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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 Hofstadter wrote...
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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 the use...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 150–155.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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, the extraction of information. It is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 155–160.
Published: 01 July 2008
... 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 of keeping aircraft flying is not particularly mysterious...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 48–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 are...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., 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 (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 July 2012
... important, they hoped to evade the “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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 151–162.
Published: 01 July 2014
... facilities. For those who valorize the actual, the genuine, and the original, Bletchley Park is a very partial and unsatisfactory 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... Stiglitz (2002) 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 269–286.
Published: 01 November 2010
... 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 Robb Moss's...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... 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 bodyguards. 4. When huge fires raged around...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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 and screen in producing...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 will never become a dancer. I soon realized...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., 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 general...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Baudrillard's writings a decade later, for example on part objects in Seduction , we find a theoretical shift further towards the anthropology of Mauss and away from Freud (see remarks in Gane 1993: 58 ). He repeats the idea taken in For A Critique : “seduction lies in the aura of secrecy produced by...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... manufacture; rather, it means to render visible, to cause to appear and be made to appear: pro-ducere … To produce is to force what belongs to another order (that of secrecy and seduction) to materialize. Seduction is that which is everywhere and always opposed to production; seduction withdraws something...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Thus many offices and squads received their evil commands in this direct manner. The instruments of technology made it possible to maintain a close watch over all citizens and to keep criminal operations shrouded in a high degree of secrecy. To the outsider this state apparatus may look like the...