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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 295-322.
Published: 01 May 2003
... classes. The intimate plea- sures of the cigarette—from the flip-top box to the smoker’s perfected flick of an ash to the excuse to ask a stranger for a light—should not be underestimated. The cigarette’s social rituals have made it truly iconic of popular culture throughout the twentieth century...
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Public Culture (1996) 9 (1): 33-54.
Published: 01 January 1996
... important producer of cigarettes into an equally important producer of culture. While the company may insist that it is simply engaged in the disinterested promotion of popular culture in its most authentic and unadulterated form, the reality is somewhat different. The creation of new contexts and...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 545-556.
Published: 01 September 2002
... (newspaper): Eine von uns (One of us) Rondo Coffee: Natürlich war nicht alles schlecht, was wir früher gemacht haben (Naturally not all things we made before were bad) Juwel cigarettes: Ich rauche Juwel, weil ich den Westen schon getestet hab’. Eine für uns. (I smoke Juwel because I already...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 559-578.
Published: 01 September 2003
....” These instructive backsides climbed in, and squatted beside us, their elderly owners asking me for a cigarette. “Chigarro, Chigarro” has become the greeting we get wherever we go, but especially myself, for I give cigarettes with a...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 89-92.
Published: 01 May 1992
... T-shirt with the slogan “I’d fly 10,OOO miles to smoke a camel” took off on the old Camel cigarette ad, “I’d walk 1,OOO miles to smoke a Camel”; it depicted a rifle targeted on an Arab riding a camel. After the war began, “Scudbuster” T-shirts appeared. So, too, did a magazine, Operation...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 349-360.
Published: 01 May 2002
... to the national and transnational culture industries. Two men perch on a truck, another sits in a chair in the background. They are caught in a slow moment of sociality dense with body postures, work clothes, caps, cigarettes, and...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 387-405.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., passed between clients. During these stretches of downtime, Adi earned pocket change by servicing Constantin and other homeless men. “People leave for the countryside on the weekends, so I haven’t had sex all day,” Adi mumbled, “and I’m not looking to get laid. I want money. Money for food. Cigarettes...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 20-30.
Published: 01 January 1989
... dancing) contained in every drink. The cigarette commercials are even more direct in their depiction of con- quest, the breaking down of national borders. The man from Camel ex- plores and tames a thousand African jungles. In the commercial for West cigarettes, a rugged he-man on his way...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 55-74.
Published: 01 January 2005
... matches and candles, and the evening continues on a softer, candlelit note. If it stays off a few hours and returns only late at night, then a few souls will sit up and smoke cigarettes and marijuana and chat and wait for the air conditioner to...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 411-422.
Published: 01 May 2000
... 1970s. Sean Bonniwell fading back as quarterback, lit cigarette dangling from his mouth, and telling us all to call radio stations and request “Talk Talk.” And despite the musically hipper neighbors, I harbored a secret fondness for Gerry and the Pacemakers, because, after all, the San Pedro...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 587-592.
Published: 01 September 2003
... machinations of the GI” (380)—whereas I see hetero- sexualization as the result of salaried work, the welfare state, and “the prolifera- tion and hegemony of Western cultural products.” I believe the French popular- ized cigarettes in Morocco to make money, not to undermine the health of the natives, and...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 3-8.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of the New York Police Department officers arresting him for illegally selling “loosies,” or single cigarettes, on the street went viral. Although Garner’s death predated Brown’s by a couple of weeks, the video of Garner’s death seemed to get real traction in the digital public sphere only after...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 418-432.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., outdancing all comers. One opponent beat a laughing retreat after Apo dance-mimed removing the former’s head and punting it down the street. Apo brushed a golden flop of hair from his eyes with obsessive frequency and demanded that I photograph him leaning on strangers’ cars and lighting cigarettes when he...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 1-26.
Published: 01 January 2005
... addiction aside, “smoking, of course, is oral satisfaction”: “holding a cigarette in your mouth is comparable to sucking at the nipples of a gigantic world breast and deriving from it the same type of satisfaction and tranquilizing effect that...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 477-498.
Published: 01 May 2000
... cigarettes. A wall now blocks access to the grave from the front (where the incense pot stands), so the cigarettes must be offered from behind. The trip from parking lot to temple was equally carnivalesque: unorganized crowds made their way towards the temple amid rows of carnival games (shoot the...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 565-573.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... 1999. Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things. New York: St. Martin’s Press. de Cieza de Leon, Pedro. 1998. The Discovery and Conquest of Peru: Chronicles of the New World Encounter, ed. and trans. Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 357-366.
Published: 01 May 2007
... combustion: “That’s why them little trailer parks blow up. Guy goes in the bathroom, they seal it off, and one idiot walks in with a cigarette — BOOM! — there it goes, you’re dead — get burned alive. Friend of mine doesn’t have a face anymore...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 499-506.
Published: 01 September 2004
... remember have lost their symbolism. Take shops, for instance. Shops used to be sites of recre- ation for male youth. It was here that habits deemed negative by township moralists were first learnt and performed. These habits included the smok- ing of cigarettes and zol (marijuana). Alcohols, such as...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (3): 530-548.
Published: 01 September 1998
... sign language of commodities. He and his cohorts demonstrate an instinctive grasp of the status symbolism associated with brand names, foreign products, and luxury items. While the cigarettes he smokes continually evolve from domestic to...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 75-107.
Published: 01 January 1999
... sake of “hygiene for the whole family medicine, perfume, cigarettes, cameras, gramophones and records (Pathe, RCA), and many more. Needless to add, advertisements for automobiles are everywhere,28 since the number of pri- vately owned...