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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 91–102.
Published: 01 January 2021
... bourgeois subjects. Rather than considering it as a social or subjective predilection, this article emphasizes solarity as a critical form and disorganizing force. This article addresses Bataille’s elemental aesthetics and his positioning of the subject as both a capitalist predator that accumulates solar...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (1): 145–161.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Aesthetics of the Natural Environment (2003) an “integrated” aesthetic in which the experience of nature is more immersive than distant. She decenters cultural aesthetics, placing the work of art alongside an equally aestheticized nature. She does so through the philosophy of aesthetics, creating...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 107–120.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Claire Colebrook Throughout his philosophical, political, exegetical, and aesthetic writings, Giorgio Agamben refers ceaselessly to the concept of potentiality. Only if we understand this concept, and the peculiar status it has for the definition of the human, will we be able to forge a new...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (1): 197–217.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and sovereign act—indeed, that it locates the problem of the political precisely in the aporetic character of that relation. Further, the piece suggests that the aesthetic emerges as a self-conscious and autonomous form, not, as Schmitt would have it, as a depoliticizing feature of liberalism, but specifically...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (4): 741–763.
Published: 01 October 2010
... be mobilized for demagogic, irrational mass politics (what Walter Benjamin calls the “aestheticization of politics he insists that it would be mistaken to reduce aesthetics to this negative use. Aesthetics may also be a site of potentiality and creation, located “on the side of the invention...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (4): 933–948.
Published: 01 October 2011
..., and politics. To achieve this recognition Margolles works in medico-legal and forensic spaces, creating aesthetic pieces from the remains of crime. This essay examines a number of artworks by Margolles as she deals in death scenes that exceed the boundaries of “typical” criminological, political, or juridical...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 784–803.
Published: 01 October 2013
... in the genesis and development of Strike Debt, a major challenge for which has been how to aesthetically mediate and ideologically frame the systemic debt servitude imposed on the majority of the population in such a way as to call forth the debtor as a collective political subject. Breaking the frames...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2002) 101 (3): 555–572.
Published: 01 July 2002
... sector of contemporary life, if all experience is now aestheticized, then, Jameson concludes, ‘‘the tra- ditional distinctiveness or ‘specificity’ of the aesthetic (or of culture as such) 10 is necessarily blurred or lost altogether Widespread ‘‘aestheticization...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 367–398.
Published: 01 April 2016
... aesthetics,” as the logic of population becomes the enabling frame for judgments concerning what is beautiful and ugly, as well as for our intuitive sense of the relationships between individuals and collectives. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 aesthetics biopolitics media theory population...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (3): 571–593.
Published: 01 July 2015
... their labor to be decommodified, but they are now choosing to aestheticize that decommodification in a manner that restores a different purpose to the first part of Kant’s claim: “purposefulness without purpose.” Let us call this “aesthetic purposefulness with purpose” and say it is that which...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (3): 555–576.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Iftikhar Dadi Ibrahim El Salahi's art, situated between Islamic textuality, African plastic forms, and transnational modernism, is distinctive in developing an aesthetic of decolonization for the Sudan and much of Africa. However, it can be usefully compared with other modernist artists from...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (3): 535–566.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that it is the spectral case of “abject blackness” that lies at the heart of Césaire's critique. Given the peculiarity of the conditions sustaining this experience of “being-black-in-the-world,” the essay interprets Césaire's poiesis through an analysis of the aesthetic and aesthetic judgment and within a class...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (1): 153–172.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Margo Natalie Crawford This essay explores the temporal differences between the lived experience of black flesh and the black body. The author uncovers an aesthetics of the open body that differs greatly from the ongoing naturalizing of the always already marked black body. There is an emerging...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (3): 491–519.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Arseli Dokumacı This article proposes a new theory of affordances that is developed through a critical disability and performance lens. Through parallels to be drawn between the creative space of aesthetic performance and the performance of everyday life lived with disability, this new theory...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (4): 665–683.
Published: 01 October 2016
... itself so as to engage with the work of key postcolonial theorists, a body of films and artworks appeared that expanded this space, maintaining the integrity of a practice that refuted the distinctions between high and low culture, in terms of aesthetics, and rhetorical address, and audiences. Third, I...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (3): 513–534.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of cultural and civilizational existence, her ecopoetics is an emancipatory aesthetics that annihilates the tenets of exoticism and mimicry and excavates the historical and political matrix of the Caribbean landscape. This study also expands the epistemological underpinnings of the Euro-American ecocritical...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (2): 279–312.
Published: 01 April 2010
... the race icon achieves its discursive power for both the social elites who often construct such iconography and for the masses who are wrongly presumed simply to consume it, the article investigates the rhetoric, aesthetics, and ideology of claiming iconic status based on access to and transference...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 121–143.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Lee Spinks The concept of the “state of exception,” which is so crucial to Giorgio Agamben's claim for the continuity between the ancient founding of the polity and modern biopolitics, enables us to rethink more local and specified historical and aesthetic changes. By examining the genre...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 165–186.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of humanism is the most fruitful one, I claim, because it is the one that opens the most promising horizon for truly effective models of ethical, political, and aesthetic praxis. © 2007 Duke University Press 2007 Jean-Philippe Deranty Witnessing the Inhuman: Agamben or Merleau-Ponty...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 January 2009
... exchanges even while Dickens contemplated the very profitable consequences of mass proliferation. In order to contextualize Dickens's entrenchment, this essay explores the means by which he fostered an aesthetic of domestic reception. Here the hearth is seen in lights both familiar and unfamiliar, as source...