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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to biological viruses and resilient against digital ones (surviving well beyond any hacking incident, not to mention largely indifferent and barely unapologetic when individual accounts are hacked). But to go back to “virus is other people” in this viral culture: it is very often other people who come up...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 92–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Chris Hables Gray Abstract To understand 2020’s pandemic is to see virus as a language we can use. By drawing on viral principles—viruses are infections through information, viruses can be understood only through percentages and exponentials, and viruses are zombies from outer space—the dynamics...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 114–123.
Published: 01 March 2021
... ideas that I associate with living in a situation of the self and their entanglement with viruses causing respiratory tract infections, I trace their entwinement with our era through a brief study of the human coronavirus COVID-19, the world virus that can range from mild to lethal, and other key events...
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Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 1 Scalar relations produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Inspired by Jaque and Munuera's Transcalar Architecture of Covid-19 ( 2020 ). Image by David Benqué. More
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to the outbreak of the virus, Žižek suggests a turn away from Prometheanism and the logic of domination toward a new posthuman humanitarianism based on a recognition of human weakness, vulnerability, and fragility. In Žižek's view, this turn toward a new form of humility would emerge from the final disenchantment...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that the world has entered a new stage organized around a new system of meaning, where uncertainty and distance rule and the other is a figure of contagion: we will call this new stage “viral culture.” Predictions abound about the huge cultural and political influence of new viruses, such as the coronavirus...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... been trying to tell us? For a start, everything is not under control. We are not masters of the virosphere, let alone the universe (or perhaps the other way around, considering there are more known viruses than observable stars). Like its zombie twin, the virus as an emergent disruptive agent exposed...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 28–36.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in scope, illustrating the dark side of globalization: it could transmit deadly viruses as well as goods, democracy, and interpersonal communication (see Kellner 2002 ). Scientific experts believed that the COVID-19 virus arose in Wuhan animal (“wet”) markets, which trafficked in illegal animals, like...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Martin Parker Tocqueville's Virus: Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought , by Featherstone Mark , Abingdon : Routledge , 2008 , 332 pages, £65, HB ISBN 978-0-415-33961-2 © BERG 2009 PRINTED IN THE UK 2009 This is an ambitious book. Mark Featherstone has...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... visited her. In addition, she also infected other patients who shared the same ward with her, before her isolation: “In the same ward was a middle-aged woman, Madam P, who would later spark a mini-outbreak at the cardiac ICU (Intensive Care Unit); Madam L who later passed the virus to her friend, visitor...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... cultures increasingly work to explicate and construct objective figures of (and in) air. A fundamental, yet invisible, “anthropopoietic” element, air resists the forms and figures we use to describe it. This is acutely demonstrated by airborne viruses like COVID-19 and the pandemics they create, where...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Dantec, and here again it is a reversible trope, since different viruses combat or cancel each other out. Thus, the horrors of amoral violence and demonic sexual predation appear as a virus within liberal democratic capitalism, but this virus is met by another, formed out of the underground networks...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 55–68.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Figure 1 Scalar relations produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Inspired by Jaque and Munuera's Transcalar Architecture of Covid-19 ( 2020 ). Image by David Benqué. ...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
... speak of gods and muses instead of viruses. Of course, due to FCC restrictions Kubrick could not literally convert Burroughs's virus theory into a screenplay. Otherwise, we would have seen copulating apes onscreen. As a result, man in 2001: A Space Odyssey begins not with language but rather...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 July 2007
... . “ Seroprevalence of and Risk Factors for Antibodies to Herpes Simplex Viruses, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C Among Southwestern Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women. ” Sexual Transmitted Diseases 23 : 138 – 44 . Belsky H.Y. 2005 . “ The Metzitzah B’Peh Controversy .” Halacha Berurah : 1 – 7...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
... . London : Routledge . Burroughs William S. 1998 . Word Virus: The William Burroughs Reader . New York : Grove . CNA (Channel News Asia) . 2020 . “ Singapore's COVID-19 Cases Exceed Twenty-Five Thousand .” May 13 . www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-new-cases-25000-may...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... put into question. When an unknown high school student from a remote part of the world e-mails us with questions about a term paper, or when we receive a virus that destroys weeks of work, or when a long forgotten relative communicates with us out of the blue to renew the ties of kinship, or when...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 11–16.
Published: 01 March 2021
... such questions on all aspects of our production system, we would become efficient globalization interrupters, just as effective, in our millions, as the infamous coronavirus as it goes about globalizing the planet in its own way. What the virus gets from banal droplets going from one mouth to another through...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 17–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., on a worldwide basis, as an index of hypersuccess. Nowadays, the experience of COVID-19 has made us all rather more aware of the complications in which the politics of mobility are necessarily enmeshed. Even before the virus took hold globally, there were some emerging critiques of the overblown encomia...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 48–54.
Published: 01 March 2021
... by separating humans from the rest of the physical environment. Viruses emerge when they evolve strategies for entering the walled continent of the human biomass. There is no obvious answer to the quandary that Ray's proposal puts us in that doesn't involve huge numbers of deaths, each one of which must...