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J Armitage on Sat, 4 Mar 2006 00:11:42 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> [pub] CULTURAL POLITICS - NEW SPECIAL ISSUE - JUST TARGETS


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Dear friends

Cultural Politics is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 2,
Issue
1, March 2006, which is a special issue entitled 'Just Targets'. I would
be
grateful if you would circulate this announcement to any interested
colleagues.

Best wishes

John
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CULTURAL POLITICS

VOLUME 02

ISSUE 01

MARCH 2006

 

SPECIAL ISSUE: JUST TARGETS

GUEST EDITORS

RYAN BISHOP, GREGORY CLANCEY AND JOHN PHILLIPS

National University of Singapore

 

The guest editors of this special issue of Cultural Politics on 'Just
Targets' argue that targeting, in several interrelated and specified
senses,
must be regarded as intrinsic to urban processes, and that with
intensifications of  these processes during the last 150 years or so,
issues
of targeting and questions of the just in relation to cities have become
increasingly urgent.  With growing concerns about urban war, crime and
terrorism, on the one hand, and urban government, administration and
policies, on the other, the connection between targeting and justice is
more
fraught than ever.  This special issue examines the nature of the urban
ensemble as a network of material and ideal relations that must
perpetually
negotiate new relations (of justice and targeting) with its outlaws, its
misfits and criminals.  Exploring an emergent geopolitics of urban
processes, looking at the need for new paradigms but also at the
requirements of a deep historicity that helps to determine the present,
both
the editors and the contributors to the issue analyze the paradoxes
inherent
in targeting as they began to emerge from World War I onwards, and
question
distinctions between war and urban society, acknowledging, as we must,
the
increasing militarization of the latter. This special issue of Cultural
Politics on 'Just Targets' thus contributes to a gathering intellectual
engagement with issues of justice and the modes of targeting that
characterize the 21st century city.

 

Contents

Editorial

Just Targets

Ryan Bishop, Gregory Clancey and John Phillips

"The Target is the People": Representations of the Village in
Modernization
and US National Security Doctrine

Nick Cullather

Vast Clearings: Emergency, Technology, and American De-Urbanization,
1930-1945

Gregory Clancey

SARS Epidemic and the Disclosure of Singapore Nation

Chua Beng Huat

Prolegomenon to a Right to Disappear

Irving Goh

Field Report/Art Work

An Axis of Intensity

Jordan Crandall

Book Review Essay

Urban Studies and the Targeting of Cities 

(Stephen Graham (ed) Cities, War and Terrorism: Towards an Urban
Geopolitics)

Tim Bunnell

 

ABOUT CULTURAL POLITICS

Cultural Politics (ISSN: 1743-2197) is published three times a year in
March, July and November. The first issue was published in March 2005.

Edited by John Armitage, University of Northumbria, and Douglas Kellner,
University of California at Los Angeles, and Ryan Bishop, National
University of Singapore, Singapore.

 

Cultural Politics is an international, refereed journal that explores
the
global character and effects of contemporary culture and politics.
Cultural
Politics explores precisely what is cultural about politics and what is
political about culture. Publishing across the Arts, Humanities and
Social
Sciences, the journal welcomes articles from different political
positions,
cultural approaches and geographical locations.

          Cultural Politics publishes work that analyses how cultural
identities, agencies and actors, political issues and conflicts, and
global
media are linked, characterized, examined and resolved. In so doing, the
journal supports the innovative study of established, embryonic,
marginalised or unexplored regions of cultural politics.

          Cultural Politics, while embodying the interdisciplinary
coverage
and discursive critical spirit of contemporary cultural studies,
emphasizes
how cultural theories and practices intersect with and elucidate analyses
of
political power. The journal invites articles on: representation and
visual
culture; modernism and postmodernism; media, film and communications;

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