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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 457–475.
Published: 01 May 2000
...” ( Social Text , 1998) and In the Place of Origins: Modernity and its Mediums in Northern Thailand (2000). Modernity’s Media and the End of Mediumship? On the Aesthetic Economy of Transparency...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 467–487.
Published: 01 September 1996
... in the World: Globalization and Localization.” In Mike Featherstone, ed., Global Culture: Nationalism, Globalization and Modernity . London: Sage Publications, 311 -28. Frith , Simon . 1987 . “Towards an Aesthetic of Popular Music.” In Richard Leppert and Susan McClary, eds., Music and Society...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 19–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Lewis R. Gordon Though black aesthetic production has received much study, little attention has been paid to the challenge of constructing black aesthetics proper. In addition to articulating what aesthetics is as a field of inquiry, such a task also includes the problem of whether aesthetics has...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 373–405.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... He is the author of On the Postcolony (2001) and The Political Life of Sovereignty (forthcoming). Aesthetics of Superfluity Achille Mbembe It is altogether impossible to live at all without...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 177–191.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Aric Mayer Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 doxa at large Aesthetics of Catastrophe Aric Mayer In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina formed...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 May 1992
... is that, as a specific trajectory of domination, the postcolony strikes precisely in its earthiness and its verbosity. Ih fact, the commnde- ment derives its “aesthetics” from its immoderate appetite and the immense pleasure that it encounters in plunging in ordure. The sodomite gesture readily goes hand...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 431–449.
Published: 01 September 1993
...: University of California press. Dennys , Rodney . 1982 . Heraldry and the Heralds . London: Jonathan Cape. Dufrenne , Mikel . 1973 . The Phenomenology of Aesthetic Perception . Evanston, III.: Northwestern University press. Firth , Raymond . 1973 . Symbols: Public and Private...
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Public Culture (1997) 10 (1): 24–60.
Published: 01 January 1997
... the aesthetics of political violence into the center of a political anthropology concerned with war. Aestheticization is the civilizational heritage of all depictions of violence and all empowered discourses. There are counter- aesthetic positions...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... visualizations are political and politicized as much as aesthetic and aestheticized. Digital infrastructures (like the data centers that run the cloud and the global positioning systems [GPS] that generate high-resolution images of the earth’s surfaces) and digital media (including computer-generated imagery...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2005
...). Du Bois, Politics, Aesthetics: An Introduction Robert Gooding-Williams There is little evidence to suggest . . . that the methodology of formalism contravenes historical perspective or deep political...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 377–394.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Vyjayanthi Rao This article analyzes the Gandhian legacy in contemporary Indian art practices, including photography, architecture, and film, and investigates the possibilities and impasses of a specifically Gandhian modern aesthetic practice. Situating a specific set of artistic projects...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
... elicit more than shock, admiration, and the pleasures of “infogasm”? Analyzing infovis through its aesthetic features, this essay raises the question of how the aesthetic form of any environmental artwork carries audiences from perception to involvement, arguably one of environmental criticism’s most...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 229–243.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Beatriz Jaguaribe This interview investigates how the photographer Rogério Reis created his photographic installation Microwave as a response to the urban violence of the drug trade in Rio de Janeiro. It explores also how Reis decided to make this aesthetic option, how the relation between...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of polemic and controversy, not to mention the many objections, each contradicting the previous, that continue today. It has also given rise to an abundance of profoundly rich and tremendously divergent intellectual, political, and aesthetic practices — so much so that one might earnestly ask where the unity...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 49–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... politically active Cairenes navigate suspicious spaces, bodies, and nonliving things in the cityscape and how materiality shapes and is shaped by the emotional-aesthetic responses of individuals and groups to the stimuli it provides. In this specific context, the distinct form of what the author calls...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 599–618.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Christine Harold This article analyzes the Target Corporation as an example of the foregrounding of design in contemporary consumer culture. To understand the destiny of the manufactured object in an age of aesthetic capitalism, this article argues that the previous relationships among use value...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 219–227.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Beatriz Jaguaribe This essay discusses the impact of realist aesthetics as a “pedagogy of the gaze” that addresses the pressing issues of urban violence in Brazil. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 I thank Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar for suggesting the title of this essay...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Joel Isaac Susanne Langer’s Philosophy in a New Key (1942) is the most famous book you’ve never heard of. It has had a remarkable career: a big seller on the mass paperback market of the post–World War II decades; a key text in musicology, aesthetics, religious studies, and anthropology; a founding...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 473–493.
Published: 01 September 2022
... arbitrarily rank administrative units and place them in a competitive relation with each other within Indian federalism. As technical device, aesthetic projection, and mediating interface, the index is a node in “maximum governance,” an emergent apparatus of governance that renders development as the site...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 533–555.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and plays a role in shaping cross-border migrant politics and activism through what the essay explores as the “aesthetics of allá.” 2015 DJs immigration music US-Mexico border Art is irreducible to land, to the people, to the moment that produces it; nevertheless, it’s inseparable from...