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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jo Littler This article analyzes two notorious photos of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage—one on their own, and one alongside Arron Banks, Gerry Gunster, Andy Wigmore, and Raheem Kassam—standing in a gold-plated elevator after Trump had won the US election. The article provides a cultural and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... libraries and artists, microetched onto a gold-plated disc. Paglen’s project is both a continuation of, and a critical response to, the notion of the time capsule as a means of delivering, either to a terrestrial future or to some extraterrestrial destination, an abbreviated representative sample of...
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Published: 01 November 2012
Figure 3   “Cloud Perspective: Rectilinear,” 1894. John Ruskin, Modern Painters , vol. 5, plate 64 Figure 3 . “Cloud Perspective: Rectilinear,” 1894. John Ruskin, Modern Painters, vol. 5, plate 64 More
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Published: 01 July 2006
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 in Grenada, 1984, Oil on paper, 44 More
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 7: Bikini Atoll , Operation Crossroads, 1946; Operation Castle, 1954; Operation Redwing, 1956; Operation Hardtack I, 1958 – each operation included multiple nuclear tests. Plate 7:. Bikini Atoll, Operation Crossroads, 1946; Operation Castle, 1954; Operation Redwing, 1956; Operation More
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 1: World Map, Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has Bombed , 2002–ongoing (Detail), with pins marking each bombed site for which there is a corresponding drawing. Photo credit: Karen Malinofski and Christopher Ciccone, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Plate 1:. World More
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 3: Haiti , 1959 (for Aristide, Stan Goff, and my father), “The US military mission in Haiti, to train the troops of noted dictator Francois Duvalier, used its air, sea and ground power to smash an attempt to overthrow Duvalier by a small group of Haitians aided by some Cubans and other More
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 8: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico (Detail). On April 19, 1999 an errant 500 lb US bomb kills David Sares Rodriguez, a 35-year-old security guard, and seriously injures four others. Over 267 depleted uranium-tipped bombs have been fired on this island. The US has been dropping bombs and More
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 4: Shifa Pharmaceutical Plant, Sudan , August 20, 1998, “US Military Strike on a Chemical Weapons Plant.” The US government inaccurately thought the pharmaceutical plant was producing chemical weapons for Osama bin Laden. “The El-Shifa pharmaceutical plant had raised Sudanese medicinal More
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 5: Afghanistan I , In August 1998 , the US announced “Infinite Reach,” antiterrorist missile strikes against targets in Afghanistan and the Sudan. According to William Blum, “from the 1970s to the 80s Afghanistan had a government committed to bringing the underdeveloped country into the More
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 6: Hypocenter in Hiroshima, August 6, 1945 , “the first he atom bomb exploded without warning over Hiroshima … A new kind of war had begun … When the rescue teams managed to get into the area later in the day, they did not find many to rescue. Their task consisted primarily in gathering More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
...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 in Grenada, 1984, Oil on paper, 44...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 55–62.
Published: 01 March 2018
... fill with gold for Pizarro, ransom to spare his life. Sun disks, ritual objects, and gold plates that covered the inner walls of temples were brought here, and the Spanish melted them into ingots filling the room to a height of nine feet. Historians say the room we see was probably the room where...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Francisco Pizarro (1471–1541)—who led the expedition to South America that conquered the Inca Empire, claimed the lands for Spain, and captured and killed the Incan emperor Atahualpa—and the ritual aims of gold objects such as plates for the Inca. Lingis describes this in terms of the “wonder of gold.” The...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 July 2007
... in to attack you.) In the center is a large circular glass plate that can spin round, much like in Chinese restaurants in the UK. But that is where the parallels end. Fish is clearly the specialty here. The menu consists of a single giant fish, with an absolutely enormous head. In fact the main...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... having for dinner, and as soon as he pierces the first one, it begins spasming and bleeding on the plate. But everyone treats these developments as more or less unremarkable, as the scene embraces the quintessence of Lynchian expression: banal normalcy imposed upon the bizarre (or vice versa). 2...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 332–338.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the supply chain, we start mining. Every object is unscrewed, unglued, separated into parts. Using hydrochloric acid (34 percent, activated with hydrogen peroxide), gold is recovered from plated connections. A phone still has a note taped to it with the company’s internal numbers. Danny is on line 8...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... president of the United States (again) in his gold-plated elevator (Littler, this issue); a Russian oligarch’s £360 million super yacht ( Burford 2017) ; a Chinese tycoon shopping with an entourage of robot handmaidens ( Mullin 2016) . Such examples sit within a rich vein of popular accounts of the wealthy...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
... be enlarged, blown-up to human scale and laser transferred onto soft latex polymer plates for inking and hand-printing on the primed aluminum sheets. In Venice these heads would dangle from red and black ribbons as well as steel chains attached to a 30-foot aluminum pole anchored to a low circular...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... depending on nuclear energy can be, especially in places resting on unstable tectonic plates—people learn to treat such catastrophes as inevitable, if not a norm, in a world of civilian nuclear energy, and learn how to manage it. That is how the nuclear fallout in Fukushima risks becoming a banal incident...