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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 491–512.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Jennifer C. Nash; Samantha Pinto This paper sits with the understudied subgenre of the contemporary black maternal memoir in the Black Lives Matter era. We read Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin’s Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin and Lezley McSpadden’s Tell the Truth and Shame...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 195–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Travis Alexander Abstract This essay asks how we are to think the ethics of Black Lives Matter protest amid conditions of contagion in the summer of 2020. It argues that the multitude instantiated in these events didn't simply tolerate the biomedical damage that could result from such proximity...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 17–26.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., anger, and, ironically, American ambitions of many black youth coming of age today. Coates’s literary powers, in part, are found in affirming the value of black life by chronicling all the ways that black lives have been made to not matter. And a distinctive part of his appeal—that is, as a voice...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2016
....” That would become the second ubiquitous slogan of a protest-packed 2014 (“Black lives matter” being the third), and the Garner footage taken by bystander Ramsey Orta was all the more riveting for the synchronous sound it captured along with the low-resolution camera-phone images uploaded to YouTube. When...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 419–436.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the lead of advocacy and action research groups that employ ICTs for Black counter-public development such as Black Lives Matter and other antiracist protest movements. The same smartphones used to surveil and criminalize Black bodies can also record police violence and disseminate recordings and live...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 423–430.
Published: 01 May 2020
... . Modern Language Review 75 , no. 4 : 826 – 30 . Williams Raymond . 1977 . Marxism and Literature . Oxford : Oxford University Press . 1 “What We Believe,” Black Lives Matter (website), accessed December 8, 2019, blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/ . Marxism...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
... a discursively violent process of changing various verbs in my discussion of Devonte from the present tense to the past tense, and then back again. For example, “Devonte’s story seems quintessential in the moment of Black Lives Matter [BLM]: transracial adoption as a mechanism that can produce a little black boy...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 147–152.
Published: 01 May 2022
... along a global economic frontier to global expressions of solidarity during Black Lives Matter protests. In 2020, protecting ourselves and keeping each other safe involved masking up, staying home, and maintaining social distance. Nevertheless, millions of people took to the streets to protest police...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2019
... .” In Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter , edited by Camp Jordan T. Heatherton Christina . New York : Verso Books . Khalili Laleh . 2012 . Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . LeVine...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 441–466.
Published: 01 September 2021
... friendly, but she insists that the customer leave. The woman does, but on the video she immediately turns around, agitated, reenters the shop, and screams, “Fuck Black Lives Matter!” To be clear, not all of the interracial conflicts involve white people asserting the right not to wear a mask. One video...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2019
... . Camp Jordan T. Heatherton Christina . 2016 . “ Introduction: Policing the Planet .” In Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter , edited by Camp Jordan T. Heatherton Christina , 1 – 11 . London : Verso . Center for the Study of the Drone . 2017...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 137–147.
Published: 01 May 2021
... . Buchanan Larry , Bui Quoctrung , and Patel Jugal K. 2020 . “ Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History .” New York Times , July 3 . www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/03/us/george-floyd-protests-crowd-size.html . Butler James . 2020 . “ Follow...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 289–303.
Published: 01 September 2021
... demanding justice for Daniel Prude and replaced the American flag with the Black Lives Matter flag, the sky above was frothy with West Coast wildfire smoke carried by the polar jet stream thousands of miles to upstate New York. Did you know that in California, the wildfires were being fought by incarcerated...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 191–206.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in Ghana also get a special kind of strong armed treatment from the local police force.” 1 Ghanaian journalist Nana Ama Agyemang Asante ( 2020 ) wrote: “If we mean it when we say Black lives matter everywhere, then we shouldn't only hold racist police and white supremacy to account for the murder...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 393–408.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the black people.” The same remains so today, prohibiting our move toward a possible decolonial future. Diversity interrupts and delays more radical calls for human transformation. For example, the suspicion with which the Black Lives Matter movement is greeted confirms for many the immovability of the deep...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 197–214.
Published: 01 May 2019
... less. This is especially the case in the United States but, as Sara Ahmed (2012) suggests, perhaps also in the United Kingdom and Australia. On the other hand, in countries like Germany, even Black Lives Matter activists want diversity to be established in major institutions such as German...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 601–623.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., directed at lines of grim-faced cops across the United States. Modifying a common police tagline, the chant raised the possibility that the aggressive police management of Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter street protests was not simply about maintaining the peace but rather about a more sinister...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 23–62.
Published: 01 January 2016
... protesters such as those chanting “black lives matter” on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and black institutions such as the tragic massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston, South Carolina. At the same time that we have witnessed the racist violence directed at black people and black institutions, astute...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 393–403.
Published: 01 September 2023
... to stakeholders about financial investments and the use of assets (Welker 2014 ). But global events including the 2008 recession, Black Lives Matter, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, highlight that ESG concerns impact the day-to-day operations of corporations. The logic behind ESG is that a company's...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 625–644.
Published: 01 September 2019
... cameras by police departments across the country promises outcomes that appeal to a broad spectrum of stakeholders, ranging from Black Lives Matter and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Executive Research Forum. They hope...