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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of contradictory binaries: body versus soul and body versus mind. The article shows that the hunger strike not only is a political strategy for liberation; it also moves into a spiritualization of the struggle. It uses and problematizes Foucault's “technologies of the self” to theorize the specific formation...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... By the same token, it becomes possible to distinguish religion and faith. Not all faith is religion and not all religion is faithful. The article draws on Foucault, discussing the possibility of a “political spirituality” outside the religious domain, as a profane, modern political gesture that cannot...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... engagements of the spiritual and the temporal. In a first part, I examine four key configurations of the political in the history of the West, which can be grasped as extraordinary form of “absolute” politics. From the adoption of Christianity by Constantine, the Gregorian reform, Luther's Reformation...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of the few Surrealist artists who directly manipulated political, social, and spiritual themes in his works. In his youth Matta traveled to Europe where he came into contact with famous architects Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto, the poet Federico García Lorca, and artists Salvador Dalí, André Breton...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and destruction of the biosphere than the West. Even if he could swallow his moral objections to Chinese authoritarianism, this Prometheanism means that turning toward a new politics of social control would never work for Žižek, simply because his communist utopia (based on the spiritual intimacy of noli me...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
... is associated with entertainment — including literature and arts, television shows and news programs, politics and the economy, research and scholarship — a deep sense of anxiety cannot but set in. China appears to be facing an impending “death by amusement,” subverting at once the solemnity of history...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... voices are like found poetry—raw, uncrafted, imperfect. Still, we do them the greatest justice when we choose carefully and get out of the way. — Kelley Benham, “Hearing Our Subjects’ Voices” Imagine if we were fully transparent. This value so promoted in political, academic, and ethical forums...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of Māori are highly politicized. Due to a complex range of social, political, economic, and historical factors, Māori have had limited access to modes of cultural production in Aotearoa (it would take eight years for another Māori-made film to emerge after the film version of Once Were Warriors...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Denisa Jashari Trumper’s Ephemeral Histories and Barr-Melej’s Psychedelic Chile are important historical contributions to rethinking the political in Allende’s Chilean road to socialism. By looking beyond party and union politics and across the Left and Right ideological divide, both Trumper...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Jonathan Harris This essay highlights post-1945 intertwined aesthetic and political radicalisms in the visual arts, drawing on key examples from the United States and Western Europe in the decades from the end of World War II to the present. It seeks to explore the complex relations between...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... tour of Cambodia and South Vietnam. Having already spent a year traveling in Tibet and India, the visit to Indo-China galvanized Ginsberg’s interest in Buddhism (he finally took Buddhist vows in 1972) and confirmed for him the need to take a more overtly political stance. So, on October 28, 1963 he...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Kieran Keohane Tribunals, public inquiries and similar institutions, increasingly common in the political culture of the United Kingdom, the European Union, and in America, can be seen as exemplifying the auto-correcting, self-reflexive capacity of political institutions in information-rich...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 2022
... is discursively constructed by the neoliberal project and the intersecting politics of race and gender in postapartheid South Africa. One of the narrative modes through which the “good life” is constructed is the celebrity (Driessens 2012 ; J. Evans and Hesmondhalgh 2005 ; Holmes and Redmond 2006...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... were ready to sacrifice themselves for something that seemed to him eschatological. But when “you have to deal with people . . . who say ‘Foucault aspires to a political spirituality’ . . . I don’t want to enter into polemics” and “one day, in an article, in a book. I’ll sum it all up” (2016: 45...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Bruce Bennett; Bülent Diken The article approaches The Hurt Locker , an enthusiastically received “critical” film, as a symptom of today's prevailing cultural and political codes. First we dwell on the homologies between the state of exception and the narrative logic of the film, including its...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
... The massive popularity of Canon-Mocking Literature has generated considerable public concern and debate over its social, political, and ideological functions. But few critics have thus far commented on its implications for the spread of cynicism and political apathy amongst Chinese youth. Drawing on political...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... In his unpublished lectures on governmentality, Michel Foucault emphasizes two fundamental differences between early political liberalism and contemporary neoliberalism (Lemke 2001) . First, neoliberalism inverts the early model of the state as a limiting, external principle supervising the market...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 130–150.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... Norton . Deleuze Gilles . 1995 . “ Postscript on Control Societies .” In Negotiations, 1972–1990 , translated by Joughin Martin , 177 – 82 . New York : Columbia University Press . Derrida Jacques , and Sprinker Michael . 1993 . “ Politics and Friendship: An Interview...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 307–325.
Published: 01 July 2012
... ). Based on the transnational surrogacy case described above, this essay asks how motherhood and citizenship are managed and performatively “made up” by the different actors involved. 2 The Norwegian case illustrates how transnational surrogacy ignites legal, ethical, and cross-border political battles...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2018
... establishment of the Futurist Political Party in 1918, and its ensuing union with Mussolini’s Fasci Italiani di Combattimento, that provides the background both to Marinetti’s fascism (he coauthored the original Italian fascist manifesto with Alceste De Ambris for the Partito Fascista Rivoluzionario in 1919...