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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... selected artists, practices, and products, and nascent spectacular global capitalism (including some of spectacle’s “technical means of production,” such as perspectival representations). Drawing on elements of the well-known critique of spectacle developed by Guy Debord, the essay posits a tradition...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Godard’s representations of Palestinians as well as the most famous poet from the region are significant because they demonstrate Godard’s continuing commitment to political cinema and to challenging what he sees as one of the last vestiges of colonialism on the planet. 3 Godard’s use of Darwish’s...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
... were transformed into stages for enacting the spectacle of modernity. The ambiguity of the word “model” elided tensions inherent in the model village, for Etawah was to be, simultaneously, (1) a representation of a typical village, (2) a reproducible prototype, and (3) an exemplar. The emphasis...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and representations; mechanisms and structures; experiences and identities. The empirical and conceptual insights of the contents are then highlighted, with regard to the significance of discourses of legitimacy, namely, those of meritocracy, civility, and luxury; the intersections of race and class that underpin...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... The author argues that these representations play a central role in the reproduction of the Western professional middle class, and in the cultural constitution of a global middle class — professional, affluent, urban, and affiliated by an aesthetic regime of civility that transcends national borders...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2023
... engagement with the relationship between epistemological cultures and cultural ontologies on the one hand, and political institutions on the other, with a particular focus on different “species” of beings (human, nonhuman animal, plant, and so on). It also sets out the methodological and representational...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 241–260.
Published: 01 July 2023
... American “narco.” The juxtaposition of these two images is a denunciation of the similar conditions in Colombia and the United States that force people into the trade as well as a complicated and gory representation of the neoliberal ethos Escobar represents. The article concludes by registering how hip...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... representation of contemporary Chinese utopianism organized and disseminated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the name of national security. Finally, and in order to extend this discussion of Chan’s representation of actual Chinese dystopianism, in the final section of the article I take up the metaphor...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... The authors focus on the linguistic contours of graphical representation and display by providing a brief media archaeology of contemporary Internet language, upsetting its separation into generational stages, and therefore a linear progression of its history. At the same time, the authors argue...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... intime (2007) and David Oelhoffen’s Far from Men (2014) are among these transnational productions that accomplish both tasks. In the stories told by the two films, the plots show evidence of a fundamental thematic transformation in filmic representations that collapses the differences between colonizer...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Paul Crosthwaite Through an analysis of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement (2001) , this essay considers the potentialities and limitations of narrative, and of representation more generally, as means of capturing and conveying the accelerated and intensely traumatic character of mechanized warfare. I...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... , which we distinguish as intensification along a preexisting trajectory, parading as more substantive and radical movement away from a preexisting trajectory. Deploying Deleuze's (2004) terms we are, we suggest, in thrall to representation of the same at the expense of repetition of difference. Our...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... specific role and operation in relation to contemporary representations of incarceration. In particular, the article considers the figure of the incarcerated informant. The incarcerated criminal or informant plays a complex role as both subversive other and purveyor of truth and as such constitutes...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Kim Hong Nguyen This article argues that representations in popular culture of the Holocaust of World War II are being used to reframe issues of racism in the United States. It critically examines three major discourse formations: contemporary Western thought on fascism, critical scholarship...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 202–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., in the anti-Semitic representation of Jews—and proposes that the conceptual framework of in/hospitability can be substituted in a way that both maintains the logic of un/inhabitability’s beneficial aspects—its illumination of the inequitable distribution of environmental harms in the Anthropocene...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 387–407.
Published: 01 November 2020
... figure on the world stage, as well as media representations of Trump as a devouring monster. These impressions of fat’s transformative potential may be extended and refined by adopting a more overtly materialist perspective. While fat may indeed be imagined as something that acts on and through bodies...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of gender as we understand it today is sketched out. Then, issues around representations of trans constituencies are discussed as problematically informed by dominant conceptions of gender and perpetuated in mainstream consumer culture. Then two distinct contemporary projects that disrupt the space...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 148–158.
Published: 01 March 2023
... pause. Space for breath, for detours in modes of multispecies literary representation. If the line—working on the assembly line and writing a certain kind of poetic line—is an orientation that draws literature and the abattoir together, as Joseph Ponthus's autofictional poem essay On the Line: Notes...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... They not only support the idea of a nature-culture continuum but also provide the philosophical grounding for technological mediation to be defined not as a form of representation but as the expression of “medianaturecultural” ethical relations and forces. 1 Donna Haraway (1990 , 2003 ) is a pioneer...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
...; it is also at odds with China's attempted/failed/ongoing revolution and trajectory since 1949. I offer an interdisciplinary analysis of area studies and other representations of China, especially in regard to Tiananmen and the Cultural Revolution. I then contrast this with current intellectual debates...