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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Jonathan Bach This essay concerns paranoia's apocalyptic implications when harnessed by the state. It argues that current characterizations of paranoia as either resistance to globalization or a lay critique of Enlightenment ideals do not obviate paranoia's destructive dynamics in the service...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... be found. In a study of recent American fiction, Patrick O’Donnell sees Cold War paranoia as “internalized, scattered, localized and reiterated at a multitude of sites” (2000: 12). His point is about the lack of an organizing figure (a singular “Them”) in post-1989 culture, but in addition one has to see...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to perfectionism means that the utopian (individually and collectively) enters a cycle of anxiety and paranoia about those who might be ordered, and those who are deficient. The horror of the others, of the outside, means that increasing efforts must be made to secure or expand the inside. The impossibility...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the context of racism. In this current pandemic, there is no denying the paranoia that the person next to me, near me, around me, more than six feet apart from me even, asymptomatic or not, is potentially a “super spreader,” no matter whether he or she is of the same race or color as myself. My mask or my...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Surveillance technology informs crypto-venture data centers, where paranoia gives shape to new technological apparatuses, as deflated manifestations of Cold War haunting presence. Thus using the insect vision of 360 cameras appeared as the ideal methodology to explore the bunker/data center. Interestingly...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... historical-technical shift proposed by Deleuze has given rise to a significant conundrum in the theoretical work that seeks to expand upon it. This problem is foregrounded by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun's introduction to her excellent Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (2006...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... It is the political basis of this function that differentiates Curtis’s aesthetic practice from others that might appear similar, such as “cognitive mapping” ( Jameson 1992) , an aesthetic mode epitomized by a tendency in late twentieth-century American cinema toward narratives of conspiracy and paranoia. Curtis’s...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
...” of the militarized Southwest; it is both inside and outside Dirty War 's central argument, reflecting the very paradox Beck is so interested in. Beck concludes with a neat analysis of how the recent war on terror combines the “imperial zeal” of Blood Meridian with the Cold War paranoia of DeLillo and others...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 344–353.
Published: 01 November 2018
... systematically delinked from power, obscured by a shrill barrage of gossip, paranoia, and wishful thinking. It becomes increasingly urgent to examine how serious discussion of all aspects of this global crisis are being thwarted by this hailstorm of distraction. As a figurative painter, I work with the tools I...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Doomsday Preppers , which profiles individuals gathering supplies and readying their families for selected end-of-times scenarios. This show represents, to Foster’s mind, “a decided return to Cold War values” (26). Shifting into a psychoanalytic mode, she relates the Cold War fear, hysteria, and paranoia...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... for him, first, to develop a full-blown paranoia that decodes the mother-child relationship as a training in sadomasochistic fitness for military service and discerns behind all “academic” endeavors the recruiting efforts of the military-industrial complex, and second, to refrain from contacting his own...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... responses to this situation are paranoia, which Freud understood to be the endless search for meaning, or a Stoical acceptance of fatality, which opens out onto the realm of freedom: the sphere of the revolutionary event, the register of the Lacanian real. I believe that we can link Benjamin's work...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of mimicking the power games of wartime and Cold Wartime – the camouflage, the surveillance, the brainwashing, the paranoia, the Hooverite victimization, the spy shape-shifting, the propaganda, the play with secrets, code names, fake fronts, the nuclear terrorizing of children, the infiltrations...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 119–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... impending future. I was unsure how to proceed at first. What had begun as a pursuit of the obscure – phenomena not visible to the naked eye, events guarded for reasons of government security and paranoia – had suddenly shifted to the realm of ubiquitous imagery, where things are rendered “not visible...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... paranoia. In the latter, “Settler colonies were (are) premised on the elimination of the native societies. The split tensing reflects a determinate feature of settler colonization. The colonizers come to stay—invasion is a structure not an event” ( Wolfe 1999 : 2). In such colonies, notably in the Americas...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... paranoia that the kind of Matrix-like system it seeks to attack would itself promote. But Dantec's strategy reveals that, in the grip of integral reality, “It is left now to the work of fiction to unconceal the particularly postmodern variety of concealment; to put on display what socially produced reality...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
... that is riddled with fear and paranoia. At the same time as “paranoid nationalism” thrives, of course, the old idea of the nation state for which it is so seriously nostalgic is still on the way out. The apparently irresistible tide of economic globalization referred to earlier has encouraged many to discard...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... To be sure, Burroughs, the darker Beat writer, would be drawn more to inhabiting and writing de-Americanizing spaces of alterity such as Tangier into some “Interzone” of international transculturation where some of the puritanical strictures, sexual paranoia, and political binaries of Cold War colonialism...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of it? Is it not the case that both writers are often merely symptoms of a paranoia generated by a system that has every interest in encouraging its own reification? For, so long as our over-arching mechanism of Capital, Spectacle, and Biopower is mistaken for a quasi-volitional and unassailable totality , the real...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of delusion as more a manifestation of Virilio’s own paranoia that, perhaps, took root during the Second World War. It is enough, however, for us to understand Virilio not as an intellectual presence that possibly ought to be barred from the pantheon of cultural critics as a pessimistic “traitor” against...
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