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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... thing itself in favor of flat images. In conclusion, the article explains that this is the future of new media culture—the twenty-first-century dystopia of the negative abyss. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 negative abyss absolute surface squared/negative horizon media culture selfie...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... fundamentalism” (47) is set against a negative comparison with Saddam Hussein’s “mystical” (religious) fundamentalism. Technology by implication has become the new tyranny. Second, Virilio alludes to the extended reach of the “squared horizon” in his discussion of its divine properties. Far from a positive...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
...-writing Modernity” and “Argumentation and Presentation: The Foundation Crisis,” it enlists topology as a horizontal spatial structure that enables us to rethink space, time, and modernity outside the limits of the “squared horizon,” where the “squared horizon” is viewed as a spatial and textual metaphor...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
...-ranging as those of military technology, aesthetics, philosophy, science, and psychology. These discourses tell the same story from different angles. The horizon has either already disappeared into the absolute distance or a spectral remnant of it remains as the target for an action that would reduce it...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... writer who has lived through the turbulent early years of Deng’s new China and who remembers the events of Tiananmen Square in 1989, when the famous Tank Man faced off against the Chinese state. Although these events were presented in the West as being about the struggle of the Chinese people to oppose a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
... seemingly squarish a square as this one, as Chua reminds us, other games get played. For Singapore's government (and presumably others as well), he suggests “revealing” the nation is a crucial subtext to declarations of emergency. Natural disaster has become a comparatively safe place to perform this...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
...-light” that is increasingly replacing the “space-matter” ontology of the world as it has been traditionally conceptualized (14). In this situation what we traditionally mean by the world has become desubstantialized and “flattened”—enframed in the increasingly “squared horizon” of the vision machine...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Homo presapiens and Homo sapiens since we lived in hordes on the savannah. We’re programmed to lend the most extreme attention to the slightest movement picked out against a stable horizon. We might speak here of the origin of difference by the irruption of an unexpected presence or development...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... article were presented at two conferences: “Provocations, Improvisations: Encounters between Art and Qualitative Research” at the Third Summer Institute in Qualitative Research, Manchester Metropolitan University, July 22–26, 2013; and “The Squared Horizon: The Frames and Trajectories of Paul Virilio” at...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... fortifications from the history that has produced them but rather to identify something in bunkers that resists assimilation. For Sebald, the bunker itself generates its own dehistoricizing effect as a kind of negative monument that commemorates an absence and a forgotten context. In the face of its concrete...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the idea to critique the fetishism of the Communist Party, and the “cult of personality” in communist states ( Žižek 1996 ). 2 While much of this writing continued the negative reading of the fetish within a social ontology of reified capitalist cultural formations, Adorno in particular attempted...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... consequently beyond the horizon of the subject and psychoanalysis. Gane argues that from Baudrillard's (1981 [1972]) distinctive early theorization of the fetishism attaching to the commodity–sign, through to the analyses of fetishism that he offered in Symbolic Exchange and Death (1993a [1976]) and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... president of the United States. Television networks showed the spectacle of people celebrating from Times Square to Atlanta—and even throughout the world. There were special celebrations in countries like Kenya and Indonesia, where Obama had relatives or had lived, and his connections to these countries...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... natural and human (“labor power”) energies; it squares better with the facts in that it rejects the bad historicism of the doctrine that all states of human culture are linked together in a single evolutionary sequence by reason of (allegedly creative or dynamic) conflicts. Moreover, in spite of its high...