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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
... expressions of agency and empowerment (Mendes, Ringrose, and Keller 2019 ; Ringrose and Renold 2014 ). Even academia has been recognized as full of potential for generating joyful subjects through affirmative politics (Moss et al. 2018 ). Individualism is at the heart of the cultural sphere (Rose 1990...
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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 (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 The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject , by Goh Irving , New York : Fordham University Press , 2015 , $28 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-8232-6269-4 © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 In one of his most important early works, Ego Sum , published...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
... that adheres within hypermodern societies like the United States and beyond can indeed be mapped onto the collapse of a modern Western subject of history, itself a layering of arbitrary significations that have always been dependent on the dehumanization of colonized people (Lowe 2015 ; Wynter 2003...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2019) 15 (2): 139–161.
Published: 01 July 2019
... committed inside the prison functions to diminish the legal and political standing of both criminal and victim. In handling crime as an extrajudicial matter, adjudicated exclusively by disciplinary boards, the prisoner-criminal and prisoner-victim are positioned as quasi-legal subjects, bearing neither...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 289–302.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of boredom”—the former represented here by Debord’s situationism, and the latter by Negri’s autonomism. Situationism is rooted in Hegelian Marxism and the concept of alienation, and sees boredom as a mode of subjective disaffection stemming from the capitalistic repression of “authentic” human qualities...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 358–371.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the neoliberal subject. Now resembling the pattern hunters of speculative finance, the active spectator of political modernist cinema is today compromised by the new conditions of volatility, instability, hyperindividualism, and privatization that demand the same cognitive labor. In exploring how neoliberal...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... saw the film as wholly anti-Semitic and suggested that it identifies the Jew—all Jews—with money. While the author acknowledges the complexity of the subject, he revisits the debate and the film to unpack its ethical/aesthetic intricacy and propose a pathway that can potentially enable us to think...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 346–366.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to be absented from antiobesity public health rhetoric. By exploring a range of ethnographic examples in high-income countries, they illuminate how such interventions often fail to account for the complex interplays between subjective corporeal experience and political economic relations and contend...