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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
...John Armitage Paul Virilio, who passed away in 2018, was a significant figure in the study of cultural politics, as both pioneer and guide. This article prepares first-time readers for an encounter with Virilio’s critical thinking and essential writings and offers a personal remembrance by John...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Robert M. Bednar This article explores affect and memory at roadside car crash memorials within the context of what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics”: the performance of power to determine who legitimately can kill both persons and the memory of persons. By analyzing the ritualized performance...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
...; and a remembrance of the dead for the living. Plate 2: Sue Coe, US Military Successfully Bombs a Mental Hospital in Grenada, 1984 , Oil on paper, 44 × 37.5”, Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Courtesy of the artist. Plate 2:. Sue Coe, US Military Successfully Bombs a Mental Hospital...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 133–136.
Published: 01 March 2007
... taken from ancient sites reconstructed under the Communist regime to signify domination” and then later taken and used again in the rebuilding of churches (p. 110). Thus here Schofield is able to distinguish between modes of remembrance of a personal kind and much broader categories of “reappropriation...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 315–325.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., immigrants from Ireland and England. I was shocked by how much they were interested in talking about Trump and the protest. I got to see my grandmother as a person and a woman while she discussed her own experiences in Ireland. It was overwhelming to talk about the rise of fascism with my grandfather who...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 357–370.
Published: 01 November 2013
... present condition. Finally, Shaw's work is examined in relation to theories of autobiographical memory and childhood development to show how the postwar council estate had an indelible effect on the formation of Shaw's personal and cultural identity. The still, almost petrified presence of the tree...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 149–178.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of these ongoing debates, the building stands empty. Tours, arranged at present only for visitors with some specific purpose – research, educational, personal or otherwise – take one around the grounds and into the most notorious of the buildings, the casino , where the kidnapped were imprisoned. The spaces...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to which, after an experiential engagement with a representation of a past event, one feels a personal, affective connection. I have argued that prosthetic memories are most productive when one is brought into proximity to a past event, but not through simple identification with past historical actors...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 November 2020
... inside of Iran. Some of them have been completely neglected and had not shown their works inside of Iran for decades. Personally, I had two unsuccessful solo exhibitions in Iran after my immigration in 2010 and 2013, but after the second exhibition I decided not to exhibit my works in my home country...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., abruptly came into view. We had imagined that we would initially say a few words of remembrance and reflect on Baudrillard’s contribution to contemporary cultural and visual theory. But it has to be admitted that, instead, visuality consumed us and we began photographing Baudrillard’s tomb...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the traditional boundaries of home and country and have entered into secular life-spaces which were not initially intended for them. The spatial transgression of the veil challenges both traditional Muslim conceptions as well as secular feminist ones. By being personally covered and publicly pious, Muslim women...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., no matter what your faith, then surely you must feel a need to build a temple in your hearts in remembrance of he who preserved them for you.” During the following funeral procession, we enter the convent, where the nuns are trying to catch a glimpse of the handsome Grandier from a small window: “Oh, hurry...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
... personality types. But Burgess's concentric ring diagram—with a central business district and concentric rings of outward expansion to the suburbs—was a means to naturalize the conflict produced in transitional zones through inward urban migration, not a study of human activity; by explaining conflict via...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the ephemera of everyday objects. In the eponymous assemblage “Gun-carriage,” for example, Vivan Sundaram reuses a crude transportation device for a disabled person, presenting it as the nation's privileged vehicle of memorialization. An improvised platform on wheels, this rough prosthetic is often visible...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Michael Jackson in a discussion of popular music. With over 100 million registered copies sold, Minecraft is the most successful video game in history. As video game critic Ian Bogost has noted, Minecraft may well be this generation’s personal computer (quoted in Thompson 2016) . In other words...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the US–West ( Open Democracy 2010b ); and yearly remembrances in the Western and global media of the 1989 protests (and subsequent bloody crackdown) in Tiananmen Square. Despite the admittedly wide variety of texts and signs here, the emphasis subtending all of them is a common humanity and natural...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., because it reopens the grounds to death. The burial can “revise national genealogy, inserting the person as an ancestor” (105), and thereby change notions of kinship that are crucial for the political understanding of a community. In essence, this nomos of the soil opens the law to the possibility...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 346–366.
Published: 01 November 2020
...—and the complex interplays among eating, emotions, stress, and the material and political conditions of poverty that comprise obesogenic environments—are fully considered, to avoid stigmatizing obesity (albeit indirectly or unintentionally) and augmenting the personal stresses that may counterproductively...