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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Marcelo Svirsky In Giorgio Agamben’s call to profane the sacred in the most desacralized forms, the specific mechanics through which the sacred and the profane connect and become indistinctive remains undertheorized. This article, then, aims at adding a further layer of practical articulation...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., making, and tasting that constitute the movement, he finds the lineament of a strategic materialism that aims to make visible and is open toward the agency of the nonhuman matter, and which does so by addressing simultaneously wine’s terroir and taste, by means of profanating their taken-for-granted...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and in the governmental economy of the church. Crucially, love is originally a universal, immanent impulse, which is captured by religion. But if religion is an apparatus of capture, then the profanation of this universal core is possible. Religion cannot fully appropriate or exhaust the virtual potentiality of faith...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of “popular music” would serve the concepts under discussion with more efficacy. Specifically, the music of Wesley Willis executes such a political/musical act through deterritorializing refrains that are expressed directly through the profane repetitions of musical technology. © 2013 Duke University Press...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of Benjamin's work. In this respect I seek to follow Žižek's own strategy of philosophical buggery to redeem the profane materialism, or real, of Benjamin's thought from those who would seek to relate his work to current liberal theories of delay and deferral. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 I would...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... are, therefore, about escape from the thingness, and the temporality of life. Thus I conclude with the claim that luxury—and this is the case for the experience of luxury in contemporary capitalism—should be understood in terms of the sacred and cannot be thought through in profane, instrumental terms, even...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... based on a recognition of human vulnerability, the limits of the organic, and a simultaneous emptying out and raising up of the profane body toward a spiritual community of sympathy and compassion founded on the idea of noli me tangere. (2) American disaster capitalism and a social, economic...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . 2007b . Profanations . Translated by Fort Jeff . New York : Zone Books . Agamben Giorgio . 2007c . Sovereignty and Life . Edited by Calarco Matthew DeCaroli Steven . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press Agamben Giorgio . 2008 . The Works of Giorgio Agamben...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 284–287.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the broader sense of European intellectual history, where the writer or thinker was never confined to a particular professional discipline that defined what could and could not be said. Against this limiting profane professionalism, the intellectual had a kind of ethical, political, and historical mission...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... is the fact that in the sixteenth century grace and nature became increasingly separated, as nature became conceived as natura pura (pure nature) ( Dupré 1993 ). Nature as a consequence became a “dark mysterious unknown” that can only be known by means of other more profane forms of illumination, especially...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to nothing short of a massacre” (634). What Leiris called the “altar board” is the tabot , a replica of the Arc of the Covenant, the most sacred object in an Abyssinian Christian Orthodox Church. Leiris was exalted by the sense of sacrilege, profanation. “I admire the squat, round little animal...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
...): without God no authority, without authority no order. Subsequently, politics of transcendence is treated more like an anthropological constant that underpins normative quests. Eric Voegelin's political anthropology held that, beyond the profane nature of society's institutional and material bases, people...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 222–230.
Published: 01 July 2008
... materials: film publicity and production stills combined with profanities and curses. This juxtaposition represents a language of defiance against the codes that dictate prescribed behavior. Hollywood – that pervasive world of movies and stars – has created a rigid range of identities for women...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... It illustrates the role of transnational dynamics and cultural mobility in shaping the European public sphere. The latter is emerging in debating ways of inhabiting space, ways of separating interior and exterior spaces, and differentiating the values of the sacred from the profane. The effect of cultural...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
... may be hand-printed in many different ways, so that a variety of “readings” and directional movements are suggested, having the effect of shifting emotional states and an eerie free-for-all movement. The duality of frontal and profile may also mark a congruity between good and evil, sacred and profane...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 114–123.
Published: 01 March 2021
... “policy” toward viruses; and a profane technoscience of viral spheres and particles, surfaces, and projections that coexist with the contemporary modernization of the world of perception, our views on machination, our liberation, our attempted conquest of the world of the virus, and the supremacy...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... really does exist and yet is completely “imagined” (produced by “the filmic image”). The potential for transformation can be occasioned not in the gathering of crowds but in the solitude of a profane illumination. The narrator of London confesses that “Robinson believed that, if he looked...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of consumer uses of Mao’s image; on objects like cigarette lighters, watch faces and key chains. Some of them were openly parodic. This immersal of his icon into the profane marketplace of kitsch helped to dissolve his charismatic appeal among the general population. Mao was now “off the altar,” as a popular...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Since accidents reveal things that would otherwise be hidden, Virilio regards them as “a profane miracle” ( Lotringer and Virilio 2005 : 63). In regarding them thus, Virilio (1999: 89) channels a connection between accident and revelation that first emerged in the early modern period. Natural...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . Dawdy Shannon Lee . 2016 . Patina: A Profane Archaeology . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Dosekun Simidele . 2015 . “ For Western Girls Only? Post-feminism as Transnational Culture .” Feminist Media Studies 15 , no. 6 : 960 – 75 . https://doi.org/10.1080...