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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
...McKenzie Wark If game theory was objective, rational, abstract; gamer theory is subjective, intuitive, particular. If game theory starts with the self-contained agent, like a prisoner in a cell, looking out at the world; gamer theory wonders how the agency of the gamer comes into being as something...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... theorists it is a characteristic of the most overwhelming experiences that they are not experienced directly, but rather outstrip the capacity of the subject to apprehend and assimilate them as they occur. As Paul Virilio's analysis of twentieth-century warfare makes clear, such events were produced...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... during the 2004 and 2006 Canadian elections in order to expose the limits of the media's criticism of polling and to contend that published preelection polls contribute to the formation of suspicious subjects. I go on to argue that political campaign communication is open to information accidents so...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ephemeral, more evanescent, than any that preceded it. In this essay, we subject this assumption to some critical scrutiny, utilizing a range of empirical detail. In the face of this assay we find the assumption to be considerably wanting. We suggest that what we are actually witnessing is mere acceleration...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 March 2008
...) and neoliberalism is the production of subject positions available for redeployment. The disciplined worker and consumer-citizen of the social welfare state are reformatted under neoliberal ideology as the shopaholic and incorrigible criminal. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Neoliberalism capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Stefan Skrimshire The subject of utopianism in contemporary political life has experienced a revival of interest in the last few years. One of the most polemical contributions is John Gray’s Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia . One of the greatest benefits of this book...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 111–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the proliferation of this new breed of expert arises out of a particular set of historic conditions, namely the rise of and recent challenges to neo-liberalism. Specifically, it explores the role of the celebrity expert as cultural intermediary at a time when objective and subjective class positions do...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Alex Houen This article explores ways in which the poems Allen Ginsberg wrote against the Vietnam War entailed resisting what he viewed to be effects of “coldwar subjectivity” – in particular, the automation of thinking and feeling. Many of these poems are what Ginsberg called “auto poems”: lyrical...