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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 385–419.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of moving around the city (motorcycling, skateboarding, and parkour). They give young men from the peripheries a new visibility in the city and thus challenge previous understandings about the functioning of public spaces. However, these interventions are contradictory: they affirm rights to the city while...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 5 “Excuse me, there used to be an Armenian church around here.” “We built our own house from that, sir . . . But here, come sit and drink our tea.” Illustration by Aret Gıcır More
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 431–439.
Published: 01 May 2020
... their field around the terms orality and literacy at around the same time that Ong published his book; but where Ong stressed historical change or the fall from orality to literacy, African Americanists tended to accent their mutual mediation. This article explores the way that African Americanists...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Austin Zeiderman This essay foregrounds the political constituencies assembling around the problem of climate change in cities. Recent experiments in urban climate governance in Bogotá, Colombia, are shown to challenge liberal democratic notions of the “public” by linking a redistributive economic...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 197–214.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Damani J. Partridge; Matthew Chin Drawing on insights and examples from scholars from around the world, this volume thinks through the effects of the transnational discourses and practices of “diversity” in local, nation-state-based, and global arenas. We begin with the Regents of University...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 17–26.
Published: 01 January 2017
... attention to how blackness itself (under a variety of names) has circulated as a religious discourse—as a veritable conversation within and without, all around and about, the church. On each of these matters, #BlackLivesMatter is cast as a radical reimagining of the black past and, specifically, as a full...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 177–189.
Published: 01 May 2023
... land trust, and a wave of cooperative experiments moving through the South in the late 1960s and 1970s found fertile ground around Albany, Georgia. Reflecting solidarity between the civil rights, Pan‐African, Nonaligned, and Tricontinental movements, associations with prominent international activists...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 13–23.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., differentially create social winners and losers, and contribute to tensions, especially around balancing our social roles and the erosion of boundaries between work and nonwork. 2014 The “lonely world of cyberspace” is a curious example of the vast gap that every so often opens between an idea’s popularity...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 275–288.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of “merit.” The effects of this asymmetry are evident in the popular politics around reservations in which the claim to merit on the part of upper castes is taken largely at face value. Across this period, we also see the consistent stance of the southeastern state of Tamilnadu as a political outlier in its...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
... shares with the war on terror is the idea that we ought to organize our political life around the quest for security and that we can even recover a sense of moral purpose through the response to (environmental) emergencies. Here too the aim seems to be to scare us into submission, rather than open up new...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
... around the interplay of reason and affect. The history and contemporary use of the U.S. Treasury yield curve—a key economic indicator—point to this intractable problem of modern knowledge more generally. The devices that should create grounds for calculating future profits also open avenues of affect...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... The elegiac transformation of intimidation into ethical and national consciousness provides a spiritual node around which a renewed sense of national identity can accrete. To cast into relief this claim, the essay also analyzes the dominant cultural rhetorics of the Syrian regime and Lebanese Hezbollah (Party...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 493–504.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—illuminate the tensions in the debate around whether to focus on the transnational movement of images, ideas, and public forms or on the local meanings of texts and representations. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 I would like to thank Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Stephen Twilley...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Redfield Expectations that people should live—even under extreme conditions of crisis, neglect, and poverty—now combine with doubts about the capacity of states to provide for their populations. One result has been a set of technologies built around minimalist forms of care. Created...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Forces of Colombia and the Colombian government, different victims' organizations have empowered themselves around their struggle to reconstruct memory. Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 DOXA AT LARGE Memory...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 457–464.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., it is better understood in terms of the fracture of a fragile alliance among virologists, public health experts, and biosecurity officials around the problem of pandemic preparedness. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 forum...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 313–348.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Brian Larkin Abstract To what extent are media technologies autonomous forces that reorganize the environment around them to accommodate their own technological needs? In what ways are these technologies responsive to the milieu they grow within? A central theme of comparative media examines how...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 441–466.
Published: 01 September 2021
... coronavirus risks and individual freedoms in public settings, the authors identify six justifications for not wearing a mask. These justifications point to emerging cultural discourses and practices organized around phones that not only point to new ways for us to observe social life but participate...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jonny Steinberg Based on two years of intensive fieldwork with Asad Abdullahi, a young itinerant Somali man, this article explores a paradox about forced migration. Asad, in his own words, has been “kicked around like a stone,” having had to flee several homes over the past two decades. And yet...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 333–368.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for the very constitution of the popular. Daily rituals around the Coca Cola logo (placing empty plastic pots as mute witness to water scarcity) became critical to the formation of such a front against the corporate giant. I argue such performances are the norm these days in our highly media-saturated...