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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... series of events leading up to and away from 9/11, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the War on Terror. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 Voltaire, who coined the term “philosophy of history,” is often credited with being the first to work out a nonreligious approach to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of highly formalized time-images that do not become politicized. In other words, The Hurt Locker is trapped within what it describes. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 The Hurt Locker time-image democratic materialism war on terror cinema and politics The critical and commercial...
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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 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... explore the phantasmatic kernel of the war on terror. The article also considers how the global image sphere has become the site for a conflict between competing fantasies, and aims to show how certain examples of countermimesis might be used to break the hold of the fantasies that currently coordinate...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... today. This is so when one takes into account the technics of the global “War on Terror” as directed by the American political-economic-military complex. Through that, the world is seeing but the accelerated intensification and dissemination of military and civilian surveillance technologies. Everything...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
... responsibility for the environment we inhabit that such a situation entails. After Bubbles and Globes , Terror in the Air , which forms part of the third and last book of the Sphere Trilogy, Foams ( Schäume , 2003), thus focuses on an essential climatic dimension of our being-in-the world, paving the way...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... media spectacle Norway terrorism Anders Behring Breivik UK riots al-Qaeda male rage crises of masculinity The globally mediated world became caught up in a horrific spectacle of terror in Norway on July 22, 2011, when domestic terrorist Anders Behring Breivik set off a bomb outside government...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., to pay our dues, pay our respects to our parents who went through this. ( McEwan 2005 ) One indicator of this ongoing preoccupation with the war is its looming presence in works by several of the most significant English novelists of this generation, including Julian Barnes (b. 1946), Martin...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
... paintings: Woman Breathing (1978), selections from the War Series , and panels from Codex Artaud (1971–2). Most recently her retrospective exhibition (July 4–November 5, 2008) at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) in Barcelona, Spain, ranged from Spero’s earliest works on paper made...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to overcome the bite inhibition that exists between members of a common species. In other words, war may have been for a very long time, as it is in Ernst Jünger’s On the Marble Cliffs , an either supremely elevated or equally debased form of hunting. The Arcadians attributed the only victory in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 289–310.
Published: 01 July 2011
... to be ignored. What remains then is their diminished agency and the temptation of bundling them with other Western Cold War films, and as such, applicable to the same cultural analyses one might use to interrogate James Bond. Consequently in this article I wish to reconnect these four films to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
... discusses the ambiguity of their desire for speedy driving. Considering the significance of mobility within the cultural context of Cold War America, I investigate the influence of speed on identity formation in the novel. I subsequently look at the impact of both accelerated and decelerated movement on...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
... the New World Order (with Tiananmen Square and the Gulf War), and anticipates the War on Terrorism by mobilizing the geopolitical aspects of representation and the representable found in the strategy of using the power of “real-time” satellite broadcast against itself in the 2001 attacks in the US...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., written at different times for different audiences, and deal with very different technological, animal, and human material, but they have one theme in common: war. More precisely, they address how technological innovations, animal bodies, and human emotions are assembled, bred, and programmed in an...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Andrew Gibson Graham Greene’s The Quiet American is an “epochal novel.” It announces the inception of a new epoch at a decisive historical moment: on March 15, 1954, US National Security Council Directive 5412 came into force. NSC 5412 more or less coincided with the onset of the Cold War and made...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 245–254.
Published: 01 July 2006
... unsuspecting victims who were not even alive during the war. Bombs penetrate the planet's surface and lay the groundwork for genocide, cancer, more war, terrorism, widows, orphans, and a vengeful populace on all sides of conflict. All this seems impossible to comprehend, much less change. However, Protesting...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... offers to individuals a means by which they can “escape” from their given realities by creating their own. However, the article also draws critical attention to the economic dimension of Second Life , and the disruptive, divisive and unstable nature of the virtual world (scamming, terrorism, social...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the German artillery during World War One. Breendonk became a Nazi prison and transit camp during World War Two, the incarcerated forced to disinter the fort by hand by removing a huge layer of topsoil and using it to build a concealing wall around it. Used again as a prison after the war to house...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
... become the organizing rationale for whole types of war, such as the Cold War Balance of Terror involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The attempt to differentiate between war and terror, usually on the basis of nation-state participation but also around such issues as targeting, is purely...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2009
.... Whether leading up to or taking place during the war on terror, Daily Markings reflects a world in the age of Google Earth and instant satellite news. In terms of the rapid distribution and consumption of information, we live in a very different world from the one in which satellite photos of the Cuban...