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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 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 frames, and half...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 357–382.
Published: 01 November 2010
....” When I arrived about an hour later, I found a group of people gathered around a fire amid the rubble with absent, distorted expressions; I witnessed cold fear in their eyes. The traces of the two bulldozers were still fresh; the valley was littered with scrap wood, deformed metal plates, plastic chairs...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., 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 Ministry of Defence secret, the National...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 326–333.
Published: 01 November 2009
... have seen landscapes scarred by disasters of 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...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... 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 demolished tower-blocks...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... symbolic matrix is driven by a process of ruination. The new order emerges from the rubble of the past. As Max Pensky explains in his book Melancholy Dialectics (1993) the messianic enters the material when everything turns to rubble. It is, therefore, clear that the importance of Benjamin's book...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., a cunning and base enemy, who devised the first siege-machine in the shape of the wooden horse. Obviously, Virgil knows that archaic heroes like Aeneas did not reduce Lower Italy, Sicily, Carthage, and Greece to rubble and ashes. Au contraire: it was the work of technologically advanced legions...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2013
... .” In From under the Rubble , edited by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and translated by Michael Scammell , 229 – 78 . London : Little, Brown . Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr . 1991 [1975] . One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich . Translated by Harry Willetts . New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... traces the three soldiers’ progress in this ravaged, chaotic environment. Passing through the rubble of a destroyed village, whose gutters and pavements are strewn with dozens of corpses, Robbie decides, categorically, that “no one would ever know what it was like to be here.” If there is to be any...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 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 their aim? I am...