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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clare Birchall While the choice between secrecy and transparency has political and cultural salience, this paper questions the logic of such an opposition. Through a consideration of the different attitudes towards secrecy embedded in the Bush and Obama administrations, this paper argues that both...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... discussion on how technology mediates between power and secrecy, forming a key nexus in the exploration of politics and paranoia. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 11. Engemann (2009) shows this ambiguity when he explains how digital technologies do not, in themselves, make subjects more legible...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 119–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... while working with different types of source material: from technical obstacles (invisible phenomena that require lenses and other optical devices) to socio-political mediation (government secrecy and the search for declassified imagery), to legal encumbrances (accusations of “piracy” and copyright...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... secrecy and passive aggression of the Cold War. As such, the bunker as a site of power in much of the work discussed is approached not merely as an historical artifact but as a deeply ambivalent structure that speaks to contemporary anxieties regarding the location and accountability of the systems of...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 408–411.
Published: 01 November 2020
... early modern period when “nearly all European states underwent a process of ‘arcanisation.’ Secrecy strictures were endorsed, the acquisition of secret knowledge was systematised, and secret measures were deployed to ensure security, stability, even supremacy” (58). Secrecy required organization, and...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... platform floor in the basketball-court-sized main room where thousands of computers would be using algorithms to process and crunch vast quantities of data. The three days spent in the bunker photographing and filming its transformation from a Cold War structure informed by secrecy and military purpose...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 123–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Julia Meltzer; David Thorne © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 Since 1999 The Speculative Archive has developed two bodies of work consisting of in stallation projects, photographs, and films. The first focused on state secrecy practices, memory, and history. Our current projects focus on...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 150–155.
Published: 01 July 2017
... be treated as enemies. The return to torture has been justified by the concept that the war on terror is an entirely new kind of war, an asymmetrical war in which one side has massive military might and the other side has only sabotage, which depends on secrecy. The principal weapon against the so...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 155–160.
Published: 01 July 2008
.... In such a zone removed from most people’s experience, shrouded in secrecy, the visitor’s imagination takes over. The reality of keeping aircraft flying is not particularly mysterious, however. Offices, stores, relaxation areas, and waiting rooms coexist with the expected guardrooms, weapons ranges...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 48–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to the Index, in particular, I have become increasingly interested in finding visual analogs to the particular cultivation of amnesia embodied in our culture of secrecy and overclassification. In The Seen Unseen , the result was a series of photographs that we took and then redacted with patterns we...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
... signal of his playfully arch complicity in the mechanics and economy of wartime and Cold War secrecies, for they match his own secret sexual project. The choice of Canada’s Northwest Territories for the Arctic interlude is not random: the area was not only the bedrock of the radar DEW Line, but, in the...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 July 2012
... “technological stigma” still surrounding IVF in a Muslim country where ARTs are deemed to be haram , or “religiously forbidden” ( Inhorn 2003 ). Many of the Pakistanis and Indians in my study were traveling to Conceive under the cover of total secrecy, usually under the guise of a “holiday in Dubai.” As...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
... site whose own story cannot be completely acknowledged makes for an ambiguous relationship with history. Attempts to trade on the “charm” of lingering secrecy seem slightly forced. For others with a nose for the cover story, the unrenovated, and the near-truth, the conserved but not preserved zones, in...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
... large part of scientific knowledge falls within the sphere of – state or industrial – secrecy; this is knowledge kept from the public domain and used to subjugate, alienate, and dominate us. See the study by the physicist Peter Galison on classified materials (in particular, Galison 2004 ). See also...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
...” Imagine if we were fully transparent. This value so promoted in political, academic, and ethical forums could lead to a bizarre outcome if humans resembled jellyfish, the most transparent creature on the planet. Our conventional modes of secrecy or deception would be ruined in formal and intimate...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... and published in English in 2005 by Berg Publishers and originally published in French in 2004 as Ville Panique by Galilée. 2. Victor Hugo, Choses vues (Gallimard: Paris, 2002) p. 135. 3. For instance, software programmers sworn to secrecy by contract and often protected by...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
... secrecy of her own heart, “I am a dancer,” she will never become a dancer. I soon realized that this “I” – a power and an exultation – is absent from the contemporary philosophical discourse on subjectivity. This “I” – “I am a dancer” – is the first word of thought, the thought that set out to...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... anxiety but rather to ensure its perpetual presence via an aesthetics of fear and alienation. “Total war takes us from military secrecy (the second-hand, recorded truth of the battlefield) to the overexposure of live broadcast” ( Virilio 1989 : 83). All cinema is propaganda henceforth. If the role of...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 69–79.
Published: 01 March 2021
... cannot be seen. This is most commonly a matter of what one is prevented or obstructed from seeing—because access is barred and blocked, or on account of censorship, secrecy, or lying. Fang Fang has much to say on this. But here is also a more poignant realm of the not seen. Thus Fang Fang laments, “I'm...