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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 9–45.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the country fell into civil war. Some critics wrongly conclude that academics should never work in countries with problematic political regimes. Analyzing the distinctive Libyan trajectory, this article stresses instead the need for careful organizational review, open debate, and clear emphasis on...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 235–259.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Seçkin Sertdemir Özdemir; Nil Mutluer; Esra Özyürek Today thousands of academics from Turkey, along with others from Syria, Iran, and Egypt, are deserting their homeland in search of intellectual refuge in Western countries. These exiled academics practice diverse forms of teaching and researching...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2019
... nuance and necessary caution to be taken in these discussions, especially in cries to move beyond the current discourse and practice of “diversity.” The hollowness of diversity initiatives within academic institutions has left the authors weary. Weary from being tokenized as students/academics, holding...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 201–212.
Published: 01 May 2015
... design and policy. While these efforts have long been stymied by a lack of sufficiently detailed data and limited computing power, these obstacles are rapidly being overcome. In response, a growing number of city governments and a new cadre of academic research centers are investing in data-intensive...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 529–558.
Published: 01 September 2014
... from other disciplinary settings; it can address sustained needs for knowledge and hopes for personal betterment by introducing a unique style of pedagogy based on both academic credentials and moral superiority. 2014 The people were seduced by corruption and did not listen to the “advice of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jennifer Karlin This article offers an analysis of how a prestigious academic medical center located in a poor urban neighborhood endeavored to meet its obligation to produce new biomedical knowledge while struggling with the financial constraints incurred by its geography. Located on the South...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 47–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Thomas Medvetz The controversy surrounding historian William Cronon, whose blog post about the collective bargaining rights of public employees in Wisconsin generated fierce reprisals from Republicans, has frequently been cited as an assault on academic freedom. This essay argues that the “Cronon...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... relentless effort to displace the fault lines of power-knowledge. However, to what extent can this contemporary scholarship rid itself of the categories of nineteenth-century academic disciplines? By considering the third languages of the postcolonial world, one can address this predicament of thinking and...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 55–84.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Jean-François Bayart It is misguided to imagine that French researchers and French universities are unaware of postcolonial studies. In reality, forms close to this school of thought emerged very early in the French university context, but they were obliged to take other academic traditions into...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 121–156.
Published: 01 January 2011
... academic elite. The term “colonial aphasia” is invoked to supplant the notions of “amnesia” or “forgetting,” to focus rather on three features: an occlusion of knowledge, a difficulty generating a vocabulary that associates appropriate words and concepts with appropriate things, and a difficulty...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 201–215.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Sandrine Bertaux What is at issue in the three essays is the reception of postcolonial studies in France, denoting for Jean-François Bayart an “academic carnival,” revealing for Ann Laura Stoler France's “colonial aphasia,” and representing for Achille Mbembe, the way out of its “imperial winter...
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Public Culture (1 May 2010) 22 (2): iii.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., in New York. Trained as a social historian, by choice a cultural critic, she launched Public Culture with Arjun Appadurai in 1988 as a desktop publishing venture. In twelve years as edi- tor, she grew Public Culture into a field-defining academic journal — one that became the most demanding as...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 217.
Published: 01 May 2009
...: untimely because it may be premised on assumptions that no longer stand, but also because writing brings forth truths that are deflected from plain sight by the brilliant sheen of the bubble. This issue, however, is an untimely intervention in the best sense. In it the tem- poralities of academic...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 187–199.
Published: 01 January 2014
... which have few people using them as a second language. That obviously is where Scandinavian languages (as well as Dutch and a great many others) belong. This means that Scandinavian academics who want to participate in international academic life must write in a foreign language, most likely English...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 575–576.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 2013 Kreiss, Daniel. 2012. Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama . New York: Oxford University Press. Morris, Meaghan, and Mette Hjort, eds. 2012. Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies . Durham, NC: Duke...
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Public Culture (1 May 1992) 4 (2): 139–140.
Published: 01 May 1992
...John F. Sherry Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 UNTm V€N LINDOI, MADlSON AND MIN€; MEDITATION ON A fRAGM€NT OF TWEELIN WALL It sits there, on the Sony on my desk Academic, bracketed by books, Suntory beer, a cast of Peking...
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Public Culture (1 May 2018) 30 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 May 2018
... are newer. What was once an almost trivial set of games between various areas of academe has now expanded into a “war” that joins culture, science, and nearly everything else in a weakening of institutions and expertise, giving credence even to the conservative distrust of scientific findings...
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Public Culture (1 January 2000) 12 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 January 2000
...]). Grassroots Globalization and the Research Imagination Arjun Appadurai Anxieties of the Global G lobalization is certainly a source of anxiety in the U.S. academic world. And the sources of this anxiety are...
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Public Culture (1 May 2019) 31 (2): 197–214.
Published: 01 May 2019
... politics that goes unmarked, even in left and left-leaning institutions. There is a tendency for individuals within academic institutions to maintain their own sense of familiar camaraderie while (in effect) disrupting the institutional possibility for the camaraderie of others. In fact, the very reason...
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Public Culture (1 January 2011) 23 (1): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Postcolonial paradigms and politics have become relatively prominent on the French academic scene during the past decade. But somehow the flare of interest inle postcolonial or postcolonialisme has been accompanied, rather than followed, by even more visible commentaries and metacommentaries...