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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

theoretical backdrop to our article, namely, anthropomorphization, machinic interpellation, and masculinity. Second, we discuss different versions of the cultural imaginary of autonomous vehicles and how they may or may not challenge gendered relations. Here

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The Discourse of Drama

Regulating Girls in an Icelandic School

Bergljót Thrastardóttir, Steinunn Helga Lárusdóttir, and Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson

discourse” (137). Butler sees subjectification as discursive performativity, which occurs through patterns of stimulus and repetition. She also draws on the Althusserian notion of interpellation to illustrate how discourse creates classificatory systems for

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Is the Kingdom of Bicycles Rising Again?

Cycling, Gender, and Class in Postsocialist China

Hilda Rømer Christensen

connected to my second key notion, the idea of interpellation, which enables us to understand how technologies and subjectivities are co-constituted in the use and appeal of material artifacts. Interpellation as a concept derives from the French philosopher

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Holding Up Half the Sky

Global Narratives of Girls at Risk and Celebrity Philanthropy

Angharad Valdivia

nearly weeps into the camera about the wasted promise of girls. We are interpellated through the narrative to help girls at risk. We encounter girls at risk who face nearly insurmountable challenges and must, as a matter of survival, become can-do girls

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Traveling “Back” to India

Globalization as Imperialism in Pico Iyer's Video Night in Kathmandu

Malini Johar Schueller

This article teases out the complex intersections between Pico Iyer's Video Night in Kathmandu as an Orientalist travel narrative and as a treatise on the cultural flows of globalization by analyzing the politics of Iyer's adoption of a migrant, cosmopolitan persona as well as his conscious attempt to rewrite the gendered hierarchies of imperialism. It examines the unspoken privileges of whiteness and Westernness in Iyer's adoption of a decentered persona that struggles to overcome (particularly in his chapter on India) being interpellated as “Indian.” The larger purpose of the essay is to interrogate the rhetoric of cultural globalization as beyond the hierarchies of imperialism.

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Christiaan Beyers

In the context of transitional justice, how does the reinvented state come to be assumed as a social fact? South African land restitution interpellates victims of apartheid- and colonial-era forced removals as claimants, moral and legal subjects of a virtuous 'new' state. In the emotional narratives of loss and suffering called forth in land claim forms, the state is addressed as a subject capable of moral engagement. Claim forms also 'capture' affects related to the event of forced removals as an unstable political resource. However, within an ultimately legal and bureaucratic process, the desire for recognition is typically not reciprocated. Moreover, material settlements are indefinitely delayed due to political and institutional complications. The resulting disillusionment is counterweighed by persistent aspirations for state redress.

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Drag Acts

Performativity, Subversion and the AIDS Poetry of Rafael Campo and Mark Doty

Joanne Rendell

According to Judith Butler, gender, although seemingly essential and fixed, is a series of corporeal acts and gestures which iterate or repeat cultural norms. She argues, in fact, that it is the very citationality of gender that makes it appear natural, inherent and internal. Drawing on Jacques Derrida’s ‘Signature, Event, Context’, an article which argues that the performative speech act is not a singular act but instead ‘a reiteration of a norm or set of norms’, Butler therefore poses the notion of gender as ‘performative’. She is always quick to point out that this does not mean gender is performance, in the sense of being a conscious and optional act. In an Althusserian vein, Butler instead sees the subject as compelled and interpellated into subjectivity through the compulsory imitation and continual citation of gender. Drag, according to Butler, reveals this performativity by its parodic play on gender roles, and she argues that drag can serve a ‘subversive function’

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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

The Politics/People Dichotomy in the Ethnography of Post-Yugoslav Nationalization

Stef Jansen

and the gullibility of their fellow nationals. Yet, more often, such narratives allude to the nationalist politics that interpellated national others . Stating that “ordinary people” were overcome by politika thus still allows for a differential

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A Compassionate Look

Ryan Schowen

/exteriority to interpellate participants (curator, photographers, audience members) into particular epistemic frames. The viewer must transition into these epistemic frames by interacting with the screens themselves, since they are accessing the exhibit online

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Witnessing and Testimony as Event

Israeli NGOs, Palestinian Witnesses, and the Undoing of Human Rights Bureaucracy

Omri Grinberg

acute violence, an ever-looming threat that is a strategic element in the occupation's structural violence ( Bornstein 2002 ) – and the witnesses’ home ( Bourdieu 1970: 164 ). While interpellated as witnesses in a procedural interaction of bureaucratic