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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... between lesser and greater democracy, both are in fact beholden to democracy's enemy: totalitarianism. This article ends by asking what a post-secret politics might look like. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 transparency secrecy post-secret Obama Bush “For a long time now,” Barack...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
... presence” (279) where threats are constructed as a component of the maintenance of security; the withdrawn land both guarantees that security and signifies that which is feared. The “open secret” of the intensively militarized Southwest dominates Dirty Wars , and it produces Beck's most cunning...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... core of power” ( Canetti 1981: 290 ). Using the analogy of animals lying in wait for prey, Canetti describes a process of incorporation that “begins with the active and deliberate secrecy of lying in wait and ends as something unknown and involuntary in the secret recesses of the body. Only the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 383–388.
Published: 01 November 2010
... workers that facilitates a new accord with pain. Media technologies in particular are giving rise to a “second and colder consciousness” which reveals itself “in the ever-increasing ability to see oneself as an object” (38). This elevated, self-objectifying command post will allow us (if the first person...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... levitating the Pentagon (all discussed in this issue) offer the post-9/11 world in terms of critique? Do they speak of continuities of cultural experience, or mark differences we should note before we turn back to our own historical and cultural concerns, to Falling Man or Syriana or Agamben on states of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... (1998) , the famous concrete pagodas on the shingle spit at Orford Ness in Suffolk, England that were once part of a secret military installation, seem “like the remains of our own civilization after its extinction in some future catastrophe” (237). The concrete bunkers here look “like the tumuli in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... major multimedia corporations – BellGlobe Media (which owns CTV and The Globe and Mail ) and the CanWest Global Communications Corporation (which owns Global Television and The National Post ) – became a regular part of their television newscasts, newspaper reports, and websites. The Globe and Mail...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Russian hacking of the 2016 election and a story in the Washington Post that the Russians had intervened to help Trump get elected ( Entous, Nakashima, and Miller 2016) . Trump himself denied that the Russians had hacked the Democrats and had released information to help Trump and hurt Clinton, even as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... In 1979 Hans Magnus Enzensberger published an intriguing talk titled “Persistent Attempt to Explain the Secrets of German Democracy to a New York Audience.” The topic was timely: after more than a decade of extraparliamentary opposition and homegrown terrorism in combination with a right-wing media...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... investigation. This is especially true of her most famous project, Suite vénitienne (1980), which documents Calle's pursuit of one “Henri B.” on a business trip to Venice where she tracked him in secret for thirteen days. Perhaps the most striking feature of the strange story is that, throughout it all...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
... philosopher of our age resorted to a clandestine stratagem that would doubtless have effected that delicate operation for him if it could have remained secret, but which was inevitably to produce a lethal effect if the public became aware of it. Having, then, read and reviled the text of the sophist’s lecture...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... The proliferation, distribution, acceleration and intensification of communicative access and opportunity, far from enhancing democratic governance or resistance, results in precisely the opposite – the post-political formation of communicative capitalism. Needless to say, I am not claiming that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., 2007 The Jerusalem Post reported Farfour's death when, in the last episode of the program, Farfour was” beaten to death by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour's land. At one point, Farfour called the Israeli a ‘terrorist’” ( Associated Press 2007 ). In this strange cultural...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
... semiprogrammable computer, Colossus, run on thousands of valves for high-speed switching. While Turing’s theoretical insights suggested general approaches to the problem, and indicated desirable qualities and capabilities of a computing machine, the device was, in fact, suggested and designed by a Post Office...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... mentioning. Paul Virilio, “The Accident in Time,” City of Panic: Elsewhere Begins Here (2005) ALPHA-60 (A disembodied supercomputer): Your name is written “Ivan Johnson,” but it is pronounced “Lemmy Caution,” Secret Agent Zero Zero Three of the Outlands. You are a threat to the security of Alphaville...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 233–242.
Published: 01 July 2005
... of six months were structured by the arrivals and departures of submarines, details of which were posted in the Western Morning News . At first I was simply curious to see what a submarine looked like – whether they had that intangible eeriness in real life that I had seen in films. From the shore...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Marinetti advocated that the value of woman, as exclusively determined by men, must habitually be comprehended as something precious and secretive or enigmatic, as a kind of undiscovered territory that men could stake out, struggle over, and, crucially, recover their muscular sense for female skin...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... initial discussion of Internet politics centered on issues internal to the techies and groups that constructed the code, architecture and social relations of the technoculture. Thus, Internet sites like Wired ( www.wired.com ) and Slashdot ( www.Slashdot.org ) have provided multi-user locations for posts...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... inhabited through performativity, conflict and confrontation. © BERG 2009 PRINTED IN THE UK 2009 public sphere art Islam Europe migration post-colonialism post-orientalism A new European public culture is emerging as a result of the encounter with issues concerning Islam. This is an...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in the attempt to ward off its commodification. These dueling economies are coconstitutive, and they concresce as they layer up, combining various modes of communication (text, image, etc.) into unitary communicative products. Take an image posted on Moist Meme Wikia by user Fazboggle, simply...