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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
...: “This is not a political trial. Remove the prisoner.” Grandier is found guilty of commerce with the devil to possess and seduce, obscenity, blasphemy, sacrilege…. His punishment will be to be burned alive. After the trial, Grandier is shaved and further tortured: “Oh, Christ … Oh, God, I thought I found you...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as it is found in Friedrich Schiller. If an autonomous subject possesses something exaggeratedly, superfluously, or irrationally elaborate, and if that subject further experiences ownership as liberation from the forceful demands of goal-oriented rationality and utilitarian thinking, then that something...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of luxus, which is beyond the relative luxury we might associate with the possession of this or that object, in the contemporary context of global capitalism. I explore neoliberal capitalism, where consumption is endless, through reference to Georges Bataille’s The Accursed Share , where economy is less...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... the relationship between the rise of Canon-Mocking Literature and the spread of cynicism in the sociohistorical context of contemporary China. It concludes that Canon-Mocking Literature is a means of cultural resistance and escape in a post-totalitarian society and possesses the dual character of both critique...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... two months to study the Dogon of Sanga, six weeks to study the Kirdi of northwestern Cameroon, and five months to study zar spirit possession in Gondar in Abyssinia. Ethnographers were enjoined to keep a daily journal in the field; Leiris was to do this for the expedition. He transcribed...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 42–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... that contributed to, for instance, the spirit of luxury as a depraved, unfair, and unfeeling spirit. His argument is that luxury is not only produced by people with immense natural gifts or those who possess enormous wealth and power and who endeavor to disseminate the taste for luxury but also by people who...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 265–280.
Published: 01 November 2006
... to the merchant, precisely as professionals to the degree that (1) they require training; (2) they possess economic and intellectual independence; and (3) they contribute to national productivity and have responsibilities to the welfare of society as a whole (see Burke 1993 : 42–43). Here, in effect...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
... be as forgotten as the spit that flies from our frothing mouth and that gave rise to “spirit,” but it was this very spirit that hunters received from their animal prey. 2 Berserks were possessed by the spirits of bears; werewolves, by those of wolves—otherwise it would have been difficult to overcome the bite...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of his book by writing about luxury as economic transgression, Wiesing might have drawn on Mauss and Bataille to explore the anthropology and philosophy of the concept, before moving on to examine what he calls the Dadaism of possession. The related value of turning to a consideration of Bataille...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 2006 : 225). Between Ishmael and Oedipus, though, they have chosen the latter and suffered the consequences. In the face of a possessive aggressive father, they protested: “No, we are not your children, and as such, we don’t owe you anything” (224). There ensued a profound schism between a self...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., one result was rapid institutional expansion. The change was dramatic, with student enrollments increasing nearly eleven percent each year between 1960 and 1980 ( Hinchliffe 1987 : 1). As a colony, for example, Nigeria possessed one university with a thousand students. In the years after independence...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... on the story, “the fact that the tale leaves us in virtually total ignorance of the sender, no less than of the contents, of the Letter”: we know only the dangers it entails should it come into the hands of a specific third party, and that its possession has allowed the Minister to “wield, to a very dangerous...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to define a new field of inquiry arguing that plants do indeed possess sophisticated behaviors that cannot be explained away by genetic and biochemical mechanisms (Brenner et al. 2006 ). These researchers insisted that the electrical and chemical signaling systems identified in plants are in fact...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 219–226.
Published: 01 July 2013
... my left was an entirely new experience that provoked unexpected marks and gestural moves. It felt as if I were involved in a duet with myself. After Berlin, I continued to work on my watercolors. I began to feel that they possessed some of the qualities of a photograph: contrasts of tone...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... sense of the self as agent in this scenario emerges in the belief that one possesses the power to control that distance, to alter proximity and render a plasticity to its measurable materiality in a way that allows objects to be brought nearer, or at further remove, at will. The casting of the senses...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 233–242.
Published: 01 July 2005
.... For a while it seemed the women's actions had forced a British court to uphold International Law and declare Britain's possession of nuclear arms to be illegal. Twelve months later, however, Sheriff Gimblett's ruling at Greenock Crown Court was challenged in a rare use of judicial power by the Lord Advocate...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., which empties him or her of all content. In the process I suggest that the screen transforms the viewer into a “techno-body” possessed by a fragmented, fractured self that I explore through reference to Ronald David Laing’s (2010) work on schizophrenia. Initially, I refer to what we might consider...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 376–379.
Published: 01 November 2016
...” vessels are the physical embodiment of a contemporary global supply network that displaces earth and weaves matter across the planet. They are presented as objects of desire, but their elevated radiation levels and toxicity make them objects we would not want to possess. They represent the undesirable...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 72–87.
Published: 01 March 2019
... percent of the global population possessed 44 percent of global wealth, by 2015, and for the first time in history, they possessed over 50 percent, a figure that — at the time of writing — is likely now closer to 52 percent. Second, whereas in 2010 it was calculated that it would take the combined wealth...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of simple-presence. According to Bellarmine, the apostle Paul exhorts the faithful, “that they also who have wives be as if they had none; and they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as if they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; and they that use...