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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
... in the past, with its paradigms and tropes (containment; surveillance; paranoia). “Hot rocks,” on the other hand (the title is borrowed from one of the articles in this issue) include the thousands of bombs still in commission, or in vulnerable storage facilities where they threaten to spill out into new...
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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
.... But let us go back to the hashtags. Yes, I never likes being called a virus. Virus is always other people, even outside 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...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to explore the depths and confines of the subterranean infrastructure. This technology offered an interesting ability to disrupt vision and to encourage new paths for perception and understanding. Surveillance technology informs crypto-venture data centers, where paranoia gives shape to new technological...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (2006), where she states that: Deleuze's reading of control societies is persuasive, although arguably paranoid, because it accepts propaganda as technological reality, and conflates possibility with probability. Just as panopticism overestimated...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Nora M. Corrigan Timothy , 240 – 58 . New York : Columbia University Press . Farocki Harun . 2004 . “ Phantom Images .” public , no. 29 : 12 – 22 . Farrell John . 2006 . Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Finn...
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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
... to Cold War values” (26). Shifting into a psychoanalytic mode, she relates the Cold War fear, hysteria, and paranoia to a crisis of masculinity experienced by the collective American unconscious (when America felt emasculated and had to prove itself a strong, manly nation in the world). She finds evidence...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... witch straddling an A4. Carrying her obsolete broom over her shoulder” (293). 14 Paranoia burns all bridges in order to invent a new type of “homesickness” on the other side. “Son, been wondering about this,” says Slothrop’s father in a fictitious “Heart-to-Heart, Man-to-Man,” prompted by dad’s...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... our actions. Alternative 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...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
... – 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 and demonizations – these are some of Humbert Humbert’s favorite things...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 119–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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” in an altogether different way. Once my sources had been sucked into the maw of mass media, there was only one thing...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... that returns today in the “ambient fears” ( Papastergiadis 2012 : 19–35) of “homeland security” and immigration 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...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of disbelief’, once the preserve of art, in order to be grasped and treated and lived as reality” ( Bauman 1997: 125 ). Perhaps the extremity of Dantec's disposition does, as Morrey suggests, fall foul of the tendency towards paranoia that the kind of Matrix-like system it seeks to attack would itself promote...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
... began to take on a backward-looking, nostalgic, and defensive cast. No need to puncture the smugness of this point of view; rather, this is a national mind 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...
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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
... to this culture, for all their criticism 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...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... is not so much some sort 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...
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