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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 241-262.
Published: 01 May 1994
.... Jakarta: Yayasan Harapan Kita. Recoliections from "Beautiful Indonesia" (Somewhere Beyond the Postmodern) fohn Pernbertan n late August of 1971,just five years following the mass...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 557-578.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Finn Arne Jørgensen The rise of cabin porn— images of beautiful cabins in nature—as a visual genre reflects a growing international interest in cabins, shedworking, and rustic, exurban living off the grid, most of it romanticizing rural and low-tech lifestyles. On the surface, the digitally...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 7-15.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Govindnathan's paintings attempt to find beauty in the hideous, to look beyond judgment without undermining the victims' struggle for freedom and dignity. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 doxa at large Acid Violence against...
Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 4 Donkey-zebra, from Malkit Shoshan’s project “ZOO or the Letter Z, just after Zionism.” Shoshan (2012) imagines “a white donkey . . . being transformed by a beautiful Palestinian boy into a zebra. This in order to fulfill the desire of the Gazans for normality, which in this case means More
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 169-170.
Published: 01 January 2008
....: Duke University Press. Brandt, Kim. 2007. Kingdom of Beauty: Mingei and the Politics of Folk Art in Imperial Japan. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Cardenas, Elaine, and Ellen Gorman, eds. 2007. The Hummer: Myths and Con- sumer Culture. Plymouth, U.K.: Lexington Books. Cerwonka...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 245-247.
Published: 01 May 1993
... “Janus-like,” culture emerges as Jekyll-and-Hyde-like. Janus’s faces, after all, were doubled yet neutral and identical, pointing in opposite directions. Urban’s two visages are “beautiful” and “haggard” ones, linked to the shifting shapes of beast and woman. The Victorian trope of science gone...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 186-194.
Published: 01 January 1994
.... Faded Beauties. Fort Green, Brooklyn, 1990. Mink. New York, 1990. Cosmetics shop. Accra, Ghana, 1988. 4 0 David...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 17-23.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to dry and shape. There were these beautiful bubbles, craters, and cracks forming naturally through the dry- ing process. I experimented with how much paint I should use, creating thinner drips and thicker drips. There are so many effects that you can produce with just a paintbrush and paint...
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Public Culture (1994) 7 (1): 95-105.
Published: 01 January 1994
... an achievement. Never, never, and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. Nelson Mandela, Inaugural...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 293-308.
Published: 01 May 2010
... still living, like the walking dead, on either side of the wall, slowly losing their grip on their lives and their economic well-being. In aesthetic terms, such areas are photographable because they reflect apicturesque quality (a term categorizing a taste for a certain beauty in nature that can...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 93-113.
Published: 01 January 2000
..., public relations girls, and fashion models. Youth and beauty are the foremost, if not the only, prerequisites to obtaining lucrative positions, in which the new “profes- sionals” often function as advertising fixtures with sex appeal. The robust image of...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 611-613.
Published: 01 September 2007
... America. Austin: University of Texas Press. Newman, Karen. 2007. Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Nuttall, Sarah, ed. 2007. Beautiful/Ugly: African and Diaspora Aesthetics. Dur...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 468-475.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... SM: One of the challenges of modern aesthetics is how to deal with the “beauty” of horror. Bruce Conner’s Crossroads (1976), which recycles the government documentation of the Crossroads nuclear testing in the Pacific, is the...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 351-352.
Published: 01 September 2018
... violence). Our second section begins with Diego Cagüeñas’s haunting, beautiful essay on those who leaped to their death from the Twin Towers on September 11—a day, he suggests, when it was impossible to commit suicide. Cagüeñas presents an idea of “reserved rapture” to make sense of transcendence in a...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 629-638.
Published: 01 September 1993
... have established that Star TV has over one million households, with a monthly income of over Rs. 4,000 hooked to it. Some of the upmarket advertisers have begun sponsoring English serials on Star TV like “Santa Barbara,” “Guns and Roses,” and “Bold and the Beautiful.” Thankfully, the DD bosses...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 17-19.
Published: 01 January 1988
... landscaping at the stunning 800-meter long single-building, snaking low slung university is impressive in its economic use of restrained planting to achieve a cultivated sense of harmony and beauty: a sunken level paralleling and echoing the two-story snake and protected by low trees is a wonder, a...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): i-iii.
Published: 01 May 1990
... and Battles of the Stars. In India, these toys are parts of a new public mythology of strength, beauty, power and gender, in which the emergent middle class elites use Western high-tech toys to domesticate the Indian epic tradition for their cosmopolitan children, while using their disposable...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 211-213.
Published: 01 January 2010
... society in Venezuela. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Sarkar, Bhaskar. 2009. Mourning the nation: Indian cinema in the wake of Parti- tion. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Scruton, Roger. 2009. Beauty. New...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 506-510.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., and attitudes toward, physical disability, and questioning the boundaries of what is considered beautiful and/or acceptable with regard to body form. For me, there is an interesting contradiction between the belief that the self is located in, and...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 287-294.
Published: 01 May 2003
... nostalgia they generated, was how the sheer aesthetic beauty of the pages them- selves—the bold, black, slashing, eradicating strokes—looked like Franz Kline’s color sketches, with the typewriter’s words peeking through. I have integrated some...