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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 March 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 of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... administration's well-known mantra about 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of our reality has hijacked democracy in a mediatized, claustrophobic world in which we all see the same images at the same time on the screens that have become our ubiquitous horizon and accordingly feel the same emotions – instantly, and with panic dominant among them. With close to 300,000...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 413–415.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... The book is divided into seven chapters, bookended by an introduction that situates the project and outlines the book’s aim to “explore how experiences of austerity become interpreted through long-held prejudices, resentments, moral panics, cultural memories and received ideas which have such a strong...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the Abu 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... As victim, invader, or torturer. When 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... , 2007a , 2007b , 2010b ) is an extreme sense of loss and negativity; of catastrophe, deception, and dread; of living at a forbiddingly pivotal time for the future of a humanity beset on all sides by the unknown, by panic, by accidents, and by disasters ( Featherstone 2015 ; McCaffrey 2015 ). This...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 November 2018
... leader, Silo. The media generated a moral panic around the Siloists, just as they had with the happenings at the Piedra Roja festival, positing Siloists and counterculture more broadly as a depravity threatening the nuclear family and the nation. For Barr-Melej, “the main political constituencies of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
... obesity moral panic—to turn us and the environment into polluted and bloated junk). Ventura argues that even if Vegas is a kind of fantasy, its history over the past forty years reveals that even excess land has a surprisingly wider logic, here identified as the changes brought about by the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... surprisingly as it brought together celebrity culture and a moral panic. In the demonology of the popular press, the “pedophile” has been one of the most prominent and consistently present folk devils. 5 The label “pedophile” serves to condense an immense range of behavior, from consensual sex with underage...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... hyperconnected world 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 2001 so-called refugee crisis, 3 as well as earlier moral panics over urban law-and-order issues involving migrant communities in Sydney all of which have, in turn, fed into contemporary discussions of the “problem” of Muslim-Australian youth (see Collins et al. 2000 ). The “problem” youth in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... intoxication , food poisoning and “brainwashing”? A food supply that has never been more closely tracked, strictly regulated, and relatively safe has paradoxically never been more an object of phobia and panic. According to food-fear historian Madeleine Ferrières (2006) , anxiety over the food supply in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... become sources of heightened anxiety and fear. Indeed, during the SARS epidemic, all the voluntary and enforced self-examinations in the face of a little known pestilence caused many people to suffer “panic” and experience “the psychological effects of the disease” ( Cheng 2004: 77 ). An epidemic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and medical humanities. They rest on postanthropocentric premises and a technologically mediated emphasis on life as a zoe -centered system of species egalitarianism ( Braidotti 2006) . They embrace creatively the challenge of our historicity without giving in to cognitive panic and without losing...