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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
... are legitimately allowed to memorialize their losses in public landscapes and others are not, and where anonymous drivers who drive by are supposed to feel a certain way about it all. Such a complex constellation of territorialized affect has significant consequences for understanding the politics of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... politicians get elected not just because of what they say, or how they say it, but when they say it. Within the accelerated serial mix of public opinion, stories, commentary, and events, political support and momentum were articulated with the politicization of affect to shape the outcome. While preelection...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... center of this historical shift in the rules of engagement is technology, in particular the widespread use of the screen (computer, TV, console, monitor, etc.) as the new “arm” of military might and the democratization of public opinion. The “squared horizon” has come to symbolize a new means of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., what is highlighted is the incapacity of mere signifiers to channel anything like an authentic sense of the affective and somatic character of combat to today's reader. As I have noted, however, McEwan has long taken the view that the power of linguistic representation in this regard is, nevertheless...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... , anticipate the contemporary public recalibration of ideas of intimacy as associated with social media, tally with contested ideas of the sexualization of female empowerment as associated with contested elements of third wave feminism, and can be read as a contemporary phase of Antonio Negri’s theory of art...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... change. It works for friends and family even at a distance, because one knows the affects and persons involved, their complicated psychologies, and how they may react. The public sphere is not just a “regulatory ideal” space for rational argument and play of ideas; it is also a moral sphere in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
... contesting forces for the right to control memory and affect in public landscape. How is memory and affect distributed? Who should be remembered and who not? What Bednar calls “compulsory compassion” is the performance of controlled affect that is regulated by the state and media through what it permits to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2007
... political action is only motivated by self-interest. Interview respondents generally believed the protest campaign had been successful in mobilizing public support in affected communities but opinion was divided on the campaign’s success in mobilizing public opinion across New Zealand. In particular, the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michael Higgins This article looks at the development and utility of celebrity among high-profile political interviewers. Offering the revised description “public inquisitor,” the article presents an overview of the rise of the political interviewer as a celebrity form of the “tribune of the people...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Nilüfer Göle This article focuses on the ways in which the European aesthetic realm becomes a battleground of intercultural and intercivilizational conflicts as well as a domain of borrowings and mixings between “native” and “Islamic” values, thereby creating a transnational public sphere. Through...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... corporeal violence. By calling attention to crises of national security and international finance, national and international publics hear rationales for exclusion. Hidden, however, are the mechanisms and ramifications of exclusion, those most affected by them, and the colonial, geopoliticized histories...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Sarah R. Davies The maker movement has risen to recent public prominence, imagined by governments, industry, and educators as leading to economic growth. This article examines this movement through analysis of the figure of the hacker and the way in which scientific citizenship is represented...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Niels van Doorn In this essay, I introduce the figure of the “neoliberal subject of value” to explore the affective ambiguities of what Tiziana Terranova has termed “free labor,” or the voluntary, unwaged, and exploited activities that generate the digital data, content, and connections central to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
... affective qualities of these forms, to better render the ocean, its fish, and its workers more “care-able” in public discourse. Here I gather together images of oceanic affects so as to unsettle common distinctions between land and sea, human and divine, fish and man, mind and body. This is, in part, a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., from materials extraction and industrial production to energy use and recycling, these advances in ecocriticism have begun to address the differential experiences of affected populations. This essay looks at the “environmentalism of the poor” with specific reference to indigenous peoples affected by...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... beyond zero-sum games; urban public goods and infrastructures; medical services and distributed care; animals and biodiversity and the need to pay attention to feedback that signals our inability to achieve perfect control and hence dependence on one another; (2) perspectival topoi: single-eyed stories...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Geoffrey Bennington This essay reads Lyotard's “Argumentation and Presentation” as a transitional text that clarifies the passage from the phrase-based analysis of The Differend to the late work on infancy and affect. It is argued that in it Lyotard continues to develop very general questions about...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Enda McCaffrey This article rereads Paul Virilio, drawing on the distinction between topography and topology to argue a case for Virilio as a rewriter of modernity. Invoking Jean-François Lyotard’s notion of rewriting modernity as an unbroken process of accumulation founded on affective life in “Re...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... strict quarantine and introduced new regulations for personal hygiene for all. The public had to be mobilized to assist in tracing the exposed, help the quarantined, and to observe the personal hygiene procedures voluntarily. Success of the government's strategies was absolutely dependent on the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... heritage business has become increasingly interested in exploiting public curiosity towards the remains of recent conflict. This article positions current work about bunkers within the context of postwar debates surrounding modernist aesthetics – minimalism in art, brutalism in architecture – and the...