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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Simon Winlow; Steve Hall In this article we attempt to develop an analysis of the English urban riots of 2011. Rather than build on the assumption of organic resistance and protopolitics, we argue that the disturbances were a brief eruption of social unrest that lacked the clear, unifying political...
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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 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shannon Mattern For millennia, mud and its geologic analogues have bound together our media, urban, architectural, and environmental histories. Some of the first writing surfaces, clay and stone, were the same materials used to construct ancient city walls and buildings, whose facades also...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2006
... between the information they were given and the material things they couldn't have ( McLuhan and Fiore 1968 ). The Vietnam War itself was an example of the village's goal-less violence on an international scale, but the global village aimed its primary resentment at the global city. Citing urban riots and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
... be regarded as intrinsic to urban processes, and that with intensifications of these processes during the last 150 years or so, issues of targeting and questions of the just in relation to cities have become increasingly urgent. With growing concerns about urban war, crime and terrorism, on the one...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Romanians and Bulgarians, have become the folk devils of the popular Right in France over the course of the past two years. In the wake of urban riots in 2005 and 2007, the French Right became particularly sensitive to the problem of urban violence, which basically refers to deviant behavior within or on...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., the liquidation of left politics, and the disaster of urbanization have all contributed to arresting modern secular development. In this context, al Qaeda has “transformed itself from a vanguard organization into something like a mass movement with a nearly unlimited pool of potential operatives” (p...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... comprised the artist's overt address to the victims of the 1992–3 riots in Mumbai. Between December and January, over 500 people lost their lives in sectarian clashes that followed the destruction of the sixteenth-century Babri Mosque by Hindu nationalists; the violence in Mumbai is widely recalled as the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., for modern Australia, the unprecedented December 2005 “race riots” at the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, where Anglo-Australians violently challenged the Arab-Australian community's rights to claim sovereignty over their suburb. How did we get to this point? I want to use two books by the same...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 381–392.
Published: 01 November 2007
... only a few people at a time. In an urban environment, posters must be heard above the cacophony of the other messages around them and yet still be a part of the conversation. To cut through visual noise, the image and text must be precisely calibrated to both the location as well as the audience. Much...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... unlivable, like São Paolo or downtown Los Angeles: since the political bond that is philia no longer exists, peace has to be imposed by threat and repression - and by regression. This amounts to transforming political peace into veiled urban warfare, if not indeed civil war, this latent social violence...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 July 2014
... about our project. But this is not a modernity organized around core principles, such as scientific thought and progress through technology, or through the instrumentalism that undermined modernist architecture and urban planning. Instead, it is a generic, experimental, utopian form of modernity...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... world ( Harris 2013a : 246–86). It became clear that the received terms developed world and developing world had referred, in normative fashion, to extents and paths of typically Cold War–era industrialization and related urbanization. Development , in these senses, was thought coterminous with...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., aiming to surpass any before it in the Caribbean and Latin America. Enacted into law July 15, 1925, Machado’s Ley de Obras Públicas called for the erection of El Capitolio; a seven-hundred-mile superhighway through central Cuba; a new urban plan for Havana; and a Panopticon prison on an island off...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ashes of Napoleon to the glory of Bismarck appeared to provide evidence that government bureaucrats can get things done. The Prussian reforms allegedly enacted a transfer of revolutionary energy from rioting streets into administrative buildings, facilitating an “antirevolution” ( Wehler 1989 : 397...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... his work ever since, but latterly mostly in respect to his supposed working methods. Thus a member of Pussy Riot felt obliged to apologize, postshoot, for working with Richardson, and the tabloid press reproduced a video of an off-the-cuff verbal attack on Richardson in the context of a review of his...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., Platonic state organized around virtue, or virtus , which we can link to phallic, paternal authority. Drawing on Plato’s original urban psychopolitical theory of the necessity of the just, austere division of labor from The Republic , Mumford’s history moves on to show that military victory, territorial...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... uprisings, the Libyan revolution, the UK riots, the Occupy movements, and the other major media spectacles cascaded through broadcasting, print, and digital media, seizing people’s attention and emotions and generating complex and multiple effects, in ways that may make 2011 as memorable—and possibly as...