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Public Culture (1 January 2015) 27 (1 (75)): 109–135.
Published: 01 January 2015
... emerging “emotion economy” that generates unique forms of celebrity by producing and circulating heightened emotional performances as “branded affect.” A key signifier of what reality TV is and is becoming, branded affect underscores the commodification of emotion in the contemporary media landscape and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Caitlin Zaloom Financial prediction provokes intense affect. For bond traders, hedge fund managers, and economic planners, both statistical reasoning and affective discomfort surround professional judgments about the future. This article argues that contemporary financial knowledge is organized...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
... recovery, market logics used in recovery to build stock portfolios of recovery companies, the circulation of affect as a resource for profit, and the growth of nongovernmental and charity organizations that ended up doing the work that government contractors failed to do. Responding to growing cries for...
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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
... practical failure. This article combines insights from recent affect theory and indigenous and non–North Atlantic societies in response to this epistemological and theoretical critique. It argues (1) that affect analyses can give a fuller account of the ways in which nonhuman others participate in the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 143–171.
Published: 01 January 2018
... seen a massive expansion of the national security state, marks a continuity of Cold War emotion management and national security affect. Employing Michael Billig’s concepts of “hot” and “banal” nationalism, the article contends that the nationwide “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign forms...
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Public Culture (1 January 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 (1 September 2009) 21 (3): 599–618.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., exchange value, and sign value need to be reconfigured. A new dimension of the object is emerging, one that is best understood as combining aura and affect. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 For his insightful contributions, I thank Ken Rufo. This article is part of a larger project...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Lauren Berlant Duke University Press 2007 Nearly Utopian, Nearly Normal: Post-Fordist Affect in La Promesse and Rosetta Lauren Berlant Two nearly utopian moments mark the heart of the films...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 363–384.
Published: 01 May 2017
... it that materials become the grounds for politics? Focusing on the history of a road construction project in the Peruvian Amazon, the essay illustrates how politics becomes realized through engagements that entail the affective force of emergent materialities that break through or rupture a...
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Public Culture (1 January 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 (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 351–357.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Valeria Procupez This article discusses the unprecedented heat waves affecting the city of Buenos Aires—between December 2013 and January 2014—and the extended power outages that ensued. It focuses on this particular extreme case to examine a broader spectrum of shortcomings regarding energy in...
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Public Culture (1 January 2016) 28 (1 (78)): 9–21.
Published: 01 January 2016
...S. D. Chrostowska This short essay considers the increasingly nostalgic life of physical books. From immaculate leather-bound collections to “dummy” libraries, in private homes or department stores, since at least the mid-nineteenth century, old books have enjoyed past-directed affective...
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Public Culture (1 May 2015) 27 (2 (76)): 387–405.
Published: 01 May 2015
... opportunity to explore the subjective and affective dimensions of radical exclusion in a prolonged moment of neoliberal instability. It asks, ultimately, what kind of danger does boredom, and the inclination to manage that boredom through consumer practices, pose? This is a historical and ethnographic...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 25–50.
Published: 01 January 2014
... imparting technical skill was a priority, arguably more important to this activist project was deepening political and affective commitment and constructing technology as a site to enact participatory politics and challenge elite expertise. 2014 Twenty people spent a weekend gathered around two...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 329–356.
Published: 01 May 2012
... other—are deployed by different actors with conflicting views of the proper distribution and location of sovereign power. Foregrounding the role of fiscal practices in the forging of political obligation and affective bonds between citizens and the state, the essay reflects on the efficacy of el...
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Public Culture (1 May 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 (1 May 2010) 22 (2): 237–263.
Published: 01 May 2010
... affects that are articulating it. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 I thank Arang Keshavarzian and Michelle Hartman for their suggestions, Carin McCormack for her editing, Faisal Devji for the encouragement, and Dilip Gaonkar, who with his perceptive comments invited me to go further...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 21–43.
Published: 01 January 2019
... particular to the height and gender of Le Corbusier’s Modulor Man, I argue that the forgotten system of measurement has much to teach us about the affective economies that underpin modernity and ongoing practices of measurement. Despite its origins in Vichy France, where Le Corbusier sought the endorsement...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 105–108.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., particularly financializa- tion, and the ethicalization of market rule through humanitarianism, philanthropy, and the affect of poverty action. Following Adams, affect can be understood as a purposive ethics that is mediated by emotional urgency and translated into injunc- tions to action. In the age of...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 579–580.
Published: 01 September 2014
... York: Oxford University Press. Gellner, David N., ed. 2013. Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia: Non-state Perspectives . Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Gray, Lila Ellen. 2013. Fado Resounding: Affective Politics and Urban Life . Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Green, Lesley...