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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... dissensus in a much broader history of cultural politics, race, and gender in Cuba. With the face of a white Cuban aristocrat and a body based on a mixed-race mulata model, the statue activated—and still galvanizes—a range of memories, myths, and meanings related to aesthetic constructs of the nation. Those...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... discussion. Part of the work of the museum is to materialize race, to move race and white supremacy to the center of the American national narrative. This article points to the way the museum creates what Jacques Rancière calls “dissensus,” and thus becomes a site of possibility for politics. The museum, in...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... with Jacques Rancière’s (2015) comments on dissensus as a political gesture that intends to reveal the divisions within a community. For Rancière, this is also the task of contemporary critical art that does not predetermine its own effects but produces conflicts and divides the audience. Art breaks...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 July 2016
...) asserts, in order to locate the political values of art, the work has to be respected first and foremost as art, which occupies a position autonomous from the realm of the political, and it is through the dissensus between art and politics that they can interrogate each other. This article focuses on...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... taught us a political lesson, it is that the figure of the student is not simply a sociological category to be managed but the name of a political dissensus. Drawing on a host of contemporary theorists concerned with the “student crisis” in the United States, Arsenjuk and Koerner ponder the emergence of...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... labor unrest in China, and thus have mostly been read through a political science prism. But these displays, precisely in their dramatic dimension, also open themselves up to a culturalist, even aesthetic analysis: they braid together mixed threads, from the Chinese tradition of suicide as righteous...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
...; and the hypermorality of the last, but still all too dominant generation of Frankfurt School theorists. Finally, I draw some political conclusions by opposing another source of inspiration for Sloterdijk’s “joviality,” the Luhmannian theory of complexity, to the bivalent “passion for the real” that...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 426–429.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to “consensus”; instead, Denis’s cutting creates a “collage” resulting in “dissensus”—with this last term borrowed from Jacques Rancière and his notion of a “true political community” as one that “preserves ‘the solitude of being together’” (79), not subsuming entities into a predetermined unity but...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 July 2013
... reflected in the paucity of anglophone monographs on this aspect of Lyotard's oeuvre; Geoffrey Bennington's 1988 Lyotard: Writing the Event and Bill Reading's 1991 Introducing Lyotard: Art and Politics are so far the only ones to address these concerns. The scholarship on performance, on the other...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Peter W. Milne I am indebted to my fellow organizers of the “Rewriting Lyotard” conference, Heidi Bickis, Rob Shields, and Kent Still, both for their collegiality and enthusiasm in putting that meeting together and for the work they did on the initial proposal to Cultural Politics out of which...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
... defection that inaugurates exodus. In this way, the aesthetic dimension added to the general intellect is the generic capacity to be affected and disindividuated. aesthetics exodus Paolo Virno Jean-François Lyotard general intellect © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Political praxis arises...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 July 2013
... are to be found, I think, in the use of the example or paradeigma in judicial or political rhetoric, as described by Aristotle), but it will surely be conceded that the recourse to monstration, however problematic it may be, cannot be avoided and that, with it, it is the here and now—the space-time...