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Published: 01 November 2013
Figure 9   Life Is a River , an installation of sewn and suspended local fabrics filled with spices of clove, cumin, and turmeric by Brazilian artist Ernesto hung from the ceiling of the vacant warehouse in Moidu's Heritage, a colonial-period storage facility owned by a coconut-fiber company More
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Published: 01 November 2008
David Humphrey: Ike Paints from Life , 2006, acrylic on canvas, 60 × 72 inches. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY. David Humphrey: Ike Paints from Life, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 60 × 72 inches. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY. More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... personalities who stood in the maw of transitions toward modernity) (1979) ; and Fuad Ajami's biography of Imam Musa Sadr (the Shi’ite leader of Lebanon who disappeared in Libya) (1986) . Each author sees his own life in that of his subject yet plays a quite different if also influential social role. These...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 23–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Maja Suderland The following reflections on aspects and dimensions of social life in national Socialist concentration camps take their point of departure from the widely held view that, because the concentration camp represents an unprecedentedly extreme case of a relationship of subordination, it...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Lee Barron Employing Jean Baudrillard's concept of integral reality, as articulated within The intelligence of evil or the Lucidity Pact , and linking it with Tim Guest's journalistic/anthropological account of his experiences within Second Life , the article assesses the extent to which, in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 89–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-sourced visual diaries such as 2010’s Life in a Day are often celebrated as a means to relativize time and social homogeneity through individual narrative perspectives. To challenge this view, I show how the notion of simultaneity itself can be appropriated for purposes of legitimation and how Life in a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... distinguishing forms of “bare life,” as they regulate forms of life, death, and living death. At the same time, these “necropolitics” remain hidden by the necrogeography of the borderscape. The author argues that this deathscape escalates bare life into bare death as a form of nonrelational death enabled by the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... point in the painter’s life when he had exhausted his experimental attempts to visualize sovereign, superhuman life. Both events are not completely unrelated. Both mark the point in Western culture when radical sovereign aspiration gained its final momentum. The year 2016 marks the point when this...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... idea of luxus in the Roman context through a discussion of the relationship between the emperor Nero, who pushed luxury toward its psychopathic limits, and the Stoic philosopher Seneca, who championed mos maiorum , the moral life of moderation, and a utopia of balance and proportion. In order to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
... “life politics” ( Giddens 1991 ) and “individualization” ( Beck and Beck-Gernsheim 2002 ). The article argues that the concept of lifestyle extends beyond the pursuit of leisure and consumption practices and that lifestyle politics involves the expression of individual rights, the management of risk in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... ( Entlastung ) of the burdens of human life by the intrusion of new motive forces into human propulsive arrangements have led to the death throes (“ Agonie ”) of the belief in the base/superstructure division and the radicalism or fundamentalism derived from it. If the twentieth century can still inspire us...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... miserabilist and affirmative critique? This distinction is all but self-evident, because every new mediological explicitation eventually reproduces scarcity through forgetfulness. It depends on the critical difference between mediocrity and inter-esse, between plain comfortable life and self-reflective radical...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... distinct in the first place. The rise of the computer game as an emergent cultural form calls for an approach to cultural theory that might emerge organically out of the experience of game play. In an era in which many aspects of everyday life seem increasingly game-like, one might well ask what relation...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 161–182.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Huimin Jin Being deeply engaged with and therefore a leading figure of cultural studies, British and Australian, Tony Bennett, by focusing upon its key concepts – (culture as) a whole way of life, hegemony, cultural capital, and governmentality , etc. – shows how cultural studies was shaped and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... the fostering of life, cannot survive an attack by radicals who utilize death as a weapon and turn Western globalization against itself. Secondly, the idea that the September 11 attacks are, conversely, a desperate attempt to escape structural crisis, signaling the prelude of Islamic neofundamentalist...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Stefan Skrimshire The subject of utopianism in contemporary political life has experienced a revival of interest in the last few years. One of the most polemical contributions is John Gray’s Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia . One of the greatest benefits of this book is to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., undermining their ability to look after themselves and meaningfully navigate through the social, economic and technological environments in a life-enhancing, self-determining way” ( Bowring 2008: 53 ). It is this understanding that he was still developing in his last major work of socio-economic theory...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
... tradition. In this sense, revolutionary Cuba embraces the dialectical concept of the “category of totality,” whereby the spiritual and the material sides of life are linked intrinsically to each other, thus pursuing, in the words of Lukács, “a spontaneous, inseparable integrity.” © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... acceptance of the limits of human life on Earth, the most devastating assessments of humanity’s future have also produced utopian proposals for the reimagining of human potentiality below and above the surface of the planet. In a real sense, then, catastrophe has become the precondition for the establishment...