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Series: The Frank C. Brown collection of North Carolina folklore ;
Published: 01 January 1970
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382867-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8286-7
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372998-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7299-8
... This memoir recounts some of the social encounters and specific details of the photographic series Vancouver Carts (2005–ongoing) by the Canadian artist Kelly Wood. The series documents the changing phenomena of the shopping carts of the homeless in the area around the “poorest postal code...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... on a football field at Stanford, and the recent Dance Your PhD contests. In these contexts, practitioners become kinesthetic proxies for the molecular phenomena they model. They run “body experiments,” rather than just thought experiments, using the physicality of their bodies to test and assess possible...
Series: [sic] Series
Published: 06 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375470-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7547-0
... The phenomena of anamorphism and the subversive effects, which results from the shift or switch of perspectives is also very much present and marks an important aspect in the work of Slavoj Žižek. This change in the perspective, is very much connected to some of Lacan’s concepts, such as object...
Published: 15 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375128-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
... performance, political performance, and aesthetic performance often work together. This chapter shows how these phenomena constitute a capitalist spectacle (Debord) interconnected to such a degree that it is difficult, if not impossible, to understand one without the other. scenario capitalism...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374374-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7437-4
... and difference in the brain. It highlights the risks of essentializing social categories and fixing them in the developing brain—for example, in the brains of poor and minority children. The chapter argues that neuroscientific practices have an effect on (are part of) the phenomena they seek to measure, and thus...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375487-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7548-7
... This chapter explore the scene’s “social preconditions,” in other words, the larger forces and phenomena happening in the 1960s through the 1970s that created a social context in which the mobile scene could take root and grow. That includes both structural forces, such as large-scale...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... engineers conduct in vitro experiments on selected aspects of in vivo biological phenomena, and examines them as participants in distributed cognitive systems. These devices serve as a site not only of simulation of biological processes but also of the researchers’ epistemic norms and values. Examining how...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 07 April 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7318-6
... in the nineteenth century as well as a variety of social and cultural phenomena: the slave and Chinese populations; festivities such as Carnival, bullfights, and the Amancaes Parade; and the occupation of Lima and the destruction caused by the war with Chile. Writers recognized that Lima was changing...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373391-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7339-1
... The introduction examines the peculiar history shared by critique and the sovereign function, two phenomena bound by their common root in crisis. Tapping into that same history, the introduction advances a political thought intended to reinvigorate the nexus of crisis and critique by inserting...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375814-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7581-4
... The burgeoning field of nonconsciousness studies offers new paradigms. Studies of such phenomena as “deliberation without attention,” “choice blindness,” and “priming” have called into question the myth of rational calculation, showing, for example, that the more considered a consumer decision...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... and mutually constitutive. While the statuses of these categories are different, all were subject to varying degrees of coercive labor extraction. The introduction also highlights the phenomena of “category drift” that accelerated after the end of the transatlantic slave trade in 1850, the mobilization...
Book Chapter

By Natasha Myers
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
.... It takes a close look at computer graphic animations of molecular movements and phenomena such as protein folding and unfolding. The chapter argues that the narrative forms and temporalities of these animations render molecules in ways that exceed the conventions and mechanistic logics to which...
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372882-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7288-2
... The first chapter focuses on a concept whose hour of glory corresponds to the historical ascension of neoliberalism: globalization. Calling into question the assumption that it was invented in order to provide a neutral account of unprecedented phenomena, it details the extent to which...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... by practitioners when their models of otherwise imperceptible and indeterminate phenomena are taken as realistic representations of concrete objects. This chapter argues that in spite of the representational failings of their models, practitioners find ways to keep open the space between the model and its referent...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... are privileged because they played key roles in the island’s history and most convicts came from Pernambuco and other northeastern provinces. Key moments in the histories of categories of the intractable poor are highlighted to illustrate their interconnection and the phenomena of category drift. This grounds...
Book Chapter

By Samantha Frost
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374350-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7435-0
... Chapter 3 broaches anxieties about biological reductionism that often motivate a cautionary orientation toward biology or lurk beneath a reluctance to draw on aspects of the biological sciences for thinking about cultural and political phenomena. The chapter refigures the nature of biological...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373186-042
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7318-6
..., eclectic, and somehow inclusive city. These selections capture the multiple perspectives on Lima’s rapid growth. They also cover recent phenomena, such as the violence of the Shining Path in the 1980s and 1990s, the expansion of evangelical churches, and the gastronomic boom that both limeños and visitors...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... to the relationships between their respective communities and the nation. Based on analyses of media reports, public speeches, and individual and focus group interviews, this chapter explores the phenomena of “archipelagic diasporas” and “celebrity culture,” and investigates the next generation of Caribbean Canadians...
Book Chapter

By Natasha Myers
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... This chapter introduces the challenges protein crystallographers face building models of otherwise imperceptible phenomena. The chapter highlights the ways that protein modelers must cultivate embodied knowledge to visualize, reason through, and articulate their insights into molecular...