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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Bob Hanke © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Through a dual focus on the means of material and symbolic production, this book challenges conventional wisdom about world politics and war since September 11, 2001. Through an analysis of capital and spectacle, imperialism, and the image world...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... used the media and media spectacle to successfully win the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections. I conclude with a discussion of how new and alternative media can help to promote genuine democratic debate and help disseminate the full range of information and ideas necessary to have a robustly...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Douglas Kellner In studies of the spectacle of terror in Norway and the UK riots in summer 2011, I highlight the roles of media spectacle and crises of masculinity in these eruptions of social violence, although I suggest multicausal explanation and do not wish to offer reductive analyses...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... selected artists, practices, and products, and nascent spectacular global capitalism (including some of spectacle’s “technical means of production,” such as perspectival representations). Drawing on elements of the well-known critique of spectacle developed by Guy Debord, the essay posits a tradition...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that draws upon Debord's theory of “the spectacle.” The comparative analysis is structured by way of the normative categories “liberty,” “equality,” and “the demos,” which both discourses embrace in different ways when speaking of digitally enabled democracy. The critical political economy reading identifies...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... at stake in kairos is to interweave “seizing” with “being seized,” strategic timing of the event with fidelity to the event. To screen the void, the spectacle must blind as well as illuminate. Perhaps, therefore, in spite of the logical proof that the relic is empty—that the possessions...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... is not stopping the car. Mae sees in his face “something like serenity” just before he commits suicide by speeding his car toward a concrete barrier (460–61). At the end of the book, which follows up this spectacle of suicide, Mae realizes that Kalden is really Ty. Ty explains to her that he has assumed...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 289–302.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., the “ontological materialism” of nineteenth-century Italian poet and essayist Giacomo Leopardi. For Debord and others, boredom was correlated with the mass spectacle and felt to be irredeemably repressive; it could be superseded only by a singular moment of radical disalienation resulting in the creation of a new...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... C. 1988 . “ Antiwar Film as Spectacle: Contradictions in the Combat Sequence. ” Genre , 21 ( 4 ): 479 – 86 . Stam R. Miller T. (eds). 2000 . Film and Theory: An Anthology . Oxford : Blackwell . Talbot A. 2002 . “ Black Hawk Down: naked propaganda masquerading...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of Spectacle The man who picks up the pieces and gets a new cycle going again is rather a cycle himself. —Robert M. Adams, James Joyce: Common Sense and Beyond It was clear from the beginning that what Cem and I wanted to do was produce a historical narrative of the past ten years. We chose...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... pornographic; they therefore cleave spontaneously to the pornographic dimension of war. There is in all this, and particularly in the last Iraqi episode, a justice immanent in the image: he who stakes his all on the spectacle will die by the spectacle. If you want power through the image, be prepared...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 246–248.
Published: 01 July 2021
... as a general public concerned with how art might be anything more than a way to launder stock market windfalls or to blow off some liberal elite indignation. The problem facing political art, Foster argues, is one of both form and content. The Right has appropriated techniques of shock and spectacle from...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 384–390.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., the Marquis Saint-Loup, a front-line officer on leave from the trenches (1992:83). But Saint-Loup disagrees, for “even in Paris,” things were at times “pretty extraordinary,” especially when Zeppelin raids turn into spectacles “of great aesthetic beauty.” As if an entire city had been submerged in Babbage’s...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
... experience significant weight gain). Unlike previous wars, there is no resistance to conscription (there is none) and no spectacle of dead soldiers returning to the homeland. This unexpected theme of family is also evident in the discussion of corporations via The Oprah Winfrey Show . Here the center...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... bunker is a spectacle of covert operations; showing the facility exposes our previous ignorance of its existence, and the belated invitation to view is predicated on its current uselessness. One of the implications here is that it is only safe for the public to know about things that are effectively...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 98–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... These events, government shutdowns, and polarization of political parties were all presented on the round-the-clock news media cycle as infotainment and spectacle. In the early 1990s, I entered graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in fine arts. As an incoming student, my subject matter reflected...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... appears as a vast accumulation of commodities and spectacles, of things wrapped in images and images sold as things. But how are these images and things organized, and what role do they call for anyone and everyone to adopt toward them? Images appeal as prizes, and call us to play the game in which...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... one of America’s most widely respected international philosophers. Though his public talks are well known for being intellectual spectacles, his books have been translated into several languages, and his work has reached disparate fields of inquiry. In the following I address how Irrevocable...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... undifferentiated and impossible to sort out, that they've ended up preventing any form of exchange. Yet the proposed solutions to this problem merely generate even more images and messages. We are, then, in the presence of a catastrophic process … Still, there's something entertaining in the spectacle...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to fame is deeply connected to this shift from Yugoslav communism to Serbian nationalism. Her big break happened in 1988 in Sarajevo, at the folk music festival Ilidža, which was one of the more prestigious state-sponsored spectacles that showcased young musical talent while promoting pan-Yugoslav...
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