minutes of screen time), until the sun starts to set and James quietly announces, “Hey, Sanborn? I think we're done.” ( Figure 8 ) In other words...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... for bringing to my attention Oppenheimer’s movie The Act of Killing and the discussion by the coproducers of the film, Werner Herzog and Errol Morris (2013) . 9 See the detailed information about scenes and still shots in Mosse 2013b : 227–37. 10 See also Sen 2013b . 11 Frizzell...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Figure 1 From Chen Chenchen, The Mercy of Not Killing (2017) . An unconscionably cruel art practice? ...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of this parody of violence. For 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...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... fights back. After this failed attempt to kill Mohamed, Daru pushes him around, screams at him, and demands that he leave immediately. In Arabic, he yells, “Anti rajil walla laa?” (Are you a man or not?). Mohamed, completely distraught at the questioning of his masculinity, does not respond. Later...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... is an integral quality of the current postmodern war system ( Gray 1997 ). But there are many ways to put information at the center of one’s worldview. For armies, information is the power to accomplish specific missions: killing, wounding, capturing, degrading enemy systems, defending, supplying, and so...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., and Mrs. Chatfield rounds on him with: “for shame, Mr Humbert! The poor boy has just been killed in Korea” (p. 288). The episode fits in with the whole final movement of the book, in which Humbert Humbert turns upon himself in bitter-seeming judgement on his own betrayal of Lolita, and of the country...