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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 (1 November 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 paranoia Elias Canetti Schreber secrecy surveillance technology democracy the State media biopolitics When Richard...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 150–155.
Published: 01 July 2017
... are out of the war and must no longer 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 155–160.
Published: 01 July 2008
...-leaving. The wall art and graffiti became all that remains on site of a multibillion-pound aircraft programme. 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 48–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of known histories around former black site prisons in Afghanistan. In the work related 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
... so let me add that, whatever it was, that purpose was admirably achieved” (p. 34). Humbert’s coyness here is a 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to Conceive under the cover of total secrecy, usually under the guise of a “holiday in Dubai.” Yet never in my study did any couple use the term holiday to describe their actual experiences of ART-seeking. Patients themselves were very critical of the term tourism as a gloss for their...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
...) observes, classical economics presumes ideally informed consumers, but where the market is itself a market in information, then stockpiling, delaying and selective releasing of information constructs the market as unequal, a fact enshrined in the secrecy with which national, corporate and global...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
... – 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 Robb Moss's incredible documentary Secrecy ( www.secrecyflm.com ). References...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., software programmers sworn to secrecy by contract and often protected by bodyguards. 4. When huge fires raged around Sydney in 2002, more than half were thought to have been started, criminally, by very young pyromaniacs. 5. See Jean-Marie Domenach, Le Retour du tragique (Editions du Seuil...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
...-lived and ill-paid. I found myself thinking again and again of this “I” – “I am a dancer” – both a discovery and a commitment. She is to be sure not yet a dancer, but without saying, first, in the secrecy of her own heart, “I am a dancer,” she will never become a dancer. I soon realized that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 July 2005
... seriously, remarkably little has been written on the topic (for exceptions, see Goff 1989 ; Todd 1996 ). This is partly a consequence of the secrecy that protects jury deliberations. It is also a consequence of the fact that arts prizes, in so far as they have been acknowledged, have been located in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of a particular matrix of circulating cultural forms. Contra Habermas, Dean argues that the capitalist, networked, technocultural environment produces a “suspicious subject” ( Dean 2002 : 48, 57). According to her, “publicity and secrecy provide the matrix through which we think about democracy and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... illustrated in the vast new secrecy of the federal government, the USA Patriot Act, the marginalization of the public and the press from the workings of government, the hostility of the Bush administration to political dissent, the undermining of multiple constitutional protections and rights, and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... differentiation of peace and truce, which again concerns the opposition of publicity and secrecy: peace, properly made, must obviate “secret reservation of material for future war,” and must be prioritized over the existing record: Causes for a future war, extant even if as yet unrecognised by the contracting...