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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 143–171.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Deepa Kumar This article examines “security rituals,” routinized and repetitive performances of security practices, and their role in reproducing US nationalism and militarism. It argues that the security ritual as a form emerges out of the Cold War. Its revival in the war on terror era, which has...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Politics of Attention in Cold War America Fred Turner In the early spring of 1955, more than a quarter million people streamed through the doors of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They came to immerse themselves in The Family of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth DeLoughrey This essay examines the militarization of extraterrestrial and extraterritorial spaces such as the high seas, outer space, and Antarctica since the onset of the Cold War. While environmental studies has generally focused on national topographies, this essay instead imagines the...
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Public Culture (1 September 2016) 28 (3 (80)): 593–616.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anthony W. Fontes Extortion is the most common of crimes in Central America today and the most despised. As a growing criminal phenomenon, it exemplifies trends prevalent across post–Cold War Latin America as well as other parts of the world. In many societies, the “democratic wave” and the triumph...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the Cold War. With international terrorism replacing the Soviet menace, his star has recently been revived. This essay explores the reasons for Niebuhr’s revival. 2016 Cold War foreign policy Reinhold Niebuhr religion A curious feature of the present political moment in the United...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
... essay theorizes a secrecy/threat matrix as a core project of the national security state. In doing so, it assesses the ideological linkages between “weapons of mass destruction” and the “secret” from the Cold War through the “war on terror.” The essay argues that the long-term effect of state secrecy is...
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Public Culture (1 September 2019) 31 (3): 601–623.
Published: 01 September 2019
... “war on crime” and “law and order” politics of the 1960s, while paying attention to the surprising Cold War roots of the political autonomy of police. 14 The Supreme Court’s 1985 decision in Tennessee v. Garner held that deadly force cannot be used against unarmed...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 261–285.
Published: 01 May 2017
... First World cultural capital and their ethnic heritage to seek out opportunities in their globalizing ancestral homelands. The narrations by and about these heritage migrants contribute to a changing global imaginary in the post–Cold War world in which race and ethnicity function as both push and pull...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 127–152.
Published: 01 January 2014
... the Prince as a frame, the essay analyzes these strategies of rule as they were used by the United States government and by the Arab regimes in the context of the Arab uprisings of 2011. The essay contextualizes these strategies in the history of the Cold War, the rise of neoliberal economics, and the...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 121–133.
Published: 01 May 1991
... upon the absolute inhumanity of this remark- upon this small nation! What on earth is going on? The idea is that now the cold war has been won by the United States. It’s not a question of the cold war being over, the cold war has been won. After each imperialist victory over the last few...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 451–464.
Published: 01 September 2009
... century and communism throughout the Cold War, a discourse of specters helped articulate the unfolding global war on terrorism (GWOT), a war with vague geog- raphies waged against inscrutable enemies.7 The mystifying frames developed...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 127–136.
Published: 01 May 1992
... insurgent Third World states to take note of renewed Western hegemony in the post-Cold War era, and to remain in what Fabian has called “typological time,”ll an imagined primitive-tradi- tional past to which non-Western cultures and peoples are consigned by their “modern” Western counterparts...
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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 113–142.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Thinking: Applied Imagination and Creativity around 1960) , edited by Mareis Claudia Pratschke Margarete , 75 – 103 . Munich : Wilhelm Fink Verlag . Eekelen Bregje F. 2017 . “ Creative Intelligence and the Cold War: US Military Investments in Undisciplined Thought, 1945–1965...
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Public Culture (1 September 1995) 7 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Press. Cooper , George , and Gavan Daws. 1985 . Land and Power in Hawaii: The Democratic Years . Honolulu: Benchmark Books. Dower , John . 1986 . War without Mercy. New York: Pantheon Books. France , Peter . 1969 . The Charter of the Land . Melbourne: Oxford University Press...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 133–148.
Published: 01 May 1991
... overdetermined in its causes; it was a necessary deployment of our war ma- chine precisely at a moment when, for the first time in the fifty years of the cold war, the possibility of actually reducing our defense program was proposed. If my “expertise” as a Bataille scholar can be marshalled here, it is...
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Public Culture (1 September 2015) 27 (3 (77)): 449–485.
Published: 01 September 2015
... dissociation that eventually happened due to the cultural politics of memorializing and re-ennobling Vietnam War veterans during the Reagan era ( Hagopian 2009 ). But, then, the US Army raison d’être in the emerging world order became even more complicated and less comprehensible as the Cold War (formally...
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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Nouri Gana Theodor W. Adorno's by now infamous dictum that “to write lyric poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric” still weighs heavily on various modern and contemporary representations of war and violence, especially in the Arab world, where the legacy of the Holocaust, entangled with differing or...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 419–448.
Published: 01 September 2014
... be viewed differently in a museum than in a church. According to Florensky, while in the right setting the icon can open up Platonic higher realities, it becomes “dead” in the “even, cold light of a museum.” “In a museum,” he wrote, “we see not icons but caricatures of them” ( Florensky 1996 : 208...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in opposition to the citoyen who can exercise his or her self-­determining capaci- 15. Ernest May, “National Security in American History,” in Rethinking America’s Security: Beyond Cold War to New World Order, ed. Graham Allison and Gregory F. Treverton...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2003
... conventional to describe Warren’s terms as the Cold War reading of Melville, in which the American individual is pitted against a demon of ideology that is identified with everything except the American individual. (Thus, the fluidly uncommitted...