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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Published: 01 November 2012
Figure 3   “Cloud Perspective: Rectilinear,” 1894. John Ruskin, Modern Painters , vol. 5, plate 64 More
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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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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. 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. More
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 55–62.
Published: 01 March 2018
... covered in gold plate. From these carvings the gold gleams and glitters in all directions, less a biblical tableau than the front of the church opening on a region of dazzling light, a gateway to a region more sublime than all the earth. Figure 3 Marching to Lima Figure 3. Marching to Lima...
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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. 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 More
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 459–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
... boundaries where one plate is pushed beneath the edge of another, forcing the softer of the two down into the Earth's mantle and triggering the release of magma. Subduction zones are sites of geological recycling, where portions of the crust are folded back into the planetary metabolism. These areas are also...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 July 2007
... 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 dish...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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). But Martin’s tendency to make the occasional argument that either seems...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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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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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 45–49.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of them were dog-eared with annotations in the margins, and others were old and crumbly with Arabic calligraphy on their covers. There were a few gilt-edged tomes that had badly foxed pages and tipped-in plates protected by a layer of tissue. Holding these books in my hands, I thought about who I...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 332–338.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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. Whetstone is hammered...
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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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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 More
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
... for E. and H. T. Anthony and Company, which produced photographic plates and printing papers. Baekeland stayed for two years, in part working on the development of nitrocellulose film as a replacement for gelatin dry plates ( Bijker 1997 : 130). In 1893, Baekeland started his own company, which produced...