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9781932698718 | Cabinet, December 27, 2016, cover price $12.00

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Product Description: One of only a handful of substances produced in nature expressly as food, milk is fundamental for infant mammalian nutrition, but is also foundational in human myth and religion. Cabinet issue 62, with a special section on “Milk,” includes Renata Salecl on the psychoanalytical implications of the recent death of a child solely breastfed for the first five years of his life; Jeff Dolven on milk and luminosity; Esther Leslie and Melanie Jackson on the ways in which milk is transformed from primary material to metaphorical excess; and Melanie Tyson on the colonial history of condensed milk...read more

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9781932698701 | Cabinet, October 25, 2016, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: One of only a handful of substances produced in nature expressly as food, milk is fundamental for infant mammalian nutrition, but is also foundational in human myth and religion.

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Product Description: This description of Cabinet issue 61 was written on 1 September 2015. Which also happens to be 17 Dhu al-Qada 1436. And 17 Elul 5775. And 19 Wu 4713. The passage of time may be immutable, but the innumerable systems (Gregorian, Islamic, Hebrew and Chinese, respectively, above) that have been used to order our experience of Earth’s transit through the solar system suggest that our methods of measuring it are not...read more
By Sina Najafi (editor)

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9781932698695 | Cabinet, August 23, 2016, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: This description of Cabinet issue 61 was written on 1 September 2015.

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Product Description: Just as the very first constructed containers emerged at a time when new techniques of food gathering and storage began to give rise to novel technologies of collection, transportation and conservation, so too have the innovations in “packaging” across the hundreds of intervening millennia both flowed from, and made possible, new modes of social, cultural and economic activity...read more
By Sina Najafi (editor)

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9781932698688 | Cabinet, June 28, 2016, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Just as the very first constructed containers emerged at a time when new techniques of food gathering and storage began to give rise to novel technologies of collection, transportation and conservation, so too have the innovations in “packaging” across the hundreds of intervening millennia both flowed from, and made possible, new modes of social, cultural and economic activity.

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Product Description: Across history, the morality of taking what belongs to another has been of concern to both theologians and lawmakers. Yet theft necessarily raises the question of what constitutes ownership, opening onto a longstanding philosophical debate about the relationship between property, freedom and virtue that stretches from Plato through Aquinas, Kant and Marx to contemporary theorists of intellectual property...read more
By D. Graham Burnett (editor), Sina Najafi (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698664 | Cabinet, February 23, 2016, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Across history, the morality of taking what belongs to another has been of concern to both theologians and lawmakers.

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Product Description: The theorist Fredric Jameson once wrote that it has become easier for us to imagine the world ending than to imagine a society not built around capitalism. As scenarios forecasting the collapse of social and ecological systems become increasingly credible, our answers seem confined to taking measures within the very logic that is the cause of our predicament...read more
By Sina Najafi (editor)

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9781932698657 | Cabinet, December 29, 2015, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: The theorist Fredric Jameson once wrote that it has become easier for us to imagine the world ending than to imagine a society not built around capitalism.

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Product Description: Athletic contests are nearly as old as human society itself. They have grown and flourished across the millennia and around the world, and today form the basis of a global industry worth in excess of six hundred billion dollars. And such games are not just for the players: audiences' fascination with sports also make them a productive sphere through which to consider questions of spectatorship, tribalism and belonging...read more
By D. Graham Burnett (editor), Jeffrey Kastner (editor), Sina Najafi (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698640 | Cabinet, June 23, 2015, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Athletic contests are nearly as old as human society itself.

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Product Description: Though most often thought of in prosaic terms--a spilled drink, a fender bender, a slip on an icy street--the accident is a concept with a long and complex philosophical pedigree. From Aristotle to Paul Virilio, the accident--from the Latin, meaning to "fall out"--is something that comes as a surprise, yet must also be planned for and strategically avoided...read more
By D. Graham Burnett (editor), Jeffrey Kastner (editor), Sina Najafi (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698626 | Cabinet, December 31, 2014, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Though most often thought of in prosaic terms--a spilled drink, a fender bender, a slip on an icy street--the accident is a concept with a long and complex philosophical pedigree.

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Product Description: Love was classically thought to come in four distinct varieties--agape (spiritual love), eros (physical passion), philia (friendship) and storge (familial affection). It might be argued that with modernity, one of these--eros--has come to dominate our landscape, where romance and its obstacles inform so many of our cultural narratives and consumer fantasies...read more
By Sina Najafi (editor)

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9781932698633 | Cabinet, March 24, 2015, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Love was classically thought to come in four distinct varieties--agape (spiritual love), eros (physical passion), philia (friendship) and storge (familial affection).

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Product Description: The Stone Age is not over! Whether nestled in a dark corner of the gall bladder or hurtling toward us at fearsome speeds from the Kuyper Belt, whether yielding to the sculptor’s delicate chisel or used to decorate the human body, stones continue be an integral part of sociopolitical economies...read more
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9781932698619 | Cabinet, September 30, 2014, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: The Stone Age is not over!

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Product Description: Celebration--acting variously as a binding force for a community or as a self-congratulatory act, carried out in settings as intimate as a family dinner and as grand as tickertape parades--would seem to be so fundamental to human behavior as to operate ahistorically...read more
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9781932698602 | Cabinet, June 30, 2014, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Celebration--acting variously as a binding force for a community or as a self-congratulatory act, carried out in settings as intimate as a family dinner and as grand as tickertape parades--would seem to be so fundamental to human behavior as to operate ahistorically.

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By Sina Najafi (editor)

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9781932698596 | Cabinet, February 28, 2014, cover price $12.00

By D. Graham Burnett (editor), Jeffrey Kastner (editor), Sina Najafi (editor), Margaret Sundell (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698497 | Cabinet, October 31, 2013, cover price $12.00

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Product Description: The cultural, social and scientific management of death--how to postpone it, how to prepare for it, what to do with remains, how to remember the deceased--forms the rarely acknowledged framework for the formation of society. Community is only possible if its members avow and disavow, the fact that every one of them will die...read more
By D. Graham Burnett (editor), Jeffrey Kastner (editor), Sina Najafi (editor), Margaret Sundell (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698480 | Cabinet, July 31, 2013, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: The cultural, social and scientific management of death--how to postpone it, how to prepare for it, what to do with remains, how to remember the deceased--forms the rarely acknowledged framework for the formation of society.

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Product Description: Among the largest and longest-lived of all terrestrial organisms, trees are not just an integral part of the planet’s ecology, but are also a key resource in the development of civilization and a ubiquitous cultural metaphor, used to describe everything from the organization of knowledge to the structures of genetics and genealogy...read more
By D. Graham Burnett (editor), Jeffrey Kastner (editor), Sina Najafi (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698473 | Cabinet, April 30, 2013, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Among the largest and longest-lived of all terrestrial organisms, trees are not just an integral part of the planet’s ecology, but are also a key resource in the development of civilization and a ubiquitous cultural metaphor, used to describe everything from the organization of knowledge to the structures of genetics and genealogy.

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Product Description: Every time you put a letter in the mail, every time you stop at a traffic light, a complex--and usually invisible--network of logistics is at work. Cabinet issue 47, with a special section on Logistics, features James Whittington on the diaries of Dmitri Pavlov, the Soviet official who determined who would eat and who would starve during the siege of Leningrad; Jacqueline Bochner on the harmonization of international postal systems; Daniella Stone on the logistics of the hospital kitchen; and a travelogue from the Cabinet “Hand-Delivered Issue Road Trip...read more
By Sina Najafi (editor)

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9781932698466 | Cabinet, January 31, 2013, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Every time you put a letter in the mail, every time you stop at a traffic light, a complex--and usually invisible--network of logistics is at work.

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Product Description: From the rule of “an eye for an eye” in the Code of Hammurabi and the Old Testament to the rise of the reforming “penitentiary” in the nineteenth century, from Kant’s notion of the right of retaliation to historical-philosophical explorations by Michel Foucault and John Rawls, the question of punishment has long been central to religious, political and philosophical discourse...read more
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9781932698459 | Cabinet, December 30, 2012, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: From the rule of “an eye for an eye” in the Code of Hammurabi and the Old Testament to the rise of the reforming “penitentiary” in the nineteenth century, from Kant’s notion of the right of retaliation to historical-philosophical explorations by Michel Foucault and John Rawls, the question of punishment has long been central to religious, political and philosophical discourse.

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Product Description: The life of legendary Swiss photographer Ernst Moiré is so shrouded in speculation that he sometimes seems more like a phantasm than the flesh-and-blood figure whose name will forever be linked with the well-known printer’s error...read more

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9783952339138 | Cabinet, July 31, 2012, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: The life of legendary Swiss photographer Ernst Moiré is so shrouded in speculation that he sometimes seems more like a phantasm than the flesh-and-blood figure whose name will forever be linked with the well-known printer’s error.

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Product Description: In the nineteenth century, Marx rejected the notion of homo sapiens, offering instead homo faber to indicate how consciousness follows from the primary activity of making. Against this, a certain ludic tradition has imagined a homo ludens, humans defined through their relationship with games and play...read more
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9781932698442 | Cabinet, June 30, 2012, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: In the nineteenth century, Marx rejected the notion of homo sapiens, offering instead homo faber to indicate how consciousness follows from the primary activity of making.

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Product Description: Rome was not built in a day, but can an issue of a quarterly magazine be produced in 24 hours? This is the question that this issue of Cabinet attempts to answer. Inspired by the resourcefulness of the bricoleur making do with what is at hand, Cabinet issue 44, with a special section titled “24 Hours,” sees writers and artists across the world respond to assignments in the space of one day...read more
By D. Graham Burnett (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698435 | Cabinet, February 29, 2012, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Rome was not built in a day, but can an issue of a quarterly magazine be produced in 24 hours?

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Product Description: When the current cycle of the Maya Long Count calendar concludes on 21 December 2012, the world will end. And so Cabinet offers doomed readers a guide to the brief time that remains. This oversized, beautifully produced wall calendar, featuring artworks by Swedish artists Bigert & Bergström illustrating 12 methods of divination, ignores the familiar holidays in favor of more than 60 significant dates in the history of apocalyptic prophecy...read more
By Jeffrey Kastner (editor) and Sina Najafi (editor)

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9781932698534 | Wal edition (Cabinet, January 31, 2012), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: When the current cycle of the Maya Long Count calendar concludes on 21 December 2012, the world will end.

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Product Description: Derived from the Latin “forensis,” the word forensics refers to the “forum” and designates the practice of making an argument by using objects before a professional, political or legal gathering. Cabinet issue 43, with a special section on “Forensics” edited by Eyal Weizman, features Weizman on the changing role of forensics following the discovery of the body of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele; Lawrence abu-Hamdan on the use by the British police of minute shifts in electrical signatures to precisely date recorded phone conversations; an interview with legendary forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow; and artist projects by Hito Steyerl and Fareed Armaly...read more
By D. Graham Burnett (editor), Sina Najafi (editor) and Christopher Turner (contributor)

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9781932698428 | Cabinet, December 30, 2011, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Derived from the Latin “forensis,” the word forensics refers to the “forum” and designates the practice of making an argument by using objects before a professional, political or legal gathering.

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Product Description: Across fields as disparate as historiography, psychiatry and anthropology, remembering was long considered primary and forgetting simply a malfunction of recall. But after figures such as Nietzsche and Freud, the act of forgetting has undergone a wholesale reevaluation; for many modern thinkers, active forgetting is the precondition for living...read more
By Sina Najafi (editor)

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9781932698411 | Cabinet, September 30, 2011, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Across fields as disparate as historiography, psychiatry and anthropology, remembering was long considered primary and forgetting simply a malfunction of recall.

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Product Description: Invisible but indispensable, infrastructure is the unsung hero of modernity. A term originally coined in the early twentieth century to refer to the combination of logistics and material necessary for any military operation, the word has come to encompass all the various physical and organizational systems necessary to maintain urban environments, transportation and communication networks, and global commerce...read more
By D. Graham Burnett (editor), Jeffrey Kastner (editor), Sina Najafi (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698404 | Cabinet, July 31, 2011, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Invisible but indispensable, infrastructure is the unsung hero of modernity.

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