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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... mentioning. Paul Virilio, “The Accident in Time,” City of Panic: Elsewhere Begins Here (2005) ALPHA-60 (A disembodied supercomputer): Your name is written “Ivan Johnson,” but it is pronounced “Lemmy Caution,” Secret Agent Zero Zero Three of the Outlands. You are a threat to the security of Alphaville...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Toby Miller This essay examines risk society and moral panic as tools for analyzing the irrationality of the contemporary US, and applies them to the construction of young people as a social problem. Although today’s risk society and moral panic are closely tied to the current economic crisis, I...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Paul Virilio © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 It seems that the period of the Cold War, with its sinister threats of the annihilation of cities, has given way to a time of cold panic at a mass terrorism that may well inflict disasters similar to those that occurred in the old forms...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Nigel Thrift This article is a synoptic review of the recent work of Paul Virilio, conducted through the book, City of Panic . I point to the problems with the increasingly apocalyptic content and tone of Virilio's work on modernity by referring to recent social science research on the city...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... the menace of “WMDs,” Virilio declares that “weapons of mass communication” (p. 43) or “WMC” are far more dangerous than “weapons of mass destruction.” The media in the service of those in power manipulate ordinary citizens by spreading fear and panic. The etymology of the word “panic,” from the Greek god...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and cultural contagion and approaches to understanding the unreason of collective behavior. Quite apart from leaving the minority of people it infects struggling to breathe, the coronavirus, as Levy tells us, is a highly contagious “panic virus” that we must come to terms with socially, psychologically...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., that particular fog, no longer even leaves us time. 1. This article is extracted from Paul Virilio's City of Panic , translated by Julie Rose and published in English in 2005 by Berg Publishers and originally published in French in 2004 as Ville Panique by Galilée. 2. Victor Hugo, Choses vues...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... powerful state, headed by a reality-TV president with little ideology other than to stay in power, who allowed the virus to feed on complacency and disinformation as panic ensued, lives were lost, and the economy wrecked? How did an inanimate, spectral sequence of genetic code become the most powerful...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... you are occupied, you experience a phenomenon that psychologists and psychoanalysts call “derealization,” a kind of panic event. There is a panic of occupation, a kind of fear comparable to anguish. Not solely physical fear, but anguished fear. And today, reality occupies us and preoccupies us by its...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 347–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... and, notably, Peter Jackson threatened to pull production out of the country. This sent the conservative New Zealand government into a panic; New Zealand's tourist industry is tightly tied to its relation to the film version of LOTR and the Middle-earth brand. Street protests broke out, consisting of marches...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... cultural panic and power and that his thought is not that of a contemporary culture of fear that establishes its control “here” or “there” but as a force that is already a presence within us. This article has been chiefly a remembrance of my own encounters with Virilio rather than a full-blown...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 413–415.
Published: 01 November 2018
... interpreted through long-held prejudices, resentments, moral panics, cultural memories and received ideas which have such a strong cultural familiarity that they just instinctively ‘feel right’ and are used to judge others and ourselves” (9) and a conclusion that considers the relevance of the study...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Ghraib prisoner abuse imagery. Indeed, for him, the latter is an even worse symbolic dishonor than 9/11 since the US wreaked this ignominy on itself in the form of “shame and bad conscience.” Alternatively, in “Cold Panic,” Paul Virilio contends that the Cold War threat to obliterate the modern...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 28–36.
Published: 01 March 2021
... follows with a discussion of Trump and authoritarian populism, arguing that Trump's floundering fortunes in the context of a hotly contested 2020 presidential campaign triggered his chaotic and contradictory responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, producing a crisis of democracy. As deaths and panic from...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and entered the sick role, now there is active pressure on the individual to make lifestyle changes, since we are all more or less at risk (while, as Ventura points out, the cultural environment produced by corporations acts in the opposite direction, as in the case of the obesity moral panic—to turn us...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... running at hyperspeed. Virilio argues that financial panics have replaced the nuclear-fueled panics of yesteryear. He suggests that of all the risks that assail us—terrorist attack, environmental ruin, and so forth—we are particularly threatened by “a tyrannical political economics” ( 2012c: 62 ). While...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... is not allowed to touch a girl, and he risks condemnation if he does” (2011). This echoes Baudrillard’s depiction of panic and phobia concerning university harassment policies creating a new sexual “apartheid” similar to earlier religious sects such as the Shakers (in “Sexuality as a Sexually Transmitted Disease...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... need to examine all media, with particular attention to radio phone-ins and the Internet. Such research presents clear logistical problems, and an international and well-funded team of researchers would be necessary. 5. For more on folk devils, moral panics, and the deviance amplifcation model...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 2015 : 490). These arguments challenge the “moral panic” about smartphone photography and social media, in which the selfie is a gendered phenomenon that reflects a reductive form of narcissism (though narcissism here means little more than self-absorption). We agree that the moral panic associated...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
...). As I suggested earlier, it is important to know that there is a detailed Australian context for all this which includes the post-9/11 “War on Terror,” the Bali bombings, the 2001 so-called refugee crisis, 3 as well as earlier moral panics over urban law-and-order issues involving migrant communities...