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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and practical failure. This article combines insights from recent affect theory and indigenous and non–North Atlantic societies in response to this epistemological and theoretical critique. It argues (1) that affect analyses can give a fuller account of the ways in which nonhuman others participate...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 135–152.
Published: 01 January 2023
...@newschool.edu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 semiotics rhetoric Marx Deconstructionism Affect Theory Lauren Berlant, Michael Silverstein, and Moishe Postone were colleagues at the University of Chicago for over thirty years and fellows at the Center for Psychosocial Studies...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... . 2010 . “ An Inventory of Shimmers .” In The Affect Theory Reader , edited by Gregg Melissa Seigworth Gregory J. , 1 – 25 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Shapin Steven Schaffer Simon . 1985 . Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
... as computational media, affective computing creates more spacious room for social actors to maneuver, because the meanings of emotion terms are extraordinarily malleable. The construction of affective computing faces, more generally, competing established theories of emotion for model building, 9 and more...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 49–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... in Cairo. 5. My mode of analysis is discussed further in Malmström 2019 . This article focuses on the materiality of suspicion during the Sisi era in contrast to my recent book on the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution, especially after the disaster in 2013, through the prism of affect theory...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Seigworth Gregory J. , eds. 2010 . The affect theory reader . Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press . Gunewardena Nandini Mark Schuller , eds. 2008 . Capitalizing on catastrophe: Neoliberal strategies in disaster reconstruction . New York : Rowman and Littlefield . Guyer Jane...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 January 2020
... and affect theory have convincingly overthrown. But, as Nigel Thrift (2008 : 85) writes: “A person becomes a shifting ensemble of states that are received and passed on, states over which that person rarely has much in the way of direct control but which can be modulated in the passing in such a way...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
... assessment is as salient as when he published his General Theory. Yet his clear distinction between calculation and feeling tenders a modern fantasy (see Keynes 2008). The affects that Keynes assigns to the limits of reason accrue even...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 393–416.
Published: 01 September 2005
... important than those dramas themselves, and also because Kant’s characterization of the affective, partial, but public thinking of spectators in response to the French Revolution captures some of the essential features of what democratic...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 349–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., and beauty of the child-to-be. Puthea was caught between irritation with her auntie's “superstitious” line of thinking and intimacy with theories of pregnant women's practices influencing the physicality of the fetus. Visual and affective practices—petting the cat, and perhaps loving it too much...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 599–618.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., exchange value, and sign value need to be reconfigured. A new dimension of the object is emerging, one that is best understood as combining aura and affect. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 For his insightful contributions, I thank Ken Rufo. This article is part of a larger project...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 371–392.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of semantic change, for example, do not do justice to the affective and rhetorical questions involved in tracing enthusiasm’s volatile political history. Clement Hawes has helpfully suggested that enthusi- asm is best understood as a rhetoric, a “manic style...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (2): 443–449.
Published: 01 May 1998
... often have prior local or subnational attachments that have to be explicitly erased by national pro- paganda in order for nationalism in its strong form to exist. No theory of folk identity, however plausible, can account for the affective side of nationalism, since it is only through the vehicle...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., including oneself. Maria Frederika Malmström's “Navigating the Ocean of Suspicion: Affective Materiality and Agential Ambivalence in Sisi's Cairo” focuses on how activists move in paranoid and dangerous conditions. A decade after the Arab Spring, surveillance, arrests, torture, incarceration...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 1993
... call a "rhetoric of affect," rarely ever rises above the journalistic level: vague generalizations, sweeping summaries of historical developments and intellectual trends, poor documentation, and so fork2 If one had...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 423–430.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of Cultural Materialism . London : Sage . Muñoz José Estebán . 2000 . “ Feeling Brown: Ethnicity and Affect in Ricardo Bracho’s The Sweetest Hangover (and Other STDs) .” Theatre Journal 52 , no. 1 : 67 – 79 . Pew Research Center . 2010 . Executive summary of Tolerance and Tension...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 441–448.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of social engineering by state elites seeking to squash the course of the class struggle ( Hobsbawm and Ranger 1983 ). IC was much more concerned with the affective force of nations to inspire ordinary people to die for their sake. Anderson’s anthropological parsing of the nation as an “imagined...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 327–348.
Published: 01 May 2020
... inherent in current drug war policies. In this article, I explore the elusive, haunting positionalities and experiences produced by narco-accusations in rural areas of northern Mexico. In particular, I reflect on the political and affective consequences of these accusations for the working-class poor...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 495–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
... not through self-interest but through affective dispositions such as solidarity and “trust,” as the premier theorist of social capital, Robert D. Putnam, has put it.28 With trustful, solidaristic relations now considered key to the wealth...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of the configuration of chromatin, the name given to the complex of DNA and proteins that compacts the very long strand of genetic material into the tiny space of the nucleus. Chromatin can loosen up or become more compact, affecting the availability of DNA for transcription and therefore translation (the other...