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Public Culture (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 (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2012
... CULTURE The Family of Man and the 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...
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Public Culture (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...
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Public Culture (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 (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 States...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
...,” the 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...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 601–623.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the “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. Internal conflict and variegation within police, however, must further be analyzed in terms of macro-level changes in political economy. A key...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 127–152.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to 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...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 261–285.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 factors...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 219–237.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Mihir Pandya Abstract This essay revisits the saga of Cold War era stealth development programs—classified but curiously public efforts to build airplanes that eluded radar detection—to explore how leaks work and the work leaks do when designing complex technical systems. Stealth programs are aging...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 441–467.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Joseph Masco © 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Joseph Masco is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of “States of Insecurity:Plutonium and Post–Cold War Anxiety in New Mexico, 1992–96”in Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 1997
...,” which in Western parlance is so often equated with the “end of the cold war” and the presumptive end of socialism, is primarily a European—or Euro-American—concept. Originally derived from European history as it unfolded after the Second World War, the “postwar-equals-cold- war” formula most aptly...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 487–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Joseph Masco; Joseph Masco © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Joseph Masco is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post–Cold War New Mexico. Masco, Joseph...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 January 2006
... been. This issue is closely related to that of internationalism and antihegemonic politics, the theme of this essay. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War opened the possibility of a reinvigorated internationalism that is globally critical. Such an internationalism would...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 39–64.
Published: 01 January 2001
.../West is that it refers both to the Cold War and Tto an imperial divide of race and civilizational conquest. If translation is an East/West problem in the latter sense, it is also embedded in the ideological divide of communism and capitalism. To say, for example...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... post–Cold War cultural history and new media aesthetics as crucial to the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. As the authors assembled here also show, technologies and media of environmental imagining can be unruly and revelatory. So too can the technologies...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 247–271.
Published: 01 May 2007
... probability is not calculable but whose consequences could be cata- strophic. The essay then traces the history of preparedness as a rationality of domestic security, beginning in the early period of the Cold War and following it to its current articulation in the Department of Homeland Security...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 135–159.
Published: 01 May 1997
... in the early years of the Cold War, otherwise known as the era of Permanent War, the Nuclear Age, or the Imaginary War. There have been burgeoning efforts to understand the Cold War since its puta- tive end in 1989. Much of that new work centers on questions of culture, and attempts...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 347–370.
Published: 01 May 2003
...! An anthropologist looks at America . New York: William Morrow. Powell, Colin. 1999 . U.S. forces: Challenges ahead. In Intervention: The use of American military force in the post–Cold War world , rev. ed., edited by Richard N. Haass. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution. Rostow, Walt Whitman. 1960...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 1997
... be found in Appendix A). Burdick , Alan . 1992 . “The Last Cold-War Monument,” Harper's , August 62 -67. Mackedon , Michon . 1994 . “Project Shoal and Yucca Mountain: Selling Safety.” Halcylon/1994 . Reno: University of Nevada Press, 71 -84. Norris , Robert S. , and Thomas B...