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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 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... the twenty-first century, I locate my vision of the screen in Virilio’s (2000) theory of deserts and virtualization, where the translation of material objects into images destroys the phenomenological depth of the thing and does violence to bodies that are obliterated in a phobia of corporeality. On...
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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 July 2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... carrying out detention in places between states. These geographic shifts of border enforcement are tied to the securitization of migration and require a degree of complicity with violence in peripheral zones. The shifting of resources offshore serves, in part, to call public attention away from other sites...
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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 March 2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
...George E. Marcus Many of the regions of the globe where anthropologists have traditionally worked are now places overtaken by extreme forms of social and political disorder – epidemics, ethnic violence, the dissolution of state apparatuses – necessitating the intervention of supranational forms of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... latent connection between modernist concerns regarding shape, form, and materials and military construction. Recent interest in bunkers is linked, it is argued, to the ongoing reappraisal of postwar modernist art and architecture and its relationship not only to the violence of World War Two but to the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
... artistic scene as an interactive space between art and politics, between cultures and publics, participates in the elaboration of a bond between Muslims and Europeans, a bond not without elements of confrontation and violence. It is argued that while the statue violates the intimacy and piety of a Muslim...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 323–336.
Published: 01 November 2013
... bombsite–demolition site as an accidental or purposeful playground for children added to the vacillating meanings of these ruined landscapes, as they signaled both the destructive power of modern industrial violence and the resilient and resourceful power of children and play to reconstitute and repair...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., offering a tentative restitution, and evoking empathic unsettlement. Images of warrior steeds and more contemporary vehicles of violence reflect our aggressive impulses and their consequences, revealing sad continuities between ancient and ongoing armed conflicts. Six years ago, I began working with...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 135–154.
Published: 01 July 2016
...AbdouMaliq Simone The extent to which certain kinds of people are inundated with toxins, pollutants, bacteria, viruses, violence, and disaster is well documented. The various ways in which the extension of urbanization as a planetary phenomenon has refigured geographies of sustenance is also well...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... we think about inequality. Luxury also forces us to think beyond luxury brands, goods, and commodified experiences, pushing us toward more fundamental questions about what constitutes a good life, morality, and social order. The ethnographic case presented here, which reveals how structural violence...
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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 July 2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., armed conflicts, and systematic tactics of violence that mark our era. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 Richard Mosse documentary photography Democratic Republic of Congo video war I am beginning to perceive this vicious loop of subject and object. The camera provokes an involuntary...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... paint for us an accurate picture of what a contemporary anti-utopian looks like. For Gray’s position, it appears, is that utopian beliefs lead to ridicule at best and totalitarian violence at worst. In this essay I shall argue that this position ignores many nuances of utopian thought that operate today...
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Published: 01 July 2017
hunters. The project underlines a parallel between how the imaginary, systemic violence and smell are invisible yet omnipresent. Figure 4. Aromérica Parfumeur, August 2016, installation of olfactory pieces. This was a fake perfume boutique in a shopping mall that revealed how plants shaped world history More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the case of 9/11, the thrilling images of a major event; in the other, the shaming images of something that is the opposite of an event, a non-event of obscene banality, the atrocious but banal degradation not merely of the victims but also of the amateur stage managers of this parody of violence. For...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and, through all this, the attempt to engender an economy of lesser violence in worldly relations as a whole in which the radical otherness of the “other” is affirmed as such. The reject can assume no sovereign power over the “other” nor make any demands upon it in terms of the disclosure of its own...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... . Contemporary society suffers from an overabundance of “positivity,” he repeats, a dialectic not of the Other but of the Same. This creates new challenges. Han writes, “The violence of positivity does not deprive, it saturates, it does not exclude, it exhausts. That is why it proves inaccessible to unmediated...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2016
... rendering the battlefield as a totality, the physical environment is exploited by the state as a medium of war. In the case studies, we can see how material aspects of the physical environment become agents in the theater of contemporary conflict, engendering a complex dynamic landscape of violence and...