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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Atef Laouyene Signifying Loss: Toward a Poetics of Narrative Mourning , by Gana Nouri , Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press , 2014 , 228 pages, $29.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-61148-578-3 © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 The publication of Nouri Gana’s Signifying...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Nicholas Gamso This essay considers the political efficacy of hip-hop, as genre and as lifestyle, three decades after it emerged from the South Bronx and as its artists and cultural critics variously mourn, endure, and embrace its institutionalization. I look at three recent critical works on hip...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., mourning Dream that you are pure, lift your hand to swear, Dream your lineage, which masters you, dream and yet still, in protest, resist the mystic's retreat. In a different manner, numbers and analyses win, and they disenchant you. What separates you, is you. Wash away, return wise, in a new...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
... a crime to “desecrate an object venerated by the public.” 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 281–283.
Published: 01 November 2017
... more, not less, of the ‘public sphere’ and ‘public power’ ” (2000: 51). What might a society of images look like? How could a politics arise at the level of behaviors, a politics that is more than an act of mourning or an attempt to restore an old hegemony? If it is not just individuals but images too...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of mourning,” which productively remembers and reuses what has been lost as the raw material for art to counter those dominant images of run-down, one-dimensional landscapes associated with the British council estate. Waites sees in Shaw the cruel optimism ( Berlant 2011 ) of the welfare state with...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 357–370.
Published: 01 November 2013
... had “come to haunt the places that once haunted me” (2004). When he states that he makes his paintings out of a “kind of mourning for the person I used to be: an enthusiastic, passionate teenager,” this could be understood as a form of resistance to Jameson's fear that we have “not really lived, nor...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., the good hero…[who asks] not, ‘How do I win?’ but ‘How do I act well?’…[It ends as] a tragedy, the record of a deeply mourned civilization whose loss is seen as a disaster.” In the Shãhnãmeh illumination, the warriors accompany the hero Faramurz in scattering the troops of the king of Kabul...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
... form that the dead impose an obligation on us to grieve or mourn the extinction of a life. In Western culture, grieving is supposed to take the form of an interruption of one's daily activities, one's plans, particularly if they are leisure oriented, to mark the passing of a life, and that is of course...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... substantiate his power. When he finally seeks to reverse his decision, Antigone has once again defied him, reasserting her “bios” by taking her own life. Antigone’s claim to public mourning and self-determination has been read as an “anti-authoritarian act” ( Butler 2000 : 1) as well as an act of civil...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... expansive field of hopeless objects necessarily relates to another field of hope or possibility: the possibility of the revolutionary event. Here, Benjamin's notion of allegory refers to the knot that binds ruination to redemption, the knot that produces revolutionary action. In the mourning plays of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 48–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... being pursued by each camera, which refer to the respective colors of mourning and also gesture to a particularly significant period for each building; and it also led me to write more complicated and meandering transitions from building to building in the narration. DF: Your work is not didactic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... termination. These are some of the variations of possibility that attend the limits of media that bind a planet in mourning. Despite all the attention in recent years to climate change and the Anthropocene in scientific research, mainstream news media, and the occasional arts and technology festivals...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 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 process of remembrance” (2001: 41); it is not about returning to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
... monumental ambition might too cheaply settle the past in granite, as it were, foreclosing the interminable sense of pain and injustice occasioned by the violence of disappearances. Given that there were no bodies to bury and mourn, and no information forth coming as to the whereabouts of many of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
... translate a speech by a Palestinian leader who tells a gathering of men in Jordan that violence—specifically, “war . . . and the gun”—is the only way to get their land back. But, for some reason, Godard chose not to reveal Darwish’s alternatingly mournful and defiant poem’s meaning, although he does in this...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., 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 kind of democracy such acts might represent is hard to define and clearly not all gloomy. But the...