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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
...G. Roger Denson Susanne Slavick's Out of Rubble is an exhibition in a book that boldly epitomizes the new, globally nomadic curation of art representative of current concerns of the world's vital cultures, both ancient and modern. Although the motif of rubble is chosen by Slavick to index the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
... war art violence horsepower empathic unsettlement restitution Persian miniature Khamsa Shahnameh digital collage rubble out of rubble car bomb While the automobile and its many-wheeled cousins were instrumental to the industrial transformation of the twentieth century, their role in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... struggling with internal anxieties and ruinous identifications. © 2013 Ben Highmore 2013 bombsites ruin image-repertoire postwar settlement welfare state A child, alone or with others, stands amid rubble. A boy, a girl, a group of kids of indeterminate age, scattered among bricks, window...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... between the visible and the invisible, architecture and engineering, ruins and rubble, violence and inertia, the spectacularly symbolic and the blankly dumb, the bunker is the waste of modernity that cannot be tidied away. In the case of Orford Ness, after existing for the best part of a century as a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 326–333.
Published: 01 November 2009
... all sorts. In Baghdad, I saw kids playing soccer barefoot on a wide boulevard and around the concrete rubble that came from US troops shelling the buildings near the Tigris River. I thought I saw the same kids playing in the ghost town known as downtown Detroit on a side street during an enormous...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 357–382.
Published: 01 November 2010
... level. One morning, at 6.00 a.m., my mobile phone rang. A friend asked me, in a surprisingly quiet voice: “Are you coming? I am on the way to el-Shams. They are demolishing everything.” When I arrived about an hour later, I found a group of people gathered around a fire amid the rubble with absent...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... concerned with openness to the future and how we might extract the possibility of the new from the ruins of the present. But is this more than a salvage operation? Just as the liberating, progressive aspects of modern culture were trashed as some kind of state despotism and buried in the rubble of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Benjamin's work on tragedy, revolutionary action occurs when the indecision (or inability to discover meaning) of the Baroque tyrant leads to the collapse of the social order. Thus, the production of a new symbolic matrix is driven by a process of ruination. The new order emerges from the rubble of the past...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., seeming to occupy two different spheres of perception so that one could never experience both, the truth is that they interpenetrate in the rubble of reality or the desert of the real characterized by reversibility, friction, and antagonism. It is here, in the places where the hyperreal world of the super...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Greece to rubble and ashes. Au contraire: it was the work of technologically advanced legions that (not unlike the United States) copied the machines of their enemy. Machines ( machina in Latin) can be traced back both as word and thing to Archytas of Tarentum (440–360 BCE), southern Italy's last...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... from prison, Robbie has joined the army. He is now part of the British Expeditionary Force, which is retreating, in disarray, to Dunkirk before the onslaught of the German war machine. The sequence traces the three soldiers’ progress in this ravaged, chaotic environment. Passing through the rubble of a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
... to Prinkipo Island. They called me one night saying that my house was being demolished. I rushed here, collected a few belongings. There was some furniture that I couldn't take, some chairs, beds. I didn't go back to see them under the rubble. What I don't understand is what they wanted – what was...