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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 (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...
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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. The three concepts...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... for contemporary capitalism resides in its ability to reveal the true logic of luxury, which is that it is not really concerned with the profane world of things but is constantly seeking to move beyond the material sphere into theological or atheological space. Simply put, this means that the contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that Christ's refusal of Mary Magdalene's touch represents the moment of the withdrawal of the spirit from the profane world to the absolute distance of the sacred. Thus Nancy connects the opposition of touch/not touch (or the untouchable, which is simultaneously profane and sacred) to the idea...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 329–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... potentiality that remains within the university to become what he might call a “counter-apparatus” ( Agamben 2009: 19). If an apparatus captures and monitors the gestures of living beings, then the studious university might very well offer a profanation of this apparatus and thus reopen the question...
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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
... technological illumination, is there any need for the “true light,” the light of light? Might profane light suffice? Might Friedrich Nietzsche’s (1974 : 181–82) madman’s “lanterns lit in the morning” be all we need to cope with modernity’s forces of “dis-incarnation” and “world-darkening”? If this is the case...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 263–273.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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 and stroke its hump, enjoying the feel of its cracks. I feel...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... political anthropology held that, beyond the profane nature of society's institutional and material bases, people participate in political community with all the traits of their being, from the physical to the spiritual and the religious ( Voegelin 2007: 63 ). When confronted with comprehensive dissolutions...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 222–230.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., sandpaper, decorative paper on canvas. 102 × 78 inches, 2006. I’ve manipulated loaded words and images to subvert the individual given meanings of the source materials: film publicity and production stills combined with profanities and curses. This juxtaposition represents a language of defiance...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 July 2022
... by remaining motionless. But while Odetta is taken care of by the servants of the profane bourgeois home, including a new maid also called Emilia, Emilia ascends to a sacred realm. Completely removed from her domestic work, she becomes an angelic figure who carries out miracles such as curing a boy covered...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 mobility and transnational circuits is to link different cultures and past memories together...
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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 (2009) 5 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
...” 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, active and passive. These paradoxes multiply within the axes of the Maypole itself...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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 book title by Quan Yanchi put it ( Barme 1996 ; Jinhua 2002 ). For those who had grown up with him, the 1993 anniversary was also seized as an opportunity...
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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 (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...