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Published: 01 July 2016
Figure 1 Planting on Harcourt Road, Admiralty, October 24, 2014. Photo by Law Kwan Ho, provided by Apple Daily Figure 1. Planting on Harcourt Road, Admiralty, October 24, 2014. Photo by Law Kwan Ho, provided by Apple Daily More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Andrew Opitz The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations , Heller-Roazen Daniel Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 2009 , £21.95, HB, ISBN 978-1890951948 © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 It is now customary for popular histories of piracy to begin with a cursory study of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
... aesthetic, as a register that does not (wish to) articulate its demands on law in the latter's terms, nevertheless critiques and calls on law insofar as these sites (re)mark the present against (im)possible Justice. In the relations between the absent bodies of the disappeared, the desires of the “social...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Cathy Hannabach In this article I analyze the gender, racial, sexual, and national ideologies at play in the incarceration and forced sterilization of HIV-positive Haitian refugees at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in the 1990s. Focusing on legal and medical technologies—specifically asylum law and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... is, first and foremost, of course, dependent on Lucifer (or Mephistopheles, say). But he is ultimately also dependent on the world and on all the codes, or the law, in it. A real Faustian really wants to be Lucifer himself. This is the point that I explore here. The Luciferian moment, in my reading...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... purposes of this article, then, the state legal archive will stand as a specific and paradigmatic example of an archival institution within the generality of the encyclopaedia’s legitimated knowledges. In thinking resistance to such knowledge, Badiou associates law with particularity as opposed to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... setting. For the first time, the individual is the subject of international law rather than, or more accurately as well as, states ( Henkin 1990 : 34–37; Held 1995 ). Humanity is figured as a political community in which the individual may make claims against his/her state supported by other nation...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 139–161.
Published: 01 July 2019
... human resources professionals and disciplinary review boards. Scholars of cultural studies of the law frame the law as the preeminent site for shaping normative claims about citizenship and social belonging, private property, and publicness ( Aksikas and Andrews 2016 : 11). In contrast, I argue that the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Juan, we will learn that God is ultimately impotent, a master of special effects rather than anything more substantial ( Zupančič 2000 ). Under the prohibition to keep God under wraps, the Law necessarily remains impenetrable. As the hero of Kafka's The Trial (1935/1992) learns, there is no content...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2016
... agencies and individuals involved in human rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and would employ the latest in visual/architectural technologies to generate analyses of reconstructed scenes of human rights abuse. Forensis is the culmination of the project’s efforts; it features Forensic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Sulzbacher Professor of Law, professor of political science, director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University, and human rights lawyer, Bernard Harcourt maintains a scholarly interest that lies at the intersection between social and political theory, the sociology of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
... freedom than the current liberation, for in proportion to the force of that old order – the order of the law of the family and the king – there existed a principle of disorder that subverted it. And it did so the more profoundly for the fact that it did not relate to the law or its transgression, since...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
...” – i.e. “transgression of the laws of nature through an exception brought about by direct intervention” by divine agency – cannot be theologically rationalized without evacuating religion of what is essential to it, sovereign decisionism, “the sovereign's direct intervention in a valid legal order” in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
... aesthetics and power, is itself subject to the laws of nature and is in many respects a law of nature itself. The heroic account of political and artistic avant-gardes is often framed as a struggle for freedom, but it is painfully clear, as in the case of Pollock’s sanctification by US diplomacy in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Jewry, it is the act of dispossession, which should be understood to mean dispossession from the realm of rights and law, that creates the conditions of possibility for the latter in all its actual brutality. As Agamben (1998: 171) writes, It is impossible to grasp the specificity of the National...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Law is the law itself,” namely, the love of God (62). In the following, I thematize the difference between superstition and faith through an allegorical double reading of social theory and fiction. Ken Russell’s film The Devils (1971), which refers to the religio-political turmoil in Loudun in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... by prophetic discourse, performance, and rituals. As Rousseau put it, to establish the validity of manmade laws, one actually would need gods ( Arendt 1963: 184 ). On the other hand, it is reflective and creative of new meanings. According to Hannah Arendt, “the limitations of the law are never...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 315–325.
Published: 01 November 2017
... segments of the population the very basic dignity of their humanity. Trump’s attacks on historical memory, facts and science, public education, the press, and the institutions of governance are paired with his shocking disrespect for the rule of law, including civil, individual, and political protections...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 326–333.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... The US government charged that we broke the law by bringing aid and medicine to Iraq before and during the second gulf war. An unjust law must be broken to serve a higher law called justice, Bill argued before the judge. I found it moving and convincing; unfortunately the judge did not. We lost the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... us: the political subject without agency. Technique has become autonomous; it has fashioned an omnivorous world which obeys its own laws and which has renounced all tradition. —Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society The LTBT provides an important moment in the development of many...