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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 145–171.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Christian Sorace In this essay, I argue that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) affective sovereignty results from its ability to adapt confessional practices to fit its governing needs at different moments in history. I analyze what recent televised confessions of party cadres reveal about...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2009
... elegiac transformation of intimidation into ethical and national consciousness provides a spiritual node around which a renewed sense of national identity can accrete. To cast into relief this claim, the essay also analyzes the dominant cultural rhetorics of the Syrian regime and Lebanese Hezbollah (Party...
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Public Culture (1 January 1993) 6 (1): 77–82.
Published: 01 January 1993
... Ahmad's In Theory. Of course, Ahmad shows no sympathy for Stalin, but his book reminds one of the strength of a rather isolated Indian communism, whether in the form of the Communist party of India or its offshoot, the Communist party of India (Marxist), or the Maoist Communist party of India...
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Public Culture (1 May 2003) 15 (2): 287–294.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Hollywood strike of 1946–47; and that I applied for membership in the Communist Party (2 November 1948). The agents queried my students about what I lectured on; described a mural I created for the Mine, Mill, and Smelters Union; and helped get...
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Public Culture (1 May 2008) 20 (2): 395–421.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., at this point in time, included the membership of the parties of the Left: the Socialist Party, the Communist Party, the Agricultural Party; trade unionists; readers of the leftist newspapers; anyone adhering to the ideologies of the Left...
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Public Culture (1 January 1997) 10 (1): 193–199.
Published: 01 January 1997
... liberalism is welcome, but it is no substitute for workers’ actions, which are the only way to end exploitation. As a theoretical guide, I offer some statements from a correspondence between Louis Althusser (Communist Party of France philosopher...
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Public Culture (1 January 2004) 16 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2004
... one day. Allegedly, it was the minister of culture himself, Armando Hart, who asked the artist to close it down. This incident marked the boundaries of Cuba’s version of perestroika, a period of ideological opening and generational renewal in the Communist Party that brought about a thriving youth...
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Public Culture (1 May 2001) 13 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 May 2001
... idea of openness and public criticism in his famous of Samizdat speech “On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences” delivered to the Twen- tieth Congress of the Communist Party (CPSU).2 Ironically, it was the Soviet dissidents—the “children of the Khrushchev...
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Public Culture (1 May 2002) 14 (2): 311–334.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Theorizing citizenship , edited by Ronald Beiner. Albany: State University of New York Press. Research Team of the Chinese Communist Party School. 1998 . Guoyou qiyue zhigong xiagang fenliu he zaijiuye wenti yanjiu [A study of the unemployment of workers discharged from state-owned enterprises and their...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 495–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., 2000). 3. Holmes, Integral Europe, 13. 4. For the purposes of this article, I define as pertaining to the Left those actors who have emerged from Italy’s communist tradition and whose utopian desires centered on the expansion of the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2006) 18 (2): 383–412.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Communist Party to hold a position in the postrevolutionary Communist Party, believed that elements of capitalism such as the market, mercantile and financial relationships, profit criteria, and material incentives were necessary, especially...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 387–405.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Communist Party’s mismanagement of the Romanian economy, see O’Neill 2009. 5 As Krisztina Fehérváry importantly argues, scarcity is a comparative term. Socialist-era perceptions of scarcity make sense only in comparison to the enormous waste of Western capitalism ( Fehérváry 2009 : 434–35). 6 The...
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Public Culture (1 May 2008) 20 (2): 375–394.
Published: 01 May 2008
...), 214. In colonial Vietnam, labor time was not extracted by means of modern mechanisms of “disciplinary power.” The latter were, in fact, conspicuously absent in many of the apparatuses inherited by the Communist Party from the colonial state...
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Public Culture (1 May 1998) 10 (2): 371–394.
Published: 01 May 1998
... of freedom, especially for the working class. Lenin formulated the idea that the Communist Party would be the vanguard of the people led by a revolu- tionary elite that would penetrate into and mobilize all sectors of society, includ- ing...
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Public Culture (1 May 1997) 9 (2): 161–188.
Published: 01 May 1997
... the Adaptation of Soviet Welfare-State Authoritarianism.” In Soviet Society and the Communist Party , Karl Ryavec, ed. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. Brodsky , J. , and V. Havel. 1994 . “The Post-Communist Nightmare: An Exchange.” New York Review of Books , February 17...
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Public Culture (1 May 2010) 22 (2): 333–368.
Published: 01 May 2010
... education. Along with West Bengal in eastern India, Kerala has been governed by the Communist Party since 1957 (with a few interim governments led by the Congress Party) and has achieved high literacy rates (the 90 percent literacy rates...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 441–450.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Spain, where he founded a tiny Stalinist party opposed to the Eurocommunist Communist Party of Spain (PCE). La ruta Lister still evokes powerful memories among aging Spanish radicals. The collective memory of the Spanish Left sometimes...
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Public Culture (1 January 2003) 15 (1): 199–208.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Vietnam unified under communism.”4 Whatever the exact numbers, individual and familial affiliation cuts across geographic divisions: many southerners sup- ported the revolution, and many members of the Vietnamese Communist Party in the north and...
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Public Culture (1 May 1994) 6 (2): 397–406.
Published: 01 May 1994
... chain of these culture malls. The politics of collaboration is complicated. Typically, the Communist Party puts out its palm for Hong Kong’s money (and greasing), but keeps a suspicious eye on the cultural goods they deliver. While aggressively...
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Public Culture (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 551–576.
Published: 01 September 2009
... other educated urbanites, tend to denounce “peasants” and the common people as “like sheep,” passive and requiring strong leadership (such as that of the Chinese Communist Party or local bosses) if they are to act. Similarly, the exercisers...