This commentary on Afflicted Powers focuses on RETORT's theorization of the spectacle. Through a discussion of mimetic versus metonymic politics and an examination of childhood as a site of spectacle, the domestic security state and the social reproduction of weak citizenship are brought into the discussion.
Cindi Katz; The Death Wish of Modernity and the Politics of Mimesis. Public Culture 1 September 2008; 20 (3): 551–560. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2008-013
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