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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 375–383.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Sharon Marcus Undead texts are works that help to found fields only to find themselves eventually rejected by specialists and embraced by novices. Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex is an exemplary Undead text: hailed as a classic when it was first published in 1949, dismissed by many scholars...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 349–354.
Published: 01 May 2020
... path to academic acceptance. Such was the case with Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (Marcus). Still others became central to a discipline’s sense of itself only by being rejected, at least for a time, as in the case of Bruno Snell’s The Discovery of the Mind: The Greek Origins of European...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 247–253.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of scientific progress (411). Science does not advance through steady accumulations of knowledge. It is an agonistic field marked by crisis, rupture, paradigm shift. Even Undead texts birth their own assassins. As Sharon Marcus’s look at Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (1949) reminds us, books may...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 239–264.
Published: 01 May 2004
... of D/s . Unpublished ms., Department of English, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beauvoir, Simone de. 1989 . The second sex . New York: Vintage. Chatterjee, Partha. 1988 . More on modes of power and the peasantry. In Selected subaltern studies , edited by Ranajit Guha and Gayatri...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 431–439.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., which places it among the more robust of all the texts discussed is this dossier (in comparison, The Second Sex has about fourteen thousand citations). I remain interested in Orality and Literacy , and in whether it makes sense to speak of it as an Undead text considering that in a field...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 513–532.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to the “client,” but also before drugs and international sex migrants began to dominate public debates over prostitution. And it was a time when some second-wave feminists, newly installed in municipal government, had to confront the policing of prostitution. I don’t think anyone emerges as a hero in this story...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 January 2006
... politics was thus part and parcel of politics — as American, so to speak, as apple pie. Sex mattered. Not any more. The point is not simply that Schwarzenegger was elected gover- nor, despite the allegations. After all, both Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton sur- vived the sexual scandals they were...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... 13. Leo Bersani, Homos (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995). 222 PC 13.2-03 Fassin 5/3/01 11:16 AM Page 223 The second consequence was of equal importance: the conservative case did Same Sex, influence the liberal argument...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 323–341.
Published: 01 May 2019
... is said to have happened.” The first requires attending to the political conditions to which GFM found itself having to respond at the time (or identifying the ways in which a politics of same-sex desire is made legible in late twentieth-century Jamaica), while the second demands an examination of how...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 433–455.
Published: 01 September 2017
...) describe as a process of domestication that “names” and “tames” them. Faced with the Wus’ nonnormative gender and sexuality claims, the Ministry of the Interior responded, first, by invoking fear of a slippery slope that would lead to legal recognition of same-sex marriage and, second, by articulating...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 625–644.
Published: 01 September 2019
... crimes such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex work or sex trafficking. Thus women, sex workers, and gender-nonconforming people may be disproportionately excluded from any benefits of bodycam surveillance. But privacy and dignity interests, as well as investigatory realities, preclude...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 511–537.
Published: 01 September 1996
..., 24 December, 56. Lyon, Janet. 1992. “Transforming Manifestoes: A Second-Wave Problematic.” Yale Journal of Criticism 5(1): 101-127. Masters, Kim. 1993. “Sex, Lies, and an 8-inch Carving Knife.” Vanity Fair, November, 168-172, 207-212. Miller, Toby. 1993. The Well-Tempered Self...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 27–38.
Published: 01 January 2008
... recognition of same-sex marriages would radically diverge from and threaten millennia of teaching and common sense about the meaning and purposes of marriage. But other American courts and political actors have been influenced by alterna- tive narratives of the history of sexual regulation...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2002
... will be unfulfilled because he will no longer have access to his previously available sex- ual object choice (i.e., exclusively active partners, as in the interim they will have become heterosexual); and second, he will fall victim to legal and police persecu...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 101–128.
Published: 01 January 2005
... for the South African regime’s diffi culty in systematically or coherently responding to the AIDS pandemic facing its citizens. Both speeches insist on situating public health initiatives to fi ght the pandemic within a broader history of This work was fi rst presented at the Sex and Secrecy Conference...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Deniz Yükseker © 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Deniz Yükseker teaches sociology at Koc University in Istanbul. She is preparing a book manuscript on the informal economy between Turkey and the former Soviet Union and has begun a second research project on the internal displacement...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... 1971 . Problems in general linguistics , translated by Mary Elizabeth Meek. Coral Gables, Fla.: University of Miami Press. Berlant, Lauren. 1997 . The queen of America goes to Washington City: Essays on sex and citizenship . Durham,N.C.: Duke University Press. ———. 1998 . Intimacy. Critical...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008
... among men and women in the general population, mineworkers, and sex workers, was 20 percent, 37 percent, 29 percent and 69 percent, respectively.” Brian Williams, Dirk Taljaard, Catherine M. Camp- bell, E. Gouws, L. Ndhlovu, J. Van Dam, M. Caraël...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 609–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- cies from a comparative perspective, in national as well as transnational terms. He is the author of Le sexe politique (2009) and L’inversion de la question homo- sexuelle (2008), coeditor of De la question sociale à la question raciale? (2009), and coauthor of Cette France-­là (2009 – 10...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 587–592.
Published: 01 September 2003
... with essentialism. Second, I do not proclaim unchangeability—on the contrary: “Economic and social changes (industrialisation, entry of women into the public sphere, decreas- ing influence of the three-generation household), . . . the influence...