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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., in Dean Acheson's phrase, “an unknown world” (1969: 4–5). US officials were disturbed most by their powerlessness in Asia to steer or even anticipate social processes that had troubling implications for security. James F. Byrnes, the first postwar secretary of state, saw “Asia as a great smoldering...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the concept of the financial security. Here, Ascher reads the portfolio theory of orthodox financial economics through Capital to create new, if still familiar, theoretical terms. Ascher’s thesis is that, as the imperative of calibrating one’s financial portfolio has come to dominate financial markets...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 427–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Press 2023 Insecurity , edited by Richard Grusin, is an interdisciplinary and innovative collection that focuses on the complex relationship between security and insecurity in our time. It brings together insights from a plurality of theoretical and methodological perspectives, while offering both...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 202–216.
Published: 01 July 2016
... situating the FBI’s “domestic security” program as product and productive of overlapping racial and sexual politics and investigating the FBI’s anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Ellington’s early-career promoter Irving Mills (a.k.a. Isadore Minsky) was a Jewish communist intent on capitalizing...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and disciplinary power; the second on biopower, security, and liberalism; and the third on the government of the self and others. Foucault in 1976–79 altered his earlier frame by introducing the concept of governmentality and security dispositif and identified a missing, fourth type of power-governmentality called...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in this world is gradually marked as an electronic signature, so that when any living being in this world at any moment turns imminently dangerous to the global peace and security, it will be located and destroyed swiftly. That is the irresistible twenty-first-century world-picture in which all lives are being...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
... security which, while historically specific to the moment of production – the late 1960s and early 1970s – are also provocatively contemporary in their identification of the limits of resistance. Vanishing Point is read as a film that refuses the escapism of the road movie genre and instead pursues...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Andrew Gibson Graham Greene’s The Quiet American is an “epochal novel.” It announces the inception of a new epoch at a decisive historical moment: on March 15, 1954, US National Security Council Directive 5412 came into force. NSC 5412 more or less coincided with the onset of the Cold War and made...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Hables Gray; Ángel J. Gordo There are important differences in how information technology is used in military and social-movement cultures. Militaries use social media in the Human Terrain model and security-police mode for quantifying and controlling social space, in order to meet low...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the military and security service officials in the ruling elite, the author argues, to a degree share the moral culture of criminal groups but are strangers to the law-based moral culture of the liberal urban middle class—and vice versa. References Avedissian Karena . 2016 . “ Clerics...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., hypermodern capitalism is eroding its own conditions of possibility, intensifying historical injuries and societal fractures, and destabilizing modern assumptions regarding space, time, and security. The supposed end of history that characterized the neoliberal era has morphed into a reckoning with the end...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a philosophically informed genealogy of the “nomadic” state enemy, arguing that a basic dynamic of the escalating showdown is the increasingly invasive securing of natural resources. But together with his wife, Herold remains confined to a former barrack of the Federal Border Guard, under orders neither to write...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Max Haiven Walmart is not only the world's single largest retailer and private employer, it is also a crystallization and an agent of a broader paradigm shift toward “securitization”: the convergence of financial and security-oriented logics of risk management. This paper examines the way Walmart...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... Their choice to use ARTs to produce a child is voluntary, but their travel abroad is not. Furthermore, the term exile takes on additional meanings in the South Asian context. South Asian laborers, both poor and middle-class, may feel forced to leave home in order to secure a living wage, send home remittances...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... representation of contemporary Chinese utopianism organized and disseminated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the name of national security. Finally, and in order to extend this discussion of Chan’s representation of actual Chinese dystopianism, in the final section of the article I take up the metaphor...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and completed in 1991. It was famous at the time it was built for its transparent ethos and its clear, easy access from landside to airside. Stansted’s architecture has subsequently been transformed by the logic of queuing tape, not just at check-in and security, but throughout the building. Foster’s Stansted...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... reconfigured through the blurring of on- and offshore sites and migrations. Amid security “crises,” states use geography creatively to undermine access to legal representation, human rights, and avenues to asylum. Enforcement operations reach offshore, moving the border to the locations of asylum seekers...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Margaret Hillenbrand Over the last couple of decades, workers in China’s vast and poorly regulated construction industry have increasingly turned to suicidal performance as a radical means of securing wage arrears. These so-called suicide shows have drawn attention as expressions of escalating...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to subsume a human security crisis into the narrative of an eternal Cold War. The third is transmedial , to acquire new political and cultural perspectives on the pandemic through the zombie cinematic genre, including our documentary film, Project Z : The Final Global Event . A zombie inquiry can help us...
Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 8: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico (Detail). On April 19, 1999 an errant 500 lb US bomb kills David Sares Rodriguez, a 35-year-old security guard, and seriously injures four others. Over 267 depleted uranium-tipped bombs have been fired on this island. The US has been dropping bombs More