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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and migrant justice. emma.crane@columbia.edu Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 environmental racism hazard suburbs peripheries US empire I study US empire and the afterlives of counterinsurgent warfare in a place alternately called a suburb, a city, a periphery, an exurb...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 239–247.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., rivalries, successes, and failures—reminds us of something overlooked in recent decades: that sovereignty in the past and in many areas today is complex, divided, layered, and configured on multiple founding principles and practices. This article points to the varied repertoires of power used by empires...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 509–534.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Chandra Mukerji This essay builds on theories of space and power, addressing the question of how spaces can exercise pedagogical power with political effects. It focuses empirically on the gardens of Versailles in seventeenth-century France, when the park was used to promote the view of France...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 13–23.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Zeynep Tufekci Hardly a month passes without a popular news outlet or a pundit asking if the Internet is making us lonely. Meanwhile, social media remains the Internet’s most popular application, and almost every empirical study suggests that Internet use corresponds to more social interaction...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 175–209.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that our attention is not only centered on the visual traces of the extinct past that resurfaces; rather, we also scan the vestiges of the future that these images distill. Their use of a visual rhetoric that defines scenarios, excludes or includes protagonists, and, most crucially, evokes pedagogies...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 357–384.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Cotten Seiler How will the car affect China, that once “immobile empire”? US media accounts put tremendous faith in automobility as a maker of liberal political subjects as China undergoes its postsocialist transformation. But is the type of freedom offered by automobilized modernity necessarily...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 539–562.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Dorien Zandbergen This empirical-critical study looks at the Air Quality Egg project, a Euro-American effort focused on the collaborative creation of a “smart” air quality sensor network. While widely celebrated as a “best practice” example of bottom-up smart city making, the involvement of a US...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2013
... politics, marked by the publication of The Black Hole of Empire, and his concerns about the kinds of large-­scale comparisons that are ubiquitous in contemporary social science. “A great deal of comparison in comparative politics, for instance, uses empirical data that are not strictly comparable...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 487–508.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to US empire? AS: It didn’t feel like much of a stretch. Almost twelve years ago, a friend and feminist historian, Linda Gordon, invited me to organize a plenary session at the Organization of American Historians meetings on empire and the intimate, on the thought that US historians needed more...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 177–189.
Published: 01 January 2013
... structurally or otherwise, con­ nections between an enormous heterogeneity and claims to belonging to an utterly homogeneous space called “us,” the collectivity called the nation? This is where my later work moved. MG...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 85–108.
Published: 01 January 2015
... approximation, about the copy as a trace of imperial subjugation ( Rafael 2000 ). Filipino performers, as Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns has argued in Puro Arte : Filipinos on the Stages of Empire , are the very colonial subjects disavowed by a “reluctant” US empire that veiled its imperial ambitions in the language...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 113–134.
Published: 01 January 2023
... be sourced from where it is lived and not from worlds far removed from the action. Too often, war is narrated from its other (imperial) end. War is dominated by the accounts of those who wage it (who are the agents of empire more often than not, just think of US wars in Vietnam and Iraq—faceless, nameless...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 483–508.
Published: 01 September 2018
... . The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and US Expansion in Central America . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Connolly N. D. B. 2014 . A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Connolly William E...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
... ) detects two main points of interactions between African Americans and Indians: comparisons of struggles against racial oppression and caste discrimination, and expansion of the British Empire. Accordingly, conceptions of US empire were contested in the sharpest tones by figures such as Marcus Garvey, W. E...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 449–485.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... There are, of course, ongoing scholarly and popular dialogues around what seems to be a continual state of war across the globe that is perpetuated, and often perpetrated, by the forces and relations of a hypermilitarized USempire.” Critiques in this vein tend to assume that specific societies, and humanity at large...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 January 2006
... understandings of how a common language should be used. For colonial studies — a field devoted to the nature of European empires, their rationales, technologies, and representations of rule — thinking critically about empire in the current context prompts pointed questions: Do the conventions...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 177–189.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Empire and of torture during the Algerian war. In his frequently sarcastic assessment of the French Identity failings of postcolonial writers, Bayart calls for attention to context yet does not use this insight in the formulation of his criticism. Nevertheless, some of Bayart’s misgivings...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 347–370.
Published: 01 May 2003
... to American global-economic policy. The need for criticism not of virtual empire 348 but of actual nation-state self-determination and its limited liabilities then takes U.S. Power, us back to the present, to U.S. power, now, and the debates over its proper use in after 9/11 U.S...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2011
... It reminds us that the nation-­state is inseparable from Empire 24. Mongin, Lempereur, and Schlegel, “Qu’est-­ce que la pensée postcoloniale?” 121. 25. Prasenjit Duara, Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 417–429.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Consider again Burke’s words from the famous Guildhall speech: This victory [in the American war], which seemed to put an immedi- ate end to all difficulties, perfected us in that spirit of domination, which 9. Edmund Burke, On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters, ed. David...