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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 7: Bikini Atoll , Operation Crossroads, 1946; Operation Castle, 1954; Operation Redwing, 1956; Operation Hardtack I, 1958 – each operation included multiple nuclear tests. More
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 55–68.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in recurring loops of operationality where such images begin to resonate with meaning, even if that meaning itself might be rapidly changing based on context and situation. Reflecting on the curve as an operational loop requires us to reconsider the historical analysis of visual cultures such an image...
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Published: 01 July 2008
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 353–373.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., was both a media habit developed and enforced through sensors and their monitoring of environments, as well as a form of a priori knowledge required to develop and operationalize sensors in a forested space (in the first place). The operation, and thus this essay, writes a history of media habits...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... an imagined “America” against “the world.” This article argues that Black Hawk Down is not about sovereignty as traditionally conceived, that is about national interest shaping global affairs. Rather, Black Hawk Down articulates, and is articulated by, a new and emerging global order that operates through...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... is to paint for us an accurate picture of what a contemporary anti-utopian looks like. For Gray’s position, it appears, is that utopian beliefs lead to ridicule at best and totalitarian violence at worst. In this essay I shall argue that this position ignores many nuances of utopian thought that operate today...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... specific role and operation in relation to contemporary representations of incarceration. In particular, the article considers the figure of the incarcerated informant. The incarcerated criminal or informant plays a complex role as both subversive other and purveyor of truth and as such constitutes...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... technologies, in particular focusing on the digital child (“digi-child”) as the model information worker whose operational skills of “transmission” through game play are producing the material grounds of the future by transmitting energy in the dromoeconomy. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... documents have always been central to our cities’ operation: their trade, accountancy, governance, and culture. In examining the place of mud in the Kulturetechniken of city-making and record-keeping, we see that urban and administrative culture are both utterly dependent on geological resources...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... is on the mathematical dimension of the final stage. The Fourier transform enables the conversion of sound events into periodicities with numerical values that can then be manipulated and converted back into sound events, even if there was no original source involved. The media access frequencies and operate at speeds...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sean Cubitt Glitches, formally artifacts of errors in electronic transmission like CD stutters or dead pixels, interrupt communication and distract audiences without wrecking the systems they occur in. Permanent irritants, they operate as irruptions of difference into the indifferent flux...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 March 2022
... imperatives acknowledge stress and difficulty, and at times highlight their gendered impacts, yet nevertheless systematically figure responses and solutions in individual, psychological, and often consumerist terms. The discussion demonstrates how positivity imperatives operate not only through verbal advice...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 148–158.
Published: 01 March 2023
... in ways that hold onto an ambitious claim—to think of narrative cuts and silences as interruptive forces in the operation of writing and the imaginative rendering of the abattoir. Working with outtakes helps the author approach, in a new way, questions the author has been exploring for a while now: How...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 159–176.
Published: 01 July 2023
... aquacultural production. Container aquaculture aims at creating an orderly, self-contained ecosystem wherein the fish are managed in tandem with the water milieu via data governance. Its infrastructure operatively automates aquacultural practices into optimizable modules and programs biological and mechanical...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... reproduction, since the creation of amateur workshops and their operation become integral functions of the home, tying citizenship and political legitimacy to domestic labor in support of scientific and technological innovation. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 making do-it-yourself (DIY) science...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... reality and that of personal freedom. Baudrillard's perfect crime becomes, for Dantec, the alibi for an absolute crime: the invisible and perfectly integrated acts of numerous serial killers operating with impunity. However, it is not so much individual acts such as murder that constitute evil...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Plate 7: Bikini Atoll , Operation Crossroads, 1946; Operation Castle, 1954; Operation Redwing, 1956; Operation Hardtack I, 1958 – each operation included multiple nuclear tests. ...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... reconfigured through the blurring of on- and offshore sites and migrations. Amid security “crises,” states use geography creatively to undermine access to legal representation, human rights, and avenues to asylum. Enforcement operations reach offshore, moving the border to the locations of asylum seekers...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that contemporary Internet language elicits a subversive operation as it layers, allowing its graphical components to exceed acts of political censorship. The authors forward this argument in an economic context as well, examining how the graphical dimensions of contemporary Internet language are both delimited...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 92–111.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., and the shifting sense of temporality in an isolated location. At the same time, B&P operates in a state of flux, at the center of a constant stream of apprentices, volunteers, and audience members. They rely on hierarchical decision-making to facilitate order, which challenges the prefigurative ideal...
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