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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 287–309.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of all pool-based human-animal encounters, and with trainers since then being obliged to perform their routines either from poolside or from specially constructed shallow-water ledges that provide the possibility of a swift getaway should the orcas become aggressive and suddenly decide to attack...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
... ecology new materialism ontology indigenous practice becoming animal On March 15, 2017, the Whanganui River in New Zealand was granted the same rights and legal status as a human being. This unprecedented legislation follows a 140-year legal battle fought by the Māori iwi (tribe) of Whanganui...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
... can drop from the sky at any moment—mirrors and is mirrored by the state of Gaza’s zoo animals, who have become captive targets in their cages, first unable to escape and then starved to death because their captors have been prevented from providing for them. Used in both human and nonhuman contexts...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 301–318.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in the Anthropocene, the age in which humans transform even the most basic structures of their planet. By questioning how and why we discover agency in nonhumans, how organisms become objects and objects organisms, animated film persistently draws attention to the reification of nature in modern societies and its...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 197–208.
Published: 01 May 1997
.... “It’s like when human scientists tag animals to study them.” Anna says, “the animals don’t know what’s going on either In this unnatural realm, humans become the animals they ordinarily tag, ob- served by clinical alien eyes. The classic...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 261–286.
Published: 01 May 2003
... 261 Public Culture been due partly to the theatrical skills of Duro Ladipo, whose dramatic evocation of this historical/mythical figure has since become one of the great moments of Nigerian theater and performance. However, in those heady days...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 79–96.
Published: 01 January 2004
... factions have become violent adversaries seeking territorial control. Tragically, these confrontations have been advanced through the forceful expulsion of local inhabitants. Today, terror in Colombia is a contagious...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in the nineteenth century with the coming together of chemistry and animal physiology ( Kamminga 1995 ; Bing 1971 ). It was, suitably enough, a metabolism for an industrial era, focused on the conversion of matter from the raw materials of nature to the products of man. Metabolism was understood as a factory...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... explore ideas of resilience, adaptation, and synthetic ecologies in the Anthropocene. “By questioning how and why we discover agency in nonhumans, how organisms become objects and objects organisms,” Heise writes, “animated film persistently draws attention to the reification of nature in modern societies...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2017
... with human movement, Bier is interested in what she calls “stasis,” or the ability to stay in place. Some people respond to violence by leaving, yet Bier explores how the Palestinian Authority uses digital maps to specify borders, roads, and urban areas; this mapping becomes integral to maintaining homes...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 457–464.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of security, the controversy should be seen as a conflict among experts over different conceptualizations of an uncertain situation. As the controversy has unfolded, a fracture has become evident in the existing alliance among scientists and public health authorities around the threat of avian...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 581–600.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts; Shamus Khan; Madiha Tahir Since 2002, prisoners at Guantánamo Bay detention camp have been force-fed as punishment for hunger striking, prompting the question of at what point the medical clinic becomes a site of punitive suffering. This essay examines force-feeding...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... This is why they represent children in political life as trustees, their acts meant to become altruistic, disinterested, and sacrificial, at least in this respect. It is this appeal to act against their own self-interest that characterizes the familiar invocations for adults to leave a better world...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 557–578.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reduced to mere spectacle. Berger’s claim is that in becoming something we only look at, animals have lost some of their essence. Animals no longer do any real work for most of us—we no longer depend on them for transportation, clothing, or labor. Real, live animals have even become invisible as sources...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2015
... brilliantly, the way signs are seen as mediators between the visible and invisible orders is itself a product of different semiotic ideologies, so that in situations of religious missionization or conversion, one side’s animism becomes the other side’s fetishism and one side’s incarnation becomes another...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 395–421.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the question of necropolitics as biopolitics by interrogating the processes and gestures through which the category of the leftist as a “dangerous person” becomes possible in the context of parliamentary democracy, and the different ways in which the production of such a category that is inhabited...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 601–622.
Published: 01 September 2012
... response rooted in other cultural traditions look set to rise to prominence. Bursting Bubbles The South Sea Bubble, like the “tulip mania” of the century before, has become synonymous with the modern language...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 449–452.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., freedom guarantees that they have only themselves to blame. Trump, alongside most of his Democratic counterparts, represents an attempt to keep this deeply flawed order of value animated even as failures, crises, and exceptions increasingly become the norm. The jig is up, the flaws revealed...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 11–33.
Published: 01 January 2021
.... Plant matter informs bacteria, which in turn inform animal cells, in an endless encounter with multiple forms of life. As a result, earth-history processes that “outscale” a human sense of time (or events in the world history of humans alone) are becoming central in planet-centered thinking (Chakrabarty...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 239–258.
Published: 01 May 2015
... both together and apart, leading our separate lives and by no means a public, but nevertheless sharing a space whose ambience and dynamic was of interest to all of us in terms of our collective safety, comfort, and chances of arriving at our destination on time. We could become a public if the occasion...