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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...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... with a 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 The archetype of the ruler is thus also always an archetype of a survivor. Practically speaking, the ruler is always more vulnerable...
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...
Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... but to the 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...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 408–411.
Published: 01 November 2020
... 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 organization inevitably arranges people...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-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 into a modern data center...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 150–155.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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-called terrorists is infiltration of this secrecy...
Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
... 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 Territories for the Arctic...
Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 123–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... The first focused on state secrecy practices, memory, and history. Our current projects focus on the use of documents – images, texts, objects, bodies, and physical structures – to project and claim visions of the future in a time of war on terror. Much of our recent work is based on a year spent living...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 48–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of secrecy and overclassification. In The Seen Unseen , the result was a series of photographs that we took and then redacted with patterns we extracted from declassified documents about the places in the photographs, based on our feeling that the only accurate representations of these places, which...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 155–160.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of Empire still persists among the 1960s cladding. 1 Figure 2 Cinema screen, flight crew briefing room. Figure 2. Cinema screen, flight crew briefing room. In such a zone removed from most people’s experience, shrouded in secrecy, the visitor’s imagination takes over. The reality...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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 reproductive travel. According...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
... experience. A 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...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
... it. 12. In the sense intended by Ivan Illich in his Tools for Conviviality (1973). 13. Contrary to what one might imagine, public knowledge represents merely a fraction of existing knowledge. A large part of scientific knowledge falls within the sphere of – state or industrial – secrecy...
Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., delaying and selective releasing of information constructs the market as unequal, a fact enshrined in the secrecy with which national, corporate and global organizations like the IMF conduct their business. These inequalities arise in the mediations that distribution performs in distributing stasis...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of Mortality.” 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...
Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... 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 bodyguards. 4. When huge fires raged around Sydney in 2002, more than half were thought to have been started...
Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 69–79.
Published: 01 March 2021
... they are able to access. There is also, furthermore, the difficult reality of all that which 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...
Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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 frame...
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in silence. 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. AL: I came back from a summer trip...