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By focusing on artworks made by persons confronting their own mortality, this essay explores the relation between the exterior, visible colors of art and the interior experiences of pain and imagination, as mediated through the process of artistic production by persons living with a sick or...
Financial prediction provokes intense affect. For bond traders, hedge fund managers, and economic planners, both statistical reasoning and affective discomfort surround professional judgments about the future. This article argues that contemporary financial knowledge is organized around the...
This essay discusses the impact of realist aesthetics as a "pedagogy of the gaze" that addresses the pressing issues of urban violence in Brazil.
If not quite in these words, some scholars and activists who have promoted a social movement based on the civil rights movement have implied that their project is undermined by "a whole lot of bitches jumpin' ship," while few bother to question whether and to what extent that movement provides...
Focusing on specific assemblages that have historically been seen as communities of lower-class and underclass individuals and families, this essay examines the history of members of these "communities" who come to inhabit not the positions of the down-and-out, where they allegedly belong, but...
This essay examines the cultural politics of the Lebanese Independence Uprising of spring 2005. I argue that representations produced during the uprising reveal a rhetoric of resistance to the kind of military coercion and legitimating discourses that mark contemporary history, not just in the...
This interview investigates how the photographer Rogério Reis created his photographic installation Microwave as a response to the urban violence of the drug trade in Rio de Janeiro. It explores also how Reis decided to make this aesthetic option, how the relation between the press and the drug...
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