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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 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 can go hand...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... and the fostering of life, cannot survive an attack by radicals who utilize death as a weapon and turn Western globalization against itself. Secondly, the idea that the September 11 attacks are, conversely, a desperate attempt to escape structural crisis, signaling the prelude of Islamic neofundamentalist violence...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... – and the latent connection between modernist concerns regarding shape, form, and materials and military construction. Recent interest in bunkers is linked, it is argued, to the ongoing reappraisal of postwar modernist art and architecture and its relationship not only to the violence of World War Two...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... with or at least decode. Mosse engages the critical points at which given sign systems break down, become porous or malleable, and where glitches and short circuits upset our blasé habits and routines of consumption. His installations pose questions about how we read meaning in the texts and images that structure...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2020
... rehabilitation. Parreñas considers the individual and structural violence experienced by female orangutans in captive breeding programs and critiques the compulsion to uphold reproduction as the gold-standard response to species loss. Chapter 4, “Finding a Living,” highlights the emergence of new environmental...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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 showing...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and injustices of life in another shopping expedition. This was the barbarism of postmodern capitalism's structural violence adopted, turned inward, and enacted by its most marginalized subjects; it was the direct raw expression of the uncivilized and antisocial sentiments that have been systematically...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 July 2023
... to the ever-present structural violence of nationalism and the variations of wars on terror, many of the ideological and technological constructs of the Cold War have been quietly integrated into the present. With its overlooked interfaces regarding the everydayness of war, accounts of artistic activities...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... The Right claimed that the mosque stood – via an original act of historical violence – on the birthplace of Ram, the epic Hindu hero purported to have led a historical existence. Hindu zealots razed the structure with pickaxes in front of assembled media and police, in contravention of a court order. Its...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... but something immanent in everyday relationships structured around the play of domination and submission. Pertinent here is the underdogs’ capacity and desire to participate in humiliating and sadistic power games that reproduce a social reality of violence. This is in keeping with what Henry A. Giroux...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 241–260.
Published: 01 July 2023
... and Colombian citizenship, and reclaiming the physical space in the wealthiest area of Medellín from the tourists eager to commemorate Escobar. Without reflecting on any structural issues, instead pulling attention away from them, this political ceremony aimed to focus on popular culture's “glorification...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 July 2023
... is clearly shaped by power structures beyond his control, rendering him vulnerable to capitalism's modes of violence. However, while suffering himself, he is also implicated in the “letting die” (Povinelli 2011 : 29) of migrant workers throughout the narrative by consistently favoring his own livelihood...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and intellectual developments in the West. It emphasizes how these intellectual traditions are rooted in social and political movements spurred by the relentless violence against the more-than-human and the inadequacy of existing conceptualizations or institutions of justice. The introduction explains the issue's...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... heresy, and absolutist in its power structure. The “official” and “legitimate” exercise of violence in modern nation-states draws on ritualized practices that appeal to a higher, transcendent, form of Being. The revolt against oppression in the French Revolution initially included the fight against...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... lay the grounds for racialized distinctions between insider and outsider as the epitome of sovereign violence. This is reflected in the fact that colonial violence is per se racialized violence as well as in the racialization of Jews under Nazi Germany, the resulting violence of which was itself...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., as a counterpoint to the city targets discussed in this issue; second, to describe how this conceptualization structured military and political action in Asia (and especially Viet Nam); and, finally, to suggest ways in which this conception persists in the “lessons” of the American counterinsurgency and nation...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 202–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
...). His argument does not end there, for he also critiques “scientific” indices—used by writers like Sherwood and Wallace-Wells—that are used to demonstrate uninhabitability: “But to what extent do these indices of deprivation and violence simply normalize as uninhabitable places where many people attempt...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2022) 18 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy . Brooklyn : Verso . Serafini Paula , and Maguire Jennifer Smith . 2019 . “ Questioning the Super-Rich: Representations, Structures, Experiences .” Cultural Politics 15 , no. 1 : 1 – 14 . https://doi.org/10.1215/17432197-7289444 . Solomon...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 July 2023
... the illegitimacy of the Rajapaksa government that was appointed by Sirisena. References Ahmed Sara . 2004 . “ Affective Economies .” Social Text , no. 79 : 117 – 39 . Aliff S. Mohamed . 2015 . “ Post-war Conflict in Sri Lanka: Violence against Sri Lankan Muslims and Buddhist Hegemony...