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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Bob Hanke Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War, RETORT , by Boal Iain Clark T.J. Matthews Joseph Watts Michael London : Verso , 2005 , $24 CAN/£10/$16 US, PB 1-84467-031-7 © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Through a dual focus on the means of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 (1 July 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, or...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... – have become in substance 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... law is on the verge of losing its power. It opens with a regal spectacle. As the camera focuses on a seventeenth-century baroque play, The Birth of Venus , we realize that the king, Louis XIII, is himself acting in it. This scene, a play within the play, immediately introduces us to an elementary...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 115–126.
Published: 01 March 2006
... emergence of a new modality of spectacle. It is characterized by a shift toward real-time engagements and continuous, heightened states of alertness and preparedness, in such a way as to generate a state of extreme readiness for both conflict and libidinous consumption. It blends combat and commodity, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... negativity of the secret and hiddenness” (25). A spectacle with neither narration nor choreography, the world today is one of exhibition, not representation. Here the inside and the outside, the public and the private, collapse into one another. But a polis without an oikos is no longer properly...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 July 2005
... at the formal level of filmmaking? Blockbuster movies like Black Hawk Down have helped to make spectacle the new lingua franca of global cinema by manipulating cinematic esthetics in order to “shock and awe” audiences. Though spectacular images and action sequences do not transcend cultural and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 98–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 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 (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... my work has gone in another direction … The concept of “consumer society,” like that of the “society of the spectacle” which Guy Debord coined in 1967, has passed entirely into people's lives. They've been popularized to such a degree that they're really hackneyed now. You even find them in political...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of action become an extension of America (the troops actually 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 133–136.
Published: 01 March 2007
... from an analysis of this problem and seems more comfortable with a kind of English Heritage nostalgia, and being in contact with the authenticity of the objects, than with the full spectacle of a copy that is better than the original. ...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 190–201.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Watts Michael . 2005 . Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War . London : Verso . Levinas Emmanuel . 1969 . Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority . Translated by Lingis Alphonso . Pittsburgh : Duquesne University Press . ...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... administer the present, archive the past, and organize the future. This is, then, a work of media theory, but one that emphatically rejects the Anglo-American field’s tendency to privilege narrative and spectacle at the expense of the operational. The book makes a valuable contribution to an emergent...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
... his thesis, but the paradoxical metaphor adapted from Poe is the memorable highlight of chapter 1, and the “open secret” and “hidden spectacle” are replayed in form and spirit throughout Dirty Wars . Beck uses the critical lens established in “The Purloined Landscape” to explore a variety of literary...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 384–390.
Published: 01 November 2015
... spectacles “of great aesthetic beauty.” As if an entire city had been submerged in Babbage’s magical fire ballet, the two friends admire the shades of “pink” and “pale green” created by the jousts between dirigibles and flak lights: The town from being a black shapeless mass seemed suddenly to rise out...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... results are consciously theatrical and otherworldly, the bunker's attempt to achieve camouflaged, naturalized invisibility refused by the strange illumination of nocturnal space. Schroeter's and Kögelsberger's work insists that the bunkers participate in their own spectacle rather than be allowed to...