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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 347–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Ian Williams Abstract This article uses the work of brand theorists and New Zealand–based cultural critics to examine the circumstances that created the “Hobbit Law,” a New Zealand law aimed at busting local film industry unions. Branding logics created a struggle for authenticity around...
Published: 01 July 2016
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 (2023) 19 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of armed conflict, the Colombian president signed the Victims and Land Restitution Law (Law 1448) in 2011. It aimed to provide reparations to victims of human rights violations and to restore the stolen lands of the millions of peasant families that had been driven away from their homes during the last...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
... that the 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 (2023) 19 (1): 107–127.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Susan Reid Abstract The continued campaign of violence by extractivists against multibeing relations, embodied beings, and ecological living is bewildering. Coded by mastery, and as a carrier of its values, international laws of the sea facilitate these campaigns by legitimating ecological abuse...
Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 6 Ace Lehner, Barbershop: The Art of Queer Failure (2019). Screen print, 30 × 40 in., edition of 30. The poster is for sale. Part of the proceeds go to the Transgender Law Center, and the rest goes to helping fund the continuation of the project. More
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 343–357.
Published: 01 November 2019
... against racial oppression during the long 1960s, and its cultural and theoretical resonances today. Through the work of Robert L. Allen, the essay argues that the internal colony was a crucial lens through which to read both the rise of law and order and neoliberal political formations. Furthermore...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the military and security service officials in the ruling elite, the author argues, to a degree share the moral culture of criminal groups but are strangers to the law-based moral culture of the liberal urban middle class—and vice versa. For the honorable, reputation is a matter of survival. A failure...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2023
... challenges involved in conceptualizing and achieving multispecies justice. The introduction introduces the articles to follow by thematizing them around four key topics: the relationship between agency and representation; situated knowledges and knowledge production; colonialism and capitalism; and the law...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... for or a will to law and to the codes that structure it. It is with those who still have a need for law and code. It is with those who want law and code, with those who desire to be coded by law, and with those who harbor a will to impose law and code. The discomfort and discontent reside in their frustration...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., 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 philosophical universality, where...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... in encoding human rights in an international rather than a national 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...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 139–161.
Published: 01 July 2019
... . “ Neoliberalism, Law, and Culture: A Cultural Studies Intervention after ‘the Juridical Turn’ .” In Cultural Studies and the “Juridical Turn,” edited by Aksikas Jaafar Andrews Sean Johnson , 1 – 39 . New York : Routledge . Alexander Michelle . 2012 . The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... : Penguin . Derrida J. 1990 . “ The Force of Law: The Mystical Foundation of Authority .” Cardozo Law Review , 2 : 919 – 1045 . Derrida J. 1994 . Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, and the New International . London : Routledge . Eagleton T...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of the barbarian in a third state that is more than either animality or computation, by virtue of the way in which it opens out onto the uncertainty of the future. In these moments of play, when instrumental action takes on a joyful symbolic form, the self-reflexive human is free from both biological law...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
.... “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 dealing...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 Socialist concept of race—and, with it, the peculiar vagueness and inconsistency that characterize it—if one...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to deactivate the normative apparatus of the AOC law without falling onto the laissez-faire of the market, as regulations remain in place yet function differently (see Pavoni 2018b ). No longer shaped by norms enacted via surveillance, checks, and tasting commissions, such regulations emerge constructively out...