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Published: 01 March 2015
Figure 3 A girl reading. Qattan Foundation library, Gaza City Figure 3. A girl reading. Qattan Foundation library, Gaza City More
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Published: 01 July 2012
Figure 3   Burn after Reading , 2008. Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Screenshot Figure 3 . Burn after Reading, 2008. Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Screenshot More
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... certain circumstances, McEwan's novel may not merely evoke a traumatic encounter but may also be productive of symptoms associated with this experience in their actuality. © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 Ian McEwan Atonement speed trauma reading In a recent radio interview, the British...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 306–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... work itself and to stand against the tide of fame (and its opposite, envy) that was tending to swamp it. When it comes to Bauman, there is something about which all commentators agree. He wrote a very great deal, and it is difficult to know where to begin reading. Starting here rather than there...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 2019
... completely different income bracket—in the case of most of them, obscenely wealthy—and are, in fact, actively siphoning off wealth from the rest of the population? The title of this article indicates that I read these men as “normcore plutocrats,” which is a term I developed to describe how sections of...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... characterize Lyotard's interpretation thus: “Cage's music is…not a representation of intensity but the immediate presence of intensity itself.” Lyotard's distinction between the “form-figure” and “matrix-figure” is germane here, for his early readings of Cage waver between something like the two. Though...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... More specifically, in an “esoteric reading” of his work, read here through the optics of late medieval Neoplatonism, the article claims that the key to understanding Virilio’s work resides in a Neoplatonic metaphysics of light rather than a social-theoretics of speed. As such, it argues that Virilio is...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... forms. It has allowed him most recently to develop an embryonic critique of political economy, focused on technological and libidinal practices of consumerism. His technological analysis of contemporary reality, buttressed by “technological” readings of Marx and Freud, are important in this context. I...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... identifies some of the limits of this “cyber-libertarian 2.0” discourse. It does so first by drawing upon post-Marxist discourse theory to outline the central elements of the discourse, and second by contrasting the cyber-libertarian understanding of “the situation” with a critical political economy reading...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
... between art and the general intellect by reading Virno’s theory of language, speech, and communication. From here, it goes to his theory of exodus, which is then read back through his linguistic theory to draw out the key role that subjective defection plays in the project. Although Virno doesn’t spend...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., this article is equally interested in the film's production history and its reception by global audiences. While initial reactions to the film focused on its ideological commitments (e.g. racism, collusion between Hollywood and the Pentagon, post-September 11 th patriotism), these readings continually...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... article argues, through a reading of Agamben's The Man Without Content , that such a potentiality – near impossible but nonetheless necessary – lies in life itself, when one re-cognizes living as poiesis. © BERG 2006 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Around the last decade of the previous century, Virilio, at...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
... security which, while historically specific to the moment of production – the late 1960s and early 1970s – are also provocatively contemporary in their identification of the limits of resistance. Vanishing Point is read as a film that refuses the escapism of the road movie genre and instead pursues the...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the idea of refamiliarization as an associative reading that resituates images within networks and scenes of knowledge. The idea is proposed as a task of recovery, rather than alienation, and suggests a line between the shock-effect approach of exposure, predicated on a belief in a false surface to be...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... “political” reading has for the way in which we understand the multiple situations of nascent forms of democratic politics. The political landscape of networked technologies (ICTs) like the Internet is becoming increasingly complex and to some extent is taking on its own novel character, both building on...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Humbert is read through the lens of Cold War anxieties about radiation, missile attack through the DEW Line and a “mapping” of America by subversive aliens. Lolita herself is the Uranium Girl, radiant child of nuclear America under threat from the death ray of the bomb’s fallout. The sexualization of...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 337–350.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Daniel Cordle Taking its critical cue from notions of a United States “containment culture,” developed by Alan Nadel and Elaine Tyler May, this article locates Judith Merril’s atomic war novel, Shadow on the Hearth (1950) , in early Cold War political contexts. Contrary to readings that see Gladys...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
... inheritance. The article proposes a critical reading of these traditions that would be sensitive to the political and biological implications of the paradoxical structures of immunity in the current climate of global biopolitics. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 biology epiphylogenesis immunity...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... DSK affair is doubly contextualized in relation to its reception on both sides of the Atlantic: in (academic) North American feminists’ critique of French cultural exceptionalism and in French (real-time) resolutely nonhermeneutic coverage of “the already told story.” Both readings of the affair are...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Bülent Diken The article thematizes the difference between superstition and faith through an allegorical double reading of social theory and Ken Russell’s film The Devils . It discusses the political implications of this difference, contrasting the function of “love of God” in mysticism and in the...