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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 393–407.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in which life takes form; and they have the “abilities” to take on many forms. The essay thus departs from the demographic and territorial notions of “what is urban,” to explore the urban as a constitutive medium composed of numerous passages. It asks, What is at play in them? What life forms in passing...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 227–234.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Andrea M. Voyer While contemporary American society is highly segregated and increasingly unequal, there are settings in which typical social divisions do not apply—in principle (if not in practice) neither limiting one’s ability to participate nor shaping one’s power relative to others. This essay...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 261–285.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of this article is to offer a conceptual definition of (frontier) heritage migration to interrogate its ability to illuminate the rapid shifts wrought by neoliberal globalization and to illustrate why it is imperative to redefine “economy” in broader cultural terms, rethinking it as the global ethnic economy...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 463–475.
Published: 01 September 2013
... ability to produce “truth,” and that translational research is a signifier of a contemporary biomedicine that operates “in the trans-,” under the sign and context of various movements across domains that see the production, articulation, and problematization of knowledge and value. This argument...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Mara Buchbinder; Stefan Timmermans Today, nearly every US baby is screened for more than fifty rare genetic disorders, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. This article explores the dramatic expansion of state-mandated newborn screening by analyzing affective enactments within public...
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Public Culture (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 (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Angela Xiao Wu Abstract Much attention to affective computing has focused on its alleged ability to “tap into human affects,” a trope also foundational to broader theorizations about big‐data surveillance. What remains understudied and undertheorized is affective computing's social life, where...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Heather Houser Information visualizations (or “infovis”) have become a ubiquitous cultural form in the digital age. Environmental artists and activists increasingly trust in the ability of infovis to produce knowledge about environmental issues and to promote audience engagement. But does infovis...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 53–78.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Palestinian efforts to strengthen sumud (steadfastness), I develop the concept of stasis as the ability to remain in place. Researchers have rightly pointed to restrictions on Palestinians’ movements, but greater attention should be paid to attempts to limit stasis, both within and beyond the West Bank...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 539–565.
Published: 01 September 2020
... representations of time in occupied Kashmir, this article examines how each calendar mobilized narratives about the past, present, and future in Kashmir, narratives that were negotiated through competing gendered images of youth via rhetorics of ability and disability. The article takes up the tensions between...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 417–430.
Published: 01 September 2023
... , universalizing, top‐down construction characteristic of contemporary AI with thick , local, and contested co‐construction. It also introduces the idea of semantic power , showing how AI's ability to impose objective functions on the world shapes our very categories of meaning. Finally, it calls for a new social...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 391–398.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Page 392 Public Culture ability proper? Is it when the visible mark fades into invisibility and becomes a permanent, unmarked, perhaps even unremarkable and familiar “condition”? Is this a question of time? Three months is the legal...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 451–464.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... The awesome abilities and resources ascribed to him recall those of terrorists we know from the James Bond and Die Hard films and, more recently, from the television series24 . Fazul is often portrayed as what many in the West, particularly in the United States, have come to fear most: a cash-flush...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 506–510.
Published: 01 September 2001
... ‘I’ Alexa Wright ‘ ’ is a series of digitally manipulated photographic self-portraits produced in IIScotland in 1998–99 in collaboration with people with congenital physical dis- abilities. A different disability...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Nevertheless, the endurance of the encampments themselves following the initial occupation of Zuccotti Park provided a similar kind of proof of existence, according to Todd Gitlin (2012) , of the human and affective resources on the left. The encampments were important above all else in their ability to make...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 193–199.
Published: 01 January 1997
... rhetorician, William Jennings Bryan). Sweatshops function as an elementary instance of an advanced capitalist phase wherein monopolies are able to sustain popular good- will by their ability to provide cheap consumer goods (despite the fact that their activities impoverish the multitude who must now rely...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 367–390.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: the able body cannot solidify its own abilities in the absence of its binary Other. In the end, Arnold’s acquisition of an “ideal” body gains him little more than an insufferable ego and an obliviousness to the exis- tence...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 231–237.
Published: 01 January 1993
... is the key to forging a national information infrastructure and the survival of higher education in the twenty-first century . . . . . A virtual university is not defined by walls but by the ability of its faculty and students...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 233–265.
Published: 01 May 2008
... with a socialized one. In turn, these banks represented the democ- ratization of capitalism itself, providing everyday holders of minuscule amounts of economic value the ability to become embroiled in the giant, swirling system of economic investment...
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Public Culture (1995) 7 (3): 657–675.
Published: 01 September 1995
...," the liberal tradition is probably the most often attacked and the least studied. This tradition, which argues that public life should be free but rational, diverse but disciplined, rests upon an account of selfhood. Citizens must have character. They must possess virtues such as the ability to rise...