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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 129–133.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in the context of the planet” and not to succumb to “the temptation to see the planet solely through the lens of the virus.” (3) We've taken those words to heart. The present issue offers a somewhat dispersed set of articles about apps and air filters, shopping malls and circuses, urban majorities and children...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 239–259.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Chika Watanabe Abstract There is a growing trend to prepare children for future disasters. A Japanese nonprofit organization has developed an event called Iza! Kaeru Caravan , which includes games that teach children and their families how to survive disasters, from earthquakes to floods. Many...
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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
...Faisal Devji Abstract This article argues that the global emergence of children at the forefront of causes from climate change to education reveals a contradiction at the heart of politics. If politics is defined by the making of a future, the children who are meant to be its heirs are crucial...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
... interventions gather momentum within affective economies that cater to naturalized orientations to children such as sympathy and compassion while obscuring the fiscal and opportunity costs of public health programs. By describing how emotionally invested parent advocates have marshaled affect within newborn...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
... meaning and fate. This essay focuses on two recent seasons of the widely popular children’s television program Sinterklaasjournaal . The show deployed new storylines to maintain the innocence of the traditional celebration in the face of mounting antiracist critique by refabricating truths that not only...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Kathryn A. Mariner On March 26, 2018, Jennifer Hart drove her SUV off a cliff along the northern coast of California with her partner and at least five of their transracially adopted Black children inside. Their remains were recovered at the crash site. As of this writing, a sixth child, Devonte...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., and communicable and waterborne diseases; in the burden of waiting for and carrying water (especially for women and children); in the burden of incurring high water expenses; in water extortion against the poor by predatory rackets; and in the problems of systematic dehydration. Copyright 2013 by Duke University...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and the humanization of animals who live in Gaza. I show how human animals—Israelis and Palestinians, children and terrorists—as well as nonhuman animals—snakes, zoo animals, dogs, mice, lions, insects, zebras, donkeys, chickens, and beasts—perform detailed daily rituals of humanization, dehumanization...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 January 2006
... some drawings that were confiscated by the teacher,” Oldsmar Elementary School Principal David Schmitt said. “The children were in no danger at all. It involved no real weapons.” Still, Schmitt refused...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 515–538.
Published: 01 September 2017
... during a conversation in March 2014. 1 She had fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 1998, after militia broke into her home and threatened to murder her husband if he did not comply with their directives. Fleeing to Uganda with her husband and children, she soon learned that two other...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 May 2007
.... In the clench, he had conjured the 4. This essay focuses on labor, kinship, and the children as the scene of the event in the Dardennes’ films; but that La Promesse specifically articulates the global traffic in manual labor and sex traffic...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 533–556.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and the child with disabilities as gift and as giver. In Transformative motherhood: On giving and getting in a consumer culture , edited by Linda L. Layne. New York: New York University Press. ———. 2000 . “Real motherhood”: Class and children with disabilities. In Ideologies and technologies of motherhood...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 275–284.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Press 2011 Cullinan, Kerry. 2006 . Culprits of child abuse are increasingly children. Cape Argus , June 1 . Earl-Taylor, Michael. 2002 . Rape: Teachers' biggest threat. Daily Dispatch , January 25 . Ensink, Karen, Brian Robertson, Chrisostomos Zissis, and Paul Leger. 1997 . Post...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 223–236.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., and the Production of Illicit Markets in Southeast Asia and Beyond Johan Lindquist Buying and Selling Children and Women, or Jual beli anak dan perempuan, is an Indonesian documentary film from 2003 made by the Jakarta-based nongovernmental...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 419–425.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that in a political culture that tends toward suspicion of mandatory government intervention into the health of individual citizens, there is nearly unanimous consent to the directives of vaccination authorities. Public compliance with vaccination guidelines is such that over 90 percent of children between nineteen...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
... in recent decades are exemplified by the particular example of history making I shall consider here: the “stolen generations narrative.” This claimed that an enor- mously high percentage of Aboriginal children, perhaps as many as one in three...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and then suddenly moved on, leaving Asad behind. He had no idea where they were going. He was about thirteen years old, and he was alone. Asad fell in with two other unattached children. At night, they would sleep in mosques or on the streets. By day, they would earn a living ferrying large barrels of water...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 435–452.
Published: 01 September 2013
... as a teacher, and I taught in a comprehensive school in the south of England. And then a little later, rather by accident, I got a job teaching in a school for what were then called “maladjusted children.” That term probably sounds strange now, but it was one category of the organization of education for kids...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 375–386.
Published: 01 September 2013
... year. The cost of keeping a language alive is high: you must preserve a population that speaks it and passes it on to its children via educational institutions, a method of writing it, a literature written in it, and a political basis for all that, because the political implications of keeping...