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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 263–279.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Pollyanna Ruiz This article examines the practical and theoretical implications raised by protesters' use of masks to conceal themselves from the eyes of the state. It argues that the refusal to be seen and categorized by the state is empowering in that it exposes, and then unsettles, the power...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 296–312.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Robert E. D'Souza The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the most recent global art biennale, was launched in Kochi in the state of Kerala, India, in 2012. This essay considers the “biennale effect,” locating it within India's recent history of radical political modernization and in the context of the state's...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Chua Beng Huat The 2003 epidemic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) tested the ability of several states in East Asia to keep it under control; this essay chronicles the steps taken by the Singapore government. Once the epidemic broke through confinement in hospitals into the community at...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Harald Wydra Modern politics dogmatically separates politics from religion, the state from promises of salvation. This article makes a case for the fundamentally political nature of transcendence. It argues that the changing relationships between authority and salvation depend on culturally crafted...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Bruce Bennett; Bülent Diken The article approaches The Hurt Locker , an enthusiastically received “critical” film, as a symptom of today's prevailing cultural and political codes. First we dwell on the homologies between the state of exception and the narrative logic of the film, including its...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... its capacity to become will get determined from that probabilistic state. What better demonstration of the way interpretation intervenes into a field of possibilities to create a reading or meaning than these images of potentiality. These works are image events; they show “art” activity as a relation...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the logical clarity of such philosophical polarizations maintains a tendency toward collapse. Introducing its key concerns through Badiou, the article provides a schematic outline of the history of philosophy’s gendered relation to the state legal archive through Plato, Kant, and Hegel and ends by...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2018
... human geography at the University of Glasgow, combines his research interests about the use of drones in US national security measures and technology’s ability to transform worlds, to produce an extremely detailed account of how the drone enabled the United States to become the surveillance state...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Jonathan Bach This essay concerns paranoia's apocalyptic implications when harnessed by the state. It argues that current characterizations of paranoia as either resistance to globalization or a lay critique of Enlightenment ideals do not obviate paranoia's destructive dynamics in the service of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 202–216.
Published: 01 July 2016
... racial transgressions of jazz pleasures. In telling this story, I further develop contemporary scholarship on the concept of racialized heteronationalism as nascent in surveillance and the state, as well as demonstrate the long history of US enforcement agencies’ reliance upon race and sexuality as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This essay is a companion piece to Friedrich Kittler's lecture “Of States and Their Terrorists.” It provides additional background, especially for Kittler's discussion of the German Red Army Faction (RAF ), and discusses the various sources (from Friedrich Nietzsche to Carl...
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Published: 01 July 2006
Plate 1: World Map, Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has Bombed , 2002–ongoing (Detail), with pins marking each bombed site for which there is a corresponding drawing. Photo credit: Karen Malinofski and Christopher Ciccone, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Plate 1:. World More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., system-specific enemies. In each case the technological environment provides the basis for the struggle between “states” and their “terrorists,” and the success of either party will depend on the degree to which they are able to adapt to and/or mobilize that environment. In addition, Kittler offers a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Plate 1: World Map, Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has Bombed , 2002–ongoing (Detail), with pins marking each bombed site for which there is a corresponding drawing. Photo credit: Karen Malinofski and Christopher Ciccone, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Plate 1:. World...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 339–358.
Published: 01 November 2006
... culture but also the state-led dismantling of civil liberties, the resurgence of jingoistic patriotism, and demands for adhesion to a militarized corporate globalization. In what follows I engage the threats these conservatisms pose to such a democratic project and ethos. In the first section I...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Mark Featherstone In this article I explore the situation of the Eastern European, and specifically Romanian, Roma in contemporary Paris. Building upon ethnographic work in the suburbs of the city, I consider the sociospatial marginalization of the Romanian Roma and the ways the French state sought...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Alison Landsberg A seismic shift in the racial landscape of the United States occurred in 2016. The prevailing discourse about a “postracial America,” though always, in the words of Catherine Squires a “mystique,” was firmly and finally extinguished with the election of Donald J. Trump. Race, in...
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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 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... less about balancing the books and more about the production of excess that eventually dissolves into what Bataille calls “continuous being”—the universal state of luxury. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Nero Seneca Freud Bataille Thanatos In this article, I propose to develop an...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 182–193.
Published: 01 July 2014
... such as Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We , George Orwell’s 1984 , and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World . Here, I compare and contrast notions of narcotization, state control, and freedom across Chan’s work and the Western dystopias, noting key cultural differences in the process. Beyond this work, I move on to...