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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
...-saturated state of our current culture. But his crisis is not brought about simply by the quantity of images we encounter. It exposes a breakdown in our belief in the ability of photographic documentation to bear witness. The project was the outcome of Jaar’s 1994 trip to record the survivors of genocide in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2018
... human geography at the University of Glasgow, combines his research interests about the use of drones in US national security measures and technology’s ability to transform worlds, to produce an extremely detailed account of how the drone enabled the United States to become the surveillance state...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This essay is a companion piece to Friedrich Kittler's lecture “Of States and Their Terrorists.” It provides additional background, especially for Kittler's discussion of the German Red Army Faction (RAF ), and discusses the various sources (from Friedrich Nietzsche to Carl...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Elin O’Hara Slavick Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has Bombed is a series of protest drawings of US military interventions. Utilizing surveillance imagery, military websites such as the US Department of Defense battle plans, aerial photography, mass media, and maps, each drawing...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... culture but also the state-led dismantling of civil liberties, the resurgence of jingoistic patriotism, and demands for adhesion to a militarized corporate globalization. In what follows I engage the threats these conservatisms pose to such a democratic project and ethos. In the first section I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., system-specific enemies. In each case the technological environment provides the basis for the struggle between “states” and their “terrorists,” and the success of either party will depend on the degree to which they are able to adapt to and/or mobilize that environment. In addition, Kittler offers a...
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 1: World Map, Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has Bombed , 2002–ongoing (Detail), with pins marking each bombed site for which there is a corresponding drawing. Photo credit: Karen Malinofski and Christopher Ciccone, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Plate 1:. World More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Chua Beng Huat The 2003 epidemic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) tested the ability of several states in East Asia to keep it under control; this essay chronicles the steps taken by the Singapore government. Once the epidemic broke through confinement in hospitals into the community at...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
... ideology also functions through the production of imaginary rather than symbolic identities. These identities serve not as means of internalized discipline but of external control. Thus I argue that a key difference between Keynesianism (the economic theory and practice of the welfare state) and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Jonathan Bach This essay concerns paranoia's apocalyptic implications when harnessed by the state. It argues that current characterizations of paranoia as either resistance to globalization or a lay critique of Enlightenment ideals do not obviate paranoia's destructive dynamics in the service of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 150–155.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Alphonso Lingis What is called physical torture comprises methods of producing severe pain. What is called psychological torture comprises methods to produce exhaustion, fear, anxiety, hopelessness, desperation, psychic disorganization, loss of control of mental states and acts, and extreme...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 296–312.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Robert E. D'Souza The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the most recent global art biennale, was launched in Kochi in the state of Kerala, India, in 2012. This essay considers the “biennale effect,” locating it within India's recent history of radical political modernization and in the context of the state's...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... reconfigured through the blurring of on- and offshore sites and migrations. Amid security “crises,” states use geography creatively to undermine access to legal representation, human rights, and avenues to asylum. Enforcement operations reach offshore, moving the border to the locations of asylum seekers and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Kim Hong Nguyen This article argues that representations in popular culture of the Holocaust of World War II are being used to reframe issues of racism in the United States. It critically examines three major discourse formations: contemporary Western thought on fascism, critical scholarship on the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 263–279.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Pollyanna Ruiz This article examines the practical and theoretical implications raised by protesters' use of masks to conceal themselves from the eyes of the state. It argues that the refusal to be seen and categorized by the state is empowering in that it exposes, and then unsettles, the power...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Harald Wydra Modern politics dogmatically separates politics from religion, the state from promises of salvation. This article makes a case for the fundamentally political nature of transcendence. It argues that the changing relationships between authority and salvation depend on culturally crafted...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Henry A. Giroux This article argues that while the United States has been drifting toward the ideological right since the 1980s, the election of George W. Bush marks a qualitative turn toward authoritarianism. This authoritarian turn is traced through the rise of four antidemocratic tendencies in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... diagnoses the twentieth century appears as a time of confusions, this is because it is an “Age of Extremes” (Eric Hobsbawm): an age of revolts against complexities by the critical reference of all actual or objective states of affairs to a basic cause or fundamental factor. The subject of this extremist...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... way in which international human rights are made and enforced primarily by national states must be taken seriously if they are to be considered as such. “Ethical cosmopolitanism” (Benhabib 2002) must be forged among the citizens of national territories for global social democracy to be a real...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the logical clarity of such philosophical polarizations maintains a tendency toward collapse. Introducing its key concerns through Badiou, the article provides a schematic outline of the history of philosophy’s gendered relation to the state legal archive through Plato, Kant, and Hegel and ends by...