November 7, 2008 - Cabinet - Issue 31 available now
November 7, 2008

Issue 31 available now

Cabinet magazine issue 31,
with a special section on “Shame”
guest-edited by Aleksandra Wagner,
available now

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Unabashedly presenting:

- Aleksandra Wagner on marital shame in the tale of Hasanaginica
- Alan Jacobs on the obloquy of Adam and Eve
- Marilyn Ivy on the ignominious influence of Ruth Benedict’s The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
- George Makari on the medically unspeakable
- Renata Salecl on the disapproving gaze of the Other
- Sina Najafi and David Serlin discuss shame and shamelessness with Lauren Berlant
- Artist projects by Amy Cutler, Daniel Joseph Martinez, and Cara Phillips

And further, without apology:

- D. Graham Burnett on the wonders of the otolithic organs
- Daniel Rosenberg on the curious story of the Jell-O box and the atom bomb
- Leland de la Durantaye on Gauguin, Flaubert, Segalen, and “the exotic”
- Brian Dillon stays up late talking insomnia with Eluned Summers-Bremner
- Aaron Levy in conversation with sleep scientist David Dinges
- George Pendle on the inadvertent glory of Prussian blue
- Josh Kun on his mother’s marginalia
- Artist projects by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Christopher James & Florian Maier-Aichen, and David Levine

And a pull-out poster by Implicasphere on Smoke

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Cabinet is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Cabinet receives generous support from the Orphiflamme Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Katchadourian Foundation, the Danielson Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

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