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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... By the same token, it becomes possible to distinguish religion and faith. Not all faith is religion and not all religion is faithful. The article draws on Foucault, discussing the possibility of a “political spirituality” outside the religious domain, as a profane, modern political gesture that cannot...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of contradictory binaries: body versus soul and body versus mind. The article shows that the hunger strike not only is a political strategy for liberation; it also moves into a spiritualization of the struggle. It uses and problematizes Foucault's “technologies of the self” to theorize the specific formation...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... engagements of the spiritual and the temporal. In a first part, I examine four key configurations of the political in the history of the West, which can be grasped as extraordinary form of “absolute” politics. From the adoption of Christianity by Constantine, the Gregorian reform, Luther's Reformation...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
.../draughtsman, Roberto Matta, is widely considered as one of the few Surrealist artists who directly manipulated political, social, and spiritual themes in his works. In his youth Matta traveled to Europe where he came into contact with famous architects Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto, the poet Federico García...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 392–408.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Charlie R. Braxton; Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson; Geo Maher; Angela Marino; Rebecca Struch; Meyby Ugueto-Ponce Abstract This article presents a discussion among activists, artists, and scholars to center communalism as a political process and methodology in and across geographical and cultural...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to a political spirituality’ . . . I don’t want to enter into polemics” and “one day, in an article, in a book. I’ll sum it all up” (2016: 45). Another book project was intimated here: this one on uprisings and the revolt against modernity. Elden disappoints here (a quite different approach can be found...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 March 2023
... when developing a framework of ethical and political relationships between Indigenous peoples, their territories, and the state, as well as mainstream society. Indeed, the disappearance of the spiritual guardians of forests and rivers says as much about the world itself and how it can be experienced...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 39–56.
Published: 01 March 2023
... politics of MSJ. A politics that respects difference. One that is sufficiently capacious, fluid, and nuanced to accommodate a pluriverse of ontologies (Escobar 2015 , 2020 ). 4 One that can enfold the human, nonhuman, and spiritual realms. However, in thinking about the subject of MSJ, the Western...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and destruction of the biosphere than the West. Even if he could swallow his moral objections to Chinese authoritarianism, this Prometheanism means that turning toward a new politics of social control would never work for Žižek, simply because his communist utopia (based on the spiritual intimacy of noli me...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the way. — Kelley Benham, “Hearing Our Subjects’ Voices” Imagine if we were fully transparent. This value so promoted in political, academic, and ethical forums could lead to a bizarre outcome if humans resembled jellyfish, the most transparent creature on the planet. Our conventional modes...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
... is associated with entertainment — including literature and arts, television shows and news programs, politics and the economy, research and scholarship — a deep sense of anxiety cannot but set in. China appears to be facing an impending “death by amusement,” subverting at once the solemnity of history...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 July 2009
... representations of Māori are highly politicized. Due to a complex range of social, political, economic, and historical factors, Māori have had limited access to modes of cultural production in Aotearoa (it would take eight years for another Māori-made film to emerge after the film version of Once Were Warriors...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that ephemeral political acts in Chile’s capital, Santiago, not only transformed the city into a fraught political landscape during Allende’s government but also became important markers of resistance and political association during the Pinochet dictatorship. Trumper couples spatial analysis...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Jonathan Harris This essay highlights post-1945 intertwined aesthetic and political radicalisms in the visual arts, drawing on key examples from the United States and Western Europe in the decades from the end of World War II to the present. It seeks to explore the complex relations between...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the nondualism of the Upanishads (a set of texts found within the Vedas), saw Bose as the embodiment of a new India in which the world of contemporary physical research was at one with ancient spiritual thought. Bose's scientific stance was, therefore, soon to become a political one. Legitimizing science...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 318–332.
Published: 01 November 2023
... their society's ideas about nature when they talk about “nature” and any appeals to nature are highly ideological. In the first part, the essay discusses the excessive use of tear gas to weaponize the atmosphere functions as a medium and message that articulates a communicative politics connecting the protesters...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... tour of Cambodia and South Vietnam. Having already spent a year traveling in Tibet and India, the visit to Indo-China galvanized Ginsberg’s interest in Buddhism (he finally took Buddhist vows in 1972) and confirmed for him the need to take a more overtly political stance. So, on October 28, 1963 he...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Kieran Keohane Tribunals, public inquiries and similar institutions, increasingly common in the political culture of the United Kingdom, the European Union, and in America, can be seen as exemplifying the auto-correcting, self-reflexive capacity of political institutions in information-rich...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 2022
... is discursively constructed by the neoliberal project and the intersecting politics of race and gender in postapartheid South Africa. One of the narrative modes through which the “good life” is constructed is the celebrity (Driessens 2012 ; J. Evans and Hesmondhalgh 2005 ; Holmes and Redmond 2006...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Bruce Bennett; Bülent Diken The article approaches The Hurt Locker , an enthusiastically received “critical” film, as a symptom of today's prevailing cultural and political codes. First we dwell on the homologies between the state of exception and the narrative logic of the film, including its...
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