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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 143–168.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Dipesh Chakrabarty Duke University Press 2008 The Public Life of History: An Argument out of India Dipesh Chakrabarty I should explain at the outset that by the expression “public life of history,” I do...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as increasingly lenient, both allegations being contradicted by facts but serving as moral justifications for their discriminatory exercise of violence. Developed on the basis of a fifteen-month ethnography of police units, notably anticrime squads, in the area of Paris, this argument has a much broader...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 25–43.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Gabriel Gatti Building on conclusions drawn from research conducted in Latin America and Europe, this text develops an argument in two movements. In the first movement, it traces the genealogy of the international circulation of the categories disappeared and forced disappearance of persons...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the status of race and immigration in France (if not Europe) today. This introductory essay reviews the arguments presented in the main articles, discussion papers, and Doxa essays included in this special issue. The author enters the debate by arguing against the notion that postcolonial studies can...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2011
... layers of the postcolonial argument unfolding within a group of French scholars. At the heart of the postcolonial debate are the very definitions of the “social sciences” and “humanities” and the remapping of the knowledge they contain and produce. These repeated disjunctions among enunciative spaces...
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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 (2018) 30 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and contested category, exploring the types of subjects that claims of conscience conjure up, the forms of difference they can reproduce, and the conflicts they both create and mediate. The central argument of the article is that the protection of conscience has been a claim to privilege, and therefore often...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 441–448.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Manu Goswami Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities is the single most cited English-language text in the human sciences. The article reconsiders its original argument, its astonishing multidisciplinary impact, and its more recent trajectory. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 115–128.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Arjun Appadurai Abstract The primary argument of this essay is that the modern Western museum form is a critical site in which to understand the five centuries in which Europe dominated much of the rest of the world. In this imperial epoch, the world was shrunk to the museum and the museum...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 167–193.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Darren Byler Abstract This article examines the digital enclosure of Muslim minority data and labor through a techno-political “reeducation” system in Northwest China to make a broader argument about the way surveillance capitalism can be linked to ethno-racialization. Specifically, it considers...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the course of his life has been shaped in no small part by his own decisions. This is precisely because circumstances have unmoored him from the sorts of firm and enduring institutions that shape human trajectories. Herein lies the paradox: a forced migrant’s life is often radically decisional. The argument...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 315–348.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of realizing a fully civil society. The essay uses the case of struggles over the redevelopment of Golibar to critically interrogate these arguments. The essay finds that the city’s poor are the social location that continues to sustain the aspiration for an inclusive urbanism and a more civil society. 2013...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 289–300.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Florence Jany-Catrice; Ilona Delouette; Amélie Lefebvre-Chombart; Laura Nirello Abstract This article analyzes the genesis and consolidation of the “statistical argument” (Desrosières 2008) of mortality during the pandemic. Public health data are approached from the perspective of “biopower” which...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 453–459.
Published: 01 September 2008
... broader argument. This does not mean that Mahmood may not defend herself, and opposing my argument may be one way for her to conduct such a defense, except that this opposition is built on some conspicuous misreadings. I will briefly point these out, but to counter her charge that my criticism...
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Public Culture (1995) 8 (1): 11–39.
Published: 01 January 1995
... more general theoretical relevance, and while I am keen to explore those implications, I am reluctant to pitch the discussion at the level of an abstract consideration of individual and collective rights. One of my arguments...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of contemporary American society in France (proba- bly fewer than scholars competent on, say, Côte d’Ivoire).2 In the absence of spe- cialized knowledge about the United States, generalist intellectuals feel entitled to elaborate arguments about America...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 143–191.
Published: 01 January 1993
... I43 I44 one also had to make sure that the argument did not get bogged down in enumerat- Public Culture ing the proliferation of its personnel (hence the complaint that so-and-so's name does not appear in my book), that the currently fashionable protocols...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 83–95.
Published: 01 January 1993
... theory. However, much of the book fails to live up to the promise of these moments. Some of In Theory's most crippling faults spring from its misreadings of poststructuralism and the arguments it bases on those misreadings. Others arise from Ahmad's refusal to engage, or even to acknowledge...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 27–38.
Published: 01 January 2008
... demonstrating that mar- riage was, in fact, an ever-changing institution. The courts and other key actors in these debates have also drawn on historical symbols to fortify their arguments and have portrayed themselves as agents in a sweeping...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 447–452.
Published: 01 September 2008
... circular argument turns, not surprisingly, on a dichotomous representation of reli- gion and secularism (religion bad, secularism good) and moral platitudes about the goods that secularism offers humanity that religion clearly does not. What I...