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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the absence of human subjects allows the filmmaker to articulate a broader discourse on space, so that the films can be described as “spatial fictions.” Keiller, by aligning his work with various strands of utopian thinking on space—from the surrealists to Henri Lefebvre and the situationists—forces...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
... question of the senses is central to what is at stake in the supposed destruction of the sphere of the human (temporal and spatial) and so underlies both the technology of sensate manipulation as well as responses to it. The aim is to establish connections between the structures of fictional narrative and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
...John Beck; Mark Dorrian Space colonization and subterranean dwelling have been staples of speculative fiction since at least the nineteenth century, but the invention of nuclear weapons and the prospect of global environmental collapse have, certainly since the Cold War, made proposals offering...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
...: “Anthropological Spaces”); 3. Jean Baudrillard (“Media Places”); 4. Marc Augé (“Non-Places”); 5. Paul Virilio (“Speed Space”); 6. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (“Space and Becoming”); 7. Bruno Latour (“Common Spaces”); and 8. Étienne Balibar (“Spatial Fictions” or “Fictional Spaces”: fortuitously, the contents...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 48–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... interested in understanding both how we reconstruct the past in the present, and how we construct the present for the future, through shifting private and public narratives. Sometimes this research leads me to construct a fiction or reconstruct a speculative history around documents or fragments, physical...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
... understood as the temporal coincidence of two or more spatially separated events—has a long history, probably as long as human consciousness. Philosophers, physicists, and art historians have all shown keen interest in it, but it was not until the twentieth century, until Albert Einstein’s positing of its...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... confrontation in spatial proximity; a process that provokes, in spite of the asymmetrical relations of power and desire, a two-way exchange between Muslims and “indigenous” Europeans. A process of cultural intermingling takes place; however, instead of leading to peaceful co-existence this has given rise to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2019
... differently configured across time and space? From a range of disciplinary perspectives, the collection of articles utilizes the super-rich as a lens to examine political, economic, and cultural shifts with regard to the aesthetic, spatial, and financial dimensions of wealth and power. Questioning the super...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 November 2007
... conquering of the world. It is the action-man that strives for total inclusion of the globe within a single imperialist/capitalist world system. Sloterdijk nonetheless argues that total inclusion is a fiction (p. 26). The Crystal Palace of global capitalism – to which we turn below – is at once an outside to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2006
... “reality” and fictional representations of urban terror; and the rise of specialist military research on cities. Graham makes a convincing case for research combining perspectives from urban studies (which has largely overlooked the long history of cities as sites of war) and international relations (which...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... heads and not of faces. There is a big difference between the two. For the face is a structured spatial organization which covers the head, while the head is an adjunct of the body, even though it is its top. It is not that it lacks a spirit, but it is a spirit which is body, corporeal and vital breath...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... deaths. The artists thereby engage in a form of “corpse politics” ( Verdery 1999 : 108) that counters the spatial logic underwriting Europe’s necropolitical borderscape in order to renegotiate the meaning of community through notions of kinship. Such an effort challenges the erasure of migrant deaths...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
...: realpolitik or ideology? Fantasy or everyday practice? Systems in opposition or systems in convergence, in the form of a state capitalism which increasingly dominates the world (not least in China, largely ignored in classic Cold War fiction)? The uncertainties embodied in these questions are reflected in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 July 2019
... maps the geopolitical paradoxes of the present by overlaying the spatial limits of Europe according to the different national and international bodies that define it: the nation-states, the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Schengen Area, and the transportation corridors...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., and in a networked world further distinguishing and dividing populations by their temporal and spatial proximity to the economic power and political economy that is increasingly centralized, not at the site of production, but on the terrains of exchange. Critical to an understanding of contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... precisely, beyond the finite set a given symbol is part of). Rather, the determining feature is substitutability within the set. It is internal switchability enabled by empty spaces. Yes, this is an essay about time, but one must never forget that it is spatialization that enables media, including the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... reality and fiction of urban utopias, was to explore the relationship between neoliberal urban modernization strategies and the lived experiences of marginal people, who often become the waste product of such efforts to regenerate urban space. Building upon Kevin Robins's (2011) work on the relationship...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... undifferentiated wilderness, a chaotic no man's land waiting to be “ordered” by the conquistadors. This space was distinguished spatially from the old world through concepts such as “amity lines” beyond which the law of the strong applied ( Schmitt 2003: 94 ). The “new world” was Hobbes's “state of nature,” an...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... alternative to musical discourse may accommodate a wider variety of music than what current systems of analysis possibly allow. If Lyotard draws a radical rereading of musical temporality, D/G offer an equally radical reading of music's spatial dynamics. D/G address music as a becoming-minority that resists...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... primary condition of success in battle is the ability not simply to dominate spatial territory, but also to command the dimension of temporality itself – to be capable of deploying troops and weapons in less time, that is, faster , than the enemy. In the quotation excerpted above, however, the most...