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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., a total radical solution turned totalitarian social order ( Jameson 2007 : 142–69). The conclusion that Cold War, Western democratic-capitalist ideologues sought to draw from this representation of history was that any attempt at radical social transformation was actually doomed to fail...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... rather the world itself in its contingent unfolding and its radical absence of meaning. It is to this more enigmatic evil that Kernal, the hero of Dantec's 2003 novel Villa Vortex devotes himself, ironically entering the police force in order to hasten our society's collapse into chaos and Total War. But...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... particular blindness towards what is really at stake in Iraq: power. Despite its critical credentials, The Hurt Locker is totally silent on the most crucial aspect of the war against terror, its depoliticization and depoliticizing effects. In fact, if “war” is continuation of politics with other means...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Virilio as key to debates around the violence of the screen. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 Paul Virilio pixel mug shot aesthetics of fear incarceration total war In Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation , Gilles Deleuze (2005 : 15) describes Bacon’s portraits, including the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... military realm it is positively embraced and cultivated. As Virilio puts it, “war produces accidents… What are war machines? They are machines in reverse – they produce accidents, disappearances, deaths, breakdowns” (2001: 72). During the Second World War (the apogee of the phenomenon Virilio terms “total...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the worst thing about this is that here we have a parody of violence, a parody of war itself, pornography becoming the ultimate form of abjection of a war that is incapable of being merely war, of merely killing, and that is being drawn out into an infantile, Ubuesque “reality show,” a desperate...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Marek Bartelik Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914–1917 , Cohen Aaron J. , Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press , 2008 , 246 pages, $45.00/£32.00, HB ISBN: 9780803215474 © BERG 2009 PRINTED IN THE UK 2009...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... total control” (Baudrillard 2003a: 160) by Western powers contributes toward the fulfilment of the terrorists’ aims. Nevertheless, it should be noted that criticism from within the “liberal paradigm” on the measures taken as part of the war on terror indicates that the system is not suicidal in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... American people: “You DON’T have $60 billion military budget without the EMOTIONS being affected … Actually the majority don’t ‘feel’ anything at all personally, where it comes to politics, just like the Germans. Total indifference to the Vietnam War. I feel a little since I been there [ sic ]. But the war...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Vietnam War. The crucial question centered around the proper role of the audience, or citizenry: Should members sit quietly and watch the drama unfold, confident in the decisions of those elected to perform certain roles? Or should they raise their voices and demand to be a part of the action, as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... measures may have been, the modern war introduced by Napoleon, effectively the “first total war” ( Bell 2007) , demands far more extensive mobilization. Kittler foregrounds two crucial points. First, for the army “to become the repository of a virtuous patriotism” ( Clark 2008 : 326), said patriotism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... partisan leader, he is “counting / on fire, violence, robbery, and murder, and all the horrors of unfettered”—or total—“war” (67), in order to inflame Cherusci and all of Germania “with hatred of the Romans” (67). Absolute enmity does not come naturally to people; it is an artifact of military psychology...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Ryan Bishop; John Phillips In an attempt to rethink the boundaries that conventionally determine the Cold War period and its fiction, we examine theoretical, historical, and aesthetic spheres that both precede and exceed the Cold War years. We focus on works by H.G. Wells and Richard Powers in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... trilingual handbook of Atlantic Wall installations is not an update of Virilio's meditation on total war but a guide for ramblers ( Rolf 2008 ). The inventories of bunker designs, grid references, photographic documentation, and logistical and administrative background collected in these volumes provide a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... unmasked, and the totalized concepts of simulacral virtuality that forecloses lived experience. The space made by image events is that space of interpretative activity. The works of a number of key contemporary artists offer an insight into the ways refamiliarization relates to the crises in the identity...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . To this phobic object are contrasted the masculine virtues of totality, universality, and the absolute. On the other hand, then, in its immateriality or its accumulative finitude, philosophy also imagines a positive knowledge. Yet the archive needs be recognized as a site at, through, or around which...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 189–218.
Published: 01 July 2011
... tradition. In this sense, revolutionary Cuba embraces the dialectical concept of the “category of totality,” whereby the spiritual and the material sides of life are linked intrinsically to each other, thus pursuing, in the words of Lukács, “a spontaneous, inseparable integrity.” © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2012
... “social ideology” so as to offer an in-depth analysis of contemporary China's dominant mentality. It is suggested that a dominant ideology has emerged that has totally restructured social organization and people's perception of everyday life. Furthermore, this thesis fully explores changes that have taken...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
... provide: a comprehensive and more humane acknowledgement of war; a revelation and analysis of our own complicity and passive acceptance of things as they are; different and multiple ways to access, interpret, and act on the magnitude of war and its aftermath; the truth; an uncovering of covert operations...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Adam Piette This article considers Nabokov’s Lolita as an allegory of the Cold War’s obsession with uranium, correlating the uranium rush of the 1950s with the choice of some of the key locations in the book. The incursion into United States space by the foreign agent and corrupter of youth Humbert...