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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... 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 as a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 (1 November 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 to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 November 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 but to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 is...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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 (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... “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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 139–161.
Published: 01 July 2019
... crimes 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Erich Hörl; Nils F. Schott This contribution outlines several modes of becoming-environmental that characterize the development thanks to which environmentality [ Umweltlichkeit ] has become our condition today: the becoming-environmental of media, of power, of subjectivity, of world, of capital...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 263–278.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 November 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 (1 March 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 on an...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 March 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 that...