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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
... 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 Given Canetti's experience as a European Jewish intellectual whose formative experiences were the two World Wars of the twentieth century...
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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
... 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
...” ( 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.” Yet never in my study did any couple use the term holiday to describe their actual experiences of ART-seeking. Patients...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... 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 the no-man’s-land between heritage and developer, have their own particular charm. The unrestored, exhausted...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
... 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 Robb Moss's incredible documentary Secrecy ( www.secrecyflm.com ). 12...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., requires secrecy for success. The more people involved in a crime, the more important the distribution of information becomes. High-risk crimes like confidence tricks require a carefully managed distribution of partial information and disinformation, a careful balancing of fiction and fact, to secure...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of secrecy or deception would be ruined in formal and intimate environments. We would find it difficult to hold hands or engage in passionate kisses while at the same time casting an eye on our kidneys preparing to excrete bile or feeling each other’s intestines at work. Were we truly transparent, speculates...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... (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, criminally, by very young pyromaniacs. 5. See Jean...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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 and screen in producing and diffusing the spectacles of war and criminality are well documented, I now...
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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...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., and where of course moments of realization are short-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...