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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... violence, will be assessed. It will be argued that, rather than the self-inflicted death of the global liberal order by means of irrational destructive terrorism, or the imminent collapse of Islamic fundamentalism, the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the subsequent war on terror exhibit...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... series of events leading up to and away from 9/11, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the War on Terror. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Voltaire, who coined the term “philosophy of history,” is often credited with being the first to work out a nonreligious approach to history. He...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of the war against terror, its depoliticizing effects. It is a depoliticized picture, in which the lack of antagonistic politics and subjectivities in today's democratic materialist constellation is countered with the inherent excess of the system, the protagonist's (self-)destructive passion for the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Erik Bordeleau Terror from the Air , Sloterdijk Peter translated by Amy Patton and Steve Corcoran , London : distributed by MIT Press for Semiotext(e) , 2009 , 111 pages, $14.95/£9.95, ISBn 978-1-58435-072-9 © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 Terror from the Air – originally...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Douglas Kellner In studies of the spectacle of terror in Norway and the UK riots in summer 2011, I highlight the roles of media spectacle and crises of masculinity in these eruptions of social violence, although I suggest multicausal explanation and do not wish to offer reductive analyses. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... today. This is so when one takes into account the technics of the global “War on Terror” as directed by the American political-economic-military complex. Through that, the world is seeing but the accelerated intensification and dissemination of military and civilian surveillance technologies. Everything...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... offers to individuals a means by which they can “escape” from their given realities by creating their own. However, the article also draws critical attention to the economic dimension of Second Life , and the disruptive, divisive and unstable nature of the virtual world (scamming, terrorism, social...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... explore the phantasmatic kernel of the war on terror. The article also considers how the global image sphere has become the site for a conflict between competing fantasies, and aims to show how certain examples of countermimesis might be used to break the hold of the fantasies that currently coordinate...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... produce the things of which they speak, in other words, and which are engaged primarily in their actual performance. © BERG 2009 PRINTED IN THE UK 2009 democracy hegemony Europe liberal digital terrorism Those of us who write on cultural theory and cultural politics are frequently confronted by...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... philosophically informed genealogy of the “nomadic” state enemy, arguing that a basic dynamic of the escalating showdown is the increasingly invasive securing of natural resources. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 AI-Qaeda nomads Osama bin Laden Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorism Horst Herold All life has...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Schmitt) that inform Kittler's broader historical survey of technology and enmity. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Friedrich Kittler terrorism Horst Herold Red Army Faction (RAF) al-Qaeda At first glance Friedrich Kittler's 2002 Mosse Lecture, “Of States and Their Terrorists,” explores a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Tim Bunnell Cities, War and Terrorism: Towards An Urban Geopolitics Graham Stephen Oxford Blackwell 2004 $39.95/£19.99 PB 1405115740 © BERG 2006 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 This volume maps an “urban geopolitics” in which the highly asymmetrical interrelations of our globalizing world are...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
... citizenship, has its own momentum and seeks to “normalize” itself through sanitized images of war and a culture of terror. Yet the empire’s structural inclination toward war is not merely a matter of propaganda to preempt public opinion. Other contingencies – greed, hubris, mania, bureaucracy, ideology...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... too far. To the point where it eventually breaks down and begins to consume itself by secreting a form of inner corruption. Not corruption in the moral sense, but something like a dismantling of the whole, terrorism being the violent metaphor for this tension that is irreducible to the system. As...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the war on terror. Kittler's essay “Of States and Their Terrorists”—hitherto only translated into Swedish—was flanked by contributions by Étienne Balibar and Martin van Creveld, among others. The lectures in the summer of 2007, in turn, were dedicated to “Odysseys.” Less topical than terror, the theme...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Paul Virilio © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 It seems that the period of the Cold War, with its sinister threats of the annihilation of cities, has given way to a time of cold panic at a mass terrorism that may well inflict disasters similar to those that occurred in the old forms of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... mere reflexes. Today, to command is to synchronize emotions. Can art, Virilio asks, that remains in deceit because of its indifference to horror, survive the monopolization of emotion? His answer is sure to disquiet many readers: Art is part of the terrorist scene; accidental war is mass terrorism...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... all alterity and otherness. In The Transparency Society Han writes, “Transparency is an ideology. Like all ideologies, it has a positive core that has been mystified and made absolute. The danger of transparency lies in such ideologization. If totalized, it yields terror” (viii). Here perhaps is the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
... September 11th, Afghanistan, and Iraq. I argued in Postmodern War that conflict was in a transitional period, that the Postmodern War system was not stable. The events of the last few years have confirmed this, and brought the crisis of war to a new level. So I try to show how terror and war are now...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... earthquake not far from the last killing, to date, at least 1500 people, nine of them Australian rescue workers whose “Sea King” helicopter went down during a mission. Such sudden and shocking loss of life, in “natural” or man-made terror, has become so commonplace, so much a part of our mental landscape...