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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 25–43.
Published: 01 January 2020
... a concept with aspirations of becoming a tool for thinking about the bad life: the concept of social disappeared . The author argues that it is feasible to turn the categories of disappeared and disappearance into tools for understanding a universe filled with places that are outside the norm, places...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 133–162.
Published: 01 January 2020
... respiratory disease,” and an economic study that concludes that India will lose a collective 2.1 billion life-years owing to bad air ( Sudarshan et al. 2015 ). Centering on the category of the fetus, a focus shared by most air pollution–related petitions, the petition goes on to summarize studies indicating...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to fight their way out of. La Promesse and Rosetta are organized around the solicitation of children to the reproduction of what we should call not the good life but the “bad life” — that is, a life dedicated to moving toward the good life’s normative/utopian zone but actually stuck in what we...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 7–10.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Sans Frontières). On the other hand are a drive to control; a purely instrumental and destructive stance toward nature and human life, toward poor, marginalized populations and victims of the savage side of capitalism; disorientation and a felt lack of meaning; a trivializa- tion of freedom...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 563–580.
Published: 01 September 2019
... an attempt to deny or destroy Palestinian political community, while simultaneously identifying Palestinians as political actors, specifically as bad actors. The aim is to undermine Palestinian political capacity by disrupting connection and organizing, while still deploying the weapon of categorizing...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 September 2008
... others, it is secularism’s strict separation between state and religion. The idea that the “good” elements in secularism can be distinguished from the “bad,” the latter discarded and the former refined, only reinforces the blackmail. (It reminds me of a similar dilemma, thrust upon critics...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 71–88.
Published: 01 January 1991
... life. As a small boy I’d loved shoot-em up westerns and war movies; my family’s photo albums were filled with pictures of me holding toy guns. When I was about 12 I asked for, and got, my first shotgun. Between Christmas presents and the money I earned in part-time kid’s jobs, I built up...
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Public Culture (1990) 3 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 January 1990
... tell us that we didn't know before? Parallel (in a small way) to Foucault and historians: what was he asking us to think about that we had not thought about before? Questions posed by historical films: Frida (Paul Leduc-Mexico): what is a life? how does it mean? Walker...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 May 1994
.... Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Boym , Svetlana . 1991. Death in Quotation Marks: Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Boym , Svetlana . In press. “Soviet Everyday Culture...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 453–463.
Published: 01 September 2020
... a theological one, centered on the axiomatic value of free choice and imbued with a faith in the market’s judgment of our free choices. The system-wide effects of the global financial crisis, which did not correlate with any good or bad choices, shattered the legitimacy of the neoliberal order, but so far both...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 457–472.
Published: 01 September 2006
... recraft positions and possibili- ties with every exchange. Their transactions are legitimated by a humanitarian and pharmaceutical discourse of life saving and civic empowerment. In adhering to a regimen of life-extending drugs and making new and productive lives for themselves, patients...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 167–193.
Published: 01 May 2022
... reports, and written in conversation with feminist anthropological scholarship on capitalism and social reproduction, it argues that these systems have created a matrix of conversion devices that produce Muslim social life under the sign of terrorism while expropriating it as data and labor. At the same...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 January 1999
...- rality of human cultures, each of which has a language and a set of practices that define specific understandings of personhood, social relations, states of mind/ soul, goods and bads, virtues and vices, and the like. These languages are often mutually untranslatable. With this model in mind...
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Public Culture (1992) 5 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 1992
... sympathetic, well-disposed group of people. Similarly, government television advertisements promoting secuilarism tend to represent “good” Muslims who are as essentialized and voided of personality as the “bad” Muslims of the Hindu nationalist. In one particular commercial, for exam- ple...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., to the social expression of public indignation and moral outrage, to calls for justice, and to the condemnation of hubris. Thus vergüenza , a term that circulates in the idiomatic commons of memes (“K vergüenza!” “What a shame, what a pity, too bad”) is no longer peripheral to the philosophical canon...
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Public Culture (1990) 3 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 1990
... in social life, espe- cially in the sphere of social production, is seen as belonging to the domain of civil society, outside the direction or intervention of the political author- 122 Public Culture ity. We can immediately notice the centrality...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 65–80.
Published: 01 January 2001
... deviations and poetic warpings of standard language. One reader’s “bad English” or “bad French” will be another’s high poetry, and, of course, no writer has brought this ambiguity more pointedly into focus than James Joyce. These tensions among vehicular, literary...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 269–293.
Published: 01 January 1999
... “the masses” in nineteenth-century Mexico: la chusma, el populacho, la canalla, la plebe, and other epithets portrayed masses as both dangerous and insufficiently civilized to manage political life. Alongside these damning images of the plebe...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 397–406.
Published: 01 May 1994
... embraced. This surge of “neo-conservatism” calls to mind the ancient Taoist proverb: water is the strongest thing in the world. Can the soft really hit hard? Or is this all a matter of self-delusion? Bad news arrived before I left Beijing: the Propaganda Ministry is setting down tighter...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 471–480.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of Gandhi’s early professional life before his incarnation as a political guru and, for some, opiate. Educated and then practicing law at the very moment of the late-­colonial globalization of finance, Gandhi inti- mately inhabited this key...