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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2016
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 463–475.
Published: 01 September 2013
... .” In Power, Action, and Belief: A New Sociology of Knowledge? , edited by Law John , 196 – 233 . London : Routledge . 4 Canguilhem Georges . 1991 [1966]. The Normal and the Pathological . Translated by Fawcett Carolyn R. New York : Zone Books . 5 Cooper Melinda...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 191–206.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and irreverence are coupled with deep conviction and (sometimes deadly) serious action. Writing as a multidisciplinary collective, the authors have witnessed irony playing a crucial role in diverse social movements — from BlackLivesMatter activists in Ghana, to post‐crash political imaginaries in Greece...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
... screening policy arenas, we illustrate affective economies as a powerful catalyst for forms of political action that may inadvertently sustain public health inequities even as they seek to redress them. 18 Baily and Murray (2008) are appropriately cautious about interpreting such findings because...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 393–412.
Published: 01 September 2018
... argues that a viewer is called on to identify with the protagonist who drives forward a narrative of self-responsibilization—regardless of any commitment she or he may make then to either organized political action or to ethical deconstruction of a film’s narrative. It is principally through work...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 197–214.
Published: 01 May 2019
... action, which worked to redress historical inequality, and toward the concept of “diversity.” The authors scrutinize the consequences of this shift and how inclusion has come to be theorized through “diversity,” in the United States and transnationally, as an approach that systematically denies access...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 May 2019
... action measure. In appeals to Prop 209 that reach beyond the letter of law we can, perhaps, see a darker version of what legal anthropologist Sally Merry (1990) found when studying people’s expectations for justice to be served in small claims court: she found that people were disappointed when...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 153–185.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., banquet halls, a soccer stadium, and a television station. Current portrayals of urban design offer dystopian views of the field’s “end” or emphasize informal, reactive processes. Instead, urban design from below occurs through action and accumulation: Syriac projects have altered the physical shape...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 385–419.
Published: 01 May 2012
... fracturing the public; expose discrimination but refuse integration. They test the limits of the democratization process by simultaneously expanding the openness of the democratic public sphere while challenging it with transgressive actions ranging from the mildly illicit to the criminal. Copyright 2012...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
... interested parties contest and collude on its deployment. This essay traces how such portable technologies as sentiment analysis and “like” buttons wound up redefining collective action in China, which partly explains the conservative turn observed in Chinese online cultures since the mid‐2010s. It unpacks...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 47–76.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and to serve as a conduit for truth. Viewed in the context of the semiotic ideologies they presuppose, conflicts over the actions and authority of the press can reveal some of the difficulties posed by the moral narrative of modernity and the common sense of contemporary liberalism. Copyright 2009 by Duke...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... is that Asad is acutely aware of this paradox and that his awareness thereof issues in a distinctive mode of action that is profoundly future orientated and yet dispenses with calculations of probability. The article explores the phenomenology of this nonactuarial thinking, the internal conflicts it engenders...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vanessa R. Schwartz In this interview Lynn Hunt discusses why she studied the French Revolution, how she used images in her research, and why she cares about psychology. She also reflects on issues of affirmative action, intellectual style, and her recent retirement. 2014 Vanessa R. Schwartz...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2023
... stories may disappear for many reasons. The authors call for scholars to help build and sustain this public culture through the work of digital archiving and research, and the authors emphasize a descriptive imperative, as opposed to theorizing, as the more urgent course of action. 1...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 425–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to the impossibility of the refugee’s taking action within the restricted spatial conditions An early Hebrew version of this essay was published in the journal Theory and Criticism, no. 30. I thank Ilana Goldberg for her help in its translation. 1. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Kafka: Toward a Minor...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (1): 175–196.
Published: 01 January 2007
... and intellectuals alike, at times citing deficiencies in the movement’s profile, actions, and approach, while at other times dismissing the movement outright as being a “foreign puppet” or the pastime of “a bunch of kids.” The most serious and widely...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 251–265.
Published: 01 May 1993
...-state. Since in the modern era the nation-state has been the main container and organiser of people’s economic and political action as well as their social and cultural identity, its decline in the face of globalisation, if it is a decline, poses...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., act from a single position in time without knowing what the outcome will be; uncertainty cannot, in the moment of action, be circumvented. Luhmann (1993 ) defines risk as the problem of making decisions at the limit of knowledge, on the border between present and future. Risk, adds Randy Martin...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 451–456.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to act or speak. As much as some people have given over their lives to the project, this formula allows others a variety of ways to engage. On days of direct action, there are actions planned where there is a risk of get- ting arrested...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 397–404.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the midcentury, and he centered his introduction to sociology on the insights of his mentor. Parsons’s magnum opus is structured around the question of dead texts. The first sentence of The Structure of Social Action begins, somewhat famously, with the line, “Who now reads Spencer?” ( Parsons 1937 : 3...