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Published: 01 November 2014
Figure 1 Mira Schor, The work has to be … , 2013. Oil on linen, 18 × 30 in. Figure 1. Mira Schor, The work has to be …, 2013. Oil on linen, 18 × 30 in. More
Published: 01 July 2008
Figure 6 Digital still from “simulator/realtime” video work by Gair Dunlop. Footage made in the simulator was paired with its nonvirtual equivalent and projected in a cinematic space. Figure 6. Digital still from “simulator/realtime” video work by Gair Dunlop. Footage made in the simulator was More
Published: 01 March 2015
Figure 6 Women in the fields of Khouzaa, east of Khan Younis, where they work under the fire of Israeli snipers. Many peasants have been injured or killed working their land. During Operation Protective Edge (summer 2014), this entire area was obliterated by Israeli tanks, and tens of civilians More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 237–264.
Published: 01 July 2009
... “institution-building work with global scope that can come from localities and networks of localities with limited resources and from informal social actors” (2006: 375). It makes sense to think about “the political” today by way of browsing this transdisciplinary, transcultural archive as bricoleurs rather...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Tania Roy This paper examines the installation work of Vivan Sundaram, one of India's foremost contemporary artists, as an aesthetic response to the rapid political and cultural transformations that marked the 1990s. At this time, Sundaram turned definitively from an established body of figurative...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 162–183.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Eric Drott This article interrogates music’s role in the work of social reproduction by bringing into dialogue two seemingly antithetical approaches to thinking music’s relation to the social. One is historical materialism; the other is work informed by the “practice turn” in music sociology...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Nicholas Gamso This essay considers the political efficacy of hip-hop, as genre and as lifestyle, three decades after it emerged from the South Bronx and as its artists and cultural critics variously mourn, endure, and embrace its institutionalization. I look at three recent critical works on hip...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Mark Featherstone In this review essay I explore three of Baudrillard's late works, Why Hasn't everything Already disappeared?, The Agony of Power , and Carnival and Cannibal , and explain how they represent his final word on the notion of integral reality and the intelligence of evil. Expanding...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Anna-Verena Nosthoff This essay explores the works of German artist Gustav Metzger as a potential response to Theodor W. Adorno’s dictum “Nach Auschwitz ein Gedicht zu schreiben, ist barbarisch” (“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric”). It argues that culture, as understood in the Adornian...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... To review the reception of his work over the last forty years would generally be to chart degrees of dogmatism and infexibility within the Left political cultures of the various nations of Europe and the Americas. However, despite many accusations of heresy, gorz remained remarkably true in his...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of audiovisual media, to an era in which most of us have become both consumers and producers of a digital deluge. The work of Adam Curtis is notably absent from these ongoing debates. Yet Curtis is far from an underground figure—he has been making essayistic films for the BBC for more than twenty...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Benjamin Halligan Photographer Terry Richardson works in a digital aesthetic vernacular that looks more to underground hard-core pornography of yesteryear than traditions associated with the institutionalization of erotica, as associated with Playboy . And yet his images, in Kibosh and Terryworld...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Mark Featherstone In this article I explore the situation of the Eastern European, and specifically Romanian, Roma in contemporary Paris. Building upon ethnographic work in the suburbs of the city, I consider the sociospatial marginalization of the Romanian Roma and the ways the French state sought...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... transformations. Taken together, these arguments point toward a broader transformation in the history of thought that is developed across Deleuze’s work, but also raise a number of problems. This essay will critique and rearticulate the terms of Deleuze’s media philosophy in relation to work by Paul Virilio on...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rebecca Dyer; François Mulot Focusing on two films by Jean-Luc Godard that feature the work of the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, this essay analyzes the rhetorical effects of Godard’s choice to subtitle, translate, or speak over Arabic speech and highlights Godard’s decades-long working...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Mark Featherstone This article explores what one might call the dystopia of contemporary screen-based culture through a discussion of the work of Paul Virilio and Bernard Stiegler. Centrally, it explains that the screen might be seen as a negative abyss, where absolute surface creates the effect of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Liam Cole Young The work of Harold Adams Innis offers important contributions to the recent “infrastructural” turn in media, communication, and cultural studies. While Innis’s late communication studies texts are widely read, few outside Canada engage with his earlier economic histories and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Benjamin's work. In this respect I seek to follow Žižek's own strategy of philosophical buggery to redeem the profane materialism, or real, of Benjamin's thought from those who would seek to relate his work to current liberal theories of delay and deferral. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 Slavoj...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
... trajectory in the work of his followers. There is a discernible homology and, indeed, to an extent, a convergence between consumerist Cultural Studies and the neoliberal ideology of consumer sovereignty, named here as “cool capitalism.” The genealogy of “cool” is traced and its incorporation into capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Nigel Thrift This article is a synoptic review of the recent work of Paul Virilio, conducted through the book, City of Panic . I point to the problems with the increasingly apocalyptic content and tone of Virilio's work on modernity by referring to recent social science research on the city that...