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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 1   Banlieue ruin. Photograph by author Figure 1 . Banlieue ruin. Photograph by author More
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Ben Highmore This essay argues that bombsites in Britain were a vivid component of a social imaginary that informed the postwar social settlement. Postwar reconstruction, which often involved additional demolition, also produced ruined landscapes that were complexly associated with war damage...
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 4 Still from Robinson in Ruins (2010) © Patrick Keiller. Courtesy of the artist Figure 4. Still from Robinson in Ruins (2010) © Patrick Keiller. Courtesy of the artist More
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 5 Still from Robinson in Ruins (2010) © Patrick Keiller. Courtesy of the artist Figure 5. Still from Robinson in Ruins (2010) © Patrick Keiller. Courtesy of the artist More
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 7 Still from Robinson in Ruins (2010) © Patrick Keiller. Courtesy of the artist Figure 7. Still from Robinson in Ruins (2010) © Patrick Keiller. Courtesy of the artist More
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Bernard Stiegler The text we publish here is the first chapter of Bernard Stiegler's La Télécratie contre la Démocratie . The broad argument of Stiegler's book (and of this introductory chapter) is that what he terms “telecracy” is ruining democracy by short-circuiting the normal mechanisms...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., in which Jesus says to Mary Magdalene “noli me tangere” (“touch me not”), in order to imagine the emergence of a community of spirit from the social, political, and economic ruin caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Contrasting this community of spirit to the Chinese Communist Party's Foucauldian response...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... not ground historical understanding but is instead radically destabilizing. The buildings either seem to have been thrown to earth from some other place or else the visitor himself has been transported through time to glimpse the ruins of the future. The point of these reflections is not to uncouple...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Figure 4 Still from Robinson in Ruins (2010) © Patrick Keiller. Courtesy of the artist Figure 4. Still from Robinson in Ruins (2010) © Patrick Keiller. Courtesy of the artist ...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Figure 1   Banlieue ruin. Photograph by author Figure 1 . Banlieue ruin. Photograph by author ...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
... The processes of ecology are not mocked. —Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind In Patrick Keiller's (2010) Robinson in Ruins , a film set against the backdrop of the current global financial crisis, the narrator describes the film's eponymous antihero, Robinson, visiting the local library...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-and-glass corporatism took over, I think that there was a continuity of progressive ideas from the inter- to the postwar years, especially in Europe. Many parts of Europe were impoverished by 1945—food rationing persisted in Britain into the 1950s ( Kynaston 2007 )—and many cities were in ruins. To counter...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and prehistoric visual representations of battles known through art and archeology, even to the earliest human memories and recognitions of combat and ruin. Hence this is not the first generation to incorporate rubble as the subject of the iconographic theater of war. Since the earliest war photographers were...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “a black flag” over Rome’s “desolate ruins” (122), Germania has to develop partisan tactics. This, however, demands a new kind of love for one’s home. Hermann’s first proposal: as soon as Varus marches in with his three legions, all Germanic princes are to pursue a Scorched Earth strategy—gather up...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
... examinations of specific landscapes, both real and imagined, from “below the threshold of note.” Ben Highmore's essay “Playgrounds and Bombsites: Postwar Britain's Ruined Landscapes” shows how, in post-1945 Britain, affect was regulated by particular interpretive frames or a distribution of the sensible, so...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 359–370.
Published: 01 November 2011
... it off, and is, by so doing, heading in turn towards its own ruin. It is a machine with no clear end-goal of its own, and one can establish neither relations, contracts, nor a balance of forces with it. The “social dimension” merely masks this absence of relations, this absence of control of capital...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of the system itself. In this context Benjamin's version of the real refers to the point of deadlock that simultaneously ruins one social order and opens out onto the sphere of freedom that prefigures the possibility of a new social system ( Tiedemann 1982/1988 ). Benjamin's theory of monadism illustrates...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
... is a late phase of, not a departure from, modernism, which is, by implication, an incomplete project. He writes: The modernist past is a ruin, the logic of whose architecture we do not remotely grasp. This has not happened . . . because we have entered a new age . . . it is just because the “modernity...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., it seems. Photograph: Ara Güler Photograph: Ara Güler But Tanpınar was a complex figure. There were the sensibilities of the poet of the ruined and dilapidated Istanbul of the early twentieth century, who would evoke, and elaborate upon, the theme of the “lost” city and of the melancholic...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and transparent, ruins all alterity and otherness. In The Transparency Society Han writes, “Transparency is an ideology. Like all ideologies, it has a positive core that has been mystified and made absolute. The danger of transparency lies in such ideologization. If totalized, it yields terror” (viii). Here...