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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 261–275.
Published: 01 May 2021
... circus companies. Drawing from ethnographic materials, this article reflects on the memories of former circus children who have now become adults. The author argues that taking the interlocutors’ memories as a point of departure for the study of childhood helps circumvent some moral and methodological...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2021
... to speak for itself in the voices of children? How does their presence expose the limits of politics as a way of making this future? Childhood is not a natural, to say nothing of a biological, category, one that can decisively be contrasted with adulthood. To reprise Jean-Jacques Rousseau's argument...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 65–84.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Seth Koven In this interview, Thomas Laqueur ranges widely across his childhood in 1940s Istanbul and 1950s small-town West Virginia to his “crisis” as a social historian that propelled him to cultural history and the study of sexuality and to his attempt to understand the cultural work of the dead...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 551–560.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Cindi Katz This commentary on Afflicted Powers focuses on RETORT's theorization of the spectacle. Through a discussion of mimetic versus metonymic politics and an examination of childhood as a site of spectacle, the domestic security state and the social reproduction of weak citizenship are brought...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 129–133.
Published: 01 May 2021
... is downstream of culture, there is perhaps no better place to attend to than the imaginations of those navigating childhood in the conditions of crisis and catastrophe. What comes after, if anything, will be lived out by those who are still young. In “The Childhood of Politics,” Faisal Devji centers...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 239–259.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the child do further analytical work. First, children as embodying a desirable future is not a given; they need to be cultivated as such. Alongside innocence, children have also signaled potential chaos and delinquency, making schooling necessary to modern conceptions of global childhood (Boyden 1997...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 419–425.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and thirty-five months of age have been fully immunized and only 1 percent of children receive no vaccinations (cited in Kahan 2015 ). This high rate of acceptance has been sustained even as the number of required early childhood injections has significantly increased in recent decades, from five vaccines...
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Public Culture (1997) 9 (2): 197–208.
Published: 01 May 1997
...-Q place. He shows a school snapshot of a teenage daughter; she lives with her mom, back home. Jimbo had his troubles in childhood like anyone else. Local people called him half-breed on account of his Filipino father who left when he was two. And the Freudians say anything that happens it’s...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2001
...- nial cityscape. Attempting to reconstruct a personal history, the narrator revisits the sites of his childhood by traveling the map of Tunis; in so doing, the wander- ing narrative composes a portrait of a heterogeneous city over and against the totalizing modernist...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 January 2006
...,” offering commonplace, puerile scenes committed early in childhood that function as proof of later criminality.4 Thus, the psychiatrist would assert in testimony: “ ‘He played with wooden weapons.’ ‘He cut the heads off cabbages.’ ‘He was a trial to his parents.’ ‘He played truant from school...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 118–122.
Published: 01 January 1989
.... And the sense of a childhood faith which has been lost, with all its securities and certainties, hangs over both main characters. There is, of course, ambivalence in this book: there is also a yearning for the childhood faith; there is a power which inhabits the figures who really believe, like Ayesha...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 497–530.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and inscribed in Javanese script in the form of a faux ancient illuminated manuscript, presents a portrait of a werepig (cf. werewolf) — the originary ghost pig of Djokopekik’s childhood — in the linguistic idiom of the shadow-play puppe- teer. The text, whose script would be illegible to the overwhelming...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 623–624.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the limits of sectarian difference in modern Turkey. Mariana Valverde works in the sociology of law, but for this essay she set aside her usual research and read Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project while reflecting on her childhood train trips...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 395–410.
Published: 01 September 1993
... the nation’s birthday by eating ice cream they had paid for inside of a restaurant, she describes it as the line she steps over from childhood to something else, a different political, corporeal, sensational, and aesthetic “adulthood”: “[Tlhe...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... mostly about his childhood and his parents. That day his postdialysis blues were compounded by an upset stomach. (Earlier, I had made another trip to Bombay after fixing an appointment with him from Delhi, but the interview did not take...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 429–430.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., and not the most problematic ones. They’re just the words we’re most aware of, so we think that’s all there are. I am maybe an extreme case. My childhood was vexed. I read hundreds and hundreds of books, but never learned a jump rope rhyme. An advocate of books...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 249–252.
Published: 01 January 2006
... at the University of Toronto. She has written extensively on global- ization and the social construction of childhood, the child as a limit condition to the liberal subject, and the genealogy of “youth-in-trouble” — the latter in Young and Homeless...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 599–601.
Published: 01 September 2008
... include contemporary U.S. childhood as spectacle, the intertwined spatialities of homeland and home-based security, and activism, social reproduction, and the enduring effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Saba Mahmood is associate...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 1999
... modern nation to have retained a sense of their idyllic childhood.28 This thought is the inchoate expression of a complex of ideas that will eventually link primitivism and utopianism in an attempt to overcome the mundane present. Rus- sians...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 399–401.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... 2009. Gun Crusaders: The NRA’s Culture War. New York: New York University Press. Milanich, Nara B. 2009. Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850–1930. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press...