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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 (2009) 108 (1): 197–217.
Published: 01 January 2009
... 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
..., 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 of sensible forms and material struc...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (4): 933–948.
Published: 01 October 2011
... 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
... 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 of the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2002) 101 (3): 555–572.
Published: 01 July 2002
... contemporary existence. If aesthetic experience permeates every 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...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 367–398.
Published: 01 April 2016
... “population 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...
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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 (2017) 116 (1): 145–161.
Published: 01 January 2017
... philosopher, describes in her book 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...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (3): 571–593.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Leigh Claire La Berge From Foucault's claim that we are now all entrepreneurs of ourselves to Antonio Negri's (and others') claim that we are now in a moment of the real subsumption of labor to capital, the status of labor has changed. What aesthetic approaches to the status of labor as commodity...
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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 the...
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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 (3): 535–566.
Published: 01 July 2016
... 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...
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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...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (2): 265–284.
Published: 01 April 2009
... at critique through aesthetic content and form. A similitude is suggested between the form contemporary ideology has taken and the internal functioning of artworks. It is finally suggested that the critique of aestheticized reality implies a theory that is able to critically address itself in a way...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (1): 197–219.
Published: 01 January 2010
... day-to-day routine in the infamous Kober (Cooper) Prison in Khartoum, Sudan. It also provides a stylistic and aesthetic analysis of the same drawings in the context of El Salahi's oeuvre and its evolution. Salah M. Hassan Ibrahim El Salahi’s “Prison Notebook”: A Visual Memoir...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (3): 475–503.
Published: 01 July 2010
... permanently to France and pursue alternative aesthetic horizons. As a result, the subtleties of his long career, the means through which his practices “belong to the modern,” and the cartographies and densities of a complex, cosmopolitan artistic life are lost in either overdetermined histories of African...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (3): 577–594.
Published: 01 July 2010
... surrealist poems, written either by Al-Gazzar or by the Alexandrian poet Ahmad Mursi. These works of art clearly adopt the surrealist aesthetic language, both visual and verbal. The drawings illustrate a particular zeitgeist in the Egyptian artistic milieu and mirror the individual and genuine artistic...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 89–100.
Published: 01 January 2011
... historical past, in the form of a permanent threat to the interior's governing aesthetic. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 David A. Ellison The Spoiler’s Art: Embarrassed Space as Memorialization Over and over again, the other speakers—senators...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (2): 465–486.
Published: 01 April 2011
... Nations in Geneva, in 1923, John Mohawk's 1978 Basic Call to Consciousness , and more recently, Taiaiake Alfred's 1999 Peace, Power, Righteousness . These artists demonstrate the critical role they play in the ongoing formation of sovereignty as a visual or aesthetic issue in conjunction with its historic...