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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of the earth in real time. Because these systems provide extensions of human senses and are also autonomous, they simultaneously extend and delimit the power and imaginary of the human subject as actor and political agent. By thinking through these multiple large-scale interrelated remote-sensing systems...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Niels van Doorn In this essay, I introduce the figure of the “neoliberal subject of value” to explore the affective ambiguities of what Tiziana Terranova has termed “free labor,” or the voluntary, unwaged, and exploited activities that generate the digital data, content, and connections central...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Ian James References Badiou Alain . 2009 . Logics of Worlds: Being and Event 2 . Translated by Toscano Alberto . London : Continuum . Cadava Eduardo Connor Peter Nancy Jean-Luc . 1991 . Who Comes after the Subject? London : Routledge . Lacoue...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to Agamben’s notion of profanation as it was elaborated in his book Profanations . The article does so by discussing the ways Zionist subjectivities and divides are interconnected and expressed in Israeli society. To be practiced as a process of becoming, profanation, I argue, needs to be understood...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Ashjan Ajour Abstract This article explores the body as a site of subjectivity production during a hunger strike in Occupied Palestine. It further explores the former political prisoners’ theory of subjectivity as it emerges through their praxis and philosophy of freedom. Although the body...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of joy is upswelling in popular culture, and consequently the time is right for a deeper critical analysis thereof. This special issue offers this, with a focus on the links between “joy” and gendered subjectivity. In a critically acclaimed and sold-out solo exhibition at the Stevenson Gallery...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 March 2022
... musicians whose art was historically a form of lament. She contrasts this with the versions of rap and hip-hop that, she says, use “cool” to distance men from their feelings. Whether empowering or a form of further disenfranchisement, the strategies of cool are the subject of this article. It asks how...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Bernhard J. Dotzler Each “new technology” inflicts “new violence” on its subjects. Following Marshall McLuhan's argument, this article outlines a theoretical frame for thinking about the relationship between violence and the media. Focusing on Stanley Milgram's experiment mentioned by McLuhan...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... symbolism necessary to turn objectless dissatisfaction into articulate political demands. Rather, the consumer-oriented subjects who inhabit the socioeconomic margins of late capitalism were unable to make this political move and ultimately found themselves with nowhere to take their dissatisfaction...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of compulsory compassion in news media stories about the actual or threatened removal of roadside memorials, I argue that there is an economy of power circulating in the practice of roadside memorialization, where some subjects are deemed legitimately memorable and some are not, where some subjects...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 July 2020
... between art and the general intellect by reading Virno’s theory of language, speech, and communication. From here, it goes to his theory of exodus, which is then read back through his linguistic theory to draw out the key role that subjective defection plays in the project. Although Virno doesn’t spend...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Irving Goh As the title suggests, this article takes its motivation from Blanchot's phrase of “a right to disappear.” For Blanchot then, it was a question of a right of disappearing from biopolitics or the subjectivity of the human to a spatial regulation. That question cannot be more urgent for us...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as it is found in Friedrich Schiller. If an autonomous subject possesses something exaggeratedly, superfluously, or irrationally elaborate, and if that subject further experiences ownership as liberation from the forceful demands of goal-oriented rationality and utilitarian thinking, then that something...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 28–43.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Beatriz Polivanov; Fernanda Carrera Abstract The quest for the so-called perfect body has been an issue in Brazilian society for a long time, especially for women. A number of “digital influencers” perform a fitness lifestyle, producing subjectivities entangled with an idea of success and “well...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that the absence of human subjects allows the filmmaker to articulate a broader discourse on space, so that the films can be described as “spatial fictions.” Keiller, by aligning his work with various strands of utopian thinking on space—from the surrealists to Henri Lefebvre and the situationists—forces us...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 July 2016
... and celebrated. This raises the question of how the two models might be related to each other. Here we argue that the spread of neoliberal ideology, where the neoliberal subject is constituted as one who prides herself or himself on demonstrating entrepreneurial qualities, who thrives under competitive...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... define as the workshop-function, which distributes protocols through mass media for inaugurating spaces of scientific work outside of professional laboratories run by amateur scientific and technologic subjects. Make magazine highlights how DIY science and making intersects the politics of social...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Hanan Toukan This article studies the Picasso in Palestine exhibit in light of what it means to be a modern and resistant Palestinian colonial subject, living in a sovereign state-to-be in our contemporary global world. By drawing on theories of the imagination, resistance studies, art...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... poetics and politics of converting the writing subject into a medium of worlded multicultural otherness and/or the consolidation of selfhood and cultural-political belief in such settings. In Cold War contexts threatened with the allure and bad faith of orientalism and the romantic sublime, the stylistic...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the “musical act”: a supervening decomposition of subjectivity through a sonic fold in space-time-sound. Thus composers work through and against musical customs to render audible what was once inaudible (or, simply, to render musical what was once noise). With varying degrees of exception, Lyotard's musical...