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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... shaped meanings of secular politics. Ultimate ends have been ritualized in practices of the modern state and the modern self, making the return of religion an inherent pillar of political modernity. Finally, the politics of transcendence must go beyond the friend–enemy distinction by incorporating...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of deceased migrants from Italy to Berlin in order to give the dead “dignified burials.” The author suggests that the artists engage a form of “corpse politics” using the ritual of the burial as a way to reintegrate the death of the other. This opening of the European soil enables a reimagining of European...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Robert M. Bednar This article explores affect and memory at roadside car crash memorials within the context of what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics”: the performance of power to determine who legitimately can kill both persons and the memory of persons. By analyzing the ritualized performance...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 60–74.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Seth Giddings Abstract This article addresses the toy as a neglected cultural and technical object. The toy is neither tool nor ritual object, and its animation in children's imaginative play suggests alternative perspectives on the history and lived experience of material and technological...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 July 2007
... and attachment, as the place where they were born and brought up. Joseph Rykwert once wrote an illuminating book, The Idea of a Town , where he recounted the various rituals used in Roman times for the foundation of a town ( Rykwert 1988 ). The very choice of location was governed by certain procedures...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
... talks about the ritual couple, the cannibal and the carnival, in The Agony of Power (2010b). Here, the process of cannibalism entails the striping back of old Western values in order to build a new hyper-moral system to cynically partner the carnivalesque, which reflects the criminal hypocrisy...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 July 2011
... in the twenty-first century. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 American photographer Phyllis Galembo has traveled extensively in the Caribbean and Africa to witness and document rituals that involve extraordinarily creative masking and costuming. Over the past twenty years, she has traveled...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
... defines the community of humankind in terms of this universally shared temporal condition. Yet organizers of Life in a Day did not simply assume that time brought us together. They ritualized the sharing of time to promote the community-building effect of a shared sense of temporality. The object...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 28–43.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of a culture of edited images (referred to as “instagrammable” in daily language). Moreover, just by working with images, Instagram already automatically carries the hyper-ritualizations of gender and the reenacted behaviors that are built in culture and society, as Goffman ( 1979 ) pointed out. In this sense...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 430–433.
Published: 01 November 2015
... pragmatic market determinism (107), even while purporting to remain neutral, and even while ostensibly criticizing such logics. And in another chapter, examining the mediation of Ireland as the “Celtic Tiger,” Phelan goes on to explore the role of media rituals and ideology across national and international...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 139–143.
Published: 01 March 2015
... staged, ritual-like, in (typically) tableaux-vivant fashion for over twenty years, to a small but devoted cult of followers, are deeply insinuating. This is an artist who grew up believing he was an ordained prophet, enchanted and reviled by a fanatical evangelical family, whose aunt Vena and grandma...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... flirts with shadows to sense the possibility of transformation. Having a grandchild sparks a sense of “impersonal presence” that renders an aging person’s shrinking reality as a shadow. Contrary to Plato, Lingis conveys rituals and traditions in which reality and shadows shape or define one another...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Infection After Jewish Ritual Circumcision: Modern Medicine and Religious Tradition .” Pediatrics 114 : 259 – 63 . Gilman S.L. 1998 . Love + Marriage = Death and Other Essays Representing Difference . Stanford : Stanford University Press . Gilman S.L. 2002 . “ Private...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2022
... rituals.” As is known to Kittler readers, you need to be on guard when he starts off a sentence with “as is known” ( bekanntlich ). It may indeed refer to established facts and truisms in no further need of elaboration, but at times it is a rhetorical sleight of hand, the equivalent of slipping something...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... on Chen’s philosophical exposition of the work: his argument that choreographing the jeopardy of others allows for an intimation of our humanity. As he puts it, “The situation of the cliffhanger is a highly abstract and artistic one: a kind of focused ritual takes place on top of that beacon” ( Chen 2017...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and ambiguity, of all humanity. The society of hypercommunication and exhibition no longer has access to the cult value of its objects, he argues, or to ritual. It is barred from the society of transparency. The society of transparency is thus pornographic. Eros instead inhabits the ambivalent play between...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and sand, exposing the lighter-colored ground underneath. Once imagined as a gigantic astronomical calendar, these geoglyphs, the Nazca Lines, are now believed to have been used as part of ritual procession routes or in religious rites ( UNESCO 2015 ). Around the same time that the Nazca began marking...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and associational life. The first of these gatherings took the form of a ritual Saturday night get-together, which the fans cheekily referred to as a “seminar,” an acronym for ( Semeton Minum Arak —palm wine drinking community). Twenty years ago, I observed similar gatherings, which took place in various spaces...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
... would be noted, but the contemporary was a temporality in which distinctive systems of kinship, ritual, etc. could be studied as such. Intervention was a fixture of this era, but as a technique of control; now it is a type of regime that occupies and transforms places where development is not even...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... all distance and any necessity of a meeting. Yet due to these new luxury digital products’ insistently belle-epoque aesthetic, vestiges of Benjamin’s dwindling aura remains, an aura not produced by the distance necessary to maintain the “ritual” quality of the work of art, but one of referentiality...
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