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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... sort of entropy that fissures the community and may lead to war” (91). Reference Pandolfo Stefania . 1997 . Impasse of the Angels: Scenes from a Moroccan Space of Memory . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Signifying Loss: Toward a Poetics of Narrative Mourning , by...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... contention that becomes particularly acute in the assemblage, House/boat (1994), which will be the main focus of my reading. House/boat resumes the work of the monumental Memorial , discussed below, which was completed the year before. Rendering the gallery into a symbolic space of mourning, Memorial...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
... affect and memory in public landscapes. In April 2001, the case was acquitted, essentially ruling in Scott's favor. In announcing his decision, Judge Jeffrey Romero ruled that since the mourning family's appropriation of public space ultimately was unauthorized, the materials at the site technically...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 357–370.
Published: 01 November 2013
... present condition. Finally, Shaw's work is examined in relation to theories of autobiographical memory and childhood development to show how the postwar council estate had an indelible effect on the formation of Shaw's personal and cultural identity. Twentieth-century studies on autobiographical...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
...); secondly, the memorial project that is El Parque de la Memoria, which is still under construction in Buenos Aires; and, thirdly, the reexhibition of visual artworks from the period of the dictatorship brought together as the group show Cuerpo y Materia (2006) , curated by María Teresa Constantin as part of...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...-between positions and experiences that arose in transit between nodal points on a new, cosmopolitan network” ( Gilroy 2011: 113 ). Gilroy's tributes to Marley and Hendrix are tremendously moving, but they seem at times to be subsumed in mournful longing, in nostalgia—in personal memories of times when...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of a passive capability. The dead, more than any others, must be protected, preserved in memory and mourning, for they cannot answer any longer for themselves and they cannot exactly act . The truly passive regions of the already no longer and the not yet can be said to be neither organic nor...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... philosophy and its consequent abasement of material, technological, and institutional forms of memory. This abasement of mnemotechnics, consistently associated with endlessness and consistently articulated in patriarchal terms, produces a specific complex of terms: the femininity of the archival ad infinitum...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 2010 : 13) that has to also include the seeming immateriality of affects (including, as the following essays demonstrate, hopes, dreams, moods, memories, longing, love, vulnerability, precarity, hauntings, and pain). In David Crouch's words, this expanded, affective sense of the sociocultural will...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., mythologized “city of love” and its outer limits. Laila Amine’s provocative analysis draws on canonical postcolonial theory, particularly the work of Frantz Fanon, as well as theoretical frameworks like multidirectional memory to bring the suburbs and the city together, thus widening the “script” of “what and...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
... scarcely science fiction. Everything that has happened returns on “My Memories on Facebook” that opens things I posted a year ago spontaneously on my timeline. What I see is pretty much what I post today, a fact I’m encouraged to repost. A birthday is a birth date, a recurrent data point. “The change in...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 190–201.
Published: 01 July 2016
... wash of water and dries into a flat matte surface. This deep black takes the light away. To begin with, the ink is applied with a tiny delicate brush to make intense, highly figurative drawings of crowds on paper: mourning crowds, audience crowds, commuting crowds. They are representations of...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
...” nostalgia. For Boym, restorative nostalgia is about “patching up the memory gaps” (2001: 41) and rebuilding the lost home so often mourned by nationalist movements invested in re-creating notionally lost traditions, values, and institutions. Reflective nostalgia, on the other hand, is about the “imperfect...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Socrates and ancient thinkers. Lingis plays on this paradox in many of his writings and certainly in this book. That is, we insist on knowing who we are—our motives, memories, dreams, ambitions—but in practical ways are fairly inept or unwilling to obtain complete knowledge. Some aspects of this...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 48–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... where cultures intersect; security cultures, archives, architectures of democracy, and national imaginaries; places where nature and artifice imitate and influence each other; and the intersections of war, trauma, memory, identity, migration, language, and loss. In order to follow your artistic...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... legacies of two totalitarian regimes, Berlin remains a touchstone for considering the intersection between politics and death. The city is plastered with memories of walls, camps, and death, and hence serves as a meaningful mise-en-scène for exploring passages between Europe’s past and present atrocities...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... human being – are always memories whose deployment is always in anticipation of an outcome. The knapped flint or the hammer preserves the memory of the gestures which produced it. As a medium or milieu of human existence, temporality is constituted out of this anticipatory projection from a past...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... part of new nosologies and therapies. In that year Johannes Hofer, not coincidentally a medical student at the Swiss University of Basel, defended the first Dissertatio medica DE NOSTALGIA, or Homesickness . 4 It was a discursive event when Hofer’s homesickness—grecized in memory of Homeric...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
.... Such sudden and shocking loss of life, in “natural” or man-made terror, has become so commonplace, so much a part of our mental landscape, that Australian surfers have evolved their own mourning rituals, involving the observance of silence by boardriders in ring formation out on the water. What...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... the overall image as it is imprinted in memory 5 and is instantaneously implicated as a participant in this scenario. The effects are a mixture of the physical and the emotional, a compression of history rebooted as sensual experience. 6 I found myself challenged in many ways, not least...