Politics: An Interview with W. J. T. Mitchell

Smith, Marquard (2009) Politics: An Interview with W. J. T. Mitchell. Culture, Theory and Critique, 50(2&3), pp. 321-335. ISSN (print) 1473-5784

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Abstract

In this wide-ranging interview W. J. T. Mitchell discusses his commitment to politics, cultural politics, and the politics of culture. Always engaging, always stimulating, always provocative, he speaks at length about Barack Obama, the events of 11 September 2001, Guantanamo Bay, Abu Grhaib, and his time travelling, lecturing, and teaching in some of the world's most highly charged territories: Israel, Palestine, Cuba, and China. Forever listening and learning, in this interview Mitchell displays his passion for and his dedication to intellectual life. Here, as in the rest of his work, he provides the best kind of object lesson in how reading, looking, studying, criticising, analysing, and trying to understand all raise the question, in their own unique ways, of what it means to be political, what it means to do politics.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Art and design
Communication, cultural and media studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > School of Art & Design History
Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 09:54
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14735780903240380
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/32104

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