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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... we think about inequality. Luxury also forces us to think beyond luxury brands, goods, and commodified experiences, pushing us toward more fundamental questions about what constitutes a good life, morality, and social order. The ethnographic case presented here, which reveals how structural violence...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... surface and depth clash and contrast in the underworld. It then turns to Friedrich Nietzsche’s use of the idea of the abyss. This work on Plato and Nietzsche brings together the ideas of the screen and the abyss. The article next takes up Edmund Husserl’s notion of the horizon, which structures the human...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... film, on the modern incapacity for tragedy. Violence, say these images, is everywhere. Violence is always characterized by a certain suddenness; violence “breaks out” (even, or precisely, when one imputes latent duration to it, for example, as “structural violence”). No better arena could be found for...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... represents the other element. More significantly, the attacks, as an ultimate act of desperation, signal the structural crisis of Islamic neofundamentalism. In this context, Al-Azm compares contemporary Islamic violence with the extreme left radicalism of the 1970s. The terrorist attacks by European groups...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... structure our experience and our understanding of cultural representation. Thus Mosse’s work highlights the limitations of photojournalism and photography by mixing the contingent and abstract, the symbolic and political, evoking the precariousness of life as experienced in the continuing cycles of war...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
...). Riddled with “open ulcers” and “encrusted with guano-like droppings,” the fort is nothing but a “monolithic, monstrous incarnation of ugliness and blind violence” (26). Austerlitz is not the first time Sebald has had occasion to describe military structures in these terms. In The Rings of Saturn...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 263–279.
Published: 01 November 2013
... dynamics that have traditionally structured public space. It analyzes the different ways in which masks create transformative in-between spaces that signify the presence of a deliberately unspecified absence and therefore facilitate the possibility of thinking differently. It concludes that this strategic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
... acknowledges Immanuel Kant, Edmund Husserl, Theodor Adorno, and Martin Heidegger, Bernard Stiegler’s attempt to mobilize the structure of the trace in the philosophy of Jacques Derrida results in a profound challenge to a technics that can be regarded as a powerful complement to biological evolutionary...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... bombsite–demolition site as an accidental or purposeful playground for children added to the vacillating meanings of these ruined landscapes, as they signaled both the destructive power of modern industrial violence and the resilient and resourceful power of children and play to reconstitute and repair...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Virilio as key to debates around the violence of the screen. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 Paul Virilio pixel mug shot aesthetics of fear incarceration total war In Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation , Gilles Deleuze (2005 : 15) describes Bacon’s portraits, including the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 135–154.
Published: 01 July 2016
...AbdouMaliq Simone The extent to which certain kinds of people are inundated with toxins, pollutants, bacteria, viruses, violence, and disaster is well documented. The various ways in which the extension of urbanization as a planetary phenomenon has refigured geographies of sustenance is also well...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
...George E. Marcus Many of the regions of the globe where anthropologists have traditionally worked are now places overtaken by extreme forms of social and political disorder – epidemics, ethnic violence, the dissolution of state apparatuses – necessitating the intervention of supranational forms of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... razed the structure with pickaxes in front of assembled media and police, in contravention of a court order. Its fall dramatized, in a matter of hours, the collapse of the foundational principle of secular non-violence. The besieged mosque had served as the theatre of an unprecedented display of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., military institutions are based on a hierarchical structure that precludes social media from becoming part of their organizational and decision-making culture. For them, social media constitute part of civil society, a commons both virtual and physical. The synergy between computer networks and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 348–369.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Max Haiven This article is a contribution to critiques of the mainstream trends in financial literacy education and argues that they typically produce a profound financial illiteracy by obfuscating the systemic and structural dimensions of debt, financial hardship, and the patterns of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... entirely incomprehensible, illegitimate, or self-defeating but manifest a certain truth—albeit a partial one—regarding the structural guilt, complicity, and inconsequentiality of art and culture in a racially divided society such as South Africa. © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 radical cultural...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
... of identity, ownership, interest, and mastery; double-voiced stories of mutual recognition, sub-versions, and alternative realities; and triangulated stories of polyvocal, interactive, risk-taking experimentalism; (3) processual narratives of structural transformation: political economies (agrarian...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... descent and ascent considered in this article, suggests a structural relationship between utopia and catastrophe produced out of the new conditions of global threat inaugurated by atomic weapons. While the prospect of impending global catastrophe would appear to lead to a dystopian or even fatalistic...
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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 July 2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
... figural is the matrix of Lyotard's broader notion of philosophy but also the sign of Gilles Deleuze's conception of painting and Paul Valéry's essays on drawing. In this sense, the figural is a generic concept applicable to all reflection on the sensible that temporarily abandons the structuring power of...