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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of youth and physicality and of visual beauty in the natural and manmade world. Significantly, the magazine’s eclectic visual culture—which also embraced images of male gymnastics and of children—inflected the ideological conflicts that centered on the unclothed body in this period. The article describes...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 41–64.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Anjeana K. Hans This article examines Artur Robison's 1923 film Schatten: Eine nächtliche Halluzination ( Warning Shadows ). Read against the backdrop of a cultural moment in which gender roles were rapidly changing, Warning Shadows functions as a response to the anxieties, fears, and desires...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 207–233.
Published: 01 November 2019
... bodies gain a distinctive visibility; they are “more vulnerable, more sensitive.” Strangely, though, Gotto’s account would have us believe that the Oberhausen Manifesto instigated crucial changes in German film culture’s sexual politics, a curious claim given that there was not a single woman among...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 39–60.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and the United Kingdom, it considers the relationship between academic, commercial, and broader cultural trends. Structural differences in academe and the publishing industry on both sides of the Atlantic are shown to lead to conflicting expectations, while an unequal language barrier seems to work against...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... by Benjamin through the cultural-technological artifact of the toy ball, while conversely the toy ball is made an object of yearning in conjunction with the natural-mythological force of the moon. In the earlier versions of “Work of Art,” therefore, the dialectical account of the innervating body space...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 65–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in German Body Culture, 1910–1935 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997); Fischer, Tanz zwischen Rausch und Tod: Anita Berber in Berlin, 1918–1928 (Berlin: Haude und Spener, 1996); Nenno, “Femininity, the Primitive, and Modern Urban Space: Josephine Baker in Berlin,” in Women...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
... but, centrally, the actor’s gestural body that renders visible a lost potential for human expressivity and intersubjective affect. 22 This theory of embodied gesture is, as is well known, further connected to Balázs’s understanding of a common culture restored through the gestural body. Throughout the 1920s...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 101–133.
Published: 01 August 2006
... explicit about the ill effects of fetishizing women as sexualized objects, even going so far as to speak of the links between scopophilia, coercion (Nötigung), and rape, he likewise holds up the realm of culture in which womenʼs bodies can be (self-)aestheticized as an emblem of life affi rmation...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 157–185.
Published: 01 August 2007
... (Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 1999). 176 The Military in 1960s Germany come to us in human bodies (the victims of telenose or reprogramming), but what they really are is revealed only when it is too late. Once again it is either “us” or “them,” humanity (our culture, our values, our way of life) as we...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in the modern cultural process. As Michel Foucault discusses at length, the body has become the locus of an ill-fated intersection between the legal frame- work, knowledge, and language. It has literally become a disciplined corpus 20. Horkheimer and Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment. 21. UN...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
... not abstract axioms but diagrams for thinking and systems of relationality. This explains its particular robust- ness and durability. Although myth conveys no specific informational content, although it fails to mean anything, myth structures experience and bodies of cultural knowledge...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
... as a determining and dialectical influence on “the spirit” and, as a result, on anatomy. For Balázs, any shift in the psyche of the masses would cause bodies to change as a result: non-European cinema spectators would become not only culturally—but also physically—more European. Balázs’s insistence...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Berliner Hebbel-Theater,” Frankfurter Allge- meine Sonntagszeitung, March 19, 2006. Katrin Sieg 175 The costume design highlights this underlying longing. The fl esh-colored bodysuits recall the deployment of the female body in visual culture since...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the producer and the product of architecture, then, human bodies are essential to 31. While this claim might appear far-fetched, it is difficult to overestimate the intensity of the ties between architecture and cultural identity. This is illustrated by Robert Bevan’s remarkable book...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to pre- serve ourselves not just as individual cultural bodies but also as integrated species in specific ecological conditions, hence the tendency to eliminate the nature-versus-culture delineation into “nature-culture” in such posthumanism. Furthermore, human beings, as a cultural, linguistic...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 39–63.
Published: 01 February 2011
... it is the female protagonist’s body that carries and poses this question most insistently: “As a wandering pathogenic field, she becomes the memory-body for a culture of repression and forgetting” (Bilder des kulturellen Gedächtnisses: Beiträge zur Gegenwartsliteratur [Dülmen-Hiddingsel: tende, 1994], 22, 25...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 175–184.
Published: 01 November 2023
... is demonstrated in Michel Foucault’s characterization of genealogy as a “curative science” and Nietzsche’s early description of the philosopher as a “physician of culture.” 19 Nietzsche later amended this metaphor, however, as he recognized himself as an organ in the cultural body he wished to cure. He thus...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 53–72.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in a technology laboratory in the United States, can improvise by blending the musical styles of various jazz masters. The object of Wilf’s argument is a novel theorization of culture itself. He rejects the idea that cultural dispositions are “anchored in the unconscious, in the body, or in all...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... succumbs in the confrontation with seeming omnipotence but in fact the female individual who has to fail in her attempt to distance herself from her own nature through an act of culture. In the context of this history, in which women were “ecstatically celebrated as bodies,” 21 the overcoming...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 149–161.
Published: 01 November 2023
... the language and tools for bringing more of the “self” into the relationship between “self” and “object of study.” Whole worlds of theories, continually extending, have yoked interpretation to sensation, situating the body, perception, and the senses at the center of film spectatorship. “The idea of the body...
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