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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 573–581.
Published: 01 September 2008
...W. J. T. Mitchell This essay is a critique of Afflicted Powers , the RETORT collective's assessment of the state of culture and politics in the period of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Duke University Press 2008 The Spectacle Today: A...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 583–593.
Published: 01 September 2008
... RETORT responds to its critics with a deep appreciation but also with a need to assert the broad purposes and character of Afflicted Powers as a polemical survey and provocation in which the authors challenge the Left to recover from its two decades of panic over the dangers of “totalization” and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 531–538.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Alex Jeffrey; Colin McFarlane; Alex Vasudevan This article introduces the dossier of responses to the RETORT collective's Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War (2005). We seek to ground this text in its political and theoretical context, identifying its relevance to scholars...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 539–549.
Published: 01 September 2008
...David Campbell Engaging RETORT's Afflicted Powers , this critique asks how far RETORT takes Guy Debord's thinking, what the political implications of their use of Debord are vis-à-vis some of the geopolitical issues they raise (specifically, with regard to U.S. security policy and the Balkans...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 551–560.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Cindi Katz 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...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 561–571.
Published: 01 September 2008
... through creative use of broad couplets, philosophical cat­ egories, anachronistic discourse, literary citations, and the analytic narratives of the Marxist tradition. Our current geopolitical condition, RETORT declares, is a mix of “atavism” and “new-fangledness” (AP, 15). Atavism is “a plunging...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): vi.
Published: 01 September 2008
...: Specters of Monstrosity in Reformation Indonesia  497 Nancy Florida iii Public Culture DOSSIER ON RETORT’S AFFLICTED POWERS Guest Editors’ Introduction: Debating Capital, Spectacle...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 427–428.
Published: 01 September 2008
... our journal in the past. The second, more sustained inter­vention is a dossier edited by Alex Jeffrey, Colin McFarlane, and Alex Vasudevan on Afflicted Powers, a manifesto and extended argument published by the RETORT collective that has attracted the attention of prominent figures in a cross...
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Public Culture (1 September 2008) 20 (3): 599–601.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Russell Lowell Prize for literary criticism in 2006. RETORT is a San Francisco Bay Area – based collective of antagonists to empire and capital that has met regularly for more than two decades. Involved in the writing of this piece were Iain Boal, T. J. Clark, Joseph Matthews, and Michael Watts...
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Public Culture (1 January 2005) 17 (1): 181–192.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Africa: AD. Donker. Place, Rodney. 2004 . A laboratory of uncertainty. Public Culture 16 : 530 -45. Polanyi, Karl. 1944 . The great transformation . Boston, Mass.: Beacon. RETORT. 2004 . Afflicted powers: The state, the spectacle and September 11. New Left Review , no. 27 (May-June...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., hijab). Complex traditions like the sharia are cartoonishly misrepresented, and the region is generally made to serve, as it often has, as the mirror image of our idealized self. Howard’s retort suggests that the art of translation deals with larger units than the word: the shape and syntax of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2007) 19 (3): 415–424.
Published: 01 September 2007
... gear,” he announces, and the phrase makes it into papers around the world (February 25, 2007). “They need a stop button,” Condoleezza Rice retorts. From here the word “button” sounds ominous, perhaps a reference to the United States’s own nuclear power. About a week ago (February 19), the USS...
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 395–416.
Published: 01 May 2011
... frying (what may have been) prawns, and at the vegetarian Gandhi’s inevitable refusal to eat with Savarkar, Savarkar retorted, “Well, if you cannot eat with us, how on earth are you going to work with us? Moreover . . . this is just boiled...
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Public Culture (1 January 1993) 6 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 1993
... theory by university presses (‘frequented,” Ahmad tells us, by postcolonial migrant intellectuals). 7. One can imagine the retort of Marxist scholars in, say, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh: “Speak for yourself, comrade...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 487–511.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Hog, a reference to my childhood nickname—rightfully earned for being a little dictator over my younger cousins. As we find our position and move into our poses, I retort: “I’ll always be your big cousin. I’ll always be older than you.” We squeeze in closely, arms wrapped around one another’s backs...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... want to lose a single life in the zonas de alto riesgo .” Until this point we were on familiar ground, and I told the director of the resettlement program that each of his predecessors had said the same thing. “But,” he retorted, “Petro understands what no previous mayor of Bogotá has: that climate...
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Public Culture (1 January 1997) 10 (1): 61–81.
Published: 01 January 1997
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Public Culture (1 May 2011) 23 (2): 449–469.
Published: 01 May 2011
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Public Culture (1 September 2007) 19 (3): 461–482.
Published: 01 September 2007
... ban on advertisements in such circumstances originally issued in 2000 and pun- ishing Telad by temporarily cutting its allocation of prime-time advertising min- utes. Telad’s executive director retorted that the company’s decision was guided...
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Public Culture (1 September 2007) 19 (3): 499–520.
Published: 01 September 2007
... surgery is inefficient because it saves only 10 percent more people than if there were no intervention. The question therefore is, to be there or not? If MSF was not there, I would ask why.” An administrator retorted: “That’s the whole point: the constant dialogue between the principles in our...