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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sébastien Chauvin; Yannick Coenders; Timo Koren The accusation that Black Pete—the blackface character at the center of the annual Sinterklaas festival—is a racist caricature has recently become a staple of the Dutch culture wars, leaving media and cultural producers in a quandary over the figure’s...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and other forms of racial impersonation performed during these festivities are globally migrating manifestations of anti-Blackness. It argues that in order to achieve visual resonance, performers rely on taken-for-granted propositions about how Blackness works in Colombian society and that in the absence...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Suraj Yengde Abstract This article theorizes the gravitas of historical solidarity through a budding Dalit-Black archive. It looks at intersections of race and caste projects within the African American public sphere through an anchoring lens of concern for Dalits in India. The Black universalist...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 195–223.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Michael C. Dawson Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 Literature Cited Baker Jr. Houston A. 1993. Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Brown , Elsa Barkley . 1989. “To Catch the Vision of Freedom: Reconstructing...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 19–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Lewis R. Gordon Though black aesthetic production has received much study, little attention has been paid to the challenge of constructing black aesthetics proper. In addition to articulating what aesthetics is as a field of inquiry, such a task also includes the problem of whether aesthetics has...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 3–33.
Published: 01 January 1994
..., Jr. and the Black Freedom Struggle. New York: De Capo Press. Appadurai , Arjun . 1993. “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy.” In The Phantom Public Sphere , edited by Bruce Robbins. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 269 -295. Baldwin , James . 1955...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 313–320.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Elizabeth Maguire Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 University Presses and the Black Reader Elizabeth Maguire ike long skirts, wispy shag hairstyles and tweezed eyebrows, the big buzz...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 35–48.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Manthia Diawara Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 Malcolm X and the Black Public Sphere: Conversionists versus Culturalists Manthia Diawara Culture, defined...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Paul Gilroy Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 “After the Love Has Gone”: bio-politics and etholpoetics in the black public sphere Paul Gilroy The biological...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 77–94.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Elizabeth Alexander Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 “Can you be BLACK and Look at This Reading the Rodney King Video(s...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): xi–xiv.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Arjun Appadurai; Lauren Berlant; Carol A. Breckenridge; Manthia Diawara Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 Editorial Comment: On Thinking the Black Public Sphere The Black public sphere...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 521–538.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jesse A. Goldberg; Shamus Khan; Madiha Tahir There has been a recent resurgence in attention to James Baldwin as academics, public intellectuals, filmmakers, and curators engage with his work through the lens of the Movement for Black Lives. Continuing this turn, I read Baldwin as a theorist...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Jenn M. Jackson The American imperial project exploits race, class, gender, and sexual differences in the name of the state. But in what ways has the transformative nature of American imperialism intervened in the public and private lives of Black women? This essay asks, What impact has...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 437–452.
Published: 01 September 2022
...M. C. Overholt Abstract In the midst of the global SARS-CoV-2 epidemiological crisis unfolds another contagion: the eviction epidemic. This essay attends to the work of Moms for Housing, an organization of formerly homeless and marginally housed Black mothers in Oakland, California who have...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 165–185.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Michael Hanchard Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 Literature Cited “A Cinderela Negra,” Veja , 7 de Julho, 1993 , 66 -73. Andrews , George Reid . 1991 . Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil. 1888–1988 . Madison: University of Wisconsin. Neves...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 186–194.
Published: 01 January 1994
... of New York City is now renovating the Audubon, which will include a Malcolm X memorial. Buy Black. ?, Y Brooklyn, 1987...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 225–248.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Regina Austin Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 “A Nation of Thieves”: Consumption, Commerce, and the Black Public Sphere Regina Austin 1n so very many areas...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 249–274.
Published: 01 January 1994
.... The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Harvey , David . 1989. The Condition of Postmodernity. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Hill Collins , Patricia . 1992. “Learning to Think for Ourselves: Malcolm X's Black Nationalism Reconsidered...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 275–287.
Published: 01 January 1994
...Reebee Garofalo Copyright © 1994 by The University of Chicago 1994 Culture versus Commerce: The Marketing of Black Popular Music Reebee Garofalo Despite all of the trappings...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of “black analytics” for a full understanding of the context leading up to the Charlie Hebdo “event.” “White analytics” permits the universalization of racism and the suggestion that “reverse racism” or “Islamic leftism” are now dominant. In contrast, attention to the work of scholars and activists who shed...